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  1. Correct. I was afraid it was too light, but in the end I might've even wanted it lighter to begin with. It was my first try at color modulation so I know a bit better how to start of next time. One of the meshes under the turret was meant to be broken so I bent it upward, but forgot the turret had to move over it so it got stuck... I glued it back in place and didn't do too much to it after. Might add a few dents like you say (Y) The camera always seems to be my enemy, but these were the best pictures of the bunch. Got to resize them next time I guess, hides mistakes
  2. Thanks, I like heavy weathering. I'm not an expert at it yet, but there's enough to practise on.
  3. Stepping away from Star Wars for a while and have started the 1/35 Meng King tiger. It's all been a big experiment since I have very little experience doing armour, but I kind've like where it is going. I will be adding a lot of things to the tank, including some ammunition, tools, debris like rocks etc. to give it a more interesting appeal. I wanted te remove the tracks after assembling them, but the rubber o-rings in the wheels is making that impossible since they are stuck now, so painting the tracks, lower hull and wheels didn't go as planned. I do think the colors could be more saturated,
  4. I do still have the problem that, after applying a clear coat to the model, the oil wash is really difficult to clean up. I do use a normal terpentine and not white spirit. The surface also still gets really rough which I think is one of the issues that causes the oil pin wash to clean up badly. Any suggestions for that?
  5. I first did the pre-shading, then added a misting of yellow/grey before adding some black with the airbrush near the edges where it's supposed to be darker. Afterwards I gloss coated it and gave it a thinned down yellow Vallejo wash (desert yellow or something I think it was). Then, I added all the streaks and black with black oil paints. I also added a very light blue wash to some of the panels to give it some variation. bdbdbdbd by Nick N, on Flickr Yes, although the Revell glue is a bit messy to work with. I think I will search for some packs with plastic card, tu
  6. Thanks, Thom. Airbrushing is one of the few things i'm confortable with. The rest is still trial and error. Here's a beginning on the weathering. I think i'll put a coin next to it next time for scale. index by Nick N, on Flickr
  7. And some more progress. 20190925_193813 by Nick N, on Flickr Applied the preshading over the black base. I airbrushed every panel individually and tried to go lighter from top to bottom on each panel. I also added some streaks. This is still the grey base. 20190925_193839 by Nick N, on Flickr 20190925_200708 by Nick N, on Flickr Added a misting of a yellowish grey. The real yellow will come after I apply a wash. 20190925_212113 by Nick N, on Flickr To paint the darker grey and red patches, I used Vallejo liquid mask and then sponged on so
  8. Added some wiring to the landing gear. A lot of details seem to be missing with the Revell, but it's a good warm-up for something bigger. 20190924_201701 by Nick N, on Flickr 20190924_201711 by Nick N, on Flickr Looks a lot better with some stuff added. 20190924_213706 by Nick N, on Flickr 20190924_233007 by Nick N, on Flickr Cockpit painted. Black primer, some primary colors, brown wash and then some highlights added before giving it a coat of matte. 20190925_002124 by Nick N, on Flickr Black primer added.
  9. I now have three projects running, 2 of which are nearly completed, but I like to have a few things I can work on to prevent getting 'bored'. I couldn't find the Bandai Falcon here in the Netherlands, so I went for the Revell one. I was a bit disappointed by the quality compared to the Bandai ones. Lot's of flash and clean-up to do and not all parts seem to fit that perfectly. It's also massively expensive at €130,- and that price is not justified if you ask me. Since I also see everyone being crafty with scratchbuilding and adding detail, I thought i'd get to it as well. I only ha
  10. That does look good. I also won't go with black for the Falcon that I got now, but with grey and then do a pre-shade with black. Also, Andy; how do you apply washes? Oil or acrylic, and are they pin washes or all-over washes?
  11. Thanks Andrés, but I can't help but think that everything should have been more subtle. I tend to go too heavy with a lot of things. Compared to yours it all looks so rough instead of smooth. When I look at it I don't think it's bad, but I do want go a step beyond and see if I can do better. Perhaps the Snowspeeder is up next or the 1:144 Falcon. I guess i'll go with another primer, do the pre-shading heavier with an airbrush instead of with oils in the end and do the chipping by hand instead of with chipping fluid (or with a sponge like you do).
  12. Here's a rather large update. While I intended on following Andy's steps to do this AT-AT as well, I ended up experimenting but a lot of things went wrong, starting with the primer. I had a bottle of Vallejo black but it was very old and had the consistency of peanut butter, so I added acrylic thinner to be still able to use it. I then airbrushed it on, but it was like dust on the model... Since I didn't have anything else, I figured I would just go over it with a clearcoat in the end to seal it, but the rough texture remains and it can be seen in all of the pictures. 2
  13. I'd like to post some pictures, but I am not sure where I can upload them to resize them? Photobucket and websites like that all seem to have vanished. I now send them to my Facebook chat and copy the link from there but then the images are too heavy for here. Any ideas?
  14. This is next level. If you make more of these models you can set up your own exposition. I am amazed how you get all the measurements right and get everything to fit so perfectly. Must be a lot of planning.
  15. Thanks, Andy. I like the chipping effect, did it with AK Chipping fluid, but I do notice that it is hard to get it the same with diffierent colors and paint brands, so it's a hit or mis. I think I will add some splinter camo to the AT-AT as well, but with the AT-ST, even though I primed it, the paint came off during masking and I don't want that to happen again...
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