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    Oct 20, 2017, 9:59 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #76

    Going in now with some spot weathering and washes. Here on the tail end splotching in some Engine Grease (Mig Productions 502 Oil Paint) and Yellow Ochre (Winsor Newton Artists Oil Paint). The secret with using oil paints is to first moisten the surface to be weathered with a little paint thinner first. This allows the paint to blend out. Some of the more fragile detail parts broke off during the overall wash and rub down. I'll have to glue them back on.

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    Oct 22, 2017, 7:03 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #77

    Makes it so StarWars for sure
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    Oct 22, 2017, 8:03 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #78

    joberg said: View Post
    Makes it so StarWars for sure
    Thanks Joberg! The yellow ochre weathering is something you see repeated on the original Star Wars models. It doesn't make much sense (heck, neither does rust in space!) but it adds a really nice subtle hit of color to otherwise very monochromatic paint schemes.

    Working on the finishing details. Not having four Sealabs at my disposal I decided to solder together some copper wire to make the cable harness that attached to the engine nozzles. I like that they are not all identical, makes it more realistic.

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    Oct 24, 2017, 2:53 AM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #79

    [QUOTE=DaveG;4338347]Thanks Joberg! The yellow ochre weathering is something you see repeated on the original Star Wars models. It doesn't make much sense (heck, neither does rust in space!) but it adds a really nice subtle hit of color to otherwise very monochromatic paint schemes.

    G’day DaveG ,

    Just found this thread and wanted to say - Thanks for sharing your fantastic build , and tips / techniques along the way . There’s so much to learn and admire here on the RPF .

    Re; the weathering stuff , is the escape pod retrievable i.e. reusable ? Asking cause a lot of you guys seem to know more about this universe than I do ( I’ve just been a fan since seeing Star Wars 40+ yrs ago - aged 11 ) .
    If so , then maybe that could explain the damage / deterioration of the vehicles , especially the rebel ones . They’ve experienced / been exposed to ‘ damp ‘ atmospheric conditions during their travels .

    Wouldn’t be surprised if some SD’s suffered from the same ( weathering ) after seeing one in atmosphere in Rogue One .

    Ged
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    Oct 24, 2017, 12:38 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #80

    According to Wookiepedia some escape pods were designed to fly into the atmosphere to be picked up by other ships. Of course, in ANH the escape pod lands (crashes) on Tatooine with R2-D2 and C3P0 aboard. Although the crashed pod filmed in the sand dunes was a spherical shape with a round door. I always thought that maybe the exterior we see dropping away held a spherical passenger compartment that could survive atmospheric re-entry. Given the limited resources of the Rebellion it would not be out of reason to see them using 2nd hand (3rd hand!) reused Escape Pods that had seen a good bit of action.
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    Oct 24, 2017, 3:48 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #81

    While at that moment it was doing something for the rebels, it was really an Alderaanian ship, so who knows...
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    Oct 24, 2017, 6:49 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #82

    Love the look of those copper wires...I use those and other soldering material to make pipes and such. Easy to bend for sure
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    Nov 6, 2017, 7:38 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #83

    This is totally amazing. Love this model. Beautiful work.
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    Nov 7, 2017, 11:30 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #84

    INCREDIBLE work DaveG!!! Echoing joberg, what you did with those copper wires to simulate the Sealab cables is simply stunning!! That is super creative, and I agree, the minor differences really make it stand out very nicely!! Your weathering and finish is top notch!! Looks so good!! Really appreciate your 'tutorials' on how you approached that, very helpful for us! Thanks for sharing!! Looking forward to the final beauty shots when she's all wrapped up!
    Sean
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    Nov 8, 2017, 11:41 AM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #85

    Thanks Sean! I definitely had a lot of fun building this one. Planning to shoot beauty shots this weekend.
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    Nov 14, 2017, 10:12 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #86

    Finally got the shop cleaned up to the point where I could break out the photo equipment and get some studio shots of the finished escape pod. It turned out I forgot to set the ISO correctly so the shadow areas in these shots are a little noisy. I'll shoot some more and see if they come out better.

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    Nov 15, 2017, 5:28 AM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #87

    Impressive.....MOST Impressive!!! Great Shots Dave, just stunning!
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    Nov 15, 2017, 11:44 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #88

    I think the only ISO problem here is that I SO jealous of them skills. Superb execution, Dave!
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    Nov 16, 2017, 6:54 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #89

    Beauty all around Dave!!
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    Dec 6, 2017, 10:22 AM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #90

    An article on my Escape Pod build is now up on Tested.com here:

    http://www.tested.com/art/makers/802...-war-new-hope/
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    Dec 8, 2017, 9:40 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #91

    TWO THUMBS up on the Tested article, congrats on getting it on there!! That build and construction is just top notch!!
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    Dec 9, 2017, 4:37 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #92

    Congrats on the Tested article Beautiful pod Dave!!
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    Dec 15, 2017, 11:00 AM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #93

    'Tis the Season...

    Every December, a group of us at work get together for a Christmas ornament exchange. Each person makes multiples of an ornament, one for each other member of the group. The ornaments are always wildly creative and of amazing craftsmanship. My ornaments this year were smaller versions of the Escape Pod!

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    Dec 15, 2017, 1:28 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #94

    Freekin' sweet! Did you print and cast those guys or build one up from scratch? Either way they look great!
    DaveG said: View Post
    'Tis the Season...

    Every December, a group of us at work get together for a Christmas ornament exchange. Each person makes multiples of an ornament, one for each other member of the group. The ornaments are always wildly creative and of amazing craftsmanship. My ornaments this year were smaller versions of the Escape Pod!

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    Dec 15, 2017, 2:17 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #95

    I 3D printed the pattern and then molded and rotocast the ornaments. I have some process pics I'll post in a bit.
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    Dec 16, 2017, 1:48 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #96

    Hallmark is calling Dave Great stuff!!
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    Dec 19, 2017, 11:27 AM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #97

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    Dec 19, 2017, 6:11 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #98

    We're able to see the scale better in that vid...extremely cool to have in the Xmas tree!
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    Dec 20, 2017, 10:06 AM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #99

    wow - this was such an amazing build - and a great idea for a scratch build

    I am wowed out to the maximum
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    Dec 29, 2017, 5:42 PM - Re: The Escape Pod Project #100

    I've posted an article about the making of the Escape Pod ornaments on my website here:

    http://goldbergarts.com/making-the-s...tmas-ornament/

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