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Friday, October 8, 2010

A jig, an engine and some dirt.

 Engine intake cowls are finished they were primed black then painted Bolt Gun Metal followed by a brush up of Dwarf Bronze and a really off color Shining Gold (All Workshop).  The final highlights are Rustungs Farbe which I believe is a Gamecraft paint labeled for the Fantasy Forest Hobby shop.
 The cockpit got a liner to reduce the effect of the back wall not being quite square.  I am still sorting out if I want to leave this shroud in place or replace it with some wire bundles.  The border of the cockpit has been painted in black and yellow industrial stripes since this photo was taken.  I'm still trimming the stripes and am not certain that I've gotten them to line up 100% yet. A large Imperial eagle has been added just in front of the cockpit and covers the surface flaw completely.

 I had to make a jig to hold the model on its side while I start weathering and detailing.  The jig has a hole in it to accommodate the wing struts and some cork coasters to hold the thing in place without damage.There are several hard decorative bits to attach as well as the bow bolter sponsons that will have to wait until both sides have had been nearly finished.
Here is some of the weathering.  There are several vents that have exhaust stains and a little battle damage as well as some just plain grime here.  I'll add flat art at this point and then adjust the weathering again before sealing it and flipping the model to do the other side.

2 comments:

  1. It's odd to see the body of a Thunderhawk just lying on it's side like that.

    I think the weathering will really bring it to life.

    Ron
    From the Warp

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  2. Yea it feels like its up on blocks! Anyone seen my hubcaps?

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