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Here's another bit of ordnance - a WW II Japanese Type 97 Shinhoto Chi Ha Tank from Tamiya. 1/35 scale, all plastic, with flexible tracks. The kit dates back to the 80s. Fairly easy cleanup and assembly. Paashe VL airbrush and Tester's Model Master, et al, paints. Colored pencils for the paint chips, scratches, abrasions, etc. Reaper acrylics for the various oil, gas, dirt, and dust stains. Finished off with chalk pastels (old school). The base is a cutup, sanded, and stained oak plank from Home Depot. Name plate from a local trophy shop.
Now everyone can join in the fun in RC's Ordnance Category.
Qs and Cs welcomed.
By Rob Dean
I finished up two more stands of fantasy Vikings for more portable 1/72 scale campaign set up. These are intended as “Blades” for Hordes of the Things, so I grouped all the two-handed axes I could get out of a box each of Zvezda and Orion Vikings and possible Revell Saxons. This puts me up to twelve bases for the ‘army’, with three to go, so I’ve got enough to swap the order of battle around a little bit between games.
This will be the last of my experiments, at least until the Grey Ooze in Bones IV is released in retail. First off, as it appeared in the Burning Sphere ones - the Orange translucents are not as friendly to the Tamiya Clears as the other colors. Also, I didn't do a full color range test with this one. The only reason I did it is my FLGS had one in stock when I was there on Saturday.
Again, I'll start off with untouched:
The three of these here are part of my original experiments with Tamiya Clears a couple years back. I'm showing them all together, because I honestly don't remember which was painted with which. I'm not sure if there is one of each - Yellow, Orange and Red, or if I did one in Orange, and two in Red. The Red, Yellow and Orange clears do work fairly well with the orange Bones - I used them to tint my large fire elementals originally. But the tinting is subtle.
Since I only had the one untouched figure to experiment with, I chose to see what the blue would do with it. Not real pleased with the results:
It doesn't really retain the translucence, unless you hold it up to the light, in which case I ended up with a sort of purple splotchiness. I tried to get a shot of that, but it doesn't show up on the camera very well:
Assessment of Tamiya Clears and the orange translucents - you're not going to get the nice color changing effects that the clear, green and purple Bones get. Stick with the Red, Orange and Yellow Tamiya Clears for these Bones.
Next up in my Tamiya Clears experiments - the Green. The Green behaves much like the purple does, meaning that the clears can almost completely recolor it, if the piece is thin enough.
First up, untouched:
With the Clear Gloss. Again, it really brings out the translucence:
With the Smoke. Out of all the colors I've tested so far, the smoke works best on the green.
With the Green:
With the Red:
With the orange:
With the Yellow. This one seems to have the hardest time with the green:
With the blue:
And all of them together:
This one is cool, IMO. Ever wished that Shadow Demon came in a different color than Purple?
Once again, presenting my experiments with translucent Bones and Tamiya Clears.
Warning Pic Heavy
First off, an untouched Shadow Demon:
With Tamiya Clear Gloss:
Untouched next to the one with the clear gloss:
Tamiya Clear Red:
Tamiya Clear Orange:
Tamiya Clear Yellow:
Tamiya Clear Green:
Tamiya Clear Blue:
Tamiya Clear Smoke:
All of them, in all their glory:
As you can see, the Tamiya clears can actually change the color while maintaining the translucency on the smaller and thinner parts. The only one that doesn't do this to the same degree as the others is the Smoke.
Hope people find this useful.
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