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ABOUT MY BLOG

ABOUT MY BLOG

A blog by Murray Elliot Breen, aka: surfthearts  “About my blog called “surf-the-arts” My former website http://www.surf-the-arts.com, before 2007, contained my art and paintings of Hawaii. I lived on Oahu from 1995 – 2007. It helped to spread my name, and sell paintings and prints etc..    ‘Lei Making’ Watercolor […]

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PART VII: CREATING ALIEN/ANCIENT/FANTASY ALPHABETS & SYMBOLS

PART VII: CREATING ALIEN/ANCIENT/FANTASY ALPHABETS & SYMBOLS

Tutorial by John Selvia (June 22, 2006): Tutorial PART VII CREATING ALIEN/ANCIENT/FANTASY ALPHABETS & SYMBOLS For the sci-fi modeler, graphic designer or the interface designer, coming up with convincing runes, letters, or other alien alphabet-type concepts may be challenging. I’ve been creating alien/fantasy/ancient alphabets for years, influenced by Japanese Kanji, […]

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PART VI: SCRATCHBUILDING & KITBASHING

PART VI: SCRATCHBUILDING & KITBASHING

Tutorial by John Selvia: Tutorial PART VI – BALANCE Whenever I work on a spaceship model, I view the hull as sort of a blank canvas – it’s the foundation for all the detail I’m going to put on it. The way I develop details for that ship is to […]

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PART V: SCRATCHBUILDING & KITBASHING

PART V: SCRATCHBUILDING & KITBASHING

Tutorial by John Selvia: Tutorial PART V A Detailed Subsection and How It’s Constructed *The Chopper came in real handy in creating this section of my model. The first photo shows the piece we are going to deconstruct (break down into pieces). Here is an exploded view rendering with all […]

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PART IV: SCRATCHBUILDING & KITBASHING

PART IV: SCRATCHBUILDING & KITBASHING

Tutorial by John Selvia: Tutorial PART IV Surface Detail Build-Up Okay, we have our aspirin bottle with a styrene sheet applied, we have spare model parts, and we have our styrene sheet strip cut to size with a Chopper or X-Acto knife. We’re ready to lay stuff down. You now […]

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PART II & III: SCRATCHBUILDING & KITBASHING

PART II & III: SCRATCHBUILDING & KITBASHING

Tutorial by John Selvia: Tutorial PART II A Backbone Using the manufactured cylindrical shapes (Aspirin and Vitamin bottles) to create a form requires a backbone. The bottles are centered on and attached to a piece of plastic pipe. You carefully need to drill centered holes in the caps and bottle […]

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PART I: SCRATCHBUILDING & KITBASHING

PART I: SCRATCHBUILDING & KITBASHING

NOTES #1: Comments on the following Tutorial “Scratchbuilding & Kitbashing” PART I to VII, compiled by Murray Elliot Breen aka surf-the-arts -artist, designer, scale model and diorama builder. A few years ago, around 2007, I came across a online website with excellent information on Scratch and Kit Building.  The link was […]

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BUILDING Ban Dai’s HUGE WHITE BASE SPACECRAFT

BUILDING Ban Dai’s HUGE WHITE BASE SPACECRAFT

BAN DAI GUNDAM COLLECTION WB WHITE BASE SCV-70 E.F.S.F. PEGASUS CLASS ASSAULT LANDING CRAFT #0116425 Length: 250.0m Width:108.0m Height 97.0m Weight: 68,000t Output: 550,000hp  Armaments: 580mm Doublebarreled Cannon, Doublebarreled Mega Particle Cannon x2, Stem Missile Launcher x24, Stern Missile Launcher x6, etc., Loading:MS x3.   I introduced this model in […]

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Scopedog Army Painting

Scopedog Army Painting

My Votoms Scopedog Army: In Surf – Design Planet Blurp No.36 I discussed Scopedogs in detail. When I had time, I assembled and primed quite a few of them in White ready for painting and detailing. I also previously mentioned these figures in Surf – Design Planet Blurp No.59. A […]

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Unique Architectural Scale Models

Unique Architectural Scale Models

Unique Model Dioramas: Eastern European countries produce some great models. I purchased some Zvezda Medieval Castle Models, parts and figures a few years ago. I assembled them last year, and I am hoping to schedule time to finish painting and detailing them soon. I have coated them in a dark-medium […]

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