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A couple of photos

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:23 pm
by Gjalp
Hi everyone, have been lurking here for a while and thought I better actually show something I’ve done! Here are 2 pics from my gaming collection, both are Armourfast kits. First is a StuG III in a sort of 3 patter camo and the other is a re-paint of a PzIII with short barrel. Crits and comments welcome

Re: A couple of photos

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:33 pm
by Armourfast-Colin
Nice - whilst I appreciate kits that look immaculate, I also like to see ones that look as though they've been "around the block" a few times & yours certainly does that, 'though only the PzIII photo appears to have come through
Cheers
Colin

Re: A couple of photos

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:29 pm
by Gjalp
Hi, it would appear that way......I clicked both images but only the PzIII. Will upload that one later. I too am a fan of weathered vehicles, only downside to 72nd is that it can look overdone......like some of my earlier attempts :) I was playing with the airbrush on this, free handing the green camo lines.....it sort of worked :) Pigments (Secret Weapon pigments), are used on the lower hull.

Slainte,
Andy

Re: A couple of photos

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:32 pm
by Gjalp
Here is the StuG III.....finally.
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Re: A couple of photos

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:45 pm
by Armourfast-Colin
Apologies for how long it took to approve these - been working away

Re: A couple of photos

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:05 pm
by Gjalp
No worries Collin, have been studying for a diploma so understand about time 😉 Guess you haven’t painted anything lately for us to see?

Re: A couple of photos

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:29 pm
by Armourfast-Colin
Actually, I've a Stug Battalion (1:1 scale :D ) as well as some Pz IVs & IIIs all undercoated on the bench at the moment for when I can spend some time doing the camo, basing, etc, also got Achilles, T34s & SUs all still in kit form #TooMuchToDo :lol:
But next time I'm down at our wargaming building (where most of my stuff is now stored), I'll take a few photos & see if I can put them up so that you can see my attempts :-)
Cheers
Colin

Re: A couple of photos

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:23 pm
by Gjalp
Hi Colin, would love to see what you have! Am thinking of getting some more tanks to add to my collection so I can add more interest to the Tanks! rules. Need to make more scenery as well. Do you use much scenery for your games?

Re: A couple of photos

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:09 pm
by Armourfast-Colin
Hi,
Yes, plenty of scenery - trees, buildings, walls, hills, etc.

For buildings, we used some old "Hovel's" resin buildings for when they've taken a few artillery or bomb hits , but start with Armourfast ones. So first major hit, roof comes off, second major hit, building gets replaced with Hovel's one. I've "bulked" the Armourfast houses up with a mix of PVA, Brown paint & sand (collected personally from the Normandy beaches) & when that was dry, a couple of coats of lighter & lighter heavy dry brushing. Some of the Armourfast houses have been modified for larger window spaces, etc, as different styles of shops, etc.

Trees sometimes supplemented with silver birch twigs (still "tree-shape") covered in florist's moss - which is also used as "scatter" for bushes, etc. If you need a lot, don't get your moss from model shops, buy in bulk from florist wholesalers - get a lot more for your money

Hedgerows are cut up lengths of coir matting - have some 10-12mm high for "normal" hedges & some 20-25mm for Bocage - cut wider & with trees stuck into it looks reasonably effective. (we're in the process of making some raised fields with embankments which will then give impression of sunken roads)

Coir matting cut into square or rectangular sections do as fields of groping crops

For walls, in addition to commercially bought items, got some thick plasticard (3mm & 5mm) & cut into lengths (6" & 12") & 3 heights - 1", 1.5" & 2" (to represent 6', 10' & 12' walls), again covered in either sand/PVA mix or embossed plasticard, & then painted brown, mid sand & light sand drybrushing for walls around Normandy villages

For barbed wire we use sealing wire as the extra wrap gives a nice impression of barbs

Hills are mainly commercially made ones.

All of which sit on either commercially made terrain tiles or a felt cloth.

Cheers
Colin