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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:05 PM

Hi,

How about this one.

Pat

Tobruk

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:42 AM

Awsome Pat, I got you up Yes

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:43 AM

Steve, this is Gamera/Cliff. I can't get into my old account but hopefully I'm back with this one. 

I'm still in this with SPACESHARK but I picked this female cyborg/android recently. I think it fits into the cyberpunk description and would like to enter it. It's up to you if it's kosher or not...

Sorry I couldn't find a decent photo of the finished model on the internet so I ended up just taking a photo of the PC monitor. 

  

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:06 PM

Glad to know you're back Cliff. I had some issues and thought I might have to create a new account as well but it seemed to work after several days. This site seems to take out one member everytime it goes haywire.

The cyborg, android or whatever she is will work fine....Biopunk?!? She's a little spooky though I gota say.

Looks like a ton of work to paint, looking forward to it.

Steve

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:09 PM

Gamera,

Is...is that a USB port or something back there?

I'll get my coat.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:52 AM

Thanks Steve! 

The figure is about half sexy and half creepy. It hits the 'uncanny valley' hard which is the major reason I bought it. 

And Real G, nope not a USB port. Though it does look like one in the photo. That would be a bridge too far on the weirdness scale for me... 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:34 AM

I'm sure they were thinking of "Ex Machana" when they designed her.

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:59 AM

I wouldn't be surprised. 

Btw: She's 1/6th scale I think. I think that's right- the figure is about 9"/23cm tall. 

I have no idea who the company is. There wasn't anything printed on the box and there is no instructions. I was worried that the figure was a recast but the quality is excellent, only a few pin holes. And it was so well packaged, everything in a plastic bag with plenty of bubble wrap. A very professional job, not the slapdash production I've seen in some recasts . So I dunno...  

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Posted by PFJN on Monday, August 10, 2020 10:43 PM

Hi,

I recently picked up some old brightly colored drink stirrers (swizzle sticks) so I decided to try and add a death ray "beam" to my build.  I don't know if I am going to keep it or not, or if I might try and modify it up a bit, but I wanted something to help make the vehicle look a bit more "non-conventional".

Pat

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 10, 2020 11:04 PM

LOL, that looks cool!

Steve

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:48 AM

That looks cool Pat, good thinking!!! 

 

I did get the flesh tones laid down on my figure before going on vacation. I just have to work up the courage to start on all the shading and highlights now.

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:20 AM

I had yesterday off so I worked a little on the 'flesh' tones- mostly on the face. They looked way too stark so I took my airbrush and toned them down a bit- maybe too much. 

It's kinda a new thing here, I mostly paint faces the size of peas, this one is about the size of ping pong ball - maybe 3/4 the size of a golf ball. And I'm trying to use paint formulated for hand brushing in an airbrush in some applications- if I do this again I may look into different paint. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:16 AM

Figure painters amaze me.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:28 AM

modelcrazy

Figure painters amaze me.

 

 

Well let me disappoint you... Stick out tongue

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:48 PM

Gamera,

I discovered that airbrushing flesh tones is tricky.  When I airbrushed a figure's face for the first time, I started with the lightest base tone, then worked up to progressively darker tones.  I made a mistake and tried to touch up a dark tone area with a light tone, but the area took on a really weird red-brown look and didn't match anything on the face.  The translucent flesh colors did not play well when going from dark to light.  I had to start over from the base color.  Tongue Tied

One trick that I have used is to finish with a thinned glaze of Tamiya Clear Orange.  It imparts a more lifelike look on flesh.  And wooden panels & tools too!  This is the figure in question:

And tools:

Don't look too close at the Baron - there are lots of goofs that I could not see with just my eyes!  The All-Seeing Digital Camera is a cruel mistress.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:58 PM

Thanks G, nice work there on the Baron and the tank tools! I'll give the Tamiya clear orange a look. 

I'm mostly happy with how the figures face is turning out. It's just I'm using Vallejo paint, which I normally use on faces. It's not formulated for airbrushing. I looked at Vallejo's website over lunch and they have listed acrylic retarder, which makes the paint dry a little slower. I had a LOT of paint buildup on the tip, and the brush kept clogging up. I have some retarder at home I'm going to give a try. 

The cheeks and chin I mostly airbrushed, which is little hard to see in the photos, and I'm very happy with how they turned out. I'm just not sure if there should be a little more contrast. The brow ridges, nose, divot between the upper lip and nose I brush painted, which I was going to spray a little thinned down paint to dull down the contrast. The Tamiya clear orange may be just the thing here. 

It's kinda annoying since I normally do only men. If they're a little rough and beaten-up looking it works. 

In any case if I don't like it I can just repaint the whole thing. 

Thanks guys, I just need a poke every now and then to keep me moving in the right direction.  Snail

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 8, 2021 8:06 AM

Since this GB has sota ground to a halt, I'm going to shut it down at the end of the year.

Dec 31 21 should give anybody enough time to complete something. 

I have two new GB's in the works starting next year and I need to drop some of my extra baggage.

Tour free to contiue to work on your subject it you wish after the end of the year and I'll count it. 

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 8, 2021 11:13 AM

Oh gee friggin' whiz Steve!!! I was just looking at this thread last night! 

I've been experimenting on and off over the last six months with different skin tones on the cyborg/android and didn't find anything I really liked. Tried Real G's orange Tamiya translucent paint and didn't really like it - though still big thanks G for the advice! 

Finally hit on something I liked about two weeks ago and sprayed it and then did the Alclad II chrome on the mechanical bits yesterday. Like a dummy though got a friggin' cell phone with a camera on it and still didn't snap any photos! 

Will try to get some photos up this week. Hopefully she'll be done by the end of the month... 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 8, 2021 1:32 PM

That'll be sweet Gam. Really looking forward to that......Ex Machina looking thing.

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:40 PM

I thinking of calling her C3 - aka Creepy Cyber Chick... 

 

Anyway here's where I am. I was considering a few other options but decided to go with the Terminator style chrome look. I think I'll paint the chest area and some of the other details white. 

 

I'm halfway thinking of trying to print out a couple of Korean or Japanese electrical warning labels and sticking them on her... 

  

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:01 PM
Nice legs!

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:14 PM

Gamera as good as your skin tone painting looks C3 is going to be SUPER CREEPY when you're done

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:25 PM

Lol, thanks guys!

 

I think... Surprise

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:14 AM

Oh, nice legs and skin tone, until you scroll up to the creepy mid section. I'm glad I won't be around when the human race advances enough to actually have androids or replaicnts or whatever names writers and Hollywood have given them. Beyond the uncanny valley.

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:53 AM

I don't really care if she's a robot as long as she makes good sandwiches..... 

 

All joking aside, looks like I'll have to redo a little on the legs, there's a few scuff marks. I started masking on the chest/torso area and found a few places there too to putty and sand. 

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 26, 2021 9:44 PM

AAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

I said I'd be done with this by the end of the month - four months ago!!!!

I hopefully will be done by the end of the year... Huh?

Anyway the face is done unless something goes wrong. I used eye decals from Archer decals. Sorry about the quality of the photo. 

I have the torso where I want it, will get photos up hopefully sometime in the next six months... The legs are more or less where I want them though the airbrush spat spots all over them, I need to get them oversprayed to clean that up. 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:29 AM

Good call on the eyes Cliff.

Looking forward to seeing her, although she'll probably walk the edge of the uncanny valley

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:12 PM

The Archer eye decal sheets are really good. Great quality printing though they don't work that well for me on small (54mm/1/35th) figures.  I like to just use a small pen and dot the eye, works well enough for me for something that small.

Biggest issue is they provide you with lotsa blue and green eyes and most of the figures I have are Asian- more brown eyes would be nice.

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:07 PM

Yeah but an green eyes are a knock out with that skin tone.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:59 PM

Green-eyed Asian women makes me think of 'Big Trouble in Little China'. 

I have some red and orange eyes as well. And being a cyborg/android I guess they could be red, orange, blue, or green. But she's creepy enough already without using some weird eye colour. Wink 

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

 

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