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WIP 1/16 "Tiger In Wait" 321 .SS.Pz.Abt.101 Normandy 1944

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dr Force, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. sam b Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dave , I was cleaning some carpets in a church the other day and could not help but think of a tiger sitting in corner just waiting for some Yanks to come past n ruin their day :whistle:
    Loving your work
    sam
  2. Dr Force A Fixture

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    Hi All

    Thanks for all your comments and interest.

    Sam, I often see things and relate to many of the great works seen on this site which just shows what an impact it has. I am down in Dorset at the moment but still finding time to look at the church stone work etc.

    Pedro, thanks for your comments.

    Ron, nowt wrong with a bit of cat litter and gravy mate and as for Carls note, well the Mrs does not know lol.

    On to the painting tomorrow which will be predominantley hand painted with a fine dusty over coat with the Air Brush and lots of moss etc to add detail.

    Cheers
    Dave
    (y)
  3. 1969 A Fixture

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    Just been catching up on progress mate and things are really coming along now, everything has a nice high standard to it and I am looking forward to seeing this one in the flesh one day.
    You cooked up(literally:)) some nice groundwork there.

    Steve
  4. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Dang, for some reason I didn't get the email auto update on this, so sorry for the delayed reply. Love the stone texture and prelim ground work. Coming along very well Dave. All your efforts and attention to detail are beginning to flower and show, Youza Baby! Ya Bro, lookin really good.(y)(y)


    Cheers, Ski.:D
  5. Dr Force A Fixture

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    Steve & Steve

    Thanks for your comments, I'll keep you all posted with the paint progress as we go. Just got back from a wedding do in Dorset so will get back on to it today.

    Cheers
    Dave(y)
  6. Ferris A Fixture

    Looking better and better Dave.

    I look forward to tank and figures.:awesome:

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  7. Dr Force A Fixture

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    Hi Adrian and thanks for your comments.

    As you know I painted my base colour with deck tan, which I chose due to its flat, dark sand appearance. I then added the secondary base coat which was a mixture of buff and warm grey.

    This was applied in a random fashion using different levels of dillution to give some blocks a grey appearance and some blocks a slightly grey/tan look.

    The first coat works very well as it kind of gives that almost shade of pink to parts of the rock that you see in many stone buildings.

    I then dry brushed buff at the highest points before mixing buff with white to give the lightest colour to enhance the shading. This is a late summer scene so I want it to be very dry with lots of dust, thus the very light secondary highlight.

    The first pick shows the base coat and then next pics showthe effect the highlights have. I will be using a dark washh for the mortar lines and there will be weathering and moss to add inbetween the block and at the points where water is most likely to hold(y)

    Once agin, this is a long process but yeilds decent results if you take your time.

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  8. megroot A Fixture

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    To realistic to be a model.(y)

    Marc
  9. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Hi Dave, superb start to stonework mate. Really does convince. Labour intensive but so worthwhile. Would suggest that mortar wash would be most effective if you use a greenish grey (warm). Also, summer moss is a dry yellowy colour and can be almost brown. Look forward to next update.

    Cheers

    Ron
  10. Dr Force A Fixture

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    Good shout Ron.

    I'll make sure it is in keeping with the season when I get round to it lol. I have managed to complete one side of the wall with all the secondary highlights so that is ready for the variable washes and fine detail.

    I'll crack on with the bigger side wall next and then I feel I can get the external stuff sorted before embarking on the internal stuff.

    Marc, thanks for your comments mate, I really do strive for realism with my work, it's not always right but I hope I can get near with most of it.

    Cheers
    Dave(y)
  11. Dr Force A Fixture

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    Second stage highlights complete, just need to paint the broken window before it is ready for the mortar colour, general weathering and moss detail.

    The groundwork will get some love shortly and I will add some darker tones at the base with an airbrush, I'll add tuffs of crass etc when appropriate.

    I will also add some dust and a bit of rubble to the area's that would have caught it.
    (y)

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  12. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Dave,
    Just checking in on your progress mate, may I say your skill as a modeller, engineer, artist, architect and historian is second to none.:)
    A true inspiration to us all to strive for such detail(y)

    Keep up the superb work Dave looking forward to popping in later and seeing your progress. Absolutely cracking.
    cheers
    Richie
  13. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Hi Dave, too real by far. Just a thought. when you come round to the dust and lighter debris, don't forget the soot from smoke/fire damage. This would add a layer of contrast and further depth. Pain aren't I. Seriously tho mate, I am in awe of what you have achieved. Keep it coming.

    Regards

    Ron
  14. Dr Force A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    :eek::eek::) Wow, praise indeed Richie!! This will spur me on for another 40 hours, but seriously those kind words mean such alot to me. I feel I have improved with each build so looking forward to sharing many more projects with you!

    Ron, another good shout mate, I might add some smoke damage up and through the broken window?? what do you think? Thanks also for your kind words, I want to see some of your build mate as judging by the pics on the site you are a highly talented individual.

    I must say, given the size of the church, I did find the painting a bit daunting at first, you kind of worry about the first coat, but like everything its all in the layering(y)
  15. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Agreed on the area for smoke damage and would include parts of the roof where the smoke would 'funnel' out. Thanks for your kind words mate. Means a lot coming from such a talented guy. To be honest, I have taken a step back at the moment, as I found myself intimidated by all the outstanding talent here. Guess I was guilty of trying too hard to reach levels I am not capable of. That said, I have learned a hell of a lot from watching this project come to life, so maybe soon I will give it another go.

    Regards

    Ron
  16. Dr Force A Fixture

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    Hi Ron

    You are capable of reaching a great standard mate, it's a case of putting the ideals of total excellence to one side and put your heart in to enjoying the hobby. Honestly you have to be positive, give yourself a time frame so there is no rush....say a year, and plan every move very carefully,experiment and redo mistakes. Look at my first attempt of my church! I had to go back to the drawing board, so 20 odd hours for no result but a brill experience.

    We all learn from each other and you have masses to give, open a vbench and watch the help pour in(y)

    Edit: with this sort of painting you can do whatever you want
    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42265
  17. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Thanks Dave. That was a very nice gesture and means a lot. At the moment I am enjoying just soaking up ideas from this project and the many superb works on PF of recent times. As Arnie says, "I'll be back".

    Cheers

    Ron
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  18. Mzark New Member

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    Hi
    I have just finished reading your thread and the wonderful pics thereon
    must have taken you many many hours of painstaking work to reach such a professional level I wonder where you go from there to inspire others like myself thats for sure.I have plans for my 1/16th Tiger which will be in the desert of North Africa but that will be a while yet. I have put up a couple of pics of the Tiger no weathering as such yet just the basic model.
    I shall be looking for help at a later date if that is ok
    Thanks again
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  19. sam b Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dave
    This is mind blowing !!! Im really enjoying watching all this come together , I hope one day to see it in the flesh so to speak .
    keep up the good work
    sam
  20. Dr Force A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Paul

    Thanks for dropping in and for your kind comments. The tiger conversion was pain staking with a hell of a lot of planning and scratch building. The research is the key and the easiest way to try and make it authentic is to model it on a known tank that served in your chosen arena. This makes it easier in replicating the real thing.

    You have made a very nice start there mate, great internal detail and the beginning of a labour of love (and hate at times) but well worth it when you eventually get to the end. I started my build at the end of June last year so I have now entered into month 8:unsure: of solid spare time work:love:

    I have found the key to this consistency is to know when to stop and take a step back, plus you will get massive help from folk on here who will be honest with the intention to make it all come together(y)

    You can ask for any help at any time fella which would be easier if you opened a VBench blog:)

    Sam, thanks for calling in mate and for your encouraging words. I hope to show this at some competitions so may have an opportunity to see it(y)

    I've been doing some external weathering for the last couple of nights which has turned out well.

    Dave

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