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Model In-Progress / Re: Kitbashing (like a boss): Mech
« on: June 04, 2017, 07:42:21 AM »
AND FROM THE GRAVE I REVIVE THEE *thread necromancy*



Small gallery: http://imgur.com/a/aL476

For anyone left who miiiiiiiight remember I actually got around to working on this fucker!

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Model In-Progress / Re: Guruk the First Mate - Big Child Creative
« on: November 02, 2016, 11:50:25 AM »
Lookin' sharp as hell so far!

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Thanks for the feedback, guys!

I just found what I was looking for: Alclad 2's gray primer.
It's awesome. It sticks like friggin' crazy and is quite hard to rub off. Sure, it stinks to high hell but I use a mask  anyway so I don't care. It's also available in a clear version which looks odd but is just as good. The only drawback for me is that the airbrush cleaning is a bitch with Alclad's products. Oh, and it eats through my vinyl gloves but I'm still happy with it.

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Painting/Priming / Re: Mr. Sufacer and Primer Questions (post 'em here)
« on: February 16, 2012, 12:46:21 PM »
I've tried Vallejo primer on a couple of figures and painted on top of it. The problem is that both the paint and the primer rubs off quite easily and doesn't stand even basic handling. The primer I've used is the acrylic primer that I've sprayed via my own airbrush.

Well, it sucks balls and I have a couple of projects on hold because of this. Is there any decent primer that adheres like crazy and can withstand handling that I can spray on using my airbrush? I need it primary for white metal/pewter figures. Is mr.surfacer the way to go?

Oh, and I've tried washing with ammonia based window cleaner and brushing with detergent. I even ran some sprues through the dishwasher to make sure cleaning wasn't the issue.

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I've done a lot of stuff on it so I have a big update coming soon. Joa hooked me up with a guy selling his compressor and airbrush so I've been inhaling fumes for a month now practicing with it.
Man, how could I have ever lived without one? :D

Again, awesome job on the falcon. The color scheme is what makes it pop.

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This is great, both as a concept and in execution.

Nicely done!

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Model Talk / Re: 7ft paper craft Gundam
« on: November 21, 2011, 04:14:40 PM »
That is just... insane. Was that three printers running at the same time? :D

Edit: Ah, two plotters for cutting and one for printing.

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It looks fantastic. Awesome job, Grail!

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Model In-Progress / Re: Fine Molds 1/144 SW Milennium Falcon-Custom Mod.
« on: November 12, 2011, 07:01:57 AM »
Awesome stuff, dude!

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Model In-Progress / Re: Fullscratched fighter
« on: October 22, 2011, 02:54:37 AM »
So I never actually posted pics of the final primed kit so here's a few bad ones:
http://imgur.com/a/ITguc
It's done, I think...
The 3 missiles pods would need to be glued to hold on to the wing, they're pretty heavy. The cockpit looks crooked on the pics, but not really in person.

No idea when I'll paint it, I haven't found a color scheme I liked yet.

Nicely done, Ezechiel. It looks evil and that's what fighters should look like.

Here are some shots of the upcoming russian stealth fighter the Sukhoi PAK FA:




A hint, though: Don't add much to the wing mounted hard points. There's no use spending billions on creating a stealth fighter only to have the radar signature ruined by missiles mounted on the wings :D

Again, excellent job! If I were you I'd take a look at some cool german WWII aircraft for camo/paint job hints. I'm particularly fond of the various FW-190 paint jobs used on the eastern front.

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Model In-Progress / Re: 1/100 GMG AGX-041 custom
« on: October 18, 2011, 10:40:30 AM »
I really like the rough texture you've managed to achieve. Lookin' sharp, dude!

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Model In-Progress / Re: Fichtenfoo's Hornethopter - The Red Hornet
« on: October 18, 2011, 09:49:22 AM »
Nice progress, dude! I won't reiterate what others already have praised so I'll just give you a suggestion. You seem to have an eye for detail so I'd like to see some nails on the planks on the dock! A small hole drilled in every plank and use a tiny bit of evergreen rod. It'll allow you to add a simple rust spot on them just to add that lite extra unf :)

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Model In-Progress / Re: 1/4 Selene - Underworld
« on: October 18, 2011, 09:44:45 AM »
Needless to say: AWESOME. That is fantastic progress. I love the attention to detail!

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Model In-Progress / Re: GP03s started way back in 2003
« on: October 07, 2011, 10:59:49 AM »
I really like the finish on this. The faded white just makes it look "real". :D

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Model In-Progress / Re: GSB 1/100 Xeku Zwei Commision!!!
« on: October 07, 2011, 10:47:22 AM »
Thanks for the video. It really helps out understanding the concepts you outline. Awesome stuff, keep up the good work!

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Model In-Progress / Re: Fichtenfoo's Hornethopter - The Red Hornet
« on: October 06, 2011, 04:39:24 AM »
Then by all means go for it ! No guts, no glory :pirate2:
You seem to have the right mindset for it. And if YOU are confident you can do it then I bet you can.

I'm not being an asshole here I'm just trying to help you out breaking it down:
Main:
Hornethopter prep & assembly
Hornethopter painting

Hornethopter posing on dio
Fisherman repositioning/rescultping <--- hard
Fisherman painting
Jetty/Bridge construction & weathering
Fish sculpting & painting
Fishing rod scratchbuilding
Water effects (main body of water)
Water effects (ripples & splashes)
Generic diorama work

Hmm... Not too difficult now that one breaks it down, no? It's only the fisherdude that could pose an obstacle.
Go at it head first :D

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Model In-Progress / Re: Fichtenfoo's Hornethopter - The Red Hornet
« on: October 06, 2011, 03:51:56 AM »
Don't bite off more than you can chew! :D
Not trying to discourage you at all, just make sure you can pull it off or else you'll find yourself shelving the project out of frustration. I want to see this finished :D

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Model In-Progress / Re: Lady Dragoon (Ma.K)
« on: October 06, 2011, 03:49:48 AM »
Don't get me wrong here. I was really clear that I loved this idea... but that chestplate. I don't understand it. It's way too bland! :D
The mechanical arms are excellent and so is the backpack. Awesome stuff! Scratchtbuilt is always cooler :D

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Model In-Progress / Re: Kitbashing (like a boss): Mech
« on: October 05, 2011, 11:34:10 PM »
Alrighty! A small update:

My computer crashed. I mean it like self combusted, which put an end to my 3D to paper printing days. That put me off working on the mech for about a month,. Then I started doing prototypes of the legs and it ALL ended up looking like crap. It didn't matter what I did. Either the angle would have to be totally messed up or the proportions would have to be something ridiculously ugly. That pissed me off even more. Then it struck me that I was going at it from the wrong angle...
It's all in the hips.

Voilà!

The idea is that the attachment points for the thigh has to be behind the center of mass, i.e the pivot point for the torso. This allows the lower leg to be longer and thus gives the "proper" chichken leg look. We'll see if I'm right or wrong...





Here are some "assembled" shots. The leg bit is just there for reference.




Anyway, I also decided on scale and the setting. I'm thinking of going with UN colors and I've decided on the acompanying figure:


The idea is that the dude is running diagnostics on the mech. Then I thought that wireless communication might not be the smartest solution considering the jamming / surveillance risk so a fat cable will be needed.


I used three different thicknesses of lead wire and some epoxy putty for the details.



And since the scale is 1/35 the minigun would have to be .50cal so I got some ammo for that too:



Sorry for not commenting and showing the proper step by step as I usually try to do but it's hard without a proper computer.
I've placed a massive order for tools, paints, pigments and diorama supplies since I got a substantial bonus. I already have a shitload of stuff but you can't have enough, eh? :D
The last 6-7 years have been horrible economy wise but now I'm making good money and I've been wanting a huge tool set for a long time and now is that time. I also know that the tools don't make the mechanic but it's damned nice having every tool/accessory at hand when you need it.

Thanks for reading!

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Model In-Progress / Re: Fichtenfoo's Hornethopter - The Red Hornet
« on: October 01, 2011, 01:08:32 PM »
That looks nice. Any thoughts on weathering? Heavy? Low? None?  :pirate2:

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