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"AH.... just realized I've missed a page. Seems you already are on the same line of thinking as me lol. Disregard."

lol [smile]
Your advice was so good he took it before you could say it Mike ! [biggrin]

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As far as your siding goes i use some oil stains in grey tones on both sides and then follow that up with some rust streaks around the back sides of the shed as the water would flow that direction. Maybe a few rusted dots where some nails could be rotting out as well. 
AH.... just realized I've missed a page. Seems you already are on the same line of thinking as me lol. Disregard.


LOL I took your advice, thanks for the suggestions, Mike from the future! [thumb]

Since the shed is almost done, except for some finishing streaking and moss (maybe) I had a turn at the Stug. The Mr Color set is a 4 shade system of a main, 2 highlights and a shadow. They spray very well once thinned properly, no problems there...but the lack of (english) instructions combined with my utter lack of mojo for the tank itself and, frankly desire to better on it yielded some dodgy results. 






I need more practice, as after the first highlight it was showing promise but it went pear shaped after that. I could respray and try again, but since it will be covered I elected to save paint and not mess with it. I will, however touch up the front that will be exposed. Next time I will mask off individual panels when spraying them and read up on the technique a bit...where to put the highs and shadows exactly, since I'm no artist!

So sticking with plan A, I threw a tissue over this mess and soaked it in thinned PVA letting it dry stiff, I will paint this next once I can figure out what color the tarps used by the Wermacht were. 

crap paint job? what crap paint job???




After this blow to my modeling ego I turned back to the dio base. I laid down a thin piece of foam core to prevent the wood from coming in contact with too much of the sculptamold I will be using for the ground. Here it is with the shed/tank/and some pieces from the Tamiya barrel set. I'm needing a few more odds and sods to add more interest.



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seems like such a shame to cover up so much of the tank with the cloth,
but then again, once the cloth has gone down and is looking all natural it takes on a new kind of cool looking [smile]

either way the whole thing is looking cool [smile]

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yeah got to agree with paul about covering so much of it up ... loving the idea and the shed looks incredible 
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Wow, a long time since last update, finally got back at it after a vacation and subsequent loss of mojo.

The ground was plaster of paris mixed with celluclay to add some texture.


after this dried for about a week I painted it with a dark brown craft paint to prevent the white showing thru if I missed some spots with the ground cover (which if you look closely you can see I did). The dirt is soil from my backyard sifted out, dried very well in the oven and mixed 1:1 with a sandy colored grout, that was sprinkled on top of the groundform after painting it with thinned PVA. Once that was dry I soaked it in the dried PVA and let it dry for a couple of days.
You will also notice the Tamiya Schwimmwagen, I was going to order some GI's with motorcycles but found this in my stash so in the interest of saving a few bucks, I will have a couple of German reconnaissance soldiers checking out the abandoned tank instead.


next time I will grind up the dirt a bit more but this will mainly be covered with grass so I was not too worried about it looking too rough, this would not work for a dirt road I think...
Then some static grass tufts to start with

Followed by static grass application. This is a couple different lengths and colors mixed together I am using Silflor grass and a generic applicator from ebay.


After the grass went down I sprinkled in some Fine Turf from Woodland Scenics to blend the ground and grass together. Once the glue is dry I will spray the whole thing with the thinned PVA again to lock it all in.

Thanks for looking!


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Great work! The grass looks fantastic have to try Silflor if I can get hold of that brand here in Sweden. What are the lenght of the fibres you used?
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this is looking ace so far, good work !! [smile]
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Thanks, Guys!!

Daniel, this was 4 and 6mm with some 10mm tufts, unfortunately most static grass is intended for model RR so it's a bit too short. I think there is a mix of late summer and autumn colors here. There are other manufacturers but Silflor was the best value and cheapest to ship for me in the US. 

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Daniel, this was 4 and 6mm with some 10mm tufts, unfortunately most static grass is intended for model RR so it's a bit too short. I think there is a mix of late summer and autumn colors here. There are other manufacturers but Silflor was the best value and cheapest to ship for me in the US. 


Thanks, I will have to do some research about the subject. The grass I use now are from woodland scenics and as you say too short about 2mm, I then try to do some variations with their field grass cut to different lengths which work fine for tufts, but not for bigger areas.

Looking forward to your next update!

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Looking great, very realistic!
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Thanks Dan and Fabian!

I did some work on the trees sagebrush and woodland scenics clump foliage reasonalbly happy although they could be better, I'm still working on my tree techinque. The ground scatter is leaves and bark that I put into a blender.

I got the color on the tarp also this still needs drybrushed and dusted up but the color is finally there, several coats of very thinned paint in IPA.


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