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Artillery Campaign 2017
Scipio2010
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 06:26 PM UTC
I finished building the Krupp 12.8 CM AT gun. On to the painting.



Hard_Target
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 01:39 AM UTC
Thanks Bryan. The effects are achieved via air brushing and oil dots and washes. I like to use Model Masters enamel paints. I've used these for years and that's what I'm familiar with. I'm sure you could also use acrylics the same way. Just seal between coats.
I first apply a flat black primer coat. Then I pre-shadowed with light gray #1732. The base coat Africa Dunkel Grau'42 #2103 was then srayed lightly over the primer coats. Once dry I sprayed Future acrylic floor wax over entire model. This seals everything and supplies a smooth shiny finish for decals. decals are applied and once cured another coat of Future follows.
The future is also beneficial for my washes as they flow better and If I want to remove an unwanted stain somewhere. They can easily be cleaned up. I use Winsor & Newton Burnt Umber mixed with Turpenoid. I allow this to flow into and around details depressions and around rivets. To remove unwanted wash just dip a clean brush into some Turenoid and wipe away. Rust effects can be created with washes of Burnt Sienna, yellow ochre cadium orange.
Sometimes I'll use this Burnt Umber to alter the shade of the paint on the lower surfaces of the model near the ground as dirt and grime have accumulated. I guess this is what people refer to as a filter. Allow all to dry.
After the wash I'll take oil soft mixing white and mix it with my base color to lighten. Then I'll add this mix with sporadic dots. I'll also use yellow ochre and a little burnt umber. One dot at a time I'll take a clean brush dampen it with Turpenoid and work the color in. Sort of blend it together.
Once happy I start my dry-brushing. Soft mixing white oil paint mixed with my base coat. Dry brush all raised surface detail. Once dry I'll add more soft mixing with to my original mix. I want to add layers of lightning effects. I'll dry brush once again. This time use a softer touch. I'll do the same thing with tires. It provides grey highlights.
I want to add that you must wait for all the steps to properly dry before you rush on the the next step.
I'll then use some earth tone Alphacolor soft pastels for pigments. Just scrape the colors you want with a razor blade into a fine pile. Then brush on and use a Q-tip to work the color in.
Once I'm happy with my results I'll seal everything with Dullcoat.
Hope I haven't forgotten anything, Hopefully this will be helpful.




Chaman911
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 08:42 PM UTC
Tim. Your cannon is awesome. Did you use a red base coat to show the primer coming through or is that a pinwash? How did you do it? I want to copy
Knuckles
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:40 PM UTC

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Maybe a pain, but good results, Christian!



Thanks! My initial thoughts were 'I'll just build this ol' M59 kit for this campaign. It'll be quick. It's only a cannon.'

A cannon with 8 wheels, and some insane-miniscule-fiddly-breaky-pingy-parts...

But I'm excited about the build. I'm planning on doing it as a museum piece, with a couple of pieces of ammo and a figure (pin-up) on the display. Circa Korean War, weathered and worn, but clean. I'll do either a wood planked floor, or I'll paint a sheet of styrene to look like a piece of tarmac and glue it to the wooden base.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:28 PM UTC
Maybe a pain, but good results, Christian!
Knuckles
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 08:30 PM UTC
More WIP on the M59. Last night I spent 3 hours bending PE from the Eduard kit then gluing it to them to the model. Great detail--HUGE pain in the .
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 07:55 PM UTC
I was having a hard time deciding what to build for this campaign, and thought I had finally picked something until I cam across this company, Model Shipways. that builds all-cast Britannia Metal guns. So, I thought I'd give this piece of historic artillery a try:



It's 1/16th scale and less than 40 parts, so it "should" go relatively fast, we'll see when I tackle it later in April...nothing ventured, nothing gained
Knuckles
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 01:48 AM UTC
WIP of the M59 Long Tom.

I pinged a piece of PE, couldn't find it, scratchbuilt a replacement, and then found the pinger on the other side of the house 2 days later. Other than that, it's been a great build of a really, really bad kit. A LOT of sink marks, EPMs, and stress marks on the plastic opposite of the EPMs. I'll make it work...

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 01:14 PM UTC
Nice build, Timothy! Looks very realistic.
Knuckles
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 04:00 AM UTC

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Timothy, Great work on the gun. it looks awesome.


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WOW! VERY nice gun. The ranging stakes really blast the detail. Nicely done.



Christian, they're not ranging stakes, they're aiming posts.



Yeah--those red and white jobs
ArtyG37B
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 03:57 AM UTC
here's a question (rant). why can't model companies give us optional sight mounts? one with the panoramic sight in while deployed and one without for travel. just a question seeing as this is an artillery campaign.
ArtyG37B
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 03:51 AM UTC
Timothy, Great work on the gun. it looks awesome.


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WOW! VERY nice gun. The ranging stakes really blast the detail. Nicely done.



Christian, they're not ranging stakes, they're aiming posts.
Knuckles
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 02:33 AM UTC
WOW! VERY nice gun. The ranging stakes really blast the detail. Nicely done.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 02:06 AM UTC
Very nice work, Timothy, that looks super!
Hard_Target
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 01:32 AM UTC
Well she is done. My first campaign completed.




Erik67
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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 03:21 AM UTC
I have finally started my build for this campaign and it will be a K9 Thunder. Norway is in the process of procuring new SPGs, and the K9 is one of the down-selected candidates. My build will be a Norwegian K9.





Knuckles
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 07:19 AM UTC
So it begins...

Knuckles
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:12 PM UTC

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The tires will be the rubber kit tires. This is my first build in YEARS, and I was looking to just go OOTB to get back into it.



Thanks, Jeff. Remember to give the wheels a solid base coat. Sometimes rubber tires can react with washes etc. and dry out or melt slightly.
Maybe mostly a problem with older kits, but you never know.



Thank you!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 02:25 PM UTC

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The tires will be the rubber kit tires. This is my first build in YEARS, and I was looking to just go OOTB to get back into it.



Thanks, Jeff. Remember to give the wheels a solid base coat. Sometimes rubber tires can react with washes etc. and dry out or melt slightly.
Maybe mostly a problem with older kits, but you never know.
Knuckles
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:20 PM UTC
I'm enlisting my AFV Club Long Tom kit, with PE and rez AM. This will be my first ever non-German gun. Should be fun painting something OD--and HUGE.
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:02 PM UTC

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A little progress on the G6. Most of the construction is done, and now it's on to painting and weathering!




looks good. couldn't help but notice that the headlight covers are wonky. the outside pieces are on backwards. (yes the detail will be inside then)



Well that's a problem...thanks for pointing it out, and I'll correct it for the final submission
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:01 PM UTC
The tires will be the rubber kit tires. This is my first build in YEARS, and I was looking to just go OOTB to get back into it.
ArtyG37B
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 06:40 PM UTC

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A little progress on the G6. Most of the construction is done, and now it's on to painting and weathering!




looks good. couldn't help but notice that the headlight covers are wonky. the outside pieces are on backwards. (yes the detail will be inside then)
ArtyG37B
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 06:37 PM UTC

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The Wespe is now complete.








Very nice, great job.
d111298pw
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 05:50 PM UTC
The Wespe is now complete.