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T-34/76 (Built-up)

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
T-34/76 (Built-up)
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 10:29 AM
I posted this for the fella who started the discussion in the "Techniques" forum, asking how to do mud. I thought ya'll might want to see it as well.

This here is a photo of one of my armor pieces, a Tamiya 1/35 T-34/76. As you can see, it's well covered with mud up front and the tracks are clogged, though difficult to see in this shot.

I used a combination of real mud, Rustall (#2 Black) and pastels for the dried mud up front. When using real mud, be careful of the small crystalline particles present in most soils. They sparkle in the right light and look kinda yech! A light coat of flat clear will remedy this. Also, remember to work out any obtrusively large particles or stones. They often times look out of place on a 1/35 model as well.

For the stuff in the tracks I used a mixture of several dark brown paints and celluclay (which is what was used on the base). For grass, I used static grass which is available from VP and a couple other manufacturers, I think. Never leave static grass unpainted. It looks pretty bad that way! You can mix this stuff in with your mud as well.

To replicate transitional areas where the mud is just starting to dry, but still damp, I used whatever clear I happened to have on the bench at the time. Brush it on and feather it out. When it dries, it will remain darker than the dried mud. A VERY VERY light coat of clear sprayed over the whole affair will help to seal the mud without turning it too dark.




For a larger image, check out my humble website:

www.spasticforplastic.1hwy.com

My apologies in advance for all the pop-ups!

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    December 2002
  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 11:33 AM
Very nice too...
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 12:13 PM
Good job!I have a Tamiya su-122 complete with treads from Fruilmodel,and a P.E. set from Aber awaiting my attention.Have been considering doing it in winter camo,which means MUD.I really don't want to clog up those really fine treads though.
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 7:54 AM
THANKS 2 MUCH FELLAS!

I've got a few more of these on the burner, and while we're comparing projects...

My MOAP for this year is going to be a kitbash of the DuML & Tamiya kits, with all sortsa goodies added. Here's what I've got so far;

Frulis, Jordi's aluminum barrel, Jaguar exhausts and fuel tanks, an Armo resin turret and, of course, various brass sets by Eduard & Aber etc. Don't know exactly what I'll use on the MOAP, though. I haven't decided which variant I'm doing yet, and alotta these goodies will simply serve as guides for scratchwork anyway. We'll see. Also, I have to wait for the 1/1 scale work on the house to be done before I can dig it all out and go to town! But that's another tale...

Thanks again guys!

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    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 3:09 PM
Excellent work blackwolfscd.....that's the way a tank should look...filthy, dusty, grime covered, etc. I sometimes wonder if they install dirt on a tank at the factory? Never seen a clean one. Keep up the great work!!!
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Friday, March 14, 2003 11:21 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Robert!

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    February 2003
  • From: Long Island
Posted by Moses on Saturday, March 15, 2003 5:23 PM
Exceelent work...Thanks for the pics!
"ZIM FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER!!"
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Saturday, March 15, 2003 9:22 PM
Hey Moses!

Thanks, dude. Always happy to share with ya'll. That's what this hobby's all about, to me anyway!

Y'know, we're having a big-time thaw here in Buffalo this weekend and we're expecting some flooding. Could you give us some help with that, or maybe you could talk to your buddy Noah and get us a deal on an Ark? Tongue [:P]

Sorry, guy! It was irresistable!

Later!

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