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1 year 11 months ago #61 by Grant
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Terry wrote: In the following post after the sand and plaster stage you started painting. Any particular paints used? I'm curious also about the colour and also if you thinned the paint to get the base white to bleed through giving the colour variation to rocks etc. Very natural looking.


I just use cheap acrylics, but they are always thinned in water so they are more of a wash than a paint, so that you can get the effect you note. If you let everything completely dry then you can continue to put on washes to darken it up or highlight etc. Painting plaster that hasn't been allowed to dry will leave a real mess.

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1 year 10 months ago #62 by Grant
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Exterior finished. From here on its basically modelling stuff. I've decided I need a better standard of building so I will be scratching some. We are headed to Japan for 10 days in August for a conference, so I will be doing some research on Japanese buildings then.


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1 year 10 months ago #63 by Grant
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Detailing the foliage with more static grass, bushes colour etc. If you've been to Japan and ridden rural trains you might know how overgrown things get.





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1 year 10 months ago #64 by Grant
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Heki trees added. About this number needed again I think to fill it out.





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1 year 8 months ago - 1 year 8 months ago #65 by Grant
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Back from another trip to Japan. Got some details parts for the layout and also visited some hobby shops in Tokyo and Kyoto and did some shopping. :whistle:







We also went to this museum, partly because of the collection, but also because I was curious as to whether the Japanese Imperialism in the place was as bad as I've heard it is. (It is.) The place gives a shockingly biased account of the "Great East Asian War" that ignores events in Nanking (the Chinese army dressed up as civilians and were justly but severely punished), claims the Americans were drawn into a war because of an "oil blockade" (maybe technically true, but leaving out a particularly infamous event), that other Asian nations (e.g. Philippines, Malaysia) should be thankful to Japan for invading because it gave them a taste of freedom from their colonial oppressors :S, and does not mention an alliance with a certain European nation who wore very spiffy uniforms. "No Photos" in this part of the museum of course. The museum is apparently owned and funded by nationalists, but it is shameful for the Japanese people (who I find very agreeable) that this place continues to exist. Not to mention who is commemorated in the adjoining Yasukuni shrine. :dry:
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1 year 8 months ago #66 by Grant
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1 year 8 months ago #67 by Henry
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I've got one of Trumpeters dampflokomotive BR86 to build at some point the only thing I'm having trouble with is it comes with a base with length of track and ballast for tracks I was thinking of paint them Tamiyas red brown and for ballast a light stone grey colour I'm just not sure what paint to use for this.

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1 year 3 months ago #68 by Grant
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I haven't worked on this for ages, but managed to work on the water a little today. I stippled on some Woodland Scenics water effects for some texture and sparkle on the water. I might roughly dry brush some titanium white on the wave peaks.


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7 months 3 days ago #69 by Grant
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Small update if anyone is still reading. Buildings have been painted and are ready to bet set into the layout.

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7 months 3 days ago #70 by shaunfletcher
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Cool to see this still going, and nice buildings!

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7 months 2 days ago #71 by Admoto
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Water looks really good, as do the buildings.

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6 months 3 weeks ago - 6 months 3 weeks ago #72 by Grant
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And finally, some trainspotting.

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6 months 3 weeks ago #73 by Fooesboy
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Looks great Grant, I haven't commented on your build but have been following along and enjoying ever post.
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6 months 2 weeks ago #74 by Admoto
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Fantastic. This really looks great. Not sure if you have chosen the right music for a Japanese scene, but otherwise really enjoyed your little video.
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6 months 2 weeks ago #75 by Fritz
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Wow Grant that's awesome!

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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6 months 1 week ago #76 by Grant
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Admoto wrote: Not sure if you have chosen the right music for a Japanese scene


Mozart transcends all cultures. :P

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