Friday, 5 August 2022

THERE ARE MANY ADJUSTMENTS TO BE MADE

 Managed to get another vehicle finished for the SOS challenge, and this time it's the Blade Wing Prototype. The first time this vehicle was seen was the film " Return of the Jedi" back then it was referred to as the B-Wing, and was part of the rebel armada that destroyed the second Death Star. The next time it was seen was in the series "Star Wars Rebels" where we got to see the prototype version on it's maiden voyage piloted by Hera Syndulla.


I went for the prototype colour scheme for several reasons, the model was based on that version, and I got to paint a ship in something other than grey or white, I've left off my normal weathering, as it's a ship that hasn't seen much action. Below is the reference picture of the Prototype, and below that is the original version seen in ROTJ.


We have now passed the half way point on the challenge, and there has been some outstanding entries already, we still have almost four weeks left, so you still have time if you want to join in. So that's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Monday, 1 August 2022

STAGE 1 COMPLETED

 When building and painting GW buildings it feels a bit like working through a level on a computer game, the basic structure and painting feel like the level your working on, and then to finish it you have to defeat the big boss at the end, which would be all the finishing details required.

Well I've completed the level on this building, and now need to take on the big boss at the end.


As you can see from the pictures, I've gone for a light weathering, as the building is intact, I've also gone for a state of opulence, as I will be using the building as my chapters Chapel, I've added windows using acetate, I would have liked to do it in yellow, like I did for the gatehouse, but all I had was the frosted one. Next I need to build a base, and at some point a roof for the building, and maybe a pulpit to go inside.

That's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Thursday, 28 July 2022

NOT WHAT IT WAS DESIGNED FOR !

 Some of you may remember my little tutorial on doing Marble, if not you can find it at the bottom of this Post and works well on big surfaces, but not so well on small ones. So I've been looking for an alternative, partly luck, partly brain fart I thought what about contrast paint, to do the faded grey in the background, and surprisingly it worked ! Here is a step by step guide on how I did it :

Step 1 base colour the statue in black.


Step 2 apply white contrast in areas you want the background colour, making sure to leave areas of pure black.


Step 3 add white fracture lines on the pure black areas.


Step 4 add black fracture lines on the muted grey areas.


Step 5 cover the statue in gloss varnish, to complete the effect.


So why did I need this, well the building I'm currently working on has 4 small statues on, which I'm trying to finish for SOS, that's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Monday, 25 July 2022

YOU'VE RUINED IT !

 Most of the GW building kits come with ruined pieces, for me personally I'd like a complete building every now and then, but it does mean leaving these ruined sections to build a ruined building as well. All these pieces came from a now OOP kit which I can't remember the name of, but had 4 small statues on flying buttresses which I still need to finish.


As you can see I've gone for a very old look with all the metal sections heavily rusted, and rust trails running down the concrete and plaster sections.


Above are front and back shots of all 3 sections, and I've added some little details here and there.


Above is a shot of my sniper Kroot using the ruin for cover, that's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Thursday, 21 July 2022

WAGONS HO !

 So between the heat and some jobs that needing doing, I haven't got as much done this week as I would like, but I have achieved one thing. When I showed my Kroot Great Knarloc, I mentioned I wished I'd got a couple more while they were available, so I've been keeping an eye out for some anywhere I could, thankfully I managed to find the baggage version recently, and got it painted this week, as the pictures below will show.


Now where did I manage to find this model, Ebay, Etsy ? Well the Forgeworld aficionado's of you will probably already have guessed I made it, as I've been really struggling to locate one, and have now already started the third one I wanted, the one thing the heat helped with was curing times of the greenstuff ! LOL


 So that's this weeks PB&J post, and if you don't understand this check out Stewart's latest post, as he explains it better than I could tllw.blogspot it's a very funny read, as are the comments, but you may also want to check out his Vikings project, and his newly started Star Trek fleet models he's working on. So that's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Friday, 15 July 2022

THE ROOF, THE ROOF IS ON FIRE

 Technically mine isn't but there is the one scene during a New Hope, where the garage roof at the Lars Farm is, hence the title. Yes I have finished another piece that I started for last years challenge, before getting distracted, The Lars Farm garage roof, for those of you that remember it started life as a smoke alarm, before I chopped and changed it around to resemble the Garage roof.


As you can see from the bottom picture I've also put in yellow lenses so when I get round to adding a LED strip I can light it up for games, picture was taken using the torch on my phone for this. So that's all for this brief post, so until next time stay safe and have fun ! 

Cheers Dave

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM

 During the "Paint What You Got Challenge" I ran at the beginning of the year I mentioned I was lucky enough to get two LAAT patrol transports and the first one I painted during that challenge, the second one I wanted to convert into a landed version, this meant bending the bottom front wings, and also swinging the back ramps back and out, now I spent a long time stressing about whether the conversion would take the weight of the ship, but with the latest challenge running, decided to just get on with it and go with minimal reinforcement which turned out to be enough to support the weight.


I've made sure to include a shot with models for scale purpose, as I forgot when I did the first one, that's all for this post so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave