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Offline Ernie

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #75 on: July 21, 2012, 11:51:35 PM »
It does look as if it has a good accumulation of dust built up around the surfaces of the hull, fenders and turret roof. One of the best ways to probably go about replicating this is too use pigments and as in the photo use a brush to sweep them around the surface and allow them to accumulate around the raised details of the hull.
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #76 on: July 22, 2012, 01:06:34 AM »
Yes, and notice all the dark areas, especially around the loader's hatch, where grubby hands have darkened the edges. It'll be fun to get the little details worked out.

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #77 on: July 22, 2012, 04:31:19 AM »
A perfect example also is the commanders hatch, you can see the darkened areas where the GI has his hands and the areas correspond to his range of motion. Very cool!
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #78 on: July 22, 2012, 06:25:36 AM »
Splendid!

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #79 on: July 22, 2012, 07:15:46 AM »
You will have a lot of job to get this look but good that method is well known :-ok

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #80 on: July 23, 2012, 11:42:30 AM »
Look nice so far. ;) :-clap

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #81 on: August 11, 2012, 11:16:15 PM »
I remember now why I don't build armor models--lots of wheels!!!! Today I finally started the process of adding grime and grit to the sprockets and road wheels. The initial step is with a water based artist's paste in burnt umber. I've never used this type before and experimented a bit with the proper thinning. A mix of water and alcohol works the best, but getting the correct formula took some time.
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #82 on: August 11, 2012, 11:25:12 PM »
Lot of wheels  :-razz :-smey :))

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #83 on: August 12, 2012, 07:32:35 AM »
I've been ignoring this project for a long time because I didn't want to start weathering the road wheels and tracks. I had plenty of time to concentrate on this today so here is another update:
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The tracks came molded in an appropriate rusty color. On the inside of the tracks, where the tires "polished" them, I sprayed a light coat of Metalizer Exhaust shade. On the outside I gave the links a dirty wash with very thin black. After that dried it was time to hand brush a coat of Metalizer Magnesium to the tread bars. After the magnesium dried I used some silver/grey powder to highlight the bars a bit more. Tomorrow I'll experiment with another light wash on the outer face of the tracks.

The sprockets and tension wheels were silvered on the teeth and rims with a silver Prismacolor pencil, then this was rubbed to remove some of the material.

The next step will be with pastels to accumulate some grime, but I believe this will wait until the tracks and wheels are assembled on the hull.

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #84 on: August 12, 2012, 07:46:30 AM »
Prismacolor are good for that, nice effect mate :-ok

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #85 on: August 12, 2012, 09:31:51 AM »
Excellent!!!

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #86 on: August 14, 2012, 11:09:32 PM »
Excellent result! :-clap :-clap

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #87 on: September 04, 2012, 03:32:38 AM »
Looks good, the worn silver on the sprockets and wheels looks really good.
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #88 on: September 04, 2012, 04:35:34 AM »
Thanks, everyone!

This has actually gotten little attention lately. I need to press on and finish it.....but I'm still considering some of the weathering it needs.

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #89 on: December 04, 2014, 04:31:32 PM »
I cannot believe it is over TWO YEARS since I have done anything on this! And, even now, I'm not really working on the Tiger......

I've had a PzKW IV ausf D in storage for years (I'd forgotten it completely) so it has been decided that I will build this in Afrika Korps desert colors as a way of practicing the weathering process I'll use on the Tiger. This is an easy build, actually, being an old Tamiya kit. The big drawback on this one is the rubber tracks but I'm not going to waste time on individual link tracks since it is a test model.
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