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Counterattack, Normandy-1/35
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 03:47 AM UTC
Apples arrived, but...

They don't look like in the advertising image. Color is different, but that is not the biggest problem. The apples are round in reality, but these are something like squeezed from the sides. I've made some test on the tree

I'm hesitating to recommend them, and I will try to make some apples by myself, then will decide which to use...









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Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 06:27 AM UTC
By the way, I will use this new MG 34 from Eduard, when I have it. Long time awaited for such thing, just in time and thanks Edi



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Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 05:43 AM UTC
Hi, Paul!

No, I didn't forget the contact surfaces . But after the effects in some places the polished effect is gone, I will retouch, after all weathering is finished

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 05:33 AM UTC
Dear Venelin,
Nice dio you build! I like it very much.
One minor thing: since the tanks in the Normandy were used very intensively, their track teeth and steel road wheels would have been polished bright and shiny. Steel on steel, you know! But........ you are not the only one who misses this!

Looking forward to seen more.

Enjoy the weekend.
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 05:22 AM UTC
Thanks!

When I have a chance, will take a look of that book

Regards!
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 05:10 AM UTC


Superb weathering on the cat Venelin!! That looks real good!!

Cheers

Romain

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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 05:08 AM UTC

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Hi Romain,
the sprinkle method can lead to extremly convincing results. My suggestion is to consider buying Lazlo Adobe´s book: Let´s build a diorama. Volume 2 covers vegetation including trees.
Try it!
Michael




I have his book!! As many others on building all kinds of things!
Many people are highly talented and when they share their knowledge, you should grab whatever you can!!

Cheers

Romain

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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 04:34 AM UTC
Nice looking work on the beastie with her crew on board.
J
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 12:31 AM UTC
Great job on the Tiger and crew Venelin. Both look great.
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 12:07 AM UTC
More weathering on the Tiger (hull, tracks, wheels) with AK earth and dust effects and pigments:











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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:01 AM UTC
Hi Romain,
the sprinkle method can lead to extremly convincing results. My suggestion is to consider buying Lazlo Adobe´s book: Let´s build a diorama. Volume 2 covers vegetation including trees.
Try it!
Michael
Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 03:47 AM UTC
Thanks, Romain, for the hint!

But I think the steel wool/sprinkle method will be not very pleasing for larger scales (like 1/35). I've looked at different articles and yes, it's OK for 1/87, 1/72 etc.
Nonetheless, I will proceed with my method and will see how will look in the end

Regards!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 02:28 AM UTC

Oh wow Venelin....I don't know what to say!! Individual leaves are that much work!!!

You are right in so far as the result is already far superior to the previous version.

However, should you ever consider using some material to support the bulk of the canopy, just use coarse steel wool! Coarse for normal trees, fine wool for drooping branches/twigs like birch o.s.

Cheers

Romain

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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 08:34 PM UTC
Small progress, step by step





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Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 03:52 AM UTC
Romain,Jerry, constructive comments are always appreciated

Michael, thanks for the tips!

I know that the first try with the foliage wasn't very convincing (Romain is right), so I've changed the approach . Will put the leaves one by one, it will be time consuming but I think will turn out better.
Left side is almost done, more realistic I guess





Cheers!


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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 03:45 AM UTC
Michael just beat me to it. Try bushing out your foliage more with clumps of smaller roots, or Super Tree material, rather than just sticking foliage to the main branches.
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 03:33 AM UTC
Hi Venelin,
impressive cat and your figures are absolutely convincing. Congrats for that. The tree is a good start. Your base with the root looks realistic. You may like to tweak your technique for the foilage by adding some insulation fibers (i. e. from an old winter coat) to where you want to have the foilage, spray sprayglue over it and sprinkle it with railroad modelling foilage. Here http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=214510&ord=&page=1 you can see a tree constructed in that manner including the mistake to skip the rarefying step. With this you might achieve an even more homogenous appearance of the tree you already started.
Hope it helps
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 01:00 AM UTC
Don't worry Venelin,Romain only says stuff like this to the people he likes! LOL
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 12:51 PM UTC


Hi Venelin,

the tree is coming along nicely! I just think it might benefit from "foliage connections" between the branches, meaning the foliage canopy should be more homogeneous. I hope I make any sense at all!!?

It's just that I had a look at pictures of apple trees in the web....and ....

I'd better shup up and get me coat!!

Cheers

Romain
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 01:21 AM UTC
Nicely done!

--mike
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 12:44 AM UTC







Thanks for watching![/quote]

Hi Venelin, simply amazing job! Really good. I like the two panzer crews !

Regards ! Giovanni
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 12:26 AM UTC
Thanks, Romain!

Foliage added, some of the leaves are put individually for more realistic appearance. Apples are next.
Hope you like it







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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 08:18 PM UTC

Hi Venelin,

It's a real beauty! If the foliage will match the root.......that will be a stunning example!

Eager to see progress!!!

Congrats in the meantime!

Cheers

Romain
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 08:07 PM UTC
I've made small experiment with roots, I think looks realistic. The other option is with wire and and modelling clay, but will be more time consuming
What do you think, how it looks?





Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 01:15 AM UTC

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Venelin,

MK35 make a Normandy apple tree complete with apples if that helps?

Paul



Thanks, I've seen that, but prefer to make it myself (I like scratching things, it's more unique) and it's cheaper.

Just found that TreeMendus makes a very nice apples set, they will be enough for several trees

Cheers!



Treemendus, that's who I was trying to think of!