Monday, April 25, 2011

Trumpeter 1/35 Hind-E


Another military build, but a different kind of craft. This time around it's a 'choppa' or a helicopter. Yep, aside from the usual Transformers heli...I'm doing an actual model of a heli. And it's scaled at 1/35. Imagine that.

Okay, there were a lot color schemes to choose from and I was thinking of doing one with camo. But then, I just acquired the camo skill so better think of something else. This particular model (or any kind of chopper) if not done right there will be a lot of problems. It's not a tank which I can just re-spray it later. So upon discussion with my client, he gave me the green light to do as I please.

So I opt for the gray colored scheme. First, I think that gray is always awesome on air crafts. Two, it will be able to complement the engine parts that will be having it's hatch opened...

Engine components were done with gunmetal and drybrushed with silver and cockpit area is painted matte black also with silver drybrushing. The whole body was done with some simple pre-shades just to bring out the curves of the chopper.

Here it is...

Trumpeter 1/35 Hind-E
(note that this guy is quite big, and I don't really have a big are for photo taking...heh)

The natural light kinda reminds me of the series Airwolf. Heh.

Till next time!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tamiya 1/35 King Tiger


Here's another military model that I was working on a while back, finished it prior to my Hasbro work and has been in my hard drive for quite sometime (the pictures that is...hah).

After doing so many spot on colors, I decided this time to try my hand at camouflage...yep. Going into the unknown. That's me alright. So I went around researching on how to do camo. There were so many techniques, but I had to look for something that I can do as a beginner. And something that's around my style of airbrushing.

The first trial that I did, was plasticine. Using it as masking. The outcome? Bad. Really bad. I won't show it here cause I was embarrassed by it. Seriously it was bad. Imagine just this...octopus tentacles going up a tank. Yup. It was horrendous.

After a lot of revising on my technique, I discovered the one that I liked. So the rest was it is:

Tamiya 1/35 King Tiger (Camo version)

I think it was a good try (my client liked it) so I guess now it's just about improving and refining. All I can say it was fun!

Until next time then!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thor Movie Display 01 - Official Hasbro Work


It's been a month since I've posted something new. And with good cause. Lately I've been pretty busy with a bunch of commissioned works that I've been slowly clearing up.

About a month plus or so, I was called by my good friend Alan from Toypicasso if I would be interested to work with him in doing some official commission works from Hasbro. I was speechless at that time and thinking of my luck, I agreed.

With close supervision by Alan, I was given my first job from Hasbro. I told him I've never done dioramas before so he passed me something I could start off with.

The project was to prepare a display case for a 12" Thor movie figure. You see, this figure didn't have any kind of super poseability. Basic articulation and a light up hammer. Here's the figure...

The detailing is pretty good, and the face mold has a very close likeness to Chris Hemsworth.

Okay, since being my first work...I pulled in another pair of hands to help me out. Who else but my wife. She was quite excited about it since she loves to do crafts and stuff. So we set out on our concept. We agreed on doing Asgardian. Alan said it sounded good since we can't do much with the figure.

After cutting, assembling and painting...this is how it looks like.

This emblem was handmade by my wife. It was pretty good since she used mainly household items and some 3D paint.

How the figure stands along with the display.

These are photos taken at Alan's workshop. (Photos courtesy of Alan from Toypicasso)

It was really awesome to be able to work with Alan on this project. He taught me some techniques on painting and how to do toy figure displays. More to come he says, and I can only nod and be ready to do more!

But the best thing, is that I get to do something together with my beloved wife who has been my cheerleader and support in what I do. For once, we can share in doing something...and be proud of it...

(Photo courtesy of Mr. Abdul Hanan Ismail)

This display can be seen at the entry way to the cinemas in Cathay Cinplex (e@Curve or formerly known as Cineleisure), Damansara.

Till next time!