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PHR Work in Progress

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Brennall

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Re: PHR Work in Progress

PostMon Nov 12, 2012 9:59 pm

I have been working on my Ares walkers from the starter PHR army.

I am pleased so far with the stark white feel of the model. However the technique I am using is taking me a long while so I am currently working on ways to improve the speed.
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The Vallejo Model Air "Steel" for the rear metalwork, I used Badab Black wash as a wash to add depth.
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Final shot showing the magnetised weapons, also note the top "Turret" is magnetised and therefore rotatable too.
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I have also been working on a Phobos which should be finished tomorrow :)
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Re: PHR Work in Progress

PostMon Nov 12, 2012 10:19 pm

My UCM envy your PHR your easy magnetizing. :oops: Magnetizing UCM vehicles for dropship use involves some drill work, and even then it's not really possible to magnetize the weapons, making it difficult to load 'em all.
Dropzone Commander:
PHR, a lot.
UCM, a lot.

Dropfleet Commander:
PHR, a lot.
UCM, a little.
Shaltari, a little.
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Re: PHR Work in Progress

PostMon Nov 12, 2012 10:34 pm

The tough ones to magnetise for us are the Janus and Triton A1 transports. I managed to do it last night, but it is fiddly in the extreme. Also the Neptune won't work with the Juno in loaded transport position unless it is "altered" somewhat.

As a treat for tonight, here is a work in progress shot of my PHR troops in rubble, the base is not finished yet and has a few more items to go on it.

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Re: PHR Work in Progress

PostWed Nov 14, 2012 11:18 am

What colours have you used?
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Re: PHR Work in Progress

PostWed Nov 14, 2012 8:38 pm

Are you using craft gems for the sensors?

Those look great.
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Re: PHR Work in Progress

PostWed Nov 14, 2012 9:04 pm

Colours used were: -

Tamiya fine surface Spray (White) - As used by the guys at Hawk
Vallejo Model Air - Steel - Vary nice metallic paint pre mixed for airbrush but works really nicely with a paintbrush
Vallejo Satin Varnish - Protective Layer
AK Interactive Blue Brown Wash - applied in the lines and grooves
White Spirit to tidy the Blue Brown Wash in any overflow or mistakes.
Re-Varnish using the Vallejo Satin Varnish.
Job done.

The lenses I use are Grief Lenses made in Mexico. I got hold of a supply many years ago in New York and am still working my way through them. They give a great effect and work much better than painted lenses. I haven't seen them for sale in a long while though, but then I have a LOT in my stockpile so I haven't been looking.
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Re: PHR Work in Progress

PostThu Nov 15, 2012 2:28 am

Yikes! At $6.50/4 I'll stick with my painted ones for now.

They do look great though.
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Re: PHR Work in Progress

PostThu Nov 15, 2012 6:36 am

Wow, they have gone up in price, I got mine over a decade ago!
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