Paul Hennessy Thank you Patrick. These ones have been sponged on, but I will be hitting it with brushed ones as well.
21. November 2019, 19:56
Paul Hennessy FUBAR ALERT... working on the chipping at the backend I noticed a very obvious and large gap on the lower hull/ rear plate joint????. Rather than fill, sand repaint I'm going for a fill and weathering texture paints. I think (hope) it will sort it... ????????
26. November 2019, 09:26
Paul Hennessy Now started on some scavanger figure types for this, from Masterbox
9. January, 08:28
Paul Hennessy An initial idea for the layout. Gonna try a few more, and with a lot more clutter.
Paul Hennessy Thanks Martin. They still need some work, but I'm happy with them so far. Decals applied, but I have suffered the dreaded silvering in places...
3. February, 07:51
Paul Hennessy I've spent too much time worrying about and trying to sort the silvering... Its not a competition's I'm going to take my own advice and fail, learn Succeed and Enjoy! . Time to sort out a little base for it. Might get it finished for On Track...
6. February, 08:29
Martin Oostrom Could it be you forgot a gloss layer before decalling? Hard to see in the pics.
This kit is a joy to build. It made me buy some other Tamiya tanks to build - someday.
6. February, 08:47
Paul Hennessy Hi Martin,
I don't always use gloss coats and don't usually have a problem- I make generous use of Micro-set & sol and that is usually ok...but clearly not this time.
6. February, 10:48
Paul Hennessy Time for a simple base. MDF plaque, texture added directly on top. Sprayed with various brown tones and then some railway and gaming foliage and flowers added. Almost done.
Paul Hennessy This is completion number 2 for 2020. Its been sitting in the "nearly there" box for a couple of months. Needed some additional dressing to the boot/trunk and liberal application of pigments. Not intended to be based on anything prototypical, just inspired by the movie (however inaccurate it might be). These guys have major sized ones. RESPECT.
Paul Hennessy This is another of my many ongoing/stalled projects. Started back in September 2018, originally as an OoB build, but has morphed multiple times since. Finally decided it will be an abandoned wreck in a Pripyat type environment. Base is also part way finish, but will need to be fully sorted before the vehicle for what I know have in mind.
7. December 2019, 19:55
Paul Hennessy First attempt at adding moss. Still a lot to add, but I'm not planning on total cover.. at least not just yet. The moss is a Gauge master railway flock secured with sand and gravel fixer. The first "coat" dried a bit proud so I hit again with the fixer and whilst still wet pressed a flat tool over it Ro compact it some more. Happy with the result. Any comments/suggestions graciously welcomed.
Aim to finish this one over the Christmas Holidays.
11. December 2019, 07:18
gorbygould I was going to ask you what you use for the moss - it's very effective.
11. December 2019, 15:53
Paul Hennessy Hi, yeah I tried the AK moss texture stuff but wasn't sold on it. The texture is OK but colour was way too dark to my eyes. Saw this flock in a local Railways shop and decided to give it a go.
11. December 2019, 18:54
Slavo Hazucha Looks like a simple carwash will not deal with the topic at hand... Great idea & a very nice looking derelict vehicle!
Paul Hennessy Starting on the base: a pine plaque with a hardstanding created with AK concrete paste. The colour want quite right so I sponged some Woodlands scenic acrylic over it.. mu h better look. Next up be some wet/scrubland.
13. December 2019, 08:20
Paul Hennessy More progress on the base. Some resin stumps and a rotting carcase to add to the general sense of decay... Base coat of dark earth and then off with the masking. Schoolboy mistake.... Straight edge between mud and concrete.. DOH! Once the base coat has sufficiently dried I'll get to work on that.
19. December 2019, 20:59
Paul Hennessy Time to start on the figure. Evolution miniatures stalker type. Nice quality so hopefully can do it justice.
30. December 2019, 16:21
Paul Hennessy Getting Feel for figure placement. He's painted in a Vallejo yellow but does blend in quite well with the moss, a lucky accident.
2. January, 09:29
Paul Hennessy Realised I need to get moss and leaf litter under the BTR.. That should be fun as it's secured to the base????