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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  wds on Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:19 pm

It looks really good John.
I have the same kit in the stash, so I'm happy to have your "master class" set of assembly and painting instructions. study

Looking forward to seeing more!

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  John T on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:31 am

Jenny Ryan wrote:PS Gary wanted to know if the airmoney for the airguitar is coming via airmail ? scratch scratch scratch
Yup!! lol! lol! lol! Thanks Jenny!

Hi Andy, a SBS is following Very Happy

Hi Gary, you know the worn effects fluid and hairspray both have different pros and cons. The fluid is just poored into your airbrush and is easier to control especially for small or isolated areas, but its so much quicker and easier to grab a can of hairspray and give the whole model a quick spray. Each to his own but I would recommend experimenting first with which ever you choose. I've spent a fair bit of time practicing with the AK worn effects fluid, and now I have the technique fairly nailed down I stick to this fluid. I like to have maximum control too, so I prefer it.

Hi Bill, thanks for coming along for the build! Very Happy

So here is what I did with the white wash. I airbrushed some clear overall first (something I should have done also before I chipped the panzergrey). Then I airbrushed light coats of the worn effects fluid. I like to thin it with 60/40 soapy water to fluid, but at this consistancy 8 light mist coats were needed.


Then quite a thin layer of Tamiya white, not too heavy. The balkenkreuz masked with blutack.


Chipped with a wet paint brush, starting carefully in case some areas had too much chipping fluid and came off completely.


I'm trying a bit of variation here, the assumption is that crew traffic on the roof has removed most of the WW, I thinking now I may remove more from the storage boxes.




Anyway that's how it stands presently. Thanks for looking Very Happy
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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  Andy J on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:47 am

Cool! Thanks for sharing that JT, as you know I have a whitewash build in progress so this is very helpful.

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  John T on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:20 am

Hi folks

I'm having fun with oil paints now, here are the colours. Deposited on a doubled piece of paper to absorb some oil.


This is my interpretation of Mike Rinaldi's Oil Paint Rendering technique. I say this because to my mind it's not one technique; it's using the oils for washes, filters, mapping, adding more chips or taking some away, streaks and stains and controlling virtually any aspect of the finish as desired.




These are in progress shots, more to do. Very Happy
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Looking great JT..

Post  Dean Laughlin on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:00 am

As always, The O.P.R. looks good. Dean

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  John T on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:26 am

Gday Dean thanks mate Very Happy

A few more progress shots, still mostly just oils.






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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  S P Hammerton on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:36 am

Abso-bloody-lutely stunning John

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  Jenny Ryan on Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:11 am

Oh kewl work , I love how the jack looks like a seperate individual piece from the fender , it looks just like Simon said but by not requoting I do not need to put money in the swear jar Razz ! Looking forward to more .

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  John T on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:28 pm

Thanks so much, that means a lot coming from you both!

After looking again at these pics I just think there's too much rust on this right side, so I used thinner to remove some oil paint.

We have a swear jar??? Oh c*@p I will be going #&*%ing broke!!!!

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  John T on Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:53 am

Hi folks, time for pigments! cheers




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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  Andrew C on Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:56 am

Looks awesome John cheers

What did you use to make your mud?

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  John T on Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Hi Andrew

Here's a SBS I did today:

A slurry of pigment and white spirit brushed on.


When dry the pigments were moved around and feathered out in places.




Fixer, not brushed on but dropped on so the fluid travels through the pigments under capillary action.


A little wet effects fluid added while the fixer is still wet, in the deeper recesses.




Under the sponsons the pigments were sprinkled on heavily before adding the fixer. Very Happy

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  Andrew C on Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:17 am

Thanks John, that is very helpful Very Happy

I'll need to stock up on AK Interactive products I think

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  Jenny Ryan on Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:10 am

Excellent work JT , love the SBS too cheers cheers cheers ! I can see we are going to need a high pressure washer to clean this beasty when it comes back from the field !

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  G Cooper on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:16 pm


Hiya JT:

Your StuIG is looking great. And thank you for that quick little SBS on working with the piggys pig . It's really coming out nice.

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  John T on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:29 pm

Jenny, Gary, thanks for your great comments!

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  lechu on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:52 pm

Great progress John. I see a few pics on FB but now i save all trend to my HD. Waiting for next step.

Cheers.

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  John T on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:20 pm

Thanks Lechu!

Here is the final in progress update. I made a tarp from teabag paper, glued to a sprue frame first.


Brushed on a heavy coat of undiluted Model Colour Field Grey.


When just dry the tarp is flexible as Vallejo paints are kind of rubbery. I put it in place and let it cure for a day. Then a coat of Lifecolor matt varnish and some highlights were painted on, then it was glued down with superglue.

Just some extra notes concerning pigments, I find it's best to 'fuss' with them before adding the fixer, just move them around and sprinkle more, 'set' them with white spirit first, and when happy add the fixer. Once you start trying to change things after the fixer is added, you can end up with a mess! I did this a few times which left me with too much fixer in places which left shiney areas. These were flattened with a final airbrushed coat of lifecolor Matt Varnish.

So now the model is virtually complete, I may just touch up a few small things but this is pretty much it.










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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  CaptainJack on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:35 pm

Really nice work!!! cheers cheers cheers

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  tigertanktoo on Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:45 pm

Outstanding work JT. Thanks for the SBS on the mud and the tarp. I can't wait to get home and start building again. I'm going through plastic withdrawals. You and everyone else here on Jennys' Tanks & Things inspire me alot. Keep up the great work buddy. And watch out for Gary Cooper, I hear he's wearing a new cologne' called "Napalm in the morning". What with you having all that fur, could be hazardous to your health. Later tomater.


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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  Jenny Ryan on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:48 pm

I had this mental image of a Monkey going to the kitchen and getting a tea bag and sitting down at the kitchen table , cutting the teabag with scissors monkey ! What a clever little monkey cheers cheers ! I reckon it looks awesome .

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  John T on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:47 pm

Captain, many thanks buddy!

Thanks Chris! I'm pretty much out of reach of Gary's chain...here in my cage...(grins while picking up something from the floor, prepares to throw Twisted Evil )

Thaaanks Jenny! I is handy with sharp instruments!!! Here..watch...oops Embarassed

I'm glad you like the finished StuIG but I was pretty disappointed with the photos, so here are some new ones.








Thanks for looking! Cheers
JT






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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  Andy J on Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:41 pm

John, this is quite simply superb. Love the finish you've done on this kit and more so as as I know full well the hard work you've had to put in on the build thanks to Dragon's omissions and other surprises. Your description on finishing with pigments has been carefully noted and I really hope that by following what you've done I can get even a part way to making either one of my StuIGs looking as good as this.

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  John Short on Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:37 am

Awesome work again Monkey Boy. cheers Not only have you come up with a great model but you’ve also provided us with a great lesson in weathering(and I need all the help I can get!).

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Re: JTs StuIG 33B

Post  S P Hammerton on Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:39 am

A truly magnificent piece of work John

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