An easel? You sir are a genius!!!
AND!!... Amazing paintwork!
Thanks the easel worked out awesome it also flattens as a tabletop so really versatile !!
Holy S***! I'm looking at the original!
Thanks! I can't wait to get this entire model together, I really agonized over painting it all at once vs in chunks. I couldn't wait any longer and felt that this was a complete enough section to go ahead and paint, and I have heard that the bottom looks lot different than the top does when you actually look at the model so I guess if I'm painting a bit different in a year from now it will just be that much closer to the look and feel of the studio model hahah.
I decided to so some light spattering in some areas, I didn't want to go overboard with it so I kept it pretty subtle. I'm happy with the results and feel it gives the final look a level of complexity that wasn't there before. I used a really thinned down Tamiya smoke, and some medium thinned raw siennna oils for the differnet colors. In a couple places I added some smoke to the wash to darken it up a bit for a couple areas. I used a pretty small (1/4 angle chisle brush) to do the spattering, it was pretty stiff so it was easy to controll the amount of paint coming out and keep the effect subtle.
Gonna give this about a week to dry up and seal it! Calling this done for now
Great paintjob! Looks like pictures from the real one!
WOW! Your falcon is looking absolutely stunning, so much like the real prop.
Thanks! I'm really trying to get it as close as I can to the film prop so that a great compliment to hear!!
Looking through the all the ref pics and the chronicle book I found few hatch marks I had missed on the first pass, I suspect there are more to discover eventually as well, I'm really glad this build is spread out over 2 years, I would never otherwise sit and pour over every inch of the ship this way if I were building it all at once...
For those following along and hunting for all these little guys I found these on the fronts of the landing bays that were added to the Empire model as well as a few on the front wall of those escape pod corridors.
So are these photos of the filming miniature or yours? I seriously am having a hard time telling the difference.
Wow thanks!! These are all mine
That looks fantastic! Great work! And thanks for sharing such detailed photos.
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I don't know about anyone else, but i consider your build to be reference quality! Your colors, details, weathering....everything is so close to the studio model...incredible work!
Thanks clancampbell! I certainly tried my best but there is a point where the organic nature of how the paint hits the surface and washes flow that you hit "the barrier" with. I tried to get all the main points in there but the really fine stuff is just approximated. I would say you could certainly use it as a cross reference though so if you see something in these pics that you like then you could go look it up in the ref you have and see what it actually is or if its even there at all.
That being said I do feel i got pretty close, but if you start to compare them you begin to see all the discrepancies.
Here is a test compare I did with one of Steve D's pics, I just auto white balanced the original pic from Steve D in PhotoShop as they were clearly dark and warm, and used that as my color guide. It's impossible to say what the actual colors are from this process but overall I think its close based on all the pics I have seen. the most important thing for me in this color compare was the relative color of all the areas as those are being moved around pretty evenly with these processes. So for example based on these I can tell that my big grey panels next to the yellow one are just a bit cooler and my yellow is a bit less saturated relative to the "color corrected, using that term loosely" ref pic.
That being said I feel that am pretty close though, and that makes me feel okay about it! At a certain point (IMO) it doesn't matter anymore unless the 2 models are sitting side by side in the same light.
studio model in bottom pic
PS look how accurate that Deago model is!!! Hats off to those guys, I know it has its issues here and there but a lot of it is really spot on like this!
Excellent work.. Looks so close...
I do want to try and do a couple simple "falcon racing past the camera" shots though when the model is done. Does anyone know how the star fields were shot back in the OT I really want to try and reproduce things optically the best I can. I have never heard anything about the actual stars in all the making of docs or cinefex! They always say something like "and we have to do a pass for the stars ect." but never what they were? I'm imagining something like big sheets of glass painted black with little holes scraped off and a big back light or something like that, need to pour back through all the old cinefex and making of stuff and see if I see anything laying around on the filming sets i guess.
Haven't been here in a while , absolutely brilliant work, and your giving the model credit, your paint work is elevating the standard of the piece as a whole, well done
Thanks for the kind words Vacformedhero!
I decided to track down and upgrade some of the parts that aren't quiet right especially on the rear engine deck where some of the DeAgo cast is soft or not right. I have been trying to track down these guys but can't get a positive ID on them yet, could anyone help me out? The closest I have seen is kinda blurry but looks like it could be right, these are off the 1/20 Ferrari 312T3 but I cant make them out.. appreciate any help!
I was rummaging though some of my kits looking for parts and I came across this, I don't think I would have ever seen it from the actual model since there is so much detail on top of it, but it looks like it could be a postitve ID since DeAgo clearly had some pretty good ref that they were trying to match, I'm not sure about the little cut outs towards the top, but they certainly would help add some depth and detail so I'm not too worried about, anyways thought I would share!
this if off the top of the ever so popular Airfix 1:76 Panter Tank
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BTW thanks Bwize and TOX for pointing me to the correct Matilda Mk2 tank!! I tracked one down on eBay and it's on its way, cant wait!! some great parts in there
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simple amazing dude ! the best paint so far ive seen ..
I just painted the base coat this week , waiting for some other parts to finally close the whole thing ( im at issue 96 )
do you think you can record a little video tutorial on you weathering ?
I'm doing the same thing with my DeAgo Falcon - happy to share info...
It's the outer half of one of the drive wheels from the Tamiya 1/35 Flakpanzer Gepard, with the sprocket teeth cut off and mounted face down.
ID courtesy of Mensaboy's parts map and definitely not me! I have the Gepard but wouldn't have recognised that part if you'd snapped it off the sprue and thrown it at me!