So I’ll have to admit, I have not accomplished a TON of work this week on the workbench. Life found a way to disrupt the routine I had going on, but that’s okay! I did finish a small project and try something new!
So here’s what I have on my workbench currently:
- My Cerulean Project
- Custom Hygogg
- Tyranid Hive Tyrant
- Dremel Zaku
I’ve always found joy in creating art with gunpla by adding texture and adding on other things to expand the size. One concept I’ve always wanted to try was subtracting to add texture. I decided to try it on a normal HG Zaku.
I did this by taking a Dremel with a round sanding tip and just creating craters and divets in the shield. It’s not perfect but it’s a start! I’m looking into ways of smoothing the inside of the craters because the tip I used left it a little rough.
I then would prime it, base coat it, and maybe use a contrast wash to fill in the craters?
So I’ve been slowly working on building a not-to-scale haro solar system! I currently have two done at the moment, Jupiter and Venus. Yes, I will add pluto.
This was not an easy paint job for me. I had a bit of a hard time finding decent reference photos of Venus without her gas clouds, sorry NASA you tried. I’m not skilled enough at the airbrush yet to get her soft tones. The difficult reference photos made it hard to map out her details.
I am proud of myself because I did not give up on it when I got frustrated with it. I simply put it aside and worked on it when I cooled down.
What did you work on lately? Drop a comment or a thought to let me know!
2 thoughts on “Work Bench Mondays: Trying new Things!”
I had a hard time completing the MG Exia I just finished. Hadn’t done a MG in a little while. And idk know if I was struggling with number of parts or life in general. But some nights it was all I could do to just cut out the parts for the step and call it a night. But I really enjoyed it as a snap build now that’s it’s done. Once I find the right water slides for it I’ll go further with it.
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Yeah, I’ve had similar experiences. Sometimes snapping something together can be super tedious.