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  • #2274

    James Hall
    Participant

    Have you tried just brush painting the rusty browns and oranges on? Soraya can be dominating, covering things on the scale of small cars a bit too easily. Just dry brushing on some rust, or brushing a bit on around the corners could work wonders 🙂

    #2275

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    I’ve actually tried that and you can see how that turned out on one of my earlier cars. More specifically, this one:

    I used the rust spray on this, but I sprayed it onto cardboard and painted it on.

    #2276

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    Here is another rust-less vehicle, hopefully the last one. More to come eventually.

    #2277

    James Hall
    Participant

    What is the size of the brushes you use? Because I get the feeling you need smaller brushes, and more controlled strokes to pull off the tight lines.

    #2280

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    I use these brushes: http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Model-Kits/Paint-Brushes/5-Piece-Hobby-Brush-Set/p/727

    But I don’t think that is the problem. The problem is my shaky hands and being one of the worst painters ever. In school, I always failed whenever I tried to paint. I am already aware that I am the worst on this site, but I’m like a sports team with 0 wins all season, I still try even if all hope has been lost.

    But it is the apocalypse, everything does not have to be perfect. I have painted stripes on a car before, and it is extremely hard to get them lined up properly in real life.

    #2281

    James Hall
    Participant

    It’s a tough one. I’ll never call anyone out on bad painting, because at the end of the day it’s better than No painting, and literally a toy car dropped on the table to be used as a game piece. Anything is better than zero effort, and hell, some of the stuff I painted when I first picked up a paint brush would make your eyes bleed (Got to love being 12).

    Maybe it’s worth looking at using transfers. You know, from airfix kits and things.

    Just keep doing what you’re doing man 😉

    #2282

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    I’ve looked into using transfers, but I really don’t have a use for them. Plus I like my lopsided painting, in my mind its like my crew just had a rough idea of what they wanted and they just painted on the car to make it look vaguely like what they wanted.

    #2283

    James Hall
    Participant

    Can’t argue with that ;-P

    #2291

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    I think it is time for an update. I just noticed that I have been apart of GasLands for a little over a year and to celebrate, I have a full group picture and another thing I whipped up for the occasion.

    As for the thing in the middle, it is to celebrate one year on GasLands. It is a water tower. I know this isn’t the right place to put it, but I don’t feel like making a terrain forum, so Im putting it here.


    (Sorry for the potato quality on this image)

    Now it is hard to see because of crappy lighting, but I have actually put some weathering onto the tower.

    #2299

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    I guess it’s about time for another post.

    Not much to say about this one.

    #2311

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    Time for an update. This one I teased back in September, but didn’t finish it until now.


    Plus a bonus before and after pic!

    #2333

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    Just a heads up to everyone, I’ll be taking a break on making cars for a while. Hopefully there will be more to come but only time will tell.

    #2350

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    So, I figured I should just show a picture that has all of my cars in a row with no distractions or things that are not supposed to be in the garage forum.

    #2531

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    It has been a little while, but I finally have something to share. Nothing too special, I have more on the way.

    #2807

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    Well, I figure I am long overdue for a new build. So, here you guys go. More to come soon-ish!

    #3082

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    Newest build, have a gander! The pictures make the car look black, but it is a Grape color.

    #3083

    Nathan
    Participant

    Hey Dixon,
    I just went through your whole catalogue and its awesome to see your progression! Your detailing and attention to points of interest on each model had developed in leaps and bounds.

    I really am inspired by your ability to signature each model, make it unique, y’know?
    The burnt out hotrod with rusted flames on the roof is a gem, and I’m really digging the chains holding the muscle coupe together.

    Solid work mate!

    #3092

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    Thanks Nathan! Y’know, when I started creating these cars almost 2 years ago, I had no prior experience of modeling.

    #3562

    cpl_dixon
    Participant

    Really hoping to get some new stuff up here soon. I have big projects in the works right now, but really have not had time nor drive to work on them.

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