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Model In-Progress / Re: Nutrocker w/Nebelwerfer 142 1/76
« on: September 21, 2009, 06:14:43 AM »
Very cool concept.

Model Gallery / Re: Purple Sinanju
« on: September 20, 2009, 08:10:18 PM »
Purple is all the rage these days Wanda. Super clean and great color combos. Gundams ain't my thing but I know quality work when I see it. Better than stuff in the mags.  :number1

Model Gallery / Re: PKA Ausf K-4 Ketzer
« on: September 20, 2009, 08:03:07 PM »
Thanks Mike. Glad you like it.

Model Gallery / PKA Ausf K-4 Ketzer
« on: September 20, 2009, 06:00:22 PM »
The Ketzer is complete.

Additional photos here:PKA Ketzer Gallery

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Model Gallery / Re: Sd.Kfz.7/1 2cm Flakvierling 38 auf Selbsfahrlafette
« on: September 18, 2009, 06:21:23 AM »
Oh man. That looks great. I remember the Tamiya one I built about 20+ years ago. It's nice to see a used but not decrepit piece of German WWII equipment.

Did you post any WIPs? I'm curious how you applied the dust.

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/20 PKA Ketzer besonders
« on: August 27, 2009, 06:27:41 AM »
FF - Thanks.
Philipks - SIN Filters are just more naughty than ordinary filters.  :P

SIN Filters is the brand name of pre-mixed filters put out by MIG Productions.

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/20 PKA Ketzer besonders
« on: August 26, 2009, 06:21:36 AM »
EZ -  Thanks
Mason - Clear dome? The canopy, yeah that comes with the kit.
Mike - Lozenge - cool stuff  but hell to mask.

All your base belong to MaK.

Base is a section of a silver maple branch that fell in the yard a couple of years ago. Groundwork is Matt Gel Medium mixed with pigments, sand, gravel, root liter and 11 herbs and spices. The pigment could have been skipped as I repainted it with Polly Scale Dirt and Highlighted with Vallejo Iraqi Sand. More root litter, original recipe spices, Woodland Scenics Field Grass and seaweed fibers were used to veg up the base. The grasses were airbrushed Tamiya Flat Green and highlighted with Flat Yellow. The Ketzer is held with two globs of Matt Gel Medium.

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/20 PKA Ketzer besonders
« on: August 25, 2009, 12:13:43 PM »
Thanks braxat2000, I have thought about the lozenge scheme. Could be fun.

Model In-Progress / Re: Panzerkampfwandern 38(x)
« on: August 25, 2009, 12:12:33 PM »
Snort. I don't think the turret ring of a 38t could support a 75mm KwK 37 L/24 gun. How could there be enough room for the crew and ammo? Snort.  :sick:

Looks great Mike, Nice compact (cute) design. Great details. So many rivets.

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/20 PKA Ketzer besonders
« on: August 24, 2009, 04:56:55 PM »
*silly nitpick* you need two hands to arm a stielhandgranate, how's he gonna use that?

Use it? It's a model you realize, it just has to *look* good. :razz:

Thanks Foo. Once that dark canopy is on there you barely realize there is a pilot.

Model In-Progress / 1/20 PKA Ketzer besonders
« on: August 24, 2009, 08:27:06 AM »
This is a pretty straightforward conversion of a Nitto 1/20 Gustav kit modified with parts from the spares and a bit of putty.

Inspired by something similar to this

I painted this. Fairly bold scheme for myself but I just did not want to do another Dark Yellow or misc gray scheme.

That was OK but it needed more cowbell.

All airbrushing has been repainted by hand.

It's pretty bright at this stage and not what I was after. So two quick applications of SIN filters. Gray for Bright Green and Gray for Dark Yellow followed.

This toned down the contrast and muted some of the brush marks. Looking at the surface after drying, the effect is like misting the whole thing with very thin Tamiya Buff.

Pilot, Decals, Wash, unifying filter, and then local filters and some oils straight from the tube worked in to brighten the surface. And a scratch built potato masher.

Close up

The canopy has been sorta attached. It does not fit flush all that well and has popped the glue joint in front so I will need to reinforce it with super glue. There is a noticeable gap too so I will need to fill that and weather it in.  I have applied simulated paint chips and scratches with Vallejo. Rain marks are Tamiya Buff heavily thinned with water 5/95 and gradually built up. Overall dusting was a light application of Tamiya Buff on the upper surfaces and Tamiya Flat Earth on the lower portions.

When I dusted the model with the Buff, I didn't skip the canopy so it had a fine mist of paint too. The reverse rain marks were created by using a #1 round brush just moist, almost no thinner left on the brush, with Tamiya Laq. Thinner and pulling down through the paint to remove the Buff. The clumps on the canopy are dried bits of oil paint from an earlier "dusting" with Unbleached Titanium oil paint left to dry and later scrubbed off with Turpenoid.

Also you can see the reconstructed hand. I hate doing things twice, but this was worth it. Now he has grip!

Next is additional washes to highlight panels, rust, and then final dusting but those will occur once it is mounted on the base which is next up.

Model Gallery / Re: MaK/SF3D HASE - Complete
« on: August 21, 2009, 02:37:49 PM »

Thanks, but you are hitting upon things I never considered. Clean mechanic, it's a contrast against the suit sure, but have you seen a clean mechanic? I guess that makes it even more sci-fi. :lol:

It wasn't intentional but the effect is nice. Basically I painted the figure wrapped up the dio for a comp and then said enough is enough, need to move on to something else.

Model Gallery / Re: MaK/SF3D HASE - Complete
« on: August 20, 2009, 06:50:10 AM »
BK - Great piece! I really like the color scheme on the HASE and the colors of the crewman, but the gantry is what sets this piece apart for me. Everything looks great together.

And congrats on the 2nd place win!

Thanks Zero.

Model Gallery / Re: Hardgraph Wappa
« on: August 18, 2009, 06:43:58 AM »
I saw this on Saturday. You're lighting makes it look like a model. In that tent, all I could see were shapes.

Very nice paint chipping. Are those markings over markings? Nice touch.

Model Gallery / Re: MaK/SF3D HASE - Complete
« on: August 18, 2009, 06:40:15 AM »
Thanks guys.

Linlkjl - Less yellow, more... more everything! You are correct. If this guy rolled around in the lunar dust, he'd be pretty filthy.

Chaos_Fact - Thanks a plenty

EZ - Many thanks. Someone said the pose made it look like he was taking a poo! The hand came with the kit, but I'm pretty sure you are correct about the original origin of a BClub hand.

Model Gallery / Re: MaK/SF3D HASE - Complete
« on: August 17, 2009, 01:57:33 PM »
Did this win at Coplar on saturday?

2nd. Was that your Briegel? Efin awsum!

Model Gallery / MaK/SF3D HASE - Complete
« on: August 17, 2009, 12:33:36 PM »
HASE - Heavily Armored Snake Eye.
Space suit for Lunar and Orbital combat

The armored suit kit and figure are limited run garage kits sold at the Japanese WonderFestival. The hanger base is scratch built around a PVC pipe fitting. The gantry is styrene strip with over 120 individual rivets. Yes, I'm a sci-fi rivet counter. I won't bore you with the WIP. Let's just say the suit was a breeze, the gantry was tedious, the base was fun and the figure... shudder... I'd rather not talk about it.

I know a space suit and hanger would never get this dirty, but NASA clean looks like something in a museum. The suit is hand painted with Vallejo Model Color for a rough artistic look where I expressed the brush marks. Mind you, there are no brush strokes in the paint, it was thinned properly, I chose to use layers of translucent paint to achieve some variety in the surface finish and give it some depth rather than a solid green and white camo job. The paint chips are a combination of those jabbed on with a torn sponge or those applied with a 3/0 brush. The model was then weathered with oil washes, MIG Filters and Washes and some areas were topped off with straight oil paint worked in with thinner as localized filters to brighten or darken for highlights or shadows.

The pilot bust and mechanic are hand painted with Vallejo Model Color.

Overall Views

And Another

Close Ups

To Share

And some Artsy Shots

I'm not sure how well the up-lighting shots worked out. I had a real fancy set up - an LED flashlight in an old salsa jar held in place with some foam. The base was sat on top and held with masking tape. The first shot was underexposed while the second was a 6 second exposure in a dark room. The red eye is a photoshop touch. Normally you're trying to get rid of those things.

Model Talk / Re: Looking for Robotech Defenders/Dougram Builds or info.
« on: August 13, 2009, 08:03:46 AM »
Well, the little plaque does say 1/48 so I was half right which is better than what I usually average. 

1/35 would be HUGE but so bad ass.  :lol:

What always struck me about the Dougram 4 and 6 leg walkers was the sheer size of the machine to carry such a small a cannon and maybe a missile pod. 

Model Talk / Re: EBay Knockoff. You have got to be kidding me!
« on: August 12, 2009, 12:55:27 PM »
Did you release it as a kit or did they just copy it from your pictures?

Just copied it from the photos.

Model Talk / Re: EBay Knockoff. You have got to be kidding me!
« on: August 12, 2009, 07:53:06 AM »
That's what you get for having talent, SUCKERS!! :D :lol: :razz:

So should I leave a trail of unfinished models instead?  :razz:

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