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GB1: SAFS vs PKA / GB1: bhop's Heinrich
« on: October 26, 2005, 05:18:15 PM »
yep, that's the article I have. There is also an amazing step by step by Mario Fuentes "Painting Figures with Model Color" that I found at Planet Figure I believe. More in depth and more techniques outlined and expained Very good article. And has a nice page with recommended paints from different Historical Figure magazines. A few of Jaume's mixes are in there.

I can't wait to see the finished model. CM also carries the Yoshi sculpted 1/20 heads. High quality sculpts and casts.

GB1: SAFS vs PKA / GB1: bhop's Heinrich
« on: October 26, 2005, 03:04:21 PM »

How did you like painting the figure with the Vallejo Acrylics? How does it compare with other mediums you may have painted faces with? I bought the colors according to Ortiz's approach, but have been hesitant to start for fear of mucking it all up. You did a very good job on such a poor figure. Actually, the one that comes with the H1 is one of the better busts. The black may need a Matt coat, as it has that Vallejo sheen to it.

Model Gallery / SF3D/MaK DollHouse finially finished.
« on: October 25, 2005, 07:25:13 AM »
Thanks a ton for the response. It means a lot coming from  the fine caliber of model makers here. There's a lot of things I take from other modelers, so I'm glad I can give something back.

There are some things I would have done differently on the DH looking back on it. I would have built a full interior. Yep, turret and driving compartment. But, I didn't plan on it and adding it when I wanted to would have been too much work. :( So the moral of the story... build another DollHouse, no wait...


I wouldn't even know where to begine to do an in depth step by step weathering article. I'm just not set up to do that sort of thing first off, I have to build and weather on the dining table and everything gets cleared off at bedtime. So the hour I have to building models is going to be spent building models and not spent taking pictures of me building models. :P

Painting/Priming / Gunze Smoke paint compatability
« on: October 24, 2005, 02:12:07 PM »
I found I had a bottle of Gunze smoke that I wanted to use for post shading. Don't ban me yet.

Has anyone ever had a compatablity problem airbrushing Gunze Acrylic over Tamiya acrylics or Future. I have had bad mismatch problems with Gunze and Testor's Dull Coat (stayed tacky for years) and Gunze over Testor's Model Master Acrylic (crackled and became gummy) and I am skitish about any use of Gunze. I know folks swear by it.

Model Gallery / SF3D/MaK DollHouse finially finished.
« on: October 24, 2005, 10:51:20 AM »
Hey all,

I've finally finished a scratch built Y-615 DollHouse

I started it around this time last year. There were other models inbetween this one, but it still took quite a while to finish. Hope you enjoy it.

Also recently finish is the PzSpWg Frosch

It was a quick project for me and was quite fun. A real departure from what I normally do. :roll:

Model In-Progress / melusine conversion
« on: May 11, 2005, 06:16:55 AM »
Oh, those are 1/35 cans, sorry, I thought they were the 1/25 cans.

I was making a joke about the Zitader Mel.  :oops: Guess it didn't travel across the pond well.

I made my own molds and casts for the MoKa Mel. Tha hatch and most of the smaller parts usually come out well enough, but the one piece torso is hard to vent and I end up with bubbles both big and small. I highly recommend either a three piece mold or a pressure pot.

The Mel is my fav too. Oh my gawd. :D

Model In-Progress / melusine conversion
« on: May 10, 2005, 06:31:35 AM »

Awsum! I love the Proto Mel and I'm glad to see someone working on it. I started fiddleing with mine, but realized how bad the parts mated and went back to work on the DollHouse. I love the basket, and I'm glad my SAFS was an inspiration. I can't wait to see what you do with it. please send me a link when you are finished with it. Will you display it with an open cockpit? It's a good thing, because you don't want to obscure all that wonderful detail inside. :roll: Ah, and Tony G is a wonderful influence. His dedication to weathering got me on the path I am today.

Where is the jerry can from? Is that Preiser?


I do have more models, were you able to find the link to thhe home page?

Dioramas / Frozen Celluclay
« on: March 23, 2005, 01:16:26 PM »
AH! White Glue is the secret. I guess, I don't know really what explains the crumbly mess though. White glue mixed with the Celluclay will help it stay put on the base. With out it, thin applications will want to pull away at the edge. The glue will help hold embeded rocks and loose sand and dirt sprinkled on top with out the need for glue and a spray bottle later.The dish soap helps cut the surface tension of the water allowing it to mix better with the glue and celluclay. I also mix mine kinda dry. Just enough water to make it workable. It doesn't take much either if you do a good job mixing. It takes less time to cure with less water.

You can revive celluclay on a base if you soak it or keep it wet. I don't like to do this though as the rehidrated glue has different properties. Also, you run the rick of warping the wooden base.

Dioramas / Frozen Celluclay
« on: March 16, 2005, 09:21:53 AM »
No it doesn't. I've kept Celluclay in the Freezer for up to a year and it turns out just fine once you let it thaw. I've even stuck it in the microwave with out problems.

I guess it depends on your mix ration. Remember, a few drops of liquid dishwashing detergent helps break down the surface tension of the water and helps mixing easier.

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