torsdag 15 januari 2015

Zaku Tutorial 0.1

Howdy,

I have gotten a lot of questions about how I painted my Zaku. so this is my respond to all the questions from the base cote to the pigment ect i hope that this will awnser some of the questions. And also be to some sort of help keep in mind that you can apply this technique to all sort of models it works well for all table top minis.


If you have any questions just post them here or over at FB in this post and i will get back to you.

Tools


  • Paint brush
  • Sponge


Colours


  • Dwarf Skin (VMA)
  • Blood Red (VMA)
  • White (VMC)
  • Black (P3)
  • Cole Black (P3)
  • Dark Fleshtone (VMC)


Pigments


  • Crab. Black
  • Light Sienna
  • Chrome Oxide (green)
  • Broum Iron Oxide





The base cote is a mix of Dwarf skin and Blood Red id say the mix is about 5/1 The red has strong pigments and i want to keep the colour in a peach sort of feel. If you look at the arm you can see that the mix was not perfect and that some parts have more red.

This is the first step i have dabd on all the colours whit a sponge. Make sure to apply the paint random and don't over load the sponge then you will get big blobs of colour and that will look bad. you can also drag the sponge randomly over the armour to get small lines. This will make it  look like scratches. (Colours: Main/ Cole black The rest: black, DF)

It is now time to give the armour it´s first layer high light this is done whit airbrush the colour is the base cote. It is important to keep it  nice and tightly. 

Now that the first layer is on it is time to put on the last high light this is a mix of the base colour and white 1/2. Now spray that on but make sure not to over spray it the previous layer you want to keep this layer a bit smaller. If you do over spray just go back whit the base colour and that should solve the problem.

now that all the Airbrushing is done it is time to work in some pigment. I start whit a thin layer of the brown pigment this is a good base to mix in the other colours. (Note: you can edit pigment but ones they are on you cant go back. There will always be some pigments left and this will change the colour a bit) I like to paint in my pigments so they are all wet this also makes it easy to mix them. now you just start to randomly mix different colours. To take back the white area i dry it of whit a Q-tip easy and fast you can also dab your finger if you like.
And this is how it looks when all the pigments are dry. You will get that nice dirt look and you can feel the gran of sand as well. If you want to over kill it you can apply some oil paint´s. just keep in mind that the oil will take longer time to dry and can be hard to work some times.








tisdag 13 januari 2015

Mini project

Hi,

I came home from work and was on cleaning mode and im not a big fan of saving old boxes of stuff. But i like the cover art of it so i did some cutting and tweeking. This way i can keep the best part of the box and also have some nice art up on the wall to look at. The side of the box works well as a fun post card.

This is what you need to do this.


  • A Frame
  • Scissors 
  • Box knife
  • Cutting board
  • Ruler









Zaku II and some more.

Hi there,

I know i have been a bit AFK from the blog Christmas and holidays but i have been doing some stuff now and then when i get the time. As you know i have been building some kick ass robots a lot of them are from the gundam series but not all of them. I love mech so i will try and build and paint diffrent things that i find cool.

The Zaku is the first one that i have build and painted and he is still on the works. I have learnd a lot of new things when working on this models the Zaku is 1/100 so they are a bit bigger then the models that im just to work on. When it comes to painting this sort of models i know now why the have all them clips. I have been hand painting all the parts whit a tweezer and that was a pain in the but!!! I have some clips on the way now so for the next mech that i paint i will have them at hand.

Im really liking this models and i hope to get in to them more this year i have some goals that id like to achieve and that is to paint up the sazabi to a pro lvl and try and win gold at Stockolm Expo dont think that will happen but i will try my best and see what happens.

I have also built a Fream Arm mech it was a fast build (snap fit they all are) it was #003 ones i get the clips i will paint it up cuz i dont like the look of it now. it will get the same colours but a bit more in my own stile.

I have also done some pre work for a 1/144 model NZ-666 repaired this mech is a boss and it will be awsome to work on the NZ-666 resin kit when i get that later in the spring it is a massive kit and also a goal for 2015.

well that sort of sums it up a bit on what i have been working on now time for some images enjoy

love muffin :D  


























torsdag 18 december 2014

New turn in the hobby.

Hi,

I have been wanting to do this for a long time but newer taken the step in to that sort of hobby, building mechs or as they can it gunpla. I have had a long deep love for mechs form when i was a kid i grew up looking at Macross,Gundam and many more mech/cyberpunk anime. But i have never build any of there models that they have over there in Japan. about 2 years ago i got a gift from a friend of my and it was a gundem HG model but i never build it it was in the shelf as backlog and i was saying one day when i have the time i will build this dude.

well it is about time to build the damn thing now, and i have also made a big order on some new kits that will come in a week or so. the reason why i want to start to build this sort of kits is 1) mechs 2) they give me more room to work whit the airbrush.

And that is what i want for next year to LvL up my airbrush skills id also like to spred the word that you dont just have to build tanks and air planes there are other cool things to build as well. I work a lot to so i dont have the same time to play tabeltop as i just to.

I am looking foreword to dive in to this new world, i have been looking a lot on youtube and blogs. they paint and do a lot of things im not just to so it is fun to learn new things. I will not paint my irst kit i will just build it and that is just so that i can get a feel for how it feels and how to think.

And here are some images on a kit that will come next week it is a custom paint job.

enjoy.




tisdag 9 december 2014

remaster images of some old work

Hi,

Im trying to get a better hang of takeing better images of my models. And this is what i got in the end i was messing around whit the white balance. I then edit them in Photoshop to give them that final kick and this is what i got.

enjoy.







tisdag 18 november 2014

Remot - Nomads

Hi,

Now one of two remote´s are done they have been fun to paint but  hard. It is fun to paint something that is not GW or PP the models are packed whit details so it is not easy to get all the small things there is also a lot of room to blend and that is something that i need to practise a lot more.

I feel that im pushing my self for every model that i paint and it feels good when they are done. I se a lot of thing that i can improve later but for a model that i will play the game they hold the stander for me.

im still having some problems whit the Airbrush and need to sort that out dont feel a 100% control for it and i think that the needle is bent :(


but there you have it the next one will look the same and i hope that i will get the blends better on that one.

enjoy muffin