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Tasca Jumbo with the new Real Colors
clovis899
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 06:36 PM GMT+7
A little more work tonight. I tried a bit of brush painting; painted the wooden handles of the pioneer tools with the RC030 Earth Yellow as a base coat. Didn't have any problems at all, it felt kind of like thinned Tamiya paint. I thinned it even more before I actually put it on the model. Went on well with no issues at all. Here is the photo of step one.

After letting that dry for about twenty minutes (it dries quickly, not much waiting around time at all) I used some Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna to give it the look of wood. Here is the photo of that stage.

Finally, I added some leather retaining straps for the tools with paper and some old Aber buckles. The paper straps were painted Vallejo Flat Brown #984 with a little Vallejo Air Golden Brown #032 added in. Here is the photo for where we are now.

That's it for tonight. Tomorrow I should get the .50 M2 taken care of and maybe a light wash.

Cheers,
Rick
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 06:54 PM GMT+7
With the brush they're like the tamiya if you don't leave the first coat dry perfectly the second lifts te first coat or don't put 2 stroke in same spot or get messy,basically a pain in the .... (I hate brush tamiya they are orribile) or they go down like vallejo and others water based acrylics?...if you understand what I mean


Ps: thanks for your review!
clovis899
#155
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:09 PM GMT+7

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With the brush they're like the tamiya if you don't leave the first coat dry perfectly the second lifts te first coat or don't put 2 stroke in same spot or get messy,basically a pain in the .... (I hate brush tamiya they are orribile) or they go down like vallejo and others water based acrylics?...if you understand what I mean


Ps: thanks for your review!



It was not quite like Vallejo but very close. I thinned it down quite a bit. What you see is about three or four coats. I didn't try to overwork the paint but let it dry a minute or two between coats. On a 1-10 scale for brush painting with 1 being Tamiya like and susceptible to lifting and a 10 being Vallejo like with the brush I would rate this paint about a 7 after thinning. It does seem much more durable than Vallejo so that is a bonus if you are going to have to handle the model at all.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
Rick
guni-kid
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: July 21, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 08:41 PM GMT+7
The results look fine and convincing to me. Thanks for describing your steps and for the evaluation of the paints. It's much appreciated!
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 07:27 AM GMT+7
Your woodwork looks beautiful - very jealous.

Thanks for sharing your process.
clovis899
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 05:54 PM GMT+7
Marian and Michael,
Thank you for your comment, you are far to kind. Michael, the wood effect is very easy, light yellow/tan color with acrylic/enamel (really, anything other than oils), let dry, apply a light coat of any umber or sienna, let it sit for five minutes then remove it with a brush or Q-tip. Wax on, wax off, very easy and effective.

Well, I think I am at the finish line with the painting and weathering. Would love to get a couple of decals if someone has the Tasca Jumbo and is planning on one of the 76mm armed tanks I could really us your registration codes for painting and marking option 2!

Here is the finished result.

The other side...

The front and the rear view...



Love photos, they reveal what you gloss right over, like I forgot to paint the taillights! Also, I am not sure about the commander's cupola armored glass; ideas or options anyone?
As far as the AK Real Colors go, the set I have really impressed me. Smooth, easy to work with and clean up. I know my buddy Jon is having an issue with chipping, but I didn't do any, so I can't really weigh in on that, but for straight airbrushing they are top notch. For regular brushing I only used them for small areas, I had no issues but hard to say what the verdict will be on large surfaces. Maybe I'll do a piece of French armor with one of those wild camo schemes next. Always liked the look of the Somua S35!

Cheers,
Rick
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 08:12 PM GMT+7
Hi Rick,

That’s a nice build and tasteful finish + weathering - thanks for taking the plunge and trying out the new AK colors, I might have to try some out myself.

I have the Tasca Sherman Jumbo kit, and am probably going to build one of the 76mm options (or use aftermarket decals) so you can have my registration numbers for option #2. I‘ll shoot you a PM in a sec so we can sort out the details.

Jerry
kunjuro
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Philippines
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 04:15 PM GMT+7
Looks great! Love the faded US Decals. Also like the restrained finish and weathering.
Kenaicop
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Nevada, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 03:48 AM GMT+7
What can I say that hasn’t already been said?! Great job