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Old 08-02-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Just finished another Spacex toy replica. This one being Space Patrol1 (or Space Command Ship, in its Golden Astronaut incarnation). Always loved the design of this one.











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Old 08-02-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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I still think you should use these in some sort of production....
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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That's a pretty cool design.. it reminds me on typical early Japanese TV/film craft.

Very nice replica. What colour orange did you use?
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:14 AM   #4
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Thanks. The orange was just Humbrol's Orange (no fancier name than that) in a spray. (Over white primer).
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:51 AM   #5
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Super Cool! the Ship kinda looks like something You'd see in Thunderbirds,Captain Scarlet,Joe90,or Battle of The Planets! Hope to see More Great work from You. Dan
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Thanks, 6 down, 9 to go!
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Old 14-02-2013, 03:28 AM   #7
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I still think you should use these in some sort of production....
Ham Salad and Chinchilla (the Wookie Monster) are right! Great work once more!!
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Old 14-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #8
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Ham Salad and Chinchilla (the Wookie Monster) are right! Great work once more!!
I just can't look at those builds without imagining what a great show they must come from.
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Another really good job.

This was definitely one of my favourites. It kind of reminded me of the Lockheed SR71A.

It could also fire two missiles. Hours of fun.

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Old 23-02-2013, 08:54 PM   #10
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Superd paint job. The subtle shading on thhe panels makes it really come alive.

Assuming you misted flat black with an airbrush over the base coat?
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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Thanks. Actually, I did the weathering with a 2B pencil applied by scribbling on a post-it note and rubbing it onto the model with my finger. I sprayed lacquer to fix it.
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Old 23-02-2013, 10:24 PM   #12
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Hi Kev,

The paintwork really makes this model stand out, if possible could you do a walk through class for the pigment challenged amongst us (like me) please?

It never ceases to amaze me how you can take a flat surface devoid of much by way of kit parts and paint in so much interesting detail. The livery and lines have always been a bunch in the underwear for me too, so any tips or tricks you could share would be much appreciated.
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Old 24-02-2013, 07:12 AM   #13
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Hi Captain,

Thanks for the compliments.

What I do with these is fairly straightforward. Once the paint has had a day to dry, I start with the panel lines. I just draw them on with a black biro. As a ruler, I use a piece of card cut from a cereal packet. This means it can go over a curved surface.

I tend to draw lines running across the width of the fuselage, roughly evenly spaced and then do a few running lengthways. Often I will put a box where the lines cross just for interest. Wings and tails I usually put a line just back from the edge. Sometimes I slip with the pen and have to hide it with a bit of letraset later

The weathering is done just by taking a post-it note and scribbling on it at the edge with a 2B pencil. The note is then placed up against the black biro line and then I rub my finger on the paper and smear the graphite onto the model. This produces the hard edge and fade towards the rear that seems to look right. With some panels, I may surround the panel with post-its and then smear opposite corners of the panel. When you remove the post-its, you are left (hopefully) with a weathered panel on a less weathered background, which seems to look quite good.

It isn't always necessary to have the biro lines, sometimes just the graded pencil effect works, especially when you have a few repeated close together.

Once that is done, I fix it all with a quick misting of Halfords clear lacquer.

After all that, I add detail with letraset (I've got some old sheets with squares, circles and triangles that seem really handy), car striping tape, pieces of aluminium tape (to look like unpainted panels) and random decals kept from old kits.

Hope this makes sense
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Ok, I think I get the technique, there are definite stages to this scheme like a collage. Maybe I will practise on a plain surface and take photos to show progress so our friends can assess what I am doing.

Thank you.
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Old 24-02-2013, 06:46 PM   #15
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A very potent design.It transpires battle readiness in every inch of its frame.Good work.
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