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Sherman M4A3 105 Howitzer
Henk
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 09:27 AM UTC
Ron (biffa) works his magic on Tamiya''s good old Sherman kit. Enjoy.



Sherman M4A3 105 Howitzer

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
tony55
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 12:55 PM UTC
Lovely pictures. Realy good finish but I have two questions if you don't mind.

1. How do you get the 'metallic' look. Graphite?

2. What colour do you use for the wood on the tools. It's very realistic and I cannot say the same for mine.

Thanks Ron


Tony
jazza
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 03:01 PM UTC
Ah nice to see a familiar kit. The painting of the boxes was done really well. In fact, the wood mounted on the front looks like its a piece of real wood?
james84
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Roma, Italy
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 03:04 PM UTC
Excellent!
exer
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Dublin, Ireland
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 04:17 PM UTC
I like the grimy look that the weathering mix you've used gives. Looks like a tank that's seen a lot of heavy weather lately.
M-60-A3
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 06:22 PM UTC
Hi Ron,
Very good work. Definitely one of the best finishes I've seen. The dust, streaking and fading are first class. I'd go
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Regards,
Joe
trahe
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 06:34 PM UTC
Ron,

Very nice. Very nice indeed!
wbill76
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 11:52 PM UTC
Nicely done all around Ron, great to see this one get added to the On Display listing.
biffa
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 08:09 AM UTC
Thanks Henk for displaying this and everyone for the kind words,

Hi Tony the worn metal look is from light drybrushing of reaper "shadowed steel" using a very dry brush it gives a real nice polished look and a combination of yellow ochre, burnt sienna and van dyke brown oil paints were used for the tool handles, i first put down the yellow ochre then streak the other two colours through without blending them too bad it usually takes me a couple of runs to get it right.
Jazza yea that was a real piece of wood i washed it in the oils to blend it in with the vehicle the rear boxes were done like the handles.

Thanks again all.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 05:57 PM UTC
Great work. Incrediably that you have reached this level within two years! Very impressive.

Thanks for sharing
rjeffs2501
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 09:34 PM UTC
what a nicely done sherman. i wish mine would look 1/4 as good. top notch,