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Offline blakeh1

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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #30 on: Mon Apr, 17, 2017, 02:32:PM »
base plastic colors ;D

I tried an experiment. I was going to mix up some vallejo for the colors, but when looking at how I was going to mask it off, I started to realize it would be a nightmare unless I took it apart.

Also, this thing is pretty small and I was worried about losing detail after priming and then base coating.

It goes against my bare plastic avoidance OCD, but I decided to try "faking" a base coat by just using some GW Matte Varnish to dull down the plastic shine and give a little bit of surface to grip.

Then I mixed up some black, green, brown oil washes/stains/rubs.

Then I used some white toned down with just a touch of black to dry brush it. I then further blended that to make it look smoother

You can see the difference between the bare plastic and the "weathered, shaded and highlighted" plastic by looking at the grey square block at the top of the stand

It's a fairly convincing effect, but I can't help wonder if it would have looked better with a painted base coat. Maybe someday I will bit the bullet and try painting it

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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #31 on: Mon Apr, 17, 2017, 02:42:PM »
  Color's color .
  Doesn't matter what material it's coming from .   paints are plastics - resins - anyways 

  I don't know exactly what the torpedo tubes are supposed to look like ,  but you can get cool effects with inks in Future .
  --  metallic inks and also dyes  ,
  I found that a lot of the acid dyes -  powders - used for textiles produce some really unexpected effects  ,,, with all kinds of bonuses depending on the underlying color

Offline Jason Abbadon

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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #32 on: Sun Apr, 23, 2017, 05:10:PM »
Still haven't gotten around to doing the extra markings on the "dreadnaught" (at least that's what it is being called in the new 2202 releases)

I may use the new on as a guide for some extra markings

At any rate. Something newer kit wise, the Dimensional Submarine UX-01. One of my favorite ships from the 2199 series

I tried using white oil paints drybrushed and then blended a little further after doing darker washes to create some highlighting. I still haven't figure out how I want to handle the "glow effect" around the "torpedo tubes"(?)







Looks great! The glowy bits can.be achieved with florescent green paint- gradient to white towards the center for a "glow".
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #33 on: Sun Apr, 23, 2017, 05:14:PM »
Always liked these ships. Man, beauty work on these.


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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #34 on: Sun Apr, 23, 2017, 11:10:PM »
Not terribly practical designs, but they definitely look cool
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #35 on: Mon Apr, 24, 2017, 01:11:AM »
I too love the designs....

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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #36 on: Thu Sep, 07, 2017, 09:04:PM »
Indeed!

Almost finished the 1/1000 2199 Cosmo Reverse version (left off the wave motion gun plug though)

Again I decided the plastic color was actually quite good and actually would save a lot of time using it instead of painting.

So i used the similar process I used on the sub

I matte coated it. Added some black/brown staining, let it dry. Then drybrushed some white oil spots and wiped them vertically.

the effect in the pics doesn't show up as much on the red hull bottom as it got washed out

Hopefully it doesn't look like plastic anymore






The tiny ships were a pain to try making them look like something other than colored blobs




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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #37 on: Fri Sep, 08, 2017, 12:09:AM »
Looking really good there
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #38 on: Sun Nov, 26, 2017, 01:36:PM »
thanks for looking!

Got the Garmillas ship from set 4 done








the growing fleet



Got the Andromeda painted up. ready for some subtle weathering and decals




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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #39 on: Thu Nov, 30, 2017, 02:28:AM »
VERY nice! Andromeda looks amazing!

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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #40 on: Fri Dec, 01, 2017, 01:51:AM »
You're very good at painting fine details. Excellent work!

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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #41 on: Mon Dec, 04, 2017, 08:29:PM »
thanks guys

speaking of fine details, I painted two of the little fighters for it.

Many areas are smaller than my brush size and I am using a tiny brush.

They look fine from normal viewing distance, but kind of look a little messy zoomed in though. Not just painting-wise, but proportion wise. The Tiger IIs seem to be a little better than the Falcon and the Zero. The Zero especially has way out of scale proportions in areas and lots of things look too "fat" when zoomed in

At any rate, I somehow thought that the Cosmo Tiger II would have been a little larger compared to the Falcon and Zero, but apparently not





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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #42 on: Wed Dec, 06, 2017, 09:13:PM »
Even with "Fat" details at such a small scale these still look amazing to me.  They are easily recognizable for what they are intended to represent.  Nicely done!
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #43 on: Fri Dec, 08, 2017, 12:12:AM »
I second that, Hagoth
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato stuff
« Reply #44 on: Fri Dec, 08, 2017, 08:45:AM »
i love the yamato series and the kits, i have the andromeda coming to the store today, i'm debating selling it or giving myself an early xmas gift  ;D
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