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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #45 on: February 04, 2021, 11:46:47 AM »
Here's a good shot of a Captain Action model built and painted with enamels by Freddie Poe:



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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2021, 08:41:07 PM »
I had a monster model site up for many years (Bobby's Monster Models). I got back into building monster models in the mid 1990's and built them up til about 8 years back. I built/painted alot of them as an adult. I eventually shut my website down...if you walk away from HTML it gets hard to remember how to program (it's very tedious). I still have lots of monster kits that haven't been built, but I have no place to put them right now...maybe one day.

When I was a kid, I painted all of my monster models with enamels. So as an adult, I set out to do the same thing, recapturing those old times. In hindsight, I regret that I got so wrapped up in enamels though. I bought tons of them and they are the ONLY paints I used as an adult for plastic models. Why do I regret it? Because there's way more color variety in acrylic paints...so many more colors. Plus, acrylics aren't as toxic to breathe. I got so deep into enamels again, I don't think I would be able to do the acrylics though. It's a whole different medium. Acrylics dry way too fast for me. I don't like the way they dry brush. I find I can blend colors in dry-brushing better with enamels because of the oil in them, which of course leads to them taking way longer to dry, unfortunately. The ONLY thing I used acrylic for is washes and that's about it.

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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2021, 10:17:26 PM »
Those all look fantastic! Love the Frankenstein and all the lab equipment! What is that vampire in the coffin kit?
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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2021, 10:25:09 PM »
In hindsight, I regret that I got so wrapped up in enamels though. I bought tons of them and they are the ONLY paints I used as an adult for plastic models. Why do I regret it? Because there's way more color variety in acrylic paints...so many more colors.

The colour palate you employed on these kits doesn't look deficient to me in any way.

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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2021, 01:49:06 AM »
Those all look fantastic! Love the Frankenstein and all the lab equipment! What is that vampire in the coffin kit?

Thanks! The vampire is the Strange Change Vampire kit. I added rhinestones, LOL. I felt the coffin needed some bling!
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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2021, 01:54:19 AM »
The colour palate you employed on these kits doesn't look deficient to me in any way.

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Thank you, Hepcat. I am an artist (Technical Illustrator) for a living, so I am my own worst critic.
I did my best with Model Master enamels. Like I said, I own a ton of them, and I did alot of my own color mixing with them as well. I couldn't break the enamel habit. I'll tell you what though, I went through scads of brushes on each model. Enamel paints are hell on brushes, so I used cheap, inexpensive, nylon brushes from Michael's. When my dry-brushes would curl, I'd cut the ends off with scissors and just keep using them til they were trimmed down to nubs, LOL.

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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2021, 02:11:27 AM »
The vampire is the Strange Change Vampire kit.

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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2021, 09:00:33 AM »
Great looking Monster kits
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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2021, 10:15:18 AM »
Plus, acrylics aren't as toxic to breathe.

Lies! Enamels smell great.

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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2021, 10:19:04 AM »
Some of my enamel kits:


Did you build any more of the Hawk Frantics, Silly Surfers or Weird-Ohs? Any Revell "Big Daddy" Roth kits or Monogram Fred Flypogger kits?

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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #55 on: March 24, 2021, 03:36:57 PM »
Did you build any more of the Hawk Frantics, Silly Surfers or Weird-Ohs?

I bought ALL of the Frantic kits. I was a big Beatles/Stones fan when I was a kid. I think I started working on two more of them...got everything glued, sanded and primered....never painted or finished them.

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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #56 on: March 24, 2021, 09:16:43 PM »
Awesome job on everything, Rockshasa!

I haven't built a model in years, but there's a "new" Hunchback available:

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/155773

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Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2021, 12:32:06 AM »

. . but there's a "new" Hunchback available:


It's not "Artbox Edition", it's "Box Art Edition".  :laugh:  And it doesn't look like the box art! (The hair.)
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