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Painting/Priming / Re: Clear Purple?
« on: February 27, 2010, 01:12:41 AM »
I'll do some tests and post the results. Having a larger range of clears will be a very nice thing.

Please do let us know. I'm interested in how the paint works through the air brush and how it adheres to the model. I might try some transparent paint for some of my Dinosaur kits - I've seen many painted using transparents on a white base coat.

Painting/Priming / Re: Clear Purple?
« on: February 26, 2010, 08:10:09 PM »
Maybe this stuff might do the job :

According to the site, the paint is suitable for many different mediums - including plastics.

Model Gallery / Re: Protoceratops
« on: February 15, 2010, 03:34:47 AM »
Thanks for the comments - it's appreciated.

I was trying to go for a shiny, lizardy type skin this time around, that's why its a little glossy. As for the grass, yep I was aware of that but it was meant to be more a low growing moss type of stuff rather than the standard grass. I need to work on the moss mixture a little. It's similar to what you had used in the past - a mix of white glue, water, paint and flock. I just can't seem to get the mix just right.  :meh2:

Model Gallery / Protoceratops
« on: February 14, 2010, 07:46:32 PM »
My latest Dino build, the Protoceratops :

There were a few casting errors to overcome but otherwise it was a quick and easy build.

Completed Page :

In Progress Page :

And the all important Gallery :

As usual, I value your critique, so don't be shy and let me know your thoughts on this one.

Model Talk / Re: New Contest?
« on: February 07, 2010, 10:16:35 PM »
Creature Feature for me too. You know I'll build a Dino kit anyway....  :sarcasm:

Model Gallery / Re: Tyrannosaurs Hunting scene
« on: January 31, 2010, 12:44:03 PM »
Thank you both. I actually finished this one a few weeks ago, but at the moment I'm trying to start up a garden maintenance business so the modelling has been a little neglected as of late.

Glad you both like it!  :D

Model Gallery / Tyrannosaurs Hunting scene
« on: January 31, 2010, 01:07:49 AM »
My latest Dinosaur build :

It contains 5 Dinosaurs from 4 different sources, with the main show piece being the 1/20 Tyrannosaur kit from Rader Studios.

Completed Page :

In-Progress Page :

And last but not least, the Photo Gallery :

Thoughts and suggestions are more than welcome, so fire away!

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Re: Using Repliscale tutorial
« on: January 19, 2010, 02:31:20 AM »
If you remove the shiny surface of the rubber, then using a strong CA glue should hold the wood in place. I just tested it out using Loctite 401.

Not sure if you have it over there but heres a link to a site over here about Loctite 401 : Link

Loctite 401 = best glue ever.

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Re: Using Repliscale tutorial
« on: January 18, 2010, 12:50:05 PM »
Be warned though, the size of the containers fool you. You actually get around 1/5th of the container worth of the stuff in each.

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Using Repliscale tutorial
« on: January 18, 2010, 01:21:59 AM »
Here's a quick tutorial on how to use Repliscale. For those who are unaware, Repliscale is by far the best product when it comes to building Dinosaur kits as it makes a rubber stamp of the skin details. I use it for my Dinosaur works, but it can be used on anything that requires details being returned after losing them during the construction process.

Link :

There is a link at the bottom of the tutorial to the Alchemy Works site if you wish to get some.

Model Gallery / SD Stargazer
« on: November 30, 2009, 01:52:51 AM »
Something quick and simple I knocked together recently, the SD Stargazer Gundam :

Completed Page :

Gallery Page :

I generally put everything together, look at it to see how I am going to paint, then pull it all apart to primer/paint.

Painting primer when the kit is together will result in areas not covered at all - unless you have made it into a fixed position and even then if it's a MG kit, I would still remove the outer armour to paint seperately.

Model Gallery / Re: Game Over - Guncannon vs Zaku II
« on: November 21, 2009, 01:56:57 PM »
wow...your job is really great! I like the diorama..
but I do not really like the Guncannon color scheme..
I think it's too monotone...

but it's still a great job man..cherio  ^_^

Thanks for the comments even though they are a year and a half after I first posted it!  :lol:

Model Gallery / Re: CUSTOM NEMO AEUG
« on: October 28, 2009, 12:22:12 PM »
Same colours as the Buster Gundam from SEED.

Nice work but a little bit of pre-shading and making the visor green rather than orange would make a huge difference.

Otherwise, not too bad a job.

Model In-Progress / Re: Tyrannosaurs vs Triceratops scene
« on: October 24, 2009, 02:00:37 AM »
Update - The main colours of the Rex has been painted and it's looking very 'crocodillian' at the moment.

I have also experimented with drawing on veins so I am interested in how they look, so please let me know what you think.

Link :

Model Talk / Prehistoric Times #91
« on: October 19, 2009, 09:01:54 PM »
A few months ago, I submitted an article to Prehistoric Times about my recent Edmontosaurus build. I wrote a brief description of the build, what I had done with it and included a few pictures of the in-progress and completed stages.

I recently received my subscription issue in the mail for Fall 2009 (aka issue #91), and what happened to be on pages 54 and 55? My article, that's what!  :D

Thanks go out to Mike for taking the time to consider my article and put it to print.

Check it out here (link) :

Model In-Progress / Re: Tyrannosaurs vs Triceratops scene
« on: September 27, 2009, 02:40:11 AM »
Been a while since I updated this one but here it is :

Painting of the Triceratops done - just need to give him a wash and then I can move on to the T-Rex.

Painting/Priming / Re: Clear Purple?
« on: September 12, 2009, 02:30:03 PM »
have you tried mixing clear red and clear blue together? I know that mr. Color sells those two colors and I believe Tamiya has those in acryl form...

Good idea but when I tried it, the dark colour I ended up with was quite horrible and not a nice purple like I had envisaged.

Model In-Progress / Re: MG 1/100 Sinanju - Comission
« on: August 29, 2009, 12:13:36 AM »
Thanks, I'll have to give that paint a try next time.

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