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generalzod
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2005 - 11:53 AM UTC
Here's 2 more pics of the Cromwell ARV It's the Accurate Armour conversion for the Tamiya Cromwell I would love any opinions on the color of the wood planks I mixed in some MM acrylic leather in with the MM acrylic wood color Yes it is glossy I haven't put on the flat coat yet



TankCarl
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2005 - 12:02 PM UTC
Lord Zod,
i knee knee.Is there texture of grain on the wood planks? They would look good with a subtle wash.Also,there is some unpainted or in need of muddying up inbetween the roadwheels in the last picture.
A very nice build.
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andy007
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2005 - 02:23 PM UTC
looking good Chad, I agree with Carl on the wood I think a subtle black or Burnt amber wash will be just what the wood needs.
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 03:40 AM UTC
Hi mate,

Looks good. Check the tracks though. The left one is crooked and both are floating above the wheels while they should rest on the wheels. Either glue them with superglue or get Modelkastens Cromwell tracks (expensive but they're very very nice)

Cheers,
Martin
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 05:44 AM UTC
looking good chad,

couple of points,

drill out the flash eliminator on the bow MG

the wash around bolt heads etc looks very heavy

i do like the shading though

regards

joe
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 08:55 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi mate,

Looks good. Check the tracks though. The left one is crooked and both are floating above the wheels while they should rest on the wheels. Either glue them with superglue or get Modelkastens Cromwell tracks (expensive but they're very very nice)

Cheers,
Martin



Martin
Thanks I will be gluing the tracks on later I thought about using AM tracks but boy do they get expensive :-)
generalzod
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 08:58 AM UTC

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looking good chad,

couple of points,

drill out the flash eliminator on the bow MG

the wash around bolt heads etc looks very heavy

i do like the shading though

regards

joe



Thansk Joe I tried earlier to drill out the mg It kept moving around on me So I kept it level and glued it Hope that works I am gonna try to wipe ogg some of the wash I use artists water colors mixed with water
So I should be able to wipe off the excess
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 10:15 AM UTC
Hi Chad it seems to be coming along nicely ..I too think you need to drill out the MG barrel ..try using a #11 exacto blade ,just pick it in the center and twist it works great ... For your wood planks if you want to try something different ..What I do is start with a sandy wood color ..I then take pure oil paint straight from the tube (either raw umber or burnt umber) and cover the piece completely with this paint ...I wait about 15 minutes and then take a flat brush and wipe it off going with the grain of the wood ...wipe your brush often and remove as much as you want ...I use this technique on my tools and wooden boxes ..try it on a scrap piece of plastic first but you'll love the effects you can create. That wash came out kinda strange looking ...I'm an oil wash kinda guy myself..lol
Keep up the good work ...

Rick
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 10:40 AM UTC
Thanks for the idea Rick I got turned on to using water colors for the washes a few years back If you mess up on them you can wipe it off with a damp towel