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GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 03:41 PM UTC
A little more progress on my build.




Happy building!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 06:19 PM UTC
Nice Gaz. Love the way the Turret grabs the attention now. Looking very good.
Kaktusas
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 07:13 PM UTC
Looks great Gaz!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:41 AM UTC
@gazz
Reminds me of a scene in Cross of Iron when theT34s are ploughing into the German lines. I think its the trench crossing and the angle of the gun and rotation of the turret that make it. Really awesome!

I must start my build soon.

Cheers
Matthew
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 07:20 PM UTC
Guys,
Thank you very much!


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@gazz
Reminds me of a scene in Cross of Iron when theT34s are ploughing into the German lines. I think its the trench crossing and the angle of the gun and rotation of the turret that make it. Really awesome!

I must start my build soon.

Cheers
Matthew



Matthew, that scene was the inspiration for this build! Great minds think alike!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 07:27 PM UTC
HI everyone,
A little more progress. I finally gave the tank a name and number. It's "Suvarov 166" of the 106th Tank Brigade.









I added more snow, especially to try to give the tracks that conveyor effect.

GAz
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC
Greetings,
I've made some progress on the Sturmovik. Cockpit assembled and primed, decal is from another kit, should work well. Inside of the fuselage primed. Ready for some paint.

More to follow.
Regards,
firstsergeant
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC
Great to see some progress, Firstsergeant! I wish every aircraft kit had a decal for the IP. My painting just can't compare.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 11:22 AM UTC
I've been away from the thread for awhile. Looks like everyone's made a great start. I hope to be wrapping up a couple other builds in then next month or soon and then I can get cracking on this campaign. I THINK I decided to do a KV-2....

GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 12:29 PM UTC
Mark, Great to see you! Will be looking forward to your KV.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 04:46 PM UTC
Hey everybody,
I'm done building... I'll give it a few days for the paint and Future to harden, then start weathering with oils.






Cheers!
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 05:34 PM UTC
Looks great Gaz! The exact moment before the font tips back to the ground. The snow is well applied too.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 07:29 PM UTC
Nice start firstsergeant. Gaz, buttoned finally. Looking great
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 08:25 PM UTC
Thanks, Pete!
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 09:47 PM UTC
Hi Gaz,

Awesome job with your T-34 - youve really captured the dynamics of it crossing that trench, it looks great!

Jerry
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 05:48 PM UTC
Thank you, Jerry!
Kaktusas
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 07:27 PM UTC
Great work Gaz!
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 09:42 AM UTC
Thank you, Darius!

I started the weathering last night and took some low-light photos this morning. I use three washes, tan, brown, and blue in order from top to bottom and highlighted weld beads, bolts, and other features with black.










Thanks for looking!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 11:42 AM UTC
Gaz,

Nice work with the weathering, not over done and reflects the short life of at T-34.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 02:57 PM UTC

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Gaz,

Nice work with the weathering, not over done and reflects the short life of at T-34.

Mark



What!!??? They didn't come out of the factory, chipped, scratched, damaged, filtered, washed, faded and modulated???? Well I never....


Yeah looking better all the time Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 09:36 PM UTC
Thanks guys!
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 09:08 PM UTC
Hi Everyone,
After the second stage of weathering, here are some photos. I attempted to borrow some skills from another modeller here at Kitmaker to add shade and visual interest, and I'd like your opinions if you'd care to share them.

The one question that looms large in my mind is: "What will happen when I spray on the matte coat?"





















At this point I'm not sure what to do next. I know I need to do some dry-brushing and add snow after the matte coat. But I'm not sure if there are other steps to do.

Thank you for looking!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC
Well, definitely you'll need to go back and re-wet any areas you may have had like oil leakage, wet mud, etc.

You know to re-do the snow.

You probably don't need to worry about dust effects other than hardened accumulations in nooks and crannies as a snowy climate will be humid enough to suppress much of the dust in the air. And I've never seen a cloud of dust following a snow skier, so there's that.
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 11:53 AM UTC

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Well, definitely you'll need to go back and re-wet any areas you may have had like oil leakage, wet mud, etc.

You know to re-do the snow.

You probably don't need to worry about dust effects other than hardened accumulations in nooks and crannies as a snowy climate will be humid enough to suppress much of the dust in the air. And I've never seen a cloud of dust following a snow skier, so there's that.



The matte coat is really just to protect the finish and take away the shine or glossy effects. If it does take away the effect you want you will have to do touch ups but you shouldn't have to add anymore matte finish. Just make sure you use a good quality finish. I use Winsor & Newton or Grumbracher Matte Varnish thin with either distilled turpentine or mineral spirits, several light coats.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 02:38 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Well, definitely you'll need to go back and re-wet any areas you may have had like oil leakage, wet mud, etc.

You know to re-do the snow.

You probably don't need to worry about dust effects other than hardened accumulations in nooks and crannies as a snowy climate will be humid enough to suppress much of the dust in the air. And I've never seen a cloud of dust following a snow skier, so there's that.



I've got some AK oil effects that I want to use around the engine. I'm still so experimental with all of this stuff... I don't really have a 'standard' approach to weathering.

When it comes to snow on the vehicle, I was torn by what to portray. Wet, warm snow sticks really well, and would blanket the tracks... which I didn't want to do. So my approach is for cold, dry snow that is less sticky.