Stug IIIg WIP

Joined: January 16th, 2005, 5:53 pm

August 3rd, 2008, 11:08 am #1

Dear fellow modellers,
This is my first kit post in a long time, the braille scale competition and general life have been keeping me away from modeling. I actually finished building this kit around Christmas last year! It's DML's excellent Stug IIIg straight out of the box with the base coat, some fading and a pin wash completed. I've left a couple of little bits and the tracks to stick on when the weathering's nearing completion.
I've expanded on the edge lightening technique I experimented on last year with Adam Wilder's "colour modulation system" and I'm pretty happy with the results so far what do you all think?
Best regards,
Jason

The first 3 photo's show the changes starting from base coat through fading and finally after the pin wash.








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Joined: March 27th, 2003, 11:02 pm

Extreme !

August 3rd, 2008, 12:35 pm #2

Jason,

this painting technique is stunning! Could you expand on "Adam Wilder's colour modulation system" ?

Are the decal option from the kit ? It is hard to see the white marking, is it HG ?

Do you have pictures of the real vehicle with the slightly unusual Balkenkreuz ?


Cheers
Rob
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Joined: January 3rd, 2007, 2:55 pm

You see....

August 3rd, 2008, 1:46 pm #3

Dear fellow modellers,
This is my first kit post in a long time, the braille scale competition and general life have been keeping me away from modeling. I actually finished building this kit around Christmas last year! It's DML's excellent Stug IIIg straight out of the box with the base coat, some fading and a pin wash completed. I've left a couple of little bits and the tracks to stick on when the weathering's nearing completion.
I've expanded on the edge lightening technique I experimented on last year with Adam Wilder's "colour modulation system" and I'm pretty happy with the results so far what do you all think?
Best regards,
Jason

The first 3 photo's show the changes starting from base coat through fading and finally after the pin wash.








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...to me, that looks as good as one with etched brass and other after market products added. I've been after one of these for ages but I can't get one! Keep us posted on your WIP. Cheers. Chris.
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Joined: February 9th, 2005, 10:18 am

Re: Extreme !

August 3rd, 2008, 2:08 pm #4

Jason,

this painting technique is stunning! Could you expand on "Adam Wilder's colour modulation system" ?

Are the decal option from the kit ? It is hard to see the white marking, is it HG ?

Do you have pictures of the real vehicle with the slightly unusual Balkenkreuz ?


Cheers
Rob
Here you go Rob: http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modl ... artid=2006

Nice one Jason!

I see the problems with the damp weather has gone away??

Really nice work, I love the effect of the technique and your weathering!

regards,
Steen


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It´s looking very good indeed!

August 3rd, 2008, 4:38 pm #5

Dear fellow modellers,
This is my first kit post in a long time, the braille scale competition and general life have been keeping me away from modeling. I actually finished building this kit around Christmas last year! It's DML's excellent Stug IIIg straight out of the box with the base coat, some fading and a pin wash completed. I've left a couple of little bits and the tracks to stick on when the weathering's nearing completion.
I've expanded on the edge lightening technique I experimented on last year with Adam Wilder's "colour modulation system" and I'm pretty happy with the results so far what do you all think?
Best regards,
Jason

The first 3 photo's show the changes starting from base coat through fading and finally after the pin wash.








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What colours did you use? As Chris said, it really doesn´t need any after market PE. I´ll stick my neck out and state that i personally think that PE is a bit overrated. Looking forward to see this one finished.
/Peter
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Joined: July 19th, 2005, 4:59 pm

Very nice indeed!

August 3rd, 2008, 5:00 pm #6

Dear fellow modellers,
This is my first kit post in a long time, the braille scale competition and general life have been keeping me away from modeling. I actually finished building this kit around Christmas last year! It's DML's excellent Stug IIIg straight out of the box with the base coat, some fading and a pin wash completed. I've left a couple of little bits and the tracks to stick on when the weathering's nearing completion.
I've expanded on the edge lightening technique I experimented on last year with Adam Wilder's "colour modulation system" and I'm pretty happy with the results so far what do you all think?
Best regards,
Jason

The first 3 photo's show the changes starting from base coat through fading and finally after the pin wash.








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Very impresive Jason!

The dunkelgelb colour is particularly pleasing and an excellent base.....I look forward to watching this one grow!

All the best
Andy Smith
Worcester, UK
обезьяны собираются к звездам
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EXCELLENT!

August 4th, 2008, 12:42 pm #7

Dear fellow modellers,
This is my first kit post in a long time, the braille scale competition and general life have been keeping me away from modeling. I actually finished building this kit around Christmas last year! It's DML's excellent Stug IIIg straight out of the box with the base coat, some fading and a pin wash completed. I've left a couple of little bits and the tracks to stick on when the weathering's nearing completion.
I've expanded on the edge lightening technique I experimented on last year with Adam Wilder's "colour modulation system" and I'm pretty happy with the results so far what do you all think?
Best regards,
Jason

The first 3 photo's show the changes starting from base coat through fading and finally after the pin wash.








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Now that's what I call a nice clean build! Excellent work Jason.
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Joined: July 17th, 2007, 8:30 am

Superb!!!

August 4th, 2008, 4:56 pm #8

Dear fellow modellers,
This is my first kit post in a long time, the braille scale competition and general life have been keeping me away from modeling. I actually finished building this kit around Christmas last year! It's DML's excellent Stug IIIg straight out of the box with the base coat, some fading and a pin wash completed. I've left a couple of little bits and the tracks to stick on when the weathering's nearing completion.
I've expanded on the edge lightening technique I experimented on last year with Adam Wilder's "colour modulation system" and I'm pretty happy with the results so far what do you all think?
Best regards,
Jason

The first 3 photo's show the changes starting from base coat through fading and finally after the pin wash.








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As always. I'm looking forward to see this beast finished.
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Joined: January 16th, 2005, 5:53 pm

Thanks

August 5th, 2008, 11:40 am #9

Here you go Rob: http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modl ... artid=2006

Nice one Jason!

I see the problems with the damp weather has gone away??

Really nice work, I love the effect of the technique and your weathering!

regards,
Steen


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Dear Fellow Modellers,
Thanks very much for the enthusiastic support, it is very much appreciated.

Rob: I have no picture of the actual vehicle I'm strictly building this one out of the box (decals too) and I'm relying on Dragons research team to have done a good job. Dragon have it marked as the 16th Pz.Gren. Div Reich Fuhrer SS.

Thanks Steen.

Thanks Chris, yes I'm on a bit of an OOTB binge, this is the 5 model in a row that's been so. Keep persisting on your search this one's about as good as they get.

Peter, The colours...hmmm. I started with a dark brown base coat then I sprayed some deeper shadows in the nooks and crannies with an almost black brown. Then it got a thin base coat of Lifecolor dunklegelb making sure that the shadows showed through and there is almost none of this colour in the deep shadow zones (under the fenders etc). Next the base colour was lightened with lifecolor white, about 20% +-, and this was sprayed around the upper edges on the vertical panels and from the top down on the horizontal surfaces. The key is to make it patchy, as it's the tonal variation between the 4 layers of paint that adds the interest.

Thanks, Andrew, Bob & Steve and Vlad, I'll surly finish this one soon so keep your eyes on this space.

Best regards,
Jason.



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