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Offline Elladan

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Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« on: September 30, 2011, 09:39:56 PM »
Hello,

I found an interesting and inspiring post in this forum about some beautiful repaints of different diecast models some weeks ago. Highly motivated I intended to give it a try for myself. I remembered some diecast cars I had bought from ebay and that were still waiting somewhere in my basement. There scale is 1:43 and I intended to use them with my Dark Future miniatures and terrain. For my Dark Future project I decided to use this slightly bigger scale because I already own some APCs in this scale (diecastmodels from Schuco Milirary Series) and because the supply with modern cars is much better than in 1:56 or 1:64.

The miniatures in some of the following pictures are Future Wariorros from Marc Copplestone (now em4) and a converted Red Block soldier from Rackham.


The first repainted model is a cabriolet. I decided to finish the model as a wreck.

So I started with some minor conversions. I drilled out the head lamps with a Proxxon, heated the tyres with a lighter, pressed the car on the floor to achieve flat tyres and drilled two bulletholes in the chassis. I also drilled two bulletholes and scribed lots of cracks  into the windscreen with a sharp knife.
As a good basis for the weathering I sprayed the model with a flatt varnish (Lukas).   Otherwise the following washes wouldn't stick to the lacquer of the diecast model. Sadly this ruins the effect of the cracks in the windscreen. Next time I have to mask the screen before this step. With my PROXXON I milled the scratches to the right side of the model.
The seats were painted with a dark red acrylic color. Next were some washings with a (partially thinned down) darkbroun ink (Devlan Mud from GW). There had no details to be painted seperatly. The rusty area around the scratches had been done with differnt tones of dry pigments and pigmentfixer from MIG. The dusty effekt had been done with an old brush and the use of different shades of dry pigments.









The second repainted model is a picup in 1:43. This model too has only to be weathered as I liked the white color.

 

No conversions had bee done with this model. I used the same techniques for painting and weathering as described for the cabriolet. The only thing different was the painting of the smal rusty areas. They had been hanbdpainted with darkbrown acrylic color.












The third repainted model is a three wheeler in 1:43. I dismantled the model for easyer painting. The following picture shows this stage.


This model has been completly repainted and heavy weathered.

The following little conversions had been done:
-  I removed the wooden planks from the truck bed
 - I scribed lots of cracks  into the windscreen with a sharp knife
-  I heated the tyres with a lighter and pressed the car on the floor to achieve flat tyres.
 - I added two damaged barrels and a piece of chain

After priming the whole piece in a reddish dark brown with a spray can I applied different dry pigments in rust colors and used the Pigmentfixer from MIG to fix them. I also added a coat of flatt varnish (Lukas) to seal the pigments even more.
I coverd the windows, the number plates and a good part of the rearward car body with liquid Latex. Then I applied a layer of hair spray and added salt as long as the surface was still wett. After drying I applied a second layer of paint. Again I used a spraycan - this time a middle grey.
After the drying of the color I removed the latex with the color on top by careful rubbing. Then I used a tough brush and water to remove the salt and parts of the color. The water solve the hairspray and the color on top striped off in very realistic patches.
The details on the car body had been painted with black (windscreen wipers and rims), brown and orange (rusty chain). The interior of the car was painted seperatly in matching colors.
Next was a washing with a darkbrown ink (Devlan Mud from GW).
The rusty patches got some different shades of dark broun, burnt sienna and orange pigments for more variety in color tones. The pigments were applied either wet with pigmentfixer or dry.
The marks from the burning barrels and wheels had been acchieved by the use of black and white dry pigments.

The finished result can be seen in the following pictures:









And some detailshots:












Much more pictures of this and many other projects of mine can be found on my homepage
http://www.elladan.de/

I hope I could inspire or help some of you.

Ciao

Elmar
« Last Edit: September 30, 2011, 09:44:00 PM by Elladan »
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Offline joroas

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 09:44:53 PM »
Nice work, but something tells me that you didn't work on the series "Pimp My Ride".  :D
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Offline Bugsda

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 10:52:58 PM »
The weathering on the three wheeler is amazing  8)
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Offline ConfusedDad

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 05:54:28 AM »
Wow, great work!  :o I'm going to have to try some of those techniques.
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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 08:20:38 AM »
That's fab!
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Offline YIU

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 08:42:47 AM »
They are so realistic, that's amazing.
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Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011, 09:27:29 AM »
WOW :-* :-* :-*
That three wheeler is stunning. So realistic :o

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011, 11:28:14 AM »
 :-* :-* :-*

Amazing! Just how I wanted my own stuff to look!

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011, 10:27:38 PM »
Excellent work, they really look the part.
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Offline Dr Mathias

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011, 10:30:57 PM »
Impressive rust effects... that three-wheeler is sweet. Really nice work, which I shall steal.  ;)
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Offline Papa Spanky

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 10:37:44 PM »
Very nice effects, sir! I had the exact same windshield problem on one of my own cars, the fix i found was to ink the windshield.

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 10:39:03 PM »
fab stuff. have to echo every ones comments. the three wheeler is sublime. WOW
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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2011, 02:10:07 AM »
WOW,
what more to say that hasn't been said.

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Offline Mason

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2011, 02:33:32 PM »
 :o :o :o

Great weathering effects on all, but that three wheeler is something else!

Would have been seriously tempted to give it a yellow paint-job, though.

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Offline Elladan

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Re: Repaint of some diecast cars in 1:43 for my Dark Future project
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2011, 07:38:48 PM »
Hello,

thank you very much for the interest and the kind comments.

I would be very happy if I gave some of you the motivation and/or inspiration to do something simillar.

Ciao

Elmar
http://www.elladan.de/

PS:
Next vehicle to paint will be the weathering of a converted Red Block Walker from AT-43 http://www.elladan.de/049%20East%20Block%20Walkers/049.htm or a repaint of an APC for my East Block Future Warriors http://www.elladan.de/042%20East%20Block%20Future%20Warrors/042.htm.

 

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