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#1 Aaron Corey

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:28 PM

Hi all,

Lately I've been into big rig models, but my primary interest over the past 15 years or so has been armor and other military vehicles. Here are a few of my armor builds I've done over the past few years:

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#2 Harry P.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:49 PM

Very nice and clean.

Of course they only looked that way once... :D ;)

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:01 PM

Very nice builds!

Yes they are "gate guard" clean, but hey who says they have to be dirty?

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I love the PzIII on the flatcar.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:34 PM

I like the Tiger and the Sherman and is that an SU 100 I see ?

#5 Aaron Corey

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:54 AM

Thanks guys

The art of weathering is a difficult one to master... I usually weather the tracks slightly but leave the rest clean. My first attempt at weathering a full vehicle was the whitewahed Stug III at the bottom of my post. I used a whitewash method I saw in a magazine once - a coat of chalk powder mixed with water applied over the base coat. Then I used a stiff brush to wear off some of the whitewash (I probably took too much of it off though). I clearcoated to protect the whitewash then sprayed a light coat of brown on the lower hull to simulate mud. I was trying to depict a muddy vehicle in the spring where the winter whitewash was partly worn off.

The vehicles in my post from top to bottom are:

M1A2
Tiger
Panzer III
Panther
M26 Pershing
M4A3 E8 Sherman (Canadian Army, Korean war)
Sherman V Firefly (Canadian Army, WWII)
M923 and M35 trucks
T-34
Stug III


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:25 AM

You have good solid armor builds there. Your painting is exemplary, but you should at least try a pin wash on the next one. It really brings out the detail and isn't hard to do.

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