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I decided not to attempt cleaning up the two Tomahawks from last night. The truth is if I'm going to be fighting the primer on all these models keeping them dirty is the next best option to stripping them and starting from the beginning. So I simply painted their bases and called them done.

 

Moving on I started on the bulk paint of this project the Battlepods. Working steadily I managed to almost finish two pods.

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While finishing my Imperium project I finally got back to this one. I didn't expect to make any discernable progress as this was something to do while waiting for things to dry. Jokes on me though as I finished the two battlepods (though all they really needed were their base's painted).20220601_222208.thumb.jpg.066f836df411d977f0b5aa8da8280b79.jpg

 

I also finished the other two configurations of Ben Dixon's Veritech. 

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These are very rough but I've accepted these three will not be showstoppers. Taking what I've learned however I hope to improve the rest, leaving my favorite characters for last. With any luck I'll be able to at least do the final ones some semblance of justice. 

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I had intended to jump back into this project with both feet but things just kept coming up. Wife convinced me to get the boats out early this year which left me way behind on my winter prep/repair work. So I spent this week trying to kickstart a couple of "real" projects which was going well until I caught the cold my family was passing around.

 

Knowing I'm not quite healthy enough to get back to "real" household/property projects I decided to spend some time at the painting desk. A short session later and I've nearly finished basecoating each configuration of Max Sterling's Veritechs. 20220606_214835.thumb.jpg.de272b31ee628c4b33a1652a3ee0cad8.jpg20220606_214849.thumb.jpg.4f21c4efc9fff9b39335b8d3181eda71.jpg

 

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Already it appears like I've learned a lot from painting Ben Dixon's models. There is still plenty to do but these are painting way faster and look much better than the first set. 

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With a short session I almost finished all three of Max Sterling's configurations. All they really needed was some cleanup, a few details, and a wash.  

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All that remains now is painting the canopies, the bases, and the two vents that I somehow keep missing on the fighter and guardian configuration. Seriously the vents are right at the front and somehow I keep forgetting them until after the wash.

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Had a fairly short session tonight as I've got an early day with the chainsaw tomorrow. In that brief time however I did finish Max Sterling's configurations and bases. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture but they can been seen in the background. 

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Mira Sterling's configurations recieved a simple white basecoat but that was it. As she joined the U.N. Spacey fairly late in the series her paintjob will be quite different from what I've done so far. This could be a blessing however as the later color schemes look a lot easier. Guess we'll see soon enough.

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Had a pretty good night of painting and almost finished the battloid.20220609_232004.thumb.jpg.65a438dfd6aa31fbe62b5d6f031844b3.jpg20220609_232015.thumb.jpg.baec848a2352672f8a71a83b03cb7b18.jpg

Going forward I think this is how I'll paint the remaining Veritechs. The guardian and fighter configurations paint up alright as "batches" with the battloid being the odd man out. 

 

I also remembered to grab a picture of the "finished" Max Sterling configurations. 20220609_220730.thumb.jpg.9e8a14d54d74a84ef3fe4239622a7b76.jpg

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Battloid received a bit of cleanup but it didn't change too much. So a picture doesn't seem necessary. The Guardian and Fighter though were almost completely basecoated.

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It's looking like next session will be the last one for this batch before moving on. So the question becomes Roy Fokker's or Rick Hunter's scheme next?

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On 6/20/2022 at 9:36 AM, Jasper_the_2nd said:

I'd vote for Roy, want to see some Skull Squadron!

I fully agree, I think the white and black scheme may be a little more forgiving than Rick's red and white.

 

Having gotten behind on household builds, repairs, and general preparation for winter I haven't made it to the desk for awhile. Tonight however I finally picked up a brush again and Mira's ships are nearly finished. 

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All that remains now is simply painting the bases.

 

I also started work on Roy's ships, though its really only a basic basecoat so far.

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Project is on a bit of a hold while I work on part of my wife's anniversary present. That being said Mira's ships are now finished as I needed something to do while waiting for things to dry.20220827_223404.thumb.jpg.eb7e5a6663be42ae3e73e849d62ab814.jpg

No idea when I'll actually get back to this project but as of now it isn't abandoned.

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Couldn't work on my current "main" project tonight so I put in some time on this one. Instead of painting the three configurations as a batch I choose to focus on just one. This led to me nearly finishing one of the configurations tonight.20220829_215749.thumb.jpg.d3ca08a4c341afde0be47153bbcfbbe8.jpg20220829_215801.thumb.jpg.ce0d95e171f14cf7ca3860237a033c22.jpg

I grabbed pictures before adding the wash as it is still drying while I write this. I see a few touchups and like always I missed those front vents but it's almost finished.

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Finally got around to painting those vents I missed on the battloid before moving on to the next configuration. Progress was slower tonight though and I only managed to finish the black basecoat. 

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It'll also need a little more cleanup as my hands just weren't cooperating.

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Really got into the painting groove tonight which means I made actual progress. The Guardian configuration is finished.20220902_224929.thumb.jpg.b387c48125d8fb32af9c724bfa3a548b.jpg20220902_224943.thumb.jpg.0c316e1287f76417ae3f5eb0ce18c24e.jpg

I even went ahead and added the cockpit's black outline and rear section which I had ignored until now. I've got to say it really adds something and it's got me considering going back and "finishing" all the other models.

 

 

That would have been enough progress to make me happy with the session but it didn't end there. I also completely painted the conventional fighter configuration.

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So after painting a few bases it'll be on to Rick Hunter's Veritech.

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