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The Stug and Panther are among my favorite Panzers, followed by the Panzerkampfwagen III and the Tiger.

I love the weathering technique you used, please share that, I'm sure there are more people here who would like that.

That's not only useful for Military Models but also for Scifi and Steampunk vehicles and contraptions.

 

Thx for showing these.

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21 hours ago, Corsair said:

I really like your weathering, both look like they just rolled into the Kursk Theatre.

 

Yeah - I used some real reference pictures of Battle of the Bulge, East Prussia and the fighting in Ukraine in 1943 and just made them a bit more dramatic. No real tank would be getting this dirty and snowy without breaking down. Especially not the German tanks of WWII. Long before they reached such a state, their tracks would be glued to the ground. But it's supposed to look dramatic and impressive on a gaming table - so I decided to go over-the-top on those.

 

16 hours ago, Rigel said:

Amazing rust, chipping, and weathering! What are your secrets?

 

Plain patience. That's about it. I know a lot of people go like "Yeah, you need to practice" - "Back when I started 100 years ago, I didn't know what to do, but then ..." - Yeah. Whatever. You can practice the hell out of your ideas, but when you don't understand the basics, then it's worthless.

 

Especially when working with Washes and oil colors like I do, you need patience. You need to check what real vehicles look like, what you need to convert your knowledge into the fitting scale. If you can't figure it out, then go the other way - why the work of other people looks the way it looks, checking out hours of tutorials, reading, trying out, messing up, trying again and so on.

 

I mean - I am far from perfect. I do more a cartoon approach. Over the top, so to speak. And I had more than 20 years to learn how it works. Other modelers do realistic models that make your jaw drop.

 

And that's because they were patient. (even practice needs patience) - as well as the will to experiment.

 

The other secret are like a hundred or so models I messed up in the process. But those will stay secret. Haha.

 

15 hours ago, Mothsniper said:

That rust, and frost. So good!

 

Thank you. Glad you like it.

 

11 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

The Stug and Panther are among my favorite Panzers, followed by the Panzerkampfwagen III and the Tiger.

I love the weathering technique you used, please share that, I'm sure there are more people here who would like that.

That's not only useful for Military Models but also for Scifi and Steampunk vehicles and contraptions.

 

Thx for showing these.

 

My favorite was the Tiger, but later on, it became the Panzerkampfwagen IV. It got the right balance between modern combat vehicle and bulky looking style tank from the past.

 

Yeah, I thought about using those techniques for sci fi vehicles. It is a little but different, but the basics are the same, I guess. So - Yeah. I can do some different tutorials, using acrylics only, using some pigments, washes enamel colors and so on. Sure. That's possible.

 

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Mmmm... I do like me a Panther.  And also a StuG.  I'm waiting on a second Panther to do mine (same model, I think, if you did the Warlord plastic one).  I also bought three Tiger IIs at Reapercon, for no reason except they were there.  It's unlikely I'll ever need all three at once!

 

Good work on both, I hope I get to see more of them!

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On 9/23/2019 at 8:35 PM, buglips*the*goblin said:

Mmmm... I do like me a Panther.  And also a StuG.  I'm waiting on a second Panther to do mine (same model, I think, if you did the Warlord plastic one).  I also bought three Tiger IIs at Reapercon, for no reason except they were there.  It's unlikely I'll ever need all three at once!

 

Good work on both, I hope I get to see more of them!

 

Yeah. Well, I've got another P III and a P IV on the table, so we will see some more. And, of course, there are still some German PzGren on the table, which wait for another session of Google Hangout to make some progress.

 

On 9/24/2019 at 10:02 AM, Warlady said:

These are great!

 

Thank you!

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These are really great. I just startet asembling my fist tank, 1:35 so quite a bigger scale, but some tips.. Also weathering.. Would be nice! 

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I especially like how you got the snow caught in the vertical grooves of the panther.  It looks like it just came out of a Russian winter.  (I'm chilled just looking at it)  I would like to see a tutorial on the snow effects and what you are using for frozen mud. 

 

Im also curious if you can make some suggestions for scaling those effect waaaaaay down, say to 6mm scale?  I have some major tank corps from US, Russian, german, and British at that scale and anything to make them a little more distinctive would be great!

 

Thanks for sharing!

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On 9/27/2019 at 8:02 AM, LarsM said:

These are really great. I just startet asembling my fist tank, 1:35 so quite a bigger scale, but some tips.. Also weathering.. Would be nice! 

 

I've assembled a lot of different scales, from 1/2400 warships up to a 1/35 scale tank ... yeah. I tried a lot and I have to say - it can be a bit challenging at times, but if you got a hold of it, then it's absolutely not a problem.

 

On 9/27/2019 at 7:23 PM, Kangaroorex said:

I especially like how you got the snow caught in the vertical grooves of the panther.  It looks like it just came out of a Russian winter.  (I'm chilled just looking at it)  I would like to see a tutorial on the snow effects and what you are using for frozen mud. 

 

Im also curious if you can make some suggestions for scaling those effect waaaaaay down, say to 6mm scale?  I have some major tank corps from US, Russian, german, and British at that scale and anything to make them a little more distinctive would be great!

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Sure - I am glad you like it. I've never done 6mm, so I would have to try how it works there, but I did 15mm (you can find it ->here<-) and even that was a bit challenging. From my point of view, steps like using powder or pigments might be a bit too much, so I would first try on a vehicle, but "basics" like dry brushing and washes should work.

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