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LM 841 (weathering commission work)

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  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
LM 841 (weathering commission work)
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:53 PM

I was given this new LM 841 to weather for a friend of mine, Rickard Algotsson. I decided to give this 1:50 scale model a go. It's a beautiful model with great details. Surprisingly enough, it is not made completely out of metal but the body part is mostly plastic. The arm connectors and joints, and all the small details are made from metal. An amazing piece, I must say. The only addition in respect to details is the antenna.I painted the hydraulic coupling ends silver to give the appearance of actual couplings and painted the exhaust stack, silver as well. I weathered the folks using a combination of rust, smoke to make the forks look rusty, like most of the reference photos I saw. For the rest of the model I used the sponge technique, very carefully,  all over the model.

As this was a 1:50 scale, I had to try and control my hand movements as this was a smaller scale compared to what I was used to. The results is what you see. I've posted the original model, before weathering, and photos after the weathering was completed. I think, with the great details the model has already, I've managed to enhance them, making them pop even more.

Before weathering:



 

After Weathering:



















































Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:25 PM

Hello Charles!

You're showing off one more time! That's some serious weathering!

The original model doesn't look right without any shading at all - I'm not even starting to talk about weathering yet. The best example would be the engine grilles in the rear - painted one colour they just disappear. They don't look this way even on a brand new machine.

Luckily you were there to help and now everything is just the way it's supposed to be! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:15 AM

Thank you for your feedback Pawel. I do appreciate it. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:23 AM

Very well done and the quality of the photos is some of the best I’ve seen on this forum.

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:44 AM

wpwar11

Very well done and the quality of the photos is some of the best I’ve seen on this forum.

 

 

Kind of you to say. Thanks.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:09 PM

Outstanding work! Bow Down The paint chipping really looks great. Toast

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:37 PM

fox

Outstanding work! Bow Down The paint chipping really looks great. Toast

Jim  Captain

 

 

Thank you Jim. For such a small scale and fragile parts, I really had to be gentle with my hand moments. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:54 AM

Very good weathering!! Wow!! Surprise

                   

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:14 AM

Another fine piece if work. 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:25 PM

mustang1989

Very good weathering!! Wow!! Surprise

 

Thank you kindly. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:29 PM

keavdog

Another fine piece if work. 

 

Glad u like this as well. Thank you. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:01 PM

Looky Here!

 I already called someone else on Photoshopping a real Machine in place of a Model ! What makes you think I'll let you off scott Free?? Just because it is a model? I guess ! That result is truly, SuperCalifragilisticExpialidioshes !!!!!!!

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:23 PM

Tanker-Builder

Looky Here!

 I already called someone else on Photoshopping a real Machine in place of a Model ! What makes you think I'll let you off scott Free?? Just because it is a model? I guess ! That result is truly, SuperCalifragilisticExpialidioshes !!!!!!!

 

 

Hihi!!! Thanks. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, March 27, 2020 8:27 AM

Hi;

 I especially like the weathering on the high wear areas. Dead on Gorgeous!

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Friday, March 27, 2020 12:30 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

 I especially like the weathering on the high wear areas. Dead on Gorgeous!

 

 

Thank you, once again. :) 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:47 AM

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:19 PM

Hey! ! 

 Now, that's called here in the States 'Knocking Their Socks Off' ! ! 

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:43 AM
Thank you.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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