Corporate Alliance Droid - AMT/ERTL - 1:48

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After a first trashbash last year, I opened this (rare?) SW kit...




the target : a battle of Karshyyyk diorama...




A lot of empty spaces in the hull... too many!

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WIP - A combler....
by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr

highlighted in orange, the empty spaces
I can share the references of the vectorization app if needed! ;)
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WIP - A combler....
by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr


some minimalist upgrades... to erase the moulding tenons

 

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not a perfect engine, but not an empty box anymore...

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Please, do not open it...

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Primer time!

I've lately seen that the guns are not drilled... let's drill the guns and the muzzles....


canons
by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr


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Cache-flammes
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step 2
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I failed drilling the... last ones... as it always happens....
 

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base coat with "Gun Metal"...
more flashy than I thought.... :x

I believed that "gun metal" looked like "a real gun burnt metal"

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Base gun metal
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Base gun metal
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what about the dio?
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base of polystyrene

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a small laying of plastiroc....

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Then I applied toilet paper mixed with PVA glue added with water to create the water surface



 

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A base coat of AMMO dark sea blue...




I attempted to brush it with AMMO dark grey.... unsuccessfull.... but that was the ever first drybrush of my life....





base coat of dark grey too on the tracks

Oops... an unconventional part in the track.... moulding default?



a quick gloss varnish to prepare the weathering steps....
the drybrush has disappeared... :x





after my first drybrush,
my first oil wash...


before


after



 

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To create the waves and the foam, I'll use cotton mixed with PVA glue added with water






I wanted to add battle droids on the flanks of the tank (as in the movie) but the place seems really restricted...
let's think about it....






next steps:
weathering of the tracks, fixing of the kit on the diorama and filling of the gaps with [toilet paper-PVA glue-water], making of waving and foam...


Sorry for the multiple posting but the boards did not allow more than 10 pics in my messages...
and I hope that my English writing is understandable.... I wrote it too fast... just tell me please
 

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yesterday's work:
oil-washes brown, then black on the track.
Will be enough!




I failed with my first attempt of pigments (hard pastels in fact)
I threw myself in the battle without any knowledges about it.... bad pick!
I asked some friends and watched some tutorials and... I'll be back!

My ever first attempt of pigments with hard pastels...

cannot evaluate the result.... what do you think of it?




The WIP and the thread are synchronized now... ;)
 

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What you've got here looks pretty impressive. Especially for a less than impressive kit to begin with.
 

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Making of the water and the foam should be more difficult...


The tank is glued on the diorama and the gaps are filled with toilet paper with [PVA glue +water]
Then it looks like smoke in a cartoon....


Foam is made by very small parts of coton applied with a small bruxh with the same mix [PVA glue +water]
(That's not finished yet in this pic)


The transition between the volume of "moving water" along the tank and the "calm water" still needs to be completed...
 

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Looking good.
Although the leading edges of your wakes are looking a little to 'regular' for my eyes
 

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Looking good.
Although the leading edges of your wakes are looking a little to 'regular' for my eyes
Thanks for this remark Quaralane


This one ? (and the other side too)




it needs more random foam in front of it? on the surface of the calm water, in front of the wave?
 

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Other side does look better.
Take a look at some photos of boat wakes to see what I mean
 

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I’m really liking your take on this interesting design from the movies. I did one recently but focused on more earthtones, a little chipping, with some mud thrown in for good measure. I’m really liking what you’re doing, keep it up! Looks great! 6E347012-4460-47B0-8C8E-9C4ECEA1D4CA.jpeg
 

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Thanks a lot jmiles.
Like your kit a lot too. Do you put in scene?

FFG figs've just arrived



I'll try to find time to do some tests in the coming days, hoping that they'll find some space enough on the flanks
 

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Not a lot of time this week-end but I tried a first test assembly ("white mount"?), just to have an idea of the feasibility of their positioning and to get a look at the scale ratio.... It seems to fit!



 

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Yes, they're!
So, it's sure now, both the kit and the SW Legion figs are 1:48 items!
 
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