Dragon 1/35 Tiger II Finished

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3 years 10 months ago #1 by Gary
Dragon 1/35 Tiger II Finished was created by Gary
Added some paint, pigments, glue etc and it's all done. I took the masking tape off and to my horror the tape had eaten in to the varnish of the base, so I had to rub it back and revarnish it. I used Humbrol clear and carefully applied it, 2 hours in the dehydrator and it came out with a nice glossy finish.
The plaque is an old scrap of thin MDF that I put through the laser etcher, I'm quite please with how it turned out, brass would of been nicer but it doesn't etch brass.












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3 years 10 months ago - 3 years 10 months ago #2 by Gary
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Now for some close ups.
























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3 years 10 months ago #3 by Viperbuilder
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Excellent stuff Gary. I really like the laser-etched MDF, that looks far more effective than brass in my view.

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Airfix 1-48 Tiger Moth

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3 years 10 months ago #4 by Nosferatu
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Awesome finish Boss! Like the camo scheme!

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3 years 10 months ago #5 by Powder
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Very nice Gary. It sits well into the mud - like the tank rolled over the clay and spread it out under the weight.
The only thing I'd do would be a drop of black paint in the exhaust tips to make them look more hollow - but that really is nitpicking. :P

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3 years 10 months ago #6 by Xtr3meNZer
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What a minter! Very very nice, that looks great!

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3 years 10 months ago #7 by grunzter
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That's absolutely awesome! :woohoo:

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3 years 10 months ago #8 by Kiwimav
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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.
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3 years 10 months ago #9 by grover
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Bloody awesome Gary. Lovely plaque too ;)

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3 years 10 months ago #10 by Gary
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Thanks guys, I was going for an early Ardennes look, not heavy snow just a light downfall, frost and mud. It's only the 2nd time I've tried my hand at snow, I used real earth dried in the dehydrator, sieved and then mixed with white glue, some Dark Earth pigments and water. Over this I then used AK Earth effects to blend the different layers I'd built up and Mig Wet Effects for the areas that had heavy traffic.



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3 years 10 months ago #11 by Andrew
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Looks good G1!

Do you have a pic of your (in)famous dehydrator? :woohoo:

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3 years 10 months ago - 3 years 10 months ago #12 by Gary
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www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/k...onic-dehydrator.html

You can get it for half price from their outlet store.



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3 years 10 months ago #13 by Bishop
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Gee that came out well, chips mud and all. The mud on the tracks and how they're blended into the base is lovely stuff, close to my heart!!

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3 years 10 months ago #14 by Tiger
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Wow that just awesome Gary.
Weathering is fantastic and authentic looking, and not too over done.
I like it, I like it a lot :)

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