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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. pmfs A Fixture

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    The church colours are very realistic it seems real David.
    Well done!!!!
  2. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much Pedro, it took some study and planning to get the right shades. The first coat was deck tan followed by variable mixes of buff and grey.

    Cheers
    Dave
  3. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hi All

    I have completed most of the external weathering and added the moss detail. Once the roof is on and I have a better understanding of where an water may gather, then I will add some more moss.

    I am now going to concentrate on the small bit of groundwork on the outside and I am also currently considering a dead bit of ivy that has climbed part of the larger wall (just to break it up a bit)

    Onward and upward(y)

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  4. housecarl A Fixture

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    What did you use for moss?
    Looks superb,
    Carl.(y)
  5. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hi Carl

    Another one of my brainstorms lol. I simply looked on old trees with moss on the branches and picked it off. Let it go very dry and it maintains colour and shape, also has a sponge like consistency.

    Then take off the bits that fit the scale and stick on, it works a treat for no labour and no cost(y)
  6. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Ah Dave, ya killin me man with all the intriquing detail. Don't stop!!! Looks pretty dang convincing Bro.(y)


    Cheers, Ski.:D

    P.S. hey, how'd ya produce the shell like stuff??
  7. housecarl A Fixture

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    Cheers Dave, can't beat the real thing.
    Carl.(y)
  8. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Mate, that is spot on in all respects. Simply stunning.

    Cheers

    Ron
  9. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Steve, Ron & Carl, thank you very much for your continued support.

    Steve, see the post above, it's real moss mate, chosen carefully from each piece to fit the scale!

    I have done half the external ground work this afternoon, which has turned out well so will start on the other side tomorrow. Once this is done I can finally move to the inside.

    Thanks guys

    Dave(y)
  10. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    External groundwork, most of the stuff is from the garden, I just need to add some wild flowers to add that splash of colour:-

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  11. mil-mart A Fixture

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    Wow Dave that's more real than real mate incredible detail. Just been reading Ulrich's thread and his use of spiders webs but dare say you've already got that covered.:)(y)

    Cheers Ken
  12. megroot A Fixture

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    I can't see the difference anymore between reality and modelling.
    But that is modelling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bringing real life back into scalework....
    And you are a grandmaster in it.

    Marc
  13. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Ken & Marc, thank you for your kind words and support. My favourite bit is the detail, it's the finishing touches of paint, groundwork and replication of real life that makes it convincing. Its the point in the process where you can sit down and enjoy just adding bits here and there, rather than cutting and sticking over and over again.

    I knew this would be a massive undertaking but now I am painting, I can really feel an end date, however I also know there is a huge paint job on the figures, Tiger and internal church walls..................deep breath and on we go.

    Cheers
    Dave(y)
  14. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Blimey mate, thats got the wow factor in buckets. Nice one.

    Cheers

    Ron
  15. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much Ron.

    Just trying to get to the end of the external building work at the moment before embarking on the roof. I've had a decent result on weathering the wood fascia which I'll post up later.

    Dave
  16. Ferris A Fixture

    Love your progress so far Dave. The moss was a brilliant insight!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  17. pmfs A Fixture

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    Nothing is better than mother nature.
    Well done!(y)
  18. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Adrian and Pedro, thanks for your comments(y)
  19. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hi All

    I'm beginning to motor along now as the painting is taking a lot less longer than I first thought on the building work.

    I am 95% finished on the exterior with the guttering left to paint and the adding of the odd highlight or wash. The roof is being painted as an entirely seperat piece altogether and I'll start that once I have broken the back of all the building.

    You can see that I have added some dead ivy for a bit more interest and I have given you a close up of the weathered and splitting wood. This was achieved using a brand new No10 blade and carefuly running consistant lines up and down each piece. I then made an oil wash with an almost white appearance (just a hint of grey and painted on with genorous amounts.

    Once this had soaked in (a few minutes), it was time to mix some burnt umber with the white wash and do the same, fomloowed by a very thin burnt umber. I wiped off all the excess with a paper towel and gave some hints of dry brushing in white to give it some depth.

    I have now embarked on the internal stone. The base coat is a mix of grey and deck tan, which helps break up the uniformity of the stone work. The next job is to grab some white acrylic, getting most of the paint off the brush, I applied in a light circular movement to highlight and brighten each stone.

    The picture below shows the effect with and without this procedure.

    The statue was then simply dry brushed in one direction back and forth to bring out the shadow and natural stone appearance. I need to do the same highlights for the other wall followed by some dark washes here and there and a few neutral filters.

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  20. housecarl A Fixture

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    Very subtle work Dave. I take it you put the ivy leaves on individually?
    Carl.

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