My first humble steps in aircraft modeling. Not focusing on the result, only the process and how to build airplane models. I have to say so far it’s been super fun! Working on filling all the gaps now in the hull and wings, maybe not that fun but mainly because I really don’t know what I’m doing hehe. Well here are pics of finished cockpit. I know the color tint is a bit off, it looked OK before I added the dark wash, something I will do better on my next one. The photo-etch from Eduard was a bliss and really easy and fun to assemble.
Thank you for all the support this year and I wish everyone a happy holiday! And here are some pretty winterscapes for you to enjoy! 🙂
I have just finished weathering an narrow gauge steam locomotie, Forney in On30 (1:48 scale) made from Bachmann. It’s a lovely little engine and will be featured in the next issue of the Swedish modeling magazine “Allt om Hobby”.
I very often try to argue that concept art and other artworks are a great source of inspiration. They are not only beautiful to look at but can be used to achieve very cool results in scale modelling. If we look at the the atmosphere, colour temperature and lightning, we see that the combination creates very interesting pictures. If we apply the same philosophy as a whole to our scale models we can achieve the same effect.
We can also take this much further if we choose to create a base for our models. With a more artistic approach and following visual key elements of concept art we can capture a more dramatic and interesting atmosphere on the base to.
Google is your friend when looking for inspiration. I especially find concept art for games very compelling. To show you what I mean I have added some very cool pictures here.
I have come across a great website with plenty of colour profiles of many different subjects of tanks and guns. A lot of inspiration for future projects and no need to paint boring one colour camouflage schemes when you have this much to choose from.
Here are some great examples:
Finished this one in the middle of the night just before C4-Open in Malmoe, Sweden. I managed to shrink the vinyl tracks with a hair drier while drying the weathering pigments. So I had no choice but to throw together some link by link tracks from AFV-Club I had lying around. That was fun… 🙂
Weathered extensively with AK-Interactive stuff and the snow is Tamiya Powdered Snow. For a final effect I painted on a lot of AK-Interactives wet effect for creating that slouchy and icy appearance.
I know that the pictures might look a bit hard, but I actually decreased the contrast a lot to make it more life like. So the contrast under the right lightning is quite extreme on this model 🙂
Also notice how the tank is front heavy!
Hope you like it!
Pictures from last weekends scale model event in Malmoe Sweden. A really great show with lots of nice people and good shopping, already looking forward to next year! I shot the images without tripod so not the best quality but still a n overview of the models exhibited.
Update on my Jumbo. I belive the oils are done for now and time to move on to earth weathering with pigments and enamels. And after this, snow!
I started of with quite a bad shade of green but managed to get a more Olive Drab feel to it with lots and lots of oils and filters. Now I only need to paint a couple of more things before the decals will be applied.