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Armor/AFV: Early Armor
WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Mark A "Whippet"
Sergas
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: April 13, 2017
KitMaker: 51 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 11:25 PM UTC
Hello fellow Model builders.

After my A7V, i wanna show you guys my next WW1 Tank. This is the Mark A "Whippet" from Meng. A really nice kit and i would recommend everyone to get this and build it yourself. I had a lot of fun with it and will for sure build it again.

I m a relatively new Model builder, so with each new project i try out new techniques. On this project i tried out Filters for the very first time. Not to to heavy, for now just the top hatch and the two on the engine deck.
I also had a new approach on applying Pigments to my Vehicles. For that i first have to explain how i did it before! My usually approach looked like that:
Apply a wash to the area and just "smear" the Pigments on it, until i almost lost all detail on the part!! This method only took me about n hour each time

On this Vehicle i really took my time and i think the end product shows it. The step of applying the Pigments took me almost 4 days (a couple hours each day). Applying Pigments and rubbing some of it down, applying more Pigments and rubbing it down again, and so on. Really love the result.

Long story short... here are the pictures:














































cheers
David
JSSVIII
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: March 28, 2007
KitMaker: 1,169 posts
AeroScale: 24 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 01:02 AM UTC
Nice work David, I also enjoy trying new techniques on my builds, adding those new ones on top of the others. Each build is a new learning experience.
pzandt
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United States
Joined: January 02, 2013
KitMaker: 68 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 02:09 AM UTC
Nice build! Keep up the good work.
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
KitMaker: 1,517 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 02:16 AM UTC
Luckily you are a "relatively new Model builder"! .... very very nice model,i love the weathering! ...
Sergas
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: April 13, 2017
KitMaker: 51 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 08:24 AM UTC
Thanks guys for the compliments

cheers
David
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
KitMaker: 1,977 posts
AeroScale: 295 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 09:12 AM UTC
David, your patience in applying pigments yielded nice results. Keep on building and exploring - it's the only way!
Gabiel
KruppCake
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 13, 2015
KitMaker: 401 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 10:46 AM UTC
Awesome job!
d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 1,925 posts
AeroScale: 15 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 05:05 PM UTC
Awesome work.