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Moebius Fraazeta
Posted by ARDVARK003 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:02 PM

Hi , I'm enbarcking on my first figure build. I'm mostly a  aircraft builder, but decieded to try something new. Chose the "Death Dealer". Seen some builds And it looks really neat. I think I've seen some on FMS  but have't found them. Any help would be appericated. Thanks much,  AARDVARK

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:20 PM

That's cool.  I'll be following.  Put on some Molly Hatchet and paint away!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:18 PM

Just my two cents but you might try some cheaper figures first to get some practice.

Then again you can always paint over or strip the paint off the figure if you really don't like what you've done.

There's a boatload of videos on YouTube on painting figures, I'd just watch a few and play around with the techniques till you find something that works for you.

 

And please post photos, I've love to see how this goes.

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

 

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Posted by ARDVARK003 on Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:19 PM
Keavdog , Thanks for the thought. I'll have to look through my vinyl. I think I have a Molly Hatchet album. AARDVARK
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Posted by ARDVARK003 on Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:41 PM
Gamera, You are correct, there are help videos on this build. I believe I'm a good enough modeler to pull this off. This will probably be my only figure build. The only other ones I have ever done are my boys dungeons and dragons figures many moons ago.I haven't figured yet how to post pics . I'm workin on it Thanks for the rely. AARDVARK
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:51 PM

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:09 PM

If I'm not mistaken, it's a styrene kit, so if I could offer any advice, it's that cleaning up seams will be as important as it is when you build an airplane with the goal of applying a natural metal finish.

Also, with 1/20 scale, you're getting to a size where you could use your airbrush to apply area base coats, such as on the horse, and on the large areas of exposed skin, if you wanted to.

If you're going to use acrylics, particularly water-based acrylics, I highly recommend using a wet palette.  A wet palette consists of a container holding a sponge, and a piece of porous paper for the actual palette.  Wet the sponge, lay the paper over it, and put down drops of paint.  It makes blending colors easy, and it also lets you use a batch of colors from one session to the next.  There are commerically available products, like Masterson, but you can make your own from a take-out container, a kitchen sponge, and kitchen parchment paper or packaging paper.

Above all, have fun, and please share your progress pics!

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