Dan, thanks and sure thing mate. Don't mind getting blamed for it. Heck, T does it all the time.lol It's a cool little kit out of the box like the one I am doing. Like with any kit, you really don't need all that fancy AM stuff, the painting and weathering will improve the model.
Nice work again Rob, these pieces really fall together ey? Reminds me of the PzIII to finish. Those magic tracks are the ones I really like...they really look good, though I was crazy enough to remove the pinmarks , not sure if that was necessary indeed
Always love those dual builds, people should do it more. I started it once over at MM, a dual Tiger build called 'Tigers in the Mud', sadly my partner went MIA...
Post by scratchmod on Mar 12, 2013 15:00:35 GMT -5
LOL thanks Dick.
Dan thanks bud. Having issues uploading pics to photobucket with the new system they have. I worked out the IMG URL issue, but now this. They give an album full error message but we have Pro and lots of room still available. If it's not one thing, it's another.
Post by scratchmod on Mar 12, 2013 16:54:33 GMT -5
Here we go. Found a bit of time here and there to get the primer and base paint on her.
The Lifecolor CM set is AWESOME and huge thanks to the Airbrush Co. and Dick for supplying the set. I only used a couple of drops of water to thin the paints. They go on smooth and dry to a very flat finish, perfect for me. The light CM here will be less visible once the weathering is on. I always go lighter with my paints knowing that it will darken later on when the weathering is on. I will be using the AK Ship weathering effects and oils for filters and washes.
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Post by scratchmod on Mar 12, 2013 17:08:27 GMT -5
Thanks fellas. I got a bit done and finally took new pics....so a bonus update.
First a filter using the AK ship colored oils. These work awesome. The go on fine and dry fast and to a dead flat finish. I will later use the gray ship washes for further filtering and pin washes.
After a gloss coat the decs placed on the model. I placed the name on uneven to make it look more like it wasn't a decal...make sense...lol Once the decs were dry I AB'd a couple of matt coats to seal them in.
Hi all. Was out last night and tried to reply on my iphone but signal was very bad. As always, it is great to hear the positive feedback from you all...means I am on the right track. Been ages since I last painted a model in PanzerGray.
@ Joe, yep, same as I have done on other models. Just a starting point to give texture. Once pigments are are it will/should look like caked on muck. I think this is what I also did on my JSU152 last year.