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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. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Dave, I think what's making this standout as a great piece of work is even after 54 pages we're all still thinking Wow! and eagerly awaiting the next installment. Looking forward to the next set of pics. (y)

    Roger.
  2. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Carl & Roger, many thanks for your continued interest.

    Carl, the ivy leaves are all individually stuck on some old root which i carefully placed on the wall first. The ivy leaves are slightly bigger Birch seeds that you find in those cone like pods ( I got a load form a huge birch in my garden). 1/35 use them for leaves but given the jump in scale the slightly larger ones make a good ivy leaf.

    Roger, I just keep plugging away lol, it has seemed a very long time (8 months and not a single bit of paint on a figure yet:D)

    Thanks for your support

    Dave
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    That's exactly what I mean Dave, 8 months and no sign of any figure painting yet we're still enthralled.... quite a feat.
  4. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Nice Dave, love the ivy and the tattered facia boards along the roof line, very well done. Are you going to add hints of green to the ivy? Even in winter it's usually got some green to it. Love the way you finished up the outside, pretty dang spiffy Bro, pretty dang spiffy!!(y)


    Cheers, Ski.
  5. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hi Steve

    Thanks matey. I was thinking about the ivy last night and considered the exact same thing. I think it's a good idea to add a few bits of green here and there with oils ( so it has a slight sheen)

    Back to the bench now mate(y)

    Oh and have you finished that dio yet:D ?

    Dave
  6. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Hi Dave, simply stunning as usual mate. Just gets better every update. A thought for you, alongside smoke damage on the interior, when placing the tigger give a thought to exhaust staining on the wall directly behind it. As you probably know, Tigers had to be started every day and run for quite a while. They gave off a considerable amount of exhaust smoke which was not exactly environment friendly. Look forward to next episode.

    Cheers

    Ron
  7. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Ooooh no Brother, just getting the straps done, but I'll add pics before too long.(y)

    Cheers, Ski.:D
  8. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Ron, thanks again for your input.

    I'm still deliberating over those little bits of added detail but it's another good shout in respect of exhaust fumes(y)

    Once I have the internal paint job sorted I will re-evaluate:unsure:

    (y)
  9. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    update time!

    I have pretty much finished the internal paint job for the window and walls. I just need to tidy some highlights and lowlights for the sake of good order.

    I have also put the secondary colours on to the stone floor, I will then but a darker wash for the mortar lines and craked stone, before adding a very light grey dry brush to let the colours come through but also raise the higher points, not far off the Tank and figures now.

    The pics show it slightly darker because I took it in crappy light, it's a much much lighter stone in daylight which is the effect I wanted to acheive:-

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  10. 1969 A Fixture

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    Ooooooh.... yes coming along very nicely mate, cant wait to see the tiger placed on that floor and the figures added to the scene, nice work on the stonework painting, looks just right to me.

    All the best

    Steve
  11. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve

    Thanks for your comments mate.

    I'm the same as you, eager to get the cat and figures across the floor, but I need to hold back otherwise you are in danger of the big rush as you see the finish post.

    I have placed the Tiger on the floor tonight and it really does have huge presence now the walls are done.

    Anyway 6 figures to paint yet:D

    (y)
  12. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Looking the part now Dave. I bet the Tiger does look well in situ.
    Carl.(y)
  13. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Carl.

    The strange thing for me is that the hard work on all the Tiger detail now stands out more against the painted stoneworko_O

    I'll carry on with the filters and flooring etc for now(y)
  14. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Floor is pretty much done, just need a few dark washes in the mortar lines here and there. Interior painting is the same with the odd spot needing attention at completion. I have finished the base colour for the slate and will add variable shades to each individual tile as well as highlights and obviously weathering. The Tiger in situ gives you a good impression of real world weight on the crushed tiles, next job is to continue with the roof and add the lead flasing.

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  15. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Looks great Dave. It would really set this off if you got your final pics on a cloudy morning outside with some brush in the background and maybe even a light fog/mist. The outside of the structure looks so real, way cool!

    Cheers, Ski.
  16. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dave,
    Just checking in, nice to see some colour going down, it really does enhance the awesome build quality and especially the attention to detail. Keep up the good work mate a real master class can't wait to see what figures you incorporate into the scene.
    cheers
    Richie
  17. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Steve.

    Yes I will make sure the shots outside are very atmospheric. I may take some early morning, mid day sun and late summers evening, but hell, there is still a massive paint job ahead, however I am just sketching my next project lol!!
  18. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Richie I appreciate your comments and continued interest. It's actually a big difference once the colour hits, it brings all the detail to life. I hope the end result will give the viewer a ton of stuff to look at not just the Tiger and figures.

    Cheers
    Dave
  19. Collin S. New Member

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    United-States
    This is seriously one heck of a project with the scale and detail! I'll keep watching you keep posting;)

    Collin
  20. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Good to hear you are ready to move on to the next one. Never hurts to keep the cranium squirmin, lol. I wish I could work thru the year, only when the snow flies do I get time in the bunker. Keep er rollin Bro, lovin every step so far.

    Cheers, Ski.

    P.S. The Hunny do list get's done in the spring and summer.

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