Saturday, May 23, 2009

1/72 V-Wing - Painting

Well I've gotten allot of painting done this weekend. I did a nice looking chipped paint look on it so first I'll just show how I did it.

I started with a base of light gray, and then sprayed a mix of light gray and camouflage gray over that. Then I sanded some areas down so that both colors would show through.
So now that I have the base, I covered it in a little bit of water.

Next I sprinkled some salt on it.

After letting it dry for a few minutes, I painted it with Testor's British Crimson. It's important to spray it from 6 inches to a foot away so that you don't blow off the salt. You get allot of overspray doing this so make sure you don't have anything in the area that you don't want to get paint on.

After it dries, rub off the salt. On this piece I rubbed it off kind of roughly so it took off more paint.

With this piece I rubbed it off gently so it's not as chipped looking.

I used the same technique here.

I did the same technique again for the main hull.
For the gray part, I use the same technique but with light gray underneath and a mix of light gray and camouflage gray on top. The streaks are where i hit it with the end of a paintbrush with dry dark gray paint on it.

I also got the canopy painted.

Roughly held together.

Compared to the last V-Wing I did... Embarrassing

I still have some more painting to do but I should have another update on Monday.

Monday, May 4, 2009

5/4/09 1/72 B-Wing & 1/72 V-Wing

School has had me busy for the last couple of months but during the last two weeks I've finally had some time to work on stuff.

I got my V-Wing kit this last week. The panel lines were pretty bad so I've started to re-scribe them.

The cockpit canopy glass was also kind of foggy due to the master being primed so I polished it up a bit and dipped it in Future.

I've continued work on my B-Wing. This piece is getting very close to being done. I'll be doing some more clean-up and then I'll move on to painting.

I've started some rough work on this end.

This area is gettign pretty close to being done as well. I added the last bits of armor plating and now there's just a little bit of clean-up left.