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  1. Dr. Brad

    1/1400 Enterprise C

    Very nice work!
  2. Dr. Brad

    Iron Man Mark 24 "Tank" from Iron Man 3

    Thanks Els. It's too bad we never got to see this suit in action in Iron Man 3.... Next up for my Iron Man builds is one of the Moebius Mark 3 kits (the second version with a better pose than the first version of the kit).
  3. Dr. Brad

    Iron Man Mark 24 "Tank" from Iron Man 3

    Thanks! There was more masking than I thought there would be - isn't there always? But, in the end, it's one of my favourite of the twelve Dragon Iron Man kits I've built.
  4. Here's my version of Stark's Mark 24 "Tank" from Iron Man 3. I painted the Dragon 1/9 Mark 17 "Heartbreaker" as a Mark 24 "Tank." The armours were virtually the same, but the Mark 24 was given a different colour scheme. I don't think it even shows up in the movie, though it was in some promotional material. Hot Toys did a 1/6 version that I used for reference (from pics on the web). According to one of the FX guys who worked on the movie, when I asked him what he would suggest for colors, he said " To be honest those shaders were never really laid out. That movie was so rushed it had all the parts and colors slapped on as fast as possible. You could provide whatever you think is correct." I ended up mixing the brown using Vallejo acrylics, including a bottle of Vallejo thats supposed to give a metallic look to a paint. It worked well enough, particularly when you can see it in person. To get the varying degrees of a slight "rose" tint on some of the silver, I misted some Alclad bronze over Alclad silver. It actually worked pretty well, though you can't always see it in the pics. I ended up mixing the brown with Vallejo paints, and painted the metallics in Alcad. There is a slight tint to some of the silver, but it doesn’t show up as well in the pics. Misted some bronze over some silvers for a slight tint. Worked quite well actually. This certainly is a kit that begs for lighting, as with the other eleven I've done from Iron Man 3, I used super small LEDs powered by a 9 volt battery in the base. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and of course, comments are welcome! Apologies to those of you who opened this post thinking you'd see an actual military tank. 🙂 Oh, and below is a pic of the 1/9 Dragon kit I did as the Mark 17 Heartbreaker (it did actually show up in IM3)
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    1989 Batwing

    Thanks all. It was a pretty straightforward build. Silenoz, I've been tempted to buy one of those Batman Forever Batwings, too, but haven't gotten around to it. Too bad about that canopy in yours...
  6. Dr. Brad

    1989 Batwing

    Here's my take on the Round 2 reissue of AMT's 1989 Batwing kit. It was a fairly straightforward build, though I added lights. The weathering doesn't show up quite as well as it does in person. In one pic I also used the kit supplied background. Painting was fairly straightforward. Semi-gloss black with some weathering. I chose to leave the base basic black. I was glad to have the opportunity to build this kit. Comments are welcome.
  7. Dr. Brad

    1/1000 Bandai 2199 Yamato

    Thanks all. The kit itself was fairly easy to build. Bandai did a bang-up job of engineering it.
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    1/1000 Bandai 2199 Yamato

    Here's my 1/1000 Yamato. I saw it in a store a while ago and thought it would make an interesting addition to my 1/1000 kits. I just wanted to do a simple clean build which, for my purposes, doesn't include the partial interior Bandai provided. Had to end up mixing the paint to get the colors I wanted (even though I know Bandai sells a set of paints). I'm fairly happy with the way it turned out. the kit itself is very well engineered! I included a shot with my 1/1000 TOS and Enterprise B builds. Comments are welcome.
  9. Really nice work on such a small kit!
  10. Dr. Brad

    Executive Officer Kane - Alien

    Any updates? :-)
  11. Dr. Brad

    Executive Officer Kane - Alien

    Great work so far!
  12. Dr. Brad

    SBY 2202 1/1000 Andromeda

    Great work on this so far. I too have mixed feelings about this design, but it's kinda cool!
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    SPACESHIPS!!! Time for some SBY goodies

    This is going to be great! Thanks for posting!