Scratchbuild Scorpbiot   Leave a comment

Look closely and you can see parts of various cars, armored vehicles, 1/35 scale firearms, even a flashlight and Scratchbuilt Scorpbiot Indigenous Infiltration UnitScratchbuilt Scorpbiot Indigenous Infiltration UnitScratchbuilt Scorpbiot Indigenous Infiltration Unit
part of a toilet!

 

 

Scratchbuilt Scorpbiot Indigenous Infiltration Unit

Posted 2014/02/04 by 8arms in Science Fiction, Space

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Using Baking Powder to Speed Up Superglue Drying Time   Leave a comment

Here it is.

Posted 2014/02/04 by 8arms in Uncategorized

Painting: Outdoor Photo   2 comments

Getz sea rocks painting outside 01Here’s an outdoor pic of the painting that – because it didn’t require a flash – allows for more detail in the pic.  Click on the image at left, you’ll get a larger one that you should – if you click on it – be able to really zoom in on.  You can see all the brush strokes and etc.  The coloring is pretty good, but not 100% what it is in real life…

Posted 2011/01/30 by 8arms in Acrylic, painting

Painting: First in about 15 years…   4 comments

Here’s my first attempt at doing a landscape (well sea scape).  In the interest of full disclosure, I referenced an example from a Walter Foster instructional book my Grandmother left me called ‘The Sea in Action’.  I picked it because it reminds me of some coastline we visited in Portugal.

I added the gulls and, of course, a small fighter plane!  It’s either an F-22 or a Mustang…

It’s a present for my wife.  Her birthday’s not until Feb 1, but I was so excited I couldn’t stand it and gave it to her the next morning after I painted it.  She loved it.

Lots of fun – I forced myself to knock it out in a few hours one evening, which is a big step for me since I usually like to be so meticulous and detailed about everything.  ‘Loose’ is not a word often used to describe my style!

Posted 2011/01/29 by 8arms in Acrylic, painting, Sailing

Unearthed: Luftwaffe ‘Destroyer’ Me110 in 1/32 scale   Leave a comment

1/32 ME110 Destroyer model by Travis GetzThis model was done in the late 1990s.  The photo shows a temporary base (final base was made from one of those plastic banana holders).  I installed motors behind the props, navigation lights, instrument lights, fully detailed interior with pilots, and a sound module in the base that (still, after all these years) plays various aircraft diving and firing sounds.  Markings are my own design.  Weathering was really fun on this big kit.  The model was originally a night fighter variant, but I didn’t want to have the hassle of dealing with those delicate antennae on the nose, so I left them off.  When I moved from Florida back to North Carolina the model got overheated on it’s base and the wings drooped a bit – going from being slightly up-angled to being horizontal.  Bit of a disappointment for sure, but I figure when a plastic model’s nearly 15  years old and ‘mildly drooping wings’ are the biggest problem, you’re doing OK.

Posted 2010/11/15 by 8arms in Aviation, Unearthed, WWII

Unearthed: Lil’ Bitty Snow Speeders   Leave a comment

Snowspeeder models - really smallHere’s a trio of snow speeders I painted around 15 years ago in 1995.  I believe these came with some AMT/MPC Imperial AT-AT kits I had.

Diorama: Part 2 – Night time (same island)   Leave a comment

That diorama unveiled a couple of days ago has night lighting too thanks to light emitting diodes and fiber optic strands.  Yes, that is the Big and Little Dippers in the sky (bright star is Polaris).  Now I know that in the Southern Hemisphere, you’d be seeing the Southern Cross – but I wanted a constellation in my miniature sky that the kids could look outside and see for real (Sometimes I have to relax the ‘authenticity rules’ on personal projects).  Apologies for the blurry/grainy effect on the shots – hard to take good pics with such low light…