Dragon Nr: 6252 Tiger I Initial Production 3 in 1

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    Dragon Nr: 6252 Tiger I Initial Production 3 in 1

    Post  jojjemannen on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:38 pm

    Hello guys!

    Here is a work in progress thread from my new appartment, where the workspace is still a work in progress. So excuse me for the crappy pictures.

    Anyways, in 1943 the Ruskies displayed a tiger in Gorky Park ( this was one of several tigers) and this was one of the initial tigers.
    You can see this by the stowage bins that is placed to the sides of the turrets.

    Here is my view of the turret





    And the rearplate.




    I have just done a dry fit, with most of the parts loose. So if you see any misstakes or things I have to correct, dont hessitate to point them out to me!

    /Tiny

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:16 pm

    Looking great tiny, good to see you at work on a model again.

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    Post  alexbb on Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:29 am

    back to work i see
    keep it up and dont keep us waiting

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    Hey Tiny!!!

    Post  Dottore on Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:29 pm

    Good to see you in action again!!! Don't keep Us waiting for some paint now !!!!

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    Post  matilda on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:31 am

    aarrrgh, dude, finally!!!
    look good so far, that metal piece of barrel look very nice.
    how exotic , you make a tiger tank... lol!
    good to see you buddy.

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    Post  jojjemannen on Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:06 pm





    Time for primer

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:38 am

    Glad to see you back in action Tiny....we miss you brother.... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad do keep in touch...
    In nannu8)  

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    Post  Ray on Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:59 am

    About time as well  Twisted Evil 

    Welcome back Tiny  cheers 

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:11 am

    Thought you had given up on us, great work.

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:59 pm

    so you still on the tracks ..welldone Tiny........... cheers 

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    Welcome back...

    Post  Dottore on Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:49 pm

    Let us see some paint Smile

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    Post  jojjemannen on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:54 pm

    Thanks all, it's great to be back.. again.. again..

    I've joined the IPMS of Gothenburg and I went to their first meeting this Friday. Let's say that they aren't you. And they didn't serve beer!! Outrageous!

    The primer is on and I've noticed a few faults that I will leave. Because if I don't I will never be able to finish the model.

    Eventhough I call my self a modeler I have yet finished a model!

    I miss the wednesdays.. and the whole bunch of you!

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:28 pm

    jojjemannen wrote:Thanks all, it's great to be back.. again.. again..

    I've joined the IPMS of Gothenburg and I went to their first meeting this Friday. Let's say that they aren't you. And they didn't serve beer!! Outrageous!

    The primer is on and I've noticed a few faults that I will leave. Because if I don't I will never be able to finish the model.

    Eventhough I call my self a modeler I have yet finished a model!

    I miss the wednesdays.. and the whole bunch of you!

    nice to see you are BACK to the DARK SIDE. re ipms Gothenburg tell them to come over, they will be infected very quickly with the incurable ssm virus

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    Post  jojjemannen on Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:01 pm

    Thanks Alex! It's great to feel the darkside again!

    Here is the preshading on the tank. And I have a small issue with the airbrush, I must pull back on the trigger to feed it more color.. but the amount that exits the brush is still the same. Any thoughts on why?






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    Post  alexbb on Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:47 am

    from what i can see, either the paint is too thick or pressure to low, me thinks

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    Post  jojjemannen on Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:15 am

    It's the paint. I used Vallejo Air Black without any thinners and that was the result.

    I spent almost 3 hours playing around with other Vallejo colors and I saw that I didn't have the same problem with them, just black.

    Something to note for the future!

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    Post  jojjemannen on Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:39 am

    Yesterday I took the curage and started painting the tank and it quickly became apparent that preshade is not my cup of tea!
    I tried to break up the monotony of the tank by spraying a lighter gray on the bigger and more exposed areas, on the sides of the turret and on the sides of the tank.
    I don't know if this is the right approach, please feel free to come with suggestions and critisim! (It's the only way I can improve!)
    The thought is that I will try to break up the monotone color with filters/washes and the likes.

    Here are some crappy pictures, I will replace them when I get the time tonight



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    Post  alexbb on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:46 am

    you are getting there joe now try and use an even lighter grey on smaller areas, and if you want an even more lighter grey. with filters and washes they will blend in together and darken a bit.


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    Post  jojjemannen on Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:14 pm

    alexbb wrote:you are getting there joe now try and use an even lighter grey on smaller areas, and if you want an even more lighter grey. with filters and washes they will blend in together and darken a bit.


    Thanks Alex, and coming from you gives me curage to continue Smile

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:23 pm

    Don't give up, preshade harldy ever worked for me either so i postshade. Try that out. Spary a darker version of your grey wherever you want to darken, then the lighter grey as Alex told you and in the end you can overspray everything with a very dilute (80/20) coat of the original grey to blend in all the colours. You can work on this slowly till you are satisfied with the result. Try it out, there is nothing to loose, if you don;t like it overspray again and start over but i am sure you can do it.

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    Post  jojjemannen on Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:21 pm

    Thanks brian! I won't give up!

    I'll do that, do postshade. And follow up with better pictures.

    /Tiny

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    Re: Dragon Nr: 6252 Tiger I Initial Production 3 in 1

    Post  alexbb on Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:26 am

    more contrast joe dont worry it will tone down with filters and washes

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    Re: Dragon Nr: 6252 Tiger I Initial Production 3 in 1

    Post  jojjemannen on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:23 am

    I did spray (read: I tried) a lighter gray colour on the upper hull but it looks terrible!
    The lighter gray is too gray so it looks horrendus!

    I can't seem to get that fading effect that you guys can achive!

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:49 am

    jojjemannen wrote:I did spray (read: I tried) a lighter gray colour on the upper hull but it looks terrible!
    The lighter gray is too gray so it looks horrendus!

    I can't seem to get that fading effect that you guys can achive!

    The last AFV I sprayed I used the AK Grey Modulation set and it really helped. There you have the correct shades of grey to work with.

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