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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 8:23 a.m. PST

Hi Guys,

Wanted show some recent painting work I've dusted off ("dust" as with dry pigments -see link below for a bit more on the technique) -

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A Zug of battle hardened Sturmgeschutzen IIIs moves to the front, now with their new three-color camo schemes.

Disco Joe04 Aug 2022 8:54 a.m. PST

Nicely done.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 9:13 a.m. PST

A great "feathering effect" on the edges and far better than spraying certainly in smaller scales.

The end result is suitably faded and gives that realistic battlefield look.

14Bore04 Aug 2022 10:38 a.m. PST

Very realistic

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 5:32 a.m. PST

Gents, thanks for your positive feedback on these!

machinehead05 Aug 2022 9:53 a.m. PST

Once again they look excellent Dave. One question though, how do you fix them so the powder doesn't smear or come off from handling them? Do you spray them with something like Dullcoat or brush on a matt varnish? I would think that spraying them would likely blow the powder off and brushing would smear them.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 11:45 a.m. PST

Ed, that's exactly it spray over the pigments with Dullcote.

This will temporarily emulsify the pigments before their color dries along with, and now into the flat finish coating on top.

You'll want just a thin layer of pigment coloring anything that looks to the eye as being "porous", will capture the flat spray and the clear coat will fog.

If you don't like the look, or an area where the pigment might not be wanted, you can remove it with a moist brush, paper towel, etc.. After correcting your application, and once happy with where the pigments sit, then lock them in with a spray of Dullcote.

Btw, I always use a hair dryer to pre-heat my models before and after I apply a flat clear spray (I can spray outside in the winter too, by warming up my models or figs with a hair dryer).

Captain Pete06 Aug 2022 10:08 p.m. PST

Those StuGs look great, FlyXwire! They look ready for action.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2022 3:42 p.m. PST

Thanks Capt'n.

Finished these big cats today, and a halb-Zug will be in action in the next Ost Front '43 scenario I'm planing for September.

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