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Klinkity-Klank. Finished a Tank 23/07/17

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Gary,

  You're making progress with your weathering in leaps and bounds. 

 

  The rust on the muffler really looks quite good. I'm having a hard time seeing all the variations of tones in the colors due to the harsh outside light. But what I can see does have a realistic look to it. 

 

Joel

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Hi Joel,

    Thank you.  I'm glad you like it.  This time of year it's hard to take good photos with my crappy phone camera.  The sun is always at low angles right now so perfect photo opportunities are a bit scarce without better equipment.  And if I go inside and use the flash, the acrylic paint gives off a reflection.  I know a lot of guys use a 'light-box', but I've trying to avoid buying and building yet another piece of specialist gear.

 

Gaz

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Guest Peterpools

HI Gary

the color modulation looks very convincing and not over done. The rust on the muffler leaves me with a few questions as to the pattern of the light rusty color and the muffler body being more of a darker rust as compared to the end rust which is a lot lighter. Not being an armor guy, I might be all wet your your muffler dead on the money but somehow the balance of color of the muffler doesn't sit right.

One other question: any reason you choice to use pastels rather then oils or a filter? Still looking mighty good

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Gary,

  A cheap fix for a regular camera is to put a frosted plastic cup over the flash, and instant difuser, but you can't do that with a phone as the built in flash is usually right next to the camera lens. Try a piece of frosted Scotch tape over the flash but don't cover the camera lens. Hopefully that will work. You might need to bump of the exposure a 1/3 or 1/2 a stop if your camera has any settings. One picture will tell you if it's needed.

 

Joel

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Hi Peter,

   Thank you for praise and assessment on the muffler.  As I'm still learning and experimenting, one of the things I'm learning to appreciate is the randomness that using pastels give.  I will look at the muffler again and see if I might even it out a bit.

 

Regarding oils and filters, those are still to come.  I'm beginning to view armor weathering as a process of layers where each layer cancels out parts of the proceeding layers and makes the entire appearance richer.  Hoepfully, anyway.  This step was paint modulation. 

 

Here's what I have planned from what I have learned recently:

Paint modulation:  Completed.

A black oil wash to highlight recessed detail.

Streaking with oils

A dust filter

Highlighting raised detail by dry-brushing

Touch-up

and Finally a matte coat.

 

Hopefully everything I've planned is in the right order.

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Hi Everyone,

    Been a while since my last update but I have been busy on this thing.  Mainly delays were caused by waiting for media to dry.   Since my last update the model was sealed with Future and allowed to cure for a day.

 

After that, a black wash was applied to darken corners and recesses.  A couple days later I lightly streaked any sloped or vertical surfaces.  Probably too lightly...

 

And then I gave it a dust filter with a dirty light khaki color.  Then allowed a few more days to dry...

 

Today I used pastels and glass cleaner to make it look dusty. 

 

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I've got a new phone, so new camera, too.  I would have taken another batch of pictures, but since I have work tomorrow, I didn't have time to play with it.

 

Thanks fer lookin'!

 

Gaz

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Gary,

   Your layering to build up a realistic weathered tank is really paying off. The transformation from your 1st set of photos of a unweathered tank to now is just amazing. Looking forward to what comes next.  :thumbsup: 

 

Joel

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Mustang,

Thank you very much. I was afraid there wasn't enough light, and I noticed the flash hasn't gone off. I had expected it to be automatic.

 

Gaz

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Joel,

Thank you very much. I'm glad to see that my efforts are paying off. I'm pretty certain that the last two steps on the horizontal surfaces completely covered the preceding two layers.

But I'm glad to be rounding the corner to slide into home. With so many parts and so much time given over to waiting for paint to dry, these armor builds can seem to be very long.

 

Gaz

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