Treehugger How was the kit? I like the slightly dusty weathering there.
2. August, 10:42
Scott Dutton It's very simple, but thats exactly what I wanted, an afternoon build. The main problem is the tracks and suspension. I'm a fan of band tracks for their quickness especially in this tiny size, but these are 2 pieces per side, and require the heated pin head method to join, and the pin part aren't long enough to make a good join so need to be reinforced with a staple and glue hence the mess. I can't get paint to stick either. The suspension arms are so thin they break easily, and so I found it very difficult to get tracks to tension using the front idler because of all this weakness. But I wasn't prepared to build a Panda version with individuals so there it's is.
Dusty, I have Afghan setting in mind, and saw recent photos where they look like a flock of pidgeons have attacked, the dust seems so white. I went with just oil brusher oils, no pigments this time.
2. August, 23:25
Treehugger Are you saying that you got the dust effect from oils?
3. August, 09:46
Scott Dutton Yep, oil liners, used the dust colour. Started with medium earth for ground in dirt then added the dust and a bit of buff for finish. Put down dots and blended or streaked with white spirit moistened brush. Just done same on a SU-85 but not as dusty, it's a good technique for my style as I'm too heavy handed with pastels
Erik Leijdens Respect for your masking! An absolute lovely Viggen
4. September 2016, 07:20
Spanjaard thanks a lot for the information Scott, really appreciated . i willl remember when i get to do my viggen. i have to finish my F-4J, then i have a Delorean and a couple of Tomcat, and then, it may be the viggen. pity i can not dedicate more time to modelling....
Scott Dutton Thanks John, the legs had to be changed as the kit comes with the shorter legs rather than our high skids and the only thing I thought I could work with was brass, so happy bonus is the strengthening. Cheers
Rui S Nice paintjob.looks good but photos are a bit blared?
18. May, 19:42
Scott Dutton Yes, I find the photography very frustrating, good camera and lens on tripod with remote camera shutter release and still get some blurry, I don't know what I do wrong. Thanks for feedback
19. May, 09:53
Neuling Scott, problem pics are No. 15, 16 and 18. I think that No. 15 and 16 show that the object and/or the camera were moved in the moment of picture taking. In pic No. 18 the object seems slightly out of focus. Btw: I like your build.
19. May, 13:57
Rui S Scott, if that's the case, are you working with or without autofocus?
19. May, 15:20
Scott Dutton Autofocus, I believe it's a depth of field issue, I use a Nikon DSLR with a 50mm lens, it's quite fast so in order to get max depth of field I go for aperture priority and set it to about 16, which give shutter speeds in order of 1/4 of second hence need for tripod and remote release. Model is in home made light booth. Seems I can't get entire model in depth of field for focus as it's too narrow and hence I use focus lock at about midpoint of model. Very frustrating, people here get beautiful shots
19. May, 23:25
Rui S Strange because Some photos are impec. And others seem to be shacken??? And autoshutter shouldn't do that.
20. May, 21:55
Scott Dutton Yes, very disappointing, and it's IR remoten not cable so no chance of move, I will investigate more