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About Mckenna35

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  1. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Latest version. Repainted with Badger gloss black primer, then highlighted with a blue black Tamiya mix. Still more work to be done with a brush, but I think this is more what they're looking for (I hope)!. I really need to get a better lighting/photo set up!
  2. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    No, I was originally told to go by the box art for the model. NOW I have some color reference and I was able to get some clarification on some of the uniform variations in the pictures he sent me, so hopefully I have a clear path forward. I guess we'll find out after I repaint the uniform again...
  3. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    and now I've been informed it's "too blue"!
  4. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Tried masking off the red and just decided to go ahead and paint the body of the helmet with a brush instead. Got a fairly decent coat of Vallejo Liquid Silver on the visor. Not sure if I want to try another coat or not since it seemed to liquefy when I went back over it and was pulling up, but I was going back over it within minutes of the initial coat. Now that it's had time to cure, it might go better. Started painting the green and the client came back and said he wanted the uniform to be more blue. <sigh> Okay Boss! Went back over it tonight with the Tamiya Flat Blue and then a couple of successive passes, lightening it with Light Blue each time. Pretty happy with how it looks now, we'll see what the client thinks.
  5. Yeah, I had to do the same thing! They're scrolling along and you're going there's those guys... and they included those folks... oh look it's so & so... wait! Who the heck was THAT?! Once you find out who it was, you can see why they included him, and it has some interesting implications going forwards.
  6. Saw Endgame over the weekend and loved it. I was one of the guys fist pumping and whopping it up at points, and the wife had to hand me some kleenex at others. Would love to see it again, but I'll probably have to wait till it comes out on disc for that. I think it's a fitting conclusion to a ten year story arc, and as someone who read comics back in the 80-80's I thought it a great fit for the source material. If you're bugged by logical inconsistencies, and have no ability to suspend disbelief during a comic book movie - just stay home. For those of you who think Captain Marvel is just a PC/Feminist icon, shoved into the movies to please the PC crowd, you'll be happy she's only in the first and last ten minutes. For everyone else - enjoy the ride! :)
  7. Just as an FY to @Chris Palmer @HolkDiggity & @SamuraiJack I'll be out of the country for three weeks starting June 18th, so hopefully the box makes it to me before that, otherwise it'll have at least a three week delay before it moves on. I know that's more than a month away, but in my mind it's next week! Anyway, just figures you should know.
  8. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    There are some consequences to using Silly Putty as a masking material - it tries to spread over everything else it's resting on! Anyway, went over the red again with pure red, and then mixed in some flesh to lighten it a bit. I think that's good enough for the airbrush. Next step will be to mask off th red and spray the blue-black for the helmet. Whee....
  9. Probably a wise course of action!
  10. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Taking forever to mask off the body so I decided to work on the head real quick. Masked off the skin with Silly Putty, then undercoated with Tamiya Hull Red, then started going over that with straight Red. Needs to be brighter, so I'll probably take another whack at it with more Red tomorrow night.
  11. @Guindyloo @Wyvernfire @Jodie @buckyball Y'all are downstream for me so I thought I'd ask if any of you have any interest in larger scale figures? I have a number of 54mm and larger figures I could throw in when it gets around to me, but I figured I'd ask.
  12. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Heh. Yeah, I was editing that shot and deliberately left that in. Figured some folks would get a chuckle out of it.
  13. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Onward! I primered with black Badger Stynvlrez, then did the blue with Tamiya acrylics. The face was primered with Badger white primer, then shaded with "Red Brown Primer", and then highlighted with "Light Flesh" by Badger. Pretty happy with how it looks so far. Now to mask off stuff for other colors. Sorry for the fuzzy pictures - the focal distance for my phone is farther away than I thought it was, so I was holding it too close.
  14. Given the way the tusks stick out, and the fact that they're being shipped in bags with nothing to protect the tusks, it's not too surprising. I suspect at retail he'll either be disassembled, or the hard blister pack should help protect him.
  15. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Generally, in the torso and arms, the position and thickness of the material is enough to avoid any problems, also the plaster in the bottom half holds the torso rigid, which prevents the upper body from deforming. With the legs you have the full weight of the figure pushing down on the ankles, and they can flex if it gets hot enough. Note that at room temperature this stuff is pretty hard. The trick to cutting it easily is to use a hair dryer for a minute or so to heat and soften it, at which point you can slice through it with almost no resistance. Also, like Bones, you can heat it it up, reposition it, and then chill it and it will retain the new position. I've had to do that to Judge Anderson's legs to get her to stand on both feet.