Friday, February 7, 2014

The "War Machine" work: Eduard 1/48.

OK, almost a year after beginning this project, here are some photos of the finished Eduard´s Mig-21. Apart from the Eduard Brassin for the landing gear and wheel wells I also used the Aires detail set for the cockpit and the electronics boxes behind the cockpit. For the main control panel I used Eduard´s painted photoetched. The ejection seat is CMK´s and the pitot tube is from Master Model. Oh, and some scratch-work, you know...
I used Alclad "white aluminium" and Tamiya "Smoke" to paint and shade the different panels; and AMMO of Mig Jimenez products to make the weathering.
For the small diorama I used a Soviet Hex Airfield from Uschi Van Der Rosten, an Ural fuel tanker from Balaton Models, a soviet weapons loading cart by Aerobonus, photoetched wheel chocks from Brengun and a photoetched ladder from Eduard.

The heavy weathered fuselage gives to the aircraft the operational look I was looking for when I began this mass production war machine.
Here you have the link for this Mig-21 Chronicle

Hope you like it!

Diego Quijano.
















52 comments:

  1. A great Mig, i like nuance of metal color, very réalistic ;)

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    1. Thanks for your words Jean-Charles, really appreciated.

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  2. Very great & realistic looking! Could You tell us more how did You've achieved worn effect on insignia?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Edgaras,
      The chipping in the red numbers and stars are made with acrylic silver paint and a pointy brush, that simple. The stains and weathering are made with AMMO products.
      Thanks to you.

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  3. An amazing job as always with great details.Congratulations Diego.
    Ciao Luigi

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    1. Thanks a lot Luigi, happy you enjoyed it.

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  4. I have no words, amazing, beautiful, astonishing..
    congrats
    Fernando

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    1. Much appreciated, Fernando. Glad you have enjoyed the dirty Mig. :)

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  5. I love all your models, they are quite spectacular. I have been following this build from the beginning, I would check everyday to see if you had made any updates. I love the scratch built details and your technique is something I endeavour to copy. But I feel the weathering on the spine is a bit overdone. It is almost the same shade of metal as the exhaust.

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    1. Hi dpsunil,
      Yes, I also think the spine is too dark compared with the real thing, but I like that contrast. Just my twisted personal taste, no other reason. :)
      Thanks a lot for your words, I love this kind of feedback.

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    2. Any chance of you writing a how to article on weathering? I would like to copy your technique as I have no clue how to go about weathering and what weathering materials to use.

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    3. I´m working on it. I use enamel stuff for the weathering (oil paints and other specific weathering products), basically the same stuff used to weather the tanks.

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    4. Hurry up man, Im not going to paint my models till you post your article!!!

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  6. ¡¡Impresionante Diego!!
    Parece real, pero conociendo al autor, modelísticamente hablando porque en persona no he tenido el placer, no me extraña nada.

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    1. Muchas gracias Manuel,
      Pues sí, a ver si nos conocemos algún día.
      Un saludo.

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  7. This is an absolute gem... as always with your work.
    Could you please tell us more about those "ammo products"?
    I can't find them anywhere, is this modelling weathering products?

    Thanks in advance

    François Laloux
    Belgium

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    1. Hi François,
      Ammo products are the same weathering products designed by Mig Jimenez for AK interactive, just with a new label:
      http://www.migjimenez.com

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  8. You have really nailed this one and captured the finish superbly. I'm always in awe of what you produce and its something I aspire to. Keep them coming as your work is a joy to behold.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Rene. Those are really encouraging words. I´m really glad that you guys have enjoyed the model.
      I will keep modelling, you can be sure. ;)

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  9. Hi Diego,
    you MUST issue your book as soon as possible! The MiG-21 is simply a piece of art, and I can't wait to read more about how you reached that incredible weathered natural metal finish...

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    1. Thanks BerndE, I´m working on it. I hope it´s ready soon.
      Cheers

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  10. Hi! Greetings form Bosnia! I am following your work for over two years now... and every time just blown away with your work. Was waiting for this mig-21 and it looks just... unreal good! :) so so so perfect! one thing.. don't wanna sound rude, but I think that hinges on flaps are misplaced! I mean.. wrong side... upside down.. if you know what I mean...

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    1. Oops, blooper! :D
      I noticed that some days after shooting the photos. In fact is already fixed in the model but I have not taken new photos yet. I´m really lazy.
      Thanks a lot for your words and your sharp eye, Nenad!
      Cheers

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    2. I have just posted the photos with the correct hinges. :)

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    3. I just made one of these ( http://www.maketarskikutak.com/index.php/topic,17578.0.html ), was keep looking at your work and how you did some things.. and every time I look at it.. just blows me away. "when I grow up, gonna be like you"! :)
      p.s.
      hope it wasn't rude of me, mentioning that hinge...

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    4. Nice job there! I like the chipping and the streaks on the belly. The shark mouth looks really nice, I love that scheme. Well done.
      Please mention all the mistakes you see, it´s the only way to improve. :)

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  11. Diego - beautiful work as always! Your eye for detail is incredible.
    I wish I had your painting talent - that's for sure...!
    What's next up?

    Madhatter

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    1. Hi Madhatter,
      Now I´m painting an F-18 1/48, all grey so I´ll make some weathering on it to get some interest.
      Thanks for your words pal.

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  12. Another amazing job. You are born with unusual skills. Congratulations.

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    1. Thanx Armando, Not so unusual skills, I mainly use easy technics.
      Cheers

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  13. Outstanding job on this Mig !

    Cheers, Pierre.

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  14. Your immense talent is beyond words! If you ever publish books or DVDs on modelling techniques I'll be the first to buy. Any chance of tutorials on Youtube?

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    1. Thanks for your words pal. I´m putting together my latest models for a book. About the video tutorials I´m thinking about it, I just need some time. Thanks a lot for your interest, is very encouraging.

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  15. Awesome model built! Your attention to detail, scratchbuild skills and perfect painting are hard to follow. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks friend. I´m glad you like it.

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  16. Hi from sunny South Africa!
    Just gotta say how absolutely mind blowing your work on that Mig is.
    Your talent is extremely inspirational.
    Andrew

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    1. Yhanks a lot for your words Andrew. Nice to hear so many people enjoy this model.
      Cheers

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  17. The best mig -21 i have seen, masterpiece

    Cheers
    Eduardo

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  18. Dear Diego

    What primer did you use for the Alclad?

    Regards

    SFO

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    1. Hi Simon,
      I used Tamiya´s glossy black (acrylic)

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  19. Dear Diego
    I like your work. Which book is your work will be publish and release date?
    Regards
    Arthit

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    1. Hi Arthit,
      I hope it will be published before Christmas, thought there is no release date yet. I´ll announce it here as soon as I have the date, don´t worry. :)

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  20. Great model and a superb finish!

    Radleigh.

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  21. What a master piece!!! salute from a hard-core Mig-21 fan from China.

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    1. Thanks a lot Kim Wu!
      Cheers from Spain :)

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  22. Amazing work! Always a reference to my builds.

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