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pedro.negron
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Hi Fellas:

 

Almost December, weather is getting really cold, so lets make a weekend kit, like the Tamiya oooooooooold really old Sherman M4A3 105 mm Howitzer just for the fun of it.

 

Lot of stuff can be done to correct here and there, adding PE, changing wheels for AFV, and hull from Italeri, etc..but forget it, this is a build to have fun, so is going out of the box, except for the metal barrel of course.

 

Here was my start during the spare time in the week. The kit is done in a few hours.


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December 4, 2015 at 7:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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he next day, after sanding the lines in the turret and make some texture on it using the Tamiya thin glue (melting the plastic surface and making texture using a brush with stiff bristles.)

 

Primer was applied using a can from Walmart. Also the figure was base painted using vallejo colors.



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December 4, 2015 at 7:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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The fun part begins, using black and white from tamiya, the step 1 of the black & white modulation.


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December 4, 2015 at 7:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Step two of the Black & White modulation continues with detailing white parts using a brush with Vallejo white.

 

Look how the parts painted in brush pop out of the kit!


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December 4, 2015 at 7:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Step 3 of the Black & White Modulation adding glazes of Black, pin washes to underlines lines, holes, etc.

 

Some pre weathering also started.



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December 4, 2015 at 7:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Step 4 of the black & white modulation. Added some chipping, scratches and darker glazes and pinwashes and a more dark weathering.



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December 4, 2015 at 7:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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I make this gif file so you can see more clearly the progress between the Black & White steps.



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December 4, 2015 at 7:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Hi, thank you for asking. Well last night I was making a test to get the best color, so far tamiya colors are winning but still need to check on model master.

 

Here is the test results, I'm inclining for the dark green, looks great. Also you can see that the chipping and black and white effect can be seen after the color.



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December 4, 2015 at 7:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Well Before I start painting, I make a new set of pictures, this time with my old reliable Olympus E-30. Here you can see more angles and details of the Black & White steps. Hope you like it.



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December 4, 2015 at 7:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yesterday progress, 2 layers of faded olive drab using a mix of tamiya olive drab and dark yellow.

 

On a closer look you can see the details done in black & white showing between the layers.

 


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December 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Last night I sealed again the kit with satin varnish and leave it to rest for 24 hours, so while this goes on, Here I share another Gif showing the steps of the tank in black and white but now showing the first step with colors.


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December 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Sherman WIP: first a filter using model master sand, then another filter using burnt umber. Last a wash using mig brown for dark green and a pin wash using PLW black night.



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December 8, 2015 at 7:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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the real deal comes when you start doing the green color. You have to switch your mind to paint like you were using water colors looking for transparent results, so the previous work can be shown between the layers. Yes you eventually will need to retouch some of the work, but you have the advantage that you can see where exactly. In my case was minimal .

 

 

 

I just sealed again the work for the decals process, meanwhile I can start painting the tools and all the small parts that were left out of the big painting process.

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December 8, 2015 at 7:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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here is with the markings done using template from Lion Roar WWII US Vehicles Markings 1. First time using it and I must say I love the results.



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December 9, 2015 at 7:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Some progress on the Sherman, started the Fading process using oils.

 

 

I used some blue oils for the shadows and some yellows for the highlights. I Blend the yellows and the blues separated from each other and here you can see the results.

 


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January 7, 2016 at 8:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Well this fella has come to the finish line, Dust and mud added, figure done, lens lights added using Sticko silver dots, stowage is handmade using Aves Epoxy, just need to add a rope and some loose tools. Hope you like it, its a great kit considering the old it is.



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January 7, 2016 at 8:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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January 7, 2016 at 8:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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So on this final animation you can see thw whole process in seconds to the final stage. Hope you like it and can help you work on yours!



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January 7, 2016 at 8:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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August 11, 2016 at 7:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Some pictures from the 13er Caribbean Scale Auto Expo


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November 9, 2016 at 9:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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