login   |    register
Armor/AFV
For discussions on tanks, artillery, jeeps, etc.
VIDEO
Building IBG's Turan III
CMOT
Staff MemberEditor-in-Chief
ARMORAMA
#406
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
KitMaker: 10,793 posts
Armorama: 8,482 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC
Matthew Lenton shows the building and painting of IBG''s 1/72 Turan III kit with side armour.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
JPTRR
Staff MemberManaging Editor
RAILROAD MODELING
#051
Visit this Community
Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,490 posts
Armorama: 2,332 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 10:08 AM UTC
IBG makes impressive models! I thought it was 1/35 at first. If not for the thickness of the spare road wheels, there is little obvious to give it away that it is 1/72. It builds up into a beauty.
CMOT
Staff MemberEditor-in-Chief
ARMORAMA
#406
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
KitMaker: 10,793 posts
Armorama: 8,482 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 11:11 AM UTC
Very professionally done and simply stunning.
SmallSoldier
Visit this Community
Alberta, Canada
Joined: December 20, 2007
KitMaker: 78 posts
Armorama: 76 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:39 AM UTC
Great video. You did a great job on the build and weathering.
firstcircle
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,187 posts
Armorama: 1,950 posts
Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 06:29 AM UTC
Thanks a lot... The video goes a bit out of focus at some points where the camera auto focuses on the background instead, quite frustrating, so glad to hear you think it looks OK.
It was fun to do, and I might do another, though I'll be honest and say I'm slightly disappointed that it's not had that many views compared to the amount of time it takes to create it, even the photo and text reviews I've normally done have had more and they are quicker to produce. (Not sure how some modelling videos gets tens of thousands of views in a single day...)
CMOT
Staff MemberEditor-in-Chief
ARMORAMA
#406
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
KitMaker: 10,793 posts
Armorama: 8,482 posts
Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 08:13 AM UTC
For what it is worth Matthew it deserves to be among those videos with thousands of reviews.
spongya
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODELGEEK
Visit this Community
Budapest, Hungary
Joined: February 01, 2005
KitMaker: 2,295 posts
Armorama: 1,648 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 07:10 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks a lot... The video goes a bit out of focus at some points where the camera auto focuses on the background instead, quite frustrating, so glad to hear you think it looks OK.
It was fun to do, and I might do another, though I'll be honest and say I'm slightly disappointed that it's not had that many views compared to the amount of time it takes to create it, even the photo and text reviews I've normally done have had more and they are quicker to produce. (Not sure how some modelling videos gets tens of thousands of views in a single day...)




This was an incredible build and a very good video. Something to aspire to...

The autofocus issue can be solved with fixed focus; although you need to be careful about not moving the model out of the focus of the camera. (Use a small aperture with good lighting - it will make your field of depth relatively large.) Alternatively set the autofocus on the center of the field, and keep the model there.



The views are a different thing... It seems like you need to get a critical mass (as in everything). I noticed with youtubers: for years they produce videos which only a couple of peolpe see only, and then some (a very few lucky ones) suddenly take off. Claus Kellerman is one example for this: I was watching his funny and explicit tirades about World of Tanks and %ssholes which had about 40 views altogether, and suddenly boom, now he is a famous youtuber who makes a living out of this. There is no real rhyme or reason of who gets to be the successful one... So keep doing these; they are great. We appreciate it.
firstcircle
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,187 posts
Armorama: 1,950 posts
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 03:07 AM UTC
Thanks very much Andras for your nice comments about the model and the video. Yes, the model came out pretty well in the end, though it had its moments when I thought it was heading for disaster... I didn't video some of those bits.

On the focus issues, the camera I use is a Canon Legria mini, so the settings are fairly basic. I found the hard thing is actually doing real modelling (rather than pretend, like when you're taking a still photo) while keeping my hands in the right place, either in terms of focus when the camera is further away, as it has more opportunity to focus on other things that are in shot, or within frame when the camera is much nearer - in this latter case, most of what I shot was in focus, but several times I had only succeeded in filming the back of my hand or nothing at all. Being short sighted I have a tendency to keep bringing my hands closer to my eyes. Trying to model or paint while keeping an eye on the view finder is also quite tricky.

I am trying to make another, in between other review builds, using the wide angle lens which I'm hoping will enable me to miss nothing in terms of framing, and be focused and high definition enough to be able to crop in during editing. Bit hard to tell until I actually come to edit, and I kind of like to just get in with the build while it's in progress.

Yes, I get your point on the views thing, seems to have a somewhat random element to it, like all such things, I suppose.

Thanks
Matthew
Braille
#135
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: August 05, 2007
KitMaker: 1,485 posts
Armorama: 1,479 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 08:30 AM UTC
@firstcircle – Matthew,

Well you’ve managed to get your feet wet on using the video as a means of showing us how you are building your model projects and you’ve done an outstanding job of it! I liked the lighting, sound, music, close-ups and use of painting techniques, nothing better than to watch it in action as you go and learn. I do encourage you to continue with this new-found adventure, it only gets easier with practice. Stepping from video reviews to modeling wasn't that hard was it?

You also have some very impressive pictures too. I must say that protective armor around the turret looks somewhat like a large sized shopping cart placed upside down, without the wheels, on top of the vehicle! A very nice kit made nicer with your scratch made add-ons, after-market cables and tracks.

~ Eddy
firstcircle
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,187 posts
Armorama: 1,950 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 07:43 AM UTC
Thanks very much Eddy, your feedback much appreciated, plus you're the first person to mention the music - what a learning experience that was . I started messing around with the app on my phone thinking this will never work, and ended up with something that sounded kind of OK (to me anyway), at least much better than I expected.

Yes, feet got wet, have to get them back in the water again soon before I forget how everything works again.