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The Centurion by Industria Mechanika/Fabio
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 05:03 AM UTC


Started a couple of this 1/4 scale armored alien bust today. So far I just hollowed out behind the clear eye inserts so that I can light it up.

Prog Blog: http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/the-centurion/ (more pics)

Get one here: http://industriamechanika.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=44

FichtenFoo
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 07:11 AM UTC
Video tutorial on hollowing the eyes to run wires or fiber optic for lighting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gkYrOFh1r0&feature=youtu.be
Trisaw
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 12:52 PM UTC
Very nice work! The bust looks exceptionally well-detailed and cast.
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 03:14 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!

More progress. Applied a rough texture to parts of one of the busts to help my eventual organically grown insect-like components look, primed, and started painting. Details and steps with what paints I used on my blog here: http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/the-centurion/




[color=red]Start of an alien Iron Man?[/color]





FichtenFoo
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 12:01 PM UTC
Latest progress. Just one color, mottled on over hours of work, but changes sooo much!

http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/the-centurion/

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 01:36 PM UTC
This looks very nice Michael, I like what you're doing with the colour scheme it's something different. I'll keep watching.

Can you tell me when the 2nd edition of the Rook will be ready?
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 04:11 PM UTC
Thanks!

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Can you tell me when the 2nd edition of the Rook will be ready?



I should have it up for preorder by the end of next week actually!
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 05:51 AM UTC

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Thanks!

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Can you tell me when the 2nd edition of the Rook will be ready?



I should have it up for preorder by the end of next week actually!



Thanks, I'll keep an eye on your site.

Back on topic, the more I look at the paint the more I notice things, this is very good and yes it does look insect like.
Can I ask how you did this?
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 06:22 AM UTC
Thanks! It's all fine airbrush work. I use an Iwata HP-BH and a Badger Renegade Chrome which are both capable (with the right mix of paint, thinner and air pressure) of doing very fine lines. You start off with a base coat then do fine-liked figure-eights, scribbles, etc... all overlapping. These thin lines, using different thin/clear layers of color build up making them appear darker in some places and mottled. This takes practice of course so get some paper plastic eggs or something and have at it!
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 06:23 AM UTC
Oh, and of course read my FichtenFoo.com blog for what colors, etc...