Author Topic: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **  (Read 10501 times)

Offline Acree

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2016, 04:37:18 PM »
Awesome job!  Congratulations!  Looks like a real vehicle - could be a very convincing movie prop!

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2016, 07:39:25 PM »
I like it! 8)

My only (minor) critical observation is that the pigment build-up in some places, especially along the bottom edges & in some angles, looks a bit heavy & coarse. :( :-[
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Offline Weaver

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2016, 08:06:55 PM »
Great job - well done!  :)
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Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2016, 08:54:49 PM »
I like it! 8)

My only (minor) critical observation is that the pigment build-up in some places, especially along the bottom edges & in some angles, looks a bit heavy & coarse. :( :-[

Yes, trying to get the pigments to look like dust was a hard lesson.  :-\
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2016, 09:39:17 PM »
I like it! 8)

My only (minor) critical observation is that the pigment build-up in some places, especially along the bottom edges & in some angles, looks a bit heavy & coarse. :( :-[


Yes, trying to get the pigments to look like dust was a hard lesson.  :-\


On my FSBR (my 1st &, so far, only use of pigments) I dusted on the pigments using a make-up application brush, lightly blew off the excess &, using the same brush, lightly dusted it in the direction of "fall" or "wash" then sealed it down with a light coat of dull-coat carefully misted on for the 1st coat to avoid blasting the powder off.

I actually ended up having to take off a lot using a damp brush before the dull-coat, as it was well overdone initially for what I wanted, but that initial look would have been perfect for your Mars Exploration Vehicle.
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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2016, 03:15:36 AM »
 :)
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Offline Madhatter

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2016, 07:36:44 PM »
thats way cool Steve! Love it!!
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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2016, 03:30:17 AM »
Awesome job all around!
Looks like Mars needs a car wash!

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2016, 12:11:36 AM »
Superb!! I love how its hard to tell where it came from as well, I would never guess 1/48 scud wheels!!
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2016, 04:26:57 AM »
Great finale, with that eerie martian weathering!

Will you consider setting up a diorama with it? It really deserves it! :)



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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2016, 08:44:35 AM »
Great finale, with that eerie martian weathering!

Will you consider setting up a diorama with it? It really deserves it! :)

Ditto!

Offline Claymore

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2016, 02:07:35 AM »
Wow! Awesome paint job on a truly inspiring build.  Hats off to you sir!  :)
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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2016, 05:29:51 AM »
Really amazing!

Offline Camthalion

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Re: MEV -Mars Exploration Vehicle ** Finished **
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2016, 06:31:40 AM »
looks great nice work