Author Topic: 1/20 Gans Salvage Ma.k Diorama  (Read 33622 times)

May 15, 2015, 01:18:10 PM
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Love all the work you're putting into this build  :-)
(Nice weathering on the garden tiles by the way  :D )
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May 17, 2015, 12:53:41 AM
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Thanks Sticky! Haha yeah those tiles were a lot of work! ;)
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May 17, 2015, 11:18:30 PM
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Got a nice chunk of shed time yesterday so was able to make some good progress.

Started with the eye detail, gave it a base coat of a black/silver/brown mix



Then used some some standard rust and old rust pigments to enhance the rusty look in places



And grabbed some enamel paints and brushed some colour onto the wires and pipes



Then I used a darker black/red/yellow mix to add some chips to the front of the eye cap



And added some grime with old rust pigment



So its now done and in place in the which meant I can now continue with the head, using the same chipping mix for the eye cap I painted the recess where I've left off an inspection panel, and dipped in a piece of small rough sponge with tweezers and added paint chips here and there. I never have a plan when doing this, I just put them where I feel they would be and stop when it feels right.





Which meant I can now continue with the head, using the same chipping mix for the eye cap I painted the recess where I've left off an inspection panel, and dipped in a piece of small rough sponge with tweezers and added paint chips here and there. I never have a plan when doing this, I just put them where I feel they would be and stop when it feels right.











And while I had the paint brush out I mixed up another black/red/yellow enamel mix and added the base old metal colour to the back of the leg stabilisers, the leg fixing point, the rocket tube mounts and also sponged it over my base engine colour to add a tarnished steel look











I also made a small start on the foot detail before I ran out of time. The heel flap is now dry in its new position



For now all I've done is cover over where the leg pokes into the foot





Next I'll add some struts and bits and bobs to finish off so I can get on with priming and painting the legs.

Thanks for looking, more soon :-)
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May 17, 2015, 11:34:43 PM
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Loving that damaged eye, I so  need to get back and finish some projects

May 18, 2015, 01:35:33 AM
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May 18, 2015, 10:18:53 AM
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Just a tiny update, i know i said id be doing foot detail next but i couldnt resist just grabbing some old rust and graveyard dirt pigments and adding them to the head.

 

 

 

 

I love the pigment stage, may add a little bright rust in literally just a couple of places before sealing it all.

But foot will be next.

Thanks for looking, more soon :-)
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May 20, 2015, 11:07:33 PM
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Another small update, got the foot detail sorted, so I can get the leg primed







And I painted the rear of the chin and back armor armor plates a base rust colour, which I also sponged on the front for chips







And I added some light rust to the head to accentuate the rusted areas







Next I'll get the leg sprayed and the grey and continue the chipping on other parts

Thanks for looking, more soon :-)
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May 24, 2015, 11:17:09 AM
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Update time! Had nice afternoon modelling in the shed, really wanted to be able to make a start getting the main body bits on, so started by pigmenting the engine bits with old rust/standard rust/light rust so they are done and ready to go







Then I mixed some enamels for my chipping mix which was sponged over the main body





Then I went through my pigment routine, graveyard dirt (a very dark black brown) for grime and shadow, and to help break up the colour focusing on edges/dips/details







And then switched to light rust/standard rust/old rust to highlight rusted ares and break up the tone of graveyard dirt in place







Then applied the same regime to the leg stabilisers





And then finally time to get it all together









So now thats done, next I'll work on the upper part of the torso and the rocket tubes so I can get the rest of the body together

Thanks for looking, more soon  :-)
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May 25, 2015, 01:26:25 AM
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nice weathering you have going there, very nice work :number1 :number1 :number1

May 26, 2015, 01:43:57 AM
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May 27, 2015, 11:34:43 AM
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Just a quick update, I've got the rear armor plate on



Chipped the rocket tubes





And then after pigmenting got them attached, going to have them at a more dynamic pose so it looks a bit more interesting when its collapsed on the floor, and did a dry fit of the top part on the main body.







Next up I'll do the spring cables from the stabilisers to the leg and body and then it can be all glued in place, and I'll start chipping and pigmenting the legs. So the damaged gans is not far off done!

Thanks for looking, more soon :-)
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May 28, 2015, 06:04:52 AM
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Loving this!
What I might do, personally, is shave off some bolt detail here and there and drill holes where the bolts were. Adds nice little places of interest, where oil might have leaked out or rust might have started. Just an idea, keep doing your own thing!
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May 31, 2015, 12:38:48 PM
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Thanks Sticky! And cheers for the ideas, too late to implement them at this stage, but thanks anyway

Okay more progress, got lots done, started with the legs, I chipped and pigmented them and also sponged on some orange on the top armour plates to give an extra chipped look where the paint hasn't taken very well.















The it was hip armour time, started by chipping as usal with the sponge, but then sponged over orange, and then some more chips over that before adding some light grime with pigments











So all sub assemblies are now complete and I'm ready to whack it all together



Next up I tackled the springs, for spring tubes I like to use solder inside to give good easy flexibility for natural looking curves and strength to hold position.





When in I mixed up some old rust, gun metal, graveyard dirt, black smoke, and standard rust pigments with some watered down vallejo matte varnish to make a rusty slurry that once dry will give a nice dusty finish I'll use light rust to highlight





I also slapped some in the leg joint wells as because of the angles I have the legs at it may be visible



And added a leg cable, instead of using the vinyl plastic ones I opted for black coated wire so I can have it bent at a nice angle that it will hold to look like its hanging down



And then I got the legs on, I'm having them way more angled than they would usually be, so I left out the PE sleeve that holds the leg pin firmly and straight. So I put a blob of greenstuff in the joint and pressed it in to form the hole in the position I want then removed the leg pin and filled it with super glue and popped it back in, so when glue and greenstuff are dry it will be really solid.





Then I glued the hip armor in place and now the legs are in I can get the spring tubes in place that go from stabiliser to the leg piston







And now the spring tubes are done I glued the top section onto the body







I'm going to wait until the legs are totally solid before I start mucking about with the head just in case I knock something, so thats what I'll be doing next.

Thanks for looking, more soon :-)
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June 02, 2015, 11:36:19 AM
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Just a small update, the head is now on





And I added some standard rust to the now dry pigment gloop I added to the springs



Now I'm starting the base, I already cut the wood, now I've marked out and trimmed down the sides and the front as I want it to be sloped down towards some water





Its not glued yet, just held it together with white tack to check it, next up I'll get it together and start building up the groundwork with insulation foam and polystyrene.

Thanks for looking, more soon :-)
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June 05, 2015, 11:02:58 AM
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Your WIP's are always getting more and more detailed. Really nice work.

Where do you end up displaying these pieces?

June 05, 2015, 11:09:58 AM
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Thanks Shark, good to hear from you! My pieces are displayed mostly at my house and some at my parents, wherever i can find shelf space!
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June 08, 2015, 12:43:29 PM
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Update time! Got the base sides all glued into place and after priming hit it with some satin black spray paint





Started trimming down some insulation foam to rough out the basic shape of my sloped riverbank, I'll have to dig out a crater and shape it a bit more before filling gaps and slathering the whole thing with a sloppy groundwork mix



For now I've started getting to work on the two figures, its a 1/20 build so of course I reach for the obligatory tamiya pit crew as a starting point, mixed and matched a couple of interesting poses



The head and faces are pretty awful on these figures, I'm going for a cold weather look, so one will have his face partially covered with a scarf (and maybe a hat), the other guy is going to have a face left over from my fireball diorama. It suits this fine as he looks like he's wearing a balaclava.



So cut ugly guys head off, and the thick location pin and base of the fireball pilots head, and using some styrene coated wire made a neck and after drilling holes fitted it onto the torso







Also pretty sure in the ma.k universe flares are out, so I got out the saw and scalpel to cut it away





I'll shape it a little more and use greenstuff to give a trousers tucked into boots look, for now I'm back on the torso and glued on some arms, found one that looks like it could be holding a radio to his mouth so I'll be scratching one at some point



Just white tacked on the legs to see how it looks together



And couldn't resist roughing out the composition, pretty sure this is how it will look, one guy radioing the find through and the other bending over looking it over, with the head of the gans into the water a bit



And back to the squatting radio guy, want to give him a hooded jacket, so grabbed the greenstuff and pressed some into the gap at the back of his head just to give it some substance



Then using my sculpting tools and more greenstuff started to build up some scarf and collar detail



And used a thin piece to make a hood, and continued building the collar









I want to give the hood a fluffy trim like a parka jacket, so I rolled a sausage of greenstuff, put it around the hood, and then used some scissors to cut out little triangles then rough it up and blend it more with a sharp scalpel





Really pleased with how thats looking, next I'll have to give his jacket sleeves, and continue on the legs.

Thanks for looking, more soon :-)
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June 08, 2015, 09:58:34 PM
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really good work, i like how is coming along and i can't wait to see it finish, and seeing the composition of the dio before it is finish is the cherry on the top  :number1

June 10, 2015, 01:35:25 AM
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Thanks blacklotus! :)
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June 10, 2015, 08:20:41 AM
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That hood with the fur trim turned out really well!