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Postby brizo58 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:56 pm

Hi,
Yep it"s nice to have the periscopes when you look at pictures of the real tank you see all the shades. I use the panzer Aces paint No 309 periscopes. It's a blue green looks very good paint the inside so you get the gloss finish. Brian... :wave:
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Postby ALPHA » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:06 am

brizo58 wrote:Hi,
Yep it"s nice to have the periscopes when you look at pictures of the real tank you see all the shades. I use the panzer Aces paint No 309 periscopes. It's a blue green looks very good paint the inside so you get the gloss finish. Brian... :wave:

Being I'm not able to get Tamiya colors... I either mix a blue of my own... depending on the tank... I might use transparent tinted clear plastic...sometimes combining the two :D

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Postby billpe » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:17 am

So glass and electrics are all in, base, filter and some pin washes are all done. Need to add the smoke dischargers and paint them, then to clean up the pin washes when I have time and good light. Then decals and onto some detailing and oil highlights etc.

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She runs pretty well, there is some very minor play in the sprockets. I checked and its not in the gear box or mounts so I suspect its related to the two bars that sit at the end of the axles. One of the headlights also appears to have condensation. Not sure how that happened!

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Postby billpe » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:21 am

ALPHA wrote:
brizo58 wrote:Hi,
Yep it"s nice to have the periscopes when you look at pictures of the real tank you see all the shades. I use the panzer Aces paint No 309 periscopes. It's a blue green looks very good paint the inside so you get the gloss finish. Brian... :wave:

Being I'm not able to get Tamiya colors... I either mix a blue of my own... depending on the tank... I might use transparent tinted clear plastic...sometimes combining the two :D

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Can't you order them over the internet? I don't have a local store any more, I practically order everything over it these days.

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Postby enrbjohn » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:24 pm

that is a really nice leopard build, looking forward to seeing it weathered

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Postby billpe » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:26 pm

So a small update. Been away from home for a while and with the nights closing in I'm getting less time to work. I can't work under lightbulbs and be confident.

So as this is a 'new' tank, kept in a shed and painted regularly and has never been in a combat environment, weathering with dust and mud is about as far as it can go. I've given it an all over spray with some thinned AK Kursk Earth and now using some flat brushes moving it down to form rain marks. I also tried the AK Rain Marks for Nato tanks but only using it to supplement because its a bit full on in colour even once blended in. So far I've done the very front of the turret and one small section on the side of of the turret. I'll leave where the liquid collects as it looks quite convincing as dust collecting.

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Its time consuming as its moving dust around with a liquid. Sometimes it looks good, other times not so have to start again. Then I'll add some oils to look like fuel and oil spillages. Once these lines are completed, i'll throw on some pigments using a trust toothbrush loaded with pigment and an airbrush blowing over it then overspray with some thinned Kursk Earth again. The final bit after that is some small adjustments for areas where the crew will disturb the dust.

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It's also worth noting the sheer size of it. Next to my (soon to be sold or refurbished) Tammy King Tiger. Another is soon to be on its way!

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Postby billpe » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:05 pm

This could take weeks. About 3 hours work.
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Postby billpe » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:48 pm

Still doing streaks of dust.

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Almost finished, just some of the turret underside left to do and then a few final touches, some pigment splatters, an overspray of light dust and exhaust dust and it will be almost ready to take out for a spin. Need to find out what that vent is on the side, if its the auxiliary power exhaust or something for the NBC overpressure.

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Postby TDanny » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:30 pm

Really nice work! Excellent pain job, looks like the real beast.

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Postby billpe » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:37 pm

Almost done

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Literally just waiting for my airbrush to dry for the final exhaust colouring and I think I'm about done. Now to calibrate the electronic and program it for my DX6i. That should be an extremely frustrating experience.

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Postby Jake79 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:21 pm

Great paint and weathering job billpe!!
Looks like you spent a lot of time and effort on it.


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Postby billpe » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:22 pm

Thanks! Time to start on my next King Tiger.

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Postby PainlessWolf » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:13 pm

Billpe,
You put the cool in Tamiya with builds like this. Excellent results with the paint and weathering.
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Postby titan.26 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:45 pm

Awesome job,it really does look amazing,if I could get mine to look half as good as yours I would be satisfied.viewing your build is a favorite past time of mine,I would very much like to see you build the js2 it is among my favorite tank.thank you for posting this.

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Postby billpe » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:16 pm

Thanks for the kind words. It's not as hard as it looks, it's just having patience and trusting that the final look will only come together once all the layers are applied.

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Postby Bogeyman » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:31 pm

Wow,

love it, all your hard work looks amazing, sit back and enjoy.....so whats next....

Great Job

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Postby titan.26 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:30 am

Hi,I read through your build twice ,and could I ask what did you thin the tam. Paints with ,and also what type of varnish did you use,thanks again.

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Postby billpe » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:18 am

I used Tamiya x20 thinners and the varnish was a Vallejo satin can. The varnish ive only found on eBay.

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Postby tankmad » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:40 pm

looking good I like the weathering.
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Postby titan.26 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:42 pm

magnificent work,what airbrush and compressor did you use?

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