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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

1/35 Trumpeter "Sturer Emil" - its DONE!!

Its DONE!!!
This build will be placed under: 1/35 Trumpeter "Sturer Emil" label
and also will be in my site: when its done :o)

After a couple of months on the bench.. i'm glad this tank is DONE!!
so that i can move on with other build.... the Elefant tank...
My first open-top tank so please be gentle. :lol:

As i mentioned before, not much weathering will be on my tank as i like it a clean but for this i'm going a bit crazy on the lower part of the hull.

I used soft pastel earth tones mixed with water to achieve the effect as it is.

Before i apply the dust, i wash with raw umber/black/sienna oil paints+ zippo fluid applied around the raised area on the tank.
The wash it being applied with the downward direction while maintaining some of the "residue" of the oil in the bolt area.
Ammo storage (note the gold shell)

My digicam just failed to focus on macro shot, thus resulted in the above and below photo, not very clear but i guess we can see the small parts painting i've done to it. My shaking fingers just cannot stand painting small parts!!. and this is all i can manage. Hope it does justice to the tank.

Another angle of the open top

 another side of the tank. note the kill-marking on the barrel...

i think its illogical for the crew to leave the ammunition like that on a tank but need to show it somewhere.. :o) 

Its done.. and moving on to the next build... Elefant tank from Italeri... next WIP will be up soon.. stay tune.
and thanks for the support... and encouragements!!.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

1/35 Trumpeter "Sturer Emil" - WIP#3 - More Painting

More Painting of the "Stubborn Emil"

This build will be placed under: 1/35 Trumpeter "Sturer Emil" label
and also will be in my site: when its done :o)

Continue with the painting step.

i custom mixed the grey using Gunze Dark grey (i cant remember the code) with some flat black.
Painted overall giving some more paint near the raised element on the tank.
Also (trying) to do some color modulation on the lower part of the hull.

Noted that i skipped the decal step for this entry as it is pretty straight forward process after the painting.

After painting, i flat coat the whole model in preparation for the decal.
Again another coat of clear to seal the decal, in preparation of the next process... minimum weathering.

i painted the box after i glue it to the tank.
I did it this way as i always have the tendency to loose these small parts.
All the small parts are hand-painted using Vallejo paint.

 The floor is a bit shiny for now, will flat coat it later to tone the shininess (is there such word?) down a bit.

The seat also got minimum wear to it :o)

Next: Weathering.. a very minimum weathering...
also i started working on another tank.... an Elefant from Italeri for my local Group Build.. stay tune for that WIP as well.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

1/35 Trumpeter "Sturer Emil" - WIP#2 - Painting

Moving on with the build. Painting the "Stubborn Emil"

This build will be placed under: 1/35 Trumpeter "Sturer Emil" label
and also will be in my site: when its done :o)

Now i'm at the painting stage and i decided to go against my normal routine... this time i didnt use Mr Surfacer prior to painting.
Wanted to try this as a couple of my friends did it with no issue.. :o)

so straight to the paint..

my cam doing some trick to my photo, it change the grey to slight bluish!!
The wooden floor is hand-painted with a bit darker color towards the edge...
my so called logic to it being stepped on :)

The body also received a coat of paint. The internal is not painted yet.. as most of it will not be visible anyway.

I glued the tools on the tank which will be painted by hand at the later stage.

Next: More painting
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