Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The "Jedi Fighter" work: Fine molds 1/72.

This time, the monthly Sci-Fi work returns to Star Wars universe. The Fine Molds Jedi Fighter kit is excellent. Nicely detailed and very easy to assemble. In fact it was so quick and easy that I had to transform the pilot to get a little more fun. The chosen one was Master Kit Fisto, I love the look of this character. 
I used Vallejo Model Air colours for the main painting. The personalized scheme was made using masking tape, it probably reminds Fisto his water homeworld of Glee Anselm -he is a sentimental guy deep inside-. The weathering was made with oil paints and graphite.
May the force be with you...

Diego Quijano.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The "Priller´s Focke Wulf" work: Hasegawa 1/72.

Back in 72nd. This time a Fw 190 A5 flown by German ace Josef "Pips" Priller. Priller was assigned as Kommodore of JG 26 from January 1943 to January 1945. He achieved 101 victorys all of them on the Western Front. Because JG 26 was dispersed due to heavy Allied bombing just prior to D-Day, when the invasion came only Priller and his wingman where in a position to "defend" the beaches in his famous flight over the beach-head. Maybe some of you remember the scene on the film "The Longest Day" By Ken Annakin based on the book By Cornelius Ryan, both of them extremely recommended. 
I used the Hasegawa kit with some improvements in cockpit, exhaust and riveting. I used Gunze colours to paint the German camouflage RLM 70, 74, 75 and 76. The weathering was entirely done with oil paints except the stains from the exhaust nozzles where I used Mig´s pigments diluted with water.
A small bird to decorate some corner on our shelf.

Diego Quijano.