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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 6, 2003 9:12 AM
Thank you so much Pat, you are truly a life saver! So, I guess I can assemble the entire upper and lower hull, mostly glued and I assume the hatches the will be open dry fitted, spray it on with a fine tip nozzle and allow for the edges of the color to intermingle a bit on the border line ( I guess you could say). I will post photos when I finish, but currently it will be part of a diorama that consist of Fallshirmjager on the road side resting and heating up food in a bucket with the tank getting directions to the spearhead attack. I hope it turns out well. Thank you Pat!
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 6, 2003 8:26 AM
Its a good idea to paint the tank like you said, leaving off the smaller parts until you have applied the camo. For the base color you would want to use the dark yellow first then put on the green and red brown. If you want precise definition between the colors you may want to mask off the cammo pattern but remember that the crews on German tanks sprayed there own camo patterns with air brushes that came with the tanks. So a nice sharp line between the colors may not look right. I free hand the patterns on most of my German tank or trace it out with a pencil first.
The wash can be the same color over the whole model as well as the dry brushing. Or you can dry brush with lighter colors of each color, thats up to you. I dry brush with lighter shades of the base color on all my tanks and they look fine.
I hope this can help you out.
Good Luck,
Pat
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 5, 2003 10:10 AM
Should i do a bae of dark yellow and add the dark green and redbrown after?Please, I know some of you out there know how to make a good camoflage!
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    November 2005
Camoflage on tanks
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 4, 2003 11:10 AM
Question [?]I have completed a few tanks so far, and Istepped up to go for the Tamiya Ardennes Front King Tiger. I have one problem. I am not so sure how to apply the camo. [:0]I have an Aztec airbrush, single action, and fine to broad tipped brushes. Any good tips on good camo. I already thought of assemblin he major tank without accessories and airbrushing it so het lines match, but i want a precise definition in hte colors. Whan i apply a wash will I have to ue a different wash for every section. Please help me and dont be afraid to go into detail. Thanks.Question [?]
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