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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Panther SchmalTurm
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Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 12:45 AM UTC
Hi all Guys,
here my latest cat in progress. An old Dragon reference built from the box, so let's go straight to painting.



At first, a dark priming to all inner wheels side and hull spots


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Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 02:01 PM UTC
I am at the paint stage on the same kit. I am looking forward to your painting process.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 01:59 AM UTC
Hi Greg, hope to be helpful

Wheel hidden sides are now painted with a thin layer of minium




Now the whole wheel assembly is turned turtle, and the outer sides are primed with Chromatic Primer, together with hull.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 08:24 PM UTC
Now a very light coat of some different mixes of minium



And metal on some smaller parts.
This model should represent a what if panther, hurried up to the battlefield directly from the building plant.

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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 01:46 AM UTC
Hi Guiseppe,

I have always admired the very special look of models you achieve with your true earth products. Thanks for sharing! But so far I have only experimented a little with your colours/shadings/etc.
One question: Do you come to the Milano Show by the end of September to make demonstrations? I will come from Vienna for a day to see the Italian scene.
Best regards,
Georg
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:22 AM UTC
Hi Georg,
the company will have a sales stand in Milano at september, but no demos.
Anyway we are empowering the video-tutorial section, and you probably know that many pdf tutorials are available subscribing the TEAM.


Now it's time to differentiate some areas, applying different methods :
- directly covering the base paint of engine plate, mufflers… with thin coats of altered tones.
- altering some spots thorugh a wet on dry blending of other tones over the base paint
- blending wet on wet different tones

Therefore, the same paint used for painting, takes place of oils into the weathering process.







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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC
The same paints are used for subtle drybrushing, further altering the whole



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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC
Subtle streaks added on sloped sides. Somewhat like the oil-dot technique, but on smaller areas, because even if these paints dry slower than acrylics, they are faster than oils.



For the blending, I used a water-wet brush, this way the gradations have a sharper streaked effect.

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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 07:26 PM UTC
More blending for a graded effect is also added to the large soldered areas of hull and turret.



And here we are now


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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:07 AM UTC
WoW...che lavorone,veramente Bellissimo con la B maiuscola!....I saw that finally we can find your products in various stores around the world, I absolutely want to have a go with your SDW,since they came out i want to try them.
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 01:12 AM UTC
Thanks Vicious

To counterbalance somewhat the overall warm tone of the model, cold pinwashes to enchance details.




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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 06:43 AM UTC
WOW! This panther is going to look incredible when it's finished!
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC
Your build here is amazing.Love the painting and weathering the way it blends in just right on this Panther.
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 08:25 PM UTC
Thank you Guys

Spreading some earth dirt with Structured Powders These are not pigments, and easier to use. Just dampen the surface with water, take some product with a brush and leave it to fall like snow.





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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 08:39 PM UTC
Outstanding work. I may have to invest, in some of your structured pigments.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 07:55 AM UTC
Splendid work!
Is that an Olympus HP-100B airbrush?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 09:52 PM UTC
Thanks
@Magnus : it is, it's a real mule… I use it for almost everything since… too many years to remember

The whole is fixed with Fix & Wet, contained into the Set, spreading more in some spots for a wet effect.



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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 09:33 PM UTC
Tracks are simply painted with SDW Metal - Gun Metal, then drybrushed with SDW Light Metal.
It's an almost new vehicle



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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC
Tracks now fitted and dirted as shown in previous steps


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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 03:38 AM UTC
Giuseppe great presenation! I will be following along.

Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 06:23 AM UTC
Incredible work! Do you have a tutorial somewhere for how you did the dust and mud on the lower hull? it looks spectacular!
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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 06:56 AM UTC
Thanks Guys !

#@Jason, there's actually nothing more than what shown and explained : surface moistened with water, then various colors of that product falling like snow on to
Anyway all products have an info/tutorials page linked from the product's page
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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 12:37 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks Guys !

#@Jason, there's actually nothing more than what shown and explained : surface moistened with water, then various colors of that product falling like snow on to
Anyway all products have an info/tutorials page linked from the product's page



Thank you! I'm going to have to pick some of your products come payday
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 08:56 PM UTC
Some more life added blending together some tones of SDW Shading Colors, SDW Shading Metals and SDW Rust on hull, spare tracks, bare metal parts like tank commander turret, cooling fans... To enhance a 3d effect.





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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 08:31 AM UTC
fantastic work!