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#61 Casey

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

The paint can be thinned with water and the thinner you apply it the smaller the crackling . . . but the results are amazing . . .you be the judge . . .

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Now THAT looks realistic in scale. Nice work, Virgil.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:04 PM

You can see in this picture that I used a bit of color modulation technique which is just a fancy term for using paint to highlight and shadow individual panels . . . for example, you spray a lighter color toward the center of a door panel, over the tops of the hoods and fenders, etc . . .

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I heard the term "color modulation technique " at a IPMS meeting.
On the tank the color was olive drab and it was very subtle.
Could you please elaborate a little on this technique for us mortals.

#63 TenSpeedofGodsBlood

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:45 AM

Here's a close up of the crackle . . .

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This is just beautiful. Reminds me of my grandfather and helping him out of the farm.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:03 PM

Joker, color modulation is a way to paint a model to replicate light and shadow. Imagine the primered model sitting in the sun. Where would the light cast shadow and what would appear brighter?

You also use it to add depth to flat panels. Prime dark, spray the base color just up to the edges, and sort of fog it over allowing the dark to just show through. Then lighten the base color and spray into the middle of the panel. This T34 is a good shot of the process on a turret.

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and the entire tank.

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Look at the different panels/hatches here. Notice the light and dark?

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This is after the final weathering. See the wheel hubs? They are lighter as well.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

Bumping this topic to help someone out in the Q & A section...... :)

#66 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:56 PM

Thanks, TJ.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:31 PM

Here's a close up of the crackle . . .

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Hey Cranky, how do you "attach" your dirt to the bed? Watered down white glue?
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:02 AM

John, yes sir, that's it . . . more water than glue. Just enough for stuff to stick on there. Best, DC

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:07 PM

Doc your work is just absolutely amazing. Anytime I get down and depressed because I'm not getting the results that Id like to obtain, I just go to your you tube channel, watch videos, see your work and realize that being able to build and produce work like you do is what I'm building to accomplish.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

Doc your work is just absolutely amazing. Anytime I get down and depressed because I'm not getting the results that Id like to obtain, I just go to your you tube channel, watch videos, see your work and realize that being able to build and produce work like you do is what I'm building to accomplish.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:49 AM

Thanks so much for the tutorial, I've been wanting to try it and this explains it so well I'm going for it! :lol:

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PS - looks fantastic - excellent work! Rust never sleeps ya know! ;)

Edited by Daf57, 28 November 2012 - 02:13 AM.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:55 PM

This is just the thread I've been looking for!!!!

 

Thanks, DC!!!! Your work is amazing!!!!!



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:12 PM

You make it look so easy.  Picasso was the same.