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Sherman M4A3 105 Howitzer

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About the Author

About Ron Goins (biffa)

My name is Ron and i began modeling in january of 2005 while off work with knee surgery i have always been interested in the military and 1/35 scale vehicles and armour are my main subjects, i will build just about any brand of kit there is as long as it interests me and i build for my own collectio...


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
FEB 09, 2007 - 12:55 PM
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?
FEB 09, 2007 - 03:01 PM
FEB 09, 2007 - 03:04 PM
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.
FEB 09, 2007 - 04:17 PM
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 . Regards, Joe
FEB 09, 2007 - 06:22 PM
Ron, Very nice. Very nice indeed!
FEB 09, 2007 - 06:34 PM
Nicely done all around Ron, great to see this one get added to the On Display listing.
FEB 09, 2007 - 11:52 PM
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.
FEB 10, 2007 - 08:09 AM
Great work. Incrediably that you have reached this level within two years! Very impressive. Thanks for sharing
FEB 11, 2007 - 05:57 PM
what a nicely done sherman. i wish mine would look 1/4 as good. top notch,
FEB 11, 2007 - 09:34 PM