Author Topic: The Plastic Assembly Kit Thread  (Read 16712 times)

BrianI

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Re: The Plastic Assembly Kit Thread
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2019, 09:31:43 pm »
Back by popular demand, I thought I'd update this thread.

My current WIP is the Moebius Models Catwoman.

Box shot:



Torso assembled and primed after major surgery to her left shoulder area to get her hand to sit on her hip:



And testing some thinned, strained through a 190 micron mesh paint strainer, black glittery holographic nail polish through the airbrush to try and recreate Julie Newmar's costume:

Crash test spoon primed and airbrushed flat black.



 :-\ Glitter is a bit big for airbrushing:



But thinned and strained:



it actually went on quite nicely (albeit at 30psi through the airbrush). Camera hasn't picked up the nice glittery look though:



And here's Julies costume:



 :)

BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: The Plastic Assembly Kit Thread
« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2019, 08:22:20 pm »
Not quite a shake and bake kit, but I've finally turned this (Mister Craft Hobby Kits 1:24 1950 Alfa Romeo 'Alfetta'):


Into this:




Sh*t*e quality kit (off to the naughty corner for Mister Craft who reboxed an old 1950s SMER kit), but not a bad finish I think... Basic scratch details added in the form of wire mesh for the nose cone, and some spare "alloy" wheels to replace the very crude kit wheels...

 :thumbsup:


Re: The Plastic Assembly Kit Thread
« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2019, 10:35:15 pm »
Good hands, BrianI. Steady.

Love the finish on the AR.

 :thumbsup:
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: The Plastic Assembly Kit Thread
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2019, 10:49:07 am »
A bit of work on the Moebius Models Catwoman:

Primed grey, then a base coat of flat black airbrushed on (which looks grey due to the lighting...)

IMG_2028 by BTIPhotography, on Flickr

Then, because she's worth it, a coat of strained Rimmel London Diamond Dust glittery black nail varnish, thinned with lacquer thinners to give the glittery texture on Catwoman's costume:

IMG_2044 by BTIPhotography, on Flickr

Then some metallic blue airbrushed on over the top. (Vallejo Model Air Arctic Blue to be precise):

IMG_2047 by BTIPhotography, on Flickr

And the final effect, prior to gloss coating:

ArcticBlue.mov by BTIPhotography, on Flickr

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