So did a trawl of the internet and found some amazing builds out there. Someone on the RPF forum is doing a fully accurate and lit version (you can find his build here) and using tiny surface mount LEDs to provide the floodlights. Pretty sure I’m not going to attempt that, looks like a nightmare!
Just picked up the new Star Trek magazine, first issue, which comes with a model of the Enterprise D and must say very impressed with it. The first issue is £1.99 which makes it a bit of a bargain. Future issues will be more (it lists £5.99 for the second one which is the Refit Enterprise) but looks like the normal price is £9.99 which is way too much for a toy.
It comes in a fair stout box with the compulsory clear packaging.
Well I’m going to call this complete just for the time being, as bit burnt out on these and want to move onto something else for now. The figures I’m happy with on the whole but the base could do with some more work to busy up the ground area.
Iron Man is wired in and there is a blue LED under Thor’s hammer. I have left the clear parts unpainted to better show the lighting, but it might need a little bit of blue just to show it up better.
The back wall was done with wallpaper meant for dollhouses (it is 1:12 scale rather than 1:9 but looks close enough) and the posters were downloaded and printed out. Went for some rival Marvel productions as well as some Stark posters. Was going for an alleyway look, which could do with some graffiti perhaps and maybe some drainpipes for the wall. The ground is currently bare and in time could do with some rubbish, detritus etc.
But for now it’s going to remain as it is. And I will come back to it at a later date.
Better pictures coming soon but for now here is a quick phone snap.
Been a good while since this got updated, so time to try and finish him off. Not too much to do, so some silver bits and pieces added where required and the shield got painted up (freehand). I decided to ink in the recessed lines to bring out the details on it. Just need to finish off the eyes (my most feared part of any figure after flesh tones) and add the decals to the mask.
Well this seems to be the build that feels like I’m never going to get done as there always seems to be things I forgotten about. More on that below.
Anyway, finally got around to getting the top half of Iron Man painted and spent a little time painting in the silver and gold parts. If you’ve seen previous posts you may recall that I didn’t really like the gold colour that I used, so I’ve overpainted it with a different one which is less brassy. Tones it down a bit.