Saturday, October 9, 2021

Waterworld's Hellfire Gunboat

 A concept devised years ago, on the bench for over a year packed up and moved house twice now thanks to covid lockdown it's completed
I would hate to think of the cost of making this but conservative around $500+ in kits / parts and supplies needed.
Not being a full time model builder this presented new challenges like scratch building, resin casting and advanced weathering techniques so I had to learn on the run , the model had many revisions during construction , many many hours of staring at screens grabs trying to work it all out but I think I got there in the end !
*There are build logs in earlier posts on the blog just follow the older posts link 

Want more ? Love Waterworld ?
One thing I found was the lack of resources on this movie, there is very little on the web about the making of the movie, you honestly can't go past this channel on YouTube though check it out below


Reception around the web Facebook and Redditt has been great but nothing beats this

except this !

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Waterworld Hellfire Gunboat WIP 4

Full primer stage and test fitting of all parts

Pre shading and first base coat of Dulux Rust Effect it has a nice texture

This should be fun these chains are tiny and fiddly


Why the hell not !
 I will put the smokers mother ship name on the back of the barge
I may or may not go with the Trump flag on the truck I think it has the same dark whimsy as the use of the Exxon Valdez name . I am not a fan or even American just to make that clear lol

Having not ever done much rust I have now done lots rust , basically the whole boat is a rustbucket

Small deck items gathered and painted

Getting close now onto the base and the water effects ,after looking at many ideas I found a great method on youtube, if you follow what the guy says its basically foolproof

Very happy with this method

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Molding and Casting with Pinkysil and Easycast


Pelican case for Waterworld build , 2 smaller cases were glued end to end to make
 the long missle case

Mold container using small tupperware tub, job is suspended upside down

50/50 mix of Pinkysil A+B and poured 

De mould after 30 minutes silicon released cleanly

First cast using 50/50 mix of Easycast

Great success first go and it's perfect
I'm impressed with this product the resin was set in 15 minutes and all the
products are odourless