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Old 04-15-2004, 11:28 PM
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First of several updates for today.
I was able to get the tracks primed out and coated with a chemical solution to make rust... this allowed to dry and then excess was brushed off using an old toothbrush- thenn earth colours and dust colours was airbrushed on, A sanding sponge was used to expose the bare metal off the high points on the tracks , simulating the wear that would show on tracks used on roads..
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starting to dry out with the rust effect beginning to be evident...

pretty much dried up...


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here is a loose dry fit of the main parts just to get some idea of how things are going..

the paint process I usually do is to preshade and prime with flat black- and then use the base colour- this is coated with Future. Next an oil wash and wipe back followed by an airbrushing of matt clear. On top of this goes the dry brush colour, (same as base colour).
Here is the mixture in artists oil that will be drybrushed on the oil wash Tiger to bring out the detail...



here is the tank drybrushed- its a sutle effect..(in the back you can see some off the wheels with the steel effect applied.)
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Old 04-17-2004, 10:45 PM
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awesome, the rusting looks spectacular

what chemical is that?
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here is a visual diary of the process I do to get the shiny polished metal look to the steel wheels. The area gets buffed on the real thing due to metal to metal contact. I use a drill(battery) to help get an even sanding and painting...the final pics shows some completed wheels including the idler wheel.

starting off with a sanding sponge to get a rough smoothness and to remove the layes of paint from the previous processes.. this is followed by a piece of finer grit 3M sanding spnoge then steel wool and finely with a 3M scouring pad- then the paint is applied followed by a blow dry and then the polishing.
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here the wheels are finally on ...whew!... what a process.. the metal drive wheels have been painted the same as the others and the spoke tips scraped back to reveal the shiny metal...



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here the tracks have been painted with the dirt colours and are now to be sanded back on the high points..



tracks being put on the right side..




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Hey James,

Great pics on your progress with the King Tiger. You're one hell of a modeler.

CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FINISHED PRODUCT! Keep up the great work.

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Thanks- your stuff is not too shabby either...

last pic for now...(my camera had something on the lens which I thought I'd cleaned off but here the spots are again-I did resolve the problem now though...

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Here's a couple of shots of some of the reference I'm using..


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