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About Christer (Roy)

Hello, fellow modellers. This is just my hobby!


seen some footage from Iraq, and some vehicles over there seem even more chipped , so I for one think it's a great model , whatever the "taste of viewer" maybe. Tha Pit
JUL 03, 2007 - 09:53 AM
british armour in op telic has/had been worn worse than that. All vehicles i.e. land rovers, scimitars, warriors, challenger 2's..... had an extensive amount of paint chips and scratches..... so dude, it's an awesome model.....keep it up...
JUL 03, 2007 - 10:45 PM
I feel comfortable when I hear this! Thanks.
JUL 04, 2007 - 02:36 AM
Nice looking paint job. Tanks Andy
JUL 04, 2007 - 03:17 AM
Hi Chris, Seeing all the comments going around. I would like to add my 2 cents worth. Personally... I think the amount of chipping you had done is fine.. The Challengers in Iraq did undergo severe paint chips as the yellow was painted rather thinly over the original dark green, thus causing the chips. My only other comment would be that you might want to create more depth for your Challenger, i.e. use of pin washes in the panel lines and bolts/nuts, and also to use post shading. That would look great. I had also done the Challenger II from Tamiya with similar amount of chipping as yours.. Cheers!
JUL 04, 2007 - 03:59 AM
Hi Christer, I think there are a lot of opinions on weathering and paints chips. This debate has previously surfaced regarding white wash on especially Russian and German vehicles. In general I think white wash and desert colours applied as a "second" colour on top of the base camouflage tend to chip and wear of rather quickly. I would agree that your Challenger is just fine with the amount of chipping you have done. My humble opinion is that you got the chipping just right and the rest of the tank is a beauty as well. Thanks for sharing
JUL 04, 2007 - 09:50 PM
Thats perfect. The paint used was a waterbased tempory paint for most vehicles which came off rather quickly. I know a few people that decided to wash thier vehicles in Kuwait which took off all the paint.
JUL 05, 2007 - 02:35 AM
Now Iím really encouraged to continue experimenting with type of chipping. Thanks! /Christer
JUL 05, 2007 - 07:42 PM
Hi Christer, In my opinion, what is actually "missing" from your build is dimension. Your tank looks rather 2D, especially since the chipping is done on a light color. I believe that is also the reason that we perceive the chipping as "overdone", because we can't fully see third dimension of the tank, there is no depth. What I would recommend you to do would be using a method like washes, pre-post shading or something to make your tank look 3D. When you do that, you will see that your paint chips will not stand out so much and look more natural. Here, we see chipped streaks on a light color, which is actually a tank. If you can give the 3D feel, then we will first see a tank, which is worn down, not the other way around. Just my 2 cents.
JUL 05, 2007 - 10:44 PM
I love this kind of feedback! More comments like this and the technical skill can really be improved, not just for me, but for others as well. I'll keep this in mind for my next experiment! Cheers
JUL 05, 2007 - 11:31 PM