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Offline BillK

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Re: Andy's Pulp misadventures...
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 01:59:55 PM »
Dang this is a great project.
Wonderful tutorial and can't wait to see the finished prodcut.
 :)

Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Andy's Pulp misadventures...
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2018, 11:25:48 AM »


Iím still getting into my stride at work and Iíve been a bit short of energy for model making, which is why it took a while to  finish the cardboard rocket.

Iíd mentioned that I wanted to use a variation on the ďhairspray methodĒ. This is where you paint the model, usually rusty brown but I went for silver, spray liberal amounts of hairspray over the model, let that dry and paint the Ďfinalí colour on top. Then you scrub the lot with a wet brush and all the exposed corners start to show up in the undercoat leaving the impression the model is rather battered and made of metal.



This worked mostly, although I found that artistís acrylics are remarkably good at holding onto hairspray, and in one or two cases I went straight through to the milk carton underneath and had to touch it up.



Being me I couldnít let it lie and gave the model a going over with black and brown pastels to break up the colour. I briefly tried using water with the pastels but made such a mess I had to clean it all off, so I went back with dry.

As it stands this will be a getaway/pursuit vehicle for pulp tabletop games as soon as I get my act together making buildings and other bits and pieces. I'm not sure when that will be though as we're approaching the busy time at work and I'm already working at the speed of a geriatric sleep deprived snail...

Offline oabee

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Re: Andy's Pulp misadventures...
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2018, 03:11:38 PM »
I'm already working at the speed of a geriatric sleep deprived snail...

 lol lol lol

I can truly identify, as I am operating at the same speed on my current project   ;D



Excellent work...keep the updates coming!
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Offline Traveler Man

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Re: Andy's Pulp misadventures...
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2018, 05:22:36 PM »
That's a lovely bit of kit!  :-*

Being another bicycle riding tree-hugging hippy and also generally broke, I am a firm advocate for scratch building from card and anything else that comes to hand.

I would suggest the use of Future/Pledge/whatever-the-heck-they're- calling-it-these-days acrylic floor polish on cardboard, as it soaks in nicely and stiffens the whole material.
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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Andy's Pulp misadventures...
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2018, 08:39:09 PM »
Ah, British Racing Green...

Offline Elk101

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Re: Andy's Pulp misadventures...
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2018, 07:19:55 AM »
Nicely done.

Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Andy's Pulp misadventures...
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2018, 11:20:14 AM »
Okay, I need a little help with this figure...

Betsy Miller is the Leader of my third and currently final league. For various reasons she should have red hair, which is causing me headaches in itself, but also in the colours of he clothes. I try and paint figures with complementary colours on the bottom and top, but so many possible colours clash with the hair, or they vanish next to it. The jacket has been brown and blue and is currently transitioning to green. This then causes more trouble with the sweater/t-shirt underneath which I'd like to be visible but not too obvious.

Finally, I can't get the face to work at all. I simply don't understand how I'm supposed to make those details come out. I've tried washes with dark orange, brown, black, and ink, but they always go muddy as seen above, and the orange made it look like her hair is over her face. The face is from this set (Top row middle) but however I try I can't bring the features out.

If I could work out how to do it, I'd love to make the eyes more detailed and pull out the details on the clothes et c but it doesn't seem to work for me. What am I missing?

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Andy's Pulp misadventures...
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2018, 12:18:44 PM »
Canít help with the figure Iím afraid but the car has turned out excellently  8)