Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by Tesral » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:23 pm

Tickle....
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:26 pm

Tesral wrote:Tickle....
HAHAHAHAHAHA! Stop! Stop! No more! Please! I give Tesral! I give! :lol:

Not a lot to report. Got sidetracked by RL. Refinishing upstairs and downstairs cabinets this past week.

Anyway, I did manage to get Barry Lockridge (the boy) put together. The main challenge with Barry is his smaller size relative to the other passengers. Every part had to be shaved down a tad, all except for his head. A child's head is proportionally larger than an adult's :

ImageBarry in Primer by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBarry Lockridge by trekriffic, on Flickr

After brushing with Tamiya lacquer primer:

ImageBarry Lockridge by trekriffic, on Flickr

I little rough looking to the DSLR's eye but he'll look fine after painting.

Next up is Chipper, the dog. I think the easiest thing would be to make him out of epoxy putty; I'll probably break out the Tamiya epoxy putty, it's stiffer than AVES and will hold detail better. Found this good profile shot of him:

ImageChipper by trekriffic, on Flickr

Before I place him in Barry's lap though I'll paint Barry's shirt and tie, jacket, and pants.

Stay tuned!
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by Tesral » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:36 pm

trekriffic wrote: Not a lot to report. Got sidetracked by RL. Refinishing upstairs and downstairs cabinets this past week.
Ah yes, the 1/1 House model.
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:30 pm

Got into a sculpting groove and made some good progress on Chipper.
Still have some tweaking to do which these photos showed me...

Can you see the dog?

ImageBarry Lockridge and Chipper WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBarry Lockridge and Chipper WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

How about now?

ImageBarry Lockridge and Chipper WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBarry Lockridge and Chipper WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

Certainly by now:

ImageBarry Lockridge and Chipper WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageChipper WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

I've already done some more sculpting after these images were taken. Removed a fair sized chunk out of Chipper's mid-section (between Barry's knees) and did some more texturing on his hair. I may go back and add a bit more hair above his eyes using Tamiya epoxy putty again. Best stuff to work with for fine detail and it's still soft enough for me to add texturing even after curing overnight.
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by mophius » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:48 pm

is it like them psychiatrist tests with the black ink pictures? I can see it.

Great work on Barry and Chipper.
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by kobayashimaru » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:29 pm

neat!
chipper will look great after a light ink 'drybrush' and some stadler ink-pen for the eyes,
the amount of detail you can cram into 1:72 is outstanding!

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34 pm

Here are the other passengers taken with a better lighting setup on my workbench. I've been tweaking them a little adding shadows and highlights to their faces, hands., and arms. Valerie got a subtle mascara added to her cheekbones made by mixing metallic purple and cream with thinner. I also gave her dress and boots a light wash with purple. Fitzhugh got a light 5 o'clock shadow by mixing cream with a tiny bit of black and thinner. Same with Mark. Betty got a light pink wash and highlighting with cream mixed with a tiny bit of red on her cheekbones.
She's had a few coats of future so her face has this luminosity to it.
Looking at her and Valerie. their faces have this quality seen in old movies where the beautiful woman has a soft glow about her.
I think that's called a soft filter.
They used it a lot on TOS Trek too.
Anyway, it's a neat effect seeing thru transparent layers on their faces gives their complexions depth...

First up, Valerie Scott, the headstrong jet-setting heiress:

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ImageValerie Scott by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageValerie Scott by trekriffic, on Flickr
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by Tesral » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:50 am

I'm struggling with 1/32. If I had a beer, I would weep in it.

Beautiful work.

Jerry Finnerman was genius with the lights. It was the feel of Star Trek. As it was the thing you saw.
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:52 pm

Here's Mark Wilson, the impatient millionaire engineer... Ready to leap up out of his seat...

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ImageMark Wilson by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageMark Wilson by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageMark Wilson by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageMark Wilson by trekriffic, on Flickr

He looks rather monkey-like doesn't he? More from the side than from other angles maybe.
I made his arms and legs slightly longer than normal to show his hands gripping the ends of the seat arms and have his feet on the floor; so that contributes a lot to the simian aspect I think.
Well I still like the overall pose and he is sort of like a mixed media "art" sculpture to a minor degree so I think I'll just leave him as is.
The only thing I might do is repaint his sideburns a little.
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:09 am

So here's the boy and his dog after I reworked Chipper's head a bit more. I added a tiny strip of styrene down the bridge of the dog's nose as he was kind of flat. Then I used Tamiya epoxy putty to add more hair to his bangs and to his muzzle. I also created a little tiny ball of epoxy to make his button nose. Some filing and sculpting with my dental tools and a day later, Chipper was ready for final paint. First he was brush primed, then he was and painted with mixes of beige, grey, black, white, brown and mixes of all of the above.
Here he is before painting or I think this was the first layer of white and black:

ImageBarry and Chipper by trekriffic, on Flickr

Finally I'm done with figures! Time to jump into wiring and lighting the interior! Yeah!


Here's the LED wiring for the upper hull:

ImageLED Wiring by trekriffic, on Flickr

A couple of light tests:

ImageLight Test by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageForward Light Test by trekriffic, on Flickr

More to come!
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