Genessis-Models

Genessis Models Survey

 

 

Genessis-Models
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 1 of 7      1   2   3   4   Next   »
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,834
Reply with quote  #1 
I wanted to surprise you guys by building a MiG 17, my favorite MiG, but the prices at the LHS were really steep. I went with plan B instead lol.

I've been eyeballing this little kit for some time, but had no idea that it was a new tool from 2013!



The decals are nothing fancy.



The turret surface detail for this scale is phenomenal!






Of course I won't be using any of that fancy pants AM stuff lol. I'll be pulling my usual tricks out of the bag and scratch building my details as I go.

This is going to be fun!  [biggrin]


0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #2 
Hey up Mr Brindos, glad you could make it [smile]

nice little kit, and nice for a 1/72 that it has opening hatches too [smile]
I'm expecting something epic [wink] [biggrin]

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,834
Reply with quote  #3 
I don't know about epic, but I've got my brain working on it already lol.
0
Alba83

Avatar / Picture

Wing Commander
Registered:
Posts: 1,707
Reply with quote  #4 
Coool ... nice to see you here Mike
__________________
Steven
Glasgow, Scotland

[32517153131_6c36eb6cc6_b]    


0
ddoc666

Avatar / Picture

Squadron Leader
Registered:
Posts: 1,170
Reply with quote  #5 
Great to see you join the GB Mike!

I'm really excited to see what you do with this little kit, which looks very nice indeed!

__________________
Daniel
0
vdbo76

Avatar / Picture

Group Captain
Registered:
Posts: 3,358
Reply with quote  #6 
Excited :-)
__________________
Fabian
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
https://www.instagram.com/vdbo76/
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,834
Reply with quote  #7 
Thanks for the support guys! This is actually the FIRST group build I've been involved in since I signed up lol.

And now for a little update, then I have to head out for work.  [smile]

I thought the turret armor could use a little defining so I scribed the armor plates on the turret. Not much of an update, I know, but this will help me to make this look a lot bigger in the end.  [biggrin]






Well... its a start lol.
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,499
Reply with quote  #8 
Great start and a GREAT idea on a 1/72 scale to make it pop. SUBSCRIBED...of course
__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #9 
Like I said I am expecting something epic [wink] [biggrin]

love the robot face of the turret, with its one tooth it looks like a baby robot tank turret face [biggrin]

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,834
Reply with quote  #10 
Thanks, Ted. This kind of detailing should bring this model up from its base detail level and raise it up to something more worthy of display.  [wink]

I had not seen the baby robot face until you said it, Paul LMAO!! Even my wife got a chuckle out of that!


Now, on to something more expected lol.

I added an armor line too many and since its come up before I'd like to show you guys how to erase scribed lines. Its really simple and you can rescribe over it without problems later.

First, I had this panel line that doesn't exist. Oops. Don't go for the putty!



All you need is to add some of the plastic back into the line. A bit of stretched sprue will work wonders.

Add some LC to the line, add your sprue to it and mush it in. Add a little more glue to seep into the cracks and let dry.



After the glue dries you simply sand away the excess like normal and voila!, No more panel line.




You can see that I've also started carving into the turret walls around the armor plating to give it some dimension. I felt the need to separate the plates from the standard T-72 turret and give it more realism. The armor plates, as I understand it, are cast steel and bolted on upgrades. This means the standard turret resides underneath these plates and none of these pieces should be level with each other. Especially the large added cheek armor. I felt these really had to be separated from the turret.





I've moved on to scribing the panel separations on the upper hull as well. I've done most of the right side, but I haven't touched the left side yet. Maybe you can see the difference, but its not much of a change yet.





And that is as far as I've managed to get so far. Basically just sitting around and carving out more dimensions. I'm not even sure yet, just how much of it will be seen after the other parts go on the turret. I may even whittle those attachment points for the smoke generators and other parts so they look like brackets instead of blocks, but then again, will we be able to see them? I suppose it will make a difference later, so I probably will. Just because I can.  [wink]

Have a most excellent Friday my friends.  [smile]
0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #11 
[biggrin] 

[274612-11920-51] 

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,834
Reply with quote  #12 
Nice Firefly turret, Paul. Is that 1/72? Where is that from?

So since my truck doesn't deliver until 2pm this afternoon I kept at the turret. I turned the attachment blocks on the turret sides into brackets, which ended up with a bit more carving. Since that was a really tight space to work in I couldn't get a sanding stick in there to smooth it back out. What's a boy at heart to do? Texture!

I switched from using Tamiya Extra Thin to Testors Liquid Cement because the Testors has a bit longer drying time (which is why it works better for weld lines and melting sprue into gaps) and stippled it with a hashed old brush I keep around just for stippling things lol.









You can even see a little of the weld bead I added around the turret ring. I have no idea if any of this detail will show up after I start painting, but its there now.

On with the show!  [biggrin]
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,499
Reply with quote  #13 
nice work, especially on a 1/72.
__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
ddoc666

Avatar / Picture

Squadron Leader
Registered:
Posts: 1,170
Reply with quote  #14 
Nice progress Mike!

So much added detail and in 1/72...Wow

I built a 1/72 T-34/76 with my son, and armor in that scale are tiny!! Must admit I struggled a fair bit to help him with the smaller parts.

Great work! [thumb]

__________________
Daniel
0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #15 
nice [smile]
I've found giving those awkward to sand spots a lick of Tamiya Extra Thin smooths things out quite well [wink]

Anyhow Mike, that was another tank turret face I liked, metal mickey [biggrin]

from this thread / album -
https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=11920&p=albums&album=29817

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.