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Here is a small update:Now some one earlier... forgive me I cannot remember your name off hand right now was asking about magnetising the weapons options on a wave serpent. I decided when I started this model that I was going to experiment with magnets, again, practice for my upcoming project... and have done so with some degree of success. Here is where I put the magnets and its worked fairly well although I think I can do better in the future.I drilled a hole into the side of the weapon casing through the slot for the weapons axel. I then magnetised both ends of the weapon axel and the magnets in the casing and the axels then meet. I used 1mm X 1mm magnets from e-magnetsuk.com and they are incredibly fiddly... so next time i might go a little larger or find some other way apart from my fingers to hold and position the magnets where I need them. I hope that helps you mate.Thanks everyone... comments, criticisms and all the help I can get on glazing will be much appreciated.P.S since these pics I have glued the chassis and the fuselage together with the pilot tucked away inside his cockpit.
If you hate painting cockpits, maybe try doing some simple lighting effects? I saw a WS or Falcon in WD that had a positively amazing look for the cockpit. It appeared to be flooded with green light, like night vision or a heads-up display. It looked great. However, it was a black vehicle so im not sure it would go with yours. maybe a blue glow?
Valar, this is great stuff, as it will help many people paint better and inspire many of use to actually get back to work..I do have one suggestion though, more pics... I know it sounds weird but you may want to pic one very small area and show 5-15 pics just the process of working the one colour (Blue or Yellow). Your didscriptions are great; but pics would just help those newb's that much more.PS... I will be doing a Saim-Hann Fireprism soon, and although I have painted plenty, I will be using some of the concepts you went over in this article, so thanks for the reminders and the insiration.CaHG
Although I've never been a fan of Iyanden's color scheme, I have to say your painting is very compelling. Nice depth to those colors. Also, I applaud your patience with the unsatisfactory results from the glazing experiment. I might have walked away from the model for a month or two in disappointment, but you soldiered on with multiple coats to cover it up.Let me know if you get any tips on this technique as I'm venturing into it myself.Well done and thanks for sharing!
Yes you are being dense.
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