Saturday, August 13, 2011

The "Aggressor Viper" work: Tamiya 1/48.

An excellent Tamiya release. The only thing I don´t like is the mould line along the canopy pieces, I hate to polish transparent parts. I also used a hard to fix -as usual- Aires cockpit, the Voyager photoetched nozzle, the Tamiya detail set for the pitot probes and structure reinforce panels and the Afterburner Arctic Aggressor decal sheet.. The landing gear was detailed with wires and styrene pieces. Painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered with several layers of oil paints and graphite to get the different effects. The final touch was applied with Model Air satin varnish.
The beautiful "Blue Flanker" aggressor scheme is really eye-catching.

Diego Quijano.












15 comments:

  1. Nicely done but I think you should have done the moose too...

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  2. Yep, it would be a nice element for the base. Not a bad idea, ha, ha. Thank you pal. :)

    Q

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  3. Amazingly painted Viper.
    Great job mate!

    Best,
    Robert

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  4. Thanks Robert, glad you enjoyed it.

    Q

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  5. Great Model, i love the Weathering all this shades in the Colors of the Camouflage, very nice.

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  6. Thanks, Vlado.
    Yes, I also think that the weathering and the different tinges are the key to make the model not to look like plastic.

    Q

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  7. the moose would have made the whole thing interesting...

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  8. Hi Bob,
    The more I think about it the more I like the idea. I´m looking for a nice 1/48 donkey to make the transformation.
    Cheers.

    Q

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  9. Hello Diego and congratulations for your models, they´re really impressive!!!

    I would like to ask you a question regarding the painting. I saw that after you painted the kit, you used some type of wash to give its faded look.

    How did you do that? Is that the pin wash? I mean, it is not a wash with just one color, but more than one.

    Your help would be wonderful!!

    Thanks, and again, congratulations for your amazing job!!

    Wolney
    From Brazil

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    1. Hi Wolney,
      The model has several washes and other oil techniques depending on the zone. On the wings, for example, I applied very diluted washes with brown, ochre and black. I also used diluted ochre and brown to apply some filters on the central fuselage panels. ¿is that what you needed to know?

      Q

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  10. Hi Diego,

    you are THE master! We are all waiting for your book!
    Do you have any information when it will be available?


    Bernd

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    1. I decided to add a fifth model to the book instead of only four so the thing is delayed. I think that the Spanish edition will be ready in December as well as the English edition, I hope.
      Thanks for your interest BerndE.

      Q

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  11. Diego excellent work my friend
    do you remember which Tamiya colors did you use?

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    1. Hi Periklis,
      The light blue is a mix of 60 parts of X-2 white and only 1 part of XF-8 blue.
      The medium grey is a mix of 20% H325 and 80% H68 both of Gunze´s Hobby Color.
      The dark blue is a mix of 40% XF-8 Blue, 40% X-2 white and 20% XF-60 Dark Yellow.
      I also apllied a primer layer with X-2 white so the colors keep the luminosity.

      Thanks for your words friend :)

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