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Holy crap!  Those rust effects are amazing!  You did an excelent job on this, and that goes twice over given that it's 1/72 scale.  If I didn't know that and had to guess by looking, I'd have guessed 1/35.  You also did a fantastic job on those figures, a lot of 1/72 scale figures aren't very good to start with and painting them decent can be a real bear.  

 

That's a very solid piece!

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9 hours ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

Holy crap!  Those rust effects are amazing!  You did an excelent job on this, and that goes twice over given that it's 1/72 scale.  If I didn't know that and had to guess by looking, I'd have guessed 1/35.  You also did a fantastic job on those figures, a lot of 1/72 scale figures aren't very good to start with and painting them decent can be a real bear.  

 

That's a very solid piece!

 

Thank you, sir - when I started the model, I wasn't sure I would be able to recover it. It was totally covered in thick email colour.

 

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To be able to restore it up to this point is something I am very proud of. The figures were a challenge as well, and I not very satisfied with the outcome, but then again: 1/72 scale - and I painted them using an airbrush. At least partially. Haha. That was super fun and I helped my try out some things I could not try out on bigger minis. It was a good challenge and I had a lot of fun!

 

6 hours ago, chaosscorpion said:

What Buglips Said

 

Glad you like it. Thank you!

 

6 hours ago, Rigel said:

Spectacular rust and decay as always, and the stained mud uncovered by the treads looks properly mucky! Did you use water effects, or just gloss medium to get that wet-mud look?

 

To be honest: It was an accident: I used NOCH water effects, but when I applied it, it was too strong, so I toned it down using AK interactive mud wash. It was too dark, so I used NOCH again, and it was too shiny. So I used mat lacquer, which destroyed the whole effect, so then I applied NOCH again in very small amounts, until it suddenly worked.

 

4 hours ago, Darcstaar said:

The weathering is so believable.  The muddy ground is very realistic.  And I’m drawn to all the fun details all over such as the bullet-riddled walls.  Great job.

 

Thank you. It was quite a lot of work to figure out all the little details. I am glad you noticed them!

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