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Postby PershingLover » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:14 pm

The weathering on the tow shackles is amazing! Did you use the hairspray method?
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Postby Marco Peter » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:13 pm

PershingLover wrote:The weathering on the tow shackles is amazing! Did you use the hairspray method?

Hahaha you should know me by now: I simply rubbed off the paint before it was dry! :haha:
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Postby Marco Peter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:29 am

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I do not really like the detailing on this. But it's what i have to work with.
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Postby Marco Peter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:29 am

Any idea what I am up to next? :mrgreen:

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Hint: It's stiff!
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Postby PershingLover » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:35 pm

I'm going to guess some sort of foul weather tarp? Gun cloth? Something like that.
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Postby Marco Peter » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:25 am

Something like that, Pershinglover!

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I once made this for a 1:16 tank, and I replicated how I created it back then

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I started with a square piece of T-Shirt

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Soaked in Panzer Grau primer

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Next step: varnish!

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Would be waaaaay too sticky so I used this trick
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And completely hardened the next day
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Postby PershingLover » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:58 pm

Interesting. Is it the varnish that hardens it?
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Postby Marco Peter » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:02 pm

PershingLover wrote:Interesting. Is it the varnish that hardens it?

Yup. Solid as a rock!

I suppose you could experiment using less varnish than I did, but hey, it just takes longer to dry haha! (and I prefer it like this, the soaked cloth gets very 'heavy' and it sinks into position nicely, also the amount of vasrnish makes it sticky so it stays in the position (more or less).
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Postby Marco Peter » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:21 am

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Trying to add some depth by darkening the shadows
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And lightening the higher parts with dust
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Leaving the underside 'as is'
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:55 pm

Love the technique and appreciate the tutorial.
I’ve never used cloth for this type of thing, but have used tea bag paper in a similar way.
Extraordinary job on your Panther, an award winner if there ever was one
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Postby PershingLover » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:20 pm

I agree with Herman, that really is an interesting technique. I think I might just have to try it out on a smaller scale.
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Postby rolling-thunder » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:33 pm

I have seen Tissue paper used for cloaks and draping fabric in the same manner.
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Postby Marco Peter » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:33 pm

PershingLover wrote:I agree with Herman, that really is an interesting technique. I think I might just have to try it out on a smaller scale.

Works very well too, see pic 1. Liek Herman said, you can experiment a lot. The first time I saw this technique used it was Kitchen Towel and thinned down woodglue.
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Postby Marco Peter » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:35 pm

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Postby Marco Peter » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:43 am

I wanted the jack to be a very nice detailed piece, so I started working on it, but instead of improving it, I felt it started to look worse... These were my steps:

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Then I decided the way to go was to try some chipping. I was never very good at such small details, but hey, if people can do it on 1/35 scal...
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Light chips first...

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Some darker spots in the middle:
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Nope. Not happy (yet)!
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Postby Wildboar44 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:16 am

Thank you for the step by step guide on realistic canvas/tarp technique, you make that look so realistic. :thumbup:
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Postby PershingLover » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:13 pm

I think the chips need to be smaller...
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Postby Marco Peter » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:48 pm

Wildboar44 wrote:Thank you for the step by step guide on realistic canvas/tarp technique, you make that look so realistic. :thumbup:

Now go try it yourself! Even if you don't have a fitting project yet, haha! It's fun to experiment with.
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Postby Marco Peter » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:59 am

Because I was not happy I tried to solve it. More experiments.

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Overspray with with a thin layer of brown

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If all else fails: Trackwash again hahaha!
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Not at all unhappy in the end!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:07 pm

Jeez!! If you’re not happy with that there is no saving ya !!
So many techniques that we can all use in the smaller scale.
I guess you wouldn’t bother with adding pigment to running gear as the thing would pick up its own natural elements while running?
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