Saturday, April 30, 2011

How To Paint A Patina Finish

Hello all, hope the weekend is going well. Ever wonder how to paint on great patina, rust, or weathering effects on metal? Well, why paint it when you can actually get the effect with real metals and patina? I just finished experimenting with some great products from a company called Sculpt Nouveau and I decided that I would post some of my trials. The first video you will see is a copper dome that I am building for a diorama that I will be entering in the SMA Big Spring contest The effect turned out VERY nice and with minimal effort.  I highly recommend at least trying these products once, I think you'll love them.  ENJOY!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Detailing Terrain With Mosaic Tiles

Hi everyone,
     I just wanted to post a few quick pics of one of my recent terrain flooring projects.  I stumbled upon some of these mosaic tiles at Michaels and I figured that I'd give it a shot, and it turned out very well!  Have a look for yourself:

Of course, once the debris is added and the building is painted, I can see this looking very nice!  Let me know what you think!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Model Paint Storage Shelf Giveaway

     Well folks, I am proud to announce that we are giving away a shelving unit for the Scale Model Addict Big Spring Contest. To win one of these cool shelves, all you have to do is register for the contest and complete a mini by the required date. The staff at SMA will be picking the winner at random.
Good Luck!
     Big thanks for the interest in the shelves thus far! All orders have been filled and are in route. Orders from this point forward are subject to UP TO a 3 week lead time. A lot of work goes into manufacturing these things, so your patience will be greatly apreciated!

Enter the 2011 SMA BIG Spring Contest

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vallejo Reaper Acrylic Paint Shelf

Next up:  Stores 270 Vallejo or Reaper Dropper Bottle Paints.

All Shelves: 3-4 Week Lead Time.  Price $95.00 plus 18.00 insured shipping.  I will combine shipping if applicable for an additional 6.00 per shelf.

My 2011 SMA Big Spring Contest Entries

 First is a 1/72 scale B-17F Flying Fortress made by Academy. 
Next is a Warhammer 40k Whirlwind.  I will be blogging the completion of this model here on the site.  Look for progression pics soon!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Acrylic Paint Shelf

Hello all, was able to get a picture of the variety of the paints that will fit in the shelf.  Some people had asked if specific paints would fit, so I figured that I'd fill one up and snap a few pictures for demonstration purposes.  This also allowed me to calculate the total of each type of paint per shelf.  So, without further adieu:

Standing Up  = 120
Flat Stacked = 360
Single           = 84
Stacked       =168
NEW Citadel Bottles:
Single Only   = 96
Mig Filter/AKI and other
Single Only   = 78

Any other questions, just drop a comment or shoot me an email.

All Shelves: 3-4 Week Lead Time.  Price $95.00 plus 18.00 insured shipping.  I will combine shipping if applicable for an additional 6.00 per shelf.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Get TTG Bunker's Image Tag

     Hello everyone, today I thought that I'd take the time to allow my fellow bloggers to add me to their blog via an Image Tag.  Below, you will find the code required to display a backlink to my blog which can be copied and pasted into your blog widgets.  Please let me know that you are doing this, and I will do the same for you!  If you need help making an image tag, I will teach you how!
Let's all support each other to help benefit our community!

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Model Paint Storage Shelf Vallejo, GW, Mig, Testors, Model Master

     Hey everyone, I have been working diligently on a solution for paint storage since viewing Awesomepaintjob's youtube video. I myself have more paints than anyone I know, and my own stash was getting out of control. I have come up with a solution that will fit every paint I can think of EXCEPT Tamiya, which I will later design another shelf to accommodate this paint. I have thrown in some pics of the completed units and different methods of stacking that can be utilized with the shelving.
     Constructed entirely of acrylic, these shelves can hold a TON (60 per shelf if stacked as seen below) of paint depending on which method you use, and have an acrylic back sturdy enough to hang on a wall. I am trying to gauge an interest level here to see I anyone out there in the modeling community could benefit from this type of paint storage, because to be honest, I need to have a lot of interest to keep my costs down.
     If you are interested, please tell your friends and drop a comment in the box below so I can determine how many of the to begin mass producing.