Model and Miniature Painting

Hobby Year in Review 2017

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Hobby Year Summary

This year was finally the year that I decided to push on and work on my hobbies.  A close friend of mine has significantly inspired me to focus on doing things that I WANT to do, above just doing the things that I feel I HAVE to do.

This was a big step for me from a personal development point of view, and this shift in mindset was critical to me getting going.

I thought now would be as good a time as any to make a quick note of the top 5 most important hobby things I’ve done this year.

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FINISHED: Blood Claw

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#Although really I could have cleaned up this one a little more, particularly on the Wolf Tail, I really wanted to say I’d completed this model before the end of the year.

I doubt I’ll get much painting done tomorrow or Sunday, so today was really the last chance to push him over the line.

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WIP: AMT/ERTL A-Wing Part 4

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Christmas, Cockpits and Pilots

I had a really nice Christmas and Boxing Day, we ate out on Christmas day, and Boxing Day was spent at my parents.  It’s been nice not having to cook for a few days!

The holiday festivities have died down now (although today is my birthday), so I had the chance to get a bit of painting in yesterday and today.

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WIP: AMT/ERTL A-Wing Part 1

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Already Started on the Next Model

With having today off work, and being quite pleased with the result of the X-Wing, I thought I’d crack on with a “new” simple model.  Although I still have a Blood Claw on the go, and had started looking at my old Millennium Falcon again, I wanted a smaller model to chip away at too.  The one I chose was one I bought around 6 or 7 years ago from eBay; an old AMT/ERTL A-Wing.

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FINISHED: Poe Dameron’s X-Wing (Box Scale)

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Painting Progress

Although I’ve had a little painting time this week, mostly it’s been spent on practicing blending, glazing and feathering techniques on the Blood Claw.  This takes a while, and doesn’t show up well enough on camera, so I’ve not posted anything about it.  He’s very much turned into more of a test model.  I think there’s a small chance I may just figure out how to smooth out transitions better with a brush, which means I may relegate the airbrush down to undercoating and basecoats, but that may be getting well ahead of myself hahaha.

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