Building Hobby Boss USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Day From Start to Finish
Hi, I’m QDC. What we are about to build today is Hobby Boss USS Arizona and this is in 1700 scale. The reason why I am building this kit is because of two things. At the time of this recording it is about to be December 07, 2015 and this marks the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in which Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and it started World War Two for the United States. This also gives me another opportunity to practice on making water for my final project, my final episode, of the Operation Overlord diorama. Let us start building this kit right now. Let us take a look inside this box. We have the base. The upper and lower parts of the.
Ship’s hull. Decal. The Bridge and the upper part of the bow. The turret and the boats. Paint guide and the instruction sheet. Ok, so we built the model kit and now it is time for me to show you what I think about this kit so far. Take a look. This is the completed model kit before painting and I am very impressed with the details of this small kit. This kit is in 1700 scale and I provided my hobby knife for you to see to give you a representation between how small this model ship is. It is very impressive to me. When I first built this kit, I thought that the details would be very block and unrealistic.
But it is not. I like the guns and I especially like the towers. They are very impressive, highly detailed. This kit is very nice and I highly recommend for all skill levels but when you build this kit, since there are a lot of small details, you are going to have to use a pair of tweezers to build this kit. If you do not like using tweezers this kit probably will not be for you. It is time for me to paint the model. It is time for me to paint the model, I already gave a my model a coat of black primer and now I am going to use my airbrush and paint the entire model with the main color. I am going to give my model a pin wash. What you see right here is a dilution of black.
Artist oil paint and mineral spirits and I am going to give the entire model a pin wash. I want to give the entire model some highlights. I am going to use my airbrush and tint the entire model with coat of light grey color. This is the completed model kit after painting and I like this kit. The paint job that I done is very good. The details of the model kit is very nice. I am impressed again with the high level of details of this small scale. It’s time for me to build the diorama. It is time for me to build the diorama. What you see right here is a foam board that I cut into an appropriate size. What I am going to do is I am going to paint this with the.
Color of the ocean. So here is the material for making the water. It is clear silicone caulking that I got from my local hardware store. It is nothing special. I am adding the water. It is time for me to make the waves. What I have in my hand is an ordinary plastic spoon and I am going to use it to make waves for the water. It is time for me to make the waves. When I was researching the battleship, I found a historical photograph of the ship going though the water. I noticed that the waves.
Does not start at the front of the boat but right over. Here is the picture of the historical photograph. Take a look. Using a toothpick that I have in my hand, I am going to start making the waves right around here. I am going to paint the waves. What I have in my hand is brush dipped in white paint then I carefully wiped off most of the paint off and left very little paint on the brush. I am going to dry brush the areas where the ship made waves. Ok, so we built the model kit. We painted it. We weathered it. And we even made a diorama.
Out of it to make it look like it is sailing in the deep blue sea. I am going to show you the entire model project from the beginning to the end. Take a look. This is the completed model project after doing everything and this is my favorite model project that I have done so far in my lifetime of building model kits. When I take a look at this diorama, I feel like I am seeing the real ship before it got sunk in 1941 on December 7. I do not know about you but as an American I always seen pictures of the Arizona sunk with all the turrets missing, the bridge and the two towers missing. The only thing I saw in terms of the ship was its former glory. This diorama has brought to me a sense of.
Building Italeri LCVP Boat Part 10 Finale of Operation Overlord
Hi, I’m QDC. What we’re about to build today is Italeri LCVP Higgins Boat and this is in 135 scale. This is my final installment of the Operation Overlord diorama part 10 and I am very excited about making this tutorial. Let’s start building this boat and finishing the diorama right now. Let us take a look inside this box. We have one plastic bag containing the sprues for the figures. The boat itself. Parts for the boat. String and decal and the instruction sheet. Alright, we built the model kit and not it is time for me to show you what I think about this kit so far. Take a look.
This is the completed model kit before painting and this is a pretty nice kit. When I think about good model kit, in my mind, I do not think about Italeri as being one of the better manufactures of better model kits. I think of Dragon and Tamiya.those types of companies. But this particular kit has given me a second thought about Italeri as a good model kit company. It’s highly detailed as you can see and one of the amazing things about this kit.what I like about it is it’s easy to build. There were not a lot of parts in the kit but when you put it together, it looks amazing. This is a very nice model kit and I recommend this kit for all skills including the beginner. If you are a beginner, this would be a very.
Nice and rewarding kit for you to build. It’s time for me to paint the model. It’s time for me to paint the model. I already gave a model a coat of black primer and now I’m going to use my airbrush and paint the main color. I’m going to give the entire model a pin wash. What I done was I coated the entire model with Future Floor Wax to give it protection and what you see right here is cup of black artist oil paint diluted in mineral spirits and what I’m doing to do is to give the entire model a pin wash. I’m going to give the model some grime effects. I’m going to tint the entire model with a.
Coat of light brown color. This is the completed model kit after painting and it is a very nice model kit. By painting the model, it reinforces the very nice, highly detailed kit that Italeri made. The figures are very nice as well. It’s time for me to finish up building Operation Overlord diorama. It’s time for me to make the water. What you see right here is the diorama that I made in previous episodes of Operation Overlord. Right now I’m going to use my clear caulking to make the water. I’m going to use a ordinary plastic spoon to spread the clear caulking around and also.
This spoon will also make the waves. I’m going to give the bottom of the boat a wet appearance. What I’m going to do is I’m going to use my airbrush and spray this area here with a coat of Future Floor Wax. I’m going to highlight the waves. What I have in my hand is a brush dipped in white paint and I took most of the paint off. What I’m going to do now is I’m going to dry brush the waves to give it some highlights. OK. So we build the model kit. We painted it. We weathered it and we finally finished up the diorama from all the previous tutorials that I made until now.it’s all wrapped up.
Into one. I am very excited to show you the completed model diorama from the begining to the end. Take a look. This is the completed diorama after completed everything for all those months. I feel that I have been transported back to 1944. I feel like I am there in 1944 and I took a picture of the DDay Invasion and this is how it looked like to me. I’m going to lower my camera and give you more of a three dimensional visual of what I see. It looks like I have been transported back 1944. I am actually there. It does look realistic to me. It looks like I am in a middle of a battle with explosions comming up where all the men are tense and about to run out.
Of the Higgins Boat. This diorama has taken me months to complete and it challenged me of all of my resources, my skills to make this diorama. You cannot rush a work of art. It took me a long time to build because it was a labor of love. That completes the model project. What you are about to see next is a tutorial slideshow of the entire diorama but before I go, as always, just because I put this tutorial of it doesn’t make me a model kit expert. I am not an expert. I am just a regular guy just like you. I hope this tutorial encourages you to build a model kit of your own. Either it’s a model tank, a model plane, or even an automobile. It doesn’t matter. In the end it’s all about.