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Deadman Disciple

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About Deadman Disciple

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    Making models, watching Pro Wrestling, Gaming.

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  1. Not bad at all. Liking the 2 versions you did together in the same photo. Wayne.
  2. Truly Awesome work. Wayne.
  3. That looks amazing, truly great work. Ive just bought the AMT Batwing with the proceeds of some stuff I sold on ebay & will be building up my Batman collection with buying this & the newly released Batboat from Batman Returns. The KeatonMobile is & will ALWAYS be my favourite Batmobile. Nice one, Wayne.
  4. TBH, you are probably right there. Tis' a shame too, would be nice to see a McLaren resurgence. Maybe Honda should consider putting their IndyCar engine inside the F1 car. Wayne.
  5. That's awesome progress so far for your first model, looking at what you have done so far, id swear you'd been modelling for years. Ive been using Revell Liquid Contacta for years & haven't had a problem. Just be carefull when using the contacta when it comes to clear parts, it can fog them up when dry. I too follow TrekWorks (Boyd) on YT, his builds are class, also check out Quaralane (Patrick) on YT. Some of Patrick's Sci-Fi builds are simply breath-taking with the detail he puts in. Revell's Voyager is a good build (done one myself), along with a few Battlestar kits too. Looking forward to seeing some of your future builds, along with this one. Cheers, Wayne.
  6. Dedicated

    Nice to see the new "Figures" section. When I built my Herman Munster, I wasn't sure where to put it, so I left it in the "Figures WIP" section. Have you ever thought about doing a "TV & Film" section, as sometimes it can be quite confusing where to put completed builds of that genre, as they might not be classed as "Sci-Fi" per-se, but end up there anyways. Wayne.
  7. Ive literally just soiled myself. OH GOD, PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE.
  8. Thanks for all your help guys. After speaking to Jamie from Soveriegn, he's told me to get 3 tins for the main grey. Although, when I told SWMBO that id be spending up to £30 on paint for the Arizona, she gave me the usual look & she quickly change the subject. Im gonna give the video a watch on my home PC, as my work desk PC wont play YT videos. Its just deciding which grey to use now & waiting until I get paid next week. Wayne.
  9. Is it me or does the McLaren look like an orange version of last years Manor car? Also not liking the front wing flaps of the McLaren, it looks like someone has come some paper cutting art & stretched it out Wayne.
  10. *Bump* Sorry about this. Im going to to be starting the Mini Hobby Models 1/350 USS Arizona /w a complete Eduard PE set next month after putting it off since 2015 (out of fear) & after SWMBO has told me I cant buy anymore models until ive finished the last of my models I bought then & this is the last kit to do from my stash. Taking this exerpt off the Sovereign Hobbies website:- If you are in the Gray Camp; For those who believe that USS Arizona had repainted into Measure 11—or some variant thereof—or perhaps even Measure 2A, here are the colours you'll need: Measure 11 Variant All vertical surfaces from top of boot-topping to the level of the top of the funnel—5-S Sea Blue (US 07); All vertical surfaces above the top of the funnel—5-L Light Gray (US 03); All steel decks and horizontal surfaces—5-D Dark Gray (US 04)*; All wood decks—Teak (C 01). *On the other hand, there are those who claim that Arizona had painted her wood decks in 20-B Deck Blue (Colourcoats US10) by the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. If this is the case, then the steel decks & horizontals would also have been in 20-B. You're on your own here! Boot-topping—Black (C 02); Underwater hull—Norfolk 65-A Antifouling Red (US 14); Roofs of turrets 1, 2 and 4—Insignia Red (ACUS 26). OS2U Kingfisher aircraft—Non-specular Blue-Gray (ACUS 06) over Non-specular Light Gray (ACUS 05). My Nautical understanding is dire, so im sorry to be asking. But what do the first 2 vertical surfaces lines mean? Because im wondering what grey No I should be using for the main hull above the Antifouling Red lower hull & keel? Ive seen the minimum order of 6 tins (as im going to be hairysticking her), but im wondering how many tins of the grey I should buy for the main grey to cover the whole of the Arizona, as again it's 1/350 scale. Cheers in advance, Wayne.
  11. TBH, it'll be interesting to see what happens this year. Especially with Bernie "Greedy Guts" gone & to see what Liberty can bring in, id be happy if a better deal can be put together to bring every race live back to terrestrial TV. Its a shame we didn't see Rosberg defend his title, but im hoping we can see a resurgence of the other teams to try & take it to Mercedes. Im also hoping that McLaren can come back to their glory days again, I think they could be the dark horse this season along with Renault & to see what Ferrari might do as they are going to lose their $100 million a year "Ferrari just being in F1" bonus. Reading some F1 websites, that Lance Stroll is saying that's there's more to him than the $80 million his dad has paid for his drive, the jury is still out on that one, but he has won pretty much every championship coming up to F1, but you cant say his talent ALONE has got him the vacant seat at Williams. Also to see Massa come back out of retirement as Bottas got the seat at Mercedes, to the hest of Martini (as they wanted a driver over the age of 25), why go back to Massa when they have Paul Di Resta chomping at the bit trying to get back into F1 as their reserve driver. Its a great shame that Pascal Wherlien has done everything that Mercedes has asked of him & he's been snubbed AGAIN. Going back to Bernie, Don't get me wrong he's done a fantastic job, but his greed for more wealth & only going to countries that have money & ripping off tracks that cant afford to host a GP anymore & we have lost iconic tracks to new ones that are so boring & again to the fact he put F1 to Sky & now terrestrial TV is losing the rights to ALL live races to Sky as of 2019 is beyond a joke. With Vettel's & Alonso's contracts both coming up at the end of this year, where will Bottas go next year? As Mercedes have only signed Bottas to a one year deal. Like I said above it'll be great to see what Liberty can do, as they actually listen to the fans instead of Bernie just listening to those who can line his pockets. Wayne.
  12. Its finale time on the Maquis Raider/Fighter. Its now time to paint this thing. The painting guide at the back of the instruction booklet is pretty much useless, as the colors Revell want you to use do not match the photo references for the raider that I found, also using photos of other peoples builds too as a guide, so it was pretty much guess work. Starting on the front of the raider with the Aztec patterns which were slightly raised lines forming shapes, so I used my citadel fine detailing brush to paint those with a light grey, which took a couple of coats. After that I went to town on the rest of the top of the raider with my guess work colors. Using a combination of various greys & browns, along with red, green, blue, yellow Revell & Humbrol acrylics with Humbrol metallic brass & buff enamels. When I was painting the blue side engine covers, I wish id have painted those BEFORE I glued those in, as trying to paint around the edges & the wings arms was a right pain & a lot of touching up was needed where id accidentally touched the arms with the blue. Also the same applies to the gridding under the wing arms too, as I couldn’t paint those on the grey either. So, two tips for you……Once you have primered & white dusted the main hull. 1. Glue the wing assemblies first, primer & white dusting those & paint the gridding first, then glue on the wing arms. 2. Paint the engine covers blue first & then glue those in & then the completed wing assemblies. I found a aftermarket page (for those of you who wish to light this kit) with clear engine covers & what look like red clear rear engine parts below. I then started work on the underneath. Pretty much the same as the top with the front aztecs painting, but there are a few more Aztecs patterns on the main hull too & painting on the various colors. Also painting the rear engine areas in red, along with the exhausts in gun metal. Once the painting was done, it was time to apply the black wash. I painted the black wash on in sections & waited a few seconds & wiped off the wash with some kitchen towel & where the wash had puddeled up in the various corners, I used my stipple brush to draw that out & used the kitchen towel again. All-in-all, im really happy how the raider has turned out & now its hanging on the ceiling of my mancave. Cheers, Wayne.
  13. Wow. Looking up 3d printing on google, its amazing what some people have come up with. Some weapons id love to have. Gears of War Lancer Star Trek Phaser Rifle (First Contact) Judge Dredd Lawgiver (1995 Stallone) Aliens Pulse Rifle. Just to name a few. Tell me, what 3d printer did you use to print your blaster. Awesome job on yours. Wayne.
  14. There a lot of ample room inside to put your lighting spaghetti. Have seen some lighted up on various searches for painting referencing, they looked very impressive. As I stated in my video, theres also ample room in the forward section to do a full command cabin interior too. Wayne.
  15. Its time for the next model, this time the Maquis Fighter/Raider from Revell. Yet another kit from the Telford model fair back in 2015, this cost me around £10-15 (I cant remember precisely) Not much to this kit, even thought it is quite large & no decals either. So I started glueing the 2 halves of the main hull together, noticing there was some gaps & seam issues to deal with & left them to dry. Once dry, I started glueing all the side pieces in all the way around, then the pieces that were dotted all around the top of the main hull. Whilst waiting for all those to dry, I started on the wings. There were 4 arms to each wing, but 8 halves to glue together to make the four arms, once all dry I marked each of them up with a sharpie so I wouldn’t get confused to which went where. Then I glued the two halves of each wing together & once dry I glued the arms on to their respective wings. Then it was simply to glue the complete wing assemblies to each side of the raider. Pointing the wings up, much like a Klingon Bird of Prey in landing configuration, the hooks on the wing arms were pushed into place (after I put some glue on the plugholes) then the wing was brought down & the hooks locked into place on the upper walls of the plugholes. Turning the Raider over, I then had to glue the wing spine into place. Clamping down each of the wing spines into their mounting spaces, with a fair amount of pressure, I left those to dry for 24 hours. After the 24 hours had passed, I removed the clamps & whilst they had done the job, one of the wings is slightly more down than the other (but that’s ok) Then the last part of construction was a couple of side pieces I’d forgotten to put on & filled the gaps, then the last piece was the roof panel. Using a combination of normal model glue & glue n glaze around the windows, I used some electrical tape to hold the roof lid down, but it kept on pushing itself forward, so I used some normal household masking tape & wrapped that around the middle spine to hold the roof back into place. I removed the tape once dry & the roof lid had dried perfect. All I had to do was sand the seams down along with the filled in gaps & the Maquis Raider was ready for primer. Going along with the theme of spraying the grey primer & then a dusting of white with previous builds of the Classic Battlestar & Voyager, I’d gone a little more white than I’d hoped for, but now the raider is ready for paint, as again there are no decals to this kit. Cheers, Wayne.