Sunday, May 1, 2011

Starcraft Academy 1/30 diorama ver DC23


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I have finally completed my Starcraft diorama last night. I have finished painting the 1/30 Zerg Hydralisk more than a month ago and the Terran Marine has been sitting unpainted since then. The Terran Marine kit is basically my first fully hand painted kit so far.

I primed the kit with my usual industrial grade primer ( Bosny grey primer ) and let it cure for a day. I then hand painted the kit with all sorts of Vallejo paints, washes, pigments and 3 kinds of Vallejo varnishes. I enjoyed hand painting this so much, I need to look for more Sci Fi figures to paint. I am thinking Warhammer and should get a set sometime soon. 

The Vallejo paints are a delight to use except for the Vallejo washes. The washes being water base is impossible to clean up without harming the Vallejo undercoat. Although I was lazy to mix some enamels for washes as it always ruins my brushes. So I had to settle for the pool marks of the Vallejo washes.

The 3 varnishes are nice, notice that the body of the zerg and the face of the Terran are matte, the Terran body armor are satin and selected parts of the Zerg are super glossy. All the varnishes are also hand painted and it worked like a charm.

Now here are some photos of my 1/30 Terran Marine over a Zerg Hydralisk diorama...



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Thanks a ton for dropping by! Til' next finished project! :)


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