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ScanmanDan

Tamiya 1/48 Sturmtiger

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Just a very quick one to do over the holidays.  Tamiya 1/48 Sturmtiger straight from the box with only a few wire handles, Voyager Grills and the MP paper zimmerit.  Building took a few hours over two days.  I did leave each track section seperate to make painting easier.Sturmtiger%2002-XL.jpg

 

I then primered in purple to get a nice contrast going.

 

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Then quickly on to the yellow, gloss and starting the weathering with pin washes.

 

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Today was camo and more weathering.

 

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I have just about got the hull top finished to where I like it, maybe some chalks?  I just need to get the rest of the kit to this finish before Sunday as I'm back to work on Monday. 

 

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So far I'm pretty pleased wth the quick progress.  Every chance I'll get this done before I go back to work.  This is a great Tamiya kit to build, perfect fit and builds so smoothly.  

Thanks for looking in.

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Very nice.

 

Would never think of using purple as a primer coat for contrast. Top idea! 

 

Regards

 

Steve

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Looking very nice. As Steve says, purple isn’t the first colour I’d think of for priming/shading but it definitely works!

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Thank you all for your wonderful comments, glad you guys like it.

 

Progress, had a few hours this morning to putter around with the Sturmtiger here is where I'm at.

 

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Still having fun and that's the main thing.  Need to work on the tail end and then on to the tracks.

 

Thanks for looking in.

 

Dan

 

 

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Pushing ahead with all due speed.

 

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Time to get started on that base for it.

 

Not too dirty, okay maybe a bit more than I had originally though of but....

 

 

Thanks for looking in.

 

Dan

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Spent most of the day on the base.  Need to get ready for back to work so I'll have to finish the Sturmtiger weathering next week.

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Just a concrete slab, but I want to use this base as a 'set' for taking photos.  

Thank for looking in.

 

Dan

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Glad you like it.

The base is just a wooden painting panel bought from an art supply shop with a ridge of 2x4mm Evergreen styrene glued to make a dam for the 'concrete'.  A few coats of black spray paint from a rattle can were used to finish the base.  The hardest part was waiting for the black spray paint to dry.  Then a mix of coloured tile grout, acrylic paint and plaster of paris was poured in and screed to level with a steel ruler.  I did 'work' the top with both my finger and a metal straight edge to give a little surface finish.  Just before the plaster/grout mix totally set I lightly scribed the lines and set the lot out in the sun to totally dry.  Once dry I masked the base again and shoot a few coats of clear gloss from a rattle can to seal the finish for washes.  Washes of very thin Tamiya enamels thinned with Humbrol thinners were used to get a bit more variation to the overall colour. Once dry I used some more washes this time made with AK chalk setting solution and chalks to dirty up the place.  More setting solution was used to fix some scatter material and I cut some static grass tufts into thin slices for the weeds in the cracks.  A quick blast of Matt clear tied it all together.  (The grate and manhole are 1/35 scale from Miniart, hopefully they don't look out too of place.)  

 

All up started yesterday lunchtime and finished lunchtime today.  There is much more I can and will do but this is good enough for now.  A quick, fun project and innately scalable. IHTH Dan

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Excellent work on both the model and the base. Nice one.

 

John.

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cool.  what hapens at the non-business end of the gun?

 

+1

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