|Sadly, not my model.|
|A nice little model of the Yamato, only 5 inches long? And only|
$10? I must own you.
|You have to admit, that is efficient!|
|My intent was always to paint it, but you can settle for not|
painting it. If so inclined.
|*sigh* I really hate assembling models after I've painted them.|
For the next phase, and the reason for the gloss coat, I planned on doing a pin wash for the panel lines. Since this was a first for me, it required some sagely advice from my buddy John over at 40k Hobby Blog. Although I did not heed his advice to use enamels instead of oils (because I did not feel like ordering and waiting for enamels to arrive), I tackled this step with a bit of confidence. That was till I started putting those first few pin washes on: Watching all my hard/careful work get messy, praying that it will come off like they say its supposed to, praying that you got a good gloss coat on, etc:
|Ok, I got a little to messy with the pin wash.|
|Hmm, I think I've done pretty well.. A couple of warts though.|
It was a really fun little projected and a nice diversion. Overall, I happy with the quality vs time I spent on the model, for once. Of course, that is mainly due to being able to use the airbrush almost exclusively. It was also a nice exercise for improving my airbrush skills and also served as my first foray with pin washes. Much like the chipping I did with my vehicular combat car, I will approach this task next time with much more confidence.
Down the road, I will have a second go of this model. I ended up damaging the superstructure on my first build of this. I tried to roll with it but eventually conceded to ordering a second kit just for the superstructure (the kit only costs $10). So what is one to do with a second kit, with a damaged superstructure? A battle damaged Yamato! Eventually... I might even have a few more models from this collection. Maybe.
Lastly, I found the transformation process extremely rewarding:
|Not a bad little model straight out of the box, but a|
little toy-ish to me.
|It may not be "great" but I'm pretty proud of this.|
Greys: RMS Stormy Grey (Shade), RMS Cloudy Grey (Base), RMS Misty Grey (Highlight)
Reds: RMS Bloodstain Red (Shade), RMS Clotted Red (Base), RMS Carnage Red (Highlight)
Brown (Decking): RMS Leather Brown
Pin Wash: Burnt Umber oil, with a little Black oil mixed in
Now, back to some Tail Feather models before my daughter finds out I have not been working on them. Shhh.