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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:10 PM

I took a closer look; the lighting itself seems to be producing the shadows and highlights.  Pretty natural looking.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:16 PM

checkmateking02

I took a closer look; the lighting itself seems to be producing the shadows and highlights.  Pretty natural looking.

 

Thanks Check! I think I’ll finish him up along with this project.

I did an airbrushing session this afternoon. A base coat of Humbrol 30 Dark Green. I’ll let it dry overnight, then mask off and do the secondary colors tomorrow.

 

 

 

and a couple of close ups to show how the Mr Surfacer casting texture looks under a coat of paint...

 

 

 

Until tomorrow...

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 10, 2020 2:52 PM

That came out well, stik.  Just the right amount of texture!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 10, 2020 4:05 PM

Thanks Check. I think the next time that I try this technique I'll give a light sanding to take down those few coarse spots.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 10, 2020 8:39 PM

Silly Putty masking used here. 

 

Humbrol 29 Dark Earth used over the Dark Green

 

 

 

Based off a WWII era color photo that I found, i went with a light gray turret top, in this case Humbrol 64

 

 

 

Tomorrow I need to do the black borders between the camo colors. I found some Sharpie fine tip oil paint markers to use for that. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:43 PM

This morning I added the black demarcation borders between the camo colors using a Sharpie Ultra Fine Tip paint marker

 

 

 

After lunch I took care of the overspray area, and started some detail item painting...

 

More photos later...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:54 PM

Very sharp-looking paint scheme, stik.  You carried it off very well.  Nice job!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:14 PM

Thanks Check! Aren’t those French camo schemes good looking?

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:44 PM

Overspray cleaned up... major base colors on...

 

 

 

 

And with my trusty Tamiya French Infantryman...

 

 

I think that I’ll do the gloss coat and decals next...

 

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:25 PM

Hi,

That's looking really good.

Pat

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:11 PM

Thank you Pat.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:22 PM

stikpusher

Thanks Check! Aren’t those French camo schemes good looking?

 
They sure are!  I'm always fascinated by the different approaches to camouflage taken by the various militaries of the world, with planes, armor and ships.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:34 AM

Well done on that tank Stik.

 

Nick.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:11 PM

Thank you Nick. It’s turning out much better than I feared/expected... lol!

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, August 15, 2020 5:31 PM

Gloss coat of Future airbrushed on yesterday. Decals applied today. I did a bit of variation from the decal instructions adding a third set of tactical numbers to the turret rear and moving one of the ID roundels to the turret top.

 

 

 

And I’ve been working on my infantryman as well. 

 

 

More to come in a few days...

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:39 PM

Oh, yes; that is all coming together so well.  The soldier is looking even better than before.  Nice touch with the roundel on top of the turret.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by KAYSEE88 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:50 AM
hi there.....Please put me in the roster for the huge Revell 1/32 HE-111 H6 Bomber

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:34 PM

Done, Kaysee!  Welcome to the GB!  Glad you're going to participate.  Looking forward to seeing how things go.  I haven't heard of that particular kit, but I have a few 1/72 He-111's waiting to go.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 24, 2020 7:39 PM

Kaysee, I’m looking forward to that big He-111!

 

I added and cleaned up an oil wash on this over the weekend.

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:38 PM

Impressive work, stik!  Sharp-looking tank.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:32 AM

Thanks Check! I think that this tank has a certain flair in its’ appearance.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:08 PM

Ok, I’m getting back on this one to get it over the finish line. 

 

Flat coat on. I used Tamiya XF-86 Flat Clear for the first time, thinned with lacquer thinner. I like the results.

 

 

Next up dry brushing, then weathering.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:08 PM

This is looking really great, stik.  Nice work!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:33 PM

Thanks Check. I’m ready to be done with this one.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by s.t.u.a.r.t on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:35 AM
Excellent looking build Carlos - glad to see it back on the bench!

Stuart Templeton

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:44 AM

Had forgotten about this one, will be nice to see it finished.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:55 AM

s.t.u.a.r.t
Excellent looking build Carlos - glad to see it back on the bench!
 

Well it’s just been sitting there on my bench for weeks mocking me to finish it... in French! This will not do!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:58 AM

I could say i am surprised it hasn't raised a white flag, but that would be cruel. Whistling

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, November 20, 2020 3:49 PM

Bish

I could say i am surprised it hasn't raised a white flag, but that would be cruel. Whistling

 

Just a wee bit....

 

Dry brushed highlights on...

 

 

 

And with the French soldier

 

 

Just need to add some dirt weathering and then I’m calling this one done....

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:38 AM

Looks terrific, stik, from all the angles.  

 

 

 

 

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