Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Painting another 1/10 scale driver figure

I'm building my second RC buggy, the Tamiya Hornet. Why am I building that at the moment, I hear you ask, and breaking my own rule of not building two projects at once? Because I'm procrastinating over tackling all the fiddly, mind-numbingly intricate rigging and cutting out teeny tiny turnbuckles for the Wingnut Wings Fokker...

As part of the build, I've got another 1/10 scale driver figure to paint (previous Sand Scorcher driver is here). It's satisfying to paint these little guys, for two reasons:

  1. they're a lot larger than the 1/35 scale figures I usually paint
  2. it's weirdly satisfying to paint these well, even though it is usually barely visible inside the vehicle. I don't know why.

So I'm painting the Hornet driver's eyes, and dammit: one eye is perfect, and one eye looks like a randomly applied blob of paint. The eyes are always the hardest part of a face to paint, and I got it 50% spot on and 50% nope, not quite.

Tamiya Hornet driver figure
Hmmm, that eye on the right hand side of the photo is a bit sketchy...

Tamiya Hornet driver figure

Tamiya Hornet driver figure

Tamiya Hornet driver figure
Pictured: the good eye.

Tamiya Hornet driver figure

I'll see what I can do to fix this...



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