WIP: AMT/ERTL Millennium Falcon

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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WIP: Space Wolf Blood Claw Part 3

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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WIP: Space Wolf Blood Claw Part 2

Undercoating

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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FINISHED: Old School Dwarf Slayer

No Posts != No Progress

Rather than posting this week, I decided to spend my hobby time actually painting.  I was finding taking WIP shots, transferring them to my PC, balancing the levels and then resizing and uploading them to both my CoolMiniOrNot WIP thread and writing a new post was too time consuming.  Although I want to be active on this site, and I want to maintain a WIP thread to get feedback from the painting community, my time is just too limited to do all three at this time.

Work is busy with a number of projects I’m managing, and although I’m  leaving on time, I’m tired, and it’s tough motivation to get back onto a PC to write blog posts and sort out photographs.  That combines with training I’m doing four out five nights a week to keep fit, as well as still preparing healthy meals is meaning something has to take priority.

I decided to post less frequent updates, and instead do more painting, and it paid off – the Dwarf Slayer is now complete.

I didn’t do a whole not more on him, other than highlight the stripes, and paint the front of the trousers and belt that was obscured due to his huge belly!  Once this was done, other than touching up a few areas I’d accidentally chipped, that’s all I did on him all week before moving on to basing.

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WIP: Old School Dwarf Slayer Part 10

Up to Ten WIP Posts for one Dwarf?!?

So I’ve now reached ten separate posts relating to one dwarf model.  Talk about a slow painter!  Shame the results don’t seem to match the time spent haha

Truth is I’m actually quite happy with how this one is progressing.  I’m learning a whole host of new things, and I’ve certainly tried a lot more techniques than I have previously.  Although I’d like to paint more quickly, at the moment I’m just trying to paint (and post) regularly – so as I don’t have a great deal of painting time, I’d rather make sure I do a little bit as often as I can.

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