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Old 04-11-2013, 03:34 PM
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1/72 Jadgtiger

I entered this in a local contest and got 1st place ... out of three. But hey, it was the best of the three.

This is the Dragon 1/72 German Jagdtiger Henschel Production with Crane. I can't really recommend it. It's ill fitting, and the engine compartment door is almost a millimeter too small, resulting in a huge gap. It wasn't the only one, but the others could be filled in.















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Old 04-11-2013, 03:39 PM
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I'll be honest, I hate the way a lot of painting techniques are obvious, like preshading and modulation. Subtlety should be the key, leave 'em guessing, did they or didn't they.

That said, I tried something I thought might be more obvious, but I think turned out well. I used three different color primers: black, grey, and white. Black down below, grey for the sides, and white for the upper horizontal surfaces.

I did not have any setting solution, and the decals silvered badly. So I tried a technique I'd heard of, using Tamiya extra light cement. Bad idea. The decals melted. But that created an interesting effect on the sides. So I bought some setting solution, tried again, and the results are much better.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:43 AM
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This is the Dragon Jagdpanzer IV L/70,
???

Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B... is the correct name.

Is it painted with airbrush or brush ?
I finished myself a "low tech" project for proving, that with "domestic" supplies you can achieve almost tolerable outcome (even when sober ). I can show SBS and result if there is any interest...
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Congratulations on your award!

I agree with you in that the effects need to be subtle. The one observation I can make, (and that’s putting on my Judge hat ) is that at many areas the paint looks way too rough. Especially on the back deck where paint has covered most of the intake mesh.

Which follows up on Hertsog's question, did u brush paint it. It is entirely possible to get good results with a brush but you have to relay on many very thin coats and a lot of patience since you have to wait for one coat to dry before applying the next.

I find the idea of the different primers interesting. I have experimented with using white, gray, black and rust colored primer before and I have found black to be the best as it helps me with the shadows.

Don’t get hung up on how the techniques ended up. Just keep practicing.
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I used both brush and airbrush. The rough texture of the paint is due to me holding the primer too far from the model and getting a pebbly effect. I tried cleaning it up.

On the grills, those blotches are from super glue. I'm not very good at getting the right amount yet.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:16 AM
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Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B... is the correct name.
Oops, you're right.
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I'll be honest, I hate the way a lot of painting techniques are obvious, like preshading and modulation. Subtlety should be the key, leave 'em guessing, did they or didn't they.
I couldnt agree more. I suppose it depends on how a modeler treats the painting and weathering after those techniques, but I hate it when you can still see the modulation on the finished model. It looks beautiful and artful, but not very realistic.

Great job on this little model...what a tough scale to find detail in, but you did. Congratulations on your 1st place!
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I did not have any setting solution, and the decals silvered badly. So I tried a technique I'd heard of, using Tamiya extra light cement. Bad idea.
Never heard of using Tamiya cement for decals, but Tamiya acrylic thinner on the other hand has been used to good effect by several modellers I trust. Takes care of the decal film, but not as agressively as the cement.

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for "home made decal setter" you can use vinegar. it worked for me.

(btw, micro sol series smells like vinegar too, so do the math... )
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