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Here is a partially finished KV-1E (Tamiya). I am starting to understand some of the painting and weathering techniques a bit better, but still very limited skill in applying these. Needs a lot of work. This is my first Russian subject and 4th model overall.
Ever since I saw Spencer Pollards JS-2, I wanted to do a Russian subject. That model is one of my favorites of all time. Also love the Russian subjects like Kristof Pulinckxs excellent KV-2, Dmitry Kiyatkins wonderful SU-100, Rick Lawlers beautiful T-34. I looked at these often when I was trying to paint this one. (Thanks guys for those wonderful pieces of inspiration.)
Not satisfied with this so I would welcome any suggestions/criticisms. I often read articles when the modelers talk about tying it all together towards the end, but I dont fully comprehend what this means. Any of you authors out there have some suggestions I would welcome them.
Ill see if I can complete one figure for this before the deadline and incorporate any suggestions you might have.
I like that KV very much, but I am VERY impressed with your evolution after one year, because you are improving the finishes model by model clearly which proves you are one very good pupil (you picked good inspiration ) and one emerging talented painter too. You are on the way and this model proves it so.
As for suggestions, I believe the only thing your model needs is a final touch of dust on level surfaces following the nice dust deposists you made on the front plates. Do not hesitate to add more colour contrast on the weathering, although one always fear to overdo that does not happen usually, believe me.
Hi Phillip. This is the best KV I've seen. I have that JS-2 article by Spence too and you've nailed the extra gear. The torn fender looks realistic. I would add a hint of dust into the cracks on the fenders, and a tiny touch of dust here or there around some hatches but not much at all. Also, maybe the Graphite pencil on some of those track teeth. It looks fantastic already. Cheers, Greg
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look and comment. I appreciate it.
Domingo - Thanks for taking the time to comment. I cant wait to see your finished base. I have a lot to learn from you. I will try to add a figure, but wont have time for a base.
Xavier Thank you for the comments. Your Firefly project is very nice. No Shermans for me yet - too intimidated.
Lu You are the master. Thanks for your suggestions and teaching. I have a lot to learn from you.
Calvin Thanks for your comments. I am really impressed with your latest models and how quickly you produce them.
Arnaud You rock man. Your latest model is one of the coolest 1/48 things I have seen. Thanks for your comments.
Lars I didnt mention it, but your T-34 was referenced heavily when I was working on this also. Keep going with the 1/48 items please. (P.S. Your Panther is one of my all time favorite 1/48 models). Thanks for your comments.
Greg I will do what you suggest, but am very nervous I will over do it. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Erik Thank you for the comments. I am glad you are doing things in 1/48.
Spencer You are a god and one of my favorite modelers. Enough said. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Please consider a detailed SBS on your Boredom project. I cant even comprehend how you do that. We need more articles on how to produce fine detailing work.
Pat What can I say. You and Lu are the main reason I build in 1/48. I have a lot to learn from you. The things you produce look way better to me than things done in 1/35. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I am glad you liked it.
Javier Thanks for taking the time to comment. Your White panther is going to be something special. The M8 is awesome.
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I have some fixing up to do on it with more subtle effects thanks to the suggestions from the community above. I really like the wet effects you are using on your Firefly above. Keep up the good work.