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SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 09:11 AM GMT+7
Looks good so far, Don.

Looking forward to see more when the washes go on.
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 08:29 AM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
I've been painting my AT-ST. I'm using some old Polly S Blue Gray 5-P for the final coat. I've tried to go light to let some of the previous Medium Blue layer create some shading. I'll add a little more paint tomorrow. The light is getting darker due to thunderstorms so I'll take a break today.




I'll try to remember to use a circle template and add a lighter layer to the hatch a.k.a. "modulation" without mixing paint. Don't know if it will work but it's worth a try.


I'm not getting the exact results I wanted but I'll try to create more contrast with the "wash" I'll add later. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:55 PM GMT+7
@Shawn-Excellent work! Love the chipping and scratches on this figure.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 04:11 PM GMT+7
Looks Awesome, Shawn! You should be proud of this one!
Scipio2010
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:15 AM GMT+7
I finally finished up the Trooper this weekend. I was waiting on the base to arrive in the mail (its a drink coaster made from slate with the Imperial logo stenciled on it).

So I present to you all a Recon Trooper from the 18th Special Reconnaissance Squadron during operations on Kashyyyk around 10 BBY.















SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:40 PM GMT+7
Iain, really nice builds. Thanks for sharing the better pictures. Nice work!

Charles, we still have some months left for this campaign, so feel free to join.
Normally unfinished builds are allowed for the next campaign, so if your build for this Sci-Fi III campaign is not finished by the time the campaign ends, you can finish your model for Sci-Fi IV.
What are you planning on building?
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:10 AM GMT+7
Compared to normal PE they are fairly easy even some of the more fiddly bits. Because of the fact they are designed to go together without glue, you don't need to fiddle about getting bits to stay lined up while glue dries or you apply solder.

The most critical thing is following the correct order of instructions, as some parts can't go on if you mix up the sequence.

The fact that they are laser cut and etched stainless steel means there is quite a bit of detail and texture on them and the parts are well thought out so you end up with a reasonable facsimile of the item in question.

I recommend having a good pair of PE scissors, I use the xuron needle scissors(I forget the model number), some flat jewellers pliers for bending, and some small needle nose pliers.

I also have a brass rolling set which came in handy, but is not a necessity.

There is quite a good selection of kits, including a tiger tank, "P-51", and space shuttle, as well as the whole range of Star wars and star trek kits.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:33 AM GMT+7

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Iain, those kits came out great. I must admit that I hate working with PE so kudos to you for pulling off those builds.



I must say I've never seen anything like them...they look amazing.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 04:55 AM GMT+7
Iain, those kits came out great. I must admit that I hate working with PE so kudos to you for pulling off those builds.
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 01:58 AM GMT+7

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Shame. I would loved to have joined, especially having completed 7 builds already. I have one planned already but I am already in the process of building something. Will there be a continuation or a follow up campaign in the future?



This one runs until 12/31/17, so there's a reasonable amount of time left, Charles...
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:38 PM GMT+7
Shame. I would loved to have joined, especially having completed 7 builds already. I have one planned already but I am already in the process of building something. Will there be a continuation or a follow up campaign in the future?
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 07:51 PM GMT+7
Got some better images of my Metal Earth models.















Is there a campaign gallery hiding somewhere as I can't seem to find it.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 01:13 PM GMT+7
Jesper and Don, those walkers are coming along well. Im really interested to see how the camo schemes come out.

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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:11 PM GMT+7
Howdy Y'll
@Jesper-Nice walkers! I'll be watching for the splinter camouflage.
I painted my AT-ST with a coat of Tamiya's rattlecan Matte Black. I didn't have any NATO Black and the LHS is about 100 miles away, no guarantee they had it in stock.
After the Matte Black coat I air brushed a coat of Tamiya Medium Blue to lighten it up a little before the final coat.


I wished I would've thinned the blue more or brushed on less to let the black shadows contrast more with the blue.
I was hoping the screw under the turrent would stay colored black but I was airbrushing in low light today so I sprayed on too much blue. I will probably use a black wash to create some shadows on the screw.

Built pretty much OOTB but I tried to drill holes into the barrels.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 08:25 AM GMT+7
It is time for me to get in on the action. I am going to do two Dust Tactics walkers in approx. 1/48 scale.

I will make them in a winter camo splinter theme. More to follow



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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 01:41 AM GMT+7
Sounds great, lap man. Looking forward to see more
eMan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:46 PM GMT+7
Start to build my entry, Virtual-On SAV-07 BELGDOR.


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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:44 AM GMT+7
Pasi, a classic! Looking forward to see the result. As I recall the movie the finish on the metal car parts will not be that easy to achieve.
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 06:36 AM GMT+7
I think I'll have to scrap my original plan, because it's too difficult to figure out shapes from the low resolution reference images. So I'll build a more conventional model instead:



The Aoshima's model should be doable in the remaining 2+ months with few small enhancements.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 01:30 AM GMT+7
Shawn, that looks awesome. The work on the joints is top class.

Now I am really motivated to start one of my own.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 06:03 AM GMT+7
I painted the Trooper and preparing to finish the detail work and start weathering it. I was underwhelmed with the kit provided base, so I ordered a coaster from Etsy that features the Imperial logo on it. Im excited to get it and see how the figure will look standing on it.







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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 11:34 PM GMT+7
Sounds good, Mike.

Looking forward to see more.
Spruslayer
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 11:27 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jesper,There is one more color for the camo.
I let the paint coats cure for at least a week befor i move to the next color to be sure the tape wont pull any of the previous color off.Then comes the dreaded weathering,so back to the books for me
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 07:09 PM GMT+7
Mike, that looks awesome! Are you going to add more colors? A green?
Spruslayer
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 11:18 AM GMT+7
I have begun to paint the the splinter camo,happy with it so far