Earlier today, I received the following comment in my Dewoitine D.520 build thread over on the Scale Plastic & Rail Forums:
Wow! I’ve learned more about shading and weathering, reading this, than everything I’ve seen in my whole modeling experience. I am going to improve my models 100% by using these ideas.
Wow indeed! That’s exactly why I do this. There’s so much great stuff out there on this series of tubes that is the internet, that my tutorials and build logs are basically my way of giving back. The internet has elevated my builds far beyond where I ever thought I’d be…and if I can help spark that same inspiration in someone else, awesome!
Which is why it pains me to announce that the build logs will be going under the radar for awhile. My next two builds are a step outside my norm. They aren’t for me – they’re for other people. And I want to play them close to the vest so that I can give those people the first views of their completed aircraft all at once. And since I know for a fact that both of those people read this blog, well…
Now…I will still be writing the build logs. I’m just going to keep them unpublished until the time is right. Probably sometime in October and then in December, respectively.
In the meantime, there’s going to be plenty else going on here…
– Reviews. I have at least five upcoming reviews for Scale Plastic & Rail that I will also be linking to here, and probably more. Plus I might review a kit or two from the old stash.
– Techniques. I’m hoping to continue work on my tutorial slideshows. Look for more of those.
– The Epic Gloss Coat Showdown. A good gloss is like a good henchman – hard to find. I’m sick of it. So I’m going to get a whole bunch of them together and pit them all against each other. To quote a redneck from the great documentary “Hands on a Hard Body”, I guess we’ll just have to see what transgresses.
– The Second Annual Fall Giveaway. You will want to be around for this one. Last year the giveaways were a 1/32 Hasegawa P-47 and Bronco’s 1/35 Bishop SPG. So this isn’t like a free pair of tweezers or crappy 1/72 repop. Stay tuned for details, and the giveaway proper probably sometime in early-ish November.
So…that’s it for now. Apologies in advance for hiding the build logs for the time being. Hopefully the wait will be more than worth it.
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Ever think about video tutorials? You could have your own Youtube channel.
Yep, I’ve definitely considered it. The thing with video, though, is that it’s a massive effort to pull together. I’ve done plenty of video production in the past, and the shooting, editing, scripting, voiceover, animation for bumpers and title cards and so on…it just takes a lot of time. Still, I’d love to move in that direction for some things, like the shading or salting work I’ve been messing around with.
Doogs! I’ve got to agree with the comment that was posted above. Not that there is anything lacking in your abilities already, but the thing that most impresses me about your builds… is that point where you say “you know what, never tried this before but I’m going for it” So many times I’ll get to a crossroads in a build & play it safe 😦 Next time I’m looking at the signpost, I need to “just Doogs it”. Keep up the great work buddy!