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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:38 am

Mark wrote:Nice work so far Casper. I’ve built a few Bandai kits, and the quality is superb.

cheers Mark, I love this kit and wish I had another.
I went to see about the Millennium Falcon and had a shock at how much the premium kit is :o but what a kit its amazing, lots of upgrades but a very costly build and would take me forever, I think I will stick to the small ones.
Primer today hopefully but some much needed gardening first :chores-mowlawn: :happy-sunny: catch the last of the good weather. The Food festival is on in town today so its mad busy here.
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:21 pm

I went for Vallejo German Panzer Grey Primer rather than a black so when some weathering is done the primer will show through in what I think would look a better shade.
I airbrushed the parts in sections to make weathering easier and to reach all the fine detail, most people paint when fully constructed but I think it will be easier this way.
I have a few greys to choose from but I like the look of dark ghost grey and pale blue grey so will test a bit first.

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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby steve131 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:25 pm

Looks good Deutsche :think:
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:32 pm

I want to make a diorama for the Barn find build so I thought I would make one up for the AT-ST as well so I made some outcropping rocks from the woodland scenics range. Easy to make just add water to the plaster and pour :) nice and thin so it gets into all the cracks then leave to dry for 20 minutes and pop them out. You don't need any release agents just add the mix to the mould.

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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:35 pm

bit of polystyrene to bulk it out a little glued to the base with Gorilla glue and left to dry
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:42 pm

now its dry I can add the scultamold modelling compound (plaster mixed with paper pulp) this dries in around 20-30 minutes depending on how thick your piece is or how much water is added. When you have it where you want it try not to get any on the rock faces and using a brush and water and sculpting tools (toothpick) :lol: to blend it all together.
then sit back and have a cuppa while it dries.
I gave the base a coat of PVA at the start, forgot to mention.

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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:00 pm

make up three washes from vallejo yellow ochre, earth brown and black. Make the black a thinner wash than the other two.
Start with the yellow ochre then the brown and finally the black wash then leave to dry.

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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:02 pm

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touch up here and there and let dry. Next step is dry brushing :D
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby number1 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:07 pm

This just gets better and better, keep it coming :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:27 pm

Hi Les thanks for looking in matey :) good practice for my Barn find diorama.
Time to add some flock. I have a few different flocks but the one I wanted to use I dont have (dark green fine 2 in 1) so I used the bright 2 in 1.
It looks a bit light at the moment but some Forest floor ground should darken it up a bit.
First up to add some PVA to the areas you want to flock and go for it, once you have a good covering spray the whole thing with a 50-50 mix of water and Isopropyl this seeps through and brings it all together. Now to let dry till tomorrow then I can add more detail.

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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:32 pm

I used Lukes APS own brand flocks and ground scatter, Check him out on youtube he has an amazing range he developed himself and cheaper than major brands.

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if you want darker rock faces just repeat the process
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby royjess » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:50 pm

Great work on the base Casp :clap:
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:12 pm

You certainly have a knack for dioramas. It’s beautifully realistic.
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby Morris » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:19 pm

That is a cool base :clap: ,
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby steve131 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:33 pm

8-) Great base the stone looks really good ,and V impressed with Luke's products hope he goes a long way with them.
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:58 pm

Thanks guys for your comment :)
as I won't be using the base that came with the kit I will stick some ends from skewers into the feet and these will punch through the base and with a little glue should hold them in place
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:05 pm

Thought I would use the MIG chipping fluid for this one but to be honest I wasn't impressed with it, Maybe i need more practice but I gave the parts a good coat and let that dry for 5-10 minutes then added the top coat of vallejo pale blue grey then let dry for another 5-10 mins. Then with a wet brush and toothpick start to activate the chipping fluid. It took forever to start and I didn't really have the control I wanted but I carried on and here are the results. I prefer the salt chipping and weathering with paints myself.
I think when dry I will use the Tamiya weathering masters as they give a more natural look.


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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:18 am

The salt chipping gave a better effect. Have you tried hair spray instead of chipping fluid? Supposed to do the same thing.
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby wingnut2 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:16 pm

Mark wrote:The salt chipping gave a better effect. Have you tried hair spray instead of chipping fluid? Supposed to do the same thing.

Hi Mark (casp) very nice work on your base looks very real :clap:
I think your hair looks fine without the "hair spray" :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Star Wars Bandai AT-ST

Postby casper » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:09 pm

Mark wrote:The salt chipping gave a better effect. Have you tried hair spray instead of chipping fluid? Supposed to do the same thing.


Salt is much better Mark. I really don't like this MIG product, thats twice I have used it and got the same results and its really hard to activate so I ended up having scratches instead of the overall chipping affect I wanted. I will give the hairspray technique a try next time :think:
Oh well on with the build, I have some more weathering to do and more bits to add to the diorama.

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