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Offline von Lucky

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #300 on: February 23, 2019, 09:20:26 PM »
Agree - I see many sessions with brown ink washes in your future lol
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Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #301 on: February 23, 2019, 09:27:34 PM »
Agree - I see many sessions with brown ink washes in your future lol


Red barrels, green barrels, blue barrels... all of them rusty! What was I thinking...

Offline von Lucky

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #302 on: February 23, 2019, 10:15:22 PM »
I would paint them all white, paint some as that faded blue and/or red and then go to town with a brown wash. The wash you can do 3-4 times, allowing some barrels only to be done once, twice, three or even four times. This will allow a variation in colour (remembering to let each wash to fully dry).

Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #303 on: February 24, 2019, 11:26:26 AM »
This will be the closest thing to a diorama I've done, vehicle bases and the odd building are the largest so far.
Hopefully all part of the learning curve that will one day be a load of 4 x 6' boards...

Got some primer down





Should also get around to finishing off the Paradak



Offline von Lucky

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #304 on: February 25, 2019, 10:29:01 AM »
Looks promising 👍

Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #305 on: February 26, 2019, 10:00:00 PM »
Got a bit more done; made some grass tufts and painted the barrels.








Offline von Lucky

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #306 on: February 27, 2019, 09:50:24 AM »
Looks good - you want to keep it simple to act as a backdrop for the vehicles/miniatures.

Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #307 on: February 27, 2019, 01:55:20 PM »
Nearly done with this; chicken wire and tarmac weathering...




Offline juergen c. olk

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #308 on: February 27, 2019, 09:35:26 PM »
AshleY ,you have outdone yourself..A masterpiece !  That;s a lot of barrels to paint.

Offline von Lucky

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #309 on: February 28, 2019, 12:43:35 PM »
The drums in particular look spot on.

Offline sundayhero

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #310 on: February 28, 2019, 06:10:01 PM »
everything looks really good, good job

Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #311 on: March 01, 2019, 02:44:17 PM »
I found some thing that may work for the wire mesh, got glue drying will post a pic once it's decided to not fall appart...

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #312 on: March 02, 2019, 10:08:28 PM »
Inspiring stuff! And you make the grass tufts yourself, Ash?  :o Cool!

I really like this thread, informative, good pictures and good advice, as well as inspiration!
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Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #313 on: March 03, 2019, 10:12:29 AM »
Cheers all for the feedback.

Got the netting up, will need to trim some of it and think about how to weather it a bit...






@FreakyFenton:  I could never get any great continuity in the tufts I found online, always a different mix of colours; so i bought some 4mm 'dead grass' & 6mm 'straw coloured grass' and had a go at tufts and also putting some down direct on the base. I was surprised at how hefty a shock a battery opperated static applicator could deliver when handelled badly..!

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: 20mm Rhodesians
« Reply #314 on: March 04, 2019, 01:45:55 AM »
Hrm, fair enough! Always prioritize work safety though!  ;)

The board looks nice though, who makes the netting?

 

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