Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chipping fluids

First of all let me say that I'm really happy to belong to the author family of Scale Military Diorama Blog !!

About chipping fluids...

Some time ago I got some chipping fluids from Mig Productions and AK interactive, and decided to test them out.
You might ask "Why use this products while I have salt and hairspray?" , well the word I can find for the answer is "control" . Using this products gives you more control on the direction and intensity of the chipping. The question on "Witch one is the best?" , that is not for me to answer but for you to try out, no words, pictures or videos are best then the "hands on" approach. Its true that I have a favorite but this is for me and may not be for you... 

I have made some videos on my experience using this products that I would like to share and hope that they be as a starting point for your "chipping experiences".

 Mig Productions Absolute chipping


AK Interactive - Heavy Chipping

Now go to the workbench and start chipping that plane, tank, boat, spaceship, figure... or a piece of plastic ;)

Tips : 
Tanks .. German red primer or panzer grey has base and a dunkelgelb camo on top just looks amazing!
Planes .. a nice base of a metalic paint and a green on top... apply a bit of masking tape and pull it hard... gives a nice effect on that WWII jap plane!!

Curiosity :
I was chipping a Model and in the middle of the process I had to leave the workbench... totally forgot about it... for days and days... when I got back I thought "How am I going to tackle this now??"... decided to try where I left off... and for my surprise it was still chipping like the beginning :D

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Starting to Add Life to the Scene

This evening I began the building of the figures I will be using on this base. I chose to use the Dragon Winter Combat set #6154 to help set the mood of cold. I had this set on the shelf for many years but never really knew what I wanted to put them in. Well, now I have the perfect excuse to utilize them!

Adding to our Author Family

More exciting news for the blog! We now have another fantastically talented modeler who has joined the author list. I am happy to introduce the newest member of our writing team, Pedro Fernandes. I look forward to reading his contributions!

Welcome aboard Pedro!

Percision Ice and Snow

Hello everyone,

Its been a long while again since I have personaly been able to post anything here. I have been busy working on the start up of Falcon Miniatures to a full fledged business. I am currently finishing some CAD models for production casting of period 1930's furniture and appliances for dioramas.

A couple weeks ago I was contacted by Steve at Percision Ice and Snow to do a review of his product. I very happily agreed to do this for him as I have been very interested in his product.

Well today the mailman delivered the package to me and I am very excited to start this review! But I need a suitable base to review this on so I am revamping and re planing my Attic Relic base from a spring setting to a winter setting!

Stay tuned for more!