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My First Snows of the Year
TimReynaga
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC

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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



I've had good luck with oversprays of so-called "flat Future", which is just Future floor acrylic (now marketed as Pledge Revive-It) mixed with a bit of Tamiya Flat Base.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 07:21 PM UTC
I'll have to see how it turns out. Now at the stage of addding a lighter mist over the panzer grey. Then I can paint the hood, and start weathering... After fabricating a set of windscreen wipers. Any suggestion how to do that best?
Armorsmith
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:29 AM UTC
Not that I've discovered which is unfortunate as I think its the best for replicating fresh snow.
G-man69
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 05:09 AM UTC

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I've had good luck with oversprays of so-called "flat Future", which is just Future floor acrylic (now marketed as Pledge Revive-It) mixed with a bit of Tamiya Flat Base.



Hi Tim,

Thanks for the info, If I can get some baking powder as back-up, I might use it to help achieve volume, i.e. as in a heavy fall of snow, and in combination with the other materials.

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 05:17 AM UTC

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I'll have to see how it turns out. Now at the stage of adding a lighter mist over the panzer grey. Then I can paint the hood, and start weathering... After fabricating a set of windscreen wipers. Any suggestion how to do that best?



Hi Erwin,

I'll nip in and have a look at your 'Big 'Un'...that sounds wrong on so many levels, ...and see whether you've posted some more pics, .

As for the wipers, I'd tend towards seeing if there's anything in my spares box that might pass muster. I did try 'googling' reviews and, whilst it seems a common omission on their trucks, both Allied and Axis, I haven't yet found anyone scratching a set, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 05:19 AM UTC

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Not that I've discovered which is unfortunate as I think its the best for replicating fresh snow.



Hi Armorsmith,

Thanks for the update, as you can see above, Tim has suggested a solution that has worked for him...it might be of use to you too, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 05:28 AM UTC
Hi all,

Slow progress on the worn 'whitewash' front, I managed a couple of hours and finished off the first side (see images below).







I also finished adding the mud to the underside of the 'track sponsons'. I found a picture of a muddy Churchill with muddy grass oozing out of the gap at the front and thought it looked good, so attempted to add something similar.

Although I'm going to show the Churchill by some buildings I'm going to pretend that it has just entered a village from muddy ground, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 06:47 PM UTC
Fantastic how you build up the mud... Just a bit more colour needed to the grass IMHO... Either yellow for dead grass or green for living. It is quite bland now...
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 05:44 AM UTC

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Fantastic how you build up the mud... Just a bit more colour needed to the grass IMHO... Either yellow for dead grass or green for living. It is quite bland now...



Hi Erwin,

Thanks for the feedback regarding the 'mud', it's always good to get positive comments, .

Opinions, humble or otherwise, are always appreciated, , sometimes we can't see the wood for the trees, so it's good to get another's viewpoint...so I gave the 'grass' some colour (see images below).





Thanks again, and cheers,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 06:09 AM UTC
Better! Now it is spot on!
G-man69
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 09:35 PM UTC

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Better! Now it is spot on!



Hi Erwin,

Thanks for the endorsement, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 09:53 PM UTC
Hi all,

A very unusual thing occurred in this part of the UK today...snow arrived, (see images below) .





As you can see, it looks very professional...shame it's ended up in my less than professional mits, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 12:31 AM UTC
Hey G you got yourself a man-bag accessorising, thats the name of the game! Churchy actually looks really um cool but Im absolutely not watching at all at all
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 02:38 AM UTC
Mud and grass turned out great on your Churchy.
Colors look good as well. My only critique would be more randomness in the muds' placement. It looks too evenly spread outalong the length of the side mud guard.
But that is one of my pet peeves. Randomness.
Much like my reasoning ability...very random,
J
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 11:00 PM UTC

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Hey G you got yourself a man-bag accessorising, thats the name of the game! Churchy actually looks really um cool but Im absolutely not watching at all at all



Hi Tim,

Man-bag, blimey, what next I wonder, , maybe listening to music newer than the 70s, .

Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 11:03 PM UTC

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Mud and grass turned out great on your Churchy.
Colors look good as well. My only critique would be more randomness in the muds' placement. It looks too evenly spread outalong the length of the side mud guard.
But that is one of my pet peeves. Randomness.
Much like my reasoning ability...very random,
J



Hi Jerry,

Thanks for the kind words and the feedback re: 'mud', you're absolutely right, so all taken onboard and I'll try to randomise it a tad more, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 11:10 PM UTC
Hi all,

A few update shots of my badly worn 'whitewash' (see images below).











Not totally successful, but with a bit of work I'll either tart it up a tad, or hide the worst bits under stowage and settled snow, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 12:21 AM UTC
It is a worn white wash. Looking good from here G.
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 01:24 AM UTC
I dunno why you say it isn't good, as I would be proud if my kits would be like this!
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 01:43 AM UTC

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After fabricating a set of windscreen wipers. Any suggestion how to do that best?



Nice job on the tank. So just to make sure I understand - wipers for the periscopes? If so, I recall a PE set for the Chieftain I never used. Might have been On The Mark. If I dig them up (and they're the right size) they're yours. Alternately you could look at at a set for HO scale locomotives, either in PE, styrene or nylon. The nylon ones don't break as easily.

The problem with PE wipers of any scale is they usually are one piece - flat and attempting to replicate an articulated wiper that may be made up of two or three pieces. You might try cutting up pieces of PE frame and making them. There are probably pieces in the frames that already have the width you need - you just need to cut them to the desired length and attach all of the components together with CA.
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 05:29 AM UTC
We were cross talking about my dio in this topic. Sorry for the confusion 😊
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 09:10 PM UTC

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It is a worn white wash. Looking good from here G.



Hi Ryan,

Thanks, glad you think it looks okay, but maybe a little too worn, .

You'll have to let me know where to go and check out pics of your latest builds?

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 09:11 PM UTC

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I dunno why you say it isn't good, as I would be proud if my kits would be like this!



Hi Erwin,

Thanks for the kind words, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 09:31 PM UTC

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Nice job on the tank. So just to make sure I understand - wipers for the periscopes? If so, I recall a PE set for the Chieftain I never used. Might have been On The Mark. If I dig them up (and they're the right size) they're yours. Alternately you could look at at a set for HO scale locomotives, either in PE, styrene or nylon. The nylon ones don't break as easily.

The problem with PE wipers of any scale is they usually are one piece - flat and attempting to replicate an articulated wiper that may be made up of two or three pieces. You might try cutting up pieces of PE frame and making them. There are probably pieces in the frames that already have the width you need - you just need to cut them to the desired length and attach all of the components together with CA.



Hi Robert,

Thanks for the kind words, .

With regards the 'wipers' as Erwin (Golikell) says, it's actually related to his 'Dio: a Big 'Un' build...check it out, it's an impressive build.

The German bussing-nag truck he's building from IBG doesn't have the 'wipers' included.

However, if you have any suggestions as to how to scratch build 'wipers', or any alternatives, I'm sure he'd be glad of any information, .

Thanks again, and cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 09:41 PM UTC
Gareth,

All this lovely weathering but you appear to have omitted the markings; after application you'll have to go through some of the processes again to tie them in.

Brian