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Sometimes you just have to "build out of the box" to get the mojo back

 

Academy 1/72 HEMTT. Fantastic value kit, or it was when I bought it 18 months ago for £12. Full of details (although some of them are not that accurate) but it's a tad tricky to assemble. The tyre tread is total fiction though, they couldn't mould the real tread pattern because of IM limitations. The only extra I added is the load, I made it removeable so I can change it in the future.

 

The dust around the tyre sidewalls was done with Mike Rinaldi's OPR technique. This was my first go at OPR and it turned out not bad, though it did take a lot of time.

 

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Looks fantastic!

 

i’ve been building the modelcollect version and been struggling with the weathering. I used a flory models wash all over it and its not right. Think i have been too heavy handed with it.

 

Yours, however, looks spot on. I like the simple base too.

 

Do you have any links on Mike Rinaldi’s opr?? I’d like to try it out on mine.

Did you use the OPR technique on the rest of the truck or just the wheels??


Cheers, Mark

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1 hour ago, m4rky said:

Do you have any links on Mike Rinaldi’s opr?? I’d like to try it out on mine.

Did you use the OPR technique on the rest of the truck or just the wheels??


Cheers, Mark

 

18 minutes ago, Bertie Psmith said:

Looks great but what does OPR stand for please

 

 

Hi Mark,

 

OPR was done on just the tyre walls. I was going to weather the hemtt more but I decided on a minimal weathering (just using pigments) as I didn't want to screw it up, I also used pigments for the load bed.

 

Flory washes may be better suited to aircraft as it's more for panel lines than anything else, if we're talking about the same thing. As the Flory wash is clay based you should be able to wash it off.

 

For Mike Rinaldi, try his youtube channel, the vids show exactly how to do it

 

https://www.youtube.com/c/RinaldiStudioPress/videos

 

Hi Bertie,

 

OPR is Oil Paint Rendering, using oil paints as a weathering medium. It's different to oil paint washes, have a look at Mike Rinaldi's videos, it's a facinating technique

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1 minute ago, Foghorn Leghorn said:

OPR is Oil Paint Rendering, using oil paints as a weathering medium. It's different to oil paint washes, have a look at Mike Rinaldi's videos, it's facinating technique

 

Thanks. I find TLAs quite confusing when not explained.

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3 minutes ago, Bertie Psmith said:

 

Thanks. I find TLAs quite confusing when not explained.

That is like a disease! Its everywhere. Everybody does that and than expect that we all understand what  it means... its human nature in its best.

Cheers

LM

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Boy! I say Boy! That does look good. At first glance, it could be taken for 1/35th. And thanks for the link to Mike Rinaldi's work.

 

John.

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