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    Post  iCocker on Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:43 pm

    Next step now ... start weathering mate!
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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:57 pm

    Lovely work on the markings.
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    Post  Dottore on Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:02 am

    I went for a heavily beaten/chipped tank...I reckoned since there is a large engine deck which will be mostly exposed I wanted to avoid a monotonous appearance. Also the engine deck area is full of hatches which i reckoned would cause paint to chip...
    Now for some rain streaking (mostly on the turret) and some dusting (mostly on horizontal areas)...
    All comments welcome as always...

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    Post  Guest on Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:24 am

    Looking very good, that chipping managed to give life to a single color.
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    Post  Ray on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:25 am

    Looking very good but as your venerable cousin tells you Twisted Evil

    YOU STILL NEED TO HURRY UP affraid
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    Post  iCocker on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:53 am

    Next step now, ejja HURRY UP!
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:08 am

    Brilliant looking chips Dot, prosit, it is looking great.
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    Post  alexbb on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:19 am


    C'MON DOC KEEP UP THE PACE
    ONE LAST PUSH AND SHOVE

    THIS CROMWELL REALY DESERVES TO RETURN "HOME"

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    Post  Tancred on Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:57 am


    Nice work on the chips they look realistic, but apart from dusting and to match the chips I would put in some more paint fading in the form of filters or more washes to add more interest as it is still looking flat.


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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:03 pm

    Good weathering and good subject for a change from shermans... cheers
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    Post  Dottore on Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:28 pm

    But its a big ass deck and dont forget there will be stowage added...

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:54 pm

    I agree 100% with Tancred, you need some more contrast and if there is stuff to add, what the hell are you waiting for. I am dead slow but you are becoming a good contender.
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    Post  Ray on Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:06 pm

    Yes you should add some more weathering I think TanKRed and Brian are right Twisted Evil
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    Post  iCocker on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:20 pm

    Personally I feel that engine deck should be left bare from implements, it's so nice an area that cries out for a display of weathering effects! The implements would obscure such a canvas and distract ... IMHO! I told you this million times but seems you are in love with boxes and canvas rolls! It is going into a painting section, and let the viewer and judge see your work!

    Single colour can be monotone but on the other hand they are a gift for effects ... isma minni take my advice!
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    Post  Ray on Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:18 pm

    iCocker wrote:but seems you are in love with boxes and canvas rolls!

    They are playful things hux lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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    Post  clioguy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:49 pm

    What technique did you use to make those chips??? They are so realistic...
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    Post  Dottore on Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:17 am

    Base made with tiny brush (HUmbrol 170 Brown Bess and Humbrol 33 Matt black equal volumes)and tiny chips surrounding main chips with pieces of sponge...

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:07 pm

    i tend to agree with ivan here. to much stowage would cover up most of the work you have done. it would be a pity.
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    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:44 pm

    alex wrote: i tend to agree with ivan here. to much stowage would cover up most of the work you have done. it would be a pity.

    Whilst I like a tank that is bursting with equipment, boxes, etc... when they are displayed as part of a diorama, but that is just my opinion. I have to agree with alex and Ivan,sometimes the less the better.
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    Post  Ray on Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:00 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:
    alex wrote: i tend to agree with ivan here. to much stowage would cover up most of the work you have done. it would be a pity.

    Whilst I like a tank that is bursting with equipment, boxes, etc... when they are displayed as part of a diorama, but that is just my opinion. I have to agree with alex and Ivan,sometimes the less the better.

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    Post  Dottore on Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:49 pm

    Tamiya Cromwell MkIV with Voyager PE, Aber barrel and Friul tracks...
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    Post  alexbb on Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:53 pm

    havnt seen it finished until now, looks good. but i still want to see it up close cus
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    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:29 am

    Great looking tank, well done. Weathering is nice. One thing, as someone already stated, are the boxes, etc secured to the tank? otherwise they do give the tank some life.

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