Experimenting with Glazes and Layering
Decided to experiment a little with glazing on the Blood Claw. The original idea was to lay down basecoats and transitions with the airbrush, but I found it looked “too airbrushed” and crude, so by the time I broke out the brush, I couldn’t resist trying to glaze and layer.
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Preparation and More Construction
Most of today’s work was related to preparation to the cockpit parts.
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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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Little time for hobbying this weekend, and with Wolves playing on TV last night, I wasn’t able to get the brushes and paints out until this evening, and even then after catching up with the Walking Dead. Finished work late again, which did not help either!
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Picking Up Where Left Off Years Ago
A long time ago, not in a galaxy far, far away…
I bought a Millennium Falcon model from Amazon. I opened the box with excitement, only to be hugely disappointed by what I found. Flimsy plastic, poor sculpt quality, and worse; the most horrendous cockpit “detail” you could imagine. In fact, it’s an insult to refer to the cockpit as having “detail”.
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Limited hobby time this weekend; I didn’t get a chance to do anything until Sunday.
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Colour Scheme Mind Change
After a day of no painting on Wednesday, I popped into the hobbice (hobby / office), and took a look at where I had got to with the Blood Claw. Although I’d only changed the panel lines to blue on the body, I already preferred how it looked, and was feeling happier with the model.
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Worked on some highlighting the armour.
I’m not too pleased with tonight’s work, so I’m going to make this short and sweet…
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Sometimes Things Just Don’t Go to Plan
Well that hasn’t gone very well!
Started the morning wrestling with airbrush clogs, followed by clumsily applies shadows with a questionable colour choice. I made up a 50:50 mix of Naggaroth Night and The Fang with a few drops of airbrush thinner, and applied this to some choice areas. And by choice area, I mean splattering and spidering everywhere.
This is my own fault, too thin paint, too much paint at too high a pressure and too close to the model. Yep, needless to say I wasn’t very happy.
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Applies the undercoat via airbrush, using my usual zenithal highlighting approach. As I’ve kept the model I’m sub assemblies, I made a conscious decision over where the light source was going to be and how the model would go together to get the light in the correct places.
I’ve not taken any work in progress shots at this stage, as there’s nothing too interesting about it.
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