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Capitalism Corner* / WTB: Kallamity Garbaldy
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:20:45 AM »
Title says it all. I'm looking to buy a Briegel kit. If anyone has one they would not mind parting with, please let me know and hopefully we can make a deal.

Model Gallery / Alucard
« on: June 10, 2009, 06:48:51 PM »
The second of my triple WIP has been completed. Enjoy!

I just realized, I forgot to touch up the bottom of his boot. :doh:

Other than that, everything looks pretty good to me figure-wise. The chair isn't my favorite thing and I intend to one day either redo it, or make something better. For now though I just needed to get it off my desk.

Model Gallery / Deunan Knute
« on: May 12, 2009, 07:02:46 PM »
Well, part of my 3 kit thread of insanity is done. Today, I present Deunan Knute. Everything was handpainted apart from the blue base and the flesh.

The base isn't the greatest thing in the world, but that's because I didn't feel like spending a whole lot of time on something that's only temporary. I plan on getting a Briarieos one day and having them both on the same base when that day comes.


Dioramas / Cobblestone help
« on: May 08, 2009, 11:31:01 AM »
I'm working on a couple of figures that are within the 1/10-1/8 scale range and I want to make the groundwork for their bases look like cobblestone. The problem is that I can find anything on the net where anyone has actually tried to do cobblestone. I know you can buy resin cobblestone streets, but those won't do me a whole lot of good since I'm using those small wood bases from Michaels.

Has anyone here tried building cobblestone or knows of something that would work?

Model In-Progress / Ultimate WIP: 3 figures at once!
« on: May 04, 2009, 06:35:28 PM »
Yes, you read the title right. School's is almost out and now that I don't really have anymore classes, I've got to get all the pent up building energy out of my system.

I will be building 3 figures simultaneously. Alucard and Alexander Anderson from Hellsing along with Deunan Knute from Appleseed.

These are going to be fairly straightforward builds with fairly simple dioramas. I intend to make a side table for Alucard though if I can find some wine glasses that fit the scale. I'm also considering cobblestone for both Hellsing figures if I can figure out how to make it.

I originally bought Deunan with the intent to modernize the head, but now that I actually see it up close, I kinda like it.

I have a Brief Cal test to study for and these kits smell like Bondo so while they sit in the purple power, I'm going to study.

More to come!:wacko:

Model Gallery / Planet Gunsmoke: The $$60 Billion Man
« on: April 25, 2009, 10:03:10 AM »
Here's my second resin kit. This is also part of a friendly buildoff between NickM and I. I did Vash while he does Wolfwood. NickM is still working on his at the moment so keep an eye out for Wolfwood as well. The layout and graphics for Vash came courtesy of Nick and I think he did a great job!

The following links are a complete WIP with the finished gallery images being in the last 4 pages. Also, be sure to check out page 1. It's awesome!


Capitalism Corner* / Wanted: Alucard and Kenshin resin kits
« on: April 23, 2009, 05:37:59 PM »
Hey everyone,

I'm looking for the following kits and was hoping that if anyone had either of these, they'd be willing to make a deal. Here's what I'm looking for:


Kenshin Himura:

They can be either originals or recasts. I only ask that if they are recasts, that the casting be of good quality.

Model Gallery / Belldandy
« on: April 01, 2009, 08:35:30 PM »
Well, I got a little burned out on mecha and Warhammer so I thought I'd try something new. I got a recast of Belldandy on e2046 which may not have been my brightest idea for a first time resin kit. I've been told that e2046's stuff is generally good quality so I thought they'd be worth a shot. The kit did fit well overall, but the dress required a lot of work in order to get the part to fit properly. I think I used 3 different putties and a ton of sanding to get the parts to fit. There are still a few rough patches, mostly in the hair, but I'm pleased with it for my first time at figure modeling.

I also learned a lot from this like working with pastels and sculpting with Aves. Another thing that's strange is that this is the first kit I've made in which every color used was custom mixed.

For her colors, I chose to stick with what I saw in the TV series compared to the movie and OVA's mostly because I liked the purple for her hat thing better.

Comments, critiques and advice is welcome and greatly appreciated. :-)

Capitalism Corner* / Import taxes on e2046 kits?
« on: March 03, 2009, 02:54:25 PM »
I'm interested in purchasing a couple kits from e2046, but I need some help in knowing what other costs are going to be stacked on top of what I'll be paying them. I know that since it's in Hong Kong, I'm going to have to pay import fees so I was wondering what you guys pay on average in import fees? The kit I want costs $56 along with $6 shipping. I tried searching the web, but I couldn't find any info on this so I was hoping someone here could help me out.

31 Days / Warhammer Dwarf Battalion
« on: February 21, 2009, 02:11:45 PM »

Just so everyone knows, that glare is not flash. I have really bad lighting near my computer so all other pics for this build will be alot better as they will be at my other desk.

I may not get very far in this build because of my homework load, but I'm going to give it a shot and have fun doing it since Doctor Who is on hold until I get a primer that won't crack.

I'm going to try to build and paint an entire battalion of Dwarfs in 31 days. :wacko: I'll also need to come up with a display base, but I don't quite know where I'm going with that one yet.

More to come soon...

Model In-Progress / Doctor Who
« on: January 05, 2009, 10:11:38 PM »
Let me just say first that my Mom is AWESOME!!!!!!!! She found me my grail kit that I did'nt even know existed. I'm a Doctor Who nut and I always thought it would be cool to have a model kit of my favorite Doctor for me to display. Since getting this kit for Christmas, I've been very careful about reading all the steps in the manual and have been putting a lot more thought into this kit than any of my previous works.

So far I have most of the inner TARDIS unit assembled along with most of the non-issue seams taken care of on the figures. I've had to stop on the figures as I need to find some more putty. The Mighty Putty is not very good for the fine seam line work that's required in certain areas of the figures, but it was a great filler for the legs and parts of the torsos on the Doctor and Martha figures. I still need to fill Martha's torso, but I'm waiting for the glue to dry first. Most of the Police Box parts of the TARDIS are completed, but not pictured at this time. It's actually the only part that has reached the primer stage. Once I get more putty, I'll be able to resume work on the figures. For some strange reason, the parts for the TARDIS have been a wonderful fit with almost no seams, but the figures have a couple of misalignments that need to be addressed. I also needed to modify the back of the Doctor's body. It had a couple of pegs that were supposed to fit in the coat, but were removed so that I could slide the finished torso into the coat. This helped take care of additional masking and reduced any problem areas while painting.

An interesting thing to note about the figures is the fact that they can be assembled and painted in portions without the need to mask anything. The parts that are exposed flesh are particularly interesting as they were cast in vinyl while the rest of the figures are hard plastic. This is only a minor drawback as I won't be able to learn to use oils like I wanted, but the manual has a fairly involved paint guide that I've been studying and will be going the acrylics route for the flesh.

I plan on doing a diorama with Vote Saxon posters from season 3, but I need to get more of the assembly done before I can gauge the size of the diorama I'll need as I may need to cut that part to save space.

I'm currently working on a Doctor who model kit and I want to make a diorama that uses the "Vote Saxon" posters from season 3. Problem is, I don't have any computer programs that I can do it on and I don't know how to make them either. Here's what they look like:

Another problem is that the kit is non-scale so I don't really know how big I'd need them to be. The Doctor figure looks to be about 1/6-1/8 scale though and the TARDIS is 24cm tall.

If someone can help me make them or show me what kind of programs would be useful that would be great! Any help is appreciated.

Model Gallery / My Warmachine miniatures
« on: July 03, 2008, 10:23:37 PM »
My hobby shop had a massive sale on all miniatures and I cleaned them out pretty well. Among all the Warhammer minis I also got a bunch of Warmachine pieces. They're pretty interesting and are actually a lot of fun to make. This thread will feature all of the Warmachine pieces I do, but for now I've only finished one. A Khador Maurader Warjack.

This model was done to test both new weathering tricks and try to shade with various degrees of red. I placed small areas of red in different places to make it seem as if the Warjack had been all red at one point, but age and costs had made it so that only the large plates were now maintained. I'm not to sure how I feel about the result, but I think it turned out pretty well. Everything I learned from this piece will only help me improve on my next. (hopefully)

Comments and critiques are welcome. I expect to have some more minis done next week so stay tuned.

Model Gallery / My Warhammer miniatures!
« on: June 13, 2008, 08:36:03 PM »
This thread is for all of my Warhammer miniatures that I've been collecting. I'll add more minis as I complete them/take photos. Today we have my Eldar Jetbikes, Space Marine Biker, and a Necron Monolith. Enjoy!

Model In-Progress / Ryo-Ohki!
« on: May 29, 2008, 08:51:58 PM »
Okay another scratchbuild I'm starting as I wait for some other stuff to come in. I recently finished watching the last 7 episodes of Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki! and got the idea to build Ryo-Ohki in her space ship form. For those who don't know what the heck I'm talking about read this:

For some reason this cabbit (I did not make a spelling error) has a large fan base for it's cabbit and humanoid forms, but I'm more interested in her space ship form. It hard to get good pics of the ship apart from in the show so I can't really show an image except for the one on wikipedia. Seeing that it's a very symetrical ship, I'm going to create the sphere first and proceed to build only a quater of the rest of the ship. After that it will be casted to give me 4 identical pieces that can be used to give me symmetrical look I'll need for this project.

With some luck I'll have an update soon with images of the ship in construction.

I know there's not a lot to go off of yet, but if anyone has any advice or tips to offer that would be great!

I was browsing Ebay earlier and found a resin kit of Dante from DMC3 and I was wondering if anyone was familiar with the kit and whether or not it's good.

Is anyone familiar with the seller? Are they good to work with or am I going to end up with a piece of crap kit in the event I buy this. I want to learn to do resin and I think I finally found one that's worth building. (In my opinion of course!) If anyone has any information about this kit or the seller please let me know.

Capitalism Corner* / .Hack Skeith
« on: April 15, 2008, 10:10:52 PM »
Hi everyone!

 I've been working on a scratchbuild of Skeith from .Hack/Infection and am in the process of getting it produced as a model. Here's a link to what is done so far:

Note: This is not the final piece. I'm still reworking the arms and wand to make him look better. The design will be a combination of both the .Hack/Infection design and the .Hack/Sign images when done. The model I have done is just to give you an idea of what it will look like. It stands about 12 inches when complete.

  It will be a limited run of 50 pieces priced at $50 a kit. The kit will include the figure, base, and the rod and tubing needed to assemble it. I'm working with my caster to see if we can sell it with or without the base as I know there are some who would rather make there own so prices may change. The kit will be pressure casted and will also use some of the highest quality resin you can find. That means there will be no air holes or other nasties that tend to plague a lot of other privately produced kits that have been floating around. It will pretty much be ready for primer right after the mold release is washed off.

  GU Skeith is also on the roster of .Hack models I will eventually create, but I need to get this one produced and sold before I can go any further with those projects.

  If you're interested in this piece or know some .Hack junkies who would like one of these then please let me know.

Model In-Progress / .Hack Magus: The Propagation Phase 3 scratchbuild
« on: April 10, 2008, 09:46:46 PM »
Hi everyone! I started this over in Bakuc and thought I should start it here. It's a scratchbuild model od Magus the final boss of .Hack/Mutation. I've become fascinated with scratchbuilding as of late and have been using the Bosses in the .Hack games as a way of getting into it. Here's my reference image.

I've been working on it for a few days now and have made the main body, fins, and one of the twelve leaves that go on the body. I used the leaf to make a mold to cast the others as I'm to lazy to all of them by hand. It was also a good oppurtunity to learn how to cast molds and was actually a lot of fun to learn. The pieces look a little plain right now, but I'll be spending the next few days carving in all the detail that covers the body of Magus.

I spent a few hours today casting the leaves and am finally done! Here's the last image for this update. All that left to do is add all the detail, prime, paint, and make a base.

I'll have another update soon! Tell me what you think and feel free to critique.

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