Collaboration with Vast Hobby.
Assemble and painting: Vast Hobby
Weathering, mine plow add-on and Display base: Becky Customizer
1/35 scale Tamiya M1A1 Abrams with mine plow
Commission build for hot toys iron man mk 7, to paint it into marvel now version and to heavy damage the ironman.
For the black iron man, i disassemble most of the parts, so i be easy for me to paint. Use gaianote pure black and top cop with mr color GX clear gloss.
Assemble part by part once i done the painting. The gold is paint over the black.
Tint the reactor with clear red.The light on and it will show red. Just like in the comic. As for the heavy damage mk 7, i cut a portion of the chest piece out, then detail it up with photoetch hexagon mesh, and other PE which used to details up automotive models. The chest piece is assemble and the hole can reveal the detail inside. Repaint on the damage with alclad burn iron, and dry brush with silver. The rest of the body is wash with enamel paint, and minor scuffing with silver paint.
As the shield of Captain America figure (Hot Toys) started to chip, its better to make a weathered shield out of it, with serious paint chip and burn mark / mud. Yes, you read it right, paint chip at the shield of an expensive figure, just like Hot Toys Ironman infamous pink panty, the Captain America figure also suffer the same quality issue as the paint started to crack and chip off.
Okay think i skip the whine and just get to the weathering topic. I was given a screen shot of the Captain America 2:Winter Soldier movie, as you can see the shield is full of smudge, think that is burn mark, and need to replicate that effect.
Before the smudge effect, i done chipping the paint and some filter of enamel paint, to make it dusty and dirty, then i seal it with top coat.
The HGUC Palace Athene was done for more than half year already, clean build with some modification, can view the gallery here, http://www.beckycustomizer.com/completed-works-gallery/#1735
Since i out of time for new build, so i just gonna weather it and add a base for it.
I accidentally deleted the WIP photo of the process of how i weather my kits, so i just gonna explain it without much pictures.
I spray a layer of very thinned Testors Model Master Graungrün RLM 74, then i wipe it off the enamel thinner, using cotton bud, leaving some streak marks on the surface.
The paint chip is painted with very fine brush, using US Olive drab vallejo paint. Silver are boltgun metal from Citadel. Here is the comparison.
Add some LED on the base, with wool as smoke and explosion effect, still need some adjustment and enhancement there. Photo can be seen here, http://www.beckycustomizer.com/completed-works-gallery/#2397
Gundam Model kit Contest 2014 a.k.a Mid-Year Challenge.
The result are out, and to my surprise i won 3rd place in open category.
Here are the winning entries.
Here is photo of prize giving, photo courtesy to Vincent Phang (Macross Fans Malaysia)
Went to Pavillion for movie, might as well drop by the display and celebration of 75th anniversary of Batman. Not really a big fans of Batman himself, but i like Batmobile. Just like what Batman say, chicks love the cars. :p