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Discussion in 'Modelling' started by von Poop, Nov 2, 2006.

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  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    T34(r):
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    Edit: Dragon, 1:35th
     

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just doing the Malta stonewall camo on me Matilda, just seen your T34 so might just give up and shoot it. :(

    Adam, what make and scale T34 is that?
     

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  3. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Owen,
    Im sorry your not enjoying the Matilda, I loved doing mine really did, I thought it was a lovelykit with great detail. I think its the sunny weather, Im half waythrougha Dragon Hanomag, which is about 150 parts, its awfull, so much detail, its stupid. Im hating it.

    Dont be so harsh I think it looks great, whats wrong, the camo looks great!! I think your being a bit harsh on yourself.

    Kev
     
  4. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    As ever nice work VP. You really got that running gear down to a fine art, looks good.

    Im thinking of going 35th.

    Kev
     
  5. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    I love your rust VP, is that airbrush? the spare links on the rear mudguards look lovely.
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Cheers.
    The streaked rust on the sides is dots of Tamiya's 'rust' weathering stuff thinned and smeared with a cotton bud, the other rust on the links, pipes etc. is rubbed on neat with the thingy provided in the weathering 'compact', useful stuff and dead easy.
    Reassured you like the running gear mate, so did I. It seems to have gone ok because I just gave up. Sprayed the whole lot black then brown and covered it all over with Mig powder. Didn't even paint the tyres and it's come out better than ones I've put real effort into. It's something mentioned in a Steve Zaloga book and I reckon he's got a point.
     
  7. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    Running gear is bloody good although Steve Zaloga's mantra of paint everything below the superstructure brown is a good starting point. Is that all paint or have you started using the pigment powders?

    Ahh, crossed posts
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Here's me Matilda in Malta stonewall camo.
    I'll take some better ones in the sunshine tomorrow.
    (Kev, I'm always hard on myself, things never come out how I want.)
    Think I need to get back doing some figures.
     

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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    If you can paint lines that precisely in 72nd I don't reckon you'll have any trouble at all going back to figures! ;)

    (Start with a new Lewis gun for Jock?)
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    So is it OK then?
    Just felt lines were too thick and Matilda looked a bit dirty for Malta.
    Not quite got the hang on the wash yet.
    Like you said once, Adam, looks like it a victim of an oil-spill.
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Looks OK to me, awaiting your daylight shots.
    know what you mean about washes, I'm bothering less and less with them and drybrushing. Where I do use 'em I've finally taken all the advice and use barely any colour at all, building it up if needed, enamel wash over acrylic paint made the most difference though, much more controllable/subtle.
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Popped outside before heading off to school, rearranged the spilt sand from the sandpit & some ornamental chippings to recreate Malta in my backgarden. Now I can post them.
    As it's only my 3rd kit since becomming a "born-again modeller" I'm actually getting to like it.
    I much prefered painting to making.
    Think I need to look for some 54mm & 75mm metal figures.
     

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  13. Owen

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    Just wondering about rust.
    I know AFVs were out in all weathers but did they actually last long enough to gather the amount of rust depicted by some modellers?
     
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I reckon an awful lot of kits you see have been seriously overdone on the weathering, they look like they've been in the jungle for a couple of years rather than Western Europe. Very hard to get the balance right. Average combat life of many AFV's was very short indeed and I can't quite see them getting the depth of rust often illustrated, even in the incredibly harsh hands of the military. Sometimes wonder if people base their weathering on pictures of unrestored museum examples that have sat outside for 60 years.
    Having said that I'm looking into LVT's for a kit at the moment and the rust on those after a short time in the briny looks pretty significant. I've also got a colour picture of an early ausf sdkfz 251 on the Eastern front in '45 and it looks like a lump of rust held together by small patches of paint. Got to try and visualise a vehicles history before painting to try and get a logical looking outcome.
     
  15. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Popped outside before heading off to school, rearranged the spilt sand from the sandpit & some ornamental chippings to recreate Malta in my backgarden. Now I can post them.
    As it's only my 3rd kit since becomming a "born-again modeller" I'm actually getting to like it.
    I much prefered painting to making.
    Think I need to look for some 54mm & 75mm metal figures.

    Nice one mate!
     
  16. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    I like it. Nicely done Owen. Its looks great.

    Lovely kit, hard to tell thats 72nd, really is nice for cheap kit.
     
  17. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Very happy with this one. After spending months on a 72nd Hanomag and getting nowhere fast. I won this little item on EBAY for 1.29!! ITs an Airfix PzIV (slightly undersize too more like 76th). Decided to do it as fast and as cheaply as possable. Using only 2 brushes, some houshld filler, cheap tube of glue, 3 humbrol colours, a silvewrwater colour pencil and 2 pastels. Complete in a few days.

    I think I now hgave more Panzer 4's than actually served in North Africa!
     

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  19. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Kfz, for future reference, the PzIV wheel sidewalls were rubber too, not just the rim...;)

    Look at the wheels in this photo http://www.waffenhq.de/panzer/pz4-05.jpg


    I know. But the moundling is so poor (the wheels arnt even round) that its impossable to paint the sides of the tyres accuratly so I dont.
     
  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Don't worry about it Kev, as long as you enjoyed yourself.
    Why is the Hanomag taking so long?
     

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