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Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #390 on: September 23, 2014, 10:47:12 AM »
last update is the Gatling tank. Again, the airbrush fought me. This was originally painted desert tan, but it looked too plain, so I painted it NATO-3 tone, but using 3 shades of brown. It looked awful. Decided to repaint it in olive drab...ran out of paint before it was done. Grabbed my remaining bottle of OD, and...it was a different colour. Repaint again. Decide that like the all-over tan, plain green was too boring. So I cut up loads of masking tape and carefully masked out a splinter cam scheme. Mixed up some new green and sprayed it on. Pulled off the masking tape, and realized I'd sprayed basically the same green again! hahah! Finally, and this is what is pictured, I mixed up some black green and soft-edged the hard edge cammo, and then some really light green and repainted to the OD for better contrast.






Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #391 on: September 23, 2014, 11:19:36 AM »
Those camos look fantastic! Well done!

Cheers,

Logan

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #392 on: September 24, 2014, 07:08:01 AM »
You really overcame those challenges and ended up with a winning paint scheme!

Outstanding!

Brian da Basher

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #393 on: September 27, 2014, 11:18:05 PM »
Great build, fantastic finish! 8)
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Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #394 on: October 25, 2014, 09:00:34 AM »
Got some decals on and a bit more weathering than I intended:





Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #395 on: October 25, 2014, 09:02:50 AM »
Also mucked this one up too:




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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #396 on: October 25, 2014, 11:03:58 PM »
Your weathering is very well done and I especially like your work on the tires which seems incredibly realistic!

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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #397 on: October 26, 2014, 12:06:13 AM »
I have to second BdB's comments ---   :)

The mud accumulation in the wheel wells, look remarkable. I see it like that on my truck after it rains as we have to drive a few miles on gravel roads where I live before we get to some paved roads ---

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #398 on: October 26, 2014, 03:59:43 AM »
I really like the way you have done the optics on both. 
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #399 on: October 26, 2014, 04:07:07 AM »




Looking at this one makes me wonder about a BTR equivalent.
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #400 on: October 26, 2014, 05:59:28 PM »
Echo all the above.
I like the way this turned out. The finish is mighty fine and the build terrfic.
I particularly like the balance and "real worldliness" of the modifications

Offline LemonJello

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #401 on: October 26, 2014, 10:05:58 PM »
SUPERB! The weathering looks so realistic. What did you do for the optics? They look awesome.

Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #402 on: October 26, 2014, 10:21:18 PM »
Cheers fellas!

The colour-shift optics are a product from AFV Club, similar to this:

They have a sticky backing which makes them easy to apply. I had to use a P&D set to get the round ones.

The lenses (blue, purple, silver) are sticky acrylic dots from the Sticko. They seems to be getting hard to find these days. I got mine at Michael's craft store.

The mud is Liquitex textured acrylic gel mixed with shavings from a rembrandt pastel chalk. The darker mud is the same mix, but with some tamiya smoke & tamiya clear added.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #403 on: October 29, 2014, 02:23:43 PM »
Mucked up where? ???

All I'm seeing are 2 big, hard-working brutes who haven't had time for a shower recently.

Good builds, Gingie! :)
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Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #404 on: November 23, 2014, 03:45:51 AM »
Rolling on with some more LAV's. This time, its not a Whif...well, not exactly. I'm making one of the two prototype Javelin Air Defence Special Equipment Vehicles (AD SEV) that were trialled by 18 Air Defence Regt RCA in April 2002. We had a naming contest at the Regt, Wolverine was  the #2 choice. Prairie Chicken was #1. I'm going to go with #2.

So where is the what-if? I'm going to model the Wolverine as if it was put into service. Maybe some add-on armour, some desert cam, and some updated stowage solutions.

The real thing:


And after some chopping, sanding, and p-card: