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Barkin' Karl
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 - 04:39 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

Looking good my friend, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 07:43 PM UTC
Cheers guys. The greatest challenge, besides some teeny weeny PE rivets (of which I managed to lose only 2!) was decyphering the instructions... Further it was a rather quick, clean build. Painting won't be a problem. The question is, how much weathering will I apply... I already started it's cargo (ammo carrier for Karl), which has it's own challenges...
Dioramartin
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 05:23 PM UTC
Good looking flatcar Erwin, I’m sure you’ll enjoy painting/weathering that more than the Karl, no pesky camo to deal with
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 01:50 PM UTC
Nice work Erwin , looks like a fun build and nice detail plastic wise .
Golikell
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 07:35 PM UTC
I've been busy with the painting of Karl... Making progress, but not worth posting (I think)...

In the mean time, the construction of Sabre Models 0mmr flatcar wagon has reached new hights and can be considdered finished.
Except for the air hoses,used for the braking system, of course. I will add these once the cars will be connected, probably from lead wire. The ones included are designed to hang limp, in which state they ar not really usefull.
But so far, it is ready to receive paint.




Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 06:50 PM UTC
Thanks guys... I got many advices, some similar, some different... I have to sit and contemplate what is (for me) the best technique. The first thing to do, however, is to lay down some gloss varnish and apply decals, then seal them with matte varnish...

btw: sorry for creating confusion... To me, weathering is everything besides the base coat, including the lowlights and highlights...
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 04:27 PM UTC
Hi Erwin, you originally mentioned you usually “sprayed a mist of lighter colour at the base coat as a forced highlight on the upper surfaces”, which of course is different to “weathering” which to me anyway means scrapes, fades, scuffs & dirt. I understood your hesitation was about the former, and that the highlights need to be applied to soft-edge camo.

I can’t recall which vehicle (it’s not in my display cases anymore!) but I do recall doing something similar years ago with German brown & green sprayed over yellow. On a palette or similar make a triangle with puddles of the three colours at the three points (at least 5 cms apart), and a small puddle of white in the middle. It’s then just a matter of (dry-)brushing each colour in towards the white and then choosing the appropriate lightened colour-blend for the area you want to dry-brush.

As you’re from the land of some of the greatest painters who ever lived…Rembrandt, Vermeer et al, it should be in your genes!
G-man69
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 04:07 AM UTC

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With hard edge camouflage, that might be feasible, but this is soft edge camo. How do you envision that? No critics here, just looking for guidance...



Hi Erwin,

In truth I'm not sure, I've only managed to paint two kits so far and I'm rubbish with an airbrush so when I want to create tonal variation within panels I tend to use a variation on dry-brushing.

Not sure if the process has a name? But for want of anything better let's call it dry-blending, ...

...I start by creating a slightly lighter colour of the base and using an old brush with most of the paint removed...as in standard dry-brushing...I start to stipple the colour in random circular motions, starting in the centre and moving outwards.

I then repeat the process a number of times until I'm happy with the results...each repeat is with a slightly lighter colour and each time the area covered gets smaller. I do this with oils, but enamels would work as it's best if the previous layers are still wet so that they blend together...don't know about acrylics, ?

I've never tried it on hard edged, multi-camouflaged kits, but I think it would work?

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 07:02 AM UTC
With hard edge camouflage, that might be feasible, but this is soft edge camo. How do you envision that? No critics here, just looking for guidance...
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 05:26 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

I agree with the old dinos...ooops, I mean Tim, I swear by dry-brushing for adjusting colours...must make me a dinosaur too, .

Though I have been known to swear at dry-brushing when I've got it wrong, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 12:22 AM UTC
Dry brushing... I am ofcourse familliar with the technique (I am no dinosaur, but not that young either ), but to my knowledge one generally uses it to bring out highlights of say hatches or handles or to represent worn areas...

No worries. I will put in the driver when all is done...
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:57 PM UTC
Yep excellent work Erwin, waiting for a figure to show its true scale. Regarding your earlier musing about weathering you might want to try dry-brushing (yeah so I’m a dinosaur) the different camo shades i.e. lighter versions of each. Intricate & tricky for sure but can’t think of a better idea
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:20 PM UTC

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It is really proceeding nicely for sure. Huge thing!
J



Thanks Jerry
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 03:10 AM UTC
It is really proceeding nicely for sure. Huge thing!
J
Golikell
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 06:57 PM UTC
I know what you mean: actually Trumpeter suggests just that...
But indeed the original photo's show quite a thorrough covering of the base dark yellow layer by the camouflage colours... Why this pattern? I dunno...


Thank you very much for the compliments... They are very much appreciated...
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 08:12 AM UTC

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The camouflage is on. Rather satisfied, considering the fact that I wasn't really looking forward to it. This was my first time ever in tackling camouflage...
Now for the details and weathering.
Comments welcome!



Hi Erwin,

When you have mentioned the 3-color camo I expected a mostly yellow monster with some narrow green and brown stripes. Classic Reich-type camo.
But the pics show me something much closer to the contemporary NATO version.
I am not critisizing just wondering why this was chosen in the WWII period (and not used on more tanks, vehicles etc...).

The build and your painting is lovely, the result has a very good beasty impress, though. Congrats!

Tamás
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 07:59 AM UTC
I noticed, but that is no problem... 😊
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 02:24 AM UTC
Sorry man , forgot the " w " on Erwin !!
Golikell
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 01:39 AM UTC

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Nice camo Erin , lookin good !!



Thanks buddy. Really appreciate it...
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 09:20 PM UTC
Nice camo Erin , lookin good !!
Golikell
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 08:51 PM UTC
Thanks, my friend! 😁 Though I made some corrections after seeing my own pictures. (no bigger critic than yourself). I saw that the ladders had their outline visible in yellow. That looked rather strange... Gone, they are, yes!

I am actually a bit puzzled now: usually I spray a mist of a lighter colour af the base coat as a forced highlight on the upper surfaces. But with a 3 colour camouflage, how to handle this? I will go easy on the weathering with this one, as, after every action, it went to the depot for an overhaul. Some of dot filters to get rid of the uniformity, pin wash for the creation of depth and dusting from the rail travel...
G-man69
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 05:09 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

Excellent camouflage, . Was so good it took me a few minutes to spot the beast, .

Thoroughly enjoying this build, looking forward to seeing it weathered-down...do you use proprietary weathering products, or do you make them up your weathering colours from standard colours?

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 05:03 AM UTC
The camouflage is on. Rather satisfied, considering the fact that I wasn't really looking forward to it. This was my first time ever in tackling camouflage...
Now for the details and weathering.
Comments welcome!





Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 04:23 AM UTC
That would be something, if could see that from my profile pic

The flatbed will be on a second track (carriers+shunter on track 1) together with some other rail wagons and a steam engine, with the ammo panzer just about to drive off. ...
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 03:42 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

Nice looking beast...nooo, not you, I meant the Karl, .

the flatbed looks a nicely detailed bit of kit, how will it be used alongside the Karl?

Cheers, ,

G