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Brundledonk

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It looks great Christian ! The lights look amazing, and lovely clean crisp work as always. Clever use of Velcro tape to hold the battery in place too.
I am very envious of your workspace ! So well organised and tidy, I wish mine was lol !

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OMG its fantastic. the lights are worth every drop of blood you shed to arrange to have them! just seeing the primer makes me grin really big. go Christian, GO!!!
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Wow. Lighting looks stunning. hope to see more soon.
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Thanks for comments guys! All appreciated!
Today update is purely about spraying and modulation techniques. After successful priming my BTR rest for 48h. Determining colours was not an easy task (and non of the photos submitted today will reflect what I've achieved... unless take my model outdoor and photograph it with natural light). After debating around old photographs and asking myself which colour shame I should tackle, decided to stick with original Trumpeter instruction and their suggestions. Here is a scan of their idea...
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My decision was simple - camo variant. Although pure green is more popular around this side of europe, three colour variant seems to be more challenging and give an interesting look. Started with pre-shading whole belly. Simply used black paint and tried to imagine where natural shadows could + couple of extra just to give some interesting contrast later on.

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First sprayed layers of main colour - which is darker green. Started with underbody mixing 081(Tank Ochre) and 057(Black) from Vallejo. Proportions was around 8/3 and then slowly started to build gradient to lighter, till I get just pure 081 around risen elements. In general as you can see there is a lot of dark areas - but that's ok since this areas should be dirty and covered in shadows. After satisfying results, waited 24h. Vallejo paints are very fragile and playing with them too early results some heavy chipping so proper cure is needed (I had to put my model onto fresh painted belly, that's why had to wait)

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Anyway - then I've started to play with main colours. Again started to spray with darker colour (081) mixed with a bit lighter shade (010 Interior Green) on side skirts, and gently moved a bit higher till I get flat surfaces of upper hull. Then I've decide to switch to 010 and later added a bit of spark with Light Green (006) Sprayed that way entire top surfaces where hatches are - have a look at pics.

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Final touches like those gentle highlights was painted with an drop of white into already mixed 006 with 010 (top and side edges of hatches)

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Overall I'm happy how it turned - it was an great experience (so much change after that extremely difficult black modulation I did for F-117). Whole process took around 3h and I was spraying in one go, paints dry in between reloading my airbrush (thanks Vallejo!).

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Those steps was to properly cure and then varnish entire body with two layers of Winsor & Newton Gloss UV. Each layer was sprayed separately and each cured for 24h. Simply had an very nasty accidents with Tamiya masking tape previously. This time couldn't afford for any error (tape ripping my fresh paint will be an disaster). Anyway - started to work very closely with Trumpeter camouflage pattern.

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As an masking medium used very popular Blue-Tack. Simply rolled thin long sausages and place them in planed way onto my model. Used fingers to get initial connection then finished with shaping stick.
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Step by step camouflage started to get proper shape... Space in-between was filled with Tamiya masking tape.

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4h later I've finished - very complex shape looks ok - hope it was worth all effort....
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Next step - spraying. Just before blasted my colours, entire area was sprayed with chipping fluid from Ammo. Started with 075 Ivory Sand and blasted it over whole model. This colour covers all previous shadows entirely, so next step was to mix it with 010 Light Green and 251 Nato Black. Essentially build some post-shading areas here and there. Final step involve some 006 mixed with 075, so entire camouflage got a bit of vibrance.

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After 30 minutes decide to take all tapes and blue-tac (my room is fairly hot and didn't want to get any reaction between masking and paint underneath. Unwrapping took an good hour :-)

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So this is it... next step will involve brush, cocktail stick and water - have to reactivate chipping fluid and give a bit of scratches to my amphibia. And then the masking process will repeat so dark grey colour join as an second camouflage colour. Stay tuned, hope for update this week.

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Good to see some more progress Christian ! Very meticulous attention to detail as always, the camouflage came out perfectly mate ! It will look great with all the colours on and with with the chipping. The photoetch on the hull really adds finesse to everything, I reckon this project is going to be a bit epic when it's finished ! I am always amazed how clean and tidy your work area is, mine is looking like a post apocalyptic nightmare at the moment lol !

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Looks awesome Christian!
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Coming on amazingly. Great work.
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Thanks for respond guys!
Tonight started to build some scratches and dents... have a look...
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And after 2h here we have - finished first layer of camouflage.
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Currently waiting for clear varnish to cure properly and tomorrow will add final grey camo.

cheers and thanks for watching
Christian



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all that work is great. the PE work has paid off in spades as the kit looks really really sharp in just the green. the camo will add a lot as well as the chipping work. hope my tank turns out a fraction that nice!
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Looks great Christian. Nearly at the final reveal?

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Hi Guys
Thanks for comments! Always glad to read it!

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It's a long way ahead... second layer of camo, then scratching, then painting manually dents and chips,filters, washes, grime, rust, fuel stains, dusting, pigments... not to mention layers of varnish in between... :-) and oils (almost forgot) those works will carry one till the end of June... if everything goes according to plan :-) :-) :-)

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Sorry for underestimating what work you have left Christian. I should have known that just because a model looks nearly finished usually means there is heaps of "finishing" to do!!!!


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That's a stunning piece of work Christian.
Great effect getting better and better.

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I am no lover of the army, but this model caught my attention, I will follow up with next steps
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Hi Guys
Thanks for kind comments - I'm glad that you like it. Last night finished first layers of pin wash and applied decals. All goes smooth so not much to report. Short explanation to darkness of the photographs. Had to cover my main light source and shoot the model in very low light conditions. Otherwise there will be so much flash generated by gloss coat it will be extremely difficult to see anything. Hope you will understand. 

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Next step - painting camouflage on the main turret tower (hope to finish this element around weekend)

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