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Model Gallery / Re: Bandai 1/20 Scopedog
« on: June 01, 2014, 11:28:01 AM »
Great Job, I like the weathering job you did. :-)

Model In-Progress / Re: OSSD PROJECT 2013 : REMORA KIT
« on: August 17, 2013, 10:28:49 PM »
Great job!!! :-) I like all of the detail you have added to the model.  8)

Model Gallery / Re: Metal Gear REX (Image Heavy)
« on: August 04, 2013, 09:11:33 AM »
Great job on the build, the paint job turned out great. :-)

I like the open hatches and the way you setup the cockpit.  :-)

Model In-Progress / Re: Three Legs are better than Two
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:49:29 PM »
wow, great job on the scratch build.  8) I like the photo etched brass work for the interior.

I have wanted to build a castle for a while, but money is tight right now. I like the figure dioramas that you have built, you did a great job with the base and the figures.

I came across this website many years ago, the author of the blog is building the castle and village of Clervaux in 1/35 scale, even tough the setting is different the techniques he is using can be helpful. Basically he is using construction foam both blue and white for the base of the terrain and the walls of the diorama, then they are covered over with stone, wood or other building materials. From what I understand, a master brick wall pattern was made, then dupicates were created and glued onto the walls of the castle and surfaces. But his construction technique changes for the construction of the town, check out the site below to learn about how the village is being built.

Here is the website:

The author is not as active on the model building forum Armorama any more, now that he has is own blog and portfolio site. the forum post still exist but many of the photos that are used to explain the concepts are long gone.

You can check out this post to get a idea on how the diorama was built.
Armorama forum post

Good luck on your project and keep up the great work.

I like the progress you have made so far, I like the way you built the interior of the model. Is everything going to be closed up or are we going to be able to see the interior from the outside?

Keep up the great work, I look forward to seeing more progress photos.  8)  :-)

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/350 scale Steampunk "Aerial Battleship"
« on: May 20, 2012, 11:23:22 PM »
You did a great job on the model, I like the progress you have made on the model.

Keep up the great work.  :-)

I agree with Grail, if you are just looking to practice, then buy some cheap revell kits from your model store. If there is a plastic model builder's swap meet in your area you can go there, most of these types of gatherings will have people who are trying to unload there 1/2 built kits.

I would save your HG Gundam kits for the time when you are ready to do a complete build...

Model Gallery / Re: Panzer Kampf Anzug Ausf K-4 KETZER (WAVE)
« on: May 13, 2012, 12:25:50 PM »
Wow, great work!!! :-) I love the way you weathered the model, it looks very realistic.

Model Gallery / Re: GSB Xeku Zwei Finaly Finished!!!!
« on: February 13, 2012, 12:29:41 AM »
Great job!!!  :-) I am happy to see that you finished this project. :-)

The model turned out great, I like the sense of scale you have shown with the other Mobile Suits.

Again, Great job with the model, I am happy that you finished the project.  8)

Model Gallery / Re: The Remora and Lillian G
« on: February 02, 2012, 08:33:48 PM »
I agree, you did a great job on both of the models!!!  8)

But I think you could have added a few extra crew members on both of the ships.

Still, Great Job Mike!!!

Model Gallery / Re: No Scale German Flying Helmet
« on: January 26, 2012, 12:48:07 PM »
You did a great job on the flying helmet, you captured the Geo-mechanical feel of a 1930's machine.

I agree, the Gundam Ball is a good starting point for your kit, if you are looking for parts to decorate your model you should checkout a store that sells parts to make computer motherboards and electronic component.

Model Gallery / Re: G-System - 1/72 RX-93 Hi-Nu
« on: January 21, 2012, 10:08:13 AM »
You did a great job on the kit!!! I like the way you painted the Gundam, I am glad to see that you are back working on your kits.

Again, Great Job!!! :-)

Model In-Progress / Re: Pair of Remoras
« on: January 18, 2012, 09:49:58 PM »
Great job on the two Remoras Mike! :-) I like the way you applied the weathering, wear and tear on the two models, the effects look outstanding.

Keep up the great work.

Painting/Priming / Re: airbrushing indoors?
« on: December 05, 2011, 11:51:19 AM »
I am spray painting indoors for all of my projects.

When you spray paint indoors, you will need a place that has good ventilation by either allowing you to put in a powerful fan that can suck out all the paint fumes and particles outside or a place that has a fan that has a powerful fan that leads outdoors. Over the years, I have been able to use the kitchen stove top as a spray booth, all I did was find or construct a spray booth out of cardboard that will fit over the space. My old apartment stove had fan on top and I cut the top and the front of the box off, when I am ready I just put the box over the stove and turn on the fan and I am able to airbrush.  

A bathroom with lots of counter space and a large fan or window that allows you to attach a fan will also work. Personally, I have completely switched over to acrylic paints and use isopropyl alcohol to thin my paints, the fumes problem is less of a issue now.

The important thing to remember when looking for a place to spray paint indoors is to find a place that will allow you to clean up quickly and easily, even with a spray booth, paint particles will float around. A room with lots of hard surface counters and linoleum or tile flooring will make the clean up very quick and easy.

Model Gallery / Re: Fichtenfoo's Hornethopter - The Red Hornet
« on: November 27, 2011, 10:05:01 AM »
Great Job!!! I like the work you did on the bucket, the water poring out of it looks so cool.  8)

Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Testors Flat + FFA?
« on: November 16, 2011, 10:31:21 AM »
I don't think so, if you want a acrylic flat base you will have to use go with Tamiya. I use Tamiya Flat-Base but I have to order it over the internet and have it mailed to me. :wacko: My local hobby shop tries to carry Tamiya products (it's a big hassle to order the stuff), but it's easier if you try and order over the internet.  :(

The issues in the past has either been relabeling of the paint bottles from Japanese to the local language, changing the formula of the paint, or changing manufacturers in Japan.

Try looking around the internet and see if any of the internet hobby shops have it in-stock.  :-)

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/35 KASTOR-new hovertank-
« on: November 14, 2011, 05:14:52 PM »
Great job so far!!!  8) So what do you think of Tamiya putty compared to other types of tube putty?

Keep up the great work!!! :-)

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/144 Bandai NZ-666 Kshatriya
« on: November 13, 2011, 11:47:14 AM »
You did a great job on the Kshatriya!!! I love the paint job... :-)

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