M60 - repainting

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    M60 - repainting

    Post  Maxi_Model on Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:42 pm

    I'm submitting my first post re scale modelling Smile

    I have an M60 patton tank with reactive armour, which I assembled and painted in green about 17 years ago. After all these years I decided that I wanted this tank painted in desert colours, and also wanted to give it more weathering than the initial paint job, since it had almost no weathering and the little it had was badly done. Now this is my first attempt ever to weather a tank and I know I won't be any near the perfect weathering, but I will try and hopefully have some comments and maybe a little help from you all Smile so that I can improve my weathering before moving on to the next build.

    Since I repainted on an already badly done paintjob, I didn't expect the finish of the repaint to be perfect, so I decided to give this tank some heavy weathering to disguise the bad paintjob, though I am now looking at it and I think I might have gone a little too heavy.

    The weathering is still in progress so I will post the photos of the job done so far.

    Repainted with sand colours


    Added some paint chipping, paint wearing and scratching (initial pass)



    Started the rusting and dirt weathering




    I'm leaving the reactive armour for last, but I still have more places to weather, and then repass all the weathering for any imperfections or unwanted brush stroked.

    Kindly advise if I'm going on too heavy with weathering.

    Thanks for your time

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    Re: M60 - repainting

    Post  iCocker on Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:50 pm

    Many people think that when having a bad paint job weathering can hide the sin, infect many think that is why tank seem simpler to make ... I think it is the opposite way out, to have realistic weathering one has to have a very good pedament. BUT do not be discouraged, this old model can still be a test dummy as you have already done to achieve and experiment techniques. Weathering there is no fast rule but a gethering of various techniques and depends what you want to achieve from your model, ie sun bleached paint, chipping, rusting, mud, dust or snow ... it's endless!

    So continue experiment you are already doing some interesting hues, might be overdone but it's a way to get your hands and master techniques ...

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    Re: M60 - repainting

    Post  Maxi_Model on Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:15 pm

    Thanks for your reply, actually I too think its a litle over weathered, but since I'm still experimenting, I will make this take sort of a post war machine which was little taken care of and started the decaying process, though not fully disabled.

    I need to learn more how to weather tanks, I intend to get an M1A2 or M2A2 Abrams, but need to make that much better.

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    Re: M60 - repainting

    Post  Ray on Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:59 pm

    Keep up the GOOD work Twisted Evil

    I'm sure you have a very solid basic launching pad to get you rolling in the right direction from the AFV Nuts & Ivan here is amongst the best we have Twisted Evil

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    Re: M60 - repainting

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:56 pm

    I don;t think that you are overdoing it. It depends on how you want to depict your tank. if it is a front line machine it should not have been left to deteriorate so much but if it is a surplus machine left idle for quite some time, then it is fine. How about putting in into a small diorama to make the viewer understand what you are after?

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    Re: M60 - repainting

    Post  Maxi_Model on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:16 pm

    yeah, actually I will finish the weathering first and depending on the final result i will do the Diorama.

    Since its my first weathering attempt I'm going a bit wild on the effect, that's why I'll leave the diorama for last Smile

    where can I find accessproes to put on the tank's turret rear "balcony"? like fuel cans, back packs, crates, etc etc. have anyone done these from scratch?


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    Re: M60 - repainting

    Post  Maxi_Model on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:57 pm

    A couple more photos of the progress



    Trying to get the mud colour close as possible to the real thing, using only acrylics




    Over all view so far, I still have some corners and palces which needs to be retoiuched, I'm just getting there slowly Smile


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    Re: M60 - repainting

    Post  iCocker on Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:56 am

    Maxi_Model wrote:yeah, actually I will finish the weathering first and depending on the final result i will do the Diorama.

    Since its my first weathering attempt I'm going a bit wild on the effect, that's why I'll leave the diorama for last Smile

    where can I find accessproes to put on the tank's turret rear "balcony"? like fuel cans, back packs, crates, etc etc. have anyone done these from scratch?

    Tamiya has a set of Modern US extra carriage material to put in, also Legend produce a lot of extras in resin. Mind you as you are building a heavy weathered relic, which reminds me of the bone yard in Afgahanistan of rusty soviet tanks, I personally would leave it without anything [inc without tracks], as if left in a desert to root. I know that in USA there are a lot of these yards with surplus military equipment [Nevada?]. Maybe if you can try to eliminate parts of the Blazer armour to create a left behind relic ...

    Here is the Kabul Tank Yard for inspiration : )
    http://blast-models.fr/BLAST-MODELS-IMAGE-GALLERY/Scrap%20yards/Kabul%20Afghanistan%202004/index.html

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    Re: M60 - repainting

    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:08 pm

    Prosit Max......keep it up habib
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    Re: M60 - repainting

    Post  slingshot392 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:38 am

    Looking good so far. I'm also struggling to learn some of these techniques, I did some of them quite awhile ago and haven't for a while and have forgotten. They always look so easy on videos, not quite so easy when you're doing it. :-)

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    M60 - repainting

    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:28 am

    Good job mate,

    The weathering looks great.

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    Re: M60 - repainting

    Post  Maxi_Model on Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:46 am

    I cannot get the correct colour for the rubber on the tank wheels, can anyone suggest what colour or combination of colours is best to use to get the effect of rubber? obviously after I will weather them to make them look old rubber, but the initial base should be close enough to the real thing.





    Still trying and experimenting on the weathering, not really a superb job so far, but for my first weathering I'm quite satisfied Smile (I know that its a universe away from the work you all do Smile )

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