Water

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I ran into some time intensive problems with the water but learned a whole lot in the process.

When doing water for dioramas there is usually two different types of materials you should use one being resin the other acrylic medium. I have never worked with resin before so it was a bit intimidating therefore I went with something I tend to use on every diorama acrylic medium. I use acrylic gloss medium fluid thinned down with water to seal all of my dioramas as it is a pretty thick and substantial top coat. Traditionally with water in dioramas you either pour clear resin into the area, let it pool, and manipulate it as it hardens or you make the waves out of a solid mold-able material like clay, paint it, and top it off with multiple thin layers of acrylic medium. Continue reading

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River Diorama

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I have said it before but I like to try new things with my builds so with this diorama I wanted to do a scene that had to do with water.

Since this build was originally just the model I didn’t want to chance it into a large diorama. Instead I wanted a tight base where I could have the camouflage of the model work in conjunction with the environment so I went for a jungle river. Continue reading

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Some good and bad news

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Well first of all the good news is that the prizes for the Summer War 2012 competition finally came. I won 2nd place in the modified category and won a MG Zeong and a HG Val-Walo.

The Bad news has to do with the Clanche Custom. Unfortunately for some reason the model is falling apart. I can only assume that the enamel wash I gave it started to make the plastic brittle and fragile. I really don’t understand how this happened at all. I didn’t go over board with the mineral spirits and I have even painted entire models with enamels in the past with no problem so I don’t get it. Continue reading

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Camouflage

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I think I have mentioned this before but with almost every new build I try to do something new and with this one it’s camouflage. For the group build I am part of the ground team and since this is pretty much an air based mobile suit design with the flight mode and all, I felt a camo color scheme would reinforce the “ground” theme. Continue reading

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