Saturday, July 30, 2011

The "Predator" work: Vinyl recast 1/6.

Another Sci-Fi saga I love. The creature designed by Stan Winston is one of the aliens with the most personality in modern science fiction. The figure is a recast vinyl kit that I made years ago for a commission diorama with a bunch of Predators. It´s an old mould based in the Predator 2 movie; I never knew the name of the brand that originally produced it but you still can find the recast kit in some online shops, I think it could be an SFX release. 
This was the central figure of the scene so I made some transformation to get a fierce pose by rising arms and head, and adding the skinned skull and the ritual machete. The Predator’s skin was entirely painted with airbrush and Tamiya paints, including the spotted zones. Everything else is hand painted with Vallejo acrylics.
Is healthy to feel like the prey from time to time...

Diego Quijano.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The "Winter Storch" work: Academy-Heller 1/72.

Another fast build, a winter scene with a tiny 1/72 Fi156 Storch. I used two kits to make this model, the Academy kit for the main work and the Heller kit to get the control surfaces, front piece of the nose and propeller; the skis are from scratch. Painted with Tamiya paints. The quick weathering effects were made with oil paints and colour pencils. Finally I applied a Tamiya Smoke shading to enforce the light effect. The satin-matt finish is done with Model Air satin varnish.

Diego Quijano.