Two Updates in one Weekend
Yes, a minor miracle, two update in the same weekend!
Spent a few hours cleaning up the overspray and missed areas today with a hairy brush. There was something really fun about removing the masking tape to reveal the White areas of the model, (mostly) untouched. Things would have been a lot easier if I’d have sprayed the model in sub-assemblies, but live and learn eh?!
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Excuses and Moaning
It’s been a really busy couple of weeks at work, and with the changes I’ve tried to make since the New Year, it’s been tough getting time in for hobbying.
This hasn’t stopped me watching season after season of GOT of course, but y’know how addictive that show is!
It’s not been a great week for me at work, I’ve been extremely stressed and not feeling particularly happy or satisfied with it – I have a good job, but sometimes the pressure and completely unreasonable deadlines on a large number of projects is just too much. However this stuff is not what this blog is about, so I’ll leave it there.
I’m away next weekend, so I although I’m out this afternoon to see the guys and watch the footy, I knew I had to make at least some progress with the A-Wing, else I’m never going to make finish it.
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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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Attempting New Techniques
Not much painting time this week, but this weekend I did get a chance to move the Blood Claw along, taking the opportunity to try out a few more techniques I’ve note attempted before.
I also stuck him together at the end of the painting session, as now seemed to be as good a time as any.
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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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Worked on my Bandai Poe Damerons X-Wing this evening.
This is one of Bandai’s “vehicle” models, this means there a box scale rather than a specific consistent scale of model, and they are really quite small – palm sized really.
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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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