Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tamiya´s 1/32 Spitfire Mk IXc Merlin 60 series engine (part 3)

Stage 3: Main weathering.




Stage 4: Pipes, lines, wires... there are still a lot more to add but the engine must be fixed into the cradle first.



Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tamiya´s 1/32 Spitfire Mk IXc Merlin 60 series engine (part 2)

Stage 2: Painting. Next thing will be to to apply some weathering and attach a whole lot of pipes and lines.



Friday, July 15, 2016

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AIRCRAFT Modelling Techniques VOL. 4: WEATHERING



Volume 4 of the Encyclopedia of Aircraft. This volume covers in depth through its 160 pages and more than 700 pictures everything what an aircraft modeller needs to know about Weathering:
  • Preparation of surfaces before weathering.
  • Chipping.
  • Filters.
  • Dirt, grime and worn paint
  • Panel lines and washes of all kind
  • Streakings
  • Spill stains
  • Exhaust stains
  • Graphite effects
  • Pigments
  • Effects with color pencils
  • Extreme weathering and fading
  • Subscription also available
It is available in English, Spanish and French. You can get the volumes individualy or you can purchase the whole 5 volumes, and get a free extra 42 pages volume: 
Encyclopedia of Aricraft-AMMO by Mig Jimenez








Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tamiya´s 1/32 Spitfire Mk IXc Merlin 60 series engine (part 1)

One of my ongoing projects. Tamiya´s 1/32 Spitfire Mk IXc. I want to build it with the Merlin engine quite detailed. This is the first stage of the detailing. I have added some details of the surface elements as well as the couplings for the pipes and wires that will be attached after the painting.





Tuesday, March 8, 2016

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AIRCRAFT Modelling Techniques VOL. 3: PAINTING


Volume 3 of the Encyclopedia of Aircraft. This third volume covers in depth through its 200 pages and more than 900 pictures the following subjects:
  • Preparation and priming of all kind of surfaces before paint.
  • Pre-shading for highlight panels and surfaces.
  • All kind of camouflages, including base coats, monotone camouflages, chipped camouflages and the most complex multi-tone camouflages schemes.
  • Airbrush highlights and fading.
  • How to paint wood parts of all kind.
  • Insignias, numerals and stencils.
  • Shadings with inks
It is available in English, Spanish and French. You can get the volumes individualy or you can purchase the whole 5 volumes, and get a free extra 42 pages volume: 
Encyclopedia of Aricraft-AMMO by Mig Jimenez
 








ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AIRCRAFT Modelling Techniques VOL. 2: INTERIORS & ASSEMBLY



Hi People, here is a review of Vol. 2 of the Encyclopedia of Aircraft.
This second volume is longer than the vol. 1. It covers in depth through its 160 pages the following subjects:
  • Assembly, preparation and painting of undercarriage, including wheels, wheel wells and landing gear. From basic assembly to the most advanced detailing, assembly of plastic, metal and resin pieces, scratch-building, basic and advanced painting.
  • Detailing and painting of interiors of any aircraft: open panels, avionics systems, aftermarket sets and
    scratch-building.
  • Engine detailing, radial engines, linear engines and turbines, including engine construction, scratch-building, construction and painting of engine details.
  • Exterior assembly and detailing of every zone of the models, masking of interior zones, puttying, sanding and polishing, correction of incorrect parts, scribing panel lines, riveting, stressed metal, detailing, navigation lights, and much more.

It is available in English, Spanish and French. You can get the volumes individualy or you can purchase the whole 5 volumes, and get a free extra 42 pages volume:
Encyclopedia of Aricraft-AMMO by Mig Jimenez 










Friday, January 29, 2016

Update for the "Ferrari Mad Max" work.

I made an update of this work for the "Desert" issue of the Weathering Magazine. I repainted the whole base, which had a rather simple look, using Nature effects from AMMO weathering products as well as pigments. I also added some desert vegetation, also from AMMO. And a couple of yellow lines in the road, I like that touch. I want to add a few complements to the base, as a road sign of some kind and other stuff to make it more interesting. I´ll do it when I have some time but for now it looks nice enough.


I also updated the car with finer weathering effects to improve the look. First of all I added some splashes of dry mud in the lower chassis and behind the wheels.

I also added more mud and dust dirt to the wheels as well as oil stains.

Some rainmarks where applied to the sides of the vehicle.

And finally I added dust accumulations in some horizontal zones using pigments.





The final look with the new base and the improved weathering is much better than before, don´t you think?