Saturday, July 14, 2012

Panzer IV Almost Done...

Good morning,

Just a quick update before I start work. Sigh...






I ended up fattening some of the stripes, adding some decals that John sent over (thanks mate!), fretting and breaking some of these said decals, painting over the decals to
  1. try and change the front 1 to a seven

  2. and to attempt to give them a rushed on painted look that many seemed to have in the field
gave it a wash with Badab Black, then carefully highlighted the entire model in the Middlestone base coat.

Not too bad. It's a bit darker than I'd like it, but, well, Badab Black wash does that. Quite happy with the highlighting.

Now to add some mud and scratches, and on with the next one...


Thanks for all you're help fellas, I've really appreciated the advice.

Cheers,

Nick

12 comments:

  1. It came out rather lovely Nick. These PSC mk IV's are really great gaming models. Good attention to detail as well.

    Well done mate.

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    1. Cheers Paul. Just gotta add some mud, which I may do soon...school can wait 'til tomorrow afternoon!

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  2. Great stuff Nick, the extra paint effects are paying off nicely.

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    1. Thanks John. Yeah, I quite like the subtle effect of the highlight.

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  3. to stop the wash from darkening the paint, give it a gloss coat and only apply it to the creases and lines, I personally prefer oil washes, they flow a lot better then GW washes, having said that, yours is turning out fairly nice.

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    1. Cheers Dan. Oil washes...like, genuine you-need-terps-to-clean-it oils? What brand do you use?

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    2. Yes, any artist oil, turning into a wash by adding turps, get a little on a brush and touch it on a line, surface tension does the rest, it will pull the oil along the line, burnt umber is a good starting colour, the only issue is you need to let it dry for a couple of days before doing any more work, also it will leave a little shine so you will need to seal it with a matt coat. If you get it in the wrong place it is easy to clean off with a brush damp with turps. Most vehicle on my blog are oil washed, he is an example.
      http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/wwii-german-172-force-part-6.html

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    3. Ahh, thanks for that Dan. I wonder if it would do the same for artist acrylics? Got me a couple of tubes lying around here...

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  4. Well done, nice kits to work with too

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    1. Thanks Al. Yep, I'm really impressed with the way they've come together. The end result has got a good weight to it too - quite a different feel when compared to the Armourfast kits.

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  5. That's turned out even better Nick....

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    1. Cheers Fran. Yeah, and it just blew a couple of Shermans apart this afternoon!

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