T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:52 pm

Brilliant weathering, wish I could learn your technique. Getting my first set of reading glasses this week. Finally realized it's not the lighting, brush or paint. I will have a go at some techniques then.
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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:28 pm

Thanks Mick and John :D
I am still learning,experimenting and having fun with the weathering.
Phil Woolard talked me through the techniques via PM's last year when I did my
Comet.
With the T34-85 I am getting inspiration from the dvd that Stephen recommended,
"Dealing with Photoetch",Adam Wilder.
Its a great dvd,shows the museum outside Moscow full of T34's,I particularly liked the
winding up chapter which continuously move from view to view of the bare metal Tank
and then painted and weathered view,think I am wearing my pause and rewind buttons
out.

My other favourite dvd is from the expert model craft range,Realistic Armor Finishing
Techniques by Marcus Nicholls.
He goes through lots of air brushing and dry brushing techniques on the 1/35 Kits.

Below is a picture of my dry brushing stuff and some of the colours I use and my favourite brush,
the one in the midle,also showing the bit of wood I use to put the paint on first to adjust the dryness
or wetness.
The rest is just experimenting with stippling,rubbing,scrubbing and light strokes,practicing on a bit of prepared
metal,preferably the same colour as your model but not neccessary.
Cheers
Phil

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by Nick Farrugia » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:33 pm

Hi phil
That is realy looking good phil i like all that weathering you are doing love the soot stains off the exhausts realy good.
It looks like its driven all the way from the rusian factory to your door .Those steal boxes are very good to.
all the best
nick

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:43 pm

Thanks Nick :)
I need to learn to do a couple of nice weathered and heated exhaust pipes
next,but there is plenty on the forum to look at and try to copy
Cheers
Phil

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:22 pm

Done a bit more weathering on the hull and Turret,but it was time to put my
ID markings on before doing any more weathering on the Turret

25th Guards Tank Brigade
2nd Guards Tank Corp
Tank number 234
Can anyone tell me what the "a" stood for :?:

Sorry about the photo quallity,cant seem to get the hang of taking photo's when
the light is bad and the flash comes in.

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:49 pm

Excellent weathering and details Phil, it looks great!
Best regards,
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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:24 pm

Thanks Bob :D
I'm glad that I am able to carry out the rest of the build in
my spare room now the winter is coming.
Cheers
Phil

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by Nick Farrugia » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:36 pm

Hello phil
like the markings you have done i bet that wasnt easy on that cast textured turet well done looks very good.
allthe best nick

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:22 pm

Hi Nick
Thank you,it helps that you are allowed to be a bit rough.
I made some cardboard stencils,which ended up fine because I had
to use the paint onto my bit of wood first and then stiple and rub the
paint onto the stencil and it wouldnt run soak into the cardbourd.
I had to hold the stencils in position all the time because the cast
texture acted like Zimerit and no tape would stick to it :lol:
Cheers
Phil

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T34 Light

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:53 pm

My T34 Light

Bracket for Light

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Just need to put my wires in the conduit(Run out of the right size)

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:25 pm

Hello Phil
thats great ,was that in the kit or did you make it yourself it looks very good
regards nick

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by robert michael hilton » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:58 pm

Hello Phil, I am still following your build. I have the same question concerning the 'T34 light', my guess it is one of your conversions.....'torch by B & Q'.....

Well done Phil....keep the photo's coming.....Mick.

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by leesellars » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:01 pm

Hello Phil

I have done the same used the Armorpax search light and i put foil tape in the back and 2 12vdc wheat bulbs in clear plastic lens and hey presto a head light.

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:13 pm

Hi Lee
I never thought of foil tape when I did my Comet one,I tried aluminium cooking
foil but couldnt keep the creases out.
I will keep that good info in the tool box for next time.
Have you got one bulb in the light and the other just enable the use of the
spare auxiliary connection at 24 volt :?:
Cheers
Ohil

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by leesellars » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:44 pm

Hello Phil

I just put both bulbs in the light so i get a better light from it.

lee
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