Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sci-Fi Scratch Building Tips

I found a very interesting article on scratch-building Sci-Fi models. It's geared towards larger models, but most techniques would work fine at smaller scales. The site also has some interesting photoshop tutorials, such as this "dirty metal and rounded courners" tutorial which would be useful for paper models.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Olives and Khakis Part 2

I decided to put my new discoveries to the test tonight by matching a color that I liked, Testor's Model Master Olive Drab, but a paint texture that I hate, being very thin. In doing so, I stumbled into the Third Dimension of paint mixing.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Olives and Khakis From Delta Ceramcoat Paints

I use mostly Delta Ceramcoat paints. I like most of them and they are definitely cheap. The big downsides for me are that some, like yellows and oranges, are often translucent and they lack modern military colors like olive and khaki.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Cold Wars Reporting

Walt O'Hara is reporting from Cold Wars. Wish I could be there.

Mixing Paints

This Creafigs post shows one guy's formula for mixing various GW paint colors from the GW primary colors. I don't use GW paints (although I may get the primaries just to try this), but I thought it might be useful. This looks like a good, basic guide to mixing paints.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Scratch Building Starships

I'm always envious of those who can create their own models, and FT Scratch Building shows how to make excellent GZG/Full Thrust starships very cheaply.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

The General's Tent

The General's Tent looks like an interesting blog, which the author has promised to update regularly. Like every other blog in existance! ;-) Best of luck to Coyote, I've linked him in my blogroll.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006