Friday, April 27, 2012
Post Adepticon rumination... and tanks!
And that's when I realized that I hadn't painted a tank in eight months. EIGHT MONTHS!
I've taught my weathering classes and I've done some videos, but I haven't actually painted a tank in eight months. And so I picked up some "Flames of War" tanks at 1:100 scale and got to work. I also have a 1:35 Dragon kit on the table and several 1:48 simple resin kits on the way.
It's time to get back into the tank business!
I will, of course, continue to work on painting figures in the French style, but I'm a tank guy and it's time I started acting like one.
Day 1: FoW Destroyed Sherman - Base Coat
I will be making this one look long abandoned. Thus the extreme oxidization. Next up are details, pigments, and oils!
I have also done some work on the new plastic Sherman and StuG kits from FoW just to see which detailing techniques will translate all the way down to 1:100 scale. The answer is... not much. But I'll figure it out!
Labels: Thoughts, Weathering
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1/100 is good. 1/100 is your friend. Welcome to the dark side.ReplyDelete
HA! I actually spent some time this week experimenting on the new plastic StuG and Sherman kits to see if their representative forged steel effects would scale down. The answer... not so much. That makes this my first real go at a 1/100 scale tank. So OF COURSE! I had to choose a wreck ;)ReplyDelete
I'm glad I took this photo too -- because I'm looking at the updated piece and there's very little resemblance.