Post by deafpanzer on Mar 16, 2015 11:45:08 GMT -5
Believe it or not I am staying home with the sick son but he is getting better. HIs temp is 100.1 now down from 103.9 yesterday. Scary times... maybe he couldn't handle seeing so many beautiful Steampunk ladies at the big show.
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 16, 2015 12:51:00 GMT -5
Yeah, you can´t start soon enough to get your blood boiling, hehe! But looks like he is in a good recovery and the real life (means being in school again) will start again. It is mucho better to get in the best possible shape before tackling new adventures!
Post by deafpanzer on Mar 22, 2015 11:54:15 GMT -5
My son is OK now as he missed three days of school. My week long break from the bench is over and it felt great being back at my bench two nights ago...
I used airbrush to spray darker tone using thinned Vallejo Grey Green for depth tones. Then I sprayed lighter tone using thinned Vallejo Khaki for highlighting. At the end I sprayed same base coat LifeColor Wool Olive Drab but it was heavily thinned at 25/75 to make the colors blend better.
Painted the rifle with AK Wood then applied heavily thinned Vallejo Red Leather as I wanted to see some red color on it. I made some changes to the rifle and backpack straps too. I like them better now...
Last Edit: Mar 22, 2015 11:54:43 GMT -5 by deafpanzer
Post by deafpanzer on Mar 22, 2015 13:43:31 GMT -5
Guy- Andymeister? LOL Reminds me of Sherminator...
Thanks my friend! Can't wait to do more work on the rifle...
Jimmy- No kidding! Its nice to be back to have things back on the routine. Things were crazy at work too as we have had Board of Director meeting last Friday and they only meet twice a year. They finally approved the iPad distribution program for the deaf and speech disabled users which I am very excited about.
Frank- Thanks bro! Sometimes it is easier to use airbrush on larger busts... will use it again on the face next. Wish me luck...
Leon- Thanks my fav wizard! Can't wait to highlight the straps soon...
Last Edit: Mar 23, 2015 13:12:55 GMT -5 by deafpanzer
Smooth airbrushing Andy! Just a stupid question...what type of tip are using to get such control? Do you have to mask the bust sometimes? The big boss Todd had given me some helpful tips with airbrushing recently and I'm interested in knowing your approach to things! Hope you guys are all better at home!
Post by deafpanzer on Mar 23, 2015 13:20:24 GMT -5
Shay- LOL Thanks! I wish I remember what size of needle I use for my Iwata Eclipse airbrush. I know its the original needle that came with the set. I think its either .30 or .50. You might know? I don't mask and I only airbrush on the jacket and flesh so far. For the rest I hand paint the details. It helps if you use q-tip tipped with thinner to clean the nose few times during the session too.
Frank- Thanks! Just the skin... I think it is easier than using brush because it blends better. Do you remember my Polish Winged Hussar? Flesh were almost painted with airbrush except for the places around the eyes and lips.
Post by deafpanzer on Mar 23, 2015 13:36:48 GMT -5
Little update on my bust... I was not in mood to do the flesh. LOL Did some detail painting and highlighting mostly to the straps and the coat. I will airbrush lighter tone on the coat for better blending then that part is done I hope.
Working on the helmet was probably the best part last night...
The helmet is about 90% done... dark washes and graphic pencil is next. Thanks for looking my friends!
Last Edit: Mar 23, 2015 13:52:06 GMT -5 by deafpanzer
Absolutely superb as usual. The close shot of the helmet really shows off the quality of the molding too. Already a lot of depth in the painting. Can't wait to see it all come together. I too am very intrigued with you using an airbrush for the flesh. Should be fun
Helmet looks just like the real stuff 1/1 scale, the leather of the strap...delicious ! I also like the accents on the webbing parts. Andy, it can be the pic's quality but the wood of the Garand looks a bit pale ?
Post by deafpanzer on Mar 24, 2015 15:23:42 GMT -5
Elco- Thanks buddy!!! You got a bust? Just send it over I'd be more than happy to do it for you. LOL
Guy- Thanks partner! Still a long way to go. I think I have a very good chance to spend some time at the bench tonight of course after the Boy Scouts meeting. The gun is not done yet... planning to add another coat of darker paint. Then dark washes will make it much darker. I am just slow... LOL
Leon- Thanks wizardo!
Bill- I have a 1:1 for reference? Maybe...
LOLOLOLOL I reminded my wife how much my stuff helps me. She rolled up her eyes!
Todd- Thanks boss... can't wait to do more!
Frank- Thanks my friend. It has been fun and you guys help me stay motivated... thank you my friends!
Terry- Thanks buddy! I might add phaser guns too? LOL