Leon and John...thanks guys! It was a shame to glue stuff together last night, just because...LOL But it's all part of the game! Some more priming soon, and then, back to putting more parts back on. The shurtzen for the turret is not completely in the way when installed...but it is easy to work with it off. Then there's the wheels, tracks and general debris before setting it on the rail car to check things!
Still at this one! I hit the booth to lay down the first round of paint last night. There are a bunch more sessions to go to get this one squarely "on track", but it is moving just the same!
There is a bit of interpretation needed when trying to go off a photograph more than 70 years old...and black and white. But once that hum is traversed, the rest just gets applied. I'm hopefully heading into the booth for round two this afternoon! I need to start on the tiny pieces not attached and plot the next layer on paint for the tank itself! Thanks for stopping in!
Bob,....Black Primer....Selective German Camo Black Brown followed with selective Camo Medium Brown, Rust, Light Rust, Orange Rust and Flesh. Most is applied straight with the AB...some was diffused through a dryer sheet...LOL. Heading down soon to plot the top painting on the front and back.
It doesn't seem like much, but the painting has moved along and assembly of various loose pieces is almost complete. Wheels and tracks head to the booth next as does the beginning stages of weathering....filters, washes and pigments. I worked on the base today, so most of the large construction and painting type stuff is done for now...only some minor pieces and debris that will be needed. After the turret armor was applied, I did a little test mock up again and went grey scale to kind of check to see if things look close to the picture!
With any luck, the painting will be done before the weekend. I have a friendly build meet to go to...so at least I will have something to play with weathering wise while I am there. Only about 2 weeks left before the AMPS show...time to get a move on!
Things are getting close now...not too much of a rush though, as I have around 10 days before the AMPS show. I finished what is most of the painting end of the job and have moved into the weathering column. I still have a pile of touch ups, washes, pigments and what have you to do, but it is moving along!
I would figure if anyone knew burnt dunkelgrau it would be a firefighter! That is of course unless from one who might be a bit colorblind? LOL (psst...'gelb') But what's a little color spectrum shift amongst friends? LOL....Thanks Brotha'!!
LOL!!!! Extended.... III/IV mid conversion.... after a long day working...just what I needed to put a smile on my face! All good PJ...you have III on the brain my friend! But you have to admit, the guys have a great way of making it all plausible!