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Offline grant

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #105 on: May 24, 2018, 12:54:22 AM »
Sorry I was being facetious, I have several different greys paints that I am going to use. I sometimes forget which spelling of grey is dominant in the UK.

And Canada. Despite American grammar slowly, pervasively invading, Canada still predominantly uses British proper English. I hope it lasts at least my lifetime.  lol
It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words - Orwell, 1984

Offline Muzfish4

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #106 on: May 24, 2018, 05:05:15 AM »
Awesome thread - a cracking good read!

Offline Lost Egg

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #107 on: May 24, 2018, 07:45:22 AM »
Maddness! I love it :D

Offline SotF

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #108 on: May 26, 2018, 06:10:53 AM »
I alwasy thought "gray" was mis-spelled "grey"... ???
Both are correct spellings of the word. There are areas where one is the primary spelling and some where the other is.

Offline Coronasan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #109 on: June 14, 2018, 10:47:39 PM »
I am getting paint on slowly but surely...
So much to do, so little time...

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #110 on: June 15, 2018, 09:42:49 AM »
Fantastic!
2018 Painting Challenge

figures bought: Lost count after Salute and Hammerhead @700
figures painted: 70, 1 artillery piece

Offline orc

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #111 on: June 19, 2018, 05:26:08 AM »
Well Done!!! ;)

Offline Coronasan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #112 on: June 21, 2018, 10:41:54 PM »
Pretty much finished the upper hull I think, depends if I want to try to weather it...










Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #113 on: June 21, 2018, 11:13:35 PM »
Brill  :)

I think you should weather it, it'll bring it all together.

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #114 on: June 22, 2018, 12:18:19 AM »
I second the weathering. It should look well used! You have created something good.

Offline Coronasan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #115 on: June 28, 2018, 09:18:53 AM »
I have started on the lower hull but the going is slow due to the unexpected nice weather here in the UK. I have been spending more time in the garden drinking the occasional Gin and Tonic and enjoying the sight of that rare golden orb in the sky.



I also find myself painting detail underneath that will not be visible, but my OCD will not let me just leave it plain. I have done this on plenty of models before and I do try to just do the bits that are visible, but I always seem top go back and "finish it". No one else would know I had not painted a certain bit unless I pointed it out...


Offline Humakt

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #116 on: June 29, 2018, 06:19:16 AM »
This has been great to watch, and very inspiring.
I'd love such a model on my gaming table.

As for the painting. Yeah, I would weather it a bit. If I'm honest I'd tone down the 'patchwork quilt' effect you've gone for. I think the different coloured panels thing looks more like modern digital army camouflage uniforms than repair panels that have aged/weathered/coloured differently. I think I would be tempted to go back and repaint some of those areas the base colour. I can see what you were trying to do - it is part of that 'boiler plate' aesthetic in the Star Wars universe, but if you look at some of the ships in the films it's not quite so heavily done.
That's just me, of course.
That said, I can see how it's a way of adding detailing to what could otherwise be a flat surface.

I also sympathise about having to paint those parts that people will never see. I'm just the same.

I'm really looking forward to see how you paint the interior.

 

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