Tamiya GB, Crusader III, camo.

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Tamiya GB, Crusader III, camo.

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

July 2nd, 2012, 10:38 pm #1

After email conversation with Mike Starmer I decided to go for Dark Green/Desert Pink/White camo. Mike was very kind and provided me the original scheme from October 1942. The paints are Tamiya, mising formulas are also from Mike Starmer.
I did masking with Blu-tack and tape. Result is not ideal, but I like it. I feel that the green tone is a bit too dark, but I think I would be able to weather it appropriate way.

Cheers!





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July 3rd, 2012, 9:47 pm #2

.... may be, but the contrast is nice! and once you add some dust on the lower part of the vehicle, the result will be really atractive! Keep on it!

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July 5th, 2012, 8:45 pm #3

After email conversation with Mike Starmer I decided to go for Dark Green/Desert Pink/White camo. Mike was very kind and provided me the original scheme from October 1942. The paints are Tamiya, mising formulas are also from Mike Starmer.
I did masking with Blu-tack and tape. Result is not ideal, but I like it. I feel that the green tone is a bit too dark, but I think I would be able to weather it appropriate way.

Cheers!





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This is my first ever try to do smth with green stuff. Maybe they are not perfect, but they look more to scale then the ones from Black dog.




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July 6th, 2012, 12:33 pm #4

Mr. Stag,

Those sandbags really look far better than the resin ones. Regarding the camo scheme, I believe that one is quite easy to make by brush with acrylics, so I wonder why you masked this time.

Anyways, I guess this one will change a lot once done surely... correct?

Keep us posted amigo.
Lu

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July 6th, 2012, 5:26 pm #5

Hi Roman!

Yeah, I´m late because I was going to say the same Lu has already said about the use of acrylics for the camo.

I also agree that -most hard edge camo schemes, like this one- are easier to brushpaint than to using masking tape and airbrush. The key is to brushpaint it in sucesive layers of thinned acrylics. Not a quick but a reliable technique.

Once more, I´m afraid I´m too late to suggest it but, in fact, you could try it to give a more rounded edge to the camo pattern!

Anyway, I like very much the choiced camo and the putty sand bags are a true nice touch!

I had no idea the lower sides of the turret were white painted, BTW!

Good work!

Regards!
Alvaro
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July 6th, 2012, 5:59 pm #6

Mr. Stag,

Those sandbags really look far better than the resin ones. Regarding the camo scheme, I believe that one is quite easy to make by brush with acrylics, so I wonder why you masked this time.

Anyways, I guess this one will change a lot once done surely... correct?

Keep us posted amigo.
Lu

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I am really bad at brush painting so I prefered to do masking. It took only 20 minutes to do them.
Thanks for feedback

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July 6th, 2012, 6:02 pm #7

Hi Roman!

Yeah, I´m late because I was going to say the same Lu has already said about the use of acrylics for the camo.

I also agree that -most hard edge camo schemes, like this one- are easier to brushpaint than to using masking tape and airbrush. The key is to brushpaint it in sucesive layers of thinned acrylics. Not a quick but a reliable technique.

Once more, I´m afraid I´m too late to suggest it but, in fact, you could try it to give a more rounded edge to the camo pattern!

Anyway, I like very much the choiced camo and the putty sand bags are a true nice touch!

I had no idea the lower sides of the turret were white painted, BTW!

Good work!

Regards!
Alvaro
I am not that good with brushes...

I also had no idea, but I got a scheme from Mike Starmer It is also on the lower part of front hull armour and on the 1/3 of the barrel!

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July 8th, 2012, 6:19 pm #8

After email conversation with Mike Starmer I decided to go for Dark Green/Desert Pink/White camo. Mike was very kind and provided me the original scheme from October 1942. The paints are Tamiya, mising formulas are also from Mike Starmer.
I did masking with Blu-tack and tape. Result is not ideal, but I like it. I feel that the green tone is a bit too dark, but I think I would be able to weather it appropriate way.

Cheers!





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As suggested try slightly more curvature on the dark areas. You seem to be a little confused about the about the design on the gun barrel. The underside was white to counter the deep shadow effect as clearly shown on the drawing and readily visible on most photographs. otherwise a good effort and well built.
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July 9th, 2012, 8:33 am #9

Mike, I will correct the shapes and I forgot to paint the barrel before taking images, that's true. Now the barrel is painted right. I will go on vacation and will continue work on Crusader in August.
Once again, thanks for the scheme and kind comments.

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