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Obsidian23 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

As there is no dedicated TY forum I figured this was a good place.
Thought I would share some pics of my West Germans. They are done in a desert scheme. I found a found a picture of a Marder and thought, well TY is a 'what if' game so I decided to do my whole force in the same scheme rather than the standard NATO Europe scheme.

Hope you enjoy and comments good, bad or ugly always welcome. Oh and ther are no infantry as I couldnt find any available to purchase….. still looking.

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Troop of Shewe Fezian01 Apr 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Lovely work

Tf12345601 Apr 2017 9:34 a.m. PST

Gorgeous figures, but my West German history's a bit poor; did they/would they have deployed abroad to a desert country?

Tf12345601 Apr 2017 9:34 a.m. PST

The camouflage is brilliant, did you use a spray gun for some of this?

Obsidian23 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

Hi Tf, thx. As I said at the start of my post. TY is a what if game, so I applied painters licence. 😊

Oberlindes Sol LIC01 Apr 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

beautiful!

Obsidian23 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 10:53 a.m. PST

Tf, sorry yes I used an airbrush for the base camo

Defender1 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 Apr 2017 2:20 p.m. PST

Please tell us what airbrush you use and your cockpit glass technique? Your work is extraordinary.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 7:32 p.m. PST

QRF make infantry. Get them from me in the US at ScaleCreep.com

Obsidian23 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

Hi Defender,

I use an Aztec A470 made by Testors. The needle is inside a small nozzle that screw into the front of the airbrush. The fine and medium nozzles are my go to for just about all including 28mm Horses. Two pics below both horses were done with this brush. I have put a link below to the Aztec site for you. Note the A470 is a double action with a paint flow control so you can also use it as a single action.

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Cheers,

Scott

Obsidian23 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

Defender,

My glass technique is very simple.

I apply a 4 colour shade from Darkest to lightest working from the most shaded areas to the high point. In this case I take the light source as being straight up above and forward 45 degrees from the cockpit. Its a helicopter so not too many twist, turns or loop the loops.

I then mix a blue wash with water 50/50, over all of ithe glass area, twice. Then after the completed work and the aircraft is matt varnished, i go back with a semi gloss and paint over the glass with a brush.

Hope this helps and was clear enough.

Cheers,

Scott

Defender1 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member02 Apr 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

Nice, thanks for the tip.

Redroom02 Apr 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

Great tip

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