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    Hardcore reacted to French frog models in Bf 109 G-10 Erla/type 110, Hasegawa 1/32   
    Here it is finally finished ... the paintings ak real are great to use ... a little rest and zou it will be necessary that I finish the other 109!
    A huge thank you to Vincent Kermorgan and jean-claude Mermet for their invaluable help!





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    Hardcore reacted to MARU5137 in How -to- Do- It... by Bjørn Jacobsen..   
    I think this is amazing" How To Do it ".
    He shows step by step how to create explosions etc... take photos and even prop blur. 
    Very useful. 
    How to do it:
     
    https://dioramas-and-models.com/how to do it.html
     
    MARU 5137.
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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    Another commission for a friend. It is basically a toy that I have modded, or destroyed, depending how you see it. 
    Getting rid of the wings simplified things a bit. 
     
    Primer is some powerful plastic Primer i bought specifically for this project. 
    (The toy is not exactly made of styrene but some other plastic i suspected could cause trouble.) On top of that i should perhaps have used white overall, but for some reason I only used it on the fin to make markings. 
    Instead I sprayed on Citadel 'Zandri Dust' directly from the can. It didn't cover well and i had to apply many layers of paint to get an opaque surface. 
     
    I tested new 0.2mm needle and nozzle in my Iwata Neo when painting the mottles. It originally is an 0.35mm AB but I bought spare parts on ebay to make on unofficial upgrade. 
    It worked reasonably well, but then the paint was Gunze RLM82 light grun IIRC. Good paint that. 
    The panel wash is just earth oil colour. Next session I will clean that upp. 
     


     

     

     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Squizzy in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    Another commission for a friend. It is basically a toy that I have modded, or destroyed, depending how you see it. 
    Getting rid of the wings simplified things a bit. 
     
    Primer is some powerful plastic Primer i bought specifically for this project. 
    (The toy is not exactly made of styrene but some other plastic i suspected could cause trouble.) On top of that i should perhaps have used white overall, but for some reason I only used it on the fin to make markings. 
    Instead I sprayed on Citadel 'Zandri Dust' directly from the can. It didn't cover well and i had to apply many layers of paint to get an opaque surface. 
     
    I tested new 0.2mm needle and nozzle in my Iwata Neo when painting the mottles. It originally is an 0.35mm AB but I bought spare parts on ebay to make on unofficial upgrade. 
    It worked reasonably well, but then the paint was Gunze RLM82 light grun IIRC. Good paint that. 
    The panel wash is just earth oil colour. Next session I will clean that upp. 
     


     

     

     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    I can add that I didn't bother with any fading because that would mean trying to find a proper colour in my drawer, rather than just adding white to the base (something not possible with this spray can.)  I still fell I need some weathering to be done, perhaps by sponge?  
     
    I just found out about photobuckets watermark. Something will have to be done about that.
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    Another commission for a friend. It is basically a toy that I have modded, or destroyed, depending how you see it. 
    Getting rid of the wings simplified things a bit. 
     
    Primer is some powerful plastic Primer i bought specifically for this project. 
    (The toy is not exactly made of styrene but some other plastic i suspected could cause trouble.) On top of that i should perhaps have used white overall, but for some reason I only used it on the fin to make markings. 
    Instead I sprayed on Citadel 'Zandri Dust' directly from the can. It didn't cover well and i had to apply many layers of paint to get an opaque surface. 
     
    I tested new 0.2mm needle and nozzle in my Iwata Neo when painting the mottles. It originally is an 0.35mm AB but I bought spare parts on ebay to make on unofficial upgrade. 
    It worked reasonably well, but then the paint was Gunze RLM82 light grun IIRC. Good paint that. 
    The panel wash is just earth oil colour. Next session I will clean that upp. 
     


     

     

     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in eBay idiocy!!   
    People always have reasons for their actions. They may be uncomprehensible to oneself, but still...
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Gazzas in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    Another commission for a friend. It is basically a toy that I have modded, or destroyed, depending how you see it. 
    Getting rid of the wings simplified things a bit. 
     
    Primer is some powerful plastic Primer i bought specifically for this project. 
    (The toy is not exactly made of styrene but some other plastic i suspected could cause trouble.) On top of that i should perhaps have used white overall, but for some reason I only used it on the fin to make markings. 
    Instead I sprayed on Citadel 'Zandri Dust' directly from the can. It didn't cover well and i had to apply many layers of paint to get an opaque surface. 
     
    I tested new 0.2mm needle and nozzle in my Iwata Neo when painting the mottles. It originally is an 0.35mm AB but I bought spare parts on ebay to make on unofficial upgrade. 
    It worked reasonably well, but then the paint was Gunze RLM82 light grun IIRC. Good paint that. 
    The panel wash is just earth oil colour. Next session I will clean that upp. 
     


     

     

     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    Another commission for a friend. It is basically a toy that I have modded, or destroyed, depending how you see it. 
    Getting rid of the wings simplified things a bit. 
     
    Primer is some powerful plastic Primer i bought specifically for this project. 
    (The toy is not exactly made of styrene but some other plastic i suspected could cause trouble.) On top of that i should perhaps have used white overall, but for some reason I only used it on the fin to make markings. 
    Instead I sprayed on Citadel 'Zandri Dust' directly from the can. It didn't cover well and i had to apply many layers of paint to get an opaque surface. 
     
    I tested new 0.2mm needle and nozzle in my Iwata Neo when painting the mottles. It originally is an 0.35mm AB but I bought spare parts on ebay to make on unofficial upgrade. 
    It worked reasonably well, but then the paint was Gunze RLM82 light grun IIRC. Good paint that. 
    The panel wash is just earth oil colour. Next session I will clean that upp. 
     


     

     

     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in First stab at German Pea Dot camouflage uniform in 1/48 scale   
    Well, it is 1/48 after all. A very tiny figure then. With that in mind the overall look is good and the camo is ok. I agree there could be more regularity to the irregular pattern :), but no need going anal over that level of detail. Remember the fact that we naturally improve our work over time.
     
    BTW. I once owned an obscure publication on Waffen SS camo unforms, and learned about the palm tree pattern and oak leaves ditto. Interesting stuff. Funny thing was on the photos the faces of some models was blotted out by ink... It was creepy so i got rid of it eventually.
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Jacob the Wanderer 1/35   
    That's what happens when you don't Bury them deep enough! 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Eduard Bf109G-4/Trop - ready for inspection   
    Best way to do realistic heavy  wear on the propeller blades is to spray a metallic paint on them.
    If you just want some wear on the edges I recommend light dry brushing with metallic. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    Comparison photos are useful to measure progress. Here's the clean left side. 
     

     
    ...and the right side after applying mud. 

     
    I have a bottle of Mig's oil weathering I use because I like the colour. (need to find a water based substitute) Here it's thinned by odourless thinner and applied by brush. 
    (the Airbrush was too subtle) 
     

    The rear looks quote right. 
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    Got my decals for the build. It is peddinghaus late war markings in 1/48 Scale. 
     

     
    The decals looks nice but are not contour cut. Something to keep in mind if you want to purchase from PH. 
    I chose the sheet that gave me most crosses so that I have plenty of markings for my toon projects. Since they are something of what-if projects to begin with i don't bother much with getting markings right. ^^
     
    Gloss varnish and all the setting solutions I got was used to make the decals  conform to the zimmerit. Hopefully it will look OK after the flat varnish I will apply later. 
     

     
    I am still looking for a good wooden base to make a Diorama. The idea is to make something like that well known photo of tigers parked under trees in Normandy. 
     
     
    In other news is my successful test of a plastic Primer for a slaver-1 i am working on. The plastic is not styrene but some pvc. (it is a toy)  The Primer is transparent but with some metallic in it to make it more visible. It stuck really hard to the plastic. (not shown) 

     
    That's all for now. Thanks for looking!
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    Currently trying to figure out how to best simulate the bare metal of the wheels and inside of the tracks. Suggestions are welcome. 
     

     

     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    It always a little risky to interrupt the paint process with modification work. Here I cut some plastic to move the idler wheel closer to the Hull.

     
    I did this to get a clear line for the guide pins of the tracks. 
     

     
    This was actually an afterthought as I started out painting the tracks! Anyway the surgery was a success. 
     

     
     
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    The gun mantle and turret front got some attention with the AB today. The result is accidental since I, once again, painted the parts separately. The effect is great, however, so I'll keep it. 
     

     
     
    I am not keen on washes. They darken the colours overall, which is not very realistic. A pin wash in some locations is better. I used Flory's dark dirt wash (that's what i had available) on the turret top, the engine area, and on the rear Hull plate. 
     

     
    Pity the cool oil dirt effect will be obscured by dust 

     
    Tomorrow I think I'll work on the tracks. 
    Thanks for watching! 
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    Green is the name of the game today. On the whole I like the result, but plan to make some changes on the turret front, and the rear hull plate. As you will notice the right side of the tank have a different pattern on turret, and hull, that may annoy the eye. I'll sleep on that one. It is clear that happened because I painted the turret and hull separately. Another thought is that I could have done the camo simply by using thin blue-tak strips over the ochre color, and then alternate between filling in with brown and green. Don't know why I didn't figured out that before.
    Also, after my experiences, i have ordered 0.2 mm needles and nozzles to see if that help me get the fine lines with lessened overspray. 
     
    I start painting at the front corners for some reason, then paint the sides in order right /left. 
     

     
    Hull finished. 
     

     
    Rear Hull. Pattern looks too large, but maybe weathering will fix this. 

     
    Lower front Hull. Almost forgot it. 

     
    Running gear, left side. 

     
    Right side. 

     
     

     

     

     

     
    Thanks for watching! 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    Thank you! 
     
     
    Today i finished the maroon stripes. Some on the left side got some overspray but i let that go. I was in a flow where the Airbrush behaved so i was not much bothered. 
     

     
     
    The stripes on the Hull and the turret line up here. That would be of some concern but is easily fixed. I just need to keep the turret angled a bit. 

     
    Some experiment adding white to the Tamiya Dark green 1+4 ratio mid, iirc, and 1+3 right.

     

    These Toon tanks are useful as practice subjects and at very small cost. Highly recommended!
    Thanks for watching!
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    I went to the local hobby store today to buy some tamiya paint. In the next photo we can compare the colours. Tamiya XF-64 and XF-61 are in the middle, flanked by the Mig paint . The red brown look much like the faded Mig ditto, but the dark green is way too dark. 

     
    Here one get an idea of the final look. I didn't keep it however because the Mig paint won't mix well with white. 

     
    Btw, I noticed it look better covered with a partial layer of ochre. Go figure. 

     
    Second attempt. Too much overspray here. Some yellow ochre to cover it all, again, and then Google for advice. 

     
    Third time for the win. 
    Low pressure, well diluted paint and keeping close to the surface was the recipe for success. The tape is there to help keep the needed distance between the steps. It basically shows the width of the green to be added later. 
     

     
    I will make adjustments to the front, I think. The brown is little too feather edged in parts. I guess I got a little careless towards the end of the session. 

     
     The stripes on the side are pointing the wrong way, maybe? But I have only left side profiles to guide me, I'll not worry much about that. Artistic licence and all that. 
     
    Baby steps so far, but thanks for watching.! 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    So, with the messerschmitt waiting for me to find a base for it, it is time to get back to this project. The so called porsche tigers first deployed in Normandy had a three colour camouflage that I decided to replicate. It is a little difficult to figure out how to do it. The green and browns dominated the basic yellow ochre. I experimented with blue-tak but decided to just do the stripes free hand. 
    In hindsight it would be nice to alternate between an AB with each colour. Maybe I can try that on Wednesday. 
     
    I started with an overall layer of yellow mixed with white (13-15%) to get a scale effect. No problems there. The brown otoh, did NOT want to play nicely. 
     
     

     
    In this situation something dependable is good to go to. 
    Ie. Tamiya red brown. I'll go buy that on Wednesday. 
    I'll also buy the appropriate green colour, just as a back up. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    The novelty of building my favorite subjects eventually wore off once I got myself an Airbrush. Nowadays my main priority is to improve my skills. For that reason I  am looking for your  input on matters of subject, camo schemes, Techniques and materials, etc.
    I may also make a small base to put it on, so ideas for that are also welcome. 
     
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    Looks good with some paint on it. Not a perfect coverage but as base for further work it will do. 
    A warning here: the GW spray paint have a tendency to deliver just the pigment without the solvent. The result is literally a layer of dust. (This was the reason I had to strip the paint off the tie fighter in an earlier thread.)
    I had no problems with the turret here , but the Hull and gun was a mess. Luckily the dust is easily removed with a brush and some rubbing alcohol.
    For the second attempt the can got shaken longer and that solved the problem. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    At top is the Zandri Desert spray can Primer from Games Workshop. I will test using that for speed and ease. 
    Under is Tamiya Dark Yellow, which I used in the last build, Italeri Ral 7028 Dunkel Gelb (from a set) and Ammo-Mig ditto. (A.Mig-010)
    Given i already used the Tamiya paint for the Tiger 1, and the Italeri looks too green I will test the Mig paint for this build. 
     

     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    Getting a nice curvature took some care. 
     

     
    But the result is good! 
    Overall look is so much more porsche now. 
     

     
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