Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby steve131 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:40 pm

Amazing how a lick of paint brings it too life. :clap:
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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby morrigan » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:01 am

Looks good Mark, agree a couple more of coats of blue as looks a bit light.
Wonder if thinned PVA mixed with black paint would replicate the platsic coating?
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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby Mark » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:54 pm

morrigan wrote:Wonder if thinned PVA mixed with black paint would replicate the platsic coating?


You mean brushed on so the brush marks simulate the creases ? Not sure, but it might be worth trying on a bit of scrap.
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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby morrigan » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:15 pm

That what i was thinking, once the glue has dried a little, manipulate it with the brush to make it wrinkle. thinking back to school art & craft activities and how I maximised the mess/ fun factor :roll:
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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby casper » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:15 pm

sounds a good idea, be interesting to see how this comes out mark. I was thinking of trying something similar for my MP44 cockpit walls to give it texture.
I really like the space sets. Panels look great in the clear blue Mark :clap:
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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby Mark » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:24 pm

Time is running out on me, and my parents are visiting as well. To be frank, I'll be lucky to get the model finished in time as it is !! Playing with new techniques will have to wait for another project.
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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby Mark » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:29 pm

Sneaking in at the last minute, Selene is at last presentable. Not my best work to be honest, but I've got my parents visiting, and it's the Chinese New Year, so modelling time has been scarce.

All the silver panels were hand painted. Nothing fancy, just a steady hand and lots of patience. If you look closely, you'll see that there are a few runs where the silver paint escaped down the side of the blocks :oops: No time to touch those up :(

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The top of the dish was painted with Mr Colour metallic silver. Looks good. There are a few brush marks which make it look a little less plain, or add a bit of texture, if you know what I mean.

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The two daughter satellites.....

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Finally, it all comes together with the metal antennas in place.

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The stand will have to be painted later.... :oops: :oops: :oops:

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And finally, the completed model.

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This is a nice little kit, and something a bit different. I haven't really done it justice to be honest. I will touch up the black, darken down the solar panels and paint the stand later. However, for now it's going in the display cabinet. Not the best quality kit in the world. The fit is a bit iffy in places, but nothing a few hours of filling and sanding can't fix !!
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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby royjess » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:01 pm

I'm so pleased that you manage to finish this :clap: :clap: :clap: . Lovely little model, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:

I know how those closeup shots never do the models any justice as the camera magnify what the naked eye don't see.
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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby morrigan » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:21 pm

Well done on making it past the finish line!
Still presentable enough, even without the little fiddle-fluff touches that always take ages.
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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby casper » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:39 am

Great model Mark and an interesting subject :clap:
glad you managed to finish in time :)
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Re: Mark's Aoshima Satellite Selene

Postby Mark » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:25 pm

Thanks for the compliments. It's an nice kit to build, apart from the copious amounts of filler needed !!
I shall spend a little time tidying up the paint a little.
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