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Bob_Mackenzie
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:46 pm    Post subject: M3 Painting Tutorial Reply with quote

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Fantastic work Bob, would love to see a how to from you someday. Like your style very much.


Gents

For Podette and Bob who asked, a painting tutorial - though I think there are others on the forum who do it better than I do...

Starts like this




Steps 1 & 2



Paint green: my fave is Humbrol 86. Paint the stowage black. Paint the suspension black


Step 3



semi-dry bush mud over the suspension & lower hull. Humbrol 29


Step 4



Line around the detail. This is somewhere between lining and a pin wash. Can't give a mixing ratio as I mix on the tin lid as I go and in some areas I go darker than others. It's a bit of an art rather than a science. Personally I can't get the same effect with acylic or ink, needs to be enemal, I find there is more control over dilution and the mix stays liquid longer, acrylics dry too quickly

Use a very fine 0000 sable brush with a wickedly fine point for best results

The lining is the most time consuming part - depending on the level of detail, and how much I coose to "go-over" the suspension this can take 15-30mins

On the M3 I got the black where I wanted it, on this M24 I cocked it up, but thats not unusual.




Step 5

In the event of a cock-up with the black use a semi-dry brush with the base colour over the worse bits to tidy it up. It doesn't have to be perfect as the later light dry brusch will also serve to fix the problem





Step 6



Semi-dry brush the stowage. I use an assortment of colours to give the finished vehicle some variety



Step 7



Overall drybrush, I use radome tan 148. Go over the stowage too. Its impossible to drybrush properly with acrylic - it dries too fast and the consistancy just isn't right for it.

When you start drybrush along the major edges, then across the detail.

Need a bush with long-ish medium stifness bristles. I use this (if it helps)




Step 8



Drybrush mud - I use Humbrol Flesh


Step 9



Paint straps and other small details like the tools. I tend to go for contrast rather than realism.



Step 10



Run dilute black down the outsides of the straps



DONE!




Ive added some crew (SHQ & MMS) and bunged a star on the bonnet. Use Humbrol Decal fluid before putting on the transfer, and after to get the transfer to sit propery.

Use Humbrol Matt Varnish over the transfers for durabilty and to kill the sheen. You don't need to varnish the entire model as its painted with enamel Smile


Hope this was on interest


Cheers

Bob
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was indeed of interest! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool bob thanks ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's a good posting when I find myself going over and over it. One thing when adding dust/mud I've done is wet on wet with the dust etc. applied as the overall main color gets it's final application, the weathering heavily blended in its areas(blend little globs to tour hearts content), then kind of drybrushed while its fresh and damp where it would be more built up. Just thinking as I write this ( if I'm not totally in my pipes) that wet on wet would aide the application of acrylics as they would not be applied dry.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Cool Bob, very cool. Like the colours and techniques you use. Thanks for taking the trouble.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work Bob and also well done for taking the trouble!

rob. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool paint guide Bob Wink Surprised

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick note folks

The pics for this are hosted on XS.to - and thats not permanent, they are deleted after a month is no-one looks at them

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice tutorial Bob, thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Bryce Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the Corgi M8 in this picture in a very similar way:


I oversprayed the vehicle black and then did a series of drybrushes with Vallejo colors starting with American Dark Green, then Russian Uniform Green, then Khaki, then one or two light dust colors.

I still have to weather the wheels and add crew and decals.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good tutorial well done mate Very Happy Dougie.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The M8 looks good Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The M3 looks great Bob. You should use less flash photos, it gives a better impression of the painting. Flash is so harsh.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm maybe I will try a couple without next time
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