Genessis-Models

Genessis Models Survey

 

 

Genessis-Models
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 2 of 4      Prev   1   2   3   4   Next
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,832
Reply with quote  #16 
Since I didn't have two headlights, but only one, I decided to make a small bracket and mount it on the passenger side of the car. I may as well have been working with PE this time, I mean c'mon, that's tiny!



And then I filled the old headlight holes with stretched sprue and sanded it down flush. No filler needed. Pete, the googly eyes worked so well for the lense that I will be investing in a small bag of random sizes and adding them to my stash of regular supplies!



Look at that tiny little bit of awesome!  [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]

Edit:

The window frame is coming along nicely. I now have the sides on.  [smile]
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,489
Reply with quote  #17 
that is really turning out cool. all the elements add more and more to the concept idea.great work and everyone is really enjoying the build! thanks for sharing!
__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,832
Reply with quote  #18 
Thank you Ted.  [smile]  I think I'm enjoying it most lol.



I've almost got it all sorted out finally. The windshield is almost done and it is masked. It was a tough job getting my fabrication to line up with the top, but I got it fixed in the end. Not too tall, not too short, and sitting at the correct angle. I just have to craft up some wiper blades and motors then she should be ready for primer.
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,832
Reply with quote  #19 
Managed to get some primer on it.



Then I slopped down the camo colors.



Unfortunately I found out the hard way that none of the paint is completely dry yet. As I was feathering the lines between the colors I started moving the primer around and exposing the plastic. So I'm going to have to wait another day and try again.

No biggie. I want this to turn out really well so I will wait.  [smile]
0
Brundledonk

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 6,256
Reply with quote  #20 
It's looking great with some colour on it Mike, those wheels look so cool on it ! The bracket for the light is some serious micro surgery too mate, top stuff !

Pete
0
kennymc0

Avatar / Picture

Squadron Leader
Registered:
Posts: 1,171
Reply with quote  #21 
It's looking great. Miss the eyes though. Added that little somethin' extra.

Kenny

__________________
-Kenny

Current Builds:
1/48 Revell B-25J Mitchell
My Figures
1/48 Tamiya P-47M Thunderbolt
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,832
Reply with quote  #22 
I finally got to the next step after slopping some color on it. I faded the colors into each other by dry brushing.




Then I decided to try the sponge technique for some interesting contrast to the typical three color pattern.



Starting with the Panzer Gelb which was thinned to 50% and following that up with Dunkle Grun and My own mix for the red-brown. Ending up with.... Ta da!



Once I seal this up with some Matte I will move on to the other bits and then gloss and decals. Then the oh-so-fun part of weathering.

That's it for now. Thanks for the motivation guys!

-Mike
0
Gr4h4m

Avatar / Picture

Pilot Officer
Registered:
Posts: 475
Reply with quote  #23 
Yay the sponging worked well on the kubel nice job mike
Gra
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,832
Reply with quote  #24 
Thanks Graham. It looks a bit like a leafy pattern almost and it was easy to achieve. I just diluted to colors to approximately 50% and applied. The last few times I tried this I used a small brush and it doesn't turn out this good at all. So I'm looking forward to this time turning out more as it does in my head.  [smile]
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,832
Reply with quote  #25 
This is the last stopping point for a few days. I have to let all the paint cure before I move on.



Worn leather Bucket Seats.

They look good in the Kubel.  [smile]



And the top has been painted, but the weathering is too subtle. I'll address that more later.



This may be the last time I get to post anything for a while. My internet access is moving out with my Mother in-law to her new home and I won't be on very often anymore unless I'm visiting her new place. Which is just around the corner fortunately.

If I don't get a chance to say so later, you guys are all professionals and it has been a pleasure working with you all. I have enjoyed all of your posts and every day I look forward to seeing something incredible and new. It has really been an honor. Thank you Gents, you are the best.

-Mike
0
Brundledonk

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 6,256
Reply with quote  #26 
Looks really cool Mike ! I hope you are able to still get on here regularly,I have enjoyed your work too mate and it's been nice having you around here fella ! Hope you are back soon

Pete
0
srp71

Flight Lieutenant
Registered:
Posts: 959
Reply with quote  #27 
Brilliant build Mike. Lovely color effect. 
__________________
Best Wishes. Simon.(srp71)
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,832
Reply with quote  #28 
I will be on rarely, but I will still be on. Today is likely the last day of my fee access. 

On another note; I am taking pics of the mudding method I use with the baking soda and water-glue mix. Adding a little more clarity to the cheapest way to make mud for your vehicles just using common items around the house. Minus actual dirt anyways. I will be posting those later after the final bit of it dries.
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,832
Reply with quote  #29 
Okay guys, here's a little how to for my method of making mud.

To prepare for this you need water, Elmer's white Glue or Glue-All, Baking Soda, a bottle to hold the wash, and Brush.

1. Start by mixing up the Water and the White Glue at a 1:1 ratio. The correct consistency will be a thin Soup. At this time you can add Acrylic paints to Tone or Color your basic mud slurry. Personally I find this adds a little more veriety to the finished effects.

2. Apply the mixture to the area you wish to cover in mud generously and (depending on the size of the part) either dip the part in a bowl of Baking Soda or sprinkle it onto the area. As you are doing so use the brush to drip more of the solution (Glue and Water) onto the part or area to get a thick mixture of "MUD". If it is not thick enough simply add more Baking Soda till you get the desired effect that you want.

Here I have slopped on the Mud. This is what you should be seeing. Don't worry about getting where you don't want it. As it is drying you can easily remove it with even a soft brush. As it dries it will become harder and then removing it will require you to just scrape it off with something a bit harder such as a hobby knife or a Cocktail Stick. Either way, it's not hard to remove it.



As the mud dries it will become lighter and lighter and this is why you may choose to add a toner to it in the beginning.



As you can see here the mud is almost completely dry. At this point approximately 45 minutes has passed.



And this is completely dry after 2 hours time. Something close to this is what you can expect. Unless you go with a super dark toner, then the results will be darker, of course.



3. Once you mud has dried it is still porous and will accept any washes or stains you wish to use on it. In my example below I have added two washes, one is a darker wash for the typical oil/grease stained dirt that happens on leaky vehicles. The lighter is for regular damp Mud. I also used a dark rusty wash for the mufflers and exhaust pipes.



4. After your stains/washes have dried you can simply dry brush (I chose Armor Sand) and highlight the raised bits and chunks with a lighter color and, bingo, you have a precision controlled mud effect under your vehicle. You can make it as dry or as wet looking as you desire. It's simply a matter of personal taste.





5. After all this work you should seal it all up with a clear coat of paint. You don't want the mud picking up additional stains or colors it shouldn't have, or maybe you do.

This is one way of using this mix. Another is that once it dries you can just paint it. This method can also be alternatively used with no toners at all to replicate slushy snow. This is how I learned of this method originally. After playing with it I discovered I could use it for mud as well.

I hope this info will be handy for other armor modellers and modellers in general. I pass it on to all of you and don't be afraid, its a very forgiving method and lends itself to many applications. Have fun, experiment, and make cool stuff!

-Mike
0
M.Brindos

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,832
Reply with quote  #30 
I decided to go and darken up some of the stains under the Kubel. This is always an option with this material. Even after you seal it, you can always come back.



Edit:

I've got a gloss clear on it now. Tomorrow evening I will have the decals on it. 1st SS Panzer Division, Armor Workshop Company. [wink]
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.