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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Mk IV Male
Drader
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Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: July 20, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 01:36 PM UTC

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Can you, in your expertise, tell me what colour the one in Bovington is? As far as I can tell from the pics it could be either green or brown



Bovington's Mark IV is now a sort of milk-chocolatey brown and marked as a training tank. When it was filmed for 'Soldiers' it was a greeny colour.

This Mark IV in Brussels is still allegedly in its original colours (with nearly 90 years of weathering/oxidation etc)

http://www.landships.freeservers.com/mk4_walkaround.htm
jonnysocko
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Minnesota, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 09:05 PM UTC

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Hi, I really have serious doubts about the correctness of the colour you used, I think you should be safer using the brownish colour (see example from my latest dio)

secondly I think your dio is to big, you have a lot of uninteresting free space, try making it smaller next time, should work better that way

and finally I believe your trees are a bit to green , toning them down with darker green would help !

cheers
Dom




I'm not even done yet? Theres a lot more that will be going on when I'm done.
HAL0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 09:14 PM UTC
Can't wait to see it finished and thanks for tips on painting/weathering. Quick question on my tadpole build ive lost some of the detail of the bolts/rivets or whatever they are on the tank...whats a good way to model those back on? thanks

jonnysocko
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Minnesota, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 09:55 PM UTC

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Can't wait to see it finished and thanks for tips on painting/weathering. Quick question on my tadpole build ive lost some of the detail of the bolts/rivets or whatever they are on the tank...whats a good way to model those back on? thanks



Hi HALO. Your welcome. This place is great. I don't think theres a better bunch of guys on any online forum. Go check your post. Several of us replied to your request. Heres the link:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=69474&page=1
jonnysocko
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Minnesota, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 09:56 PM UTC

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Hi, I really have serious doubts about the correctness of the colour you used, I think you should be safer using the brownish colour (see example from my latest dio)

secondly I think your dio is to big, you have a lot of uninteresting free space, try making it smaller next time, should work better that way

and finally I believe your trees are a bit to green , toning them down with darker green would help !

cheers
Dom

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I forgot to add that your diorama is very cool and thanks for the tips.

BH