Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Jungle House Completed

 Following on from the 'Jungle House W.I.P.' I am delighted to present the finished abode as my entry in Dave Stone's, 'Summer of Scenery Challenge'.  This is a 'Sarissa Precision' kit and having completed the build in the previous post all that was left to do was to paint and detail it.
I tried to keep this as straightforward as I could and dry brushed colour on to the woodwork in a succession of lighter tones; for the record Vallejo U.S. Olive Drab, Khaki and Stone Grey.  The vines were picked out in a variety of green and then had some fine turf sprinkled along them.
 I was a little nervous about dry brushing the delicate feathers and so started by making a series of passes with the airbrush and then picked out the batons and ropes followed by more fine turf and leaf litter to try and convey the feeling that it had been there for some time.
 Some subtle wash colour under the eaves, a few leafy tufts and more leaf litter and we were there, completed!  Sarissa really do make some lovely little kits and because of their study construction are fun to enhance and personalise.
A big thank you to Dave for giving me the inspiration to get some terrain done this summer, perhaps not what I had originally envisaged but nonetheless a rather fun diversion and a couple of new tricks learnt along the way.  All that was left to do was to get some of the other toys out for a quick photo-shoot!

63 comments:

  1. Masterclass Michael, great job with the painting and I love the effect with the roof.

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    1. Thank you Pat, I have to say that the painting was relatively straightforward bit chuffed with the outcome.

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  2. Such beautiful and careful work. Looks so cool !

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    1. Thank you Matt, so pleased with how it turned out and really enjoyed the photographs at the end.

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  3. Excellent entry Michael, all the extra work shows and has taken a good model to exceptional

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    1. Thank you so much Dave and thanks again for setting up the challenge.

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  4. Excellent work. Hope the bird is well??

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    1. Thank you Greg, not sure about the bird? Best not to think about it.

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  5. Neat work and the feathers were a great idea that worked perfectly.

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    1. Thank you Graham, really pleased with the feathers, just wish I could remember where I had seen it first so that I could give them credit.🤔

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  6. That's come up a treat, especially the feathers and the mossy undergrowth. Very reminiscent of the Airfix outpost.

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    1. Thank you so much Barks and I had forgotten about the outbox. I didn't have one myself, but just seeing the box art brought back a wave of nostalgia.

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  7. Another home run Michael! I will have to take note of the use of feathers for the fronds..having a couple birds as pets. They are forever leavng feathers about....they may have found a new use!

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    1. Thank you Terry, will definitely try using them again and might be a bit more creative in the preparation next time.

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  8. Flippin heck mate, that turned out so good. Love how your vines look so convincing. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you so much Dai, really appreciated. The vines really are straightforward with the eyelash yarn. Just lashings of PVA and then teased out.

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  9. Very nicely done, Michael!

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  10. Stunning stuff, Michael, simply stunning :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon, great little kit to work on to begin with.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Mouse, so pleased with how it looked with the other terrain pieces.

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  12. Wonderful work, Michael. The extra efforts with the roof really paid off!

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    1. Thank you so much, it has been a good summer from the point of view of just taking my time and figuring things out.

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  13. Looks great and like everyone has already said, the roof is especially good.

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    1. Thank you so much Lee, I couldn't be happier with the roof, although it was a steep learning curve.

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  14. Splendid looking jungle house,lovely finish!
    Best Iain

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  15. You've knocked that one right out of the ballpark Michael, fantastic work :)

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    1. Thank you so much Frank, was so pleased with how it turned out in the end.

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  16. Another impressive terrain piece, Michael!

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  17. What a wonderful work again. I see the movie set in front of my eyes :)

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  18. Stunning job as ever.
    I hope you are proud of the last couple of photos - they are professional publication quality. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Mike, that's very kind. Not sure about professional publication quality though, I can see the stair bannister in the background.🤣

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  19. The finished piece did not disappoint; a wonderful rendition of a failry simple model brought to life.

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    1. Thank you Joe, I think the strength of the kit is its simplicity making in really versatile.

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  20. Thanks for sharing the Vallejo colors you used to create the effect on this building. It's little things like this that's so useful to painters like me :)

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  21. Wonderful work as always Michael.

    Cheers Roger.

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  22. Absolutely a masterclass Michael! There really isn't anything else one can say lol! Great stuff as always 😀

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  23. Wonderful work Michael - I love it. Now you need to do a dilapidated French colonial mansion like the one cut from Apocalypse Now.

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    1. Thank you so much Curt, now funnily enough I was thinking along the same lines.

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  24. Looks truly great!Very nice setup and excellent paintjob

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  25. The building looks incredibly convincing, especially the roof, thanks for showing the process.

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    1. You are more than welcome, great fun to do.

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