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Egyptian SU-100

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John built this Egyptian SU-100 with the Dragon kit and Accurate Armour's Egyptian conversion set and Friulmodel tracks. He painted it with Tamiya colors and weathered it with products from AK.
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About John Lindbom (JohnLindbom)
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Comments

There is a lot of work put into this build and a very nice result!!! What colors did you use for the camouflage?
NOV 17, 2019 - 10:10 AM
Nice. Surprising that they'd use an almost-German three-colour camo scheme, but then I know almost nothing about that region's requirements outside of the ability to blend in among the prevalent sand and rock.
NOV 17, 2019 - 10:39 AM
Hello and thanks. I am not sure if it is a Syrian or Egyptian cammo pattern and if the colors are right. Have only black and white photos. As basic color I used a mix of Tamiya XF59 and XF55, the brown is XF10 and the green is a mix of XF51, XF65 and XF67. Don’t know the exact proportions. Had a photo of an Egyptian tank with a faded green color. Weathering tone down the colors. The usual Google search on SU-100 walkaround results in some good references but there is even more here LINK
NOV 17, 2019 - 07:34 PM
Hi John, Your model looks great but let me give you an advice (if I may): next time make photos from a longer distance so most of the subject will be in same focus. Some of yours here are really out of focus and it does not “sell” your work. Should you want to show details, simply crop your photo around to get a very realistic look of the model - something like a real-life object. One example from my Trumpy T-80b in 1/35: This photo was later more cropped so no any background can be seen. And than it does make some illusion and gives good details on the model and work. Sorry if sounds agressive, I would like to help only. Tamás
NOV 19, 2019 - 07:45 AM
You can also reduce the focus effect (depth of field) by using a smaller aperture (f/8 or f/11 e.g., the higher the number the smaller the aperture). But as a consequence you'd need more lighting of course. Great model, with a very original subject!
NOV 23, 2019 - 07:22 PM
Hello; Thanks for the advice. I should go a photo course. I know I have some problems with getting good photos of the models. My “photo studio” consists of a cardboard box and a Canon S3 IS camera that lives its own life concerning the focus. But I do not submit the photos to a modelling magazine or participating in any contests. I have tried to take photos from a longer distance, with varying results.
NOV 24, 2019 - 04:48 AM
@ JohnLindbom-John, You've done an excellent job of capturing the look of these modified tank killers in post WWII use. I'm now tempted to go out and get one of these kits and conversion sets. Thanks for sharing and posting. ~ Eddy
NOV 25, 2019 - 02:16 AM