Friday, January 15, 2016

1:12th Scale Airfix Bengal Lancer- WIP +1

Finished the horse - minus the straps. After a basecoat of sprayed on brown, I dry-brushed the higher areas, and also painted the saddle and harness finished with a wash.
It actually looks pretty good to the naked eye, and I'm happy I didn't have to use an airbrush. Although some folks have great results with airbrushing, I just don't have the experience with it. I'm much more comfortable with a paint brush and canned spray paint.
The base was sprayed with a dark green and also given dry-brush highlights. Hope to start on the Lancer himself tomorrow.

15 comments:

  1. Airfix - back to childhood :-) very nice project!!!

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  2. Thank you all very much for the kind words and encouragement! Hope to have the rider started soon. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses! My issue with airbrushes was always the Amount of cleaning needed. Life is too short!

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    1. Thanks, LH! Yes, as I was reading the instructions - it was evident the cleaning was way too tedious, and if not done properly, would likely impact future use. I'm just as happy to use spray paint in close-enough colors :) Warm Regards, Dean

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  4. Lovely... so full of life! :) Cheers!

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  5. Oh yes, this is going to be good! I am really looking forward to seeing how this project develops Dean. I have one of these stored (in bits!) from an attempt in my teenage years to make it. I loved it at the time and can only wonder what I could do with it now. I shall follow with great interest!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Thanks, Jason - hope you put yours together and paint it up too! Best, Dean

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  6. Pretty.
    I looked at the first...
    the shadow effect than like four ear

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  7. Nice looking horse Dean. Can't wait to see the rider!

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  8. Appreciate the visit and kind interest. Warm Regards, Dean

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