Are the smaller panels in these areas a lighter neutral or are they greens? Note the presence of the detail to the upper starboard side of the neck on the bulkhead. Here is a look at before and after photographs compared to the illustrated look you find on the packaging. This part was actually a lot more fun, as it was a lot easier, less time consuming and really started to flesh out the final look of the ship! It requires tremendous patience and even more masking tape. . The dark blue I had mentioned on the neck in the Apogee pics looks more neutral now. It does seem to have some distinctive similatiries that lead us to believe they might be one in the same.
Since there was also a lighter colour of pink to spray on, the same was done for it as was done for the green for various panels. It was shot using a 300mm lens from about 25 feet away, making the photos appear mostly orthographic so as to best show off the paint work in a blueprint-like format. To be notified of any new products or offers in this category, please sign up to the Wonderland Models. It has been determined that this dark neutral was used everywhere I had perceived as the dark blue in the Apogee pics. All the paint was applied with an airbrush, done by decanting the paint from the rattle cans into cups, mixed to match the colour chips Jamie provided me with and sprayed onto the primed surfaces. The nice thing about using primers is that it dries quickly, is less likely to react with the paints underneath and provides a nice silky matte finish.
A few of the overall views were relatively balanced. We begin accepting pre- orders when the kits have a firm release date typically 30-90 days prior to the kits actual release. These were people making a film on a budget and deadline. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. It also looks like a fine kit. Tone it down with gray to taste. It is tough to detect if one notable detail is missing on the port side of the neck, but more on that later.
Note in the close-up neck comparison above that there is no trace of the part in the later photo. Be sure to note the details on the sides of the neck. Another significant part of the sheet are window frames for the battle head. Next we have a couple images of the ship in its delivered form… well, almost as one small detail did change on the neck between this and the photo set taken at Apogee. With the three layers of green out of the way, it was time to start laying down the other colours. It should arrive there before the end of the month and reach retailers the first week of November.
We also stock a large range of modelling tools, paints, airbrushes and compressors. It includes a figure with an impact wrench. It is a hard color to describe. I was first going to have him target the range shown on the left, but in the end we decided to use something closer lightened tones of the swatch on the right. So we have to ignore or at least downplay those colors.
Items with future availability may be ordered in the shopping cart just like regular items and typically bill in Advance. If you want to know what my system was for correcting color balance in Adobe Photoshop let me know in the comments. Well, there are several factors at play here. I determined that the darkest neutral we see in the center of the nacelles may have been in the neighborhood. If you require more information on these products contact us here and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Did the color in the Andy Probert photo last to filming? They were replaced altogether, and the new ones were green. However, this one confuses us as to the true color used for that pesky neutral tone.
Also note that the entirety of the rear end has been overpainted for screen. Here is a sneak peek at our mockup for this uplifting release. Were the neutral tones repainted before filming? And as a special bonus, here is a look at the box faces for both the kit and the light kit! We also wanted to try to match the ominous look of the ship as seen in the film itself yet see all the details and retain proper colour balance. The first comes in November and the second comes in December. We also stock a wide range of modelling tools, paints, airbrushes and compressors. In those cases, there is no better answer than to scratch build replacements. Here are a few model paints I picked up to see if anything happened to match.
Some products that have been released may be out of stock. The kit will be injected in this color and it is close to the Blacktop color match. Jamie will work his Photoshop magic as required to perfect the shots as needed to make sure the model is accurately depicted. The arms of the lift are articulated and they can be set at any height. Also going back to the flyover view of the model supplied by Andy Probert… we see that the entirety of the back of the ship was a dark neutral. It seems that there are some spots of dark blue on the engineering housing and along the center of the neck.
The stock engine is a 454 cu. By the time you finish your trick-or-treat candy, the kit will be here. This procedure took me several days as the alkyd paint needed to be fully dry for 24 hrs or more before the next colour could be applied, and the masking alone took many hours. Pre-orders on the model have been great and we expect another sell out. The first shot of we see of the ship on screen was not the scene that was filmed first. In some cases they were replaced… or misplaced… or lost along the way. I noted that a noticeable detail may have been missing a couple steps back.
And that metallic orange… Model Master turn signal amber over white because it is translucent. This may have truly been the case before the bridge details were added, and further evidence shows most of the head was probably repainted. They are even too small to include on the decal sheet, but a touch of paint from a fine brush might be needed by purists that pay that close of attention. Sometimes it can look like a very gray pink or a desaturated reddish or purplish brown. There seems to more weathering streaks on the bottom that can be perceived on top. The lower flag was removed from both sides prior to filming. The green shades all show plenty of variation as if each shade was blended into the others, and in a few cases we pick up on darker green tones especially on the head and engineering area.