Bandai AT-ST 1/48 - Finished

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  1. DanielB

    DanielB Sr Member

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    This was a fun build.


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  2. notype

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    Nice weathering. Subtle and effective. I'd love to see it under natural outdoor lighting.
     
  3. DanielB

    DanielB Sr Member

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    That's the plan for tomorrow. I finished this just as it was getting dark, so I wasn't able to take it in natural light.
     
  4. CessnaDriver

    CessnaDriver Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Superior.
    The only thing that could make it better is if it was stomping an Ewok.
     
  5. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Brilliant,....weathering is perfect and the base is fantastic

    J
     
  6. DanielB

    DanielB Sr Member

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    And finally for the AT-ST, as with all my models , I do a photo composite of the finished build.


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  7. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice compositing!
     
  8. thorst

    thorst Well-Known Member

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    That's looking like a screenshot from the movie! How did you get the reflections of the greenscreen removed so nicely?
     
  9. DanielB

    DanielB Sr Member

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    Well, I'm a visual effects artist for a living, so that helps. :) But I also used a plug-in I wrote called Spill Slayer designed just for removing green reflections. I then substituted the green reflections for blue ones from the color in the background image to make it sit in more naturally.

    http://aescripts.com/spill-slayer/
     
  10. thorst

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    That is very interesting, thank you for the link!
     
  11. rbeach84

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    Looks great, Daniel!

    Regards, Robert
     
  12. CessnaDriver

    CessnaDriver Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well dang went and ordered one now.

     
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  13. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Great weathering effects and the base is superb!
     
  14. GF

    GF Sr Member

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    Top notch!!!!!

    Fantastic weathering job which is the hardest part to get just right, would love to hear your weathering technique used.

    Gerardo
     
  15. DanielB

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    The weathering looks nice, but it's pretty easy to achieve really. There are only 3 techniques I used here, and all are easy to do. But combined together, they make a great result.


    1. I follow this tutorial for general discoloration first...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wreblsPaUhU

    Let this dry for at least 24 hours.


    2. For my second pass, I do the same thing, but I use a fine detail sponge to dab the surface instead of using a brush to wipe. This gives the surface a nice "grime" texture here and there instead of just wiped streaks. Let this dry for at least 24 hours.


    3. The chipped edges are just hand painted with a tiny brush and Vallejo Model Colour paint. I would let it dry 5-10 minutes and then *lightly* swipe a toothpick back and forth over my painted chips to break it up even more and avoid a blobby look.


    If this is not clear enough in text, I can make a video tutorial demonstrating it.
     
  16. TazMan2000

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    Such an awesome job of weathering.

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