Tuesday, 30 March 2010
One of the first mecha kit i built years ago when i was at school. Based on the VF-1J that appears in Macross Plus as a Target Battriod.
Kit that i bought was about 10 years old so the decals where ruined when i made this. Was just glued and the detail were painted, not painted white is just bare plastic. Was really happy with it when i first completed it but could do a whole lot better with the newer Hasagawa kit.
Found this in a box which ive kept lot of little things which i find hard to get rid of.
Sunday, 28 March 2010
After adding the weapons and masking of the engines and canopy, its time to paint, first a primer last night. Then got the whole bird painted up today, was quite cool to use the airbrush after all the practice ive had.
Mixed the colours myself using images ive collected instead of the guide colours. Thought the there was a hint of blue in with the grey which would make sence as harrier tend to be carrier based.
To make the darker grey pattern on top of the harrier i masked off the aread using blue-tac then sprayed that leaving a very nice finish line i think, which i could only ever do with the airbrush. Unfortunatly i sprayed the fuel tanks too, which ive now tanken off and respray next time i get the airbrush running.
Finally masked off the top part of the harrier and sprayed the belly in a light grey. Let this now try for a few days, then add the final detail paint work, engine, light etc.
Super happy with the way she turning out, this is what makes the airbrush so damn good.
Friday, 26 March 2010
Very quick and easy base i bought cheap, just aribrushed and drew the lines. Bought more of these real cheap bases pf various sizes which i hope to make some dios for eveything i got 1/144.
Next time i will do undershading so that the grey does'nt look so mono and add a little depth.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Some more done on the wee harrier with a compare against the Dragon version, which you can see is not all that great.
The Dragon kit, which you could tell is a Harrier but one which was mastered using no referance. Still the kit comes with better weapons and decals. Dragon kit it had really rounded off edges and the panel lines don't seems to be correct at all. From what ive researched the revell version is almost perfect.
Weapons pylons and all the other little bit have been attached and is now ready to have the canopy glued, masked and then primed.
Sunday, 21 March 2010
My first resin kit the Yellow Submarine 1/144 scale SDR-04 Phalanx Mk XII which is almost finished if only i could make decals. Printing the homemade decal is fine, what i have a problem with is creating what i want on the computer due to lack of any sort of draw program.
Still the Plalanx looks fine with out the the big M's on the missile tubes, though to me it will only be finished once there applyed.
Decided to make a little dio of the destriod as if it being postioned ready for some sort of daedalus attack.
Saturday, 20 March 2010
More done on the Harrier, practically ready to paint i think. Is one very nice build, this Revell kit is quality. I'm becoming a big fan of the Revell 1/144 kits, going to have to start assembling more of a stash of them.
Added a little detail to the cockpit and painted that up.
Reckon i will have it primed by the end of the weekend.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
The last model i completed with the airbrush practice. Really like the F-15 Eagle but will have to have a look for a better model than this one. None of the decals are correct, used random ones from my left over decal stash.
Really like the underneath, lots of fuel tanks and weapons. Engines turned out fine also.
Sunday, 14 March 2010
After my little mistake of not reading the intructions, i got in the turbine in without having to rip apart the model. painted the rest of the engine and then added the nose cone.
Added the wing and engine intakes then filled in the seams with some Mr Surfacer. Hope that using the Mr Surfacer means not have to do a load of sanding, taking away curves and detail.
The next practice model to be paint and the one with my favorite paint-work. Really very happy with the blue hues i got on this bird.
Shame the Revell model is under-scale, would be a great to build this properly if it where 1/144.
You can see the bare plasitc in the canopy where i rushed the model so i could use the airbrush, if i had just painted that black it would look like a alright build.
Saturday, 13 March 2010
The non-scale or box scale Y-wing from Revell finished. Very easy and quick model this and for a practice model for the airbrush i think it turned out fine.
Random red marking, which i guess could make it Red Leader or something similar.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Started the Harrier today, as with every model aircraft i make begin with the cockpit as per the intructions.
Added a little plasticarfd with break up the simple cockpit, need a thinner plasticard as what i used looks quite chunky. Then paint and a quick wash.
Painted up the turbine and glued up the cockpit.
Which was a mistake. Should have put the engine in first then glued, going to have to pull the model apart to get that in. I always get myself in these silly situtation due to not following the intruction corectly.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
New kit i bought knowing it would'nt be up to much but bought to get the parts. Hoping build a better GM Sniper, which is a personal favorite.
Beam Sniper rifle was what i was really after and a very cool piece of kit it is. Since its an older HG kit the joint are really simple so the photo below is about the only pose i could really pull off except a standing pose.
Comes with a real nice bazooka aswell, never had any of my other gunpla come with this style of weapon before.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Next kit to build will be the AV-8B+ Harrier, VMA-231 "Ace of Spades".
Lucky to find the image ubove off Ebay of all places, only good referance ive been able to find of the exact marking i will be applying.
Looks like most of the kit will be Revell, from the images ive seen looks like the Revell kit is spot on.
The dragon kit is quite bad, reckon i will only end up using the weapons from that one, still nice box art.
Going to be using decals from booth kits as it seems that both company got the details wrong there and i can make it accurate my mix and match.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Got these decaled in no time, quite easy to decal with the gloss coat, never had such a easy ride wth the decals.
Most of the decals for the F-15 came from my decals spares as the one which came with the kit where ruined but the Mig-29 where still in good order.
Really liking the the 29, those red stars look quite cool, a cool scheme for a VF-1 im thinking.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Had good fun airbrushing these 2 espeacially the Mig-29 with it blue hues. Reckon ive figured out the basics on the airbrush by the time there two where completed but then will see when i attempt a model ive taken time building.
Below photo is straight after airbrushing and the one above is a few little details paint and then engine, then sprayed a clear gloss coat ready for the decals. Great gloss coat like ive never achived from a rattle can before.
Have no decals for the F-15 going to have to use spares from left completed model, which might look wrong from what ive got to use.
Think i might buy some those hrow away glove due to my finger now being the same as the jets.