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10 months 5 days ago #31 by Nosferatu
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This is gonna be fun watching this paint job come together!! Good progress Kane! these bigger kits can be daunting!!

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10 months 3 days ago #32 by Admoto
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Admoto wrote: Looks good. Stynylrez …. love it. I had trouble getting it when I got mine, so brought Ammo One Shot primer which is the same stuff but re bottled with Migs brand.

Not to try and derail this awesome thread, but in my honest opinion, after using both for a long while now im not certain they are the same thing.
They seem to spray slightly differently and dry differently in my experience.
I know everyone says they are the same, but i have yet to see a proper side by side comparison and think the fact UMP primer is literally just a different label has led people to believe one shot is just in a different, and honestly, awful bottle (well the cap is anyway)
I would not be surprised if they cam out of the same factory, but i feel the One Shot is just a little bit different, maybe its a little more thinner or something as it does seem to mix quicker in the bottle, or different batches but there is a slight difference in my experience.

Either way its a pity they don't do it in 4 litre tins for subjects like this :-)


Google has many references to Ammo One Shot being re branded Stynylrez. - and also UMP I guess many are blindly quoting other references to this but interestingly no one anywhere appears to be disputing it. Mig Ammo have re branded other items, Model Scene leaves for example. Unlike you, I have not used both so can not compare the two. What I can say is I really like the Ammo One Shot Primer, except for the cap as you say. Mighty Ape appears to be the only Stynylrez supplier in NZ. At the time I wanted it they did not have it in stock in colours I wanted so I got the Ammo One Shot going off information that it was the same product. Next time I need some I will see if Mighty Ape has stock.

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10 months 3 days ago #33 by Gary
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I use both and Oneshot is thinner than Stylenrez both great products but I find the Mig product works better out the bottle.



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10 months 13 hours ago #34 by grover
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Lucky the primer work is complete, we can now move on to discussing the merits of self leveling thinner lol. ;)

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I have started on the underside using Tamiya XF-80. I didn't really have a plan, I just started spraying and kind of let the model guide me.
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While it's slow work, I really enjoy it and it helps to have a good audio book on.
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I'm not too sure about the effect, It's kinda post-shading in reverse, but I don't know if it works on a subject this large. I definitely think it needs to be muted somewhat, but will have to have a look when it dries. I'm open to suggestions or ideas.
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10 months 9 hours ago #35 by Bishop
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Looks good. It’s a funny thing to work out, the shading on something this large in real life. It should reveal more and more detail the closer you get. I just how you do that I’m not sure.

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10 months 5 hours ago #36 by Nosferatu
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Maybe being that large will work in your favour..Bold effects will probably be ok? Dunno...If you do lots of smaller scale or muted effects they might get lost in the sheer scale..Or a combo of both? Helpful huh! It still a massive star destroyer! So it is gonna look awesome!

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10 months 36 minutes ago #37 by grover
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Heading off to work this morning, I had a good look and i like it. I thinnk it will work, and as for the finer detail bishop, I think playing with pin washes will help add that detail up closer.

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10 months 31 minutes ago #38 by Webby_NZ
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Looks good to me, maybe pick out some panels with different shading and then a wash and it will look amazing im sure.

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9 months 4 weeks ago #39 by grover
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Cheers webby, good idea.
Got a little more painting done. The underside panels are complete and were also muted a but more. I will see when properly dry what to do next.
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I also got to do the engine area. The detail really breaks up the single colour and by being a little bit rougher with the painting, there are natural darker areas left.
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The hangar bays have been left in primer for now, but I'll be painting them pure white to simulate the flood of light from them
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9 months 4 weeks ago - 9 months 4 weeks ago #40 by Maarten
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Going to look good ....after a couple of washes.

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9 months 3 weeks ago #41 by grover
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I haven't had a lot of time to continue with this, and the time I have had has been spent trying to sort out a spitting airbrush.
But I decided to try the airbrush to see if I had fixed it by painting the hangar bays in Gloss White. And no, I didn't fix the spitting. :( Grrrrr

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9 months 3 weeks ago #42 by Maarten
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Probably a slight bend on your needle tip or a big one ?

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9 months 3 weeks ago #43 by Bishop
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Check the needle. Helpful to know

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9 months 3 weeks ago - 9 months 2 weeks ago #44 by grover
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Cheers Maarten and Bish. Yeah, I thought that it might be that or the nozzle damaged. I sanded the needle with a polishing stick and look at it and the nozzle with an optivisor but couldn't see anything really wrong with either, but I'll get a replacement set and see if that helps.

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9 months 2 weeks ago #45 by grover
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Surprised today was cooler than expected and with a long weekend, I decided to skip going for a walk with the wife and do some painting instead.
I removed the masking around the hangar bays. Looked mostly OK, but the front hangar was a mess. There were also paint spit marks over the place
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This was the result of a dodgy airbrush and an impatient modeller. Mostly the 2nd one ;)
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So I cut a bit of foam to fit tha bay and started fixing the errors.
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It was warm enough that I didnt have to wait long to start on the top side. I had sprayed the vertical surfaces earlier.
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I started with the exact same technique as I have been using, finding panels and filling them in.
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I also started on the bridge. This is where I had to stop and remember to do the dad thing and entertain the girl.
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9 months 2 weeks ago #46 by Nosferatu
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Good work on keeping it going mate! A big project like this could suck the Mojo if you let it I imagine!

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9 months 2 weeks ago #47 by grover
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Nosferatu wrote: Good work on keeping it going mate! A big project like this could suck the Mojo if you let it I imagine!

Actually, it's not too bad Nos. If anything it's getting me hungry to dive into something else after this, but the heat ain't helping. :S

Yesterday I had another quick painting session, and things went a bit wrong... :(
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I thought I was adding some Leveling thinner to my paint mix, but I put in airbrush cleaner instead. Lucky it was the Vallejo type so pretty close to a paint thinner, but the paint started spraying funny and I ended up with a big area that was flooded. My fault, I should have stopped when I saw there was a problem. I'm not sure how I will tackle this. Maybe take it back to plastic just around this area with ISO.
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The good news is that most of the painting is done. I got to fade back a lot of the shaded areas, but there are still some small parts to do. I think one more painting session and I will be ready to weather.
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9 months 2 weeks ago #48 by Admoto
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Looking forward to seeing the weathering.
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9 months 2 weeks ago #49 by Nosferatu
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These things happen! I did the same thing a while ago except with laquer thinners!! See how it dries out..being vallejo stuff it shouldnt be too bad! Looking forward to the weathering!! Will be watching for pointers!

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9 months 2 weeks ago #50 by grover
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Cheers guys and lol Nos, I'll be asking for pointers :D

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9 months 2 weeks ago #51 by Bishop
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“Most impressive”. DV

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8 months 4 weeks ago - 8 months 4 weeks ago #52 by Webby_NZ
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Well folks, its just got worse for star wars fans, and those thinking they need more display space

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8 months 4 weeks ago #53 by Gary
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It's only 320mm long, I could have one of those strapped under each wing of my big B-24 lol



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8 months 4 weeks ago #54 by grover
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8 months 4 weeks ago #55 by grover
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Finally got to have a look at the star destroyer and the area I had trouble with isn't as bad as I thought, and just needs a bit of a sand.
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What has happened though is all the panel line have been filled in.
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I started re-scribing the panel lines, but because I'm at a standing bench, I can't do it for long, so this might be a case of bringing it upstairs and doing a little bit each night.
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8 months 3 weeks ago #56 by Fritz
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This is looking real nice grover. Glad to see your problem area wasn't to bad.

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1 week 5 days ago #57 by grover
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So I've finally gotten back to the bench. Gave everything a good clean and a new needle in one of the airbrushes. I took the tablet down tonight and put on the Rugby world cup final and got back to the Star Destroyer.
I started with the area I mucked up before. I had done some cleanup work and rescribing previously, but decided to see exactly what was still needed by laying down some primer.
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Because I'm taking artistic liberties I decided to give the engines a bit of a metalic look
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I used Vallejo Metal Color (Acrylic) Jet Exhaust. It worked awesomely to begin with but I got a bit heavy-handed on the last two large bells, and sprayed it on a little thick in places, which it doesn't like.
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Back in the office watching the 2nd half, and creating this post. Will do some sanding tomorrow and will see where we sit.

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1 week 5 days ago #58 by yak
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Wow very impressive Kane :woohoo:

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1 week 4 days ago #59 by grover
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Thanks Rob

Had a few minutes tonight so I started sanding again. The engine parts just need another light spray and they will be ready to go. I dry fit a few of them to see how the colour looked. I think it works really well and I'm glad I didn't go for a dark iron.
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I also started sanding the big area I need to fix. I started with a light sand over the detail and then took this pic as a reference as I think I will have to add back in the detail. I didn't do much beyond this. Even with a cracking day today, I think it needs a little more drying.
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1 week 4 days ago #60 by Nosferatu
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Great to see this back on the go!! Nice work on the engines!! Think I will go with a metallic also..Keep it going!! You gonna be in Cambridge this year?

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