I'm on leave until January 25th so lots of modelling ahead for me
I dug this out at the weekend, It was about time I did something small again. The decals disintegrated so I had to cut some masks for the numbers using the Sillouette Die cutter. It's the first time I've used it properly and I've got to say I'm impressed, the numbers were only 10mm high and it cut them perfectly. I hand painted the black inside of the white to give it that "hand painted" look.
I don't care if it's not 100% accurate, it's near enough so don't go there
I masked it all with sausage rolls of Blutac.
Base Dunkelgelb colour with the edges done in a darker shade of each colour (Rotbraun and Olive Green)
Started the infill process and highlighted each colour.
Brown filter applied
Still needs some work on the tracks and some more weathering, chipping is done.
Thanks guys, the cutter is definately a great addition to the tool set, not sure if it's worth the pricetag but I'm going to be using it a lot more from now on, now I know how easy it is to use.
I'm going to start making my own masks and stencils for my aircraft etc, I've found some nice fonts that match RAF and US lettering and I think if break up nose art in to different layers I can do nose art for my aircraft to.
Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
It sounds like this cutter would save my life. Gary, that is a great camouflage. I love the shades within the colours very much. The only problem with this is that it is too small. lol Outstanding stuff mate
Thanks Tony, yeah I got to say that once you get the hang of it, it's really quite easy to use.
Hey I'm more than happy to make custom masks for you, just specify the font, the size in mm etc, doing the balkenkreuz for differing scales and sizes is also easy. Or send me a drawing etc.
Shout if you want anything done mate.
That's a great looking tiger Gary.
I've never used the blu-tack masking method before (I normally build race cars so not a lot of call for fuzzy edged camo schemes) but for some tricky-to-hold parts I use blu-tack to mount them while spray painting. Sometimes the blu-tack can be a real pain to remove completely. I guess I probably stick the parts to the blu-tack with a bit of pressure to stop them falling off. Do you have problems removing the masking blu-tack? or are there different blu-tacks available, some more sticky than others?
It was captured by NZ troops while the tank crew were asleep. It was initially intended to be used against the German's, but then considered to be too vulnerable to 'friendly-fire' air attack. Several photos exist of this tank after it was captured, including one where it has been rolled completely over. Perhaps it was a tricky beast to drive... I'm sure no alcohol would have been involved