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Counterattack, Normandy-1/35
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 11:02 AM GMT+7
General view with the crew. Well, it's quite a big kitty I think











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Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 01:47 AM GMT+7
Images with different background. I think now is better, especially the faces and skin tones, what do you think?











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SpeedyJ
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 02:04 AM GMT+7
Hi.
Absolutely fantastisch work.
I've learned A lot by watching this.

Congrats.

RJ
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 03:34 AM GMT+7

Superb paintjob...only the sheen on the camo uniforms!!

But maybe it's the lighting!!??!??

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ROmain
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 04:10 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys!
Yes, there's slight sheen on the uniforms, don't know why, Vallejo paints are matte by default, maybe is the lighting . Although in the end I will apply some pigments and effects to blend the camo and give a weathered look, if necessary matte varnish will be applied.

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Venelin
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 07:06 AM GMT+7
I have had the same problem with Vallejo paint. What I do now is remove the cap from the bottle and mix the paint thoroughly before I use it. I now have no problems with shiny-ness.
J
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 08:00 AM GMT+7

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I have had the same problem with Vallejo paint. What I do now is remove the cap from the bottle and mix the paint thoroughly before I use it. I now have no problems with shiny-ness.
J



I thoroughly shake them before use, but will take your advice next time

Thanks!
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
I've managed to make homemade static grass applicator for under 6-7 euro, bug zapper itself is around 4. Static grass is 6mm, but works also with 10mm.
There are many tutorials on the Internet, Youtube incl., so I will be quick
Here's how it looks, pretty satisfying I think. I'm still experimenting, so the result may vary







This is for scale comparison with a 1/35 figure:



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Venelin
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 09:21 AM GMT+7

Absolutely convincing result!! Congrats m8!

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Romain

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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
I love the Tiger, but you probably knew that already It just looks HUGE! The grass though looks totally realistic, I've got to give that a shot without frying myself hahaha.

-Conor
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 02:14 PM GMT+7
Thanks!
Next I will try to make a tree, but that later.

Conor, that device will not make you like fried chicken , but still be careful

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Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 08:04 AM GMT+7
Enhancing some highlights/shadows, very subtle again, not so much. Also some dusting and fading of the uniforms, not to look like brand new.











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SpeedyJ
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 08:15 AM GMT+7
Nice.

Cheers,

RJ
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 08:46 AM GMT+7
The crewmen came out looking very good.
J
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 02:44 PM GMT+7

The work of a talented man!!

And am I mistaken...?? I find them far less shiny!!!

Congratulations Sir!

Cheers

Romain

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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2014 - 12:56 AM GMT+7
Thanks!

Romain, no mistake Sir, the shine is gone

Cheers!
V
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 05:36 AM GMT+7
Some foliage for the trees, not intended for apple trees, but will be fine I think . Now I have to find 1/35 apples





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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 07:09 AM GMT+7
Venelin,

MK35 make a Normandy apple tree complete with apples if that helps?

Paul
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 07:55 AM GMT+7

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Venelin,

MK35 make a Normandy apple tree complete with apples if that helps?

Paul



Thanks, I've seen that, but prefer to make it myself (I like scratching things, it's more unique) and it's cheaper.

Just found that TreeMendus makes a very nice apples set, they will be enough for several trees

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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 08:15 AM GMT+7

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Venelin,

MK35 make a Normandy apple tree complete with apples if that helps?

Paul



Thanks, I've seen that, but prefer to make it myself (I like scratching things, it's more unique) and it's cheaper.

Just found that TreeMendus makes a very nice apples set, they will be enough for several trees

Cheers!



Treemendus, that's who I was trying to think of!
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 03:07 AM GMT+7
I've made small experiment with roots, I think looks realistic. The other option is with wire and and modelling clay, but will be more time consuming
What do you think, how it looks?





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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 03:18 AM GMT+7

Hi Venelin,

It's a real beauty! If the foliage will match the root.......that will be a stunning example!

Eager to see progress!!!

Congrats in the meantime!

Cheers

Romain
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Romain!

Foliage added, some of the leaves are put individually for more realistic appearance. Apples are next.
Hope you like it







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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 07:44 AM GMT+7







Thanks for watching![/quote]

Hi Venelin, simply amazing job! Really good. I like the two panzer crews !

Regards ! Giovanni
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 08:21 AM GMT+7
Nicely done!

--mike