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#1 Agent G

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:03 PM

That thing gotta hemi?

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:58 PM

Actually it had a 500hp Ford, and was underpowered at that. B)

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:05 AM

What did that start out as, G? With all the work I don't recognize the body, but now it looks like a tank. :D

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:44 AM

must of started life as a yank tank so i'm saying it was a 57 bel air :D

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:18 AM

COULDA started life as a 58 Buick Roadmaster, My uncle had one, a it WAS a TANK!!!!:lol: :D :D ;)

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:02 AM

Body by Fischer, really!

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:49 AM

Getting closer........................

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:25 PM

Looks very good so far! B)

How are you doing the darkened seams and panel lines? Are you doing a wash and wiping off the excess? What are you using? Oils? Acrylics?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:12 PM

I think you need to put some tracks on that thing or at least some real wide tires.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:40 PM

BOY,do you have a lot of polishing to do!!!!! B) B)
All kidding aside,This looks great!!!I can't wait for the finished one.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:57 PM

Looks very good so far! :rolleyes:

How are you doing the darkened seams and panel lines? Are you doing a wash and wiping off the excess? What are you using? Oils? Acrylics?


I like to use Tamiya paints thinned with their laquer thinner for all the base colors. Being a monotone finish (no camo)I go from dark to light. After primer I spray everything below the fender line black or in this case, black green.

Above the fenders I use this black green color to accent panel lines. Then I use the chosen color Tamiya XF 74, right from the jar, just sort of misting it on the lower areas. I "fill in" all the panels with the base color painting just up to the previously applied dark green.

XF 74 is a dark olive green that closely matches Marine Green from this era. I use Buff to subtly lighten the XF 74 and "fog" this into the center of panels and areas that would receive a lot of light. A bit more buff got sprayed onto the turret top, hatches, and wheel centers.

I usually coat the entire model with Future, then use extremely thinned oils to wash the seams. This one didn't get the Future, I let the paint cure for a week then used the oils. Due to the dark tones I mixed a bit of raw umber with black, then thinned it way out. I use a fine brush to place the oils into all the seams, panel lines, and nooks and crannies. If you look close you can see how the oils "bloomed" around the tool box handles a bit.This will disappear with a flat coat.

On a lighter colored tank, I'll paint it the same way with different shades accenting the panels and surfaces, but use the oils as an overall wash to tone it and blend the shading.

Camo has unique challenges as well. I'll paint the lightest color first, shading as before. Then I'll add the camo pattern, lightening those with various shades also.

Pershings had a cast turret and gun mantlet. I will use something like Mr. Surfacer to enhance the texture. This one came out looking real good so I drybrushed some Vallejo Khaki over the upper areas. It enhanced the cast texture, and added some highlights to the tank.

Sounds a lot more complicated than it is. What I am really doing is "color modulation" forcing light and shadow.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:04 PM

G–nice description of your technique... thanks! :lol:

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:03 AM

G–nice description of your technique... thanks! B)



Yes, tanks! :P B)

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:03 AM

I finished her up, pics shortly.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 10:27 AM

Here a few quick pics of the finished build.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 02:08 PM

And now for the glamour shots:

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