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Weathering Russian Armor
wbill76
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 02:39 PM UTC
Ron Goins provides a step-by-step description of his method for weathering Soviet/Russian armor using the Miniart T-70 as an example.

Weathering Russian Armor Feature




If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
tartan
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 03:37 PM UTC
great article!
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 12:13 AM UTC
Ron,

Great write-up and exceptional build. I have this kit and will be building it soon, particularly after your article on painting and weathering. When you have a bit of time could you let me know how you fixed/replaced the kit grills to make them better?

Thanks,

Chuck Willis
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 01:09 AM UTC
Very nice write up. It is always helpful to see models in my interest range being used for demo. Gives me a good baseline to shoot for.
Jacques
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 02:30 AM UTC
Great job Ron. Glad you got it up, it is very well written and helpfull. I am working through your technique right now.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 03:37 AM UTC
Ron, very nice job on the article, and obviously on the tank as well! It is amazing how much you really can do with "Russian green", "panzer Gray", and olive drab to make them look less "boring"
sweaver
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 05:19 AM UTC
Great article, Ron. Thanks!

BTW, what brand of oil paints do you use for your weathering?

Thanks!
Silverleaf
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 07:16 AM UTC
Thanks for the great article. I will be experimenting wiht the oil paint filters/washes, and this is an excellent example.

Thanks.
biffa
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 10:46 AM UTC
Thanks Bill putting this up it looks great,
Thanks everyone for the comments and i really hope it is of some use to somebody and i look forward to sharing your results , the oils used are a mix of winsor and newton and daler~rowney "georgian" both seem to work about the same.

Ron.

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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 11:05 AM UTC
Nice article Ron.
My question concerns your application of the oil paints for the filter. Before you added the dots of paint, did you apply a protective coat over the paint? And if so, was it a dull coat or gloss coat? The reason I ask is this, I have tried this technique on an unprotected base coat only to have the dots of paint stain the base coat.. Was I a bit perturbed at those results to say the least.


Dave
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 03:05 PM UTC
Hi Dave, the filter was done directly over the base coat no protective coat was applied, ive used this method this way many times without any problem, if the paint ever seemed stubborn i just applied more thinner. Maybe its specific types of paints that do this?

Ron.
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2007 - 12:23 AM UTC
looks fantastic,Ron...thanks for sharing your technics. rR