New 1/56 Martian Tripod - Completed 14/8/16

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New 1/56 Martian Tripod - Completed 14/8/16

Post by Captain Darling » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:49 pm

Well here's a chance for you to make your mark on my model collection! As I said recently I'm trying to finish up some outstanding projects several of which relate to my VSF collection. Here's the first one almost sorted. I've had the parts for a second 1/56 Martian Tripod sitting on the workbench for ages well over the last couple of days I got them assembled! I'll paint this up in the same metallic finish as the other but my quandary is "What colour eye do I give it?" Do I stick with red (red planet) or make it Green (Little Green Men) or blue or...Let me know what you think!

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Re: New 1/56 Martian Tripod - What Colour Do You Think Its Eye Should Be?

Post by Dropbear » Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:24 pm

The one on the right has a better looking eye - is it possible to pick out the edges of the 'honey comb' on the eye with black and keep the rest of the eye red?

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Re: New 1/56 Martian Tripod - What Colour Do You Think Its Eye Should Be?

Post by Captain Darling » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:19 pm

Well the second Tripod is complete and the 'eye' colour is a luminous shiney green (Humbrol #50 Mist Green)

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I hope it came out okay...
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