Friday, December 3, 2010

Tamiya 1/35 Leichter Panzerspahwagen 4x4


Another military build. This time around an armored car. It was a bit more challenging since an a smaller vehicle has a slight different weathering to it. And to add to the build, there was a small bike included. The colors chosen was a simple one and the owner didn't want so much heavy weathering to it. The vehicle was under the Afrika-Korps so I guess, we should take into consideration the weather and also the environment of where it was.

Here it is...

Tamiya 1/35 Leichter Panzerspahwagen (4x4) Afrika-Korps

The really small bike.

Both vehicles:

The bike was really small, roughly the length was about the size of my thumb (about 6cm in length). The details was amazing and God knows how challenging it was to paint it.

As you can see that I haven't put up any figures along the builds. Simple really, I haven't mastered painting human figures yet. They look hopefully, my learning curve will slowly end...

Until next time!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Blast From The Past - HGUC 1/144 Advance Hazel

The year: 2006.

Another build that I found in my forum. Here we have the 1/144 HGUC Advance Hazel. This particular model came from the Advance of Zeta series and had some fantastic mecha designs. The Hazel was one of my favorites as well as the TR-5 Hrairoo. Look it up in the Gundam wiki if you want to know more about this series.

This was my first Advance Hazel, by mention of first it meant it was the first that I bought and built. It was another handpainted gunpla that I did and was one of my best. I think. Heh.

The decals were from the 'Dengeki Hobby' magazine and also from waterslide decals from other gundam kits. Once handpainted, applied a nice coat of clear on it.

So where is the kit now? It's somewhere in the United States. Yep. It was sold to a forum member that I met. He liked it so much and loved my works. I wasn't sure how to do the payments, but he said not to worry. So he sent me cash. Through the post. In an envelope. Hahahaha. Awesome! And it arrived safe and sound.

Hopefully the kit is still with him and somehow I know that it's in good hands.

HGUC 1/144 Advance Hazel

Just wanted to keep you all posted, I was working on a Hazel RAH second form. But didn't manage to finish it. It's still at home. In it's box. Who knows, I might work on it again.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 1


Hideeho everybody! Here's another military build. Actually the story is the same with the Sturmgeshutz...It was built by someone else, but my buddy got upset over it. Shows that if you take commission works from people, you have to ask what they want and try to give the best to them. Unless of course your client says that it's up to your creativity, but still you have to at least find some kind of level with your client which you can work with. Note that if the work looks good to you, it might not for your client. And since your client is paying you...heh...well I guess you can do the math there...heh.

Alright, here's how the tank actually look like before it got stripped down and went to the RK Designs workshop...

As I mentioned on my last post, the build isn't that bad...but some of the finishing looks rushed and it resembled more of a toy rather than a tank build. Did the same with the Sturmgeshutz and here's the final work done...

Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 1

As you can see I tried giving it some camouflage effect. Something a bit different that what I usually do. I guess I just wanted to learn doing other techniques for tank builds. There's another technique that I'll be doing, and it involves...plasticine. Heh. Wait for it.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tamiya 1/35 Sturmgeshutz III


Yep. Another posting in the same day. Ain't life good? Well, it is for me that is. So, what do we have here? This is another military build that I manage to finish in this month. There's a story with this fella, and I'd like to share it with you all.

You see, this kit was passed to me by the same guy who has been commissioning me the other tanks. Actually, I offered to fix it for him. 'Fix' I mean by repainting it. Previously it was done by another modeler. But my friend wasn't at all happy with the end product. And to add salt to his injury, his friends came over and saw it...and came the painful critics. Not to mention it was his favorite tank to begin with, I could see the sadness in his voice when he speaks of this tank. I guess I can imagine what it would feel when your favorite kit not being treated as how it's suppose to be.

So, I told him that I'd like to 'fix' it for him. As a friend, I think it's the best I can do. You must be asking how it looked like before I fixed it. Here it is:

Actually, it was an okay build. It wasn't a mess. But the treatment given didn't seem appropriate. I'm not a pro in military builds but looking at it...well, it must be painful to my friend to see it that way.

First thing I did was, strip off the previous paint job. Then take out all the extra accessories that was on so I can work on the tank's surface. Once it's been properly cleaned, priming was necessary. That done, I worked on it as usual once I've identified the color scheme. And the rest...well have a look:

Tamiya 1/35 Sturmgeshutz III

Well, there you go folks. Another tank. But no worries, I'll be posting other builds in between the military kits. Just want to mix it up a bit. So it won't be shall we say...boring. Heh.