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PostPosted: January 21st, 2018, 9:12 pm 
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Here, for your viewing discomfort, is Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes 1/13 scale Feral Cat!

Part of this feral creature's twisted story is told in a small comic that came with the kit:
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At only nine parts (the body halves, haunches, a 2-part head, ears, and tail) the feral cat assembled quickly.
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The kit was designed with a twist-on head that could be swapped with a companion piece (a Saber Tooth Rabbit no less!), but this feature left an obvious seam at the neck. I cemented everything in place and faired in the gaps with Milliput two-part epoxy putty.

There was a little putty left after filling the cat’s joints, so I used it to make an extra artifact to place inside the nasty cat’s cage for additional “atmosphere”:
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After assembly I painted the cat’s cage black, and the cat received a coat of Tamiya rattle-can gray primer.

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I’m not sure how to paint the little devil up... maybe some combination of browns and tans?


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Now that's different!

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dwomby wrote:
Now that's different!

David

I'm with you there, David! I don't do figures very often... and animals even less often - but I'll just jump in with a brushed on base coat of Tamiya Buff (XF-57) acrylic over the Tamiya rattle-can gray primer.

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I thought I’d use the complex markings of my own cat Katya for inspiration:

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Maybe a series of varying darker brown stripes over the tan base, green eyes, pinkish nose..?

We’ll see...


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Tim Reynaga wrote:
I’m not sure how to paint the little devil up... maybe some combination of browns and tans?
You could scratchbuild some weaponry, and paint it up as this sweety:
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That said, capturing Katya's patterns, if not her looks, on the model would be impressive; there's at least 5 fundamental colours in there, not counting spot painting like nose and eyes.


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rob_van_riel wrote:
... capturing Katya's patterns, if not her looks, on the model would be impressive; there's at least 5 fundamental colours in there, not counting spot painting like nose and eyes.

I don't really feel up to capturing Katya's complex mix of colors and patterns, but I have started by applying a rough pattern of Tamiya Linoleum Deck Brown (XF-79) stripes over the cat’s tan base, partially overlapping these with stripes of Tamiya Hull Red (XF-9). The face, chest, and feet were highlighted with lightened Tamiya Deck Tan (XF-55).

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Very cool. I've only seen Grumman Wildcats on here before. :lol:

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As I waited for the cat’s stripes to dry, the “accessories” got their finish.

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The poop is Tamiya Buff acrylic with a Raw Umber oil stain to darken it, and the cage key was painted with black acrylic drybrushed with Testors Metallic Gold 1144 enamel.

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Nice 'Mr Whippy' :-D (scaffolder slang for dog pooh)

Looks like this is going to turn out really well 8-)

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Cat looks a lot meaner now it's painted.

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That’s a mean looking cat. :roll:

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That’s a mean looking cat. :roll:


You wouldn't want to take it on!

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With the addition of green eyes (Tamiya XF-5 Flat Green with XF-3 Flat Yellow) and a wash of Grumbacher Raw Umber artist’s oil overall, the nasty Feral Cat is painted.

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After a final coat of Testors Lusterless lacquer spray to knock down the shine, I applied dabs of Future gloss acrylic to put the malevolent gleam back into his eyes.

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Now to cage the little beastie...


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Outstanding work. Quite a scary looking piece. The finished paint is excellent.


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That's freaky! Really great work

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