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Counterattack, Normandy-1/35
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 12:55 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!
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 12:09 AM UTC
Venelin,

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

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 10:36 PM UTC
Some foliage for the trees, not intended for apple trees, but will be fine I think . Now I have to find 1/35 apples





Cheers!
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 05:56 PM UTC
Thanks!

Romain, no mistake Sir, the shine is gone

Cheers!
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 07:44 AM UTC

The work of a talented man!!

And am I mistaken...?? I find them far less shiny!!!

Congratulations Sir!

Cheers

Romain

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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 01:46 AM UTC
The crewmen came out looking very good.
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 01:15 AM UTC
Nice.

Cheers,

RJ
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 01:04 AM UTC
Enhancing some highlights/shadows, very subtle again, not so much. Also some dusting and fading of the uniforms, not to look like brand new.











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Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 07:14 AM UTC
Thanks!
Next I will try to make a tree, but that later.

Conor, that device will not make you like fried chicken , but still be careful

Cheers!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 05:49 AM UTC
I love the Tiger, but you probably knew that already It just looks HUGE! The grass though looks totally realistic, I've got to give that a shot without frying myself hahaha.

-Conor
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 02:21 AM UTC

Absolutely convincing result!! Congrats m8!

Cheers

Romain

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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 12:12 AM UTC
I've managed to make homemade static grass applicator for under 6-7 euro, bug zapper itself is around 4. Static grass is 6mm, but works also with 10mm.
There are many tutorials on the Internet, Youtube incl., so I will be quick
Here's how it looks, pretty satisfying I think. I'm still experimenting, so the result may vary







This is for scale comparison with a 1/35 figure:



Regards!

Venelin
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 01:00 AM UTC

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I have had the same problem with Vallejo paint. What I do now is remove the cap from the bottle and mix the paint thoroughly before I use it. I now have no problems with shiny-ness.
J



I thoroughly shake them before use, but will take your advice next time

Thanks!
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 12:06 AM UTC
I have had the same problem with Vallejo paint. What I do now is remove the cap from the bottle and mix the paint thoroughly before I use it. I now have no problems with shiny-ness.
J
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 09:10 PM UTC
Thanks guys!
Yes, there's slight sheen on the uniforms, don't know why, Vallejo paints are matte by default, maybe is the lighting . Although in the end I will apply some pigments and effects to blend the camo and give a weathered look, if necessary matte varnish will be applied.

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Venelin
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 08:34 PM UTC

Superb paintjob...only the sheen on the camo uniforms!!

But maybe it's the lighting!!??!??

Cheers

ROmain
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 07:04 PM UTC
Hi.
Absolutely fantastisch work.
I've learned A lot by watching this.

Congrats.

RJ
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 06:47 PM UTC
Images with different background. I think now is better, especially the faces and skin tones, what do you think?











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Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 04:02 AM UTC
General view with the crew. Well, it's quite a big kitty I think











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Venko555
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014 - 07:25 PM UTC
Small improvements on the uniforms- more camo blotches











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Venko555
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014 - 05:54 PM UTC
Thanks, Bob, for the information!
I've found that Mininatur/Silhouette makes very nice apple foliage with apples, but for 1/87 scale and don't know if this will be appropriate for 1/35. I'm intending to make 1, maybe 2 apple trees from scratch, need only the foliage. There will be some structure like small farm or shed, not decided yet . I have green grass already in different sizes, will collect other colors-dry, brown etc.

Cheers!
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014 - 05:14 PM UTC
Hey Venelin, Very nice progress so far. You did a splended job on the uniforms cammo, better than my attempts. I was at my L.H.S. the other day and as usual went to the R/R section to check out the terrain and foliage stuff and came across a bag of apples in HO scale. These HO scale foliage stuff works very well for 1/35th stuff. I use alot of them either plastic or paper. I will be there in another day or so and get the manufactures name, e-mail and product info so you can check it out on the web for yourself. Also for tall clumps of wild grass, Hudson and Allen ( harvest gold is #FG172 ) make some greens and browns about 2 3/4" tall. Just cut to size and dip in a thick tacky glue. Place where needed and a minute or so latter I insert a #11 blade and twist side ways to fluff it out. By mixing the 2 greens or browns together you can come up with shades from spring to winter. Hope this helps you out. Will let you know about the apples in a day or 2. Bob D.
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014 - 09:27 AM UTC
Hello Venelin ,

a lot of congratulations for the way you've painted the figures. They look just fine !

The Tiger looks very well too.

Great job !

Greets

Kurt
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014 - 03:36 AM UTC
Beautiful Tiger and great figures! Well done!
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Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 10:51 PM UTC
Thanks!
Yes, when compared to the figures, the Tiger looks different and shows it's size .
Now I'm making a little improvements on the crew's uniforms, soon will post images

Regards