Author Topic: Centurion AA (Rapier) - Done  (Read 1092 times)

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2023, 04:07:54 PM »
And we are back. Nice week away in hot and humid Cairns, but also 5 hours at the Australian Armour and Artillery museum  :D :D

So today a full session back at the desk on the Centurion

First up a very quick primer coat to look for and indeed find issues


So then to Colour scheme. Started with a primer version of Bronze Green. With the early 70's time frame, it did not really fit


So to Nato Green and Black. Missile fitted to check colour contrast. I think it needs to be bit greener. Fixed in the next release


A couple more images before we get some decals and weathering underway




Certainly on the downhill slide now
« Last Edit: March 13, 2023, 04:26:53 PM by Buzzbomb »

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2023, 08:30:52 PM »
Nicely done!

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2023, 08:33:41 PM »
Camo came out great.

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2023, 09:24:41 PM »
Nice effect with the heat rust on the exhaust cover & the camo works nicely.

Rapiers do seem to have come in a range of greens over the years;







Australian ones, too:



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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2023, 06:51:18 PM »
Almost there..Paint and decals done and started the weathering,  but the photos have shown up some howlers, like tide marks. These will have to be fixed.
Perhaps it does not look so bad on the model, but the camera lens does not have rose coloured glasses on ;)

So a few images anyway with where we are at... bloopers and all


As a nod to the Crusader AA tank, I used the Skyraker decal


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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2023, 07:59:21 PM »
I wouldn't call them "bloopers", more "minor glitches". ;)

Looks very good, BT. Very good indeed! :smiley: :smiley:



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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2023, 11:08:38 PM »
Great work! A combo I would not have thought of.

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2023, 01:01:16 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2023, 01:42:38 AM »
I think it looks great! Some creative weathering should be able to make the tide marks look like they belong on the tank.

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2023, 02:27:55 AM »
Convincing RW conversion.  Color scheme & weathering are right on.   :smiley:

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier)
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2023, 05:31:28 PM »
Ok happier now :D

Quick resquirt of paint over some problematic bits,  whip out the weathering oils and now calling this done





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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier) - Done
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2023, 08:01:21 PM »
Terrific job!

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier) - Done
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2023, 08:12:24 PM »
OK, I can see where you've cleaned some stuff up but I still don't think it looked that bad. ;)

What I said earlier still holds true. 8) :smiley:
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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier) - Done
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2023, 04:19:07 AM »
Convincing down to red fire extinguisher  :smiley:

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier) - Done
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2023, 08:31:43 AM »
Convincing down to red fire extinguisher  :smiley:

Yep! That is a beautiful build of an excellent concept  :smiley:
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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier) - Done
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2023, 08:21:13 PM »
Awesome from start to finish!

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier) - Done
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2023, 12:25:02 PM »
Well done all around!
I canít help thinking how that would look with a 25 or 30mm gun for ground defense and low flying aircraft. I a few tank hulls laying around. Might have to play with that.

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier) - Done
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2023, 01:26:44 PM »
Beautifully done and great paint job and detailing!

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Re: Centurion AA (Rapier) - Done
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2023, 01:46:33 AM »
Looks like a BAE factory model.