The 9th IPMS Philippines Bert Anido National Scale Model Competition: Photos

Here are some photos of the recently concluded IPMS Philippines Nationals. Took some shots of model kits that caught my attention. Again it was very humbling and inspiring to see all those works in one roof! Well done IPMS Philippines for another successful event!

More photos here. :D


Kotobukiya Type38-1 Ryurai-Kai

Finished this kit 2 weeks ago. Its out of the box, I only changed the color of the cannons to dark gray to it just a bit of contrast from the mech. Slightly weathered as requested by the client. Did some dot filtering on the armor and drybrush to simulate scratches. Dusting on the feet and legs were achieved using powder pigments and oils. Custom "warning" decals were also applied.

Gallery at Mechaion Designs


Trumpeter 1/35 M1134 Stryker ATGM WIP: Weathering Pt. 2

Here's the final result after all the weathering applied. Since its a modern AFV, I tried to restrict myself from weathering it too much like my previous WWII armor kits. I didnt apply chippings, too much paint fading. All I did after the filter is a bit of dusting; but instead of using pigments like I used to, I resorted using acrylics (airbrushed). A thing I learned from western armor modelers. Just a final flat coat and its all done.


Trumpeter 1/35 M1134 Stryker ATGM WIP: Paint & Weathering

Here's a step by step process on how I usually paint armor kts. First is I apply a primer then paint some areas black usually the panels and edges (photo above).

Next is the application of base coat (which is dark green for this project). Then post-shaded to show shadows on some areas.

After that, I mix my base color usually with white (and yellow) and sprayed on the center of some panels as highlights. This also helps to blend the colors and add an extra depth to the kit.

A coat of gloss clear paint is applied followed by a dark brown (enamel) pin wash. Decals are also applied in this stage.

Optional: Application of filter, this time I only use what most armor modelers call "Dot Filtering". A filter is technically a complement, it also helps to break the monotony of single colored subjects.

Here's the results. Notice the discoloration of some panels.


Trumpeter 1/35 M1134 Stryker ATGM WIP: Dryfit

Assembly done and ready for painting. The building went smooth, except for a PE part which I mishandled leaving me no choice but to use the plastic counterpart. Another thing I really like about this kit is that it comes with paper cutouts of ration boxes, really had fun making them.

Some close up shots of the ration boxes and equipments.


Trumpeter 1/35 M1134 Stryker ATGM WIP: Assembly

Been waiting to get out of mecha and sci-fi builds. Good thing the 9th IPMS Philippines Nationals is coming up, letting me build another armor kit. This is my first time doing a modern AFV, Im used to doing WWII armors with heavy weathering. So this will be quite interesting; at least for me.

Brought this to work and started the assembly. No fitting issues so far and great details (which include PE parts) as expected from Trumpeter kits. Hopefully I can manage to finish this build in 2 weeks.