Along with completing the Patlabor build, I'm also experimenting with a new lighting set up for the photos. I think it's working well.
I'm really happy with how the weathering came out. I used the Tamiya weathering master sets, with oil stain and orange rust, with some … Continue Reading ››
Now that all the parts are painted and have a protective top coat, it's time for panel lines and assembly. I'm deliberately not putting on the clear red shoulder and gold badge pieces yet as I don't want them to end up getting flat coated.
The feet … Continue Reading ››
Masking your pieces for airbrushing multiple colours in different areas is a key technique. I generally use Tamiya masking tape because it's not apt to pull the paint off when you remove it, and it comes in very convenient sizes. I'll sometimes use liquid masking fluid, but only when necessary as it's tricky and a … Continue Reading ››
Many years ago I remember building some of the original Patlabor kits, Helldiver and Phantom Labor. They were great kits with fun flexible rubber sections. Now with the imminent arrival of the new live action Patlabor TV series, we have the release of 1/48 Patlabor Ingram AV.Continue Reading ››
Future Finish (FF) is household floor care liquid that I use a lot of in my model painting. Here's the current bottle design as you can buy in Canada today.
Yup, my bottle is a bit dirty with overspray from the airbrush!
Future Finish has a number of … Continue Reading ››