Mega's menagerie of miniature madness

Discussion in 'Work in progress' started by megazord_man, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. megazord_man

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    Seems like it's about time I put up a wip thread. I've a couple on the go at the moment, ones an elder war walker thats bettongs towards being finished -

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    And a death Corp of kreig tractor that's only just been started. This is the first time I've ever used a air brush and I'm happy with the results. Loads to do mind you....

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  2. megazord_man

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    Morning All,

    I seemed to be passing my camera on the way to sitting in front of the computer this morning so I thought I would post a couple of pictures of the Artillery Tractor I've got under way at the moment. Still loads left to do but it's slowly beginning to show me how the finished article will look.

    This is the first time I've played with an airbrush and I'm super happy with the results so far. Btw, the dozer blade is going to be completely repainted to show some epic wear.

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  3. Fet

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    Looking super-tasty so far! Good colours, nice weathering - any plans for the tracks?
  4. suicidal

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    looks fabulous at the moment.
    one thing , youve missed a bit at the front......:D
  5. megazord_man

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    Cheers guys,

    For the tracks I'm going to float some earthy colours into the groves and maybe make some mud with PVA and weathering powders - depend on how I decide to do the base. I've finish the tracks with a tiny amount of graphite powder to give it a metallic sheen.

    D'oh I new there was something I missed at the front! Actually it's going to get the hair spray treatment, which is a new technique for me. Fingers crossed I don't knacker it.
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  7. megazord_man

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    Cheers for the links iacton, really helpful references. They do needs lots more interest at the moment.
  8. noddwyr

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    Looking good! Nice colour choice and the weathering is great.
  9. Darkmessiah

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    hiya John, the tank is looking very nice, if u do the dozer blade up right and get some nice rust work on the tracks its going to look great, the only thing id advise is u need to highlight the edges of ur panels to give them definition. Here is a tank in a similar colour thats worked the highlights quite a bit

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  10. megazord_man

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    Hi guys, once again, thanks for the link & comments - that's a lovely example indeed. Yep, getting some rusty colour on there is going to work really well, I'm looking forward to getting messy! I hope to get a little definition via some extra weathering and dust etc.... Fingers crossed it works out ok.
  11. megazord_man

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    I'm onto stage 2 of my tractor - putting figures in. Here's the first one, more of a colour scheme than a final product. The helmet is right scheme but looks rough - I need to sort that out. Whereas the shoulder pad needs to be changed to be more like the tiger stripe helmet I think. Do you agree - am I going along the right path?

    Cheer - John

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  12. Darkmessiah

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    looking very good fella. although the beige folds could use with pushing a little.

    what are u looking at for a base?
  13. Phill

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    Nothing i can add to how ya doing the KAT as it looks Great, Cant wait to see this all finished up :)
  14. megazord_man

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    Hi

    Sorry for the delay in replying - business trip to France stopped play for a while :-(

    For the base I'm thinking old road surface or dried mud and the tractor is pulling the thudd gun (which is in work) away from an emplacement. Not really sure which way to go yet. As you can see I've pretty much finished the first figure, although I'm thinking some weathering power around the bottom half may blend him in a little.The pictures didn't come out so good, but you get the idea.

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  15. Scott Hill

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    I was going to say he looks a little clean - I would go with some weathering all over, but, more towards the bottom than towards the top.

    Also, I'm not sure what you could do, if anything, to change it (?maybe a wash or glaze?), at this stage, but the blue of his coat looks strangely metallic to me.
  16. megazord_man

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    I wonder if it's looking that way to you as the colour is the same as the tank itself? The more I look the more it's screaming out for dirt and grime.
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    I really like it - definitely needs some weathering (but not too much), and some mud on his boots

    I must admit, i'm not seeing the 'metallic' effect on his coat... maybe its just the pictures
  18. thunderbellie

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    Good colour scheme, good weathering, really like it. Are you going to enter any competitions with it?. I ask because the mold line on his right bicep stands out and the scratches on the barrel of the gun are a bit out of sync (too big too straight) with the rest of the model. I know they are small points but could make the difference ;). Anyway looking forward to the rest of the model, keep up the good work.
  19. megazord_man

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    Thanks Peter & TB, I must say I'm getting quite excited how it's turning out.

    Those pesky mold lines, every time I think I got them another appears. It was the first thing I spotted when I looked at that picture. Generally the figures haven't been particularly impressive in terms of quality which is a shame. The tank was pretty good though.
  20. Scott Hill

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    It's possible it's a case of my not being able to interpret the images correctly - I've not looked at many images of miniatures on my laptop - and even fewer that I've seen in real life - so whereas you're probably seeing more of what it looks like in real life, I'm seeing more of what it looks like in the image, on my laptop's screen (which, I have noticed before, sometimes does odd things with certain colour combinations).

    Could be that too.

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