View Full Version : Pegasus Vermithrax Pejorative-COMPLETED!
06-20-2012, 05:41 PM
After getting my new desk set up I pulled out the excellent Vermithrax Pejorative kit from Pegasus. A most excellent kit most are familiar with, judging by how many people at this years Wonderfest were carrying one around. We all know that this is a nice heavy vinyl kit with excellent detail. It also includes a few plastic parts. These being the name placard and spear.
I had thought about lighting this kit but decided to just do a nice OOTB build. I may do another lighted version later, maybe for next years Wonderfest.
One of the first things that many have noticed is the shaft of the spear is a bit wavy. Molding a long thin handle like that in styrene/ABS just doesn't work to well. I decided that I would cut the handle of the spear off and replace it with brass rod.
Here is the kit part.
And here is the new spear. The tip was drilled out with a pin vise and the rod superglued in place. Much straighter than the kit part.
Galen's hand was drilled thru and the new spear slid into place. Looks much better.
Most of the seam filling is done. I'll shoot some primer tomorrow.
06-21-2012, 01:30 PM
Totally awesome kit! Lookin forward to your progress
06-22-2012, 07:11 PM
Got the first coat of primer on her tonight. Looking pretty good so far.
07-01-2012, 08:04 AM
07-02-2012, 12:10 AM
Aw, spiffers! Not familiar with the kit but I like what you've shared and can't wait to see some colors on it all.:cool:
07-02-2012, 03:05 AM
Thanks guys. I do most of my spray painting ouside and with it being 100+ degrees that doesn't do well for vinyl models, LOL. I am just finishing up Galen and will post more progress pics soon.
07-08-2012, 01:55 PM
O.K. guys. It's been over 100 degrees the last two weeks. Progress has been slow. But, I do have an update. I started getting some color coats on her. I have my base of redish brown down and added the black diamond patterns to her back. Yes, it is a bit stark, but that will be taken care of below. Pictures are clickable.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_013-6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=013-6.jpg) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_014-8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=014-8.jpg)
Another layer of the redish brown base covers up the patterns nicely. More colors will be added and shaded in. Still need to work on her belly, mouth, and some drybrushing. Then on to the claws and other details.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_015-7.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=015-7.jpg) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_016-6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=016-6.jpg) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_017-5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=017-5.jpg)
07-10-2012, 04:32 PM
Just about have the head finished. I need to sludge the teeth up a bit and add a gloss coat. Enjoy the pics.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July10006.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July10006.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July10007.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July10007.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July10008.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July10008.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July10009.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July10009.jpg)
07-14-2012, 04:31 PM
She's getting there. I need to do a little more coloring on the skin sections of the wings. Still need to figure out the base though as I do not want to use the kit supplied one. Pictures are clicky.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July14007.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July14007.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July14006.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July14006.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July14005.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July14005.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July14003.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July14003.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July14002.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July14002.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July14001.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July14001.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/th_July14004.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v606/directorcass/?action=view¤t=July14004.jpg)
07-14-2012, 09:19 PM
That was some interesting preshading with the diamonds. Keep the progress coming and I'm sure I'll be "scared" of it real soon!;)
07-15-2012, 03:28 AM
Thanks D-Duck. Not a lot of great shots of the miniature out there so I kinda just went my own direction with the colors/patterns. I'm not a figure modeler by any stretch so this is pretty new to me. Still, for using nothing more than brushes and acrylics I think it's coming along well.
07-15-2012, 12:09 PM
See her in the Completed section for figure models!
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