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    Default Re: 1/6 Luke & Leia swing bridge Dio

    Those are some exciting projects!!! Wow!

    Now I feel a little behind the times with my version "3"?...

    Email sent in regards to the Bespin Gantry. Hopefully we get enough interest to move forward with the project (and keep the costs lower...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyAndFight View Post
    Those are some exciting projects!!! Wow!

    Now I feel a little behind the times with my version "3"?...

    Email sent in regards to the Bespin Gantry. Hopefully we get enough interest to move forward with the project (and keep the costs lower...)
    That would be a great build, not impossible either hmmmm very interesting.
    If we get 5 more interested collectors, I'm sure we can work something out.
    Wall hung may be a challenge, but I love a challenging build
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScratchBuilder View Post
    That would be a great build, not impossible either hmmmm very interesting.
    If we get 5 more interested collectors, I'm sure we can work something out.
    Wall hung may be a challenge, but I love a challenging build
    Jas
    Did you mean wall hung or well hung Jay ? :

  4. #524
    Still nothing exciting to show but progress is being made down in the cave and also some strangeness that really twisted my melon until I worked out what was happening.

    Front, top, sides and underneath of the bridges are primed

    Some here






    And 1 over here


    And what was doing my head in is most obvious here.
    Can you see the lighter patches in the primer ?
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    All looked fine until the primer dried and then it looked like I had missed patches here and there. So I went back and touched up the patches and again all looked fine until it dried. I did this over and over until eventually I figured it out



    Yep 2 different shades

    I bought 10 cans just a little while ago and they all came from the same shelf and I did notice that the lids were different on a couple but nothing on the can indicated it was different it just says grey, so I just assumed it was a batch difference in the plastic lids and didn't really give it another thought.

    Because of the cold I've been filling a big bowl with hot water and chucking a load of cans in, so as soon as the one I was using cooled down I simply dropped it in the bowl and picked up another. so when I noticed the patches it was just dumb luck I picked up the lighter shade to touch up with and because flat paint dries about half a tone lighter it looked the same when I sprayed it on ( until of course it dried and I found I had bigger patches than I started with ) I had 2 cans with a darker lid but crazily they are the ones that are a lighter shade

    None of this will really make a difference to the finish because of course I'm going to be painting over it with a bunch of grey shades but at the time I was really starting to lose my mind

    The backs have had the first coat and it's here that I can't have any patches as this stays in primer so I'm glad I started on the fronts and have used up the couple of rogue cans



    sorry for the rambling but I needed to share as I felt like I was trying to fill a bucket with a hole in it.

    Will have the priming and prep finished this weekend and airbrush will be coming out on Monday

    Pete

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    OMG, I can empathize. I am doing some work for orders as well and anytime a mistake occurs and you have to figure it out, it's frustrating and maddening..something you feel like sharing, because sometimes it's something so goofy and you just have to laugh.

    Thanks for going to all this effort. I know the pressure and I am thankful for what you guys are putting out.

    Jay, did i see you sent me an email about payment or did I imagine it? I couldn't' find anything in my inbox..even thought I thought I saw something, so i was wondering if I accidentally deleted it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo_bones View Post
    OMG, I can empathize. I am doing some work for orders as well and anytime a mistake occurs and you have to figure it out, it's frustrating and maddening..something you feel like sharing, because sometimes it's something so goofy and you just have to laugh.

    Thanks for going to all this effort. I know the pressure and I am thankful for what you guys are putting out.

    Jay, did i see you sent me an email about payment or did I imagine it? I couldn't' find anything in my inbox..even thought I thought I saw something, so i was wondering if I accidentally deleted it?
    Hi buddy, no mate haven't sent any out yet.
    As soon as Pete lets me know they're good to go & ready for shipping, I'll drop you all a quick email, to check shipping details etc.

    All the best Jas
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    I finished the priming yesterday and I'm just having a cup of coffee then I'm going to venture down to the cave and get them wet sanded so I can start getting some colour on. I'll post some pics later on

    Pete

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    Paint work has been wet sanded. I don't do this to get a mirror smooth finish but just to remove any overspray so,it doesn't feel like the side of a matchbox.

    base colours on the step fronts


    And some shading going on too. I'm going to add a little bit of pale burnt metal here and there once the shading is finished which is a very pale gold
    It might seem weird to use gold but I did the same to the previous dioramas and it really does add to the look.


    Feels good to be getting some colour on and I'll update in a couple of days to show how things are coming along

    Pete

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    I'm still amazed at how much better my builds look with some paint on, even if it's just primer.
    Great work as always though Pete.

    Shame the Welsh weather has been a pain in the That being said and possibly planning ahead it may be worth us considering doing the smaller builds in the winter months and the larger builds in summer.

    Or move to Florida or Aus
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    Great looking paint work, Pete!

    And obvious credit needs to go the canvas as well, Jas!
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