Sherman Whitewash....

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    Re: Sherman Whitewash....

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:04 am

    Jien ghalija tajjeb forsi naqra fil genb ghax meta jadi min ma sigar zgur jinbarax cheers

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    Leading edges....

    Post  Dottore on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:04 pm

    Have studied huge numbers of pics and vids...its the leading edge which gets the brunt on the sides......cos trees are mostly torn off after the leading edge hits i guess....and really cant see too many scratches mid way on the hull side...I think it just wouldnt look right....

    To answer Brian...once I scratch...you cant go back....so a bit less is better than a bit too much i reason...

    Anyway i have filtered the model so now not too many heavy scratches can be added....

    Some minor highlighted ones....

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    Re: Sherman Whitewash....

    Post  Ray on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:17 pm

    Dottore wrote:Have studied huge numbers of pics and vids...its the leading edge which gets the brunt on the sides......cos trees are mostly torn off after the leading edge hits i guess....and really cant see too many scratches mid way on the hull side...I think it just wouldnt look right....

    To answer Brian...once I scratch...you cant go back....so a bit less is better than a bit too much i reason...

    Anyway i have filtered the model so now not too many heavy scratches can be added....

    Some minor highlighted ones....

    Dottore

    Agreed Twisted Evil if you feel it is enough then it is enough.......BUT.........having said that, I would still "study" pics of finished similar models by "Top Brass" in your section and look out for any "artistic licence/trend" that they might have!!

    Just my 2cents worth that's all pale

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    Re: Sherman Whitewash....

    Post  iCocker on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:34 pm

    Dottore, were you there or have you ever drove a sherman?

    Probably you are right as the fotos you have seen are brand new sherman and when from the jerries they took fotos of the same unit by that time it would be all rust and brewed up! Laughing pig

    Joking apart studying real fotos is good, but believe me the lens does not capture everything, especially if it was taken let say 50 yards from the spot. Might you have a close look at a Caterpillar or a heavy industrial truck in some construction site [I think we have plenty in Malta] and see what we are inploring, and these are not in battle condition ... my 2 cents on this Dr Conservative ... and above all there is something in modelling called artistic license and when used with taste it makes your Ronson look better ...

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    Re: Sherman Whitewash....

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:13 pm

    Since I am building exclusively aircraft that are kept in a much better condition than tanks, my opinion is very humble. I think that you upfront between the front sprokets is too clean if I have studied your picture well. Shouldn't this are be the worst affected going to hedges, shrubs, logs, etc......Just an opinion Cool

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    You're right...

    Post  Dottore on Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:26 pm

    but there will be mud and stowage (further up) so I saved myself the hassle:-)

    Thanks for suggestions!

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    Re: Sherman Whitewash....

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:50 pm

    No cheating Wink Suspect As an excellent modeller you are, you should scratch, and then cover up with mud Very Happy

    Just joking, but did not think about the mud.

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    Re: Sherman Whitewash....

    Post  Guest on Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:32 pm

    Very interesting to see, and yours is turning out subperb! I've never done
    the hairspray method, but i can see why people do with great results like this.
    I usually just paint that stuff on with oils, but i think i need to try this.
    Good Job Dottore!

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    Re: Sherman Whitewash....

    Post  William on Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:01 pm

    Superb finish as usual Dott. Smile

    I agree with the ones above me, a few more scratches would do no harm. Shocked

    Still excellent work. Surprised

    Keep us posted.

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    Re: Sherman Whitewash....

    Post  Ray on Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:33 pm

    William wrote:Superb finish as usual Dott. Smile

    I agree with the ones above me, a few more scratches would do no harm. Shocked

    Still excellent work. Surprised

    Keep us posted.

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    Don't praise him too much Will, because his head will grow bigger What a Face Laughing Very Happy Razz Shocked

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    Re: Sherman Whitewash....

    Post  Samwel18 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:01 pm

    Lovely work Dottore Smile

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