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Massey Fergusson Farm Tractor - Renovation time

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Massey Fergusson Farm Tractor - Renovation time
Posted by Tiking on Monday, June 21, 2021 7:18 AM

I had bought this 1/24 scale MF20 a long time ago. It's been stashed away waiting for the right moment to decide on what I was going to do with it. Now I have. Will be adding a few more details here and there, which will not distract from the overall look.

 

 

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

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, June 21, 2021 3:57 PM

Hello Charles!

It almost starts getting boring to write it - but I'll write it again, another very nice one! Simple yet effective! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, June 21, 2021 5:08 PM

Thank you, yet again. :)

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

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Posted by Greg on Monday, June 21, 2021 5:27 PM

Brilliant.....as usual. Can almost smell the oil and fuel.

YesYesYes

-Greg

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 21, 2021 6:15 PM

Oh wow, super cool!!! 

Reminds me of my grandpa's old tractor! 

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

 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, June 21, 2021 6:21 PM

WOW!  That weathering is spot on!  Is this the old Heller kit?  Is your plan to finish assembling it or to leave it as is?  This tractor reminds me of the old Ford Jubilee that I drove on my best friend's farm for so many years.  What's your weathering secret,  pastels, oil washes, dry brushing etc?  I've bought the newly released Porsche red tractor by Revell and need to build that soon.

TJS

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Posted by richs26 on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:16 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

 This tractor reminds me of the old Ford Jubilee that I drove on my best friend's farm for so many years.   

It should as the Fergie is a first cousin of the original Ford/Ferguson 9N-2N tractor until the dissolution of the Henry Ford and Harry Ferguson famous handshake agreement in 1946.  The 1953 Jubilee is an upgraded 8N.

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:25 AM

Thanks gents. Tom, that was some good historical info. Thank you for that. 

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

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:26 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

WOW!  That weathering is spot on!  Is this the old Heller kit?  Is your plan to finish assembling it or to leave it as is?  This tractor reminds me of the old Ford Jubilee that I drove on my best friend's farm for so many years.  What's your weathering secret,  pastels, oil washes, dry brushing etc?  I've bought the newly released Porsche red tractor by Revell and need to build that soon.

 

 

Yes. It's the old Heller kit. The finish build is as is. 

 

My weathering procedure for this build was as follows:

 

1. Prime with Chaos Black from Citadel.

2. Paint main color a grey shade.( I do not use an airbrush. I've always painted with a rattle can. I've purchase a cheap airbrush to practice on but have not gotten the hand of it yet.)

3. For the rusted portion of the tractor, I used Mig pigments. No reason. That's what I had on hand. Before applying the pigments I gave the model a coat of dull spray. This makes it easy for the pigments to adhere better. I used combination of old, light, and new rust, and black pigments, to give some varitions to the rust. 

4. Then Soaked the pigments with ordeless enamel solution.

5. After the solution has dried, I went over it with a little more pigment of grey, and some real dirt. 

6. Then I dotted on some of Tamiya's black panel solution.

7. Then I used the sponge technique and dotted on some brown Citadel color in areas around the grey painted tractor to represent some rusted areas. 

8. Then I went over some of the brown dotted areas with some black panel solution to vary the texture.

And that's about it, really. I always look at reference photos before starting any projects. It gives me time to think about what procedures I need to achieve the final results. I can stare and think out my plan for days or weeks. But mainly days, depending how complex the project is going to be.

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

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:38 AM

thanks for the techniques.  But it's the eye here that is special and you my friend have the eye!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 6:24 AM

keavdog

thanks for the techniques.  But it's the eye here that is special and you my friend have the eye!

 

 

Keav, you're always pepping me up. Thanks man.

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

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:58 AM

Oh Boy!

     I have to ask. Do you drive around taking photos, then duplicate them? Your Builds are nothing short of Vignettes of Life for sure. Love this one too!

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:00 PM

Tanker-Builder

Oh Boy!

     I have to ask. Do you drive around taking photos, then duplicate them? Your Builds are nothing short of Vignettes of Life for sure. Love this one too!

 

Whenever I see a scene that I like, I take a photo. But most of the builds here are photos I've saved from off the net. 

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

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 11:04 AM

I grin ear to ear looking at your work. You are a master in the art of weathering. I'd like to sit in the background and learn how you do it. You should consider running workshops or sell videos. No joke. You are missing an opportunity to share your knowledge and make some money too. 

Excellent work!

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 11:31 AM

Bakster

I grin ear to ear looking at your work. You are a master in the art of weathering. I'd like to sit in the background and learn how you do it. You should consider running workshops or sell videos. No joke. You are missing an opportunity to share your knowledge and make some money too. 

Excellent work!

 

Not only that, but reading your step-by-step above you make it sound so simple. You have a gift.

-Greg

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:09 PM

Bakster

I grin ear to ear looking at your work. You are a master in the art of weathering. I'd like to sit in the background and learn how you do it. You should consider running workshops or sell videos. No joke. You are missing an opportunity to share your knowledge and make some money too. 

Excellent work!

 

 

Thank you for your kind words. I will try and work out a way to make a video and upload it to yuotube. I'm new to this youtube thing. There so much one has to do. I only have my phone camera and no expensive gear to shoot with or microphones and such. So I have to look into how I can do it without shelling out large amount of money.

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

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:11 PM

Greg

 

 
Bakster

I grin ear to ear looking at your work. You are a master in the art of weathering. I'd like to sit in the background and learn how you do it. You should consider running workshops or sell videos. No joke. You are missing an opportunity to share your knowledge and make some money too. 

Excellent work!

 

 

 

Not only that, but reading your step-by-step above you make it sound so simple. You have a gift.

 

 

It is really simple. I do not like to over complicate procedures or methods. There are many ways to achive the same results, to a point. But I like simplicity. :)

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

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Posted by Back to the bench on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:54 PM

As so many others have said this is just one more example of your amazing talent. Thanks for taking the time to post your work and also for sharing information on your techniques. I must say that I always return to look at your posts many times, and I always find some little detail that I missed the previous times I looked. It's not just your outstanding assembly, painting and weathering skills that draws me into the scene. I think it starts with your eye for scene composition and knowing what details create that wonderful illusion of reality in scale. Again thanks for the enjoyment you provide by sharing your work.

Gil
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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 3:04 PM

Tiking
I will try and work out a way to make a video and upload it to yuotube. I'm new to this youtube thing. There so much one has to do. I only have my phone camera and no expensive gear to shoot with or microphones and such. So I have to look into how I can do it without shelling out large amount of money.

It would be awesome if you could but dont worry about it if it's an issue for you. Just saying that there are guys selling modeling DVDs with far less allure than what you can do. It could be a side business for you. If I had your skillset,  I surely would. But then maybe that is not on your radar and I totally get that. So no pressure. I love your work.

Question: how are your skills at making plastic look like aged wood? Do you have process for that? I keep looking for a process that is straightforward and that looks good. 

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 3:19 PM

Back to the bench

As so many others have said this is just one more example of your amazing talent. Thanks for taking the time to post your work and also for sharing information on your techniques. I must say that I always return to look at your posts many times, and I always find some little detail that I missed the previous times I looked. It's not just your outstanding assembly, painting and weathering skills that draws me into the scene. I think it starts with your eye for scene composition and knowing what details create that wonderful illusion of reality in scale. Again thanks for the enjoyment you provide by sharing your work.

 

 

Really appreciate your supportive words of encouragement. Thank you for pushing me on. 

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

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 3:25 PM

Bakster

 

 
Tiking
I will try and work out a way to make a video and upload it to yuotube. I'm new to this youtube thing. There so much one has to do. I only have my phone camera and no expensive gear to shoot with or microphones and such. So I have to look into how I can do it without shelling out large amount of money.

 

It would be awesome if you could but dont worry about it if it's an issue for you. Just saying that there are guys selling modeling DVDs with far less allure than what you can do. It could be a side business for you. If I had your skillset,  I surely would. But then maybe that is not on your radar and I totally get that. So no pressure. I love your work.

Question: how are your skills at making plastic look like aged wood? Do you have process for that? I keep looking for a process that is straightforward and that looks good. 

 

Thanks but I will try and do a small test video and upload it to see how it looks with sound.

As for the plastic look like wood, I always try and incorporate the real thing, like balsa wood. But in the case of the flatbed with excavator, I had to try and mimic the wooden area, which was plastic, to look like wood. I don't remember the exact method I used but will get back to you on that issue. Going to see if I have some wip. 

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

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 3:32 PM

Tiking
Thanks but I will try and do a small test video and upload it to see how it looks with sound

Very cool...

 

Tiking
As for the plastic look like wood, I always try and incorporate the real thing, like balsa wood. But in the case of the flatbed with excavator, I had to try and mimic the wooden area, which was plastic, to look like wood. I don't remember the exact method I used but will get back to you on that issue. Going to see if I have some wip. 

Also very cool... Yes

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:46 AM

Well;

 Either way It works for me. Your Weathering is spot on every time. And Wear and Tear too!

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Posted by Tiking on Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:58 AM

Tanker-Builder

Well;

 Either way It works for me. Your Weathering is spot on every time. And Wear and Tear too!

 

 

too kind. Thank you :)

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

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Posted by Tiking on Saturday, June 26, 2021 12:03 PM

Bakster

 

 
Tiking
I will try and work out a way to make a video and upload it to yuotube. I'm new to this youtube thing. There so much one has to do. I only have my phone camera and no expensive gear to shoot with or microphones and such. So I have to look into how I can do it without shelling out large amount of money.

 

It would be awesome if you could but dont worry about it if it's an issue for you. Just saying that there are guys selling modeling DVDs with far less allure than what you can do. It could be a side business for you. If I had your skillset,  I surely would. But then maybe that is not on your radar and I totally get that. So no pressure. I love your work.

Question: how are your skills at making plastic look like aged wood? Do you have process for that? I keep looking for a process that is straightforward and that looks good. 

 

 

I thought these might be of help:

1. https://youtu.be/vB-1u3tFf34

2. https://youtu.be/eyiCIxO7u8g

3. https://youtu.be/dw9fNz9nkbo

 

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

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:04 PM

Tiking
  I thought these might be of help: 1. https://youtu.be/vB-1u3tFf34 2. https://youtu.be/eyiCIxO7u8g 3. https://youtu.be/dw9fNz9nkbo  

Thanks for noting those.

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:36 AM

Bakster

 

 
Tiking
  I thought these might be of help: 1. https://youtu.be/vB-1u3tFf34 2. https://youtu.be/eyiCIxO7u8g 3. https://youtu.be/dw9fNz9nkbo  

 

Thanks for noting those.

 

You're most welcome. 

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

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, June 27, 2021 2:25 PM

Plenty of YT content out there that's just cellphone-made.

One of the key things is in the editing software (and the patience and willingness to spend time with same).

One critical item can be a tripod or similar way to hold the phone securely.

Using all voice-over audio can be simpler sometiems than relying on the phone's audio--this can be easy or difficult based on the video editing softare used (and more so with the freeware versions).

And, Kathy Millet does make it look easy.  (As does Luke Towan.)  Some of that is in the patience to film all the "takes" it takes to make a video.

It's a skill, like anything else.

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, June 27, 2021 3:01 PM

CapnMac82

Plenty of YT content out there that's just cellphone-made.

One of the key things is in the editing software (and the patience and willingness to spend time with same).

One critical item can be a tripod or similar way to hold the phone securely.

Using all voice-over audio can be simpler sometiems than relying on the phone's audio--this can be easy or difficult based on the video editing softare used (and more so with the freeware versions).

And, Kathy Millet does make it look easy.  (As does Luke Towan.)  Some of that is in the patience to film all the "takes" it takes to make a video.

It's a skill, like anything else.

 

 

Thank you for that. I will see what I can come up with, to make it an enjoyable experience.

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

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