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Old 02-21-2006, 12:36 PM
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I have not posted here in awhile but I do have a couple new models.

These are my 1/72 Dragon 251 models.

The C has a scratchbuilt engine, the D is OOB.

It was pointed out to me the Fire Extinguishers on the D are not red so I still have to fix this.

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Christopher

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Old 02-21-2006, 01:32 PM
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Hi,
good to see your work again Those look just great! How did you do/paint tracks? And any pitfalls with D? I have it on my worklist as well.

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Old 02-21-2006, 02:52 PM
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Originally posted by Finnmodeler@Feb 21 2006, 01:32 PM
Hi,
good to see your work again Those look just great! How did you do/paint tracks? And any pitfalls with D? I have it on my worklist as well.

Br,
Niko
Niko,

Thanks for kind words!

Tracks were done differently for each one, you will see why in a minute.

251C tracks were primed in brown and then I used the Rust All system but really any dark wash would do and applied it to the entire track run. Then I paintd the pads dark gray. I then sprayed on Polyscale dirt/mud in a random pattern. Then I took MP powders and dilluted in water and applied in a random pattern, kinda like James did on his PzIV. When dry I knocked most of it off with a stiff brush and flat coated.

After all this I wanted to try something different with the 251D because I was building in a hurry OOB. The entire 251D was done in 6.5 hours (not one sitting). The tracks for it were done this way. I colored the track pads first with a black Sharpie marker. Then I primed with a dirt color from Polyscale. Because the Sharpie marker was used it shows through paint (models have been ruined this way...) but it only shows through gray not black and is subtle enough that under dirt looks quite good as a rubber track pad. Anyway the rest of the 251D tracks were finished as above, pigments, knock off the excess, and flat coat.

I'd really recommend the Sharpie technique on small scale stuff. I did the road wheels on the 251D the same way. Also Sharpie makes a gray marker set too. There may be a downside to this technique but I have not discovered it yet. You must only use it if you plan on having dirty tracks and wheels though.

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Donovan
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:02 PM
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Hi Christopher,

Great to see your work again Both are really...really GREAT. I love the camo paint on the D version

Where you got the figures?
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Old 02-22-2006, 03:07 AM
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They are great especcialy 251D ! I just can't belive how dragon 1/72 models can be so9 detailed !
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Old 02-22-2006, 03:26 AM
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Hi again,
thanks for track painting technique. I think I'll give Marker tech a try one day.
I did some comparing with Hasegawa D yesterday. I have to say that Hase isn't bad at all. Of course there is tons of details added to Dragon but basic shapes etc. are very similar with DML. Especially since I have Part's extensive PE set for Hasegawa, I have to do them side by side

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