Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:31 pm

    iCocker wrote:Looking Good!

    I love this idea that everyone is trying to be precise and reflect on the BW image by turning their project in greyscale, but beware not always might work fine, we are in the digital age, those veterans had just apretures and lenses to get the job done cheers

    Bring it over this Wednesday Noel, would love to see before you progress to the next step ...

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    XI PJACIR POLEMIKA OHRA on BW Pics lol!

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    Some questions....

    Post  Dottore on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:32 pm

    Did you paint the white border free-hand by brush? ...I'm assuming yes....

    With what did you dilute the Lifecolour paints for spraying...ordinary water? Have some of their paints and I'm itching to try them...

    Can you freely mix Lifecolour and Vallejo paints? I'm assuming yes if they are both diluted with water...

    Great job so far Noel...you sure work fast kids and all!!!

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:38 pm

    But come on now ta , can anybody convince me how you are or they tell you , that the lower part colour is black.... Shocked cheers [url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=418&u=14225557][/url]

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:41 pm

    skyhigh wrote:But come on now ta , can anybody convince me how you are or they tell you , that the lower part colour is black.... Shocked cheers [url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=418&u=14225557][/url]

    MARCO YES BLACK (BLUE BLACK TO BE PRECISE) ARA IR RITRATT TA TAHT U TINDUNA GHALIEX JIDHER CAR. MIKSI BIT TRAB

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:42 pm

    Can it be green.... Question Question Exclamation cheers

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:42 pm

    Mamma Mia x'bizaaaaaaaaaaaaa hawn Marco pale affraid

    Ajjuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut affraid pale

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:59 pm

    Ha nidhol fid-dibattitu!! It-tyres tal jeep huma skuri ukoll imma l-iswed ta' fuq it-tank huwa hafna izjed car u dawn ikollhom trab kemm trid fuqhom. Jien nahseb li Marco ghandu ftit punt ghax il-kulur jidher veru car.

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:01 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Can it be green.... Question Question Exclamation cheers

    KIEN HEMM BL AHDAR IMMA MHUX DAN. DIN L ISKEMA PARTICOLARI MA TANTX DAMET TINTUZA
    ISSA IMAGINA KAROZZA SEWDA F NOFS DESERT TAHSEB LI SER TIBQA SEWDA. OHRA L ISWED KIEN JINTUZA MHUX BIEX JAHBI IZDA BIEX IKKISSER IL FORMA TAT TANK MIL BOGHOD. L RAC KIENT TISBOH IR ROTI TAN NOFS TA CERTI TANKIJIET SUWED BIEX MIL BOGHOD JIDRU TRAKK ETC ETC

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:03 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Ha nidhol fid-dibattitu!! It-tyres tal jeep huma skuri ukoll imma l-iswed ta' fuq it-tank huwa hafna izjed car u dawn ikollhom trab kemm trid fuqhom. Jien nahseb li Marco ghandu ftit punt ghax il-kulur jidher veru car.

    IT TYES TAL JEEP HUMA NODFA QABBILIHOM MAR ROTI TAX SHERMAN. QABBEL IL KULUR TAR RUBBER TAX SHERMAN MAL LISWED TA FUQU

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:04 pm

    Alex igifieri Marco zbaljat Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad ???????

    Jien bhalek nahseb Alex Laughing

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:37 pm

    Mela, ha naqbez ftit ghal sehibna Marco, jien ukoll qieghed nara li l kulur huwa naqra zghira Rolling Eyes car ghal iswed (bleu - grey) Rolling Eyes jista jkun xi kulur iehor, jew inkella kien mghaqtuh Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:56 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:Mela, ha naqbez ftit ghal sehibna Marco, jien ukoll qieghed nara li l kulur huwa naqra zghira Rolling Eyes car ghal iswed (bleu - grey) Rolling Eyes jista jkun xi kulur iehor, jew inkella kien mghaqtuh Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

    IL BICCA MHUX XTAHSBU LI QED TARRAW IMMA IL FATTI
    fact 1 according to MIKE STARMER'S alamein and aftrer 1942-43
    all camouflaged shermans at el alamein used blue black disruptive sccno 14
    now mike satrmer is considerd as THE EXPERT AS REGARDS TO BRITISH ARMOUR COLOURS he is often qupoted by modelling greats such as zaloga, paine,ens etc etc. now if he is not good enough i will from now on rely on your eysights and opinions to paint my tanks

    2 joseph f gieh il bambin mhux tarah il hmieg u it trab fit tieni ritrat, l ewwel ritrat hu sfucat hares sew len it tieni wiehed. il lakstu tar roti tax sherman huma cari aktar mit tank. il parti ta fuq tar rota tal jeep hi ta listess kulur tat tank.

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:12 pm

    Alex, ghamilt l-ahhar nofs siegha inhares lejn ir-ritratt, u xorta ftit xettiku, pero naf li inti ghandek 'knowledge' kbir fuq dawn l affarijiet, u jekk qieghed tghid li huwa iswed huwa iswed.

    Pero din tar ritrati B/W qedt tohloq naqra polemika fuq il kuluri ta ahhar. Jista x'hadd jghidli kif tiddistinkwi kulur min iehor. It tieni punt, il kuluri fir ritratti B/W qieghed nitterpretawhom aktar fuq nota ta 'historical background u records' nahseb jien.


    p.s. - Ma nergax naqbez ghalik Marco, ghax qlajta Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:28 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:Alex, ghamilt l-ahhar nofs siegha inhares lejn ir-ritratt, u xorta ftit xettiku, pero naf li inti ghandek 'knowledge' kbir fuq dawn l affarijiet, u jekk qieghed tghid li huwa iswed huwa iswed.

    Pero din tar ritrati B/W qedt tohloq naqra polemika fuq il kuluri ta ahhar. Jista x'hadd jghidli kif tiddistinkwi kulur min iehor. It tieni punt, il kuluri fir ritratti B/W qieghed nitterpretawhom aktar fuq nota ta 'historical background u records' nahseb jien.


    p.s. - Ma nergax naqbez ghalik Marco, ghax qlajta Rolling Eyes

    Joseph veru qas bsarta minnek li ha tittradixxi il-clan LI MA NEMMNUX IL-KULURI/RITRATTI BW Sad u ma haqqekkx ahjar milli taqla TUMAKKA lol!

    IMHO IF the source of info ON WHATEVER, WAS/IS considered as "BIBLE" by many reviewers, readers, modellers, artists, experts, then that source shall be followed/referred to IRRELEVANT of any BW photos, which IMHO become superficial if enough evidence (from the source) is provided again IMHO.

    While each and everyone of us have the right to say/see/hear whatever he/she wants, I am IGNORING (I have the right I guess) as from now, (tghid inzomma) any DEBATES of this KIND because I am not INTELLIGENT ENOUGH to VISUALIZE BW pics in my brain Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Marco, f'hiex wasalt fil-mudell lol! ?
    Daqs Noel thaffef ukoll Laughing

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:39 pm

    Ray wrote:
    J.Fenech wrote:Alex, ghamilt l-ahhar nofs siegha inhares lejn ir-ritratt, u xorta ftit xettiku, pero naf li inti ghandek 'knowledge' kbir fuq dawn l affarijiet, u jekk qieghed tghid li huwa iswed huwa iswed.

    Pero din tar ritrati B/W qedt tohloq naqra polemika fuq il kuluri ta ahhar. Jista x'hadd jghidli kif tiddistinkwi kulur min iehor. It tieni punt, il kuluri fir ritratti B/W qieghed nitterpretawhom aktar fuq nota ta 'historical background u records' nahseb jien.


    p.s. - Ma nergax naqbez ghalik Marco, ghax qlajta Rolling Eyes

    Joseph veru qas bsarta minnek li ha tittradixxi il-clan LI MA NEMMNUX IL-KULURI/RITRATTI BW Sad u ma haqqekkx ahjar milli taqla TUMAKKA lol!

    IMHO IF the source of info ON WHATEVER, WAS/IS considered as "BIBLE" by many reviewers, readers, modellers, artists, experts, then that source shall be followed/referred to IRRELEVANT of any BW photos, which IMHO become superficial if enough evidence (from the source) is provided again IMHO.

    While each and everyone of us have the right to say/see/hear whatever he/she wants, I am IGNORING (I have the right I guess) as from now, (tghid inzomma) any DEBATES of this KIND because I am not INTELLIGENT ENOUGH to VISUALIZE BW pics in my brain Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Marco, f'hiex wasalt fil-mudell lol! ?
    Daqs Noel thaffef ukoll Laughing

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    I humbly apologize for any misunderstandings Embarassed .

    p.s. it tumakka hadta ghax ghandi ugigh ta ras tajba u qieghed nara mono-vision. Crying or Very sad

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    Post  Joseph on Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:38 pm

    Noel, very nice paint work, I love the way you handle the airbrush. I will await the finished product as I am sure that it would be the exact replica of the photo Smile Smile

    I think we need to take stock of our expertise Smile Smile

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:48 pm

    Well I don't now this is another source from Africakorps .org


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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:50 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Well I don't now this is another source from Africakorps .org


    qtajt qalbi marco mhux ser infehmek bxejn
    issa forsi infehmek l erbgha

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:02 pm

    Marco, jkolli nghid qed tippostja biex ITTELLA L-POSTS pale Sad Laughing

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  Tancred on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:03 pm

    Lovely paintwork Noel! Cool

    Pity you got the colour wrong lol!

    Tankred afro

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:13 pm

    Tancred wrote:Lovely paintwork Noel! Cool

    Pity you got the colour wrong lol!

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    Mela ejja fejn qieghdin l-AFV NUTS meta sehibkom Noel ghandu bzonnkom u Alex qed jikkumbatti WAHDU "teknikament", ghax jien u xi whud qed intuh palata fir-RAGUN tar-RAGUNI lil hemm minn kull DUBJU RAGUNAT cheers

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:15 pm

    WOW!!!! What a barrage!

    My opinion:

    a) I trust Alex and his source (Mike Stramer) is the Bible of British camo.

    b) The jeep in the B&W photo. Look at the wheels and you will see two different blacks:

    The wall of the tyre looks black but the part in contact with sand and dust is much lighter and similar to the shade on the camo.

    c) Marco, the colour picture you posted is an impression and opinion of the artist. I have the colour plate but the author of the book does not describe the colour of the tank. He says that it is similar to a Crusader tank which was probably painted Terracotta or black. Black was a common colour the British used.

    d) Nobody can tell 100% the colour in the B&W photo. However, we will rely on Mike Stramer who is the best source and go with what he says.....Black!

    Rgards
    Noel

    PS I'll bring the model on Wednesday

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:20 pm

    Did you paint the white border free-hand by brush? ...I'm assuming yes....

    With what did you dilute the Lifecolour paints for spraying...ordinary water? Have some of their paints and I'm itching to try them...

    Can you freely mix Lifecolour and Vallejo paints? I'm assuming yes if they are both diluted with water...

    Great job so far Noel...you sure work fast kids and all!!!

    Dottore

    Yes... the white (Ivory actually, of Vallejo) was hand painted and thinned with water and done in several layers.

    I did not dilute the paint!!! But I on other spray jobs I used tap water. Beautiful paints!!

    I mix Lifecolor and Vallejo Air with no problem. Since Vallejo was slightly thicker, I added some water here.

    Kids? I sold them for scientific experiments! drunken

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    Hold your horses....

    Post  Dottore on Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:26 pm

    I would think twice before challenging cousin Alex (aka Sandro) on any british related topic....Trust me on this....

    Dottore

    PS Same holds true for challenging me on Sherman related stuff pirat

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    Re: Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:31 pm

    hope this will bring us closer to the end of this argument




    as you see this totally eliminate those who support alternativa green. o
    KIEN OUT OF STOCK F EL ALAMEIN L AHDAR

    next why black and not slate grey or very dark brown
    the story continues

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