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Model In-Progress / Re: 1/20 Ma.k Split Fireball Space Diorama
« on: February 17, 2014, 05:38:12 PM »
Hey Hunter!

Nice to see so much awesome progress. I like your idea with the light, I think it will look great!


Model In-Progress / Re: V-1 Flying...egg?
« on: February 17, 2014, 03:20:26 PM »
Thanks Hunter  :D

Model In-Progress / Re: V-1 Flying...egg?
« on: January 08, 2014, 05:55:57 PM »
Cheers Hunter!

You know I have not thought about that, but now that you mentioned it does look like it.

It is now time for the conclusion of this model. Painted the lower half using a mixture of Tamiya light blue and white. The top parts I used Vallejo dark green. I applied a couple of decals and gave it an oils filter to break up the otherwise plain surfaces. I apologize for the crappy lighting.

Thanks for looking.

Until next time.


Model In-Progress / Re: 1/20 Ma.k Split Fireball Space Diorama
« on: December 30, 2013, 05:28:14 PM »
Nice work Hunter,

The primer does brings it all together.


Model In-Progress / V-1 Flying...egg?
« on: December 30, 2013, 05:25:48 PM »
Hello once again,

Taking a short break from armor this next project is kind of a fun one. Earlier this year the guys at my modeling club decided to do a group build and the subject was "egg planes". This is a fun gender of caricature airplanes shaped like eggs. Here is a link to the clubs group build.

I came up with an idea for the group build but was tied up with other projects to enter it on time. Now I am getting around to finishing my egg plane, or egg rocket. I chose the V-1 for my subject and scratch built it out of an Easter egg (Just to be really authentic) and a few bits of plastic tubing. I don't have any step by step photos but here it is as it stands today.

I will be giving it a simple paint job so stay tuned for the conclusion of this eggstaordinary modeling tale.  :D



Model Gallery / Re: Soviet T-80 (1/72)
« on: December 26, 2013, 11:34:09 AM »
Thanks Sharkdog,

The base is a resin copy of a base I made a few years ago. I liked the way it ended up so I made a mold.


Model Talk / Re: Resin Kits on Ebay
« on: December 23, 2013, 05:55:35 AM »
Hi Daf,

I have seen some of these "copy" kits before. Over all their quality is not bad, they just have large amounts of additional mold-lines. This is because the recast may not follow the original mold lines.

But like you said these are "rip-offs" so while I don't think you will get in trouble for buying them, in reality you are hurting somebody. A lot of work goes into getting a model from concept to production, and is very frustrating when somebody takes advantage of all that hard work. I personally wouldn't get one of those just due to ethics.

I hope this helps.


Model Gallery / Re: Soviet T-80 (1/72)
« on: December 22, 2013, 07:05:48 PM »
Cheers Hunter!

Yes, I need to build up momentum for something more complex.  :D


Model In-Progress / Re: 1/144 HGUC Sleeves-use Geara-Doga
« on: December 21, 2013, 11:33:08 AM »
Welcome to the forums Wintermyute,

Very nice detailing. Are you planning to add battle damage and such?


Model In-Progress / Re: 1/20 Ma.k Split Fireball Space Diorama
« on: December 21, 2013, 11:20:07 AM »
I'm having great fun adding bits...

Ins't that the best of modeling?  :D

Looking good Hunter.

You know what would look good, adding some plates on the wall so all the components won't appear to be on one flat plane.

What do you think?


Model In-Progress / Re: technological middle ages tournament Mecha
« on: December 21, 2013, 11:14:28 AM »

Excellent concept, it's great you are working on this one again.


Model Gallery / Soviet T-80 (1/72)
« on: December 21, 2013, 11:04:21 AM »
Hello once again,

Here are some photos of my latest completed model. Its Revell's T-80 in 1/72 scale. I built it with as little modifications as possible as I only corrected the obvious construction flaws. The only addition was the antenna and the flag. It was painted using Vallejo and Tamiya acrylic colors and weathered using artist oils, pigments and acrylic washes. It was a very fun project and I am happy with the results. As always comments and questions are welcome.

Thanks for looking!  :-)


Model Gallery / Re: Star Wars AT-AT
« on: December 14, 2013, 07:12:03 AM »
Hi Taiidan,

Thanks for the nice comments. On the snow mix, here is the ingredients and their ratios:

H2O - 1/4 oz
White Glue - 1/4 oz
Future - 1/8 oz
Baking Soda - 2 Spoons

This amount of mix will cover around 5 square inches (32.3 square centimeters). The future will make the mix flow better. Once you pour it if you plan to place a model on top, or make any tracks you will have to let it dry for at least 2-3 (maybe more depending on how much you mix) hours before it can be sculpted. Then let it dry for a day or two.

I hope that is useful.


Model In-Progress / Re: 1/20 Ma.k Split Fireball Space Diorama
« on: December 12, 2013, 05:24:52 PM »
Hey Hunter!

Looking good. I am getting excited just thinking of all the details that can be added to that bulkhead door.... so don't let me down!  :P


Model Gallery / Re: Star Wars AT-AT
« on: December 12, 2013, 05:16:55 PM »
Cheers BM2!  :D

Thanks for the comment.


Model Gallery / Re: Peter Pan's Tinkerbell
« on: December 12, 2013, 05:14:45 PM »
That is pretty awesome!

I know my little girl would love to paint one of those....


Model Gallery / Re: MS 06J ZAKU II UPG
« on: December 06, 2013, 07:58:51 PM »
Very nice job PeVl,

I really like the zimmerit, not something you see every day on a mecha. By the way, I was browsing your blog and you have a lot of neat ideas, very inspirational.


Model Gallery / Re: Star Wars AT-AT
« on: December 06, 2013, 06:56:33 PM »
Thanks PeVI!


Model Gallery / Re: Star Wars AT-AT
« on: December 05, 2013, 04:31:24 PM »
Thank's for the comments guys!

I am happy its done!


Model Gallery / Star Wars AT-AT
« on: December 04, 2013, 07:07:47 PM »
Hello fellow modelers,

After what seems like an eternity this shelf queen is finally done! I used Baking Soda, Water, White Glue and a little Future to make the snow.

As always comments are welcome.

Thanks for viewing.


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