Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 27, part two

Told you I'd still be here.

This is where I am with my Marine 75mm GMC M4 half track. I have been focusing on the rest of the gun and mount assembly as well as detailing the fifty cal MG's and their custom mounts. I still have to tweak them a bit and get everything a little tighter but here is a dry fit view of where in the build I am currently. I'm really enjoying the work going into this build, the paint scheme still lurks in the back of my mind though but I gotts ahake that and keep moving forward.

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More stuff later.

June 27th part one

Yup, part one.

Over the rest of today and the next day or so, I will be doing my best to post updates of the many builds that have been featured here recently. I need to be concentrating on wrapping all of these builds up and getting them off the bench's Que, as I have some more pressing projects that just arrived via UPS.

First update of the day is the most recent pictures of the Dodge. I've pretty much wrapped this one up as far as paint and weathering, I only need to mount it on it's base. The contest will close at midnight on the 30th, so I'm in good shape, I think.

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More later.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Still pluggin' away

Non stop in my spare time even.

I think I'm about done with my X-Wing, I added an R2 unit and the pilot figure, cheesy as he may be and then gave the model a flat coat to kill the shine. I may revisit this some time in the future when I figure out exactly how those ILM guys got their 'dirty universe' look but for now, it's gone to the shelf looking like this.

My 'Stuart' tank is still in progress, I have been attacking it slowly with layers of oil paints to show some dust and fuels stains. I will continue to tweak the look as I am aiming for a really dirty vehicle, covered with dust and grime in layers, giving the vehicle some depth and the impression of a tank under constant pressure, with no time for any maintenance. I still have to figure out what I will do for stowage in the rear basket, I don't have any British gear, so whatever I use will have to be scratch built.

Lastly for today is my Dodge command car. As I may have mentioned previously, this is being built for an online competition, which can be found on I am very close to completion with this and only have a few small tweaks and then I can mount it on it's base. Nothing too fancy or extravagant, just some simple groundwork and a tree, to give the scene a little extra something to hopefully edge out the competition and bag myself a decent prize.

As always, clicking on the picture will increase the size to allow for more detailed viewing. Comments are always welcome.