Panel lines and chipping are two of the most foundation effects that can be added to any scale model. Though the process is simple, these two steps can transform a kit from flat and lifeless to weighty and realistic. There are a variety of ways to apply these effects. Oils, enamels, and acrylics can be… Continue reading Panel Lines and Chipping Maschinen Krieger! Wave 1/20 Gladiator Part 4
Painting Maschinen Krieger kits is great fun. Because the genre is wide open for the creators imagination, there is great freedom for color choice. I’ve always thought painting a kit was not just a step on the way to the weathering. Rather, it is the foundation for all that is to come. Color choice, patterns,… Continue reading Painting Maschinen Krieger! Wave 1/20 Gladiator Part 3
Texturing Maschinen Krieger models is a process I always look forward to when working on one of Kow Yokoyama’s creations. With so many of the Ma. K models cast in 1/20th scale, it is a very cool look. Texturing is a process that attempts to simulate a cast steel look, and has been used by… Continue reading Texturing Maschinen Krieger! Wave 1/20 Gladiator Part 2
Painting an engine is not something I have many opportunities to do. While I did paint a few in my aircraft days, it was truly “few”. No more than a handful really. And I’ve not had many opportunities in the scifi world either. While a few models have exposed engine areas, not many have the… Continue reading Painting an engine – Wave 1/20 Ma. K Gladiator Part 1
The Star Wars Legion AT-RT is one of those kits that you really can’t find anything to complain about. It goes together well, the price isn’t bad at all, and… it’s Star Wars. From the Clone Wars animated series. How cool is that? If you’re not familiar with the AT-RT (which stands for All Terrain… Continue reading Star Wars Legion AT-RT: A Step-By-Step Guide!
Building a Gundam diorama has proven to be a lot of fun! I’ve always built Gunpla as standalone models. That’s fun too, but something about placing it in a setting, even one as simple as this, really makes it come alive.
Building a Gundam diorama can have loads of little details involved, depending on what you’ve decided to build. After the planning and priming, I needed to get to work on all the things that would make my little scene (hopefully) come to life. Building A Gundam Diorama – Lots Of Little Things While the non-Gundam… Continue reading Building A Gundam Diorama: Part 2 – The Detail Work
Building a Gundam diorama is something I’ve always wanted to do. The problem was I never really found a subject that inspired me to actually do the work. It’s one thing to look at a mobile suit’s design and think “I need to build that”. But to marry that with an idea for a setting,… Continue reading Building A Gundam Diorama: Part 1 – Planning And Priming
Modeling Star Wars kits is quickly becoming my favorite part of this scifi journey I am on. It combines my love of the plastic scale modeling hobby with George Lucas’ beloved universe from a long time ago. (In a galaxy far, far away.) And the two parts combined add to somehting greater than their parts… Continue reading Modeling Star Wars – Star Wars Legion 74-Z Speeder Bikes
Weathering Warhammer vehicles is a really fun experience. There’s no worries about realism, or that it might be over the top. It’s Warhammer 40K – it’s supposed to be over the top. So weather away! While you can certainly weather any model as you see fit, 40K invites it. The models are full of great… Continue reading WEATHERING WARHAMMER VEHICLES! Building the Chimera Part 6