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About Charles Reading (CReading)

I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...


Anyone who can make small people looks this good is way ahead of me! Very nice job, the T-34 looks great also. DJ
JAN 28, 2007 - 10:29 PM
Good? I think they're great! I also would have thought that out of the 150 people or more that have looked at Charles' pics, a few more would have let him know what they thought, since he went to the trouble of submitting them. Aw! Come on guys! Not just for this On Display feature..............but for all of 'em! A BIG thanks to the guys who've commented so far! Vinnie
JAN 28, 2007 - 10:29 PM
Very nice work. But as this is suppose to be about the riders (at least from the title) more pics of the guys, from various angle, would be appreciated.
JAN 28, 2007 - 10:30 PM
Lots more pictures of the riders, with close ups if possible would be greatly appreciated
JAN 28, 2007 - 11:08 PM
sweeeet:) how did you make that canvas draping the side of the tank??
JAN 28, 2007 - 11:09 PM
The figs look great,so do the turret numbers, one little thing ,the wheels and tyres look a wee bit clean. Nice colour green Charles,which paint did you use?? Andy
JAN 28, 2007 - 11:22 PM
WOW! Amazing work. The craftmanship, weathering, I sit in aw. cheers
JAN 29, 2007 - 12:33 AM
Hi All........... Jim, this was done years ago and I recently found the photos and Vinnie had asked for submissions. Richard M., The original title was T-34/85 'and' Riders. Somewhere along the line the 'and' got lost!? Anyhow the focal point was to be the tank. JimF, See the above comments to Richard. The model long since been 'retired' (packed away in the depths of the basement) so obtaining more photos are near impossible as things that are archived in the basement often times are never seen again. Psilocyber, The tarp is tissue paper soaked in PVA glue and water then painted olive Andy, The color (if I remember correctly) was Model Masters Acrylic "Dark Green" with several washes of raw umber. I photographed this right after it was built. The tank then went onto a diorama where the road wheels and tracks were weathered to fit into the dio (Berlin street scene) Thanks everyone for the questions and kind comments. Thanks Vinnie. Cheers, Charles
JAN 29, 2007 - 01:01 AM
Might give this a go on my next build. It really did give it a realistic finish. Great work on the T-34 kit charles!
JAN 29, 2007 - 02:01 AM
Super Job !!!! Rob- MiG-17
JAN 29, 2007 - 02:16 PM