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danimalmagic last won the day on December 16 2016

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About danimalmagic

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  • Birthday 04/23/1973

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    Modelling, motorcycle racing, well watching that is, walking my 3 rough collies Maverick, Goose and Dillon.
  1. danimalmagic

    Halcyon Models Nostromo from Alien

    Thanks, badass, I like that
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    Halcyon Models Nostromo from Alien

    Thanks guys. Danny
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    Halcyon Models Nostromo from Alien

    Thanks guys.
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    Halcyon Models Nostromo from Alien

    Once painted i have weathered a little, trying to gauge this with Sci-Fi is always tough and i took lots of stills from the film but these are quite dark and grainy as you would expect so getting a balanced result was quite tough. For me less is more and you can always add more later but it is far harder to remove it if you go tooo mad:-) Landing gear and belly lights only. All lights. Engines Well that is me for a while, motorcycles to strip and clean for the silly season that will soon be upon us. Regards. Danny.
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    Halcyon Models Nostromo from Alien

    Hi all, last job before i have a break for a few weeks, this is the Halcyon Models Nostromo, a vinyl kit that has its issue but for the most part was a pretty good project. As with all vinyl kits there is a fair bit of warping so plenty of hot water dips straighten up parts. The lighting is all bespoke apart from the use of an old control card for the engine lighting, this gives it a random flickering effect, not that you will see it from the images. I have built the kit to incorporate the strip lights on the belly and the landing lights, in regard to the landing lights these were never part of the production model as the lighting was supplied from an external rig and hidden with smoke that you see in the film. The landing lights are an important part of the model and none are supplied in the kit so it was a must to replicate them though you will have to afford me some artistic license here Light rigs. Belly strip lights are quite random. The landing gear is also lighted and in the film there is a ring of lights at the top that does this. Landing Lights complete, the 5 x main landing lights are on an independent touch dimmer so they can be turned on/off and dimmed as required. For the engines i have drilled out all the holes and will fill with the appropriate size optic cable, this will all be illuminated from the LED positioned on the inside behind the optic cables. Engines done, these are on a control card that gives a flickering effect and again they are on an independent touch dimmer switch which means they can be turned on or off and dimmed independently of the other lights Touch Dimmers and DC Input.
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    A bit of sci fi, 1/537 USS Reliant

    Decals are round 2, made by Cartograph so very good especially with microset
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    A bit of sci fi, 1/537 USS Reliant

    Thankyou kindly. Danny
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    A bit of sci fi, 1/537 USS Reliant

    I has two real lasers in it, if i had space i would of added all 4 supplied, yes a bit of smoke would work nicely. Thanks for looking Danny
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    A bit of sci fi, 1/537 USS Reliant

    Thanks guys, a great project for me. Danny
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    A bit of sci fi, 1/537 USS Reliant

    Hi all, its been a while, with just under 5 weeks work i am calling this done, i used the rather good Starling Technologies lighting kit as a base with alot of bespoke lighting on top. The lighting kit comes complete with a sound card and real lasers to add to the overall effect. This is a short video from my Website. http://www.modelmasteruk.com/video Regards. Danny.
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    1/100 Kotobukiya Metal Gear Rex (Battle Damaged) Completed.

    Carl, Have a look at the build WIP, fun with a soldering iron. http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1504792373/1-100+Kotobukiya+Metal+Gear+Rex+%28Battle+Damaged%29 Danny
  12. Hi all, I finished it up this morning, it had has some additional lighter filters applied once it was all standing and i have added some other minor details but the guy is happy so i am done. The last picture is both of them together, the customer wanted the battle damaged one more heavily dirtied and weathered. All sealed with Tamiya XF-86 Matt. Before you ask it is a Mecha model from a PC game called Metal Gear Solid 4, i am no gamer so its a bit out of my wheelhouse. In the game it has been left alone unused in the Arctic for years so it needed to be a little more weathered. The guy i built them both for supplied me digital renderings from the game so i could use those as a guide. I am not sure if i would want to build a lot of these kits as they are quite complicated in terms of spraying, it would be easy to build up the parts but then you would have a real problem masking. Hey Ho, Here You Go.
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    Something very different, Kotobukiya 1/100 Ray....

    What kit is that, I would like to know what I am in for, the Rex was a tough build. Danny
  14. Yes i know what you are thinking " what the hell is that", well the simple explanation is it is a model of a character from the gaming world. The game is called Metal Gear Solid 4 and apparently it is very popular, Kotobukiya do the kits and i have to say they are superbly thought out and engineered, you would not believe just how many parts there are. The model is called Ray and it is a follow up to the Rex i built for the same customer last year, that was even more complicated but an enjoyable job all the same. http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1477143478 I am not a gamer so my knowledge is limited, it is basically a manned underwater Mecha, the face opens up to reveal the gun, i am not showing it like that as the future is still drying, no touchee. The finish is meant to replicate an aqua marine blue with hints of green blended in, i used a base silver and then a light metallic blue covered with filters of clear green and clear blue. I am quite happy with the rendition, i have another coat of future to add tomorrow but essentially that is it. Just sent the completed images to the customer so hopefully a happy chap. Thanks for looking. Regards. Danny.
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    1/48 Fine Molds X-Wing Complete.

    Ah yes, overweathering the death of many an x wing model Glad you like and thanks for looking. Danny