D Day Sherman in the bocage

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Re: D Day Sherman in the bocage

Postby Spud » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:16 pm

Very nice Leo
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Re: D Day Sherman in the bocage

Postby BrIAN332 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:15 pm

Wow just catching up with this one, great work there Leo and great reference as always, love all the stowage on the rear of the tank, looking forward to seeing the dio in the bocage :DX

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Re: D Day Sherman in the bocage

Postby martay » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:31 am

Thats a real beaut of a job Leo, the additions look great, espech the hedge cutters. Really wanna see how you do the bocage, looking forward to seeing the rest, your flying through it man :D
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Re: D Day Sherman in the bocage

Postby vw8243 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:18 pm

Thanks Lads
got some paint on typical no juice in the camera when painting so no pics of the earlier stages , all that went on was tami matt black for under coat then tami xf 62 olive drab as a pree shade around the hatches, tarp ,stowage edges , i then lightened the od with tami xf60 dark yellow and gave a light coat of that all over ,and lightened it again for exposed and large areas.
the sand bags were painted tami earth and then brush painted with vellejo colors not finished yet.

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Re: D Day Sherman in the bocage

Postby Spud » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:26 pm

looking good leo
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Re: D Day Sherman in the bocage

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:31 pm

Very nicely done Leo & great to learn some intersting history behind it.
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Re: D Day Sherman in the bocage

Postby vw8243 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:07 pm

Thanks again Lads .
Got all me stowage painted ,can get a move on again now with the wheels and tracks and do the final weathering once all painted.
Decals , now im hoping to just have one largeish white star on the turret for air recognition and a few small numbers here and there ,now im not putting any stars on the hull or turret sides as its belived that the Germans were using them to target, the one on the roof is gona be a git [smilie=pdt_nunu.gif] .
anyway some pics to date.

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Re: D Day Sherman in the bocage

Postby Spud » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:58 pm

Very nice Leo. the rear deck looks sweet
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Re: D Day Sherman in the bocage

Postby Vinny » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:33 am

Quality! All the details look fantastic Leo. I love how busy it all is and you've really made the detailing pop with the washes and so on. Those sandbags have really come to life with the texture highlighted.

Brilliant work so far!
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Re: D Day Sherman in the bocage

Postby vw8243 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:54 pm

hi all
got on the decal on the turret roof a lot easier than expected BUT some of it broke away, was a decal from the spares box i think maybe ital , now the question is is there any way of filling in the white thats missing with something that wont go mankie once i put any white-spirit or the likes on for washes ,
not worried about this one as i can get away with wear and tear , more for future ref,i know you fly boys come across a lot a probs with decals
any help much'o appreciated . ;)
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