I have a short post this week. I bought a Woodland Scenics Static King at a reasonable discount. Store I bought it from had used it once for the store layout. I payed about 70% of list for the applicator itself.
Why do I mention this in my anything goes blog? Why would I not post this in my trains blog?
and a cruel close-up of one of the pauldrons;
I'm OK with some patchiness. This is supposed to be a horror-movie sor
Missed the update last week, but more to show this week for it. Mostly in-progress of paint. The contest Gundam model is in paint, now. I picked up a Woodland Scenics Static King to do the fur. The Magister is in yellow, and the Aston is in silver. While iconic, my DB5 will end up being green.
(Probably) See you next week.
I need to do more work.
Work was slow at work, so I had the bright idea to bring a Gundam to build at work. Took me a day-and-a-half. I do enjoy the Gundam kits, especially the Master Grade kits. They are snap-fit but entirely rewarding. Here is the F91;
If any of you are Gunpla fans, this is the Ver. 1.0 of the MG F91, and an early run kit, too. I have built the 'Harrison' version before, so missed out on the Rafflesia stand seen here. Both stand and kit could use
To hell with tags.
This week, only more work on the current contest build. First time using Miliput, all previous work of relevant type being done with 10-year-old Citadel Green Stuff. Shorty can of Tamiya primer died before I had the whole Gundam monster primed. I need to stick to the large cans. Don't mind the white object at the bottom of the rack shot. Totally not a DB5.
Most of the week was working on a new project.
I have decided to enter a new contest. The group I am with, Gunpla Builders of Chicago, is doing a coopted contest with a regional group. The theme for the build is Gundam Build Fighters. That theme was described as just custom work. So, I'm going a little wild. This is what I have so far;
No paint as of yet. These Gundam kits come molded in color, and are normally snap-fit. This build uses parts from Gun
Sorry I've been quiet. Just haven't taken time to write here.
Firstly, I finished the two cars I've been dragging out. The Volkswagen;
Paint did not come out perfect, but still. This has been sitting half-built in my backlog for over a decade now. Lack-luster paint was less important than finishing the build.
Next, the Alpine-Renault;
Paint is markedly better, but the decals tweaked on me. I've had bad luck repeatedly with Tamiya waterslides.
Getting close to done with these two cars. Both projects are about at the same point. Glass is in, tail-lights and turn signals picked out appropriately, detail parts are being added. I did have to buy some new Clearfix, though. My old jar gelled over. Fresh bottle is much easier to work with. I'll be happy to have these two done. Both have been floating about my stash for over a decade.
First off, let me get this out of my system;
F*** G****** TAMIYA F****** DECALS! ABSOLUTE WRETCHED B*******! TEN SECONDS MY A**! G****** F****** WOULD NOT LET GO CLEANLY AFTER 60!
Anyways, I was doing more work on the Tamiya Alpine-Renault on my bench. Weather is still a bit cool & damp for airbrushing Tamiya acrylics. Once the weather improves, I need to spray the drivetrain. Most of the rest of it is done. There is a bit more to do. Most of what I need to do yet
Seemingly not a lot done this week.
Monday and Tuesday, I spent most of my work time on a 28mm centaur for the Dungeons & Dragons game I play in. My character uses a 'greataxe,' but the model was molded with a spear. The work was simple. I had planned on pinning the axe-head and handle, but I had no suitable materials for such fine details. Also, this model was intended for a 2" round base, but the character is to be on a 1" round base for rules reasons. The overhang
Two projects finished in the last week.
I know it is not perfect. Mistakes made on the Dragon will hopefully be remedied on the next build. I only plan on one more airliner, though, and that kit scares me. Still, finished as I consider. I get to display it on the club's layout on Saturday for our one-and-only show this year. I chose 'City of Birmingham' as I wanted one that wasn't modelled frequently, and named for a city in GWR territory. Important, that.
So, first off, I think after this entry, I'll switch to a workbench thread. The blogs here seem to get very little traffic, and I'm an attention whore. I do want commentary on what I can do better.
We had a short break in the weather, with reasonable temps, so I took to the cardboard box that qualifies as my spray booth.
The Heller/Airfix/Tasman de Havilland Dragon Rapide is almost finished. Two small detail paint jobs, window frames, and reattaching the struts sho
If you've read my other blog, you'll know I ruined a couple of other projects this week. Ruining the other projects kind of dampened motivation to do much else, so 'this week' has literally been 'tonight.'
One of two, I had picked up an accessory kit from Bandai, a stand for figures, that also establishes itself as a base for special effects accessories.
The translucent purple parts are intended to represent some kind of explosion or radiation. All six sections are mo
More building this week, stacking up more painting.
Firstly, some 28mm 8th Army by Warlord games, intended for their WW2 game Bolt Action
The sprue I had came as a pack-in with last month's issue of Wargaming Illustrated. I'm not subscribed, but I might at this point. I'm starting to bite more into the wargaming culture, though WI is aimed more at historical wargaming. Only one of the four games I play is historical, and I don't need further expansion.
Even less modelling this week. Spent Saturday night at a friends up in McHenry, didn't end up home until 3-ish Sunday afternoon. I was out Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday, as well. Still, I managed to finish assembling the Infinity army I had picked up. Obviously, the lot needs paint, but that won't be started until I get weather to spray. Even then, other than this being on my bench, this is sort-of a lower priority to other projects. Have fun with the pics!
Holding to my word, where is your weekly update.
I have done jack all this week.
We got more snow on Tuesday. Tuesday night is also when I need to bring the garbage to the alley for collection Wednesday morning. I handled such chores, and ****ed-off and watched some anime. Monday, though, did bring some progress.
Firstly, minor tinkering with the VW. My first attempt at gluing the hubcaps to the wheels failed, so I cleared more chrome plating from t
As I've mentioned in Dogtown & Points West, non-railway projects are up in my queue. I decided to create a second blog, in case some readers care not for anything that doesn't move on its own.
I participate in some table-top wargaming. One game that I've always been interested in is Infinity: the Game. Infinity is produced by a Spanish outfit by name of Corvus Belli. The rules are...different from many of the other popular games. For starters, you roll 20-sided dice