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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Mon 24 Oct 2016, 12:20 am

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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Mon 24 Oct 2016, 2:01 am

Looking better and better!  I'm no expert on weathering military, but since inner wheel wells show a lot, shouldn't they get some weathering/damage or such?  Just my view of it.
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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Tue 25 Oct 2016, 11:24 am

but since inner wheel wells show a lot, shouldn't they get some weathering/damage or such? 

Perfectly correct Harron but that will get done once the body has been done.

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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Tue 25 Oct 2016, 12:13 pm

Came across this Al, bit of a wait possibly but I find stuff comes sooner rather than later from China. I also saw these figures which are in appropriate dress.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MiniArt-1-35-35071-WWII-British-Soldiers-Tank-Riders-5-Figures-in-Box/142014071981?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D39836%26meid%3D877e05c59d06490993b4d591712c040a%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D12%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D302022115366

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bronco-1-35-AB3562-WWII-British-Field-Accessories-Set-Model-Kit-Maquette-TBD165-/161450244983

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bronco-1-35-3562-WWII-British-Field-Accessories-Set/171157562966?_trksid=p2047675.c100013.m1986&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D39695%26meid%3D5d722c137e0647389212ef23783a0783%26pid%3D100013%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D171157562966
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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Wed 26 Oct 2016, 10:51 am

Thanks for the links Gary. 

I have a couple of dozen Flimsies from Accurate Miniatures in Inverclyde now, so I'm covered there. May still get one of those accessories sets though.

I applied a little AK and Yellow Deposit in some key areas then some Testors Dullcote:






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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Wed 26 Oct 2016, 3:46 pm

That s seriously good Al, I think when you do the tyres it will really 'pop'.
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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Fri 28 Oct 2016, 9:27 am

Thanks Gary, it's good to know somebody is still following along!!!!

Luggage, Jerrycans and Flimsies painted. Still need to do some work on the drums and maybe re-work the luggage.


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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Fri 28 Oct 2016, 9:43 am

The luggage rack was a great idea, adds a lot of interest.
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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Fri 28 Oct 2016, 5:34 pm

its looking really good, very nice weathering

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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Fri 28 Oct 2016, 6:32 pm

More great work Al.

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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sat 29 Oct 2016, 4:43 pm

What a weird looking bit of armour! The wear and weathering effects are stunning!
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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sat 29 Oct 2016, 9:41 pm

Thanks guys.

Kats.... I think you could describe the allied FATs (Morris and Chevrolet) as beautifully ughly LOL

I'm not sure what is going to go in the foreground but I'm going to use this cork mat as the base for the dio.


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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sat 29 Oct 2016, 11:16 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sun 30 Oct 2016, 3:14 am

Excellent weathering Al. The chipping is exquisite.

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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sun 30 Oct 2016, 12:06 pm

Looks absolutely brilliant Al. A simple sand base (similar to a previous one I saw you produce) would suit very well in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Fri 18 Nov 2016, 7:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Mon 21 Nov 2016, 12:08 am

Just caught up to this - looking very nice. Looking forward to whatever you decide to do for the dio aspect.
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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Fri 23 Dec 2016, 11:44 pm

Thanks Kats.

My new figures arrived yesterday.

Just to give you an Idea as to where the dio is heading:





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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sat 24 Dec 2016, 3:36 am

Very cool! I really like the oil drum fireplace set up.
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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sat 24 Dec 2016, 9:21 am

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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sun 25 Dec 2016, 12:26 am

Thanks both.

OK.... tonight I set too on the figure faces using a combo of advice from my figures mentor (Gary) and a YouTube video.

First the eyes area was over painted with white. Next a dark vertical stripe was added to represent the iris. Finally for tonight Dark Flesh was added, blocking out the pupils white until I felt happy with it.

But oh dear!! The camera is so cruel. The eyes looked pretty darn good to my naked eye but the camera shows the pupils need considerably more blocking out with the dark flesh.


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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sun 25 Dec 2016, 9:12 am

Great stuff Al, your right about the blocking in around the eyes.
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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sun 25 Dec 2016, 11:30 am

OK.... here is take two:



I think it looks much better and will go with this for now and see what it looks like when I finish the skintones. It's far from perfect but I'm happy with it as my first serious attempt at a face.

As stated above, the camera is a cruel close up instrument and in reality, the naked eye sees it much more akin to this photo:




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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sun 25 Dec 2016, 12:19 pm

He looks great Al, the eyes are much improved. I agree they always look better in the flesh, I think it has a lot to do with viewing them from a normal distance rather than very close up. If you find white makes the eyes look too bright add a touch of light flesh or use an 'aged white' like Valejo model air 71.132.

i must say though that his eyes look perfectly fine in colour and as you say further shadows and highlights will make a huge difference. I have to make a conscious effort not to 'overwork' the eyes and leave them at the stage you have got them to until I have more contrast in the face tones.
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PostSubject: Re: 25pdr field gun and quad gun tractor   Sun 25 Dec 2016, 12:23 pm

The eyes look great Al....other than for weathering I find scale figures the hardest to make look realistic.
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