Tiger 1 winter camo

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:51 pm

Hi all,

This time I'll work on a Tiger 1 with a winter camo, just few modification will be done on it like a proper gun tube, tools, trunk etc.

The idea is to get it a nice worn and used look like on the Eastern front.

This is how the tank looks like when I get it.

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Postby jarndice » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:47 pm

Hi, If you go to "Heng Long Builds" and click on Sub Page three you will find Herman's "White Tiger Build",
There is a lot of very useful information to be found especially on the Painting and weathering. :thumbup: :thumbup: By the way I assume you have moved the Cupola since you first got it,?
I only ask because the photograph shows it at "Ten to Ten" when it should be at Twenty to Eight"

Shaun.

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:34 pm

jarndice wrote:Hi, If you go to "Heng Long Builds" and click on Sub Page three you will find Herman's "White Tiger Build",
There is a lot of very useful information to be found especially on the Painting and weathering. :thumbup: :thumbup: By the way I assume you have moved the Cupola since you first got it,?
I only ask because the photograph shows it at "Ten to Ten" when it should be at Twenty to Eight"

Shaun.


Hi Shaun,

Yes the cupola will be moved on the right place.

Regarding the painting and weathering, I think I can handle it but thank you in anyway it is always useful to get more info.

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:45 pm

Just before Christmas I had some spare time so can work a little bit on the Tiger.

Here I start the white camo, some chips first to let appears the original camo underneath:

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Postby Ludwig von wigbearer » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:53 pm

Looks excellent :clap: very interested in this as I have several tiger 1 projects on the go and one will definitely be
winterised :thumbup:

regards john :wave:

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Postby Aussie » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:38 am

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Postby trackpin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:31 pm

Hi,really like the winter tiger,always nice to see something different ,gives me incentive to try it. Regards

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:10 pm

After New Year"s break, time to be back on work on the ''White Tiger''

Chipping on the turret continues:

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Postby Burger_Patrol1 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:06 pm

Nice job on the on the winter camo....Looking Good :thumbup: What method are you using for the weathering of the winter camo?
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:03 pm

Alfa this looks just excellent! I've never attempted this finish so I too am very interested in your chipping techniques
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Postby Alfa Three Five » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:36 pm

Burger_Patrol1 wrote:Nice job on the on the winter camo....Looking Good :thumbup: What method are you using for the weathering of the winter camo?


Hi, thanks for your comment.

First I get the tank the "original" camo, once dry (at least 24h) I sprayed 2 layers of satin varnish in order to protect the paint from the hairspray (some can be too strong and damage the paint) You can use also chipping fluids that you apply with an air brush. I prefer the hairspray as I'm old school but also a big can cost me about £1.5 only.

Once it is fully dried, I used hairspray followed by a coat of tamiya white. I did a kind of mapping with some areas with less paint. The tamiya is a good paint for the scratches or chips, I don't recommand you the Vallejo acrylics due to the composition they are more "flexible" meaning it will be harder to get the small chips or wear effects.

Tamiya paint like acrylics are very quick to dry that's why I m working by areas and I m not covering the entire model at once.

So once dry, I'm using a flat brush and tap water. The brush must be barely wet. With it I m passing on the areas where I want to get my chips. With vertical movements from top to bottom on the sides or inclines areas like the top of the turret or with circular movements like on the cupola. The same circular movements on the most used areas like on top where the crews are passing or climbing.

Depending on the effect you want to achive, from less chips to an almost "washed" aspect you will use less or more water. More water or more movements you are doing more paint will be removed.

If you want I can make a quick tutorial about it too.

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:41 pm

Another thing is this is just the beginning: painted chips, rainmarks, washes, filters or various streaks will be used later on.

This technique can be used for other camo not just for the white one.

For the vehicles used in the desert too. The paint, due to the wind and the sand, will reveal the previous layer of paint. We can see that with the Afrika Korps tanks or like the tanks and vehicles normaly painted in NATO colours having a light desert tone painted over it used in Irak or Afghanistan.

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Postby Burger_Patrol1 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:47 pm

Alfa Three Five wrote:Another thing is this is just the beginning: painted chips, rainmarks, washes, filters or various streaks will be used later on.

This technique can be used for other camo not just for the white one.

For the vehicles used in the desert too. The paint, due to the wind and the sand, will reveal the previous layer of paint. We can see that with the Afrika Korps tanks or like the tanks and vehicles normaly painted in NATO colours having a light desert tone painted over it used in Irak or Afghanistan.


Thanks for the in depth explanation...Alfa Three Five....Its very inspiring :thumbup: and I would like to produce this type of Snow Camo results possibly on a future build. I will be following your post, 8O excited to see the steps and end end results!!! ;D Have a great Sunday!!!
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:53 pm

Very nice - I do like a good white washed tank!
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Postby Alfa Three Five » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:22 pm

So, weathering on the turret is almost done:

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:31 pm

Alfa just brilliant work my friendYou are a very talented painter!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:48 pm

I like the white wash finish using hairspray.
Its fairly easy to do and results can be decided by your own self depending on how worn you want the finish to look.

Using common sense to apply areas of extra grubbiness where foot traffic and high use areas would be is also gratifying.

Nice work Mr A.3-5
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Postby Alfa Three Five » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:50 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:I like the white wash finish using hairspray.
Its fairly easy to do and results can be decided by your own self depending on how worn you want the finish to look.

Using common sense to apply areas of extra grubbiness where foot traffic and high use areas would be is also gratifying.

Nice work Mr A.3-5


Thank you.

Few tips:

I'm working one area at a time so the hairspray isn't too dry so it's facilitate the chipping.

I'm not using only tap water but a ''wash''. I've got various recipients with water to clean my brushes when I'm using acrylic paint. One for the dark yellow, another for the darker colours like green or black and finally I'm not throwing the tainted water. I let the paint settle the bottom over night. On the next day, I'm removing the excess of water and my wash is ready. I'm using an old Tamiya bottle to store them, when I need it, I've only to shake the bottle before use.

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:56 am

The hupper hull wash is done now and I'm starting the bare metal scratches.

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:00 am

Here are my home made smoke pots for the smoke dischargers:

Using a piece of plastic, heated and then pressed on a flat surface, a small hole drilled in the middle and painted in dark yellow.

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And the result:

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