Friday, July 13, 2012

Panzer IV Tiger?

Good evening,

I've been working on one of the Panzer IVs over the last couple of evenings, and, well...




...what do you think? Too stripey? Stripes too thin? Too many? 'Bout right? I honestly don't know - some helpful feedback would be appreciated before I start the other two.

Cheers,

Nick

23 comments:

  1. I think i looks pretty darn good myself Nick. The patterns were all over the show so do not worry too much about it.

    Excellent work!

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    1. That was quick! Cheers Paul, yeah, that's what I figured - I've got references for a similar pattern with just green, and ones that add the brown, but perhaps a bit thicker. I haven't seen any two that actually look the same!

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  2. I think it looks good Nick, especially once you get to add a bit of mud, dust, & marks where the side skirts have scraped against shrubberies etc.
    Keep up the good work my friend :)

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    1. Thanks John. Yep, I plan to give it a black wash and then paint on some dirt. Not sure how to do the scrapes. I've seen folks use carefully applied pencil - how do you do it?

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  3. Just a thought but how about trying a gentle drybrush all over with bleached bone? Knocks the 'edges' of the colours back and gives it a weathered appearance.
    Cheers
    Andy

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    1. Thanks Andy. I was wondering about some drybrushing after the wash. Hmmm...

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  4. Hi Nick, i think it looks pretty good, Paul is right , you really can't go to wrong with this colour and cammo choice, and yes, pastel pencils are great for scratches etc.

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    1. Thanks Dan. Pastel pencils...ahh, they'd be different than normal graphite pencils then?

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  5. a wash and a dry brush will make it pop, then the scratches, and weathering will make it interesting.

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    1. Cheers again Dan. As for the dry brushing, do I go over with a light colour like Andrew suggested, or a dry brush atop each colour like you do with infantry? The Shermans were easy - they just had one colour!

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  6. Hey Nick have you got a copy of that recent "Braille Scale Modelling" PDF? It has loads of great suggestions for weathering etc.
    I can email it to you if you like.

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    1. Ummm, no. What Braille Scale Moddeling PDF? I'd love a copy!

      Just found Panzers In Italy 1943-45 on Scrib while looking for what series of tactical numbers to apply. Looks like anywhere from 5, 600 to 8, 900!

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    2. Cheers Bro!

      By the way, decided on a mid 600s series of numbers. Now to see if I can make them with what you sent over!

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    3. Nope, but I can do 101, 111 and 112, which, with careful painting could be made to look like an early 700 series...!

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    4. And John, still nothing but these comments turning up in the inbox at the 'mo...

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    5. Yer..I now know why, got bounced back, too big a file apparently.
      Anyway, have a search for "Braille Scale Modelling" by Sven-Ake Grufstedt. I downloaded my copy for free from somewhere (perfectly legit), but I notice some places are asking a small charge.

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  7. Drybrush the yellow back over the camo.

    This will tone it down and make it look more natural and fade out the camo slightly.

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  8. Piers idea is a good one but good work patient work Nick!

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    1. Cheers Fran, though I'm not so sure about the patient bit. Just finished applying / painting the decals (breakages and artistic license!) and now I've slopped on the wash. I'd love to start the highlighting (it's due for it's first game tomorrow!)...but the wash is too wet, and the evening is getting on over here.

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    2. Still, what's the worse that could happen?

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