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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 08:51 AM UTC
Ok! it's finish!! to me at least!!





excelents works around here!!
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 11:13 AM UTC
Tom I am very happy with the vallejo for all my airbrushing. I assume you are going green and gray scheme also?

sneak peek of the vision blocks color. This is very close to many of the pics I come across even though I am tempted to do them in blue.

note the reflection it gives off onto the turret and the actual mirror reflection of the turret mold in front of it. I used this idea on a Abrams build and feel it really draws the eye once done.

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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 10:45 AM UTC
Thanks guys, the Ariete was a fun speed-build! (I normally take months or years to finish a kit...)

Pete, funny you should mention its parentage - the Italians were building Leopard 1 under license, and had at least seen Leopard 2 from a distance, so it makes sense that they borrowed heavily. The turret is definitely Challenger at the front! Not sure how well the real things perform, as the tracks are narrow for a big MBT and the turret side armour is a tad thin by today's standards...

Kelly, that Chally of yours is interesting! I'm in the process of painting my Airfix (reboxed Trumpeter) Challenger 2, and went with Tamiya XF65 Field Grey as a base under black camo. I haven't tried spraying any Vallejo recently - is it any good? Still debating about the kit tracks.
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 09:57 AM UTC
And in a totally unrelated post. I might have gotten a little dumb and bought all the clearance paint at my hobby lobby.

but at $1.49 ya blame me?

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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC
Tom the paint used in the pic is Vallejo 71.022. it doesnt look anything like it in should in the pics. The paint I am going to try staying with is 71.096. But even that will be buffed later so many might not want to use it as is.

So many good builds going on here also. Ive counted 6 so far that I am liking.

I love the interior builds going on in this thread. I myself right now am focusing on attempting so many paint styles that I want to try learning that I am focusing on builds with large surface areas to try painting.

A few random pics of my progress.

Came across this flyer for 2019 armor EXPO at hobby store yesterday.

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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 08:50 PM UTC
Tom, cool Ariete!
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 08:25 PM UTC
Hi Tom,

Very nice result with the Ariete! It was my pleaseure to see your progress, had so e nice memories coming about mine with the same kit, several yrs before.
Congratulations and hope to participate in another campaign soon!

Tamas
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:18 PM UTC
Great finish Tom. Really well done. Bummer about the tracks, but let he, that has not done this themselves, cast the first stone...

The Ariete looks like the love child of a Leopard 2 and Challenger doesn't it.

Interesting Kelly. Colour is just one of those things that never shows up like it should in pics.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 02:15 AM UTC
Well, my C1 Ariete is done! Just put the tracks and skirts on today and grabbed some phone pics that are a tad overexposed, but will do for now. (I won't get time to get proper shots before the deadline...)

One thing to note is the Bronco tracks come out a link too long - something I did not test in time. Fortunately the slack can be hidden under the skirts, but the tracks hang down every time I pick it up...






It's been a fun campaign - thanks!


Kelly, that's some serious colour-shift under those lights! What paint was it in the first place?
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 07:20 PM UTC
trying to get my color picked right. having fits. This is the same color under two different high kelvin lamps. Crazy the color change. I wonder what sunlight would look like. anyway, changing the color from this one.

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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 05:24 AM UTC

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Can you post some photos, I'd love to see it before the weathering?



Sprayed the camo pattern freehand last night. Next step is to touch up to clear over spray and then detail painting. Here are the resulting pictures.




BTW, a lot of the parts are just dry-fitted right now. I will disassemble this for the detail painting.

Thanks,

Joseph
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 01:57 PM UTC
Wow, that looks like a CAD drawing! I hope the toning down helps you get the look you want.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 11:31 AM UTC

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Like I said, try it on something else first, I have never tried this myself! I have heard of other people doing it, you might have to experiment a little with the ratios. Since the layers should be extremely thin you shouldn't loose any detail like you might with a complete second coat.


I tried it last night. It seems to have toned down the blue a little bit. I won't worry about it because I'll be weathering it after application of the camo.



Can you post some photos, I'd love to see it before the weathering?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 04:57 AM UTC

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Like I said, try it on something else first, I have never tried this myself! I have heard of other people doing it, you might have to experiment a little with the ratios. Since the layers should be extremely thin you shouldn't loose any detail like you might with a complete second coat.


I tried it last night. It seems to have toned down the blue a little bit. I won't worry about it because I'll be weathering it after application of the camo.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 07:38 PM UTC
I doubt I'll be able to finish. The modeling mojo has vanished. Good luck to everyone else.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:22 PM UTC
Like I said, try it on something else first, I have never tried this myself! I have heard of other people doing it, you might have to experiment a little with the ratios. Since the layers should be extremely thin you shouldn't loose any detail like you might with a complete second coat.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:07 PM UTC

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You might consider mixing a very thin batch of white (mostly thinner) and misting it on Joseph, letting the blue show through. You can keep putting very thin transparent layers on until you are happy with the color. This will let you vary the color in different areas to get a more weathered look if you like. Try it on something else first though, to get the hang of it.



I like that. I might give it a try. Thanks very much, John!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM UTC
You might consider mixing a very thin batch of white (mostly thinner) and misting it on Joseph, letting the blue show through. You can keep putting very thin transparent layers on until you are happy with the color. This will let you vary the color in different areas to get a more weathered look if you like. Try it on something else first though, to get the hang of it.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:11 AM UTC

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It is a bit, well, bluish.

Michael



Yup, that's what I meant when I said it is "a little too Smurfy". I thought I had followed the ratio that they specified on the paint guide. 90% Satin White and then the blue. I assumed that it meant 10% Blue, when I checked the ratio again, it was actually 5% Blue but it was not specified what the other 5% consists of. Oh well, I'll mix another batch and will make it 95% Satin White AND 5% Blue.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:01 AM UTC
It is a bit, well, bluish.

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM UTC
Applied base color to my Tiran. It's a little too Smurfy in color. I will try to lighten it up some more. Then, I'll apply camo.



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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 07:57 PM UTC
Kalin and Tamas, thanks a lot! And Tamas, I didnt want to create the impression that the Panzer Putty isnt any good - it works well if its not too warm. But even then if you use just a little bit and spray paint right away, it should work fine.

Jerry
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC
Hi Jerry,

Thank you for the info, I have not heard about this material so far. Will try to get somehow as there are some projects where I will need to paint very clean borders between different colours.
The final model looks nice with the weathering.

Tamas
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 06:13 AM UTC
Thank you gentlemen for the kind comments.
Jerry, congratulations! Beautiful work with colors and shades.
Richard, well done. I look forward to painted and weathering.
Good luck! Cheers!
Kalin
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 05:12 AM UTC
Hi Michael,

Thank you! And dont worry about getting bogged down - that seems to be my middle name this year.

And Kalin, I love the T-55 - thats a nice clean build.

Well, Im calling my T-80UD done:















Happy modeling, everyone!

Jerry