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Some recently completed AFV models that I've been working on

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Gunny1, Jul 24, 2010.

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  1. Gunny1

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    Hey Ulrich, Ok I will PM you....
     
  2. Gebirgsjaeger

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    PM is back to you!

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    wow great work and presentation!!!! Seeing all thes emodels gets the old juices flowing again and wanting to create something just as good
     
  4. Gunny1

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    Thanks.... Can ya just hear the roar of that diesel and the smell of the exhaust ..... LOL
    Honestly, thanks so much for the compliments
     
  5. tezmac0

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    Wow Gunny1 they are impressive!.
     
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  6. Gunny1

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    Thanks Tezmac0 !!!
     
  7. Birdymckee

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    Absolutely Outstanding :D:bow::bow: Some of the Best Models that I've seen in quite a few years! Keep up the good work. -Cmd. Sgt. Maj. McKee
     
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    Nice set and very good work. I haven't built models for years but intend to start again fairly soon, so take my opinion as praise/constructive not criticism please :)

    One thing I notice is you are using a colour that is a little too black for the road wheel tyres - a lot of the colour photos you see of tanks have the rubber varnished or painted, so they look black - in reality they are much more grey - panzer grey is a good start, but it needs mixing with a little darker and some weathering to be just right. Also most modellers when drybrush weathering forget that tyres tend to collect the gunk next to the hub, not on the edge, so a wash can work better than drybrush if you can keep it matt, but actual water soluble 'gunk' coverd with a matt varnish works best. Also never forget that tank roadwheel tyres lose chunks all round the edge from day one, so don't be afraid to dig and carve a bit.

    Keep doing what you do - you're very good and thanks for sharing :)
     
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  9. Gunny1

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    Thanks Birdymckee and Spartanroller.....

    I appreciate the tips and info. Ive been experiment currently with a german Black/Brown color that is produce by Vallejo paints, and it seems to be something that might be a much better color for use on road wheels. Makes them appear more worn and accurate.
     
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    You're welcome.

    If in doubt try and match the colour from an old car in your neighbourhood - dont go too brown with the base colour - then look at how the c**p sticks next to the metal not near the edge of the rubber when you weather. one of the best ways i ever tried was a wash with weak sugar water (less than a half a teaspoon to a cup) then when it has dried to just wet next to the rim, you dust it with whatever colour dust you want. it doesn't work too well if you use oil paints afterwards or want to move the model around a lot, but the effect is good. For the 'mud/c**p' try dry clay rather than garden dirt, or get a pestle and mortar and grind what colour stuff you want really fine when dry.

    Also don't forget that when the AFV in question is likely to have been spraygun painted in reality, there is never any masking of the wheels - so the outside edge is a crumbling version of the camouflage paint - i can probably find you some photos if you need but just try google image searching 'tank road wheel'.

    This link has some views, although i don't agree with all they say they get it simple;
    http://www.scalemodelguide.com/guide/painting/painting-tank-wheels/

    Edit - and of course for a Churchill mark III u have no tyres to worry about - look forward to seeing it soon :)
     
  11. Gunny1

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    Awww good tips there, I am going to do a little experimenting on the current build I am working on Churchill MK III late model.
    Thanks for the ideals....I do appreciate them...
     
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    Nicely well made there Gunny1, well done. Hope u make more of them. I like it. }; )
     
  13. Gunny1

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    Hey thanks tezmac0 I appeciate the kind words....
    Right now I am taking a break for a little to tend with family matters,
    I will post some of the completed ones Ive recently finish soon...
     

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