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Tamiya GB, Crusader III, camo.

July 2 2012 at 6:38 PM
Roman Volchenkov  (Login Bizarre616)
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After email conversation with Mike Starmer I decided to go for Dark Green/Desert Pink/White camo. Mike was very kind and provided me the original scheme from October 1942. The paints are Tamiya, mising formulas are also from Mike Starmer.
I did masking with Blu-tack and tape. Result is not ideal, but I like it. I feel that the green tone is a bit too dark, but I think I would be able to weather it appropriate way.





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Jose Luis Lopez
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A bit too dark?

July 3 2012, 5:47 PM 

.... may be, but the contrast is nice! and once you add some dust on the lower part of the vehicle, the result will be really atractive! Keep on it!

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Roman Volchenkov
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+ sandbags

July 5 2012, 4:45 PM 

This is my first ever try to do smth with green stuff. Maybe they are not perfect, but they look more to scale then the ones from Black dog.




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Luciano Rodriguez
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Well done....

July 6 2012, 8:33 AM 

Mr. Stag,

Those sandbags really look far better than the resin ones. Regarding the camo scheme, I believe that one is quite easy to make by brush with acrylics, so I wonder why you masked this time.

Anyways, I guess this one will change a lot once done surely... correct?

Keep us posted amigo.


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Alvaro Rodriguez
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I´m late! :)

July 6 2012, 1:26 PM 

Hi Roman!

Yeah, I´m late because I was going to say the same Lu has already said about the use of acrylics for the camo.

I also agree that -most hard edge camo schemes, like this one- are easier to brushpaint than to using masking tape and airbrush. The key is to brushpaint it in sucesive layers of thinned acrylics. Not a quick but a reliable technique.

Once more, I´m afraid I´m too late to suggest it but, in fact, you could try it to give a more rounded edge to the camo pattern! happy.gif

Anyway, I like very much the choiced camo and the putty sand bags are a true nice touch!

I had no idea the lower sides of the turret were white painted, BTW!

Good work!


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Roman Volchenkov
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I will try to cerrect the pattern a little bit.

July 6 2012, 2:02 PM 

I am not that good with brushes...

I also had no idea, but I got a scheme from Mike Starmer wink.gif It is also on the lower part of front hull armour and on the 1/3 of the barrel!


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Roman Volchenkov
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July 6 2012, 1:59 PM 

I am really bad at brush painting so I prefered to do masking. It took only 20 minutes to do them.
Thanks for feedback happy.gif


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Mike Starmer
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Comment on the design

July 8 2012, 2:19 PM 

As suggested try slightly more curvature on the dark areas. You seem to be a little confused about the about the design on the gun barrel. The underside was white to counter the deep shadow effect as clearly shown on the drawing and readily visible on most photographs. otherwise a good effort and well built.

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Roman Volchenkov
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July 9 2012, 4:33 AM 

Mike, I will correct the shapes and I forgot to paint the barrel before taking images, that's true. Now the barrel is painted right. I will go on vacation and will continue work on Crusader in August.
Once again, thanks for the scheme and kind comments.


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