Slowly working on the charred parts and the transition to the painted parts.
I have seen Rob's finished products but never done this myself so I am moving slow and reflecting on the results.
What you are looking at is all AK Interactive products (over Tamiya Acrylics base colors). No pigments yet- they will give me more intense orange and red rust tones and nice black smoke stains which will cover a lot of sins.
Not sure whether I love it or hate it at this moment ... if you have ever built a model you have been there.
What do you say guys? Be blunt- please. I can change direction if needed.
Your on the right track dude. When you do this type of stuff it's best like you said to go slow. You should be able to see where needs what as you go along. If you keep going back to ref pics you'll have a good guide.
I like to leave the pigs til the end when I do use them. You can however start applying them now, the rust tones. Then you can tone it down by removing some of it if you don't use a fixer that is. The Black pigs for the soot will also add to the effects that you have now. Right now it might look weird to you, but wait until the soot and ash is on....you'll love it.
Very very nice work Steve - really want to tackle a burn-out ONE DAY and seeing this step-by-step will be a great help - love the turret numbering too - I think hand-painting is the ONLY way to do these - decals, no matter how well-applied will, at best, look like well applied decs!!! Keep er lit!
If yer think yer one in a million, chances are, YOU AIN'T!
Dicky- thanks! I am a fan of your stuff- If you like it I must be heading in the right direction. :-)
Chris- Like Stalin said - Quantity has a Quality all its own. I like clothes pins as clamps because I can get 40-50 for $2. No matter where I am in the workshop I am within arms length of one of those. :-)
Here is today's progress. I am loving the AK Interactive products and I understand why Rob likes torching his projects- this is FUN!
Slow and Steady- Steve
Last Edit: Nov 30, 2011 22:02:47 GMT -5 by stevereid
Not too bad a day, installed more odds and ends,the side wall and welded it in place. Rolled up a tea bag for a tarp,looks like it has too much material. Also the stowage loops look way out of scale,might just make some out of copper wire.
When i look on General Lee SU-76, something in this model make me to feel small. When i look on Steve T-34 i wish to make something from Balcan conflict, but... What will happen with me when i look Robs Pershing?
Tony- the old stowage loops looked great- but I knew if you didn't like them they would be gone. The new ones are better though! Great work seriously! It is tough to back track when you are this far along.
Rob- why is that I am sure that the Pershing, the JSU-152, the KV-1 and the LOKI will probably be done before my T-34-85 :-)