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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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  • Member since
    July, 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, November 04, 2018 12:21 AM

Pretty quiet in here, not surprising seeing that the GB will be over in 4 days!

Its been pretty tough the last few months with a full time job, online college classes and daily life stuggles!  Last time I posted an update the JS-3 was sitting with its base coat, including shadows and highlights.  Fortunately I was able to get a bit done the last week and its close to getting finished.  First I gave it a gloss coat of Future, added the decals, then overcoated them with more Future.  Next was a general wash of Flory's Dark Brown wash and some localized pin washes of Tamiya Dark Brown wash.  Followed this with a few thin coats of Vallejo Matte Varnish, then did some light drybrushing with some oil paints (mix of Winsor Newton Olive and Naples Yellow).  After this dried I sprayed filters of MIG Green and Brown to give the finish some depth.  Chipped high wear areas with Vallejo Model Color German Camo Dark Brown and added some streaking with various MIG oil paints.   Still have a little bit of weathering to do and also the tracks, but its nearly there:

I also got some work done on the T-62.  Last we saw her she was just primered.  I decided to go in a different direction and dress her up in Syrian camo.  I chose Model Master Acryl Sandgelb as the base coat, lightened with about 10% MMA Flat White.  I added a bit of color modulation and then used Tamiya XF-58 Olive Green for the green camo pattern.  The camo is only about 1/3 done and I expect to take another two weeks to finish her up so she won't make the deadline, sorry.

The Zevdza T-26 is way down the line!  I decided to depict it as a tank in the Spanish Civil War, so I need to do a bit of research to see what paint/markings this requires.

As soon as I get the JS-3 done I'll go back and get updated on all the work done in the GB the last few months!

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, November 04, 2018 7:41 AM

Your weathering and color modulation on the JS-3 is excellent!!  Looking forward to seeing her with tracks on.

The T-62 looks like a solid build, and the scheme looks interesting.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 05, 2018 11:30 AM

Ernest: I love that IS-III! The worn paint looks amazing! And the T-62 ain't half bad either! Looking forward to seeing them finished up!

Wish I had something to post. Sorry Dwayne I offered to paint up some figures for the father of vet who wants to give them to him as Christmas gift. And he wants them by Thanksgiving, since I'm going on vacation/holiday next week I've been rushing to try to get them done and shelfing everything else. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 05, 2018 4:45 PM

No worries, Gamera.  That is definitely a worthwhile project.  Big Smile

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, November 05, 2018 10:23 PM

The weathering on that JS-3 looks super Yes

  • Member since
    July, 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 11:53 PM

Thanks for the kind words fellas, its much appreciated!

Gamera, keep working on that T-44!  I've been eager to see how that MiniArt kit will look when done!

Well its Nov. 7, 10 PM in California, USA and I'm calling the JS-3 (IS-3) done!   I could do a bit more work on it, but to be honest, my back is really aching after 12 straight days at the bench and I need a break!!Dead  Because of GB end date I rushed through the weathering so its not up to my usual standards, I hope you all don't mind.  I totally messed up the look of the tracks by experimenting with a couple of different weathering techniques...BAD MOVE!  I had to improvise and make them look the best I could...oh well.Black Eye  Anyway, here's the 1/35 Tamiya JS-3:

Happy Modeling All!

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:50 AM

Ernest: She looks perfect to me! If mine turns out half as well I'll be happy. 

 

Sadly I'm going on vacation/holiday for the next two weeks so I again won't have any progress to show. I'll be back on the T-44 in December and hopefully finish up sometime around the first of the year. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, November 08, 2018 3:16 PM

Great job on that JS3 Ernest! Just in time. Congrats bud.

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, November 08, 2018 9:19 PM

Hey Ernest, glad you were able to sneak that under the wire.  First page has been updated with the completion.  Very nice job!

With that excellent addition, the Russian Armor Group Build comes to a close. This was my first GB as a host, and you all helped to make it enjoyable and , I think, highly successful.  Thanks again to all who participated!

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    July, 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:31 PM

Gamera - Sorry to hear we won't be seeing the T-44 soon.  Enjoy your vacation and thanks for your kind comments!

Griff- Thank you sir! I'm stoked that the JS-3 can join your excellent T-55 in the gallery!

Dwayne - Thanks for the gallery update and the kind words!  Always a pleasure to join a great GB, my hat's off to you for hosting it!  Toast

Lets do another one soon...British Armor? U.S. Armor?  German??Whistling

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 09, 2018 9:38 AM

Thanks Ernest! 

 

Dwayne: Yeah if you do want to do another armour GB let me know. I've got most nationalities but if you want to go German I'd like to look for a Leopard II on a Black Friday sale. And I'll get something with NO INTERIOR so hopefully I won't get bogged down again. Confused

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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