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Vancouver BC Canada


I love the studio pic Ramos. I really enjoy looking at other peoples work area's for some reason. I dunno why but I do.

Can't wait to see more goodness come out of this thread

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@Gits: Its not much, but I call it home

@Theo: Lights are good!! I actually need another one- I get in the way of the one I have too much xD

@FGM: Thanks!! Im the same way with workshop pics. Its a little glimpse into someones life. You can see bits and quirks of their personality come through.... In my case, its that I have very terrible taste in wallpaper!



Bit of a special project here, and one with a tight deadline.
This is a 1:24 scale model of Buff the Roadster from the anime "Riding Bean". It recently had a kickstarter for its remaster/bluray release, and the guy running it reached out to me after On The Lamb passed my name on to him (They do the casting for them, you see!)
This version of the car is planned to be a gift to the creator of the anime, so I want to really knock this one out of the park! And that deadline I mentioned? He's going to Japan to deliver it OCTOBER 18th!!!

Time to get cooking, eh?



A bit of cleanup is necessary, as this is cast from a 3d print! Fortunately the client saved me from the "Hell of Sanding" and bondo'd a good bit of the printlines out. Still a fair bit to smooth out and some holes to fill, but that'll work as a side project as I paint the piggies some more!

I've also been hired out to write up a "how-to" for painting up the smaller version (1:43) that some backers got as part of their reward. Those should be with me Saturday!

And lucky for me, I have the weekend off....

   
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The Great Marsh

I'm late praising your Infinity project but man does it look good!!

Pigs are excellent, I'm really excited to see Wehrkind's creation come to life . And looking forward to seeing what you do with the car, too!

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Affton, MO. USA

Man I loved watching Riding Bean when it came out. I'll have to watch it when it's rereleased. Do the wheels on it turn sideways?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Lakewood, Ohio

 Theophony wrote:
Man I loved watching Riding Bean when it came out. I'll have to watch it when it's rereleased. Do the wheels on it turn sideways?

Good news! The blu ray is available from AnimEigo (the company that did the remaster)

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Mostly, on my phone.

Oh, this is going to be something special...

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@RiTides: Wehr did a nice job with the Cyber Boar... Love them chunky legs!

@Theo: Hehe, Alf's got ya covered! YEah the bluray and dvds are currently available! I actually have the Bluray sitting on my desk- just need to rig up the PS3 to play it!
As far as the wheels turning sideways.... That'd be a neat little conversion, now, wouldnt it? If I wasnt pressed with time, I think I'd love to figure out a way to convert it up... Maybe even rig up some kind of cast that I could just duplicate over and over... Hmmmmm....

@Graven: Hehehe, thank you! I'm really aiming for special

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Buff is coming along... Mostly just filler and sanding!



I've never done this sort of body work before... My normal schtick is pretty much assemble, paint, boom!

After an initial filling with Squadron Green putty, making sure to hit any initial imperfections and ripples, I sanded the filled areas with 220 grit. A brief wash and it was on to primer layer #1

I then took liquid Greenstuff, brushing it semi-heavily over miscellaneous divots and surface imperfections. After that dried, it was back to the 220, then another wash in the sink to get the dust off. From here, it'll be on to anothe rcoat of primer, and hopefully very little extra sanding/filling!

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Affton, MO. USA

I hope those divots and imperfections weren't bullet holes and dents the car got in the movie .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Australia

Car work can be insanely fiddly. I have dabbled in real car spray painting and it can be an unbelievable pain in the proverbial with all the filling and blocking back and then making sure that after all the coats of paint some piece of lint doesn't end up settling onto the finished panel. Good luck with doing a tiny little one.....

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It'll be satisfying work once you are done. It just takes awhile to get there.

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Madison, WI

Very exciting project Ramos. You can do it!

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Agreed, very cool to watch. I keep dithering over starting on resin vehicles for BMG/DCU so this is going to be highly informative!

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Still alive- Sorry, guys. Got sick a couple days after that last post, and only now am I getting back to 100%!


Progress continues on the Pigs (and bull, but shhhhh)- Should start cooking on these pretty quick. Just gotta get going...







As far as Buff, the big one is currently on the FOURTH level of filler and sanding (this time, 400 grit wet sanding), and I think she's about ready for paint. One last coat of primer and we'll see where we are.
As the model is destined for a display piece, I bought a nice case for it and put a layer of pumice on the base plate. Should look like asphalt once I get a bit of paint on it.






The smaller ones I've got just about ready for paint as well. In addition to the tutorial, one of the things that I've been hired to do is come up with quick ways to add fun detail to the model. I've so far come up with two ideas: The first is the easiest, but takes a steady hand, deepening the panel lines with the tip of a round needle file.
The second is the one Ive had the most fun with (seriously, way too much fun). Rolling wheels!



A simple case of cutting some tube and drilling holes, but Ill be damned if it isnt fun to play with~!


   
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Affton, MO. USA

You shouldn’t talk about pigs and cooking in the same sentence unless bacon is involved and you have some for me.

Minotaur is looking good.

I’ve almost bought some privateer press stuff because of you , I don’t like the esthetics, but you do such a great job it makes me want to try.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Sterling, Virginia

Don't get too excited about PP stuff... most of the things Ramos is doing for RiTides are either heavy conversions or complete counts as models. Or both. I think he only has like 4 PP models in his army, maybe less.

The piggies and pig-bull are looking very good! I love the blond manes you do. Also, I am glad you are using the red on the little guys. I did some work for RiTides that has some Khador red plates (scavenged of course) and it will tie in really well there!


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Uhm... did I forget to put wires back onto the mecha claw on the big pig, or can I just not see them in the picture?

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@Theo: Oh sorry, its a B.Y.O.B. party in this thread... You gotta Bring Your Own Bacon!

Also, yeah, like wehr says- most of these guys aren't PP minis- RiTides has a complex that prevents him from using stock minis
The only PP ones here are the small guys!


@Wehr: I dunno- Here's a closeup of the arm...









Got the (hopefully) last layer of primer on Big Buff- Looking pretty smooth!


   
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Sterling, Virginia

Oh damnit. Yea, there are supposed to be two wires that go from those holes and wrap around to the back of the claw. I either forgot to replace them when did some work on the scar tissue around the wrist/elbow area, or they broke off in transport somewhere. I had a devil of a time with some of the cables even when they were just on my desk, so there's probably tiny copper wires floating around somewhere between VA and the midwest.


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So things have been pretty hectic around here getting big Buff finished and ready to ship out-

From the gray primer, I preshaded everything with black from my airbrush. Panel lines, etc.



The red I used was Army Painter Dragon Red, which is a bit of a pain in the ass to spray- Very translucent and liked to clog in my airbrush, though maybe that was just the old pot of paint. In any case, it was a slow build up of color...





After painting in quick details, I hit everything with a gloss varnish. However, this wasnt my normal Enamel. Instead I decided on lacquer.
The differences arent super clear to me (im not a chemist, after all), but I think the primary difference is ease of application and durability. The lacquer is easier to apply, as there are no worrying about recoat times- enamels can peel away from each other if you spray them outside of the "recoat time"- generally something like within 1 hour or after 24. However, this comes at the expense of some durability. i think the lacquer is softer,




The comparative softness of the lacquer is a bit of a blessing though, as it lets me polish it easier. I dont really know if it did all that much, but I used NOVUS polish after letting the lacquer dry fully. Buffing and polishing by hand.







And at last, Final pictures of Buff!
This thing is the glossiest thing I've ever painted.... I mean DANG!













The windows took me the longest time to figure out. I jsut couldn't decide whether to airbrush them with a shine or paint them as a big lens.... Ultimately I ended up going in a more cel-shaded direction. A little unrealistic, but in some weird way its almost fitting....


Anyways, This project had a hard timeline to it, which is why it jumped the piggies, but those are next up! Back soon with images of them

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Looks great . I think the cell painting of the windows was exactly what it needed, give it the cartoon style look.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Magnificent, and I'm stealing the window idea.

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
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Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot." Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."
Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven. :-)

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Madison, WI

That's really good Ramos. So different than your usual... which is excellent. Shows your creativity and flexibility. Well done.

   
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Reedsburg, WI

Ohhh Shiny

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Very nice job on the car. Liking the windows (didn't notice at first, thought it was real).


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