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Model In-Progress / JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank
« on: October 01, 2006, 02:01:44 AM »
I like the way everything is turning out. Very nice work on the figures. I think the camo dots is a bit too large for JGSDF camo, but looks a nice version of the woodland camo, so it can be a future developement of the current JGSDF camo pattern. The wash binded the camo colors very nicely. I'll try it with the current figures.

To finish off the figures, I would recommned adding a very thin line of lamp black oil color to the eye slits. It will add interest to the faces. You don't have to add irises, as in this scale the thin line is enough in my opinion, otherwise it can look like the figures have manga eyes...

Just one small thing, if I remember correctly all the figures have gloves.

Anyways, I'm having great time following the journal, great work!

Model In-Progress / JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank
« on: September 21, 2006, 10:02:12 AM »
Look very nice!

Maybe you can break the straightness of the separating line between the talus and the ground?

It look to me a bit too arranged, breaking it will be more intersting and natural.

I like the ground work, I'll try to add pigments to my groundwork for the Gunther.

Model Gallery / MaK/SF3D Recently finished works
« on: September 21, 2006, 06:32:51 AM »
Fantastic work.

I love the weathering of the centaur. And teh goblin is just beautiful.

Great work, Now I have to explore your site a bit...

Model In-Progress / Gunther 1:35 Mech
« on: September 20, 2006, 03:38:56 AM »
Hi fulcy,

The leopold dio was the first model I made when I returened to the hobby so it's not the best looking model, and I learned a lot since then.

It is impressive though:

Model In-Progress / Gunther 1:35 Mech
« on: September 19, 2006, 11:34:27 PM »
Being a few days at home sick, allows me to continue this project mush quicker than I anicipated.

Here are the figures, which are the rocket troops from dustgame, and a panzer commander figure from TANK, which was cut in half to accomodate him in the turret.

The heads are all Hornet's apart from the TANK one which still has the original head. I had to fill some holes using green stuff, and primed the figures using gray car primer straight from the can.

As my original scheme to build a giant town square with all the figures didn't pass my wife inspection (she still fuss over the 120 cm long Leopold rail gun base I built), I decided to cut the scene into two separate bases. The smaller will hold two officer figures, and the larger the Gunther and the three other figrues.

Building the bases:
- pick a suitable picture frame.
- build a box of foamcore.
- for the crater: replace the corner with a styrofoam block. and spray it with strong thinner.
- glue Kancali latex cobblestones with cyano cement.
- use instant pappier mashie mixed with cat litter and dirt from the garden for the walls of the crater.
- add dirt and crushed dried plaster.
- the broken cobbles are cut rectangular cobbles bought at an arts and crafts stores.
- the broken pipe is a pen cut to shape (I was too lazy to get a straw in the middle of the night), and broken with pliers.
- apply a layer of water thinned wall filler to bring everything into coherency.
- for the small base: The base for the monument was cut from cork and glued with contact cement. The monument itself was designed with powerpoint (I guess this is the most lowtech way to design anything ;)), and cut from Evergreen plasticard sheet.

I think it's turned out not bad. I still have time to improve things, so please, tell me what you think - I appreciate it.

And a link to Kancali:

click here

Model Gallery / 1/35 Gunther diorama finished :)
« on: September 19, 2006, 10:33:56 AM »
Hi guys,
thanks for the replies,

Major: You're probably right, but I don't think anything can be done without seriously harming the model. I had to pour large amount of cyano to fix it in place.

Machinen Krueger: I bought it directly from the dustgame website, along with the rocket troops.

pu_rplecow: I totally agree. I didn't have suitable transfers for it apart from the crosses, and didn't want to buy some especially for this. I have lots in white but they would'nt be seen.

Regarding the next stages, I've starting working on the base and figures.
There will be five figures, the four rocket troops and a tank commander for the Gunther, and I plan to create a ruined city scene. I'll addd pictures to the in progress thread.

Thanks again!

Model In-Progress / JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank
« on: September 18, 2006, 11:50:07 PM »
Start from this page in historex agents store
click here

The asian heads are last in this page:
click here

I like the way the base looks. The Silflor are great, I have the summer set, but the automn looks more useful.


Model In-Progress / 1/35 Briegel (Fullscratch)
« on: September 18, 2006, 06:59:21 AM »
Hi Luca,
Interesting to say that a couple of hours ago I entered your site and saw the amazingly beautiful mecha model you've finished.

I love your designs, they are unique and wonderful.

Guys (and gals?), take a look at this:

Model Gallery / M151A Mutt: Militia Version
« on: September 17, 2006, 11:59:21 PM »
Your weathering on this model is just art. So much to learn... :).

Thanks for the guide.

Model Gallery / 1/72 Hasegawa Macross VF-1D
« on: September 17, 2006, 11:54:02 PM »
Beautiful work, this model is my favorite, it has an elegant look to it.

Model In-Progress / 1/144 Zugock-E
« on: September 17, 2006, 11:49:19 PM »
Nice work.

I plan to try some Gundam model in the near future, and have chose the 1:144 in terms of cost and size.

Can you tell me please what is the height of this model?


Model In-Progress / JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank
« on: September 17, 2006, 11:46:45 PM »
Hornet head sets are (If you know all this I hope someone else might appreciate it  :) ) resin heads with amazingly realist expression and details. They are usually sold in groups of fives, and are devided by subjects.

They are a great way to improve the story in the diorama, as the plastic heads are usually too bland.

In the Type 82 model I used the asian head set with the figures.

Model In-Progress / Gunther 1:35 Mech
« on: September 17, 2006, 11:43:50 PM »
I'll try to add some blue next time. Should be interesing. I know that some colors can be added to the mix to change the tones of the surface, but still didn't try it. I like how the KV looks like, the tracks are especially nice, and to me it's one of the harder thing to do, so thanks for the tips.

I finished washing the entire model, and started applying the pigments:

Applying pigmnets:
I used white spirits and mix various shades of MIG pigments. When done, I tone it down a bit using a moistened cloth.There are a lot was to apply pigments, and I must confess I'm really just starting to learn how to use them.

Model In-Progress / Gunther 1:35 Mech
« on: September 17, 2006, 10:01:44 AM »
I started to pin wash the model, using mineral white spirit and raw umber oil color.
It's still very clean and organized, and It will be broken later in the weathering process.

Model In-Progress / JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank
« on: September 17, 2006, 10:00:26 AM »
I like your progress. For some reason I got interested in JGSDF models also. Who knows why..

Don't forget that Tamiya has a set of recon team with a motorcycle. Can be very useful to give dimensions to a larger model and fill a diorama corner.I would recommend that you use the Hornet heads. They are much better than the Tamiya ones.

Model In-Progress / Gunther 1:35 Mech
« on: September 14, 2006, 12:29:56 PM »
I agree it is not as elegant as a Gundam, but they tried to make it similar to a German WWII AFV such as the Sdkfz250 or 251 for instance.

I'm trying a method of oil filtering, I would be very interested to hear your comments, here is a short guide I wrote:

I used oil colors and dotted the surface. I then moistened a soft brush and tried to work the paint into the surface. I read about this method on a couple of occasions, but I decided to try it after the wonderful results of the JGSDF LAV of FichtenFoo.

Model In-Progress / Gunther 1:35 Mech
« on: September 14, 2006, 08:58:37 AM »
A small update - I painted the metallic and wooden parts, and added Archer fine transfers balkecruzes.

Model Gallery / MG 1/100 Freedom
« on: September 13, 2006, 09:45:40 AM »
The model is beautiful, I like the colors you've chosen,
definitely a work to refer to when I try something like that :).

Model Gallery / JGSDF Type82 1:35 - weathering exercise
« on: September 13, 2006, 06:11:04 AM »
Yeah, there is silvering in that decal  :oops: .

I did the whole Future/Microset/Microsol procedure, so I guess the problem is in a too thin future layer, and I'm not sure the decals themselves were not at fault :).

I'll take a look at the model itself, and maybe add some MIG "Hiding the modelling error" Pigment  on it to conceal it a bit.

Regarding cleaning the model - too much of it, I had to replace almost all handles with wire. It is an impressive model and I think that the work is worth it.

Thanks for the feedback.

 - I missed the second reply:
The Eduard set is very useful and I used almost all the bits.
I guess that pictures are better than words, so here is a link to my building thread in my forum:

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