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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Project Space Wolves: Drop Pod

Last ( well that I can show at the moment ) is the Space Wolf Drop Pod..

Let me just say first and foremost.. I hate this frakking model! After spending half the day removing flash ( and finding it still present in the painting!!!! ) and assembling it into parts.. I am not impressed that it still does not fit together well in the end! And that paint is rubbing off due to the friction of trying to assemble it! Really annoying! Though the fact that this kit had a super thick layer of red primer on it that wouldn't come off without removing it all with a knife doesn't help much either. Anyway..

Done up for the Space Wolf project.. which has been sidelined due to other commissions that were set up prior to it, and also due to waiting on some colors to appear. Kind of a pain when they were originally ordered from Maelstrom. Received them in the end thankfully, but really really late.

Anyway.. PHOTOS!!!




Followed the airbrushing techniques from BuyPainted's Youtube video on how he painted a Space Wolf drop pod. Mostly for instructions on how to assemble it, and where to mask off to paint it better. Still need to work on my masking, and cutting work though :)

Didn't use all his techniques as the client wanted a more metallic interior, and red accents. Plus it was only a Table Top level painting, so was supposed to be quick. But a full Sunday to paint such a thing is not "quick" by any means.

The base section of the pod is a different grey. I see this as being part of the landing section, and not the chapter colors. Plus it will get a lot more dirty'd up soon.

You can also see in the last shot that the doors are rubbing against the paint. Even with a hard coat, and a matte sealer, it is still taking it off, but the red primer underneath is still staying around. Argh..

If I ever paint another one of these again.. it will be too soon. Not sure what I am working on now, as I am writing this on Monday morning still.. but I assume more Space Wolf things like Wolfen or Terminators. Time to buckle down and get this project off my bench before I rage quit it.

18 comments:

  1. Oooooh, Shiny! Really top notch job on this Mr Lee!

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    1. Thanks Michael. Was "interesting" to do.

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  2. Hola Amigo
    Muy guapa,esos lobitos estaran contentos
    un saludo

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  3. Very nicely done and the airbrushing gives such a uniform and smooth finish. One day I'll learn the technique, years from now!

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    1. Thanks Anne. Airbrushing has helped me speed up a lot, but now I am working on vehicles, and trying out some new techniques with it. Such as masking, and trying to keep that really smooth look, but also faded in some areas. Worth giving a go if you ever get the chance!

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  4. Looking good.

    I know what you mean about the model. I hated mine so much I sold it!

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    1. Thankfully.. it is not mine so I can give it back soon. Currently it is hiding in the comms finished box. Out of sight, out of mind!

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  5. It looks great though despite the trouble its caused. I imagine this would be the same problem with most kits that have moving parts.

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    1. Agreed. Moving parts on plastics are never easy to deal with. But this was 100 times worse than I imagined for a kit!

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  6. I made three of these once and not one of them turned out the same way!

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    1. Hmm your not filling me with hope for future drop pods mate.. seriously now..

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  7. Well it looks good to me, I am sure the buyier will be happy wih the result

    Ian

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  8. If its any consolation the old forgeworld resin one was 100 times worse... I had (well have) one and it keeps falling apart and it is so damn heavy ;) Airbrush work is looking good :)

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