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In-Progress Creations / Re: 1/150 Evangelion diorama [Musasiya kits]
« on: September 13, 2020, 12:18:16 PM »
I really like the non-canon paint and markings. The whole kit is nice, but seeing something so recognizable with a new take on the details is great!

Thank you! I feel the same.

Since I live mostly with my girlfriend these days due to a surgery of hers, I've not had that much time in my workshop.

I've done most, if not all prep work on the 02 unit.
The same kind of detailing as the 00 unit and sanding of all armor surfaces.

What's not to like with a thruster powered axe?

The 01-kit was the first release of the three, and it shows as the details/panel lines are not as crisp/well sculpted as on the other 2 units.
I decided to correct that and started the kit tonight with just a scalpel and a squadron sculpting tool as my friends at my gf's place.

The main body was an Extremely rough cast with very prominent seam lines and torn silicone (creating huge blobs of resin in between panels etc).
Of course I forgot to take a pic before I started, but the thigh piece should give you an inkling of my endeavor.
Very rough so far with loads of sanding and tweaking to do, but I've gotten the basic shapes down...

Completed Creations Gallery / Re: TMA-1
« on: September 11, 2020, 02:27:28 AM »
I really, really like the aesthetic of this!

In-Progress Creations / 1/5 Bisley Terminator (Mikey B) The Enemy Within
« on: September 09, 2020, 04:27:45 AM »
My prime focus on collecting is everything and anything from the Terminator Universe.
One of my absolute favorite artists is Simon Bisley, and combined with the extremely talented sculptor Mikey B (Underworld) this kit was a must have when it was released in 2011.
It doesn't hurt that it's based on the cover art for one of the best comics on the subject either.

6 parts; Torso, arms, legs and weapon.
Arms and torso/lower body seams were puttied with tamiya quick type (vaseline method) for easy painting before assembly.

Stylynrez primer as usual (50/50 with thinner at low preassure).
White for skin areas, gray for clothing.

Flesh tones:
Vallejo Air RGB (421), flat cote and transparent extender on top pf Stlynrez white primer.
For the highlights (right) I added white and yellow + more extender.

Basic blood work (oils), gloss black as base for the chrome color; Molotov 1mm pen.

Vallejo Red Leather (brush) for the base of the jacket. On top of that multiple layers of black with transparent extender.
This is after the first pass.

Stylynrez grey primer, masked with Silly Putty, then Vallejo Air + a bit gloss cote for that natural leather sheen.

More blood work + a black wash for the jacket.
Hair laid in (black wash on Stylynrez grey).
A drop of epoxy on the eye for the lens.

On to the gun; Basic masking on top of gloss black.
I used three metallics; Humbrol metal cote Gun Metal, Molotow chrome and Kosutte Gin SUN polishing powder.

Stylynrez grey primer with the white on the skulls.
Oils; Burnt Umber, Yellow ochre and Burnt Sienna. Hastily brushed on, let sit for a while and then wipe off.

A black wash on the base, then dry pastels (Dark gray + a bit Burnt umber) along/on the skulls.
I then used brought the pastels up/around the skulls with a wide, flat, soft, slightly wet make up brush, then polished with a piece of cotton. I did one skull at the time for control.

For the "wooden" base I used a steel brush to create graining.
Vallejo Red leather + Black + flat cote applied with brush with the base on a rotating disc.
Another pass with more black and then a Gloss cote followed with a drybrushing of burnt umber oil.

Technically done, but it's been sitting in quarantine waiting for final touch ups and beauty shots for quite some time now  :construction:

In-Progress Creations / Re: 1/150 Evangelion diorama [Musasiya kits]
« on: September 08, 2020, 02:29:04 PM »
I meant the size of the kits though. Just trying to imagine how large those are compared to the old Bandai ones for example. Eva tends to fluctuate in scale anyway so I try not to think about it. Best not to! I just figure most producers just consider them "box scale" because of that.

Got it! And I agree... looking at her next to the tanks, the figures and the power tower it looks pretty neat.
Slightly smaller than the Bandai HG, but not by much. The detail/crispiness is worlds beyond, though!

In-Progress Creations / Re: 1/150 Evangelion diorama [Musasiya kits]
« on: September 08, 2020, 02:17:53 PM »
You said they're 1/150ish but if they were standing upright how tall are they actually? Having a hard time gauging their size. Looking at all those electrical towers, I can here the wires flexing and the cicadas screaming. haha!

I hate you.  :meh:
You made me do the math and apparently they'd be about 70-75m tall, so I'm way off scale wise...
Makes sense if you consider the scenes with the NERV staff close by its' feet / phone booth shattering scene in the first ep or so.
Anyho, I believe it'll make do for quite the display.
Kanon sucks either way! I've already strayed off the path with detailing and decals, so there you go.
I'll perhaps make another more scale accurate display with the Tsukuda vinyl kit with the same accessories.

Are those kits rare? I think I've seen images of them (or of recasts') but I'm not familiar with the brand.

There are 2 versions; first batch were cast in clear resin (now yellowed over time) and the ones I've got.
These days they are pretty rare in the west but they pop up ever so often on YJA.
I bought mine from a fellow collector back in 98.
Grails take a loooong to make it to the table!  :whistling:

In-Progress Creations / 1/150 Evangelion diorama [Musasiya kits]
« on: September 08, 2020, 11:16:03 AM »
It's Great to be back!

I'm aiming for a quite an extensive diorama for this project.
The 3 Musasiya EVAs (non scale, but close to 1/150) will be accompanied by tanks from Pit Road, various railroad accessories from Tomytec and Kato such as Power tower, road signs etc and figures ordered from Shapeways.

I've always been intrigued by the various customizations of the EVAs depicted in Mooks such as Evangelion in 3D.
So .. I went a bit bananas with Gundam upgrade parts and stuff I've collected through the years in my line of work (optician).

The bipod for the sniper rifle was terribly bland, so I scratched a new one.
I also added rivets to the rifle + a new barrel.

All armour parts were sanded with my tooth brush sander and then polished smooth for the coming glossy surface.
Untouched part on the right, sanded to the left obviously.

I've come to love the Stylynrez primer and I use it with a 50/50 blend with vallejo's thinner at a low pressure doing multiple passes.

Basic blues (Vallejo air 004) + highlights laid in.

Multiple passes with Tamiya clear 50/50 blend building up quickly with basic passes finishing off with a wet coat.

Decals next. Been years since I did this but itīs like riding a bycicle.
Super Set / Super Sol. repeat till you bleed.......

The rifle, once painted and decaled turned out pretty great, me thinks.

Multiple clear cotes later and a few more after that...  :whistling:
And painting in the detailing done earlier...

All assembled, ready to be added to the diorama when the other units are done (click for larger pics):

Scale wise, it's a bit like this....

Thanks for checking in!

Capitalism Corner* / Re: FS: Resin, vinyl, injection.
« on: October 03, 2015, 10:42:37 AM »
Offers on what?  ???

If the price tag is too steep for you, make me an offer

Perhaps the kits I am selling, or didn't you notice the list above?

Capitalism Corner* / Re: FS: Resin, vinyl, injection.
« on: September 29, 2015, 10:28:17 AM »
Sold kits removed.
Open for offers, but keep it civil ;)


Sttill a few gms there .. Xmas is approaching .. ;)

Sold kits removed, info updated.

Capitalism Corner* / FS: Resin, vinyl, injection.
« on: November 29, 2014, 02:39:46 AM »
Cleaning up my stock.

Exact shipping to be determined by location.
Paypal or bank transfer.

All kits are untouched.

Wonder Show Case (Kaiyodo) 1/4 Chun Li (Street Fighter) Bust $200
ArgoNauts 1/8 Dracula & Mina (vinyl) $75
Doyusha 1/24 Aston Martin James Bond with figures, injection plastic. Box has shelf wear $95
Wave 1/24 Ghost in the Shell S.A.C Tachikoma, injection kit. $30
Bandai Non scale (about 1/144) EVA-01 w accesories, injection kit $40
Yamato 1/8 Hellsing Seras Victoria (WF special resin kit) $175
Chuck Nedham's 1/6 Nancy (Sin City; Jessica Alba), released by Mad Dog Resin $130
Fewture Models 1/6 Avira, sculpted by Yuji Oniki, resin $200
Max Factory 1/6 Cyber Ninja (Takeya), vinyl $100
Sam Greenwell nonscale Chaos Lord bust (horns not in pic) resin $50
Overdard 1/8 Ivy from Soul Calibur, resin $95
Range Murata 1/8 Trinode (WF special), resin $95
Range Murata 1/10 Tatiana Wisla (Last Exile) by Amie Grand, resin $60
Chuck Nedham's Playful Mk 2.0 by Mad Dog Resin, Bettie Page and comes with alternate head as shown in pic. 1/6, resin $145
Pagan Art's The Exorcist (Max von Sydow) bust 1/4 resin $45

FB Photo album  <--- *click*

Model In-Progress / Terminator diorama
« on: March 22, 2014, 02:03:06 PM »
First time in more than 2 decades since I touched syrene kits, so .. well, it'll be interesting.. ^^

I am dead lazy and can't be bothered with a photo hosting service right now, so I'll just link to my (official) Face book album  :evil:

Model News Feed / Re: Derek Stenning's Dystopic (1/6)
« on: August 31, 2012, 01:27:31 PM »
This is so beyond Beautiful...

You have truly pushed the boundries between kit and art out of the equation...

Subtle hints of greens and blues (especially around the stiched edges) would make the skin pop even more (I am aware you'll be weathering him down down the lane of paintedness...)

Model Gallery / 1/10 Gatts on horse back by AOW
« on: March 24, 2012, 03:00:42 PM »
WIP thread here

Model Gallery / 1/4 Selene - Underworld
« on: March 24, 2012, 02:20:42 PM »

Establishing scale at the 2012 IPMS Stockholm/Sweden exhibition...

Model Gallery / 1/5 Casca by Brain Theft Studio
« on: March 24, 2012, 01:54:13 PM »
My Casca was finished some time ago, but I didn't get around to taking pics till now ^^

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/4 Selene - Underworld
« on: March 14, 2012, 03:40:16 PM »
It's a kind of magic...
Today's work, from painting the yellow before I left for work this morning and the rest when getting home. Now for some washes and those final touch ups.

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/4 Selene - Underworld
« on: March 13, 2012, 02:25:55 PM »
The pillar done and primed. I'll just pray I'll get it done by Saturday morning...

Reference pic for the pillar:

Close up of one of the boots + showing off the subway floor:

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