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Offline flatpack

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2018, 09:14:23 PM »
Well worth the time and effort. Might fine sir.
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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 11:33:05 PM »
Great looking tanks!
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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2018, 10:33:48 AM »
Great work there, those look splendid  8) 8) 8)

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2018, 02:39:30 PM »
Well done. I like the fact that you have got that useful stage, somewhere between
'restoration neat' and 'my god, it still moves'

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2018, 04:35:10 PM »

 Excellent paintwork, I look forward to seeing more of your work :)

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2018, 05:17:40 PM »
Wow, fantastic weathering work!
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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2018, 10:54:25 AM »
very nice stuff indeed. I must try the warlord panzer III eventually...except without the Hover technology that kit has... lol
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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2018, 11:19:23 AM »
quite superb

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2018, 10:44:22 PM »
Thanks all for the kind words :)

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2018, 09:11:53 AM »
Sort of hate you and respect you in equal measure ;)

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2018, 12:06:47 PM »
Lovely work,

not a fan of weathering and paint chipping. The technique is awesome and its execution, but I think the excessive chipping as become a modeler common wisdom... (and it has become more and more popular after the Spanish painters school popularized it!).

In period pictures (or in pictures of current tanks on exercise) you saw much less chipping and much more dust covering (okay I just cleaned the car  lol). In Robinson book on the AMX 30 there were several pticures of French Army AMX 30B2 in 3 tone NATO camo in exercise in France. They were covered in dust so much you did not see the three colors at all!

 Chipping is seen often in non operational tanks. One thing that had made me thinking was a picture of an M1A1 in rebuilding stage on Oliver Newsome's book on that tank. The tank as been factory stripped of paint before the rebuild and quickly become covered in rust. This is a relatively controlled environments. This is the reason why chips are repainted even on the field. Rust is a constant danger.  These kind of work is another reason why maintenance units are always busy. just my thought at seeing these wonder...
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Offline chema1986

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2018, 08:48:52 AM »
thanks for the comment! And yes Arrigo, you are right, there is excess chipping in most models out there, but the look nice  to me, Indeed, chipping has substituted the old drybrushing stage in military models, now people (from what I have seen) "highlight" the raised parts with chips in a lighter colour. Apart from that, I think chipping is very effective in tanks without camouflage, like this 2 panzers in dark yellow. Without chips, they would be very monotone and boring Imho. 

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2018, 11:16:41 AM »
I am  still a believer in drybrush  :D does this mean I am old and obsolete?  lol

Jokes aside I understand what you are saying. I just did not got into chipping that much. Except on specific setting, like when a tank has two coats of paint and the most recent one is very thin or made with washable material, like some early DAK panzer simply covered with a thinned down yellowish color and then showing the dark panzer gray.

To be honest I saw chipping often in conjunction with modulation. and often from Spanish painters.  I think it is a very specific style. I also think that the fact different schools are developing it is a sign the hobby is going strong.


As an aside even monochrome tanks are never boring! Tanks cannot be boring!

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2018, 06:56:38 AM »
Simply beautiful; as to the argument for or against the “Spanish school” of weathering, I can say that even our shoddy Iltis recce cars were painted as soon as when back to garrison - but in the field, they absolutely had “that look”.

I have a photo of a new Canadian Leo from the Stampede parade and it has significant field wear.

So in summation: I support the “Spanish school”  lol
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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2018, 10:04:19 AM »
People forget that soldiers spend a lot of their time painting things, polishing things and generally maintaining them, even on active service. The turn over rate either KOed or returned to workshops, where they would be refurbished and usually repainted was quite high, and usually corresponded to the tempo of operations.

That said, the El Greco school’s aestheics are appealing and these aren’t weathered to the more egregious end of the scale. Very nice work in fact.
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