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Author Topic: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.124 - Krupp Protze mit farben  (Read 225855 times)

Offline Ray Rivers

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I've also just invested in an airbrush...

Taking your painting to another level, I see.  ;)

Although this will take my WW2 Western Desert / Syria collection to almost 50 vehicles and AFVs.

You're going to need a bigger board. I mean... a much bigger board.  o_o

Offline CapnJim

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That's quite the collection of vehicles so far.  So far, so good!
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Offline voltan

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Hmmm. There's only one Rubicon Valentine kit for all variants as far as I can see. You can build a II / III / IIICS / IV or V from it. But there are several guns included which aren't referenced anywhere in the actual assembly instructions. Which seems uncharacteristically incomplete for Rubicon, who are usually incredibly thorough about absolutely everything.
Ah well, no matter... I've built the version I wanted anyway :)

Had a look on their forum, sometimes have to keep chasing something down :P, there's a second kit for the IX / X / XI, the only difference is the sprue for the turret.

Anyway back to being well jelly of your painting.
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Offline Blackwolf

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Fantastic  :-*
I think you’ll pick up using an airbrush pretty quickly, then nothings going to stop you :)
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Offline NurgleHH

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Richard, it seems you want to prepare a 1:1 game for the desert. So many vehicles! I think your collection is growing to the whole german and british army of WW2.
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Offline Captain Blood

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Haha! Thanks Dirk.

Fantastic  :-*
I think you’ll pick up using an airbrush pretty quickly, then nothings going to stop you :)

Thanks Guy.
The last airbrush I had was a Humbrol one, circa 1975. It was useless. Strangely, I still have the black plastic box it came in. The box proved a lot more use than the airbrush.

I’ve now bought an Iwata airbrush and compressor. Just starting to get the hang of it. Bulk spraying is clearly easy enough. Using it for fine detail is clearly an acquired skill. But we’ll see.
The main problem is, because of the residual spray atomized into the air, I don’t really want to use it inside the house. And it’s absolutely freezing here at the moment, so I don’t really want to spend time spraying in the garage lol

Had a look on their forum, sometimes have to keep chasing something down :P, there's a second kit for the IX / X / XI, the only difference is the sprue for the turret.

Anyway back to being well jelly of your painting.

Aha. I’d completely missed that they had this other kit out for later Valentines. That explains it. Odd, they don’t seem to have made much of it. There again, the Rubicon forum seems at death’s door. Hardly anything on there nowadays. Not even all the Rubicon news  ::)

Offline carlos marighela

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They seem to have moved all such news to Mr Zuckerberg’s diabolical engine. Probably cheaper but not a great understanding of their market’s demographics.
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Offline CapnJim

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They seem to have moved all such news to Mr Zuckerberg’s diabolical engine. Probably cheaper but not a great understanding of their market’s demographics.

Right?  Count me as one who tries his utmost to avoid so-called "social" media...

Offline ARKOUDAKI

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Gosh Richard, are you still flogging this dead horse lol lol lol lol Seriously, impressed as always by your creativity! And try that Tamiya Extra Thin glue, as it is really good. The one by MigAmmo is also good. :) Keep up the great work! I expect to see your vehicle pool all painted to your usual high standard by next week, so get on with it!

Offline Redmist1122

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Whenever I see this post re-surfacing...gotta stop what I'm doing to see the latest from Captain Blood.  Your models are looking good.  I too have 2 x IPAC vehicles.  I went and 3D printed them to 1:48 scale.  This scale match all of my collection. I had a couple of extra Perry 8th Army figures and some Indian heads and mounted them similar to what you've done.
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Offline David H

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The last airbrush I had was a Humbrol one, circa 1975. It was useless. Strangely, I still have the black plastic box it came in. The box proved a lot more use than the airbrush.

I’ve now bought an Iwata airbrush and compressor.

I did exactly the same! Except mine was a Badger not Humbrol. Dreadful thing with a can that never seemed to last long enough to complete the job.
I just use my Iwata for base coating on the whole, it speeds things up.

Offline Captain Blood

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Thanks. Yes, it’s definitely a fast way of getting the basics done. A good investment I think.

Redmist - those carriers look great  :-*

Offline Axebreaker

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Excellent builds Captain and if your airbrush work looks anything like your painting they will look amazing 8)

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Offline Redmist1122

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Thanks. Yes, it’s definitely a fast way of getting the basics done. A good investment I think.

Redmist - those carriers look great  :-*

Thank you!  The pigments and weathering hide most of the 3D printed textures. Your modifications with figures are very inspiring.

Speaking of airbrushes, I use a Iwata Neo double action gravity fed from Hobby Lobby.  It's a a double action one and works like a champ!  Had it now for 6+ years.  It was cheap at Hobby Lobby when they had their 40% off coupons.  I had to replace the needle and tip twice...rookie mistakes.  Back in the day when I was little I had an 'ol school badger syphon fed...uuugh...worked but what a pain. Love my Iwata.

Offline Eclaireur

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the Rubicon forum seems at death’s door. Hardly anything on there nowadays. Not even all the Rubicon news  ::)

sorry to say the Rubicon business seems to have been hard hit by supply chain problems - everything seems to have slowed down, release wise, and large amounts of the range show as Sold Out in the webstore. Not surprisingly the forum has ebbed away because of that
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