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December 31, 2010, 01:46:59 AM
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Lin.K

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Autumn, 2886. In a an effort to delay the Mercenary Forces assault on Nu-Canberra, the defending Strahl forces were ordered to employ Scorch & Burn tactics, torching large swathes of bushland surrounding the already battle scarred capitol. Thick, choking smoke from stockpiles of old rubber tyres were set ablaze to reduce the effectiveness of Merc Air Superiority, reducing Air Support from Falke Squadrons and resulting in copious amounts of soot and ash falling in the city.

Despite these setbacks, elements from the 441st Armoured Infantry, the famed “Horned Owls” were able to punch through from the south, clearing a path for Merc reinforcements to compete the push and re-take the bitterly contested Nu-Canberra after 2 weeks of brutal fighting.

Here we see Christophe Olivier, an acting Corporal whom took over leadership of Sabre Squadron Bravo 2. Due to his squad leader being incapacitated and communications malfunctions, he found himself leading a formation 3 ranks above his own and acquitted himself admirably, receiving an acting First Sergeant rank immediately and a field Commission within weeks of this action.

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S.A.F.S MK III “RAPTOR” finished! Great feeling to finish this project for the year and must say again, I love this new kit from WAVE and really look forward to doing another one. With the back story, the finish should explain itself – I wanted a dry and dusty looking suit that looks like it’s been fighting in both a dry and burnt environment.

Will update again with the last installment of the WIP Tutorial again shortly, I first wanted to get the pictures into my gallery for 2010.

The really short version if you don't want to read through it all is that I based this finish on the idea that the blue plastic the kit comes in is the color of the ceramic armour, as it comes from the factory. Then in the field, the issued unit applies their own camo - in this case a base of Dark Earth with Chocolate Brown camo splotches. No rust on the armour but I did finish the muffler area as if it's a replaceable part that is metal - painted to look like the blue ceramic armour that has then had the paint both burnt off and oxidised a little. The overall finished and base is meant to represent a brunt and dusty environment.

Thanks for looking, hope you like this one. I must say, I’m extremely pleased this time!!

Cheers,

Linc

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(If the photos are too big/too many, happy to knock them down or just link to the blog, sorry in advance!)

















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January 03, 2011, 03:55:21 PM
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ZLuca

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You know, you're one of my favourite painters.  :razz:
I really can't judge modelling techniques because are usually so good in your works.
Exemple, this grid is amazing itself

http://www.scale120.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/CIMG9898b.jpg

Love also pilot's helmet, creates a very good contrst!
Great work man!

Luca

January 04, 2011, 12:38:42 AM
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Lin.K

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thanks Luca, glad you like it.  :embarrased:

I don't expect anything much in the way of replies, especially here because the scale and style are different. Even, "I can't bereeve it's not rice rocket robot!" would be more than acceptable. 8)

Of course, Gush for Awesomeness™ is always welcomed as in the words of Kung Fu Panda, there is no extra charge for awesomeness.  :lol:

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January 04, 2011, 09:15:13 AM
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Nice work Linc! I always love seeing your stuff, the amount of detail in your finishes is fantastic.

I agree with Luca, that little grid/panel is so full of life it really looks great!

- M

January 04, 2011, 12:54:54 PM
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I think you are one of the best painters I have ever seen. (you and Z)  The subtleties are so realistic.  I can't believe it's all hand painted.  Some video tutorials would be awesome. ;)
SNIFFING RESIN DUST IS FUN!!!!!!

January 04, 2011, 03:22:04 PM
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I think you are one of the best painters I have ever seen. (you and Z)  The subtleties are so realistic.  I can't believe it's all hand painted.  Some video tutorials would be awesome. ;)

He works a little bit of airbrushing into his work. Not sure if he did on this one though.

January 04, 2011, 07:41:32 PM
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Matt! Cheers mate, glad you like it. And not just because it's the color of Gorilla Curry either! (it is a bit, don't you think!?!  :lol:)

There are some SBS in their, I was going to post them all here but they nifty blog made by non other than Mighty Michael the FichtenFoo himself does all the work for us;

http://www.scale120.com/?tag=all-new-wave-raptor

mvm3897 - thank you kind sir but unlike Luca I can't make anything if it doesn't have little numbers on it. Luca can make gold from putty and chewing gum!

Matt is right, I use airbrushes all the time too and they are fine tools, it's just a scale thing - I find with smaller kits like this that it's just as quick to use a brush.

Video tutorials - yes.... I keep planning on doing some but then realise how boring they would be. Or at least they would be me making stupid wise cracks whilst watching paint dry.  :lol: You are right though, I should try and do something like that but I also suspect people would say, "Hey that looks easy!". Plus I will need something to sell that the end of it... Any ideas?

Thanks again for the comments guys, much appreciated!

Linc

P.S. I still have never made a Gundam but am now friends with Max Watanabe who can't believe it and is pestering me to make one... so maybe... :D

Going to Hobby Japan from now for the opening year shoot- Nutcracker. Will upload a couple of pics!
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January 06, 2011, 01:33:25 PM
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skjfn jdfsoidfoi asijfiosjdfdnj jjkdsfjkkj!!!!

That was alien for your f'n awesome... :razz:

One of your best, if not the best. Absolutely love it man.

Best,

Mike

January 06, 2011, 03:47:31 PM
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P.S. I still have never made a Gundam but am now friends with Max Watanabe who can't believe it and is pestering me to make one... so maybe... :D

Going to Hobby Japan from now for the opening year shoot- Nutcracker. Will upload a couple of pics!

Show off!
By the way the model is cool .

January 06, 2011, 05:36:54 PM
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Amazing work! The base and painting effects really work in tandem.

Do you write the backstory before you paint to determine the direction?

I'm also curious, if you have a moment, how you did the fuel stain on the right side?

Thanks