Wednesday, March 30, 2011

[Spectre Strike] WIP5 - starting on the leg mods

Wanted to finish backpack but can't think of any nice idea so started working on the legs for now, I'm kinda sick so forgive me for just posting pictures - hopefully they will be clear enough :D

oh and btw:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

[Spectre Strike] WIP 4 - waist works

It's about time for another update, right guys? This time i focused on detailing the waist

Monday, March 21, 2011

[Spectre Strike] WIP 3 - upper body almost done

Continuing works on Spectre. Mainly some more plating here and there, first time using koto parts - nothing crazy but still.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

TUTORIAL: your own clear paints

One of biggest benefits in [X-bone] build was discovering this techinque that i'm about to show you guys, i had no idea how it will turn out but... well you will see for yourself :D

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

[Spectre Strike] HG Strike Noir - WIP 1

Off to another project! Gotta keep the momentum.

My next project is a request job so i need to follow certain guidelines - altough i still have some freedom :D

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

X-bone yet another update

Update almost evreyday is certianly something new for me. At first it felt a little wierd but I like it :D

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

X-bone: dio wip update

Not much of an update but just to keep track of my progress.
Added more layers of sand/glue and some bigger rocks. If this wasn't a vertical type of dio i would have finished this a long time ago but as you may guess it's kinda hard to glue something to vertical surfrace, so I have to do one side, leave the mix to dry and then next one. Hopefully I will be able to finish it tonight (propably while chatting on skype :P ) and then prime tommorow morrning

Also started working on new cloak for mr. Bone, I'm not sure if this will work out but it's worth a try... i guess..
so far I glued a used teabags t the piece of cloth but I will not show any pictures for now 'cause it looks like crap...

Monday, March 7, 2011

X-bone dio in works

So time for another update, this time i did some work on the dio itself.

first some paper towels dipped in future to give more shape

then 2 layers of sand, white glue and water mix,

I think i  may add some more of this mix in some places, perhaps with some small rocks to make it more interesting then time to paint it,

also painted weapons and corefighter, pics on a temporary stand:

Friday, March 4, 2011

X-bone - the END is NIGH!!

Well not realy, altough I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (wich most propably is a train... or a monoeye :P)
decided to put this little fella togheter to see if the colour scheme isn't crap. To my suprise it works rather well, so far i mostly took photos at night so the deep purple seemd like black, but here are some shots in sunlight,
there is still some work needed, like painting undersides of the shoulders, and few pieces are still not painted at all, then on to the deacaling I will be using Crossbone waterslides from bandai, but the risk is that red markings won't be easily seen on grey, in that case i will use some other waterslides i got from, I got some mishaps when putting togheter - the worst was that i broke both sb-ed antenae and v-fin... but repaired that alredy, other than that some scratches but i can call that begining of weathering / battle damage process... i guess...

If everything will go as planned (and as usual it propably won't) i should finish this kit next week.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

X-bone - wip update

for those few still lookin at this - a little sneak peak,. Most of the kit is painted and gloss coated, now time to start decaling - and you guys know I love to put a LOT of decals
 Those photos are shot at night with poor light so the purple doesn't looks as nice as in reality.

Also started working on the dio: