VW van finished

VW van from Hasagawa in 1/24 scale complete.
Taking advantage of excellent weather we have been having lately i took the van for the outdoor photo shoot to the nearby industrial park.
Hope you like.

VW van- dust and rust

I started the final weathering stage using pigments.
Some rust, and dust have been applied.
Im thinking of leavin the windows as they are now, without the wiper marks.

I also constructed the street section. I wanted the tarmac to be in the bad condition, with lots of pot holes and loose stones. I made the mounting point underside, so i can fix the base on the tripod for pictures.

VW van- Build stage complete

I finished building the van.
All the remaining details have been added i.e. the roof rack fixings, the two screws on the headlights, the four buffers on the loading door, and just to make it little bit different i added couple of mudflaps.
All is left now is to dust the van a little, and add some pigment rust here, and there.
Hope you enjoy the update, as i made the pictures using new to me technique of focus stacking.

VW van- final detailing

Most enjoyable part of the build- adding nice details.
I started with the mirror.

Windscreen wipers done from scratch:


Photo of the year Kartonwork 2010

Photo of the "Sentry" diorama won the photo of the year competition on Kartonwork forum.
You can see all the entries here

VW van- roof rack clutter

To make the roof rack look busy i made the power tool metal case,
and gin wheel from scratch.
For the rope i used the egyptian cotton rigging cord (o.6mm) from Modelling Timbers.

With the ladder dry fitted.
I dont know if i like it with ladder, or without.