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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:15 AM

Gamera

Looks neat Bish! I too love the chipping on the turret. 

 

Why do I have the sudden urge to keep saying 'Roger, roger?' 

 

Cheers G.

 

No idea, Roger out.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:16 AM

NucMedTech

Bish, it is looking good looking forward to how you finish. It would be interesting to see some form of German armor camp on it.

PB, agree with everyone, very nice collection. What scale is the nebulon in?

 

Thanks Nuc. I did have a second kit with the idea of doing a German 3 tone camo scheme, but i ditched that idea and sold it off. But would be interesting to se.

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On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:17 AM

silentbob33
Your AAT looks great Bish! The colors look spot on to me. I haven't had too much luck with the hairspray technique either.
 

Thanks Bob. Good to know its not just me, but you never know until you try.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:19 AM

Porkbits

Thanks!

Making good progress with the speeder, should be done soon:

 

Very nice speeder there, love the chipping.

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Posted by Porkbits on Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:41 AM

Thank you, Bish. 

I had to experiment some with hairspray/chipping to get it right, but most important things I found: make sure to use acrylic paint for top coat (enamel won't work), and don't let the hairspray or top coat dry for too long (or you won't be able to scrape off the top coat).

I usually give the hairspray an hour to dry, apply acrylic top coat, and then another hour or two for top coat to dry. Also, when adding water to top coat to start the reaction, the length you let the water set/dry into the top coat will determine how hard/soft the paint will be when you go to scrape it off (which also affects the type of chipping you can do).

If you guys already know all this (and you probably do), just tell me to shuddap. 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 28, 2019 9:33 AM

Cheers for the info PB. I knew about useing Acrylics, but not about not leaving it to long. If i have time i will be adding the AMT STAP and i might give it another go.

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Posted by Porkbits on Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:09 AM

You're welcome. The timing of everything if the tricky part, so might take some experimenting. I've found with Tamiya acrylics that if you apply the water within an hour of painting, the Tamiya can literally peel off (since it's not dry). So I tend to let the water dry almost completely and then start scraping (very gently) with either the dull, pointy side of an X-acto blade or toothpick.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 29, 2019 9:34 PM

PB: The bike looks great! Love the chipping and wear, wish I could get mine to look anywhere near that well!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:03 PM

Thank you! Propeller

Hoping to finish soon. 

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Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, August 02, 2019 6:17 AM

Wow, so much has happened since I was here last. Was down the beach for a bit with the wife and grandsons. We had a great time, but I'm glad to be be back home. Anyway, I see some really nice builds are coming along.

PB, that's quite the line-up you have there. The weathering on your B-wing and Rogue One X-wing are good examples of what I was shooting for with mine. As far as chipping is concerned, what color is used for the primer?

Cary

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Friday, August 02, 2019 2:18 PM

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your beach vacation (jealous). 

It's been a while since I did those builds, but pretty sure I used Vallejo black primer for both the B- and X-Wings. It sprays really well, just give overnight to dry or will peel off.

Also, *don't* use it as the top coat when chipping, it's has a polyurethane base so doesn't react well with hairspray (did a test just for kicks).

PB

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 03, 2019 4:49 PM

If you have seen my armour builds, you know i don't go in for much chipping, if any. So this time i decide to let myself go with it. Quite pleased with the outcome. There were a few spots i took it down to the plastic, i just wentt over that with some tamiya. I followed it up with a couple of clear gloss coats.

Then a heavy raw umber oil wash.

I've since added some heavy staining around the rocket launchers and fitted it to the base, just got to get the final pics. I'll be glad to wrap this one up and start on the Striker.

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Posted by Ted4321 on Saturday, August 03, 2019 8:43 PM

Looks good Bish. Yes

T e d

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Posted by Porkbits on Sunday, August 04, 2019 12:01 AM

Awesome! The wear around the nose and rocket launchers looks great. A properly beaten up and filthy tank.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 04, 2019 5:02 AM

Cheers guys.

When i read that the nose can be used as a battering ram, made sense to give it a god chiping.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 04, 2019 6:47 PM

Looks awesome Bish. I'd figure it would be made out of some sort of futuristic super tough alloy but I guess it would chip just the same!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 05, 2019 4:22 AM

Gamera

Looks awesome Bish. I'd figure it would be made out of some sort of futuristic super tough alloy but I guess it would chip just the same!

 

Thanks G. ye, super tough alloy but cheap paint.

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Posted by Porkbits on Monday, August 05, 2019 8:39 AM

Bish

 

 
Gamera

Looks awesome Bish. I'd figure it would be made out of some sort of futuristic super tough alloy but I guess it would chip just the same!

 

 

 

Thanks G. ye, super tough alloy but cheap paint.

 

Lololol!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 05, 2019 11:14 AM

If I were with the Trade Federation I think I'd program the droids to repaint the tanks when they get chipped up. 

They someone would probably hack the droids to have them paint the tanks hot pink or something like that...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Monday, August 05, 2019 4:11 PM

Lol. That would be different. 

After exactly a year of waiting, finally got this guy today. No assembly or painting required, luckily:

OK, NOW my SW collection is almost done, I swear. Ahem. Cough. 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 11:43 AM

Porkbits

Lol. That would be different. 

After exactly a year of waiting, finally got this guy today. No assembly or painting required, luckily:

OK, NOW my SW collection is almost done, I swear. Ahem. Cough. 

 

OH WOW!!! 

What size is she? Looks about almost a yard/metre long! 

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Posted by Porkbits on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 2:37 PM

I think it's about two feet long. Propeller It's actually the SW Armada gaming piece lol. HUGE. 

And as of last night, it'll be another project. Indifferent The hull has really deep panel lines that I think detract from the look of the ship, so I'm filling them in and will repaint the whole thing.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 08, 2019 8:01 AM

Oh cool! I've seen some of the pre-built wargaming pieces like this and thought they looked really good. Hadn't seen the 'Super' class Star Destroyer till now though! 

Is it in scale with the 'Imperial' class SDs? In any case she's going to look awesome with your quality paint job and detail. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Thursday, August 08, 2019 2:39 PM

Thanks! Aha, I hope it'll be a quality paint job. Will see. :-) The tricky part will be picking the right shade of gray.

I'm not sure if it's in-scale with other pieces within the Armada game itself, but I think so. 

I finished filling all the panel lines, now just need to prep for painting and visit my LHS for some paint:

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 08, 2019 4:05 PM

Thats an impresive looking ship PB.

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Posted by Porkbits on Thursday, August 08, 2019 5:05 PM

Thanks, Bish!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 09, 2019 8:10 AM

Hehe, always reminds me of how I bumped into Michael Sheard aka Admiral Ozzel in the public rest room/water closet at a local convention. I was relieving myself and a guy walked up to the stall next to me and I looked up and it was Admiral Ozzel! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Sunday, August 11, 2019 5:46 PM

Lol, that's awesome! Propeller Can't say that I've ever run into a SW actor in a bathroom. Did you say something like "Sorry you got force choked to death?" Big Smile

Got initial coat on Armada SSD. Starting to look like a proper SSD. So much better without all of the trench-like panel lines to distract from the great greeblie detail they included:

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 12, 2019 11:25 AM

Lol, I did think about saying something but figured just a simple 'hello' would be more polite! 

 

The SSD looks amazing! That's a pile of detail they worked in there!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:01 PM

All done!

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