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Finnmodeler
03-16-2005, 03:13 PM
This project was started first and is going to be finished first, perhaps.
It has Eduard PE zimmerit added and PE engine screens. Other than that, not much additions, just some handles etc. sb.

First painted model with Humbrol mix of Hu34+Hu110+Hu83+Hu84 in ratio 1:1:1:1. This gives a very nice shade of DG. Some dark green stripes were added by using Hu30. After this I tried to add decals from Aleran Miniatures as they had a suitable selection of numbers. Unfortunately decals didn't respond at all to MicroSol so they didn't melt into PE zimmerit. I removed decals and painted numbers by freehand. as you can see from pics, they didn't come out as nicely as I hoped for. Well, better skills next time. I will paint numbers with light blu leaving white outlines. I was thinking this as a tank from 503rd abt. but I should add some red brown stripes also.
http://www.kitpic.com/is.php?i=10492&img=Numbers_2.JPG
http://www.kitpic.com/is.php?i=10493&img=Numbers.JPG

More to this later,

Niko

Finnmodeler
04-09-2005, 05:51 PM
Here is an update to this project. I finally got myself to paint numbers. I used Vallejo Blue mixed with white, thinner and retarder. For some reason these work perfectly with hand brush but hell to work with air brush.
If I remember correctly ths tank is supposed to belong Schwere abt 501. I'll get back on that to check unit:D
http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/Tiger2%20001.jpg
http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/Tiger2%20002.jpg
Some tools painted also with Vallejo brown/yellow/red mixture.
http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/Tiger2%20003.jpg
http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/Tiger2%20004.jpg

Niko

Finnmodeler
04-17-2005, 05:32 PM
Tracks painted with Vallejo mix of White, Black and Red Brown. Also glossed with diluted Humbrol Clear for wash. Wash to flat paint didn't work as it climbed out:D

http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/T2Sept%20001%20(Medium).jpg
http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/T2Sept%20002%20(Medium).jpg

Niko

Finnmodeler
04-19-2005, 02:09 PM
Rather dull looking model was livened up with some oil washes. This was my first time to try something like this, thanks for Stuke:) Normally I did only a one color wash to cup and spread it to model with a brush. Outcome wasn't a total success but it certainly looks better. Oil chips were too big for this scale and I had to remove lot of paint all the time. Live and learn, better next time:) Also learnt that don't use white as it lightens too much. Maybe some gray colors worked better. I didn't use any black as it might be too intense. Colors used were yellow, red, green, three different shades of brown. Different shades of blue might work with green based model, have to try that next time.

http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/T2%20001%20(Medium).jpg
http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/T2%20002%20(Medium).jpg
http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/T2%20010%20(Medium).jpg
http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/T2%20011%20(Medium).jpg
http://www.kolumbus.fi/niko.asposalo/Tiger%20II/T2%20012%20(Medium).jpg

Vallejo color didn't stay very well in tracks so I have to leave those last. Hopefully I have time to make some kind of base.

And of course there is the chip lesson ahead:)

Niko