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RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
The ground work.

Base colour on using Citadel texture paint.



Some heavier texture on.



And the snow.



Wolf No.1 and rider finished.



More on the other two soon.

Cheers

Si

Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 05:24 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper, I did load pics to the gallery. Thanks for running this campaign and keeping it rolling. I'm looking forward to the next build.
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:05 PM UTC

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David, beautiful build of the flying saucer. I love the weathering. Spot on. I will steal your pencil trick for panel lining on my next bird.

Paul, Great build! You turned a very old kit into a great build.

Congrats to both on finishing!! Remember to upload pictures in the gallery if you have not already.

The next Sci-Fi campaign will start 2-3 months after this one finishes.



many thanks for the kind comments about my build, there are now some pictures in the gallery for this campaign.

i look forward to the next sci-fi build when it comes as i have plenty of kits in the stash :-)
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 04:59 PM UTC
David, beautiful build of the flying saucer. I love the weathering. Spot on. I will steal your pencil trick for panel lining on my next bird.

Paul, Great build! You turned a very old kit into a great build.

Congrats to both on finishing!! Remember to upload pictures in the gallery if you have not already.

The next Sci-Fi campaign will start 2-3 months after this one finishes.
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:19 AM UTC
The Ferry Rocket is done. It turned out to be a fun project and I look forward to another science fiction project. I just got one of the kits of the flying saucer from Forbidden Planet. How soon is the next SciFi campaign?





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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 09:20 AM UTC
It is certainly a stunning take on the flying saucer idea. Most are squeaky clean, your looks like its seen service in the trenches . . .
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 03:45 AM UTC
i think to some degree you are right about this type of nazi flying saucer being a ground attack vehicle as there are four ball turrets on the underside and only one set of guns on the upper hull.

anyway i'm calling this one done now, time to focus on some of the other projects i have started including the three campaigns i am running lol




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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 11:07 AM UTC
I agree, the finish is something else. This must have been a ground attack vehicle?
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 09:52 AM UTC
Fantastic finish David. I just love it.
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 09:46 PM UTC
Hi all,
well this kit is just about done, a few little things to take care of and some decent pictures to be taken at the weekend hopefully.

as you can now see i have added the last stage of the weathering. this was done using oil paints. small dots ans splodges were added using raw umber paint that was streaked downwards using a dampened brush that had been dipped into thinners. this was all sealed in using the citadel purity seal.

after this i did the same again adding just a few spots of lamp oil black and burnt sienna oil paints to break up the tone with some oil leaks and rust spots accordingly.

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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:21 PM UTC
David,
Love your model! It's been a fun build to follow. Looking forward to more, thanks for the updates.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10:16 PM UTC
Wow, looking really great, David!

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 04:51 AM UTC
i have just added the paint chipping using the sponge technique and then given the kit a coat of sealant. the next stage will be to add the weathering using oil paints



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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 07:10 AM UTC
Looking good Paul. The decals do add a lot of interest to the large sections of mono colour.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 05:24 AM UTC
The Ferry Rocket is coming along well. As much fun as the pure concept was, decals add an operational look. Some were from the kit sheet others were sourced from the spares box.



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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:45 AM UTC

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Very well done David. The yellow is not unlike the splash of colour you see on German fighters like the Me109. Have you thought of adding call sign numbers? That might also break up the large slabs of camo.

Its also calling out for eyes!!







There are eyes/windows on the upper turret but they are covered in liquid masking gel at the moment.

Just remember to seal your paint work with a clear coat first that way if you make a mistake you can use an eraser/rubber and it won't effect the paint work you've already done
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:04 AM UTC
Thanks for the steer on that pencil, I just ordered one and look forward to giving it a try. My pin washes have not always been pretty . . .
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC
Very well done David. The yellow is not unlike the splash of colour you see on German fighters like the Me109. Have you thought of adding call sign numbers? That might also break up the large slabs of camo.

Its also calling out for eyes!!



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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:29 PM UTC
Hi guys and gals,

sorry for the slow response but i work nights so it's not always easy to come online and give detailed comments.

first of all i am very surprised that my 0.5mm pencil trick has so many people interested so i have tracked down the one i use on a well known auction site:

0.5mm pencil

i use standard HB refils and this pencil has been in my possession since i was at school and that ladies and gentlemen was well before the turn of the century.

and now something completely different....back to the model in hand as it were.

to break up the somewhat monochromatic appearance of the kit; i decided to add a small splash of colour, the shape of some yellow vertical bands onto the upper hull.

now as some of you might be aware yellow can be a somewhat translucent colour to work with particularly when painting it on to a darker base coat.

with that in mind i began by masking off the area that was to be painted then applied some masking solution using the sponge technique (this was used to add to the worn effect of the paint work) before spraying the area with tamiya flat white. then i i overshot the panel line areas with orange and then over-spraying the whole area with tamiya yellow.

everything was left to dry in the airing cupboard for a day or so before removing all of the tape and masking solution and this is where i am now at. i have deliberately not made the yellow lines symmetrical to the luftwaffe crosses.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:18 AM UTC

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Looking great guys. A lot of variety here for sure.


Yes, the pencil approach is interesting. Do you use a standard HB graphite or special soft artist pencils?



Myself, I use a variety of pencils both standard and artist for different effects. Colored pencils can also be very useful; I still have all the Berol Prismacolors I bought back in college and actually get more use out of them now on models than I ever did on paper.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:10 AM UTC
Looking great guys. A lot of variety here for sure.


Yes, the pencil approach is interesting. Do you use a standard HB graphite or special soft artist pencils?
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 07:59 AM UTC
Thank you for all the kind comments guys.

Detail painting on the 3rd wolf



and his rider.



More soon

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 06:01 AM UTC
Looking really good.
Neat trick with the pencil. I have never used that before. Must be on the to do list for the next kit.
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:33 AM UTC
ok so the Hanuebu is coming along nicely now.

the masking tape has been removed and you can see the two different tones used for the camo pattern. what you can also see is that i have added in the detail for the recessed panel lines. most magazines wax lyrical about pin washes but i'm not a great fan of these.

I use a 0.5mm pencil and a small piece if 500 grain sand paper which i use to re-sharpen the point of the pencil after every few panel lines. make sure that you seal your work first with a clear seal coat, the advantage of this is, if you make a mistake you can simply remove it with an eraser/rubber that you would normally use.

once i had done that the panel lines still look a little shiny but that was solved once i gave it another clear coat of matt varnish, before this i added the decals, there are only two of them and i might try and look through the spares box or come up with another idea to break up the monotone look.

the decals were applied and i use micro sol set to soften them so they would adhere to the surface and conform to the shape better. Once dry i distressed the decals with the point of a sharp blade to make them look more worn out which would help them blend in with the faded paint work.

the reason the paint and decals look show shiny in the pictures is because i literally took the pictures after giving them another coat of clear seal.



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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 06:28 PM UTC
Alex, very cool work. It is very reaslistic looking and one gets the feeling this is actually how it could look. Keep up the great work.

Looking forward to see more