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MrT
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    December, 2010
VIFAM MOBILE SUIT
Posted by MrT on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:45 AM

This is a old Bandai mecha kit from the 80's.  It is either a predecessor or a knock off of the GUNDAM mobile suits line.  It is pretty typical for the times.  Articulated arms and legs.  Rather poor fitting parts.  Just imagine putting together 5 airplanes at once and you will get the picture. I made some modifications along with my usual washing and weathering.  This one has seen combat and extensive operations in the field.  Thanks for looking and comments are welcome.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:59 AM

That looks really cool. What a improvement from the OEM.  What did you use to accentuate the panel lines?

MrT
  • Member since
    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:51 PM

Griffin25

That looks really cool. What a improvement from the OEM.  What did you use to accentuate the panel lines?

 

I use a oil wash.

Thanks.

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:45 AM

Nice weathering!

We've already asked how you accentuate the panel lines, so I'll ask about your technique for chipping.

I build Maschinen Krieger kits, and I'll either use Army Painter matte black as a primer under acrylics, then scuff the acrylic coat to reveal the black underneath.  And I use thin acrylic grays and blacks, applied over the color coat.  Both techniques give me slightly different kinds of chipping and wear.

How do you do yours?

Best regards,

Brad

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MrT
  • Member since
    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Sunday, April 16, 2017 8:36 PM

the Baron

Nice weathering!

We've already asked how you accentuate the panel lines, so I'll ask about your technique for chipping.

I build Maschinen Krieger kits, and I'll either use Army Painter matte black as a primer under acrylics, then scuff the acrylic coat to reveal the black underneath.  And I use thin acrylic grays and blacks, applied over the color coat.  Both techniques give me slightly different kinds of chipping and wear.

How do you do yours?

Best regards,

Brad

 

I use a small brush and Model Master Gun Metal to make the chipping effect.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 17, 2017 11:12 AM

Very cool! Love the chipped dinged-up look you've got there! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

MrT
  • Member since
    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:28 PM

Gamera

Very cool! Love the chipped dinged-up look you've got there! 

 

Thanks!

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