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Alright now I am back.

 

Last night when I came back from Reno, I started to add on the last things on my helicopter, the static wicks (PE) on the tail and also other antennas. 

Then I started to prime the bird with Surfacer 1200 from the can.

 

 

 

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On a side note:

I started to work on my diorama:

I started sanding the plaster and you can see where my road is going.  I did some more plaster work this morning to straighten everything out. 

I will post those pictures when everything is done.

 

 

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One question though.  I wanted to add this figure in the diorama.

 

 

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But I don't know what color the uniform should be.  The soldier is in IRAN or somewhere there will be a sanded environment.

But I don't know what the colors are.  Now the soldier may not be the right soldier for Iran or somewhere sandy but I am depicting the soldier that way.

If anyone has any suggestion on how the uniform would look, please let me know.

 

 

 

Richard

 

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Richard,

I know that guy that this figure was modeled after. His name is Robert Skipper. Over on www.armorama.com he is know as 18Bravo.

 

Anyways, I would go with the 3 color DCU's or if your up for the challenge, the new "multi cam" the Army is wearing.

 

Pete

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Ok, I have been working on everyting EXCEPT my Helicopter.

I have been working on my diorama.  I canned the last diorama that I did.  Went back to Michaels and brought another base and also some balsa wood.

So now that I am working on my first helicopter, I plan on doing a lot more, I decided to start getting products for the diorama that I will do in the future.

 

As I mentioned, the diorama's that I have done in the past was for airplanes and it ALWAYS included a flight deck.  Now that I am into doing helicopters, they can land almost anywhere, which will lead to interesting dioramas.

So I went on Woodland Scenics website and I bought a lot of turf, ballast, bushes, high grass in every color, glue and scenic glue.  I even bought some of the pigments and they are amazing for creating paint for the rocks and the ground as well.

 

 

 

I redid the base all together by not putting on too much plaster and now that I know in my head how I want the ground work to go, it was much easier to do me diorama, the second time.

In the picture, I taped that area where the road will go.  And I even tried to make some ammo cases out of popsicles and styrene.  My scratch building skills are not that good but I decided I would try.   lol

 

 

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The ammo cases won't be used in the finish diorama, I was "field testing" them, I will recreate them.

 

 

 

The second thing I did which does not include modelling, I created a case for the Vallejo model paints that I got and that I am about to get.

 

 

 

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I have always wanted to paint a figure, so I am starting to get the paints and the paint brushes to do that.  

Later tonight or tomorrow, I will start to paint my DAP.  Wish me luck, my airbrushing skills are not that great.

 

 

 

Richard

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Richard,

When your ready to start painting that figure, let me know and I will give you a list of Valejo colors I use for the 3 color DCU's.

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Richard,

When your ready to start painting that figure, let me know and I will give you a list of Valejo colors I use for the 3 color DCU's.

 

 

Thanks Sgtepi.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I have never done a figure before except for japanese figure I did for My Tamiya Zero.  And I did that using Tamiya bottles and a little thinner.  lol

 

 

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Like I said, I have been watching a lot of youtube on painting 1/35 scale figures so I hope that it is getting into this head of mine.  But we will see.

I will let you know when I get the paints, it should be the earlier part of the week, so you can give me the colors for the 3 color DCU's.

 

 

Richard

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If you did that figure with Tamiya paints, can't wait to see what you do with the Valejo paints!!!!!!!!!!!! Very good work on that figure.

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If you did that figure with Tamiya paints, can't wait to see what you do with the Valejo paints!!!!!!!!!!!! Very good work on that figure.

 

 

We will see.  lol

Thanks for the support.

 

 

Richard

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Alright.  While I am waiting to get my paints in the mail, I did further work with my Diorama.

 

The reason why the bird has not been painted yet is because I am still waiting for the colors that I plan on doing the preshading with.

Now last night, after having a couple of beers, I decided to pull out the Milliputt.  I have never worked with this product before but I have a couple of boxes of them.

So while I had liquid courage, I decided to make sand bags.    :mental:

 

Once again, I referred to you tube and watched someone making sand bags with milliputty, so I followed the video.

  

 

 

I made the sand bags around the area that I wanted them to create a small wall.  Now my sandbags do not look like the ones in the video that I was following but I don't think they look bad.

You can even see where bullets have landed in the sand bags after a small attack.  At least that is the look that I was looking for.   lol

 

 

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I checked the scale of the sand bags against a 1/32 scale figure and they don't seem too out of scale.

 

 

 

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And I made the wall removable for painting the sandbags without interupting the ground cover.

 

 

 

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Now the objects in the background.

Now this is not a actual representation of the mini gun, the base was something that I created.

 

 

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I plan on putting the mini-gun behind the wall for to cover the Black Hawk when it lands.

Once again the base of the stand of the mini-gun is something that I created, it is not a actual representation of a actual base and weapons.

 

 

 

Can't wait for my paints to come.

 

 

 

Richard

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One question that I have for you guys.

 

What the heck is part A8 and should it be on my Black Hawk.  I have never seen a reference picture what that part on the helicopter.

I am sure it represents something but I don't know what.  

 

 

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And there is a hold that occupies that part in the helicopter.  So what is part A8 and should it be on my helicopter or do I fill the holes?

 

 

 

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Richard

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Just a suggestion but try using a wet palette when painting your figure. It's great for mixing colours and prevents your paints drying out too quickly. This website has some great tutorials for figure painting http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/how-to-wet-palette-20.html?m=1

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Just a suggestion but try using a wet palette when painting your figure. It's great for mixing colours and prevents your paints drying out too quickly. This website has some great tutorials for figure painting http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/how-to-wet-palette-20.html?m=1

 

I was planning on going to Michaels art store and getting a wet pallette, It was one of the things on my list but I forgot it when I went to Michaels the other day.

Thanks for reminding me.

 

 

Richard

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So my paints came in today in the mail.

So I started to pre shade the Black Hawk.

 

The first color that I chose was black and I applied that over the panel lines and all over the helicopter.

 

 

 

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Now the second color that I chose to pre shade the helicopter was Earth Red, and I went over the black preshading that I just did.

I wanted the helicopter looks like it serves in a sandy environment.

 

 

 

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The last color I chose the preshade the bird was Buff.

I only added that to the helicopter where dust will develop from the landings in a sandy enviroment.

 

 

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Now I will do the final colors of the helicopter tonight.  I will add Nato Black and lighten some of the panel lines with Nato Black and a little white.

Hopefully that will match the look that I have inside my head.

 

 

 

Richard

 

 

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