Very impressive Matt. Now with the lighter sand color on she really looks great. Awesome chipping and rust effects. The next steps, the weathering, will really bring this one to life, can't wait. The fun parts are coming up.
Post by madairbrush on Nov 29, 2012 17:25:24 GMT -5
the last days spent with pin washing and rusting of the T-72. I made some burned areas, too. The difficulty point is not to overdo the effect. I hope it`s not to much on the turret and the front fender. I have done one side of the tank by now. The other side (with wheels) and the top of the tank will follow in the next days...
Depends entirely on timescales Matt - if it's burnt out and stood awhile then I would overdust the burnt areas....if it's simply a dusty vehicle that's suffered a burn-out then not so much - the soot and ash would be the latest thing to have happened yer know?
Hope that makes sense....sounded so sensible in my noggin!!!!
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Post by madairbrush on Dec 7, 2012 15:03:24 GMT -5
Thanks alot my friends.
I am looking for some iraqi symbols, which I can add on the turret. I think about adding some graffitti on the tank, too. But I am not sure. But it needs something, to make it more interesting, I think... 😳
Maybe one of you guys has some ideas for me... ? 😏
Post by madairbrush on Dec 8, 2012 14:48:33 GMT -5
@chris: There are days or moments, I love this T-72 model very much. But than are moments, when I am not sure if it looks like the way I want it. On these days, I would like to change many details or at least rework some of them.
Till now I have no convincing idea for some details on the tank, like iraqi symbols or so. I am searching the internet very often for those pics, but it`s hard to find some good reference material.
Post by madairbrush on Dec 13, 2012 15:36:33 GMT -5
time for a new update of the T-72. I added some more dust, rust, oil and ashes. I added some rust under the turret, where the impact hole is. The barrel on the side was to test the technique of making a tarp with a facial tissue. On this one I tried the painting and dusting, before I made the tarp on the tank.
I want to add another bigger one, which should hang down from the storrage compartment of the turret in the next days.
The base and 3 figures arrived today. So much work to do for the cold winter time...
I ordered some figures from evolution-minitures. Two U.S. Special Forces Operators and an afghan man. These figures are amazing. They are very highly detailed. I had many minitures in the past (from GW), but these little guys are fantastic!!! So I will go back painting by brush... ;D
Post by Bruce Crosby on Dec 14, 2012 6:26:02 GMT -5
I think this model is beautifully done but I have some questions. I'm pretty sure that a lot of the stowage bins on the T-72 are made from aluminium, so there would be no rust on them, only iron and steel rust. I think the same applies for the wheels too, but could be wrong on that. All the nuts and bolts and latches are steel though.
The BMP is similar in construction, the stamped side mudguards are aluminium with steel fittings, the Ex-Iraqi one at Bovvington has lots of paint flaked off so you can see it easily.