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Ballardian

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Re: UVS models
« Reply #210 on: April 27, 2017, 01:58:29 AM »
The Starmer mix is browner than VMC Russian Uniform, but it is representing No.3 which was phased out (on tanks at any rate) by '41 (the MAFVA site is useful -
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http://www.mafva.net/other%20pages/starmer%20camo.htm but tends to reference enamel paints like Humbrol/Revell). The PSC tank spray (which I also like) lies somewhere between Bronze Green (but closer to) British OD (excitingly called SCC15) - again, I dont think there's a pot of this out there, it's another mix it yourself - 50:50 VMC Olive Grey & Russian Uniform.
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« Reply #211 on: April 27, 2017, 10:12:14 AM »
Pinky - is it Khaki Green No.3 you're after? It's generally a bit of of bugger to find a single paint analogue for it, but if you're happy with Vallejo Mike Starmer produced the recipe for a mix that's regarded as being pretty good (see swatch below - the small patch of Brown Violet is there to show it's innaccuracy - Battlefront recommend BV & it's not even close). Hope it's helpful...

Thanks very much - that's very helpful.  I was hoping to avoid mixing paint.  I did that to get the right shade of so-called Panzer grey, but I couldn't get it consistent so I painted over it with a Vallejo grey.  I might use the Brown Violet on the basis that it will have a whitewash camo over it.

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« Reply #212 on: April 30, 2017, 12:02:13 AM »
Pinky - before you plumb for the Vallejo BV there is another one pot option - apologies for not remembering it before, in the Mig Ammo range there is a KG No.3 (MIG-113). I've not used it, so can't speak to how accurate it is, but it certainly looks more so than the Vallejo. They're optimised for airbrushes, but are reasonably well behaved when brushed on (though I'd use their own thinner, they didn't like either the Vallejo or Lifecolor ones that I've tried & regreted). Other than that I've found the paints excellent, with good smooth coverage.
 


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« Reply #213 on: June 04, 2017, 03:42:01 AM »
A little bit of detailing for a Warlord Sherman VC.

There is room on the left back of the hull besides the storage box for four jerry cans.

I thought this would be a good use for part A11, though it needed to be cut in half.
A War Department jerry can was fitted at one end with the logo showing. At the other end a German jerry can was used.

A shelf was made out of 4mm strip and a strap holding them in place out of thin strip.


Two small strips of plastics were added to cans and then it was glued to the back of the tank.

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« Reply #214 on: June 05, 2017, 06:12:32 PM »
I like it.  The strap could perhaps be a bit thinner, assuming it's meant to be canvas or leather.

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« Reply #215 on: June 05, 2017, 11:07:35 PM »
It probably should be (it works out at 1.68 inches across - 0.030 x 0.010 Slater's microstrip). 0.020 inch is also available, that works out at 1.12 inches.

It also could do with being a bit higher up the cans (trying to avoid the W^D logo).

I might add a lip at the bottom.

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« Reply #216 on: June 06, 2017, 12:49:37 AM »
You could always add a few vertical strips and it would look like it's made out of metal by the REME boys :D

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« Reply #217 on: June 06, 2017, 02:13:37 AM »
A good thought.

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« Reply #218 on: June 08, 2017, 05:15:18 AM »
Zvezda 15mm scale Panzer 38(t) together with the Warlord model.

Numbers by Rubicon (German AFV set times two).

For the 15mm model the numbers on the JPnzr 38(t) might have been nearer the correct size.
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« Reply #219 on: June 08, 2017, 03:34:40 PM »
And the Puma is at last finished.

Rubicon numbers (lazy and obvious).

Rubicon fuel drums and pump.

Infrared spotlight made from a PSC 15mm scale Panther cupola.

The PSC Panzer yellow spray went bad, there is an interesting crackle effect, especially on the turret front.

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« Reply #220 on: June 08, 2017, 04:40:21 PM »
I like it.  The colour is good, and the shading is effective.  And as always the soft stowage is lovely.  Maybe a bit more scratching etc around the hatches, engine deck and storage lockers?  Especially if this is a vehicle that's been in service for a while.
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« Reply #221 on: June 09, 2017, 12:09:54 AM »
 Nice work, as Pinky mentioned, gorgeous soft stowage as usual.

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« Reply #222 on: June 09, 2017, 02:48:15 PM »
Thanks.

I had a go at some chipping and scratching (I found Humbrol Decalfix applied quickly can remove poorly applied paint, thankfully).

My thoughts are the locker doors, the bumpers, the hatches and the routes to and from the turret.

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« Reply #223 on: June 11, 2017, 03:07:35 PM »
First the wheels.




Not sure if it is hiding the hollow wheels or poor camerawork.

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« Reply #224 on: June 11, 2017, 03:08:50 PM »
More wear and tear.




I think some more is required.