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A tad of bench time finally, so just pre-shading the M10 ;)

 

Been rather busy with other 1/1 house type projects, new patio, drive way and the boiler packed up so 

with a day or so clear of trades smashing up the house I've gotten some work at the bench done. 

 

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More later ... I hope :o

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Good progress Dan,can I ask what colour you've used for the highlights on your pre shading? And i notice you add the tools early in the build, does that not make painting them difficult? Sorry for the questions mate but if you don't ask..............🙂👍

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1 minute ago, Andy J said:

Good progress Dan,can I ask what colour you've used for the highlights on your pre shading? And i notice you add the tools early in the build, does that not make painting them difficult? Sorry for the questions mate but if you don't ask..............🙂👍

 

 

No problems, the black is just Tamiya NATO black over Tamiya Primer, as for the tools --- Easy 

 

Slide a post it note in behind it ;)

 

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3 minutes ago, Dads203 said:

 

 

No problems, the black is just Tamiya NATO black over Tamiya Primer, as for the tools --- Easy 

 

Slide a post it note in behind it ;)

 

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Thanks Dan much appreciated. Another simple tip to add to the collection, brilliant mate thanks 🙂👍

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Adding a bit more pre-shade, I was just using up the white that i applied to the inside so it will be interesting 

to see how it turns out under the OD green. 

 

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Weapon of choice for the OD finish,  One colour but several tones to be used. :o

 

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14 minutes ago, Dads203 said:

Adding a bit more pre-shade, I was just using up the white that i applied to the inside so it will be interesting 

to see how it turns out under the OD green. 

 

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Weapon of choice for the OD finish,  One colour but several tones to be used. :o

 

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Do you thin the mig paint Dan or spray straight from the bottle?

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Just now, Andy J said:

Do you thin the mig paint Dan or spray straight from the bottle?


I’m using an Iwata TR-1 with a 0.3 needle and I have to thin them slightly, not much though. My first go I thinned them 40-60 thinner/paint and really over thinned them. 

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4 minutes ago, Dads203 said:


I’m using an Iwata TR-1 with a 0.3 needle and I have to thin them slightly, not much though. My first go I thinned them 40-60 thinner/paint and really over thinned them. 

And what do you use to thin  them with Dan?

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Just now, Andy J said:

And what do you use to thin  them with Dan?

Vallejo thinners I found works well for me, the newer stuff (clear) not the old milky stuff :thumbsup:

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1 minute ago, Dads203 said:

Vallejo thinners I found works well for me, the newer stuff (clear) not the old milky stuff :thumbsup:

Thanks Dan much appreciated no more questions mate...............well not tonight anyway 🙂👍

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Paint, and not before time!

Lovely tidy work on the pre shading, interested to see how you get on with the Mig US OD. I use the same and can't help think it's a bit dark, I even missed out the dark base 925? and lightened the highlights. (Its what I painted the Meng M4a3 in that will eventually get the whitewash). To my eye at least it just doesn't appear green enough, as I say that just my opinion and I'm no expert.

 

Interesting idea with the turret, at least with the boxes/counter weights you don't need to worry about a visible seam once assembled. 

 

Looking forward to seeing it painted. 

 

Cheers

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12 hours ago, Dads203 said:

Vallejo thinners I found works well for me, the newer stuff (clear) not the old milky stuff :thumbsup:

Sadly, the milky one is the only one that I have, and I haven't been impressed with it. Did you find that the tip clogged?

 

John.

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Just now, Bullbasket said:

Sadly, the milky one is the only one that I have, and I haven't been impressed with it. Did you find that the tip clogged?

 

John.

 
Hi John, it’s terrible stuff mate, all my Vallejo issues a few years ago were due to the thinners. They changed the formulation a few years ago for the better and now it behaves. I binned all the old formula. 

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Just an FYI.... The Vellejo clear airbrush thinner is just 95% IsoAlcohol mixed with water. 

 

The mix is 1/3 IPA and 2/3 water. 

 

I tend to buy a large bottle of the IPA, (Hard to find right now due to COVID) and use two thirds of it as airbrush cleaner, and then top off the bottle with bottled water once I reach 1/3rd. 

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2 hours ago, Longbow said:

The Vellejo clear airbrush thinner is just 95% IsoAlcohol mixed with water. 

Good to know Lee. I've got some IPA (no, not the beer), so I'll mix some with distilled water and give it a go, and dump the milky stuff.

Thanks for the info.

 

John.

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Gun breach painting ;)

 

Just had a brown wash and still wet. 

 

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Going to add the buffed metal recuperators from bare metal foil once its all dry 

 

Cheers for looking  in chaps 

 

 

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52 minutes ago, Dads203 said:

Gun breach painting ;)

 

Just had a brown wash and still wet. 

 

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Going to add the buffed metal recuperators from bare metal foil once its all dry 

 

Cheers for looing in chaps 

 

 

Great timing Dan I have a gun breach to deal with soon and your chipping is much better than my choc chip attempt 😉👍

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Smashing bit of black and white base dan , and the start of the od looks superb, that mig paint thins down nicley with mr hobby laquer thinners too, I've even used it with cellulose thinners when I've ran out of mr H 

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Cheers chaps,

 

Working on the fighting compartment floor this morning, a bit of chipping so far,

still loads to do to this yet. It will get a brown oil wash and some pigments later. 

 

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Started on the rear bulkhead, again lots to do with this yet. just the basics done.

 

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Cheers for looking in ;)

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Cheers Andy :thumbsup:

 

Next up for the floor is a brown oil wash, next up will be some oil and grime added and then some dust pigments. 

 

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And a bit more on the bulkhead, Brown, Black and while oil colours used with some chipping 

 

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Cheers 

 

Dan 

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Really smart Dan just shows how much easier it is to paint these parts before gluing everything together 🙄👍

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