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Offline 35th-scale

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German Boxer
« on: January 14, 2017, 08:43:10 AM »
Attempting to follow a detailed step by step guide to painting a Boxer in a recent issue of Military Modelcraft International using the black and white technique. Or as advised dark grey and light grey.



It's the Revell kit which is nice and straightforward. Good moulding and fit with very nice detail. And not a huge number of parts other than for the suspension.

Offline 35th-scale

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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 05:44:26 AM »
Preparing the highlights


Offline 35th-scale

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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 05:51:03 AM »
Painted in the modern German desert scheme using Mig acrylics. But didn't like their Sand Brown. I'm green/brown colourblind but compared to ref photos it didn't look right to me so mixed my own

Think I went a bit too heavy on the wash. Left it too long before cleaning off. Will try tone it down with filters and a dust coat



Next up I'm going to try a dirt layer in the wheel wells using pigments, wash and white glue mixed

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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 10:45:54 PM »
It might be the photos, but I don't see any effect from all that black-white work. Can you actually see it on the model?

BTW what did you use to mask the hard edge on the colours?

Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 12:18:19 AM »
Those colors look awesome !!  Think you nailed it.
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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 06:02:02 AM »
Looks good.
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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 12:30:08 AM »
Thanks Gents. The preshading does show through TankModeller, but only on the base Sand colour and it is subtle. Very subtle! 😀
The other two colours were applied with hairy stick so ruin the effect as they are not so thin.

Finally finished the weathering and then it was time to put all the bits together















Then realised I had forgotten the decals! 😳 So decals on now and I just need to blend them in and a bit of weathering on the mirrors also and we'll be done






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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 10:13:04 AM »
Looking good  :)
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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 10:42:32 AM »
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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 11:30:25 AM »
I like the camo colors and the weathering.

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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 11:32:16 AM »
Me likey !

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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 05:42:06 PM »
wow - those colours really work nicely on that machine - very cool.
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Re: German Boxer
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2017, 06:05:51 PM »
Colors combined with excellent building has a 1/1 appearance  :)