Leopard 2 crew

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Postby tomhugill » Fri May 15, 2020 8:15 am

Making a start on the crew of my leo 2, sculpts from Sol, painted using games workshop and mission models paint. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Postby BarryC » Fri May 15, 2020 11:22 am

Bravo Tom! :clap:

Great skin tones, I predict they are going to look fantastic when finished. :thumbup:

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Postby Estnische » Fri May 15, 2020 11:37 am

Wonderful tones. No clown make-up there!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri May 15, 2020 11:39 am

Superb :clap: :clap:
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Postby jimbo_wa » Fri May 15, 2020 11:49 am

Fantastic details!

The happy chap has a passing resemblance to Tiger6...


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Postby tomhugill » Sun May 17, 2020 10:09 am

Thanks for the kind words guys, this gives me a little push to do all the other crew I've been putting off.

Continuing with the leo crew ive been steadily working on them. You wouldnt think it but neatly painting the helmets blacks round the faces has probably been the hardest task. For the driver I decided to do that first. Much easier.

For the goggles some blue was added to the black, then a touch of white to each successive highlight. Then I use a high gloss lacquer for the final shine effect.

The uniforms are painted in the standard German camo, 4 green shades,some brown and some black. Time consuming but I like the effect. I'm considering a thin brown wash just to mute it slight, what do you think?

For the driver there was very limited clearance to have him him unbuttoned. I made a little box for him to sit in with magnets in the base. After some testing and toying with just using a head magnetised I decided I needed to retain at least the shoulders. To do this I needed to deepen the box about 10mm. Luckily there's nothing in the lower to get in the way. The diver just needs his uniform painting and I can call it done.


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Postby Shootermcgraw » Sun May 17, 2020 1:26 pm

They look great! Very impressed on the driver and hatch in lower hull??? How did you do it!

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Postby lmcq11 » Sun May 17, 2020 2:06 pm

Fantastic ! :clap: I know how difficult it is to paint human flesh.

I got to try the paint brands you mentioned.

Thanks, Louis

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Postby Soeren » Tue May 19, 2020 8:52 pm

Those are some fantastic figures. :thumbup:
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