Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:45 pm

    Ray wrote:Told you not to fiddle with swords till you can handle the sheild lol!

    OI! I'm a Viking! Shush before I come by and use my broadsword!

    Anyway's, the reason why I haven't tried to do any postshading is because I have been afraid of the airbrush.
    But today I've been sitting and fiddeling with it and here is the result.






    And what do you think of the pictures? I've took a box from Hobby Link Japan and did this to it.




    Took about 4 minutes, but I need better lights and a dedicated place to have the box.

    /Tiny

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:00 pm

    I work fast! I've added a highly thinned layer of the base color as Alex advised me!

    Just to try to blend the postshading into the base color a bit.









    I'm going to let the last layer dry completely before deciding if I need to add some more, otherwise the next step is to paint the tools and add a clear coat.

    Thanks for looking

    /Tiny

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  alexbb on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:16 pm

    YOURE NOT JUST A BIG BODY YOUVE GOY A BIG BRAIN TOO.
    YOU LISTRN GOOD AND YOU LEARN FAST
    WELL DONE

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:18 pm

    Good boy Laughing

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    No more coats....

    Post  Dottore on Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:46 am

    Excellent post shading Tiny....I think I might even have omitted the last layer it was pleasnat enough from what I can see in the pics...

    Now move on to the next steps....

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:02 am

    You pulled it off, Joseph!!!! cheers There's an old Maltese saying "If you first don't succeed, tray again" ..... if you still don't succeed than it's the government's fault!"

    When I saw the model at the club I though you had an excellent spray finish. It was just lacking highlights. Like a true SSM member you went in, took the plunge and tried harder! And you achieved excellent results!!

    Tiny, on day we will show you our modelling scares! After many years of modelling you will too bear the scares of a true modeller! Cool

    Great photo box as well ......... I'm tempted to try it out! I bet ray went in his garage to look for a box! Razz

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:41 am

    Thanks guys for the comments!

    Question, should I lay down a layer of gloss varnish on it and then the decals followed by another layer of varnish?
    Can I use acrylic for the varnish?

    /Tiny

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:59 am

    Mr Lundbach.....
    My congratulations.....youv'e done it mate!!!!!! told u so !!!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers
    Perseverance...hope I spelt that right lol! lol! lol! lol!
    Sorry about your poor little finger.....
    In nannu pec with a bionic ear bored stiff at home and another week to go....imma kemm jien pecluq u fit lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
    What a Face What a Face What a Face What a Face

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:38 pm

    Great work tiny, you took up my suggestion and succeeded, good for you, now go ahead and finish off this great model.

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    Decals....

    Post  Dottore on Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:27 pm

    If youre using decals...(waterslide decals) you have to gloss (SSM brethren prefer Modelmaster Glosscote) then use a decal setter like Microset or even better Mr Mark Setter (or better still our SSM secret recipe)...and then you can use Mr Mark Softer or more of the SSM recipe so it snugs down onto the model. After everything dries you can seal with gloss again and ultimately matt things down with matt...

    However I suggest you get hold of some dry rubs...I'm sure some of th AFV guys have some generic german crosses you can use...saves you time and varnishing and eliminates risk of the dreaded silvering of decals...

    PS if you need anything of the products mentioned above I can give u some no poblem. Also I believe at the club there is some SSM setting solution in a jar...I might be wrong though....

    Keep up the excellent work...

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    Very nice job

    Post  Luke on Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:50 pm

    Very nice job Joe , Keep it up Buddy

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:59 pm

    I've started painting all the small things.
    And I've done some more post shading on the bastard.
    I have photos, but it doesn't show that good (black on a grey background)

    /Tiny

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:36 pm

    jojjemannen wrote:I've started painting all the small things.
    And I've done some more post shading on the bastard.
    I have photos, but it doesn't show that good (black on a grey background)

    /Tiny

    Out of curiousity Tiny, do you paint all the small things with a paintbrush or do you spray evrything Shocked Rolling Eyes What a Face Question

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:38 pm

    Ray wrote:

    Out of curiousity Tiny, do you paint all the small things with a paintbrush or do you spray evrything Shocked Rolling Eyes What a Face Question

    I mask everything down nice and tidy, spend around 6 hours to do that, then I spray for 2 minutes and let it dry.

    ARE YOU CRAZY?! Using a paintbrush to do it Smile

    /TIny

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    LOL @ Ray....

    Post  Dottore on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:41 pm

    He definately knows how to purge the brush cheers

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:51 pm

    jojjemannen wrote:
    Ray wrote:

    Out of curiousity Tiny, do you paint all the small things with a paintbrush or do you spray evrything Shocked Rolling Eyes What a Face Question

    I mask everything down nice and tidy, spend around 6 hours to do that, then I spray for 2 minutes and let it dry.

    ARE YOU CRAZY?! Using a paintbrush to do it Smile

    /TIny

    lol! that's great you think I'm crazy lol!

    Doc Roe will TESTIFY that I'm not lol! lol!

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Sun May 30, 2010 1:23 pm

    Why does the follow phenomenon occur?

    I used x-22 with surgical spirit.



    /Tiny

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  alexbb on Sun May 30, 2010 1:51 pm

    joe you used the wrong thinner. you should use isopropelene alcohol or water and not surgical spirit + you had too much thinner or a very high pressure

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:38 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote: There's an old Maltese saying "If you first don't succeed, tray again" ..... if you still don't succeed than it's the government's fault!"

    With Noels & Alex word in my mind I proceeded to the bench and here is the result!




    Next is decals and.. what else.. tracks and such.

    /Tiny

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:31 pm

    Ok, I cough a snag when applying the decals.

    As can be seen here, it all crooked and utterly crap! How can I repair this? paint it all over? Apply some Mr Mark Softener and try to pry it away?





    /Tiny

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:12 am

    Can't believe how much work you can get done on a Sunday.

    I've got 4-5 projects running at the same time and today I have been able to paint (ruin that Panther) and do some constructing.

    Ok, What I did was I put some oven cleaner on the turret and let it soak for roughly 15-20 minutes (the metal parts will melt if you leave it too long).

    And here is the result.



    I will probably go over it again to remove the last remnants of paint and then repaint it.

    Thanks for looking!

    /Tiny

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  matilda on Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:26 am

    dude, your hobby is paiting that panzer,over and over again...
    eny way, good luck wit next atempt.

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:59 pm

    matilda wrote:dude, your hobby is paiting that panzer,over and over again...
    eny way, good luck wit next atempt.

    Dude, be quiet.. or I will tell your girlfriend that we are holding hands!






    Tomorrow I'll put on a gloss coat of Tamiya (I am your student Alex, I will listen to anything that you tell me. Barely Razz) but i'm afraid that the turret is not as dark as the hull. The hull has a coat of gloss already.

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  Ray on Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:40 am

    lol! @holding hands lol!

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    Re: Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D - Production version

    Post  jojjemannen on Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:20 pm

    Ok, I gave the model a burnt sienna wash and I went a head and gave the model a matt finish..

    And now it got a nice nice white milky surface because what I used was X-21 that you are supposed to mix with any gloss color to make that matt.. So I've done it again Smile

    I will have to try to mix some X-22(Gloss) and X-21(flat base) to see if that turns matt...


    I will go and keep baning my head against the wall!

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