GB. Tiger I. Part IV. Base Colour

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GB. Tiger I. Part IV. Base Colour

Joined: January 7th, 2009, 10:46 am

June 24th, 2012, 4:48 pm #1

Did you think that you´d wait days to see the base coat?

No no no my friends, this is modelling on line!. We have been making all this work just to spend no more than 10 minutes painting the Panzer Grey base color. I just used Tamiya´s XF-63 with a little bit of pure white and I applied this extremely thinned paint mix (90% thinner) in several coats. I insisted with the mix more or less depending the place but, as can be clearly seen in the pictures, all the underneath effects can be clearly seen and look integrated with the base colour. Just at the end, I airbrushed pure white in a few parts to get the maximum light.

Very important to airbrush slowly the base coat, no hurries. Just see how it covers little by little the weathered base to your taste. You can hide the awful dirt spots or the illogical and ugly chips.

And most important. From this moment, you have a base color that will be really helpful in the following steps as you have a map, a guide to highlight, chip and weather your kit. From now ahead, you have your second chance.

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Joined: October 3rd, 2005, 9:15 am

June 24th, 2012, 5:31 pm #2

Hi José Luis!

I love these quick updates!

The Kitty is getting better and better!... but to know that now -once more!- you have to start adding paintchips, stains and so on makes me wonder that IMHO, there is a high toll to pay for such high standard finish.

That said, the paintwork is truly impressive and eyecatching indeed.

Superb work!

Regards!
Alvaro


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Joined: November 17th, 2005, 3:39 pm

June 24th, 2012, 10:07 pm #3

Did you think that you´d wait days to see the base coat?

No no no my friends, this is modelling on line!. We have been making all this work just to spend no more than 10 minutes painting the Panzer Grey base color. I just used Tamiya´s XF-63 with a little bit of pure white and I applied this extremely thinned paint mix (90% thinner) in several coats. I insisted with the mix more or less depending the place but, as can be clearly seen in the pictures, all the underneath effects can be clearly seen and look integrated with the base colour. Just at the end, I airbrushed pure white in a few parts to get the maximum light.

Very important to airbrush slowly the base coat, no hurries. Just see how it covers little by little the weathered base to your taste. You can hide the awful dirt spots or the illogical and ugly chips.

And most important. From this moment, you have a base color that will be really helpful in the following steps as you have a map, a guide to highlight, chip and weather your kit. From now ahead, you have your second chance.

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.....I am not easily impressed, Amigo, but you have done it.

Amazing workmanship. Just amazing. I can't wait to try this soon.


I am your #1 fan, Jose. Simple as that.

Cheers, Pat
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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 10:46 am

June 25th, 2012, 8:06 am #4

Hi José Luis!

I love these quick updates!

The Kitty is getting better and better!... but to know that now -once more!- you have to start adding paintchips, stains and so on makes me wonder that IMHO, there is a high toll to pay for such high standard finish.

That said, the paintwork is truly impressive and eyecatching indeed.

Superb work!

Regards!
Alvaro

Hello (again) Alvaro

A heavy toll? Not actually. You just divide the tension and distress of each painting step in two! So, may be a little bit longer way, but more pleasant as you can learn about your work and correct mistakes along the way. In the traditional way of painting, each step is crucial for the final result, no way back.

Thanks for posting!

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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 10:46 am

June 25th, 2012, 8:15 am #5

.....I am not easily impressed, Amigo, but you have done it.

Amazing workmanship. Just amazing. I can't wait to try this soon.


I am your #1 fan, Jose. Simple as that.

Cheers, Pat
Pat .... you´re toooooooooooooooooo kind with me!.

But I´m your really copycat. I´ve tried to copy the same panzergrey you used in your Panzer II and Marder ... ! I love your Panzer grey color! (the same with the shade of your allied kits) And I really envy your skills detailing kits!... I´m a fool with that...

Thank you anyway for your nice comments!


Your copycat

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Joined: June 4th, 2011, 7:09 pm

June 25th, 2012, 8:54 am #6

Did you think that you´d wait days to see the base coat?

No no no my friends, this is modelling on line!. We have been making all this work just to spend no more than 10 minutes painting the Panzer Grey base color. I just used Tamiya´s XF-63 with a little bit of pure white and I applied this extremely thinned paint mix (90% thinner) in several coats. I insisted with the mix more or less depending the place but, as can be clearly seen in the pictures, all the underneath effects can be clearly seen and look integrated with the base colour. Just at the end, I airbrushed pure white in a few parts to get the maximum light.

Very important to airbrush slowly the base coat, no hurries. Just see how it covers little by little the weathered base to your taste. You can hide the awful dirt spots or the illogical and ugly chips.

And most important. From this moment, you have a base color that will be really helpful in the following steps as you have a map, a guide to highlight, chip and weather your kit. From now ahead, you have your second chance.

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absolutely amazing, my friend. I have to try that.

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Joined: May 21st, 2005, 10:53 am

June 25th, 2012, 9:12 am #7

Did you think that you´d wait days to see the base coat?

No no no my friends, this is modelling on line!. We have been making all this work just to spend no more than 10 minutes painting the Panzer Grey base color. I just used Tamiya´s XF-63 with a little bit of pure white and I applied this extremely thinned paint mix (90% thinner) in several coats. I insisted with the mix more or less depending the place but, as can be clearly seen in the pictures, all the underneath effects can be clearly seen and look integrated with the base colour. Just at the end, I airbrushed pure white in a few parts to get the maximum light.

Very important to airbrush slowly the base coat, no hurries. Just see how it covers little by little the weathered base to your taste. You can hide the awful dirt spots or the illogical and ugly chips.

And most important. From this moment, you have a base color that will be really helpful in the following steps as you have a map, a guide to highlight, chip and weather your kit. From now ahead, you have your second chance.

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I wish I could do this...

Cheers

Calum

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Joined: May 27th, 2005, 1:09 pm

June 25th, 2012, 9:42 am #8

Did you think that you´d wait days to see the base coat?

No no no my friends, this is modelling on line!. We have been making all this work just to spend no more than 10 minutes painting the Panzer Grey base color. I just used Tamiya´s XF-63 with a little bit of pure white and I applied this extremely thinned paint mix (90% thinner) in several coats. I insisted with the mix more or less depending the place but, as can be clearly seen in the pictures, all the underneath effects can be clearly seen and look integrated with the base colour. Just at the end, I airbrushed pure white in a few parts to get the maximum light.

Very important to airbrush slowly the base coat, no hurries. Just see how it covers little by little the weathered base to your taste. You can hide the awful dirt spots or the illogical and ugly chips.

And most important. From this moment, you have a base color that will be really helpful in the following steps as you have a map, a guide to highlight, chip and weather your kit. From now ahead, you have your second chance.

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This is really a sensationall and most interesting approach with great effects all over. Bravo! My hat is off!
Sven
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Joined: August 15th, 2006, 12:22 pm

June 25th, 2012, 12:26 pm #9

Did you think that you´d wait days to see the base coat?

No no no my friends, this is modelling on line!. We have been making all this work just to spend no more than 10 minutes painting the Panzer Grey base color. I just used Tamiya´s XF-63 with a little bit of pure white and I applied this extremely thinned paint mix (90% thinner) in several coats. I insisted with the mix more or less depending the place but, as can be clearly seen in the pictures, all the underneath effects can be clearly seen and look integrated with the base colour. Just at the end, I airbrushed pure white in a few parts to get the maximum light.

Very important to airbrush slowly the base coat, no hurries. Just see how it covers little by little the weathered base to your taste. You can hide the awful dirt spots or the illogical and ugly chips.

And most important. From this moment, you have a base color that will be really helpful in the following steps as you have a map, a guide to highlight, chip and weather your kit. From now ahead, you have your second chance.

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and result looking good, very good for me...
but i think very difficult to control... masterpiece...

anyway good lessons for us amigo, congrats...

cheers,
murat
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Joined: March 26th, 2003, 4:28 pm

June 25th, 2012, 12:30 pm #10

Did you think that you´d wait days to see the base coat?

No no no my friends, this is modelling on line!. We have been making all this work just to spend no more than 10 minutes painting the Panzer Grey base color. I just used Tamiya´s XF-63 with a little bit of pure white and I applied this extremely thinned paint mix (90% thinner) in several coats. I insisted with the mix more or less depending the place but, as can be clearly seen in the pictures, all the underneath effects can be clearly seen and look integrated with the base colour. Just at the end, I airbrushed pure white in a few parts to get the maximum light.

Very important to airbrush slowly the base coat, no hurries. Just see how it covers little by little the weathered base to your taste. You can hide the awful dirt spots or the illogical and ugly chips.

And most important. From this moment, you have a base color that will be really helpful in the following steps as you have a map, a guide to highlight, chip and weather your kit. From now ahead, you have your second chance.

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Jose,

No doubt you are creating your very own painting school and I am one of your followers too, logically.

The Big cat is going really well and the SBS process is fully visual and frankly educative. You are one leader modeller for all of us amigo.

Lu

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