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Konrad Popławski

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  1. I am back to build process. Sorry for such long break. I was a rough time for me and modeling wasn’t my priority. It took me a while to get down to Adobe illustrator. I need time to get to know better this program. First, I tried to replicate 100% accurate Millenium Falcon cockpit interior textures. Soon I badly found out that its waste of time. In 144 scale there is not much too look at. So Finally, I decided to focus on replicating and improving Greenstrawberry stickers. I did also some some decals for gunports. After some test printing on good class office printer I did some tri
  2. Thank You Stephen! I have gathered a lot of reference material but maybe You will surprise me. So if You have something interesting please send it.
  3. Hello after quite a long break!. I did more testing to light module (shinning through cockpit back wall). I decided to stick with small SMD leds there – they will be always on so there is no need to use Arduino there. It’s more complicated than I initially thought as I want to use some optic fibers on the cockpit back wall with different colors and blinking patterns. Anyway, I need to focus on finishing photo edge parts. As I said earlier, I am not pleased with greenrasberry stickers. This is the reference picture of it, which I have found in internet: I used it to build
  4. Hello Stephen Generally, for maintaining my brushes I use these products (the dedicated sope is the best I think): But I heard that tis is the best: https://www.josonjas-ukshop.com/ourshop/prod_2967348-FAUX-MEISTER-BRUSH-SOAP-CHROMA-BRUSH-SOAP-250ml.html (unfortunately hard to get in Poland where I live) I tend to spend more time cleaning my best natural hair brushes. From time to time I even use wife's hair shampoo to help them last long. There few general rules to make you brushes live long: 1. Do not steer paint with best brushes (the
  5. I am glad You like it Here comes another small progress update. So I have added crew members on their positions: In order to make room for optic fibers I plan to use in the front panel I had to modify the part part E1/24. I hope it will be enough. As You might noticed I have slightly changed colors i have added more greenish tones. For light part I have used glazes of Mr.Hobby Color H418 RLM 78 and then shaded it with oils (Abteilung 502 ABT-510 starship filth + some black). Darker cockpit part was als
  6. Wow. Please share more pictures from bulding the snowspeeder shape proces. What program do You use? I know Rhinoceros. Is it simmilar?
  7. I was quite busy last week. Sorry for no update As promised, I have painted Han. I have decided to paint him as old mam because his figure was molded to fit in “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens” style. His outfit seems to be a bit boring in some way (just two main colors: dark lather and white skirt). I slightly changed some tones to make him pop up in the cokpit. As usual I shall post here some refference pictures: I would like to share with You some knowledge about painting as I suggested in my previous post. Han sems to ge a good example. I wi
  8. Thank You. Your kind words really push me forward. So as promissed: here comes Chewbacca. First some reference pictures: And here what I have managed to do: Next step will be painting Han Solo. I still struggle myself how to paint him. I would like to see him in a classic ANH outfit. But on the other hand to make him fit in the more accurate manner to “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens” he should be painted as old man. When I will find few free minutes i will edit posts and put paint recipit for thouse intrested. I can also g
  9. Here are some reference pictures I used to paint Rey: And here is the resoult: It wasn’t easy to paint her - at least in the way I wanted. It is simply too small . In such scale You can’t pick up much details. remeber the pin she is sitting on is only 0,3 mm wide. You need to carefully control lights and shadows to make a good contrast. Only then it will be understandable for human eye. Next target: Chewbacca (by the way its almost done)
  10. Time to add crew, In the cockpit I will put Rey (part A/22), Chewbacca (part A/28) and Han (plpart A/26). I will let Finn to fire with quadblaste in the top gun port. Here You have size comparison: And here You have the figures in place (not glued): First, I removed the original plastic bracket with help of dremel. Later I have modeled the gap between figures legs with help of sharp scalpel. Then I have pinned (with 0,3 mm drill its quite durable and quite cheap) the figures and wait for UHU epoxy to cure. I like to use kitchen oven to fast and hsrd cure
  11. I did paint the part #37. I did not want to use black strict black on floor. The cockpit will be quite dark itself so there is no need to use pure black. Also its worth mentioning that characters sitting on their chairs will cover a lot of available space. My goal is to get close to something visible on this photo: It wasn’t easy to pint this part. You can’t divide it to smaller pieces with better brush access. Maybe later i will add a bit more of oil dark paint to the deepest areas and some more oil paint lights on most exposed areas. I will decide after putting addin
  12. Thank You Andres So Far not much to look at. I have spent literally hours on planning and studding how I will build this ship. The more I was thinking the more it get complicated. I deciced to start with the cockpit as it will be for sure some major focus point. Since its beginning I should be motivated enough to make it as good as only I am able. Step 1 – part E2/37 I have drilled holes for optic fibers – I will try to light up a front control panel with few of them. Now I need to hide these holes somehow. I have picked some thine white styrene she
  13. Hello, It will be my first model build. I am used to painting gaming miniatures and larger busts, but I would like to try something new. Millenium falcon starship always fascinated me. Since I was a little boy I always wanted to build it. I have chosen 1/144 scale because finished product is not gigantic and can nicely fit in the shelf, on the other hand, model details are still superb. I was lucky to get this one really cheap. I know that recent released version has some minor bugs fixed, but for me this already is supper cool (by the way, you can read more about it here: https://
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