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  1. Thank you all for all of the kind, interested responses. We never did a proper initiation for this build. Here is the box art: For a "not so good kit" and for the fact that there weren't many D.I's operational, you get four schemes to build. You can see two here with some of the assembled internal components. Dunno how well you can see the cushion, but I modified it using scribing tools to put in the stress lines between the buttons. Unfortunately both wings were warped a bit causing some nasty anhedral. I made some grooves on the inside of th
  2. The wet effect. Not sure I like this. I had to make my own concoction of Future and gloss acrylic medium. Anyway... here is a barrage of photos. Lemme know what you think, please.
  3. Ugh... Even though I painted the commander's face as well, this guy is the better looking of the two. I thought his face looked pretty good with just my glasses on. Blown up, he looks so much worse. Practice, Grasshopper. I'll let him dry overnight, then start on the uniforms. One of the problems I find is that on one side of these Dragon Figs, you have one real eyeball to work with, and on the other side, a hole. Oh well.
  4. Wow! Great job, Rob! it is quite an impressive show of your modelling skills. It actually looks quite heavy and made of steel.
  5. Thank you, Kai. No Eagle Cals. Except for the Swastika, all of the markings were done with masks I made. The tank diorama was a more of a slide-show with a back drop printed at home. Here is the rest of it in-order:
  6. Thank you, Peter. Before you get involved, there is a bit more to it. You will need a couple of other things to make the process work. 1. You will need a flow improver. Vallejo makes one, but I made my own using 50/50 water and windex with a couple drops of glycerine or dish washing liquid. This reduces surface tension of the paint, thins the paint, and helps work against dry tip. Ammonia based glass cleaner can strip the chrome from your airbrush. 2. Acrylic paints are pretty fragile. To make them more robust, the bulk of the thinning is done with Future.
  7. Holy shit! Please... please tell me you're not going to hold on to that "USA only" limitation. I'll pay the postage!
  8. Nice work, John! If I might suggest.... I got some custom made reading glasses for rigging. They are X4.82. If you use X5, the working distance is too short. X5 is what watchmakers use. X4.82 gives you a working distance of 8 inches. Got them made at Specsavers here in AUS. Love them for the ultra-fiddly work.
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