Scale Modeling – Diorama

Thunderbirds Secret Base

Thunderbirds Secret Base

Update on the completion of my Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds Secret Base – TracyIsland Model Kit by IMAI: A way back in January of 2008 in my blog Surf – Design Planet Blurp No.13 I detailed the making of the above model’s Tracy Island. I just got around to paint finishing […]

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Star Wars – Battle of Hoth Diorama

Star Wars – Battle of Hoth Diorama

Yes! The fires are out in the Okanagan Valley – it’s a little cooler, we finally had a day of rain, and a beautiful evening …back to the arts! ****************** Star Wars “Battle of Hoth Diorama by AMT ERTL (Stock # 8743 copyright: 1995 Lucasfilm Ltd.) From the movie: Star […]

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Space 1999 Moon Base Diorama

Space 1999 Moon Base Diorama

SPACE:1999 – “Alpha Moonbase Model” by AMT – ERTL About the model:The model diorama consists of a smaller scaled overall moon base habitat, with a corner larger scaled detail of its command control and launch center facilities. (no actual model scales are given by the manufacturer)   Instruction Sheet Side […]

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A Little Castle – Part 4.

A Little Castle – Part 4.

Little Medieval Castle – Continuation from A Little Castle – Part 1.,2. & 3.: Well today was spent sitting quietly at my worktable, where I added a few more finishing details to this little castle mentioned in a couple recent blogs. I went yesterday for day surgery to remove and […]

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A Little Castle – Part 3.

A Little Castle – Part 3.

Little Medieval Castle continued – adding Peasant Market Stalls and Rooms: A few years ago my father-in-law gave me a full box of Balsa Wood strips that he found for a couple of dollars at a garage sale. Even though I don’t build wooden airplanes, these strips are very handy for […]

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A Little Castle – Part 2.

A Little Castle – Part 2.

Little Medieval Castle continued, – Finishing and Painting : After the medium Grey base coat was hand brushed over the complete model and dried (mentioned in Blurp No.30), I chose a limited acrylic color palette of Payne’s Grey, Burnt Umber, Taupe and White, along with some Acrylic Matte Medium. I […]

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A Little Castle – Part 1.

A Little Castle – Part 1.

Space to Create: It is great to have a room to work on my models and paintings once more (mentioned in Blurp No.30). It has taken a whole month, between looking after our two Lab puppies, to unpack my models, supplies and get them arranged …where I can find what […]

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Macross Dioramas

Macross Dioramas

A Sea Craft Landing Base by Bandai This is a large, and nicely detailed, Japanese Bandai model space vehicle that I have started to assemble. The model is an ocean/sea craft landing base with space ships or space vehicles. It comes with space vehicles labeled Otester 2 & 3, a […]

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Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds Secret Base

Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds Secret Base

My Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds Secret Base – Tracy Island Model Kit by IMAI Models …Calling International Rescue! This plastic model of Tracy Island is beautifully detailed. Also included are models of TB1, TB2, TB3, TB4, and TB5! The whole model is loaded with motorized gimmicks! Little palm trees fold down as TB2 […]

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Medieval Castles

Medieval Castles

Patience and Making Priority Time: Creating three dimensional art and modeling takes a lot of patience and time. I also try to write two or three blurps a month about my modeling efforts as they progress along. Even when working on several models at once, they do not come together […]

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