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Model In-Progress / Naboo N1 Royal Starfighter Trio [1/72 Fine Molds]
« on: June 23, 2013, 06:11:39 PM »
My Weekend Mental Health Build... so far... need to do finish a tad more weathering then do a base.  Full details at the link:

Looking great! But really... leave no morsel of Puddi behind!

Thanks guys! Yeah, I guess it does look a little like BBQ in the pics.
I have to admit I was a bit skeptical when you started with ... but I love the way this is heading. Fantastic paint job.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this kind of comment with one of my builds! LOL!

Face is painted black now and aside from the lighting, the paintwork is done. Pics soon!

Latest progress. Just one color, mottled on over hours of work, but changes sooo much!

Thanks guys. Todays progress ends up hiding a lot of that, but I think it still looks good. Pics later or maybe sooner on the iMech FB page.

More progress. Applied a rough texture to parts of one of the busts to help my eventual organically grown insect-like components look, primed, and started painting. Details and steps with what paints I used on my blog here:

Start of an alien Iron Man?


Video tutorial on hollowing the eyes to run wires or fiber optic for lighting.


Started a couple of this 1/4 scale armored alien bust today. So far I just hollowed out behind the clear eye inserts so that I can light it up.

Prog Blog: (more pics)

Get one here:

Fantastic work. Really enjoying seeing this come together!

Model Gallery / Re: Iron Man Mk VII 1/9 Scale from Dragon
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:00:17 AM »
Nice work. The outdoor pics look much better!

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/72 Last Exile Vanship
« on: June 14, 2013, 07:24:59 AM »
Thanks for posting this... jerk! :P You just made me buy my first injection plastic model kit in 2 years! I loved the series and didn't realize there was a decent kit of this ship. So I ordered it last night. Thanks!

Looks good overall. Seems like a long round-about way to get there, but it worked!I do like the surface texture and for this larger scale it should work nicely. Don't forget some rust streaks of all things from the broken areas to show rusted rebar streaking.

Very nice!

Miniature rings (washers) for the win! I love these guys and use their stuff a lot for masters.

For concrete, I like to mix plaster of paris with railroad grits, talus, etc, then pour into temporary (and reusable) styrene boxes. You can embed steel wire into the plaster before it sets, then take a stuff brush and wear away at the surface to reveal the grit. (see near bottom here:

You can also prime any smooth block then while wet... like immediately after priming, sift on some baking soda. Let dry, blow away the excess, then reprime. Check the drainage pipe here: Also used the wire/gritty plaster method in the rubble here as well.

Model In-Progress / Re: Three of Ian McQue's Waldo Plus more...
« on: June 06, 2013, 06:18:35 PM »
More progress on the Waldos before my "commission-break" to work on painting something for a toy company.

1: Primed w/ Black Duplicolor Primer
2: Airbrushed on Flat White Tamiya Acrylic
3: Satin clearcoat with Future Floor Acrylic mix
4: Sponged on paint chips using Vallejo Model Air colors in this order: Black-Gray, Burnt Umber, Mahogany (sparingly), and Ochre (sparingly)
5: Airbrushed on the following faint layers of Ak-Interactive Products: Blue-Brown Wash, Dark Streaking Grime, Engine Grime. Applied more towards floor of hull.
6: Stipple AK products to blend/randomize with deerfoot brush and Odorless Turpenoid
7: Let cure 24 hours
8: Flat-coat with Future Floor Acrylic mix
9: Airbrushed on the following faint layers of Ak-Interactive Products around upper rim of hull: Streaking Grime, then Rust Streaks
10: Using flat-angled brush and Odorless Turpenoid, push/pull/streak rust-toned-band down towards floor of hull.
11: Apply thinned washes of Track Wash on inside crease
12: Apply fuel stains with AK-Interactive Engine Oil and Fuel Stains

Model In-Progress / Re: Three of Ian McQue's Waldo Plus more...
« on: June 05, 2013, 05:46:11 AM »
Thanks! Yeah, the idea was to capture the essence of his larger rounded ships, but as a compact and affordable kit. Although we do have a few VERY limited monster-sized McQue kits in he works.



Model In-Progress / Three of Ian McQue's Waldo Plus more...
« on: June 04, 2013, 03:23:34 PM »

Here's the detailed build-log of my 3 Waldo builds so far. More to come!

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