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Oiler7224 Sep 2017 11:08 a.m. PST

Howdy folks,

Thought I'd update with some Team Yankee Soviet additions…my force is a little light on air defence and recce so I've just recently finished up a couple of Gophers and some BRDM-2's for some eyes and ears.

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Constructive advice and comments are always welcome.

Cheers.


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Sep 2017 11:22 a.m. PST

Scale? Manufacturer?

Codsticker24 Sep 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

They look great- nicely done.thumbs up

Oiler7224 Sep 2017 1:30 p.m. PST

oh, sorry about that Chief…15mm, Battlefront models. Thanks Codsticker

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 3:48 a.m. PST

Very nice work thumbs up

Personal logo HidaSeku Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

Those look great! Really like the paintjob you did there, especially the dirt/mud.

Minis is my Waterloo Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 6:33 p.m. PST

I like the dirty effect too. What color and brand of paint did you use for that? Dry brushed it on, I presume?

Volleyfire26 Sep 2017 1:02 a.m. PST

Lovely job.

Khusrau27 Sep 2017 2:09 a.m. PST

Looks like airbrushing to me. Must go do some maintenance on mine. Polishing the needle and replacing a worn seal, looks like a really good way to get some better results.

Oiler7227 Sep 2017 8:35 a.m. PST

Thank you very kindly for the comments folks. In fact the weathering is dry-brushed…while I have an airbrush, I don't have a high degree of proficiency or speed in using it, so ironically it keeps me from using it and sticking with my brush strokes.

The weathering is a 3-4 layer technique that I've been using for my vehicles for some time. I use Vallejo flat earth to start, beige brown next, and then tan earth or US tan earth…the last step that I use optionally is a follow-up with some Army Painter Strong Tone (thinned and unthinned).

At the bottom of the vehicles I use the flat long end of my brush, to get the streaks I flip the brush on its 'end' and use the narrower longer surface and go either bottom up or top down depending on where I want the weathering to bulk up. If you'd like, I show some progress shots on some WW1 Mark IV's at the link below.

Thanks again. Take care.

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Codsticker27 Sep 2017 1:04 p.m. PST

Very nice effect.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 1:51 p.m. PST

VERY nicely done.

ScottS27 Sep 2017 8:35 p.m. PST

I am so stealing that technique. Very nice!

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

Nicely done

Volleyfire28 Sep 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

Oooh I like that!

Oiler7228 Sep 2017 5:37 p.m. PST

Thank you all…I did forget to say, I vary the order sometimes I start with the tan earth and go for big 'swaths' and end with the flat earth so that it is more prominent…

good luck and thanks again.

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