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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:22 am

Amazing how this takes on a different depth by doing this filter. How do you pick the colors to use in the filter?

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Post  Highlander on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:38 am

Thank you for your comments everyone ,
Hi Moon puppy , I just pick oil colours at random , it does not really matter what you use or how bright they are as you are diluting them down to such an extent that even the brightest colours are usable ,you just wet a brush with clean white spirit and then go over the whole vehicle until only the smallest trace of the colour remains to give the base depth and subtle variation in its original shades.

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Post  Kreighshoer on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:45 am

you're going through this in lightning speed brian! the outcome looks very good, i love it!
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Post  Highlander on Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:14 am

Exhaust started , basecoat is Salmon pink with layers of different browns building up and then a red brown wash added ,once this dries I will treat it with red and brown pastels , chipping started and some rust and rust streaking added hopefully to give it that winter feel ,I will finish the chipping and rust tommorow then work on something else for a few days Twisted Evil before I do the wheels and tracks

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Post  Shaggy on Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:44 am

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Wow, that is really coming together nicley, the whitewash looks excellent! cheers
The hairspray technique is fun to do, isn't it?
I like the muffler , too. Can't wait to see her all finished and on that cool base you've got!

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Post  Richie on Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:23 am

Great work Brian

That whitewash looks so well worn

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Post  Highlander on Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:40 pm

I decided to do a bit more as I ended up with a quiet day at work ,

I started to add pure white dots and edges to the top edge of the whitewash and also on the edges of the scratches and chips ,this acts as a highlight and gives the whitewash more depth ,a simple touch but it makes all the difference I think ,I also added another deeper wash to the exhaust and did some work on the mesh grills ,there are some shiney bits but it was still wet as I took the photo

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:35 pm

Kewl!
I think this is how you guys obtain what I've been calling the "Weight and Mass" of some of these builds. Wonder how this would translate to a Flying Thingy.... scratch

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:22 pm

Well you better show us that motorbike , you know I love motorbikes ! Very Happy Is it going in the diorama too ?

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Post  Highlander on Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:17 am

Hi Jen


I know you love motorbikes so here it is , It is for my Panther diorama , It is a reworked Tamiya DKW , I have a custom built figure in U boat leathers for it also Very Happy

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:14 am

Cool , I love it ! The stowage on the pillion seat is very nice .

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Post  Highlander on Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:02 pm

After looking at the base I decided to change the building from a ruin to an undamaged building hoping this will let me add more icicles etc from the roof edge , I made a new end wall and texured it with mr surfacer ( I'm going to put climbing plant over this end I think ,no leaves just the vine structure ) , then I made a plasticard box structure to cover the interior hole and finally added a plasticard roof ,this will serve as a base to add tiles which I will also make from plasticard ,I have some other slight mods to do to the base but at least it is starting to take shape

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:57 am

That is a great idea Brian . I am looking forward to seeing your concept become visualised , Hmmmm maybe if it is an aggressive vine there may still be some dead folliage on the branches , ie plus model autumn leaves , just to give some relief ?

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:10 am

Nice scratch built base! The frame edges look very well too.

What dimensions has the base?

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Post  Highlander on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:29 am

Hi Johnny

The base is not scratch built , It is by a company called Monroe Perdu ,I just decided to change the building a bit , the base is 20cm x 20cm ,a nice size for smaller vehicles , the company says it will take a Panther but I tried it and it overhangs the edges .

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Post  Kreighshoer on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:31 am

beautiful conversion of the base brian! this will be very cool looking when finished!

will you add a wooden roof? if so will you use the wooden stirrers from mcdumb they have a perfect size!
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Post  Highlander on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:35 am

I'm not sure yet Laura , but I have a generous supply of liberated stirrers in my model room Twisted Evil

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PS , the Mcdumb straws are the perfect diameter for Panther gun cleaning tubes as well What a Face
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Post  Jenny Ryan on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:51 am

Hey Brian , it is funny , I always envisioned your vehicle pointing the opposite direction , but that really does look cool Very Happy !

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Post  Highlander on Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:38 am

OK

Here we have todays progress ,we nearly have a waterwheel , it is made out of laser cut card stock and goes together very well ,the stone bearers are resin and the shaft is a wooden dowel ,I think it looks pretty good and should be interesting to see all weathered and frozen

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I would like to know your opinion on which figure/s looks better from the three below or if anyone has any other suggestions .

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:31 am

Are you putting unidentifiable vehicles in the background on purpose ? Suspect

Rolling Eyes Well I know what it is , its just I am not going to tell you Razz Razz Razz !

Anyone else know ?

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Post  Highlander on Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:45 am

I may be sneaking the odd weird thing in and no it isnt the Tiger ! ,I take it you mean the little grey thing lurking in the background in the photo with the two Alpine figures on the left ?

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Post  Pvt Mutt on Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:06 am

I like the two figures out front. I don't really know but it looks like it should have one of those eastern green paint jobs J.C. Very Happy

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Post  Highlander on Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:26 am

Hi Mutt , More likely to be a Western Green paint job What a Face

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:32 am

Was I right ?

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Post  Highlander on Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:32 am

Nope !!! affraid

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