Torro KV 1 864 build ,repaint, weather, elmod new sounds

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Postby Marco Peter » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:21 pm

I really, really like how the edges look like worn metal, how did you do that? :-)
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Postby Captain Hilts » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:30 pm

Glad your enjoying the build herr doc . And Marco Peter , I have only gone round the edges with light green so far, it just the first stage of scratches. Next I will go back round the light green with a mix of brown and gun metal , then when dry rub the edges with a pencil. I will post more pics when I get time ..Updates soon, thanks for watching.
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Postby Tanker1 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:18 am

Look great.
Keep up the good work!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:29 am

I sure like a rough Russian !!
Love what you’ve gone on this.
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Postby Captain Hilts » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:27 pm

Thanks Herman and Tanker1, I will crack on with more photos and a couple of videos , hope you's enjoy them. :D
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Postby Captain Hilts » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:56 pm

Next was going round the light green scratches with a brown gun metal mix and painting the machine guns black . I also went over the scratches now with a oil paint rust colour wash , but very light as I don't want much rust on this tank , lots of scratches as its just been hit with over 100 rounds but not old enough to be really rusted.
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Postby Captain Hilts » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:00 pm

Then I had to make an engine cover cable and hook . the string and wire came in handy again . :D
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Postby Captain Hilts » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:43 pm

Now I want to try mud effect , so I crushed most of the earth colour soft pastels in 3 different batches , to make 3 tones of mud and keeping the more rust colour pastels to make rust pigment , trying everything out first on my test VW bus , Guinea Pig Wagon. I mixed the pigments with half water and pva glue and some fine real garden dirt , mixed together and dab on. I don't want it to look overly muddy, like winter , more spring , summer time and its just gone through some muddy shower puddles , mostly drying out mud. It would be good to know if anybody has other methods and advise on how to do this better.
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Postby Captain Hilts » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:51 pm

So starting to dab the darker wetter looking mud first then dryer looking on top .
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Postby Captain Hilts » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:14 pm

Tracks back on , and machine guns dry brushed gun metal , and I shortened the torro tow cables , although I like the schumo tow cables better, these will do for now , maybe 1 day i will treat myself .
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Postby Shootermcgraw » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:08 am

Nice job....looks great.

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Postby Jimster » Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:39 pm

Very nice paint technique. Your weathering and pin washing really brings it all together well.
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Postby Captain Hilts » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:34 pm

Thanks for the positive comments guys , the weathering technics I must give the credits to Adam Wilder ,who posts lots of model building and weathering technic videos on youtube , I only copied his method. But youtube really is a great way to pick up new tricks from a lot of other guys also.
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:50 pm

More great work, Cap'n! The scratches, damage spots, and mud are taming down the 4B0 "modulation." About five years ago, I talked with a friend who publishes multiple modeling articles each year and has a habit of winning every doggone contest he enters, including categories in the US IPMS nationals. :sick: He suggested that modulation is being overdone, even on AFVs. Your KV-1 is now a lot more convincing with all the goop, glop, and globs on it. :thumbup: :clap:
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Postby Captain Hilts » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:07 pm

Hi Doc,
Yes the modulation seems to be making sense now, the more coats of goop ,glop and globs as you call it , seems to be pulling it together , even if it's a little overdone , I can live with that as its the first time trying it and I like it . I'm going to add pigments next ,hope you like it , thanks for your continuous support :thumbup:
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Postby Captain Hilts » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:23 pm

So finally I think I'm going to put some earth and muck colour pigments on ,just to make it look dusty , so I read somewhere that the more expensive pigments are really better and this stage i don't want to ruin it, so I ordered 2 bottles of ak interactive European earth and light dust pigments from snm stuff , a brilliant online modelling supplier for all your modelling needs in the UK , good prices and reasonable postage with 48 hr delivery. Trouble was that the colours on the ak pigments bottles and colour chart that come from ak pigments as shown in most model shops are nothing like the chart shows , not snm stuff,s fault as its all ak interactive colour charts . Sean from snm stuff agreed with me completely and offered me a refund or send me a bottle of ak burnt amber pigment which looked more like the European earth on the ak chart , which I accepted , he is going to make his own photos of the pigments in future , so great customer service from them . Then after trying the pigments out , I am afraid I absolutely hate ek interactive pigments, it is too fine ,doesn't look real and cannot be brushed about ,it sticks to the model and is even hard to wash back off with water , I ended up using my crushed soft pastel pigments in the end , which could be brushed where you want and removed if you didn't like it , much more workable , So I will not be buying more expensive weathering products again.
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Postby Captain Hilts » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:30 pm

trial shows the ak interactive pigment on the right , which just looks white and on the left the soft pastel pigment , much more subtle
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Postby Captain Hilts » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:38 pm

So starting to dust it up.
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Postby Captain Hilts » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:58 pm

Next I'm adding the exhaust soot , airbrush a little matt black then add black pigment , also then add black oil paint wash running soot down the side , and also making rain streaks from the the pigments, going round dropping little drops of thinners on the pigments just adjusting to my liking, I am beginning to wonder when I should stop with this weathering. I am not going to rust up the exhaust ,as these are solid armoured exhaust end covers and would not rust anyway.
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Postby Captain Hilts » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:11 pm

So decided to add some Diesel stains around the filler caps , a little mix of blue and black oil paint mix with thinners and a couple of drops of x22 tamiya gloss and let it runaround the caps, it dried up shinny enough to look wet still . Also added some muck to the tracks .
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