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Model In-Progress / Re: SAFS Split Suit
« on: May 18, 2010, 09:27:37 AM »
Thanks EZ and Mr.F

Now we are getting somewhere.

Earlier images of the pilot.

Getting close but still a ways to go. Washes, pigments, oil stains, later, rinse, repeat. The scene needs a few small items at the foot of the suit under the nose. I'm working on a fuel can and misc. so for now, enjoy...

Several more images can be found here: SAFS Build Diary

Model In-Progress / Re: JTR Style "car"
« on: April 21, 2010, 09:29:16 AM »
Thanks guys. Hooligan, that's a really good idea but it sounds like more work than I want to put into this. :embarrased:

Groundwork and a little more weathering.

The groundwork is my usual mixture of Acrylic Gel Medium and sand, dirt, root litter, small rocks, etc. I skipped on the pigments this time as I haven't quite figured out if I am going for a darker European earth or a sandy desert color. I still need to decide if I want to spend the time on a figure and what other elements will go in the scene. Or if this is the base I'm going with.

Model In-Progress / Re: SAFS Split Suit
« on: April 21, 2010, 06:55:49 AM »
The figure and internal details are being painted with Vallejo Model Color.

Colors used so far:

Shirt - Panzer Aces US Tanker Highlight
Cap - Panzer Aces US Tanker Base with Vallejo Brown Violet 1:1
Internal Padding - Panzer Aces  Leather Belt Highlighted with Light Brown and Shadowed with German Camouflage Black Brown + black
Joint Covers - German Camouflage Black Brown
Hip Belt - Black Gray Highlighted with Sky Gray and Shadowed with Black
Skin - Panzer Aces Flesh Base

There is no additional text or images here: SAFS Build Diary

PS - I know every monitor is different, but let me know if you think these images look too bright or the colors look "off". I tried a new technique of placing a white card in a sacrificial shot to adjust the levels. From my end, they look pretty good.

Model In-Progress / Re: Tuff Boy 1\35 random scifi tank
« on: April 19, 2010, 01:57:02 PM »
You rock! That is awesome! I really like the fact that you have already added a busted road wheel to the mix.

Model In-Progress / Re: JTR Style "car"
« on: April 12, 2010, 07:06:49 PM »
Un update.



Weathering Started

The pigments are still a bit rough and need some refinements. Also more washes are needed to add some pop. I'm planning a simple base and maybe a figure.

Model In-Progress / Re: SAFS Split Suit
« on: April 01, 2010, 06:18:24 AM »
So you don't think brass rod would be sufficient to hold Styrene Armor in real life.  :D

Thanks EZ.

Model In-Progress / Re: SAFS Split Suit
« on: March 31, 2010, 05:52:04 PM »
What's the reasoning behind the green being better? What makes it better?

It's more rubber like than clay like, so the folds are softer. At least that's what I can tell. If you let Aves set up for a long while before sculpting, the results are similar. Green Stuff sucks for blending though and it really can't be worked afterwards.

Model In-Progress / SAFS Split Suit
« on: March 31, 2010, 12:59:28 PM »
After years of putting it off, I finally started work on a split suit SAFS. This build is based on the Nitto SAFS as I had enough parts to cobble one together from spares. The head is from the recent Wave SAFS. While the face is a little cartoony in proportions, it has fantastic detail for an injection molded head.

This is a photo summary of the interior and pilot.

There are many things I would do differently now, but this has been quite the learning experience for sculpting with Duro epoxy putty aka Green Stuff. One of the major goals for this build was to get more comfortable with this epoxy putty as figure sculptors swear it is better for sculpting fabrics. As I have progressed with the build, I have replaced some of the earlier Aves joint covers with the Duro epoxy putty.

Additional photos and more detailed SBS can be found here: SAFS Open Suit

Note on Green Stuff: This epoxy putty is repackaged by several companies, Games Workshop is one, but the epoxy is the same. A ribbon of yellow with a ribbon of blue. Equal amounts are mixed together until a uniform green. The working consistency is like old bubble gum or stiff silly putty. I have not paid attention to working time, but as the putty sets, it becomes easier to sculpt convincing looking wrinkles and folds which make it perfect for soft goods. It does have its down side though. The stuff is a challenge to sand and work with after it has cured.

Model Gallery / Re: SAFSR Rapoon
« on: March 04, 2010, 12:17:58 PM »
Thanks guys. I appreciate the comments.

The blue. I wish I knew what I did. The base color is Vallejo Flat Blue if that helps.

You must have so many of this kind of pieces, how do you store them? Are they displayed?

Jammed in a pantry. Saddest thing you have ever seen. My bases are sized according to how much room I have left. My next one will be 5x7 and then I'm done with modeling forever.  :( :lol: Seriously, I'll have to figure something out soon. I am out of room.

Model Gallery / SAFSR Rapoon
« on: March 04, 2010, 11:01:10 AM »
Rapoon is now complete.

Built from Wave/Nitto Raptor and spare parts
All gear sculpted from epoxy putty
Hand painted with Vallejo Model Color
Weathered with oils and MIG Washes and Filters
"Neuspotter" wreckage scratch built
Groundwork is tree bark, Acrylic Gel, synthetic grass, plant roots

Additional images can be found here Rapoon Gallery

In progress images can be found here Rapoon Build Diary

Model In-Progress / Re: SAFSRS Rapoon
« on: February 23, 2010, 06:07:30 PM »
Thanks Mike - I use Valllejo Flat Blue and kept adding white to highlight the faces.

Mr.F - Thanks. Never much cared for your stuff either.  ;)  :razz:

Model In-Progress / Re: SAFSRS Rapoon
« on: February 23, 2010, 12:34:22 PM »

How are the bags and blanket made?

sculpted Epoxy Putty.

Model In-Progress / SAFSRS Rapoon
« on: February 23, 2010, 11:20:54 AM »
Don't know why I hadn't posted any in progress images on this guy so here is a brief summary. The base model is a Wave/Nitto Raptor detailed with parts from the spares bin. Model is textured with Mr Surfacer 500. Joint covers are Green Stuff Duro Epoxy Putty. Gear has been sculpted from Aves or Milliput epoxy putty. Straps are either putty or pewter foil. Cord and rings are .02" solder wire. Model is hand painted with Vallejo Acrylics. All weathering is with oils and MIG Washes and Filters. No pigments yet, all dust effects are from oil paints.



Paint - Hand painted with Vallejo


Weathering and Details

Still quite a bit of weathering to  work on though, especially hoses, joint covers and silencer.

Further images can be found here: Rapoon Build Diary



Model In-Progress / Re: JTR Style "car"
« on: February 16, 2010, 10:22:36 AM »
Do you want some leftover PE mudflaps? I can take a pic if you like. They're ~16mm x 16mm each.

A Chuck Norris or a Billy Ray mudflap? You need to be specific?  :lol:
I've got some PE that might work but send a pic if you have time.

Model Gallery / Re: BergeLuther Completed
« on: February 16, 2010, 07:34:05 AM »
Wonderful work Mike. I may be the only one on the planet that doesn't like the BL, but that doesn't distract from the outstanding job I see you did on the model, display and composition. The finish looks spot on for construction equipment and the debris look great. Details catch my eye everywhere. Love the bucket, the oily steel look is a challenge sometimes. Love the whole thing. My only comment would be the sides of the base. They should be darker as I first thought they were a retaining wall.

Model In-Progress / Re: JTR Style "car"
« on: February 16, 2010, 07:23:03 AM »
Fulcy, FF - Thanks

Nico - I have thought about mud gaurds for the front wheels but haven't found any spare parts I like yet. Unless you mean the rear pair. That would make total sense, so those are right out. :D

Model In-Progress / Re: Abandon Chute HH-1N
« on: February 14, 2010, 11:12:24 AM »
Excellent work but I want close ups or bigger images.  :D

Model In-Progress / Re: JTR Style "car"
« on: February 14, 2010, 08:53:23 AM »
Which 109 did you use?  Is the 'canopy' scratch built, or did you just modify the existing canopy?  I can't say i've seen a 109 with that style of canopy before...

1/48 Hasegawa End Of War Bf109 G10. I used the armored shutters from a Skdf 222

Model In-Progress / Re: JTR Style "car"
« on: February 14, 2010, 07:53:44 AM »
This is a great project!

And a quick build  too.

Here are a few more photos.

Additional images can be found here : GluhKafer Build Diary

Model In-Progress / Re: JTR Style "car"
« on: February 12, 2010, 08:56:11 AM »
Thanks EZ. The majority is done, just a few details here and there.

Fuselage mods? Very few. Chopped off the back for the wheels and rounded the end off.

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