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  1. Some day I'll get back up there.
  2. Thank you all, I appreciate the thoughtfulness. I'm not much of a math person (although I do know what delta is). You are still older than me Doug!
  3. While this isn't the best forum for Historical miniatures this one is nice enough that there might be some interest from the crowd on this one.
  4. There are probably at least half a dozen topics on wet palettes in the last 12 months.
  5. Half-Track

    Bolt Action is designed for 28mm, yes. However, like any set of miniature rules you can adjust it to any scale. One of the easiest is to convert inches to Centimeters and play it in 15mm. To be clear if the measurement is 6" for 28mm just substitute 6cm for 15mm. You might try editing the white balance on the picture to bring the color closer to what it should be.
  6. Half-Track

    I would hit that with at least a pin wash of Dark Umber (I personally avoid black as I feel its to stark looking). The wash will help the details pop, but keep in controlled, don't liberally douse the whole thing. I'm not sure what you are going for with what looks like white in the picture. While nothing is truly wrong when doing camo, white would certainly be unusual. A dark yellow would be more appropriate, but as I say nothing is truly "wrong". Here is Glen's WIP on his STuG III: Glen's showoff; And some other finished vehicles:
  7. And if you are a veteran and not using USAA then its well worth looking into. If you father or mother was a veteran and had USAA you would also qualify.
  8. I know there was one of these some where in the forums; a compendium of the numerous airbrush topics.
  9. He is using a tankless compressor. You can expect the compressor to run continuously while you are spraying paint., It should only shut down when you release the trigger (that also depends on the compressor) the higher end tankless compressors, like my Iwata, do shut down when you aren't spraying, lower end models will run continously. I really don't think you have a leak.
  10. So the pressure doesn't drop when you star airbrushing? Why is your PSI set so high?
  11. Great work Glen! Tried a few of your techniques on my latest armor. Always good to add some new techniques to the arsenal. I know I will have some entries for ordnance this year, just refining my work now.
  12. These are technically 1/56th scale which most of the historical manufacturers have finally settled on as the proper scale for 28mm miniatures. My western town of Calamity is also being built to this scale.
  13. Yes, it would help a lot if you told us wha compressor model you were using. I don't have a tank so mine basically operates continuously. I don't adjust the pressure until I pull the trigger as that's the actual PSI I will be working at. If it is leaking and you don't want to do the soap bubble trick you can submerge the line in water and check for air bubbles. Otherwise I'm with Glen and it's likely to be a seal inside the airbrush. Are you noticing any decreases in the airflow while painting?
  14. Hairspray is often used, the classic method as it were, for doing chipping on military and railroad models because it is water soluable. You usually start with the color you want to show through as your first layer, let that dry (I usually go 24 hours, even with acrylics, it must thoroughly cure). Then apply the hairspray, let that dry then apply your topcoat of paint. Let that dry but not to long, then poke and brush at it with a brush loaded with water. There are chipping fluids out there now that make this easier and more controllable. So sealing with hairspray is right out in my opinion.
  15. I have been working on these off and on since December. I just don't have enough time to paint anymore and a couple of other projects ended up taking priority. The two half tracked vehicles are the Pak 40 Auf S307(f) and the fully tracked vehicle with the big gun is a Geschutzwagen 39H(f). These vehicles are from the 21st Panzer Division during the Normandy invasion. At the time the 21st was critically short of armored vehicles so Alfred Becker setup a workshop and lead the team that converted the captured French armor. On the halftrack vehicles the designation indicates that it is equipped with the German 75mm anti-tank gun mounted on an S307 halftrack with the "(f)" indicating that it is French based. The same applies to the 39H(f), a vehicle based on the hull of a French 39H tank. If you are interested in the process here are links back to my blog that follow the whole project from start to finish. http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/12/assembling-wwii-german-armor-from.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/01/assembling-wwii-german-armor-from.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/01/madbobs-miniatures-prepping-time-with.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/01/madbobs-miniatures-evening-of-priming.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/01/madbobs-miniatures-evening-of-yellow.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/01/madbobs-miniatures-getting-on-with-camo.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/02/madbobs-miniatures-filters-washes-and.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/02/madbobs-miniatures-some-paint-and-decals.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/04/world-war-ii-project-return-to-mad-bobs.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-german-armor-mad.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-german-armor-mad_11.html