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German hinterhalt (ambush) dots how to?

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German hinterhalt (ambush) dots how to?
Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:22 PM

What is your favorite way of applying dots to your German armor with ambush schemes?

I could never get the look I wanted hand painting them, even with spotter brushes.  To paint the dots, I use a single action Mr Hobby gravity fed airbrush or Paasche VL with its wheel turned enough to make it operate in single action mode.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:58 PM

My favorite way? Good ol hairy stick for me. I've not mastered my paint consistencies enough to make such tiny dots with my AB lol. 

However I can make those dots easily with a brush. Spacing is the tricky part. ;)

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:42 PM
If you want to try an AB,make a homemade stencil,poke holes in a cardboard sheet and spray thru it.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:54 PM

Fabulous, Tojo! Thanks!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:39 PM
Hand painting is a skill, an art. Tried the stencils but they get difficult around the edges. I was contemplating punching holes in Tamiya masking tape...but one really needs a fine punch to do it properly. I’m on a late war German armor kick, I may have to take the plunge and purchase a small punch die kit.
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Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Monday, August 26, 2019 5:48 PM

Went ahead and applied the ambush dots with 10/0 spotter brush (1/48 scale King Tiger). Read that on hard edge King Tigers their dots were hand painted. I like the results. I took pics but don’t know how to send them under a post?

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:44 AM

Pictures?

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, September 01, 2019 10:43 PM

HighDesertmodeler
I took pics but don’t know how to send them under a post? Add Quote to yo

You have to "host" them on one of the online photo sites, like Flickr or the like.

You then need to capture the "Save Image Location" info (often my right-clicking the image at it's online location).  That url is then pasted into the Source box of the Image icon (5th from left, bottom row of the responce dialog, liiks like a moiuntain),

Oh, and you pretty much have to not try that on a phone or tablet, but from an actual computer (the single-window limitations of phones and tablets apper to get i nthe way of th process).

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Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Sunday, September 01, 2019 10:46 PM

Thank you, not thrilled about putting anything on another website host.  

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, September 02, 2019 1:54 PM

I ended up painting them by hand.  Not a fun project.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, September 02, 2019 5:43 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
HighDesertmodeler
I took pics but don’t know how to send them under a post? Add Quote to yo

 

You have to "host" them on one of the online photo sites, like Flickr or the like.

You then need to capture the "Save Image Location" info (often my right-clicking the image at it's online location).  That url is then pasted into the Source box of the Image icon (5th from left, bottom row of the responce dialog, liiks like a moiuntain),

Oh, and you pretty much have to not try that on a phone or tablet, but from an actual computer (the single-window limitations of phones and tablets apper to get i nthe way of th process).

 

Phone and tablet work good for me,all you need is one window at a time.1st your photo site,copy the link,next FSM and add the link.The 1st window can be closed once you copy the img link

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