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  1. Hello mates, I've just finished another great FeR Miniature. This time in 1/12 scale, painted with Abteilung 502 and Scale 75 acrylics paints using a redgrass wet palette. I struggle a bit with this one. I’ve painted and re painted many parts until I was somehow pleased with the warm colour palette, although I’m still not 100% satisfied. The texture of the cloak was also quite difficult to do and I’m still thinking it can be better but I’m going to move on to something different and I may come back later once I’m more confident with the technique. One thing I really enjoyed doing was the shield drawing. I spent a long time looking for Viking references and patterns and I ended up combining a couple of things and I’m quite happy with the result. Thanks for looking! and please share your thoughts! cheers, Jorge
  2. This is my third painted figure. Fantastic 1:16 bust packed with detail and expression by FeR miniatures. Originally I was a bit intimidated by the size but it turned out to be an amazing experience overall and a fast one too! I was able to finish it on a weekend. Painted with Abteilung 502 and Scale 75 dense acrylics line using a wet palette. Thanks for looking Jorge
  3. Hi Tzulscha, thank you for looking and commenting. I appreciate the feedback. About the eyes, I've simply followed the free tutorial pdf's available in the Life Miniatures site. They are amazing! You can check download them HERE cheers PS. Once I've finished the Space Adventurer I've painted THIS ONE, which I think is better, would love to get your opinion too Jorge
  4. Hi Bertie, looks good! But I suspect it will look even better if you photograph it with a nice even background and with at least two source of light. Give it some justice! I like the drama, but currently it's a bit washed out with the burned highlights of the photos. Somehow the one in your profile picture looks better balanced with a nice contrast. cheers my friend
  5. Hi Bertie, thanks for visiting! Well, I wouldn't say that, but I can say I absolutely loved this hobby!. I've been doing it since I was 8ish and since I've spent the whole of 2020 unemployed this was my daily job. It kept me sane and happy while looking for work...And I reckon when you find yourself with all this time to do what you love things start to shown. I'm always looking for something new, to learn new techniques and to challenge myself with different stuff. cheers mate!
  6. Alright then! In that case, happy to comment! cheers mate
  7. Yes! I see your point and I totally agree. I like that more artistic approach with everything. All my scale models have weathering because I'm trying to tell a story as opposed to just do a correct perfect build. Perhaps you could check my website: www.jarkmodels.com cheers
  8. I'm looking forward to see your work!, Not sure, though I'm really qualify to give you much constructive criticism, but I'll do my best! About being colour blind...yes, it's weird cause, I'm an architect and I work in interior design...my whole life I've interested and involved with colour whether is with my hobbies, drawings and paintings or through my work...and It may give me an advantage or at least let's say a "different point of view"...
  9. Hello again, Bertie! really thanks you for commenting, again! I'm glad the figure is expressing all those emotions through the colours, but I can't take the credit on that. I simply used the reference from the box! Yes, I was more relaxed with this one, since I've broken the ice with the previous one. I personally think I did a better job on this one, It was certainly more complex colour wise. Maybe I should've done a better job with the blending of the strokes or it may be that I'm still working out the wet palette and my paint is still too thick? not sure? The shirt was a challenge!! and I know it could've been better!...remember I've told you about my colour blindness ? well, I've painted the whole shirt red and I was about to add the lines details when my daughter said, what are you doing!!! the shirt is blue!... In regards to the face you are right!, the reference photo in the box clearly shows some stains and water dripping, but, I thought I wasn't there yet, in order to achieved a convincing effect, so I didn't even try! Thank you again for your kind words! I'm really glad I make you empathizing with the figure! that means I dind't do to bad!. cheers
  10. Hi Bertie, thank you very much for taking the time to look and comment. I really appreciate this level of constructive criticism, best way to improve! Yes, I consider this one to be my first real figure painting experience. Before I was just doing some quick rushly painted ones to add some detail into another projects (and the results were pretty average). Now, don't think I've painted the face when inside the helmet, no way! I've painted the head first and then I glue it to the body. The helmet was the last thing I've added together with all the small details (cables, hoses etc) Yes, the skin tone are in fact a bit pink...that is clearly my mistake for a very good reason, I'm colour blind! (but let's keep that secret between us only ) So I rely most of the time on my daughter's eyes to correct me, but sometimes I still get things wrong and is too late to fix them! The suit turned out to look ok, perhaps some of the highlights are a bit too emphasised? but overall all I like the colour variations, and yes I did painted the curved highlights on the helmet, otherwise it would've looked too flat and boring with one shade of white. And regarding the back and sides, I did painted them with a much darker tone. Thanks again, Bertie! cheers
  11. Here is the second big bust that I’ve finished, and I think it is an improvement from my previous figure. Inspired by the amazing movie "Das Boot" this figure was sculpted by Korean artist Sang-Eon Lee. The resin cast, detail and overall quality is fantastic. I've painted it using abteilung 502 dense acrylic line and using a wet palette. Hope you guys like it and all comment are welcomed. cheers Jorge
  12. Amazing! love the figure and you did a fantastic job! Beautiful
  13. Hi there, This is my first proper painted figure. I've done others in the past, but always to complement another project, mostly pilots for 1/72nd or 1/48th aircraft or tank crew in 1/48th. So this is the first time in which the figure is the project itself. Being the first, I wanted to pick something relatively simple but that looks good. This is a fantastic figure by the Czech company 2dreamers and is a 1/9 bust to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first space orbit by Yuri Gagarin. (doesn't look much like him, but it's ok ;)) Overall, painting the figure was a great experience. I learned new techniques, I used a wet palette for the first time and I got to test the new abteilung 502 dense acrylic line. I hope you guys like it and please go ahead and share your thoughts!. cheers Jorge
  14. No worries nearsightedjohn! Thank you for your nice comments. Yeah this one was my first car but as you've clearly figure it out I've done various models before, many of which I've posted here in the forum. If you'll like to see some you can look at my profile or my personal site as well here : jarkmodels I've got a taste or a newer kit when doing Ebbro's BT18 and I've been having such a good time doing F1 cars that I have already purchased a couple more than I'm planing to build in the near future and I'm hoping eventually to move to something more detailed like a Model Fatory Hiro kit or similar. Thank you to all of you for looking and commenting! I always appreciatte the support and constructive criticism. cheers
  15. Hello fellow modellers. I like to model many different things but during the last month I've been in a full on "modelling car mode", so here is the second one I've done so far. It is a really good kit by Ebbro of the Brabham BT18 Honda F-2 winner of the 1966 Formula 2 Championship. The whole building process went well without any major issues. I've added some extra detail in the engine and widescreen to make it look a bit better. Probably the most complicated part was to find some reliable references images... Hope you guys like it and thanks for looking. Jorge
  16. Thanks Toryu! Glad you liked it I have to confess I don't know anything about cars (been this one my first build) but yeah, a transverse engine seems to be a pretty weird and uncommon idea. cheers
  17. Thank you Spiny. As I've mentioned I had some concerns about the glossy finish, but it turned out not to be that difficult. I didn't use any fancy product like Zero two parts or anything. Just my regular Tamiya/AK Real colour lacquer paints and Gunze GX112 Clear Gloss combo that I always use. The only difference this time was to sanding and polishing every coat in order to incrementally get a very smooth surface. I mostly used INFINI model sanding pads and Tamiya polishing compound. The whole painting process was something like this: Cleaning the plastic, sanding any imperfections, injection marks. Priming with Mr. surfacer 1500, sanding+polishing. First coat of paint, sanding+polishing. Second coat of paint, sanding+polishing. First coat of Clear gloss GX112, sanding+polishing. Decals. Second coat of Clear gloss GX112, sanding+polishing (and for sealing the decals) Third coat of Clear gloss GX112, sanding with higher a number grit and polishing with Tamiya's Polishing compound Coarse/Fine One final application of Tamiya Finish polishing compound with a clean soft cloth And from that final step onwards I try always to wear gloves not to stain the finish with dirty fingers!. And thanks to all for commenting and looking. I appreciate the nice words! cheers Jorge
  18. Hello!. This is the first car model that I ever build. Throughout my very interrupted 30+ years of scale modelling, I never thought to build a car. But like with anything else one day I got inspired by the amazing work of a fellow modeller. I loved what I saw and immediately thought that maybe I could try and give it a go. Probably the most intimidating thing about modelling cars is the super gloss and slick finishes, which is completely different to what I usually do, and with almost no weathering at all! (except a bit in their engines). Also, I was always put off by the endless amount of aftermarket details that make car modelling quite expensive and difficult to research. So I decided to start with something relatively "simple". To me, the sixties racing has the most beautiful cars of all eras so I pick up this Tamiya kit of the winner of the Mexican Grand Prix of 1965. The kit is quite old and it shows its age but is a strong base to add extra detail. I've added all hoses and connectors in the engines as well as some extra scratch detail at the nose area, wheels and windscreen. The build went so smoothly and was such enjoyable that I will more likely do other models, So I hope you guys like it!. cheers, and thanks for looking Jorge
  19. Hi Martin, Thank you! You are up to a treat with both the Tamiya kit and the decals set. They are really good. if I may give you a piece of advice: the decals are excellent but quite thin, so be careful when applying them and also be extra patient when doing the walkway lines matching the camo colours...Regarding the Tamiya kit, is great, excellent fit as usual and very good surface detail, although the intake has a big seem line running all the way inside that you may want to fill if it bothers you...(I didn't ) --- Finally I would like to thank all of you that have commented and for the support here in the post as well as private messages. So thank you! I'm very happy you've liked it 'cheers Jorge
  20. Yes, your feedback is precious..."but the model is still a block 50 airframe, not a block 30" Yes, you are really helping everyone Yes, let's hope your information will prevent others do the aberration I did... Yes, your models are amazing, they look great and you have nothing to improve. Please keep doing them like that and definitely don't weather your aircrafts like AFVs... thank you
  21. Mate, it has nothing to do with ignorance but with a CHOICE as I told you more than once. Get it? Why on earth does it bother you how I CHOOSE to build my models? I like constructive criticism when: A- I learn something relevant that I didn't know before B- It helps improving my techniques. I have had plenty of good advice here in the forum but in the case of your comments is none of those. You just simply pointed out something that already knew and that I've chosen to ignore because I considered the little differences to be irrelevant. I rather do a great looking model, explores techniques and spend my time painting and weathering instead of counting rivets or in this case complying with the Block 30's ten commandments check list. But don't worry I will edit the original post with a warning to all the rivets counting out there. I've seen some of your models, so why don't you focus in improving your basic painting techniques, your absolutely none existing weathering and overall finishes and presentation, and then learn how to photograph YOUR models instead of going around telling people about what you believe is a mistake? Or maybe you don't know how? Does the ignorance is bliss apply to you in that case? Jorge
  22. Congratulations for noticing the basic differences between the various versions. That, my friend, makes you a great modeller Here is a photo of the actual aircraft. And here a photo of my model: If the MLG wheels have different bolts I honestly couldn't care less...they look close enough to me but if that bothers you, by all means when you build yours, and paint this scheme, fix it. cheers
  23. This particular serial number has the wide mouth intake and the heavy gear undercarriage leaving only very minimal differences... Since I'm not a rivet counter, It doesn't really bother me. cheers
  24. I'm editing my original post with this warning: *** FRIENDLY WARNING TO ALL THE RIVET COUNTERS OUT THERE*** This aircraft serial number 86-0263 is an F-16C Block 30. I've decided to go ahead and use the Tamiya 1/72 block 50 (how dare you!!!) because: A- As far as I know there's no 1/72 Block 30 available. B- I consider the minor differences on a plane of this serial number IRRELEVANT C- I did not found and will not spend money in after market correction set. If you think I'm committing a sacrilege stop looking. If, on the other hand, you can think out the box and are willing to look, hoping this splinter colour scheme is worth of looking go ahead. thanks Hello, Just finished this great 1/72 kit by Tamiya. Since I built another one in the past I wanted to do a complete different scheme and something more interesting. To me nothing beats a splinter camo so I got myself a fantastic decal set by "TwoBobs" and painted this Alaskan F-16 of the 354th wing, 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson in Alaska. Painted with AK real colour lacquers and weathered with Abteilung 502 oil paints. F-16C Serial Number 86-0263 354th Wing, 18th Aggressor Squadron/ Eielson AFB, Alaska June 2017 Thanks for looking. Cheers Jorge
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