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Rick Taylor (MasterGunner)
US

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Wall

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January 1, 2021

Rick Taylor and Jim Lash are now mates.
1. January, 06:36

December 25, 2020

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25. December 2020, 05:40
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25. December 2020, 05:38

December 5, 2020

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12 | 5. December 2020, 01:27
Treehugger
How did you airbrush this if I may ask? :)
5. December 2020, 06:52
Neuling
Careful and clean work with subtle weathering. Top result!
5. December 2020, 08:57
Rui S
Nice subtle weathering
5. December 2020, 22:12
Spanjaard
excellent job. beautiful weathering.
5. December 2020, 22:14
Rick Taylor
Treehugger,

I first primed with a rattle-can flat black enamel primer from the local do-it-yourself store. The Krylon ColorMax brand that I use is inexpensive, lays down well, and sticks to brass and metal better than anything else that I've tried.

I use a Badger 100G gravity feed, double action airbrush. I use Tamiya paints thinned with Mr Color Leveling Thinner. I find that this thinner results in a thinner, smoother coat than the Tamiya thinner. I airbrushed panels on the the upper surfaces with Tamiya flat white mixed 1:1 with Mr Color Leveling thinner as a "pre-sun". This leaves the black in all of the recesses, edges, and vertical surfaces for shadow effects. I find this less work than priming with light gray and then pre-shading with black. I next applied Tamiya XF74 JDSF Olive Drab thinned 1:1 with Mr Color Leveling Thinner as the base color. This is applied in multiple very light coats starting in the center of each panel and expanding out. On the vertical surfaces, I spray at an angle from the top down allowing a bit of the black to show through at the bottom edges. Things like the underside of the barrel don't get any of the base color - the black looks like natural shadow. The goal is to allow a bit of the black and white to show through as sun and shade. If you think that you need to add another coat, stop and put the airbrush away. The black and white have to be a bit exaggerated at this point or the weathering process will make it disappear.

The dot filter provides depth of color and and some streaking. It can only be applied to a flat acrylic finish - it doesn't work on a satin or glossy finish. I use Winsor & Newton oil paints and Mona Lisa, a very "mild white spirits. I squeeze a small amount of of each color of oil paint onto a square of card board and let it set for about 20 minutes to allow the cardboard to absorb some of the oil in the paint. For an OD finish, I use, Yellow Ochre, Gray, Green, White, Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Burnt Umber oils. The white and blue have a big impact, so I use very few dots of these. One panel at a time, I use a toothpick to put a very small dot of the colors on the panel - a little goes a long way. I use lighter colors on the upper surfaces and the upper side of the vertical surfaces and darker colors on the lower half. Use a flat brush slightly moistened with white spirits to drag the oil dots down the sides of the model. On the horizontal surfaces, I just swirl it around. I use the browns on the panels that the crew would walk on to get into and out of the vehicle - in this case, the patch to the driver's hatch. It gives a ground-in dirty look. The beauty of the oil paints is that you have a very long time to work with the paint, and if you don't like the way a panel looks, just brush it off with a bit more white spirit and start over

I cut up a plastic yard sign into 5cm squares as paint mules. These are primed and ready to test and practice my painting and weathering process on.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions.

Rick
5. December 2020, 22:33
Rick Taylor
Neuling, Thanks for kind words. I strive to reach your level of craftsmanship.

Rick
5. December 2020, 22:34
Rick Taylor
Rui, Spanjaard,

Thanks. The weathering on this one gave me problems trying to represent the red-orange soil of Vietnam. I initially had it too orange and it just didn't look right; but, I kept modifying until I got the effect that I was looking for.

Rick
5. December 2020, 22:43
Spanjaard
Thanks for the detailed info, and congrats again. I think you nailed it
5. December 2020, 23:23

December 3, 2020

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3. December 2020, 21:31
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1:35 M109 155mm L23 howitzer (AFV Club AF35329)1:35 T-136 Seperate track link for M108 & M109 (AFV Club AF35S23)1:35 M109A2 Self-propelled howitzer (For AFV 35109) (Voyager Model PE35550)
 
3. December 2020, 21:16

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Neuling
Top result again! And thanks for your explanations!
17. October 2020, 09:08

October 15, 2020

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September 14, 2020

Rick Taylor will attend
2021 Northwest Scale Modelers Show in Seattle
2021 Northwest Scale Modelers Show
US 13. and 14. February 2021, in Seattle
Cancelled
14. September 2020, 22:00
Rick Taylor will attend
 
2021 IPMS USA Nationals
US 18-21 August 2021, in Las Vegas
14. September 2020, 21:34

September 7, 2020

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7. September 2020, 02:37

September 6, 2020

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6. September 2020, 02:14

August 22, 2020

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22. August 2020, 22:34
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2 | 3. May 2019, 02:21
Bart Goesaert
Nice detailing on this one.
3. May 2019, 10:33
Rick Taylor
Thanks. The kit parts for the platform where almost devoid of detail. I was able to find two line drawings of the platform in the US Ordnance Manual and used those to add the missing steel reinforcing and rope grommets.
3. May 2019, 16:44
Rui S
I'm in 8) Looking good.
4. May 2019, 00:09
Rick Taylor
Thanks Rui. I have it painted and am working on the weathering now. I'll post more photos when complete.
4. May 2019, 00:41
Michael Valentan
Nice, thank you for showing the finished piece...hope i get mine soon.
16. May 2019, 11:12
Treehugger
Looks very nice. Heh, so many different "topics" to get interested in. :| Give it a few years and I might get my first car kit. :)
16. May 2019, 12:35
Bart Goesaert
nice colors...
16. May 2019, 14:50
Rick Taylor
Thanks guys! From the photos that I collected, it looks like the majority of these in France prior to the armistice were in the British 2 color camo scheme. As the US bought all of its initial artillery from France and Britain, they were often left in those country's camo. Pieces produced in the US used the US patterns and many of the pieces acquired from France and Britain were later repainted in the US scheme. Most US artillery units in the Great War entered the line very late in the War; so, wear and damage were minimal. Most of the US units equipped with the 8-inch howitzer saw only a couple of weeks of combat usage. Therefore, I've depicted this example with very little wear and weathering.
16. May 2019, 16:09
Dmitry Melnikov
Excellent work!
22. August 2020, 19:58

August 18, 2020

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7 | 17. August 2020, 02:52
Neuling
What you show here is not a good copy, but a little original! I like the precise interior detail work and the over all appearance.
17. August 2020, 08:47
Rick Taylor
Thanks! This one took a long time and had lots of challenges but it turned out well.

Rick
17. August 2020, 16:43
Michael Osadciw
Looks great! How was the Academy kit?
17. August 2020, 20:55
Rui S
It Turn out Excellent Beautifu paintjob &l model
A base and dio??? It sure deserves 8)
17. August 2020, 21:20
Rick Taylor
Michael,

The Academy kit was good overall - good details, and fit, no flash or molding issues. The kit includes two options on the type of road wheels and drive sprockets. There is some type of dimensional issue in the drivers compartment and engine compartment - things didn't quite match the photos. But these areas are not visible in the completed model. I have a second Academy M12 that will be converted into a T30 ammo carrier to accompany the M12. I've already scavenged the 155 gun from it to kit bash with the Commander Models resin 155 GPF kit.

Rick
18. August 2020, 01:39
Rick Taylor
Rui,

Thank you! Maybe once the ammo carrier is built, I'll put them together in a diorama.

Rick
18. August 2020, 01:40
Gerald Willing
Nice Workr Sire
18. August 2020, 08:01
Rick Taylor
Thank you Gerald!
18. August 2020, 16:40
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2 | 17. August 2020, 01:32
Neuling
Another valuable contribution to your artillery collection.
17. August 2020, 08:51
Rick Taylor
Indeed. For such an important artillery piece, I am surprised that it took this long to get a high quality styrene kit. I had two rather unsatisfying resin kits and the old, crude TOM/RPM kit but just couldn't bring myself to build them. This kit was a welcome relief.
17. August 2020, 16:46
Rui S
I'm with Neuling. Another Beautiful piece and camo
17. August 2020, 21:26
Rick Taylor
Thank you Rui!
18. August 2020, 01:26

August 17, 2020

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1:35
Completed
1:35 75mm Field Gun wz. 1897 with crew (IBG Models 35059)
 
17. August 2020, 01:03

August 16, 2020

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16. August 2020, 23:23
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1:35 M-12 M12 155mm Gun Carriage (Academy 01394)1:35 M12 Detail Set (Verlinden Productions 1703)1:35 M-12 GMC (Eduard 35298)1+
 
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August 11, 2020

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5 | 9. August 2020, 18:54
Treehugger
Fascinating. :) Would look even nicer with a figure or a diorama.

Did you use pigments on this model?
9. August 2020, 18:58
Rui S
Yes, This single piece looks Great
9. August 2020, 19:51
Rick Taylor
Thank you!

Yes, it would look better with a figure to give it scale. So far, I suck at painting figures. At some point, I am going to have to work at developing that skill.

I did use a bit of pigment on the firing base as this would be stepped on by the crew.

This was a fun little kit. Very quick to build and an interesting subject.

Rick
10. August 2020, 17:34
Neuling
Top work as always! Remember Rick: painting figures is like painting guns, just a little different.
11. August 2020, 08:43

August 9, 2020

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1:35
Completed
1:35 United Kingdom / US 6" Newton Medium Trench Mortar (Vargas Scale Models R3D-012)
 
9. August 2020, 18:20
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August 8, 2020

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July 9, 2020

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June 28, 2020

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27. June 2020, 22:13
Neuling
Careful and clean work on this interesting piece of artillery.
28. June 2020, 10:13
Rick Taylor
Thanks. It is interesting to see how various armies innovated, or failed to innovate, between the wars. There are some interesting and obscure weapons from that period.
28. June 2020, 17:20
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1 | 27. June 2020, 22:24
Rui S
Very nice paint job
27. June 2020, 22:26
Rick Taylor
Thanks Rui. Now I have to get better at my photography. The Olive-Drab always looks lighter in the photos than they do on the models.
27. June 2020, 22:41
Neuling
Wonderful build again. Photography as well. But if you want it darker just reduce the time of exposure and/or the aperture.
28. June 2020, 10:11
Rick Taylor
Thanks. I've got a lot to learn about photographing my models.
28. June 2020, 17:18

June 27, 2020

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June 21, 2020

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May 23, 2020

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2. May 2019, 16:35
Neuling
Very beautiful! Wanted: crew ............
3. May 2019, 14:00
Bart Goesaert
Very nice...
3. May 2019, 14:39
Rick Taylor
Thank you guys! There just aren't that many US artillery figures available plus, I am not very good at figures...
3. May 2019, 16:34
Paul Juliano
This is gorgeous. Your weathering looks spot on too! Really excellent work.
3. May 2019, 19:29
Rui S
very nice work
3. May 2019, 19:45
Rick Taylor
Thank you. I strive for accuracy. I'm a retired artillery officer. Weapon systems are very well maintained. They are cleaned daily in the field and are rarely as dirty as some modelers depict.
4. May 2019, 17:35
Spanjaard
excellent. you certainly know yours toys ;)
12. January 2020, 21:43
walt
Love to see it in 1/16 scale! I hate weathering! Weather is for free.
23. May 2020, 17:36
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