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My First Snows of the Year
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 05:28 AM UTC
Hi all,

Today I have managed to more-or-less finish off the basic painting of the hull (see images below). Apologies for the 'glare', the paint is still wet so is reflecting the artificial lighting a tad, it'll dull down a tad when dry.











I still need to paint the tracks, and the spare links, and add and paint the tools and odds and sods before the winter camouflage hides things...and still not started the turret, or any stowage, .

Cheers, ,

G
Tank1812
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 10:25 AM UTC

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:D I don’t disagree, I am sure it makes some happy. Thanks for the information, that was my guess on the tools. Keep up the great work.



Hi Ryan,

Thank you for the positive feedback, .

Have you rediscovered your modelling mojo yet, ?

Cheers, ,

G



Yes, I have started building again HB Leopard and Revell Man 5t for two campaigns here while I sort out the paint barn to get those other projects closer to completion.

I do like your progress so far.
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 10:12 PM UTC

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Yes, I have started building again HB Leopard and Revell Man 5t for two campaigns here while I sort out the paint barn to get those other projects closer to completion.

I do like your progress so far.



Hi Ryan,

Thanks, and glad to hear you're back in the saddle, .

What's the 'paint barn'?

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 10:20 PM UTC
Hi all,

Thought I'd take some images under natural light now that the paint has dried (see images below). It looks less garish now, thankfully, .











Cheers, ,

G
Tank1812
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 04:23 AM UTC

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Yes, I have started building again HB Leopard and Revell Man 5t for two campaigns here while I sort out the paint barn to get those other projects closer to completion.

I do like your progress so far.



Hi Ryan,

Thanks, and glad to hear you're back in the saddle, .

What's the 'paint barn'?

Cheers, ,

G



The “paint barn” is my shelf of doom either because I haven’t painted the kit or that I have painted the kit.
For whatever reason painting/airbrushing is not my favorite part of the hobby.
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2020 - 09:22 PM UTC
Love your armor work G , you do some beautiful , believable vehicles !!
G-man69
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 08:34 PM UTC

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The “paint barn” is my shelf of doom either because I haven’t painted the kit or that I have painted the kit.
For whatever reason painting/airbrushing is not my favorite part of the hobby.



Hi Ryan,

Having seen a couple of your builds you manage to hide the fact that painting isn't your favourite part very well behind some excellent finished work, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 08:39 PM UTC

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Love your armor work G , you do some beautiful , believable vehicles !!



Hi Cheyenne,

Positive feedback from people like yourself, and others, whose work I respect, admire and aspire to means a great deal, thank you, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 08:45 PM UTC
Hi all,

Had a bit of a play with dulling/toning down the brightness a tad more (see comparative images below).



Original.


Initial Tone Down.


Current Tone Down.


Cheers, ,

G
Dioramartin
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 03:59 AM UTC
Oh G are you SURE you want to put this beauty into a winter scene? The layers & subtleties you’ve now achieved, and that’s without any dirtying…I dunno whether I could bear to watch you chuck whitewash over it. Well, I guess you can always replicate it on the next one too, but I’ll just be peeking through closed fingers for a while
G-man69
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 06:02 AM UTC

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Oh G are you SURE you want to put this beauty into a winter scene? The layers & subtleties you’ve now achieved, and that’s without any dirtying…I dunno whether I could bear to watch you chuck whitewash over it. Well, I guess you can always replicate it on the next one too, but I’ll just be peeking through closed fingers for a while



Hi Tim,

Thanks for the kind feedback, it really is appreciated, . As for chucking whitewash over it, it'll help hide the bad bits, .

Think the hull is getting close to the point where I start adding some white, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 06:06 AM UTC
Hi all,

I am more-or-less at the stage where I want to add 'whitewash' to the hull.

Has anyone any experience of creating well worn winter camouflage? Would you suggest oils or acrylics, or other options?

Any other hints and tips would be greatly appreciated, .

Cheers, ,

G
Tank1812
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 06:52 AM UTC

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The “paint barn” is my shelf of doom either because I haven’t painted the kit or that I have painted the kit.
For whatever reason painting/airbrushing is not my favorite part of the hobby.



Hi Ryan,

Having seen a couple of your builds you manage to hide the fact that painting isn't your favourite part very well behind some excellent finished work, .

Cheers, ,

G



Thanks, your too nice.

I would use the hairspray technique for the white wash. You can control how and where you want the white to still be.
Golikell
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 06:49 PM UTC
Why being always so degoratory about your work? I think you are a great modeller with excellent skills in armor and landscaping. I am sure you'll manage to perform excellent results on your figs too!!! Love the results thus far. No have never done any winter white wash.
If you PM me your mail address, I can send you a PDF of the Weathering Magazine about snow and ice? It is 43MB, so to big for e-mail, so I'll Wetransfer it to you...
G-man69
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 04:05 AM UTC

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I would use the hairspray technique for the white wash. You can control how and where you want the white to still be.



Hi Ryan,

Thanks for the hairspray idea, I've had an attempt at it, will post an image later.

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 04:08 AM UTC

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Why being always so degoratory about your work? I think you are a great modeller with excellent skills in armor and landscaping. I am sure you'll manage to perform excellent results on your figs too!!! Love the results thus far. No have never done any winter white wash.
If you PM me your mail address, I can send you a PDF of the Weathering Magazine about snow and ice? It is 43MB, so to big for e-mail, so I'll Wetransfer it to you...



Hi Erwin,

Will ping you my email, thanks, .

Just checked out your driver, he's looking good and, as you say, it'll be a shame to hide him...did he come with the IBG kit?

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 04:30 AM UTC
Hi all,

I have made an attempt at badly worn 'whitewash' on one half of one side of the Churchill.

It's definitely not as straightforward as I'd have liked, and I definitely need a lot more practice (see image below), . It also needs a clean-up, think I need to let the hairspray dry a tad longer as it seemed to 'flake' a bit when I tried removing the 'whitewash', .

I have also started to add some 'mud', this will need painting when it has dried.



I splashed out on some 'snow' today, based on a couple of recommendations I've gone for the 'Precision Ice and Snow's' - Large Universal Kit - as it was on offer (see image below).



So now I need to get started building a suitable base, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 07:35 PM UTC
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No I scavenged the fig from a Tamiya halftrack. Now comes the worst part: It didn't fit in the cab! The lack of scale correctnes led to the fact the half the head of the figure was above the cab window! I was rather dismayed when I found this out. I removed the whole lower body to get him to fit. I hope it doesn't show too much when closed up!
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 01:37 AM UTC
That is some seriously beautiful weathering on that Churchy !!
J
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 03:30 AM UTC

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That is some seriously beautiful weathering on that Churchy !!
J




I agree - gorgeous work indeed! It looks just right; it would be a shame to obscure it under any more whitewash.

It sounds like you have figured out your scale snow solution...

but if it doesn't work out, I have had good luck with baking soda/water/white glue.
Armorsmith
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 03:54 AM UTC
I have used baking soda in the past as well but it has a tendency to yellow over time.
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 04:42 AM UTC

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No I scavenged the fig from a Tamiya halftrack. Now comes the worst part: It didn't fit in the cab! The lack of scale correctnes led to the fact the half the head of the figure was above the cab window! I was rather dismayed when I found this out. I removed the whole lower body to get him to fit. I hope it doesn't show too much when closed up!



Hi Erwin,

Not surprised at your dismay, I would be the same, after all, they're both 1/35th, .

I'm sure you'll get it looking good for the finished item, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 04:44 AM UTC

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That is some seriously beautiful weathering on that Churchy !!
J



Hi Jerry,

Thanks for the kind words, it's slow going, I think draped white 'sheets' would have been easier, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 04:54 AM UTC

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I agree - gorgeous work indeed! It looks just right; it would be a shame to obscure it under any more whitewash.

It sounds like you have figured out your scale snow solution...but if it doesn't work out, I have had good luck with baking soda/water/white glue.



Hi Tim,

Thank you for the positive feedback, it's great getting support, especially when it's proving difficult to get a look that I'm happy with, .

Your bicycle and 'baking powder' snow look great, love the way you have settled it on the tree bark, very realistic, .

To be honest I did consider baking powder, but over here it's difficult to get anything related to baking during this darned COVID 19 lockdown, . Plus, one or two people mentioned about it yellowing over time...how do you avoid that?

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 04:56 AM UTC

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I have used baking soda in the past as well but it has a tendency to yellow over time.



Hi Armorsmith,

Thanks for the heads-up. Is there a way to avoid the yellowing?

Cheers, ,

G