Sunday 7 October 2012

Shoot First, Unmask Later II

Another week, another update to my  'Shoot First, Unmask Later' Diorama.  Apparently there are only 10 weeks to go until the entries in the Unofficial Diorama of Doom Need 2012 to be finished and photographed...

The centrepiece of my diorama is The Mystery Machine. The de-facto vehicular transportation of choice for Mystery Inc.

Iconic Styling

 My van is a resin casting from Armorcast (quite nice people, although American so we wont point out the missing 'U' in their company name!. They call this model ''Clue Contraption Hippie Van'.

Awww so cute!

Here we see The Mystery Machine in its pea-green base coat, with the windscreens suitably airbrushed. Masks have also been drawn, cut and applied, and the shiny 'globby' stuff is liquid mask ready for going back in front of the airbrush for its blue coat.

I'm happy with the green but the masking is worrying me.

Following that, a couple of coats of varnish and it will be ready for its home-made decals (water slide transfers) printed on paper from Antenocitis Workshop

Faithfully traced into a vector image from the top image.

In other news, I've managed to base coat the scooby gang skin, but not much more.

Anyway, I'm off to cover the van in blue... wish me luck!


  1. Looking really good so far!

    1. Thank you MrTeufal. Unfortunately the blue coat was a bit of a disaster!