This is just mind blowing to me and fun to watch. Too many things going on in my life lately to actually feel like sitting down at the bench. So I am happy modeling vicariously through your excellent work. Drive on brother,I am enjoying the show.
Hi guys -
Thanks for having a look, and sorry about the delay in posting.
Work has been a headache.....I just haven't been in the mood to do much...but, since the last post, I've made progress -
Tim - hahaa! either barney rubble or nick the blockhead!!
Hi Charles - - thanks for stopping - by and leaving some comments - about your question, you'll see below each that section of debris is built on little modules (the pic is of the underside) - using scrap material (bass wood etc) for the base. It's fairly light and durable, and easy enough to modify if needed.
Hi Mike and Jerry - yes, random, it's really hard to believe how hard it is to stay random. Jerry, i remember once you summarizing the situation pretty well - expressing that subconsciously, your mind is looking for order - and unless you go out of your way to break the order, you will indeed create a pattern - it's funny - I've seen this - completely unintentionally, objects being placed in the same orientation and equidistant from each other! you know if we (i) tried to do it would be next to impossible - lol - also...on a separate but related note, I've noticed when painting camo on uniforms, or chips on armor, the brush strokes can slip into patterns as well - same length, shape, direction and angle -weird eh?
Ok - enough - please see some updates below - starting with T-55 number two, done:
And there you have it! another T-55 - - I've really enjoyed these builds - so much so, that I'm considering another for this dio! they're fun to build and a challenge to deconstruct and then weather -
And - back to the dio. Charles asked about the base of the modules, please see below:
I've been on a real kick lately to use anything I have laying around before I buy new stuff - even remnants of strip wood. This is the underside of one debris module - as for the top of the debris module:
Above you can see the light colored textured material - it's just uncolored pumice gel.
and above, some paint added - and the dark area, where the burned AFV will be placed.
Above, you'll see a bit more of the street- the pumice gel is painted and another layer of painted but unweathered debris added (along the left side of the street - visually it really pops out!). This "shiny new" debris will first get a wash of grimy dust, and then more and more pigment!
thanks for checking it out - next time...maybe another T-55??!! lol
Hi guys - thanks for dropping in and leaving your thoughts - I really appreciate it!
Each of you have posted some amazing work on your blogs - I think I've drawn inspiration from each of you at one time or other! It's a fun hobby and great forum.
I've taken lots of photos of the now completed project - I went outside for the sunlight - which always amplifies the good, and less good...! Unlike Jerry's current project - I didn't use a backdrop - I should have - maybe even a simple beige to blue/grey panel.
The reason? Well, when outside, on a dio with no solid walls to block the background, all of the real scale background just doesn't disappear! Trees, shrubs, hippies, buildings, hipsters, light posts, kids, cars, dogs, moms with kids, trucks, bike riders, cops - everything in my neighborhood! While all fine in real life....not great for pictures of a 1/35 world!
Hopefully I'll post the images next week some time....for now thinking about what's next. Maybe finish the Bladerunner? Start getting serious about Mike K's scratch building campaign? Or - start something else?
Thanks for dropping by -
Whatever you decide to move on to it will be fun to watch !