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FilmMkr
06-18-2006, 02:29 PM
Okay, its been four days since anyone has posted on this board and I just can't take it anymore. :blink: :blink: So, in the face of a deafening silence, I am going to start two new threads that will (hopefully) stimulate some discussion.

First is the venerable "what's on the bench?" thread. Here's what my bench looked like a couple days ago:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Cars%20and%20Bikes/Bench-I.jpg

I've got several projects going and several that I am chomping at the bit to get started on. I've made a commitment to myself, though, that I am going to finish a few of these first. Here you can see five projects at once:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Cars%20and%20Bikes/Bench-II.jpg


Herman Munster is pretty obvious - he has been cleaned up and I used some Aves to fill a couple of spots. I am going to finish cleanup this afternoon and get him in primer before dark. You can also see the Tumbler Batmobile in progress - I finished that one this morning and started on a Batcave display base. There will be a separate thread about that build shortly.

To the left of Herman you can see the body of a Studio 27 R24 Renault Formula One racer. That project, although 3/4 finished, is stalled for now while I play with other stuff.

On the far left of the frame you can see the torso of Cerberus Project's BeNew Girl, which I am reworking as a little diorama called Judi Jetson Grows Up. I restarted her when I got back from Wonderfest now that I have some Apoxie Sculpt with which to (again) try to mori-mori her arms to the torso. She has been puttied and now awaiuts cleanup. Next to HER is Agent Venus - her right leg is now mounted and puttied up with two-part Evercoat Eurosoft. Now that I've got some Aves, I re-puttied her. She is waiting for some sanding as well.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Cars%20and%20Bikes/Girlies.jpg


And here was my project last weekend. I needed more space for "stuff" in my garage work area for all of my paints, tools, and diorama making materials, so I bought some new cabinets and installed them!

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Cars%20and%20Bikes/New-Cabinets.jpg


Okay, so is anyonme else buiilding? Whatcha got going? Tell us about it and - more importantly - let's see em!

Dr.H
06-18-2006, 05:29 PM
Lets see.. hmm right now I have three ongoing projects.
T's System Aoi is on the mat and ready to prime as soon I get an order of some more Mori-Mori in from Japan to fill a gap in her robe. In the background is a Yamadaya Bunny girl who has been put on hold till I finish Aoi since she'll need a good amount of more work to even get her primed..

http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/1/DocBench1.jpg

In the booth is the Toyworks Sakakisan/Chiyo-Chan kit which I'm working on while waiting for my R10 order... Masking time err I hate masking 1/8 kits.:dry:
http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/1/DocBench2.jpg
Thats all I'm doing for now, I'm looking forward to getting a jump forward shortly. :D

Miaka
06-19-2006, 03:58 PM
Here is my last work :)

My bench is just a table because i live in just a small space , maybe one day i'll be able to buy a house, but it's soooo expensive in France. Well anyway, this is my last commission.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Miaka_frfr/Sailor%20Saturn/saturn25.jpg

I still need to do some touch up and put a base.

Please tell me what you think about it. As usual, everything is handpainted.

nightengale5385
06-24-2006, 06:20 PM
I've wanted to get around to post some of the kits I've been working on, but I had my wisdom teeth cut out a few days ago and my mouth is extremely sore:sad: . I can't even keep my respirator mask on so I can topcoat the rest of Mahoro's parts so I post up her up. So hopefully in the next few days I'll post up the finished pics of Mahoro and a couple of WIP shots of Saber:) .

nightengale5385
06-25-2006, 03:41 PM
I got up the energy to snap some pics.(please excuse the mess:lol: ) :
non-scale Saber
http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/5/IMG_0285.JPG

1/8 Subaru Mikage
http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/5/IMG_0283.JPG
http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/5/IMG_0282.JPG

nightengale5385
10-10-2006, 12:44 PM
Besides Rei I'm working on this C.Project Sakura Matou. The cast was absolutely gorgeous so I knew I could build her up quick:D :

http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/5/IMG_0458.JPG
http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/5/IMG_0456.JPG

chimera
10-13-2006, 06:00 AM
This is about half of the projects I have going, and plan to get to asap. :) It's only about a quarter of the kits I have to build, and doesn't include most of my own projects I'm sculpting currently. ;) I'm trying to finish Rei right now, still not happy with her new right arm though. <sigh>

brebia
10-13-2006, 06:23 AM
Wow! That Sakura looks great already :D
I got a Skuld on my bench but I didn't do much... Only the skirt u_u

http://perso.orange.fr/brebiakits/pix/workbenchpix/skuld/skirt1.jpg

FilmMkr
11-20-2006, 10:32 AM
Time for another poll - everyone on the list that is working on a model raise your hand!

C'mon, now, don't be shy!

I've finished the base and throne for Countess Karnstein and base coated her hair with a burnt umber. I need to do two lighter shades of brown, paint her jewelry, mount her :hubba: :hubba: and she's done.

On Saturday I started another of my WF Summer kits, SpaceBabe. She's cleaned up and sanded, next up is pinning and priming. I'll post pix tonight of both the Countess and SpaceBabe. In the meantime, here is a shot of the kit on the vendor floor at Tokyo Big Sight:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/WF%20Japan%202006/Show%20II/WF-43.jpg

Now everyone post some photos and build reports - lets liven up this board a little bit!

secretasianman
10-15-2007, 08:37 PM
Sorry to dig up an old topic but this really is the only place I could put it,

Yes, Secret's been away, but that doesn't mean he's abandoned his secret lair.

I've had a rejuvenated interest in Tamiya RC, and haven't laid my hands on one since ... the 80's. Let's ignore the fact that the usual stuff you see are toys. They don't perform well and will sit still while Yokomo, Team Associated and Team Losi cars will take laps arounf them. However they make great backyard bashers. However Tamiya has a higher echelon of their RC product - the fully functional scale model.

Enter the F 350 High-lift. With a price tag of $350-$400 USD, this is no slouch when it comes to RC.

its highlights include a scale ladder frame and leaf-spring suspension 3 speed gearbox which you can shift on the fly if you have a 4-channel radio and a styrene-molded plastic body unlike the lighter lexan tops rc-racers usually include.

secretasianman
10-15-2007, 08:40 PM
Excitably, I've completed the chassis, and the paint is drying in the garage as we we speak. While I eagerly await to peel the mask. I thought I'd share some pictures of the functional portion of the truck; On the surface it liks like any other toy.

secretasianman
10-15-2007, 08:44 PM
but a closer look reveals the component that makes the kit, a 3-speed shifter, a suspension that functions like the real thing, and a locking diff in case you need to transmit extra power to the wheels.

secretasianman
10-15-2007, 08:46 PM
When I pulled out the body to paint, It looked oddly famliiar.

secretasianman
10-15-2007, 08:47 PM
So I dove into the secret stash, and now have two to paint.

I'll be building the monster truck version as soon as the axle and ball bearing upgrades arrive in the mail.

secretasianman
10-15-2007, 09:05 PM
yup... two. but now I remember why I hate spray cans.

Dr.H
10-15-2007, 09:10 PM
That is cool and looks like fun secret :). Do you worry about your paintjob when it's bouncing around the yard or is that part of the fun?

Anyone else find it ironic that this Japanese toy of a U.S. truck will probably last longer than the real thing :p .

Hmm it's also ironic that Toyota trucks have more American parts in them than the "Detroit" trucks... :wacko: weird world.

This is just an observation, lol I drive a Chevy work truck and my other cars are Japanese so I'm not to biased one way or the other.

secretasianman
10-15-2007, 09:33 PM
That is cool and looks like fun secret :). Do you worry about your paintjob when it's bouncing around the yard or is that part of the fun?

True that :) which is why I'm not putting as much effort into these as I did the 'Beetle restoral a couple years back.


Anyone else find it ironic that this Japanese toy of a U.S. truck will probably last longer than the real thing :p .

Hmm it's also ironic that Toyota trucks have more American parts in them than the "Detroit" trucks... :wacko: weird world.

This is just an observation, lol I drive a Chevy work truck and my other cars are Japanese so I'm not to biased one way or the other.

Far from ironic, it's more like a tradition :lol:

Exhibit A, the Toyota Hilux; (1981) the one that started it all. this kit is all metal:
http://tamiyaclub.com/car.asp?id=28

Exhibit B, the less popular Chevy "Blazing Blazer" (1982) which shares the same chassis
http://tamiyaclub.com/car.asp?id=29

Exhibit C, the legendary Toyota "Bruiser" (1985,) which evolves past the original design and on top of a redesigned suspension instead of a "rs-540" electric motor and the standard 1200 maH battery, it featured an oversized, high torque "rs-750" and a 4000 maH battery to keep it turning.
http://tamiyaclub.com/car.asp?id=48

Exhibit D: the Toyota 'Mountaineer"
http://tamiyaclub.com/car.asp?id=117
This was a followup to the Bruiser but switched back to accept standard 1200maH battery packs but maintains it's obscenely oversized motor.

of these durable, 15-25 year old dinosaurs, there's nearly no mention of the Blazer amongst enthusiasts. However they manage to keep their Toyotas alive and kicking.

The Ford is a 100 % new design but maintains the tradition of the 3 speed system. and if I so desire, it's ready for a 4-wheel steering conversion. But yes, again for the comparison, it's chassis is plasic and steel instead of 95% metal parts like its Toyota predecessors.

nightengale5385
10-22-2007, 08:56 PM
I started painting on this Rei kit last tuesday. I'll need to spray some lighter blues after I fix up those damn seams in the hair:wacko:

http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/5/IMG_0716.JPG

secretasianman
10-22-2007, 09:00 PM
That flesh color is GORGEOUS! :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

secretasianman
10-25-2007, 09:53 PM
My second F-350 with the base color now unified ... small details to come.

Don't worry, my next project will be a figure.

Miaka
10-26-2007, 01:30 AM
I started painting on this Rei kit last tuesday. I'll need to spray some lighter blues after I fix up those damn seams in the hair:wacko:

http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/5/IMG_0716.JPG

Okay now you have to tell us what's your secret for the flesh color. That is just amazing !!!::yikes

nightengale5385
10-26-2007, 01:41 PM
Okay now you have to tell us what's your secret for the flesh color. That is just amazing !!!::yikes

For shading I used a combination clear red, clear orange, and clear yellow. for the skintone I added a few drops of the shading mixture into white and a very small amount of clear blue;)

Dr.H
10-26-2007, 09:41 PM
I agree night, your skin tones always looks so soft and warm. You so have to do a short tutorial when you do the skin on your next kit. I would say skin tones and shading are a weak spot for most builders.

secretasianman
10-26-2007, 09:42 PM
I knew clears were involved :)

and tinting whites with the shade for absolute uniformity, i can't believe that never crossed my mind, ever!::thumb


I would say skin tones and shading are a weak spot for most builders.
understatement of the year!

AOJ
10-28-2007, 12:25 PM
For shading I used a combination clear red, clear orange, and clear yellow. for the skintone I added a few drops of the shading mixture into white and a very small amount of clear blue;)

As Dr. H says, we need a short tutorial based on your skintones technique :D. It's just superb!

Now I'm trying to shade a kit ... and looks horrible compared to your Rei face >_<

nightengale5385
10-29-2007, 08:41 PM
I try and do a little skin tutorial on my next kit. I just need to remember to take pics:doh: .


Btw here's a little update:

http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/5/IMG_0733.JPG

Just the railing and the scarf(f*cked up 3 times already:cry: ) and I'll be done!

secretasianman
11-02-2007, 10:17 PM
I don't think I've seen this built recently and of all the kits I have this one has managed to steal me away from painting another 1/10 R/C truck.

I've always been drawn to the structurally complex kits and ironically, it's the 'simpler' kits that have let me down in the past. So I've targeted the tried and true building challenge by picking out S-MIST's 1/6 Rider of the Fate/stay night series.

after an hour of clipping lugs and mating pieces I've discovered a few things:


Rider has a lot of #*^&ing hair!
Although dry to the touch there's apparently enough mold release to prevent taping the kit together for an exciting pre-build mockup.
There are extra parts that look like hair (bottom left) but have no place on the kit after sorting. maybe they were included for embellishment or messing with the builder's head when they first look at the kit :sweat: (honestly it looked like there was MUCH more hair when initially unpacking the contents)
I'll have to re-sort the hair parts after washing! :takeit:


Anyway, time to wash the kit.

nightengale5385
11-02-2007, 11:52 PM
yikes! I got a headache staring at all of those hair parts:wacko: . It even looks like a few strand need to be attached and puttied aftering painting. I'm looking forward to seeing this completed:)

Dr.H
11-03-2007, 08:27 AM
Holy hair! :P Cool kit though secret ;).

secretasianman
11-03-2007, 08:01 PM
Kit is finally clean, and now masking tape will happily stick to the kit. The other good news is that with the exception of the strand of hair closest to her right hand, the rest of the hair assembly can be attached to the kit as a whole without any problems. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: the exciting pre-build mockup.

secretasianman
11-03-2007, 08:02 PM
view II

nightengale5385
11-29-2007, 06:08 PM
I started working on my Shizuru Viola kit from Volks earlier this week. The casting was amazing and most of the parts could be assembled without pinning. Hopefully I can have it finished before the holiday:

http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/5/IMG_0806.JPG

FilmMkr
11-29-2007, 07:51 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Sander.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Sanding-Block.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Sanding-Pad.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Seam-Scrape.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Primer.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Boot-Sanding.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Fingers.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Tool-Marks-1.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Tool-Marks-3.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Tannis-Primed-1.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Avaris-1.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/FilmMkr/Figures/Tannis/Avaris-2.jpg

Joa
11-30-2007, 07:28 PM
http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/1/3/yumi_pre_touchup__.JPG

Yeah... 2 of'em... :squint:
If everything goes as planned they'll be finished by Sunday evening.

MidZ
12-01-2007, 10:58 PM
Filmy> whoohoo a nipple shot! How's queen Nefre-Titi going? Haven't seen her much lately.

Awesome painting job,Joa. Are these original sculpts? What do you use the heavy gel for?

As for me my bench, it is filled with these. Need to waste-mold them and start refining.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/MidiZ/Sculpt_project/mythica_wip02.jpg

Joa
12-16-2007, 06:17 PM
Are these original sculpts? What do you use the heavy gel for?

The gel just happened to be on my work table ... ;)

Yes, original design and they are done now (http://www.gkjapan.com/showthread.php?t=548) ^^

Next in line is another commission piece; Spike Spiegel from cowboy bebop:

http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/1/3/DSC05038__thumb.jpg (http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/1/3/DSC05038_.JPG)

Joa
01-01-2008, 06:13 PM
Parallel to Spike, I started another commission today:

http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/1/3/DSC05102_.JPG

Originally a kit based on a painting by Luis Royo (http://www.luisroyo.com/), it is going to be converted to a Drow (Black skinned and white haired Dark Elf of Salvatore's Forgotten Realms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.A._Salvatore)); basically just pointed ears and a whip to add to this beautiful kit.

morpheus
01-13-2008, 03:38 AM
Trying to finish the diorama for this ultra-heavy piece of resin!

nightengale5385
12-27-2008, 06:28 PM
bump:p:

I started working on Cherry Blossom's Suiseiseki on monday.I'm hoping to complete it before the new year.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b361/nightengale5385/IMG_0023.jpg

Masa
12-28-2008, 03:46 AM
bump:p:

I started working on Cherry Blossom's Suiseiseki on monday.I'm hoping to complete it before the new year.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b361/nightengale5385/IMG_0023.jpg

Looks awesome... but still creeps me out... in that "I know you little possessed dolls will kill me while I'm sleeping" kinda way :wacko:

:D