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Puchong, Malaysia
Joined: September 04, 2005
KitMaker: 92 posts
Historicus Forma: 80 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 - 08:28 PM UTC
It has been a long time since my last post.... actually I stop figure modelling due to moving house and my mom gon ethru' brain surgery (she's all OK now).

This is a vinyl kit I bought from a Thai seller on Evil bay. Being a recast vinyl kit, the detail is not good. But it's cheap for me to test painting technic.... painting chrome effect with blue hue.

This kit will be done to enter my local Movie Mayhem Group Build. As seen in the movie "Robocop 2", in which robocop armour plate was coated chrome with blue hue. I used Tesco silver paint spray can as base, and Tamiya clear blue to build up the hue. partly post shades airbrush, partly hand brush. It's a fast and rush job, I took about 4 nites to paint, avaerage 2hours per nite.

After the paint dry I clear gloss coated the kit again and again (3 to 4 coats) to get the metal shine. For the black metal part I used clear semi gloss coat (satin).

I've done some modification, cut the right arm to bend the elbow so the hand raised the gun. And scratch built the gun with plastic card as the kit gun was a blob.

U'll have to come see for yourself for the gun detail adn the figure itself on the GB as my lousy skill camera shots are as below....

Enjoy and CnC are welcome....

Donegal, Ireland
Joined: May 14, 2002
KitMaker: 9,763 posts
Historicus Forma: 967 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 - 08:39 PM UTC
Hi CPTan. Nice figure. Looks the part. You lifted the silver details nicely with the blue hue. Pity you didnīt lift the black details as well. If you use a base of black/flesh, it allows you to use pure black for the shadows. Mixing in some silver, still gives a good metal effect.
England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 02, 2008
KitMaker: 156 posts
Historicus Forma: 5 posts
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 - 08:17 AM UTC
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: April 23, 2003
KitMaker: 1,923 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 - 09:35 PM UTC
Good work on metal parts! Thanks for sharing.
United States
Joined: September 22, 2010
KitMaker: 102 posts
Historicus Forma: 100 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 01:56 PM UTC
Well Done, bro....almost looks like the figure was molded in that color..it IS very labor intensive to get the look 'just right'. From the photo, the shading looks great.Keep up the good wirk!!!

Broz in FL, USA
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 04, 2007
KitMaker: 1,055 posts
Historicus Forma: 601 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 09:24 AM UTC
excellent figure love the pose great job