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Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2012 10:45 p.m. PST

Hi guys, well live and learn, I spray painted a coat of Humbrol clear gloss in prep for the decals and oil wash, I normally brush paint the gloss on, however because I am speed building these, I decided an airbrush would do the trick quicker, however the gloss coat seems to have effected the colour of my dark yellow base.
To explain, I start with a black undercoat, then a dark yellow base, spraying more colour in the middle of larger areas, this gives the model a shaded effect, the gloss has made the thinner layers of dark yellow more transparent, this has made the black undercoat show through and darkened the whole paint job, to prove the point, most of the chipping and scratches were just slightly lighter then the base coat, and didn't stand out much, they are now very obviously a much lighter colour, I considered stripping the lot, and starting over, but it really goes against the idea of speed building, so I have pushed on, added decals and an oil wash.
Anyway, what do you think so far?
Next up, matte coat, painting some details, license plates, then weathering.
Loads of pics at my blog.


Prince Rupert of the Rhine11 Sep 2012 11:00 p.m. PST

yep those are ruined send them to me and I'll get rid of them for you :)

TBH they look pretty amazing to me even glossy

Mako11 Inactive Member11 Sep 2012 11:00 p.m. PST

Clearcoats always darken the end products, in my opinion.

They look quite good to me, but the image isn't overly large.

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2012 11:03 p.m. PST

Hi Mako11 – check my blog for more pics.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2012 1:41 a.m. PST

They look alright to me. But if you really don't want them. And decide not to send them to Prince Rupert. I stand ready to give the poor little darlings a good home.:)

Paint Pig Inactive Member12 Sep 2012 1:50 a.m. PST

Proper good painting that, me three for a new home grin
Nice to see some thought given to airbrushing vehicles, leaves my efforts for dead huh?


Personal logo CPBelt Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2012 2:30 a.m. PST

Yep, those look horrible. How dare an army have different shades of the same color, especially the Germans. You better toss them in my trash can for proper disposal!

Larry R13 Sep 2012 4:42 a.m. PST

I wish I screwed up this good! Your to hard on yourself man these look great!

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2012 2:26 a.m. PST

If you screwed up my whole collection is trash….lol
Great work indeed.
Sgt. Guinness

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