I also found some time to do the tedious work on my resin stowage and figurine sets. Getting the resin parts, washed, sawed/cut off the trees, trimmed and sanded takes a ton of time and they still are pretty rough but I got the brunt of the work done on them. Learning from my PBR build, I have started to mess around with the placement of the stuff. I can already tell that a few hatches and handles will have to be cut/sanded to get everything flush, which will be good to do now before painting. There might be more stuff on it by the end but it's good to get a rough idea. Everything will be tied down by PE straps, so hopefully it looks good finished. Anyways it sure looks like I got my money's worth, as I have enough stowage to detail several projects.
Figurines are still in pretty rough shape but the basic idea and poses are down. Head and arm swaps for each and because they were half body, used the stock kit figures to make them whole.
Now I am excited, as the tank is just about ready to be painted and I can really start having fun STILL unsure about paint XD but I think I am going to go with my gut and paint it up in different shades of gray. As always comments and suggesting are welcome!
if not, on the diorama base there will be room to really rust up some stuff,hopefully get that techniques down.
ill get to painting!
any small cracks,seams or imperfection, it is alot better than using epoxy(use that stuff for bigger seams and such tho) its pretty much contour putty.
i tend to use a bit of super at all stages of the build. i try to use as much plastic cement or in combo. but by the end more than a few things will need the trusty super. great for tacking stuff in place during the build but scary when project has paint on it. lol i have slowly got much better at working with that Satan glue.
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would pull the look together well I think. as for weathering, I would say less rust more battle damage? plasma scorch marks in the armor, chips and bare metal, shell dents, mud grime...somethings gotta take care of all those mega chickens the nazis left behind...
yea i agree less rust and moar grime and get it dirty. haven't thought about the damage, ill have to try something out. i like the bare metal idea as well, that might be super badass.
I actually have a model thats been stuck in the paint shop for some time now. maybe I'll put that up and see if i can get any feed back...
about the US troops, hopefully when i am done it will not be a Japaneses tank so the troops will not be US either. i am hoping they will look the part. anyways i like to play fast and loose with the rules XD
The cloest I came to a lot of stowage was my Abrams XD gonna put some on my BMP too, however University is being a bitch....
A What if??? XD
hope schools going alright dude, noticed you haven't been on.
ohhhh yea, maybe a bit of post apocalyptic diorama action XD
Oh no I've moved on from school XD i'm in University now or College for you guys lol wanna be some sort of programmer but i'm struggling to get motivated XD
You have some damn fine apocalyptic models dude i'm sure this one will be just as good
this will be a battlefield 4 graphic quality work
thanks a ton, getting psyched myself. really excited to get painting this beast.
i hear ya and am not in love with how every thing looks, some swapping out and adjustment is gonna be required. i am sure i got some ration boxes,ammo and such to play around with.
one of the sets come with an old TV and matress(among other things) was fiddling with them but they just didn't seam to look right.
You already decided on a name?
lol you know me, i will not decide intill 5 mins befor i submit it. but all kidding aside i am learning toward "Odin"
but really i got everything for the tank itself primed in like an 1 1/2 hour. good times. next sunny day its gonna be the crew and stowage.
hopefully tomorrow will be partly sunny...storms staying north so far.
but we had a big recycling fire last night, so it's all smoky here today.
so its still blah out. smoke and rainless rain clouds.
dang, thats not good.
yea thats not ideal painting conditions.
i sent the daughter out to play and was spraying like a madman on the porch. i had like a two hour window before it started snowing and becoming nasty out. looks like thats what i got for the rest of the week. now there is not much stopping me from getting this thing painted(other than deciding on color XD)