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After a first trashbash last year, I opened this (rare?) SW kit...




the target : a battle of Karshyyyk diorama...




A lot of empty spaces in the hull... too many!

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WIP - A combler.... by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr

highlighted in orange, the empty spaces
I can share the references of the vectorization app if needed! ;)
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WIP - A combler.... by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr


some minimalist upgrades... to erase the moulding tenons

 

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not a perfect engine, but not an empty box anymore...

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20190807_135558 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr


20190807_135607 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr


20190807_135646 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr[/]

Please, do not open it...

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20190807_140605 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr

20190807_140613 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr[/]

Primer time!

I've lately seen that the guns are not drilled... let's drill the guns and the muzzles....


canons by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr


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Cache-flammes by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr[/]

step 2
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2019-08-24_03-27-34 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr[/]

I failed drilling the... last ones... as it always happens....
 

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base coat with "Gun Metal"...
more flashy than I thought.... :x

I believed that "gun metal" looked like "a real gun burnt metal"

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Base gun metal by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr

Base gun metal by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr[/]


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what about the dio?
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base of polystyrene

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a small laying of plastiroc....

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Then I applied toilet paper mixed with PVA glue added with water to create the water surface



 

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A base coat of AMMO dark sea blue...




I attempted to brush it with AMMO dark grey.... unsuccessfull.... but that was the ever first drybrush of my life....





base coat of dark grey too on the tracks

Oops... an unconventional part in the track.... moulding default?



a quick gloss varnish to prepare the weathering steps....
the drybrush has disappeared... :x





after my first drybrush,
my first oil wash...


before


after



 

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To create the waves and the foam, I'll use cotton mixed with PVA glue added with water






I wanted to add battle droids on the flanks of the tank (as in the movie) but the place seems really restricted...
let's think about it....






next steps:
weathering of the tracks, fixing of the kit on the diorama and filling of the gaps with [toilet paper-PVA glue-water], making of waving and foam...


Sorry for the multiple posting but the boards did not allow more than 10 pics in my messages...
and I hope that my English writing is understandable.... I wrote it too fast... just tell me please
 

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Thanks!
I'm 46 years old but a rookie modeller!

Thanks Blake.

yesterday's work:
oil-washes brown, then black on the track.
Will be enough!




I failed with my first attempt of pigments (hard pastels in fact)
I threw myself in the battle without any knowledges about it.... bad pick!
I asked some friends and watched some tutorials and... I'll be back!

The WIP and the thread are synchronized now... ;)
 

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You turned a "meh" subject into something really cool :thumbsup: The detailing inside really helped. The paint job makes it look almost steam-punk. Huge improvement over the screen version.
 

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Thanks a lot PerfesserCoffee... what a surprising nickname... (excuse-me but I'm French so some fine details could escape my mind ! ;) )

But,Thanks a lot

The next challenge is to create the sea effect and foam... Advice welcome!
 

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Making of the water and the foam should be more difficult...


The tank is glued on the diorama and the gaps are filled with toilet paper with [PVA glue +water]
Then it looks like smoke in a cartoon....


Foam is made by very small parts of coton applied with a small bruxh with the same mix [PVA glue +water]
(That's not finished yet in this pic)


The transition between the volume of "moving water" along the tank and the "calm water" still needs to be completed...
 

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Great foam effect :thumbsup:

The only thing I can think of to add is a subtle highlighting to bring out some more details and to look like reflected sunlight, etc.

Incredible work on the pastel/weathering. :surprise:
 
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