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#31 Out2gtcha


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:12 PM

Wow, great work, that base really adds to it. Ive only don't a couple bases for individual models but the ones I have done were similar to this in being pre-made, only needing to be prepped and painted. The base colors ended up looking great. Will be cool to see the model on it all dolled up! 

#32 shark64


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 10:34 PM

so cool ,I love it.

#33 LSP_Typhoonattack


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 11:39 PM

That base looks really cool.


I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.


In Progress:





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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:08 AM

Superb start!

I think black basing is the way to go. It offers far more potential than pre shading, which invariably ends up looking artificial, forced & just too uniform. It also gives the dreaded "quilted" effect, which detracts from the paint scheme & weathering.

#35 Greif8


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

Thank you for the very kind comments everyone.  I have completed the Corsair and base.  Below are some photos of the finished model.  I am guessing that it is also appropriate to post some photos in the finished model section also.


The photos were taken using my photo tent setup.  The subtle shading shows up a bit better under diffused lighting.  I made a very simple frame for the base, which turned out fairly well.  


I'll start with a few medium distance shots. 


28340390348_c335b3a9c3_c.jpgIMG_0923 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


28340390808_68e650f54e_c.jpgIMG_0922 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


28340391578_b35335f5fb_c.jpgIMG_0921 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


28340394638_6e02213b51_c.jpgIMG_0917 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


And some closer range photos.


28340395828_e44f0d11fe_c.jpgIMG_0915 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


42167064002_7b2d17cc56_c.jpgIMG_0909 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


28340392348_fdc6c3c8c0_c.jpgIMG_0920 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


And to finish some close up shots.


28263223138_cbbb9b2ec0_c.jpgIMG_0908 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


28263228178_71f4148690_c.jpgIMG_0906 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


28263305978_29b50256ae_c.jpgIMG_0877 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


28263244938_87eb8c7326_c.jpgIMG_0895 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr


42089301652_34cb0e08e7_c.jpgIMG_0899 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

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#36 tjtx


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:38 PM


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:46 PM

Mind blowing. 

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:55 PM

Welcome aboard, Ernest

Terrific build on the Tamiya Corsair and base ... great way to break the ice.

So very well done

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



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#39 1to1scale


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:15 PM

Bravo! Looks like it’s the season for Corsairs!

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:59 PM

That looks fantastic, Ernst!



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:25 AM

That base is super sweet! Fantastic job. This forum really produces a lot of art. 


#42 Greif8


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 07:24 AM

Thank you everyone for the kind comments and warm welcome.



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