Steve how is it possible that i missed all this WONDERFUL paintjob-work-details and weathering.... SPECTACULAR.... really really wonderful job...
Sorry if it took me so long to post a comment
Keep up the good work
Scottie - The oil tones have worked out well. I will try not to cover them all up now with dust Peter - Not quite but thank you. Like you I try to learn from the masters around the world and slowly improve my techniques Greg - Great to have you along. I am glad you are enjoying it so far. JR - My poor excuse is that the acrylics and oils are in the same shape and designed tube. So I am sticking with that whatever any one says Si - Sadly not yet mate. More oil washes and extensive dry brushing but hopefully wont be long now
Thanks Mick. What's on your bench at the moment? Jim - That's the beauty of oils. I admire anyone who can do the same with acrylics Joe - Glad you like it and I hope it helps out on your builds
The grey oil arrived and I set about producing a look whereby the Panzergrau is starting to show through the top coat of the respray the Opel went trough 2 years ago. To be honest - I'm not to sure. Some areas are convincing others not so much. Hopefully once the chipping, dirt pin wash and dust work is done it will tie it all together. Please let me know what you think or any ideas you may have
Hi Steve, I'm still working on the M60A1, due to the old fashioned summer we've been having I've been struggling to get anything done as my desk is in direct sun for quite a lot of the day. I've got most of the stowage done and the crew is getting a paint coat. Wifes away next week so hopefully some progress.
Si - I thin the oil down to an ink for the pin wash. During the blending in stage, if the oil is too thin then I will use it straight from the tube Jim - Cheers my friend. Further updates below Pete - I had exactly the same thought. I looked at several builds and both looks were used. I suppose its personal preference at the end of the day Mike - Looking forward to seeing an update on the M60A1
I decided to concentrate on the Opel for a while. Firstly the cab and flat bed were chipped in the usual way using sponge and brush methods.
Next I applied a Burnt Umber pin wash. The blending in was limited this time as I was happy with the look and just wanted to add a bit of shadowing here and there
Here are some close ups so you can see how all the different tones and colours add depth to the build
Next I started to do some pin washes using Beige oils. Firstly the flatbed and sledge were lightened up
The cab interior was given a full wash. There is still a couple more washes and dust work to be done here
The chassis was given a full beige wash and then blended in accordingly. More work maybe needed on this once the kit has been put back together
You are really doing a Wonder on this one. Top work and finishing all around. Only the crack in the tire worries me a bit. I hope it doesn't cause a problem on down the road my friend. Keep it coming!!!