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Old 09-07-2013, 10:23 AM
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This monster looks very good.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:45 PM
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Hey all,

It’s been a while since some updates, but I’ve made some further progress. Tonight I went to work on the engine deck some more and also on the exhausts.


As always, C&C is appreciated.

All the best,
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:48 PM
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Hi Jake,

Itís been a long time, Itís good to see you are still at it. The back deck looks OK. The rust effect on the grills is very well done. I think is a bit too much for a service vehicle, but that doesnít make it wrong.

I am assuming you are going for a rusty look on the exhausts. In that case keep in mind that rust is a gradual effect and in real life it creeps from under the paint coat. Because of this rust will be very subtle in most area and will peak on a few spots where it will concentrate. The areas on the back plate behind the exhaust would not have so much rust. Try and blend in the rust colors to avoid it looking like splattered paint.

The other thing that worries me is what seems like wrinkles in your paint coat. You may be able to make it look like part of the weathering but be careful as these can ruin your paintjob.

I hope these suggestions are helpful.

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The rust on back plate really seems like a liquid that is splattered all over the plate. Hope you have already some thoughts, what to do with it.

First of all, I have to say, that Jake has already once surprised me, since he really overdid the hairspray technique, but later after whitewashes, the result looked really good.

Secondly, as I see it, this model is more like exercise subject to Jake, where he tries different techniques, than finally perfectly finished model, where every bolt, nut and scratch is in its own considered place.

So even, if I see some mistakes and details, that actually would not have been really like that (and there are some), it doesn't really matter - because the build itself is enjoyable anyways.

Keep it on going,
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:17 PM
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the feedback. I’m not happy at all with the back either so I’m redoing it. As Glaurung pointed out, I tend to try different things as I go along. I paint differently than a lot of people….it’s more in line with sculpting. I just keep working something until I get it right.

For the rear portion of the tank I was trying some new techniques just to see how they look. I’m not satisfied so I’ll redo it. I’ve had some moisture problems due to the weather lately so the paint was bubbling underneath (thankfully only on the rear!) so I’ll be going back over it.

Overall, it’s one big work in progress. It takes me forever!

All the best,
Jake
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Well it's certainly been a while since I've been able to sit down and work on this beast, but it should be done by the end of the week. Needless to say, I'm rather excited!





As always, C&C is greatly appreciated!

Jake

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Old 01-13-2014, 10:55 PM
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Still working on the wheels. I should have them all assembled and ready for priming tomorrow.

Tonight I made some adjustments to my photo setup. I think this image displays the true colors of the beast a bit better!


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Jake
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Looking mighty dirty. Lovely.

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Old 01-16-2014, 11:40 PM
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Looking mighty dirty. Lovely.

Roy
Thanks!

I am done with the "build" portion of the tank! The tracks are fitted and sit well now. I'll add the pigments and dirt tomorrow or over the course of the weekend. After further thought and consideration, I've decided to remove the side-skirts. All of the e-series vehicles I've seen seldom had intact side-skirts. With how beat up and worn I've made this one, I've decided to lose them all together. Thoughts?

Yes, the naked spots will have their share of pigments soon enough!




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Jake
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:22 PM
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Well after a longtime coming, I have finally finished this animal. Being my third armor piece, I'm pretty happy to how it turned out. I can see some areas that I need to improve upon, but there's always my next build to push even further with.

Without further ado:



As always C&C is greatly appreciated!

It's been a great build.

All the best,

Jake
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