Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Scale models on Instagram - Incredible weathering by Eddie Putera

I don't know if any of you lot are on Instagram - certainly the model making community on Instagram is ridiculously tiny compared to say Youtube, Facebook, or even Pinterest. But there are one or two really impressive scale model Instagrammers, and today I found one post in particular which I just had to share.


It is by a Malaysian artist named Eddie Putera (his Instagram feed can be found here).

Weathered and rusted steel door - scale model
Impressive stuff indeed.

Weathered and rusted steel door - scale model
Construction.

Weathered and rusted steel door - scale model
Adding texture for the rust.

Weathered and rusted steel door - scale model
Colour modulation!

Weathered and rusted steel door - scale model
I love that green shade.

Weathered and rusted steel door - scale model
The finished result. Amazing tonal variation and realistic rust.


This weathered steel door is just sublime. The colour is great, the modulation is perfect, and the rust texture is spot on.

I saw it, I loved it, and I just had to share it.

If you're not checking out Instagram, it's worth a look every now and then. Jump in and search for interesting hashtags: I find the most commonly used one for my interests is #scalemodel, but others such as #diorama or #modeltank sometimes deliver. Just don't search for #model or you will be inundated with pouting lips selfies of every wannabee fashion model in the known universe. I wouldn't say Instagram is an essential reference for scale modellers, but it sometimes delivers a little nugget of gold like this. By the way, my Instagram account can be found here. I don't post regularly, but if I get a lot of upswing I might use it more.

Cheers,

Dave

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