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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.