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Corporate Alliance Droid - AMT/ERTL - 1:48

Post by Bouq » October 28th, 2019, 6:36 pm

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

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the target : a battle of Karshyyyk diorama...
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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

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20190807_135607 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr

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Please, do not open it...

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20190807_140605 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr
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Primer time!

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

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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....

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
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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...

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

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base coat of dark grey too on the tracks

Oops... an unconventional part in the track.... moulding default?
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a quick gloss varnish to prepare the weathering steps....
the drybrush has disappeared... :x

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after my first drybrush,
my first oil wash...
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before
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after
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To create the waves and the foam, I'll use cotton mixed with PVA glue added with water

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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....

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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...


I hope that my English writing is understandable.... I wrote it too fast... just tell me please
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Re: Corporate Alliance Droid - AMT/ERTL - 1:48

Post by blakeh1 » October 29th, 2019, 6:27 am

So far...awesome!
If you have a tool and aren't aware of what it can do, its dangerous. A jedi can do amazing things with a lightsaber. A roomful of chimps with lightsabers... would get messy.

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Re: Corporate Alliance Droid - AMT/ERTL - 1:48

Post by Bouq » October 29th, 2019, 1:18 pm

Thanks Blake.

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

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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!
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Post by Bouq » October 29th, 2019, 5:44 pm

My ever first attempt of pigments with hard pastels...

cannot evaluate the result.... what do you think of it?

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Re: Corporate Alliance Droid - AMT/ERTL - 1:48

Post by Bauble » November 1st, 2019, 4:51 pm

Amazing! I recently got one of these kits for scratch build purposes on my hammerhead. I found the molding to be much inferior to bandai kits. So to see how well you made the features pop by painting and weathering, I am very impressed.

You also did an amazing job of drilling out the cannons, including the vent holes.

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Re: Corporate Alliance Droid - AMT/ERTL - 1:48

Post by Bouq » November 1st, 2019, 5:52 pm

Here is the beast....
fell free to criticize please (as hard as it's constructive! ;) )

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Photo lightbox by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr

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Photo lightbox by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr

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Photo lightbox by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr

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Photo lightbox by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr

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Photo lightbox by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr


Let's work at the sea now.....
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Re: Corporate Alliance Droid - AMT/ERTL - 1:48

Post by Bouq » November 1st, 2019, 10:30 pm

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

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Histoire d'eau acte 1 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr[/center]

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....

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Histoire d'eau acte 1 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr[/center]

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)

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Histoire d'eau acte 2 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr[/center]

The transition between the volume of "moving water" along the tank and the "calm water" still needs to be completed...
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Re: Corporate Alliance Droid - AMT/ERTL - 1:48

Post by Ramsayman » November 2nd, 2019, 1:41 am

Dude! That looks quite excellent! One of the designs I really liked from the prequels, and not seen often! Nice

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Re: Corporate Alliance Droid - AMT/ERTL - 1:48

Post by Bouq » November 2nd, 2019, 3:30 pm

Thanks Ramsayman


Here is the current step of the forward foam and waves...

ImageHistoire d'eau acte 2 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr

the original one

Imagestarwars3-movie-screencaps.com-5811 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr
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Re: Corporate Alliance Droid - AMT/ERTL - 1:48

Post by Bouq » November 2nd, 2019, 7:28 pm

Here is the result of an afternoon gluing 2mm² parts of cotton....
I can't stand it anymore....

Not completed yet but the end is on approach..

the next Q-tip or demak'up cotton that cross my route will remember me....


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Histoire d'eau acte 3 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr
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Histoire d'eau acte 3 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr
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Histoire d'eau acte 3 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr
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Histoire d'eau acte 3 by Cyber Mecha, sur Flickr
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