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Author:  MarkyM607 [ December 27th, 2017, 2:59 pm ]
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Anyway, can't sort the airbrush now so brush painting it. Not too bad but will need to re-do the dark lines and looks unlikely to be finished before the deadline either. :sad:

Author:  Kitaholic [ December 27th, 2017, 4:49 pm ]
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Bet it's still looking good mate

Author:  MarkyM607 [ December 28th, 2017, 2:21 pm ]
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Kitaholic wrote:
Bet it's still looking good mate

Thanks!!, however more by luck than judgement she's got a very worn look now!! :lol: Pics later hopefully....

Author:  MarkyM607 [ December 29th, 2017, 3:19 pm ]
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The first picture the paint is still wet somewhat. I think I've made it worse to be honest. If I can I'll spray a solid light green coat and re-do the pre-shading which is all but gone on the top!!.

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Author:  ShaunW [ December 29th, 2017, 5:49 pm ]
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A good try, Mark and this is a weathering technique that I find difficult. As of yet, I've never managed pre-shading to my satisfaction. I either smother the effect with the first application of top coat or put on a thinner top coat, think that the pre-shade looks too overdone and then overcompensate with more top coat and end up smothering the effect, etc, etc, - you get the picture :roll: . Best of luck having another crack at it.

Author:  MarkyM607 [ December 30th, 2017, 3:03 pm ]
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ShaunW wrote:
A good try, Mark and this is a weathering technique that I find difficult. As of yet, I've never managed pre-shading to my satisfaction. I either smother the effect with the first application of top coat or put on a thinner top coat, think that the pre-shade looks too overdone and then overcompensate with more top coat and end up smothering the effect, etc, etc, - you get the picture :roll: . Best of luck having another crack at it.

We seem to be twins at this, that's pretty much what I end up doing, as evidenced by the photos!!.
Also, thanks, Rob Van Riel has offered me a new airbrush so hopefully it will allow me to have another go!!. :grin:

Author:  ShaunW [ December 30th, 2017, 5:56 pm ]
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MarkyM607 wrote:
ShaunW wrote:
A good try, Mark and this is a weathering technique that I find difficult. As of yet, I've never managed pre-shading to my satisfaction. I either smother the effect with the first application of top coat or put on a thinner top coat, think that the pre-shade looks too overdone and then overcompensate with more top coat and end up smothering the effect, etc, etc, - you get the picture :roll: . Best of luck having another crack at it.

We seem to be twins at this, that's pretty much what I end up doing, as evidenced by the photos!!.
Also, thanks, Rob Van Riel has offered me a new airbrush so hopefully it will allow me to have another go!!. :grin:


That's very good of him and I hope it works well for you as your initial effort was looking promising. My foul ups listed above, however, were with using an airbrush - goodness knows how much of a mess I'd make with a paint brush, the world's best brush painter I am certainly not :ha:

Author:  MarkyM607 [ December 31st, 2017, 3:11 pm ]
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ShaunW wrote:
MarkyM607 wrote:
ShaunW wrote:
A good try, Mark and this is a weathering technique that I find difficult. As of yet, I've never managed pre-shading to my satisfaction. I either smother the effect with the first application of top coat or put on a thinner top coat, think that the pre-shade looks too overdone and then overcompensate with more top coat and end up smothering the effect, etc, etc, - you get the picture :roll: . Best of luck having another crack at it.

We seem to be twins at this, that's pretty much what I end up doing, as evidenced by the photos!!.
Also, thanks, Rob Van Riel has offered me a new airbrush so hopefully it will allow me to have another go!!. :grin:


That's very good of him and I hope it works well for you as your initial effort was looking promising. My foul ups listed above, however, were with using an airbrush - goodness knows how much of a mess I'd make with a paint brush, the world's best brush painter I am certainly not :ha:

It is, and I hope to repay his kindness by doing somewhere near a respectable job!!. I've only eroded my fear and whatever of Airbrushes over the last few years so hopefully I can add it to and complement my hairy stick use rather than replace it totally. :grin:

Author:  MarkyM607 [ January 2nd, 2018, 7:44 pm ]
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Although I still intend to use the airbrush Rob has kindly given me, I have bought some flat shaped brushes from a local art and office shop. I've re-done the lines on all surfaces. Doesn't look too bad.
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On the picture I'm basing this on, the lines are quite distinct from the overall colour and so I don't want them to be feint. However they do look a little hard edged even with my new brushes. Might see how good I can use this airbrush and fuzz them up a bit. :grin:

Author:  MarkyM607 [ January 15th, 2018, 1:46 pm ]
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Think this is now a DNF but will try and finish her tonight!. :grin:

Author:  Old_Tonto [ January 15th, 2018, 5:36 pm ]
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A very good effort Marky. look forward to seeing her completed.

Author:  MarkyM607 [ January 15th, 2018, 7:42 pm ]
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Thanks OT. This is how she will probably finish today...
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The tiny little wheels under the tail are interesting to make in this scale. One of them fell to the floor and I was sure the Carpet Monster had it for a snack. Eventually my torch and I found it before he consumed it!!!. It's only about 1 1/2 mm wide so it was a result to be sure. :grin:

Author:  planecrazyman61 [ January 16th, 2018, 11:25 pm ]
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hi marky if you have had time to complete don't forget to post some pics in the gallery of completions,if fact it looks near as damit to me stick it in anyway even if you haven't had time to finish it off :)
cheers craig

Author:  MarkyM607 [ January 17th, 2018, 2:42 pm ]
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planecrazyman61 wrote:
hi marky if you have had time to complete don't forget to post some pics in the gallery of completions,if fact it looks near as damit to me stick it in anyway even if you haven't had time to finish it off :)
cheers craig

I'll see what I can do tonight. It needs the u/c painting as well as the doors and the canopy attached. Other than that it's done!!.

Author:  MarkyM607 [ January 20th, 2018, 7:57 pm ]
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I'm afraid it's a DNF. I have a little bit to do but I will try and get it done tomorrow and post it asap. :grin: I have enjoyed this GB as I said, it's a different country to that which I usually do. :grin:

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