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Offline taiidantomcat

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HOMEWORLD
« on: February 04, 2012, 06:02:49 AM »




Original by Rob Cunningham





Cleaned up by Norsehound

















fins. the black pieces are legos with a little metal to bring them together and add strength. The red balls are Lego Sockets









Spaceship engines!!  ;D Paper model on top for comparison purposes. Lots of fun airbrushing these  :thumbsup:



Art by Talros

Just a great screenshot^



In the game, Fighters and Corvettes fold their fins for better stowage aboard ship, just like real world navies.  compare with the deployed fins in the picture above this one.

Test fits:





Deployed^





Stowed^





« Last Edit: March 09, 2017, 05:14:55 AM by taiidantomcat »
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 06:08:16 AM »
Wicked!!!

Where did you get the gun?
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 06:15:55 AM »




Yellow on. You can see in the bottom pic that the fins are a different shade of Yellow. The rest of the Model is painted Tamiya Camel Yellow. A yellow closer to the orange side (thought it does not show well in these pics.) So I ran out and went to the LHS and picked up some more Tamiya Camel Yellow but I didn't check the rattle bomb closely enough and its made for Polycarbonate R/C car bodies! Luckily nothing melted but this color is VERY close to a light orange. After thinking about what I should do for a few days I decided to just proceed as planned and have the fins a different tint.



Come prepared^



Kind of a neat scheme onto itself. Mental note  :icon_ninja:







Had to mask off individual sections^













The Fins went superbly. The Airbrake was a pain from start to finish. overall my airbrush functioned perfectly (no jams! or spatters!) The masks peeled up a bit here and there was some overspray in certain areas (all these things are to be expected with a project like this. The First stage of masking red is complete (stripes) . Hope to get stage 2 going (Other parts that must be red to break up all that yellow) in a few days.
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 06:29:06 AM »
Too cool! I will be following this one for sure.

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 06:53:45 AM »
Using LEGO parts in scale modelling is SO awesome!
Cheers,
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 07:08:12 AM »
As Mr. KoolAid would say....OH YEA!
Doom!
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 07:35:15 AM »
That's gotta be the most unusual F-14 I've ever seen...

Seriously though, that's amazing work and your painting is contest-winning caliber!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 11:07:27 AM »
Super dang good !!!    Skill and patience shows.   :)
Never even looked at Legos.  Next time at store will check them out.
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 11:13:57 AM »
As Mr. KoolAid would say....OH YEA!


All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 11:38:04 AM »
SO FREAKIN AWESOME  :o :-*    Is what that is

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 11:02:26 PM »


Panels Done.



Panels undone after adding gray!  :-\



Done with Red



Onto Gray!



Front mask off





Touch up needed here. I ran out of time and paint yesterday. I am still debating if I should break out the airbrush one last time for the front Intake section, after that its all hand brushed touch ups and additions. Then Gloss coat. But in the mean time LOTS of touch ups!  :icon_swat:
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2012, 12:51:47 AM »
Its getting there! If placed on a contest table, eyes from across the room should be drawn to it. Having followed from the cutting of styrene stock, this is also a very well constructed replica, engineering-wise.

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2012, 03:13:28 AM »
 Ummm....woah. Splendid looking work!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 06:27:59 AM »
If only I had half your painting & masking skill.

Looks like a million bucks!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2012, 07:19:28 AM »
Superlatives just aren't going to be enough for the modelling, masking, or painting here  :icon_alabanza:

But thanks too for the excellent laying out of the concept and blow-by-blow build! Most impressive  :)
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2012, 08:39:44 AM »
Ttomcat, sir, you are the masking marvel!!!!
I can't point to anything in this build that I like the most. This is advanced modeling and imagination
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2012, 03:43:38 AM »
Thank you everyone, I appreciate all of you.

I am very happy to hear that you are enjoying the step by step process, was hoping it wouldn't be boring!


The paint isn't as difficult as it looks, it just takes time. I make sure to remind myself to be patient with me, and there will be some peel, or overspray here or there, and it won't be perfect but I can fix it or cover it later. I give myself lots of time. I usually mask one whole modeling session, and then paint the next day. The longer the masks are on the more likely they are to fail so I try to keep masking and painting as close as my patience will allow. If it all goes right you spend a lot of time masking and very little time actually airbrushing. The surfaces can be tricky so I sometimes do small sections surrounded by masks one at a time. Its the same old masking formula super sized LOL. Planning is important. This is the second time I have done this in depth scheme with an airbrush, its easier this time because it was easier to plan ahead. Hopefully next time goes even better!





Bought this built online, stripped the paint and donated the Top front/cockpit/canopy to another project leaving me with a "canoe"





Built up some legos, and used super glue in the gaps. Plan on using styrene to hide the lego origins at least a little.





Tada!! Hot like a Flanker!  :-*
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 03:45:54 AM by taiidantomcat »
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2012, 04:16:01 AM »
 :icon_surprised:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 03:30:05 AM »




Going to need some more touch ups



Gun detail



Overall as of today.

Still need to add some colors and paint and then from there its gloss coat and decal time followed by weathering. There will be probably be a lot of weathering. This thing is meant to look like a brute, a pure war machine, so as far as im concerned its far too pretty looking. I plan on using weathering and decals strategically to cover up paint errors since I don't have any more yellow left.  :icon_killbill:

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 04:31:45 AM »
Woah, you're using Legos now too?!! Absolutely brilliant!!! I wish I'd thought of it. I might have if mine hadn't been thrown out sometime during Reagan's 2nd term.

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, Mr Tomcat!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2012, 07:05:40 AM »
Am watching and being amazed.  Will continue doing same.........

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 04:15:01 AM »
It's an amazing piece of work :)
Sickening, weakening
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You need strengthening, toughening
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 05:09:39 AM »
 :icon_surprised: great nose art!!
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2012, 10:46:37 AM »
paper , plastic AND legos..............YOU RULE!!!!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2012, 11:41:03 PM »
So after working out with a friend on Friday I cam home and settled down for a while. Then I realized the weather was gorgeous and after three days of nastiness. I could finally gloss coat!  :icon_surprised: So I sprung into action and as quickly as I could (Nice weather turns to wind very fast where I am) I finished the touch ups and scraping paint off with a tooth pick. threw the gloss rattle bombs into warm water, and I  arranged everything onto cardboard boxes:



These fins may look like a robot hand but I put them that way so that no part of the actual piece is touching and giving the gloss coat a chance to "glue" them to the card board. I made sure to use lots of gloss on these because they are foldable so my grubby hands will be touching them a lot.

It was a complete success overall. Which is wonderful because I hadn't planned on doing it that day. Typically when I rush through something like this disaster strikes but this time everything seemed to work out.  8)

Onto decaling... Lots and Lots and Lots of decals:



I spent a Good hour or so going through every decal sheet I could find looking for "interesting" stencils/marking/ stripes etc. I plan on doing one piece or small section at a time, to stay sane. decaling will take several long sessions over many days. Still havn't decided on squadron markings, yet. also want an array of kill tallies.
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