I finished a new little diorama using Bandai’s Turbolaser Tower from their A-wing kit. It’s not really to scale with the A-wing, so I added a Fantasy Flight Games B-wing to the base. I also used a new pre-shading technique called black-basing, which I talk about on the page. Hope you all like it.
I’ve added a Miscellaneous section to the Scale Lists. This section is for anyone who wants to send me dimensions of Star Wars vehicles I don’t own. I’ve also added a Thoughts section. This is my outlet for writing about just about anything. You are welcome to browse, but take everything with a grain of salt.
…a paint-stripper. Well, I didn’t like how the paint had laid on the Shuttle; it was grainy. I’m fairly convinced that the paint was drying as it hit the model. Thus, I need to use a paint retarder of some sort. So, I decided to soak the model in Windex and remove the acrylic layer. However, I found the while the Vallejo paint lifted perfectly, the AK acrylic Primer pretty much stayed on. I used a toothbrush to remove most of it (without damaging the lacquer primer underneath). Now, I’m letting it dry.
In other news, I bought an F-toys AT-TE, and I am making a small vignette with it. I did some slight weathering on the vehicle. Then, I used a picture frame and some DAS clay to create terrain. I created the spires from 5 minute resin. Basically, I just stirred the resin until it began to set, then lifted the stirrer. If I timed it right, I could create rather unique spire/obelisk shapes reminiscent of Geonosis.
I just want to thank all of the people who visit this page. I’ve noticed that my traffic has gone up in the last few weeks, and that makes me really happy…especially since I’m not selling anything, just sharing information. So, thank you for all my visitors, and a big thank you for everyone who has commented or contacted me.
By the by, if you have anything you would like to see or contribute (such as measurements of vehicles I don’t have in the scale lists), please feel free to email me. And if there are any questions you have about kits I have (or don’t have), I’ll be happy to answer them.
In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be finishing my Kylo Ren Shuttle. I also plan to buy a lot of Rogue One toys, like the Titaniums, Micro Machines, and maybe a few X-wing miniatures. And I’ll be picking up the new Rogue One Revell kits, as I REALLY want to build an AT-ACT and U-wing.
Don’t know if you guys have tried them, but I ordered 2 sets of painting masks from Czech company Green Strawberry (the guys that do photoetch of Bandai kits). These were for the FO and Imp TIE Fighters. These came in about a week, and I LOVE them.
You get two sets of canopy masks made out of the same stuff as Tamiya tape. Plus you get thicker stickers to mask the solar panels, should you wish to. The canopy masks fit perfectly. I had to fiddle a bit with some (remove and reattach), but the masks didn’t fall apart or lose adhesion. And you always have extras should you need them.
I masked this guy in 20 minutes. I love this company.