Monthly Archives: January 2015

ModelMates Weathering Sprays “RUSTY RED”


rusty red 2B

When I come across something that is really good I like to share it with you!

So, a while back I was working on two SPV body shells that I was going to use as Knocked out Hulks. (having been hit by Daleks beam weapons.)

I used the rock salt method…..and was pretty pleased with the results but it still lacked a bit of something.

Spectrum Patrol vehicle SPV

There was can of Modelmates Rusty Red weathering spray in my local hobby store, (sadly the shop doesn’t have much of a range of these excellent products).. I’d heard of these sprays a while back and always wanted to give it a try so, (modelmates have quite a big range of items on offer)  I bought one and took it home.

My SPV’s would make a good test….

I would recommend doing all your normally painting, highlighting etc first. …and as the spray works best on a lighter colour base coat.

The spray is dye rather than paint and water soluble. The idea being you spray then wipe with a cloth to get desired results…I did this at first but it wasn’t very detailed.

So I waited for it to dry, then wet a cotten bud with water and played around with the dye until i was happy…mostly thining down concerntrations and removing from it the blue metal paint!

Very happy with results, it has massively enhanced the burned up rusted feel. The pictures don’t really do it justice. I’m looking forward to getting some of the other colours, but i would certainly recommend you give these a try on buildings or vehicles. They are easy to use and the effects are amazing.

SPV rusty red 4SPV rusty red 5SPV rusty red 2SPV rusty red 3

 

 

 

 

 


Andersonville S.H.A.D.O. Command


Been working on this for a while…. I wanted to have a lot more of the characters of the series UFO in my S.H.A.D.O. Forces…I already had Commander Ed Straker, but wanted him in a different pose from the original sculpt (I hope Ian Mountain forgives me for butchering the figure!!!) It was tricky but I managed to remove Straker’s arms from behind his back, then add some spares…which i think might be from a perry kit.

I then added a weapon from Crooked dice, normally found in the hands of some federated troopers….for a bit more punch!

Since the original figures head was seperate and I had taken the arms off of one figure, i did it again!…this time the aim was to have a Col. Alec Freeman figure. I took a head from C.D range and sculpted some hair out of Green stuff…..He isn’t that much like said character but for me he will do.

I added some more arms and the same weapon as Straker. I am a huge fan of Crooked Dice, really love everything they do, they have a great range of figures and their accessories range is very handy.

The next conversion I did was of Lt Gay Ellis,  for this I used one of the C.D. heads and I think the early pandora figure…gave her a weapon.

I know she is only supposed to wear that anti static wig on moon base but all the other guys insist she wears it on earth too now;)

Easiest conversion of all was for Col. Paul Foster it was just a paint job.

The New Pandora figure was a straight forward answer to Col. Virginia Lake….she has a sci pistol in her hand. (Thanks for the figure Mike!!!) I hope you like my conversions, they could be better, but will certainly do the job.

Ed Straker with Weapon

Ed Straker with Weapon

Ed Straker with Weapon

Ed Straker with Weapon

Col Freeman with weapon

Col Freeman with weapon

Col Freeman with Weapon

Col Freeman with Weapon

Lt Gay Ellis

Lt Gay Ellis

Lt Gay Ellis

Lt Gay Ellis

Col Paul Foster

Col Paul Foster

Col Virginia Lake

Col Virginia Lake

Col Virginia Lake

Col Virginia Lake