never done anything like this sort of kit before so the whole thing will be a learning curve
comes with lots of bits thats not needed.....no doubt for other kits in the range sharing common sprues
one tip ive read about these is to fill the base with something like plaster to stop it flexing,....used a whole 500g box!
cut the bits out of the sheet, sanded them flat and before gluing the halves together ive added some tabs, figured it would help keeping everything lined up
current plan is that this will get plenty of grime, mud and grass..............still got a grassinator to make yet!
Ive built this before really nice and. also them spare bit will do as junk on your dio
im looking forward to seeing how you get on with this,
first idea was a Pak 36 with crew behind some sand bags with a few combat troops around but someone else is doingsomething very similar so thats a non starter
im now toying with a Panther and some troops.............or maybe a Mobilwagen in action....if i had some German troops 'in transit' id do a Marder.............but we shall see
i really am making this up as i go along....got no idea what im doing lol.....ignore the colours at the moment, as i will explain, they are basically undercoats
the base didnt have enough texture to it so i mixed up some pva with fine rock granules and splodged it on to rough it up
its been painted brown but since ive covered with a slurry wash made with various MiG mud pigments.................the green will be covered with 'grass' once i make a grassinator
the building still needs the stone bits painting, then i will try some colour variation, then lots of washes and stuff to tone it all down
Spud wrote:Paint oil over the painted parts and rub it off to stain the walls it works really well. i used raw umber on mine.
ta for the tip......not sure wether to do that before or after a dark wash over all to bring out the nooks n crannies
a good way to speed this up is to get some cardboard from a shipping box the thick kind put the oil on that and let the oil soak into the card. let it for about 30 mins or more and you will see the oil soak into the card,
This speeds up the drying on oils. You can also make a wash from the umber for the nooks but do that once you have finished the staining process
i will honestly admit although im enjoying this i am struggling.....can not get the look im after
i used MiG mud pigments and got it just right, decided to try giving it a waft of matt varnish to hold it in place.......big mistake!......the pigments went white!!....so had to do more mud washes over the top and just not managed to get the same look i had before
first job tomorrow will be to try the grassinator on the green bit at the front so im thinking of adding some to the centre of the muddy bit
the building has had numerous dark washes followed by some white dry brushing to add highlights.....but it still dosnt look how i envisioned it...the door is actually a pale blue grubbied up lol, looks white from here......added 'glass' to the windows.....was doing some laminating at work and realised the off cuts would make some great glass if i added some cracks and bullet holes............still got some shutters to add when the building bit does get attached to the base
i tip my hat to those of you that can make this kits work, got to be one of the hardest things ive ever done...............even tho im enjoying making it all up as i go along lol
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