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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  G Cooper on Fri May 10, 2013 6:24 am


Hi Mark:

Those look way better than the lumps that were there before.

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  S P Hammerton on Fri May 10, 2013 9:39 am

Hi Mark

Nice progress, I use lead fly tying wire myself, is that stuff the same?

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  Pavel Zabák on Mon May 13, 2013 5:58 pm

Good progress Mark.
But I think better is remove insulation from wire before use on model Wink
Tip for next time.

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  hmgroth on Tue May 14, 2013 4:46 am

Hi Pavel,

The wire I used is fly-tying wire and there is no insulation on it, just a hard-baked black finish. Smile

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  hmgroth on Tue May 14, 2013 8:54 pm

Two pics of the finished beast:





Guess I'll need to move this one to the front of the queue for painting Smile

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  John T on Wed May 15, 2013 3:46 pm

Looks great Mark!

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  hmgroth on Wed May 22, 2013 6:10 pm

Pushing up against the deadline, here's the primer coat:



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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  hmgroth on Thu May 23, 2013 10:18 pm

Well, I hit Send too soon yesterday and left off some text I wanted to add, so here goes.

The primer I used is Vallejo's Russian Green Surface Primer (73609) sprayed straight from the bottle with only a little thinner added.

Today I faded the paint a bit using Model Air Russian Green (71.017) with some Model Air White (71.001) added. Then I added even more white and dusted the areas that would accumulate the most weathering. I know it's usually frowned upon to use white to lighten colors, but I've found, at least to my eye, that it gives a convincing rendition of weathered 4B0. (At least in 72nd scale. I haven't tried it yet in 35th.) Here's a shot of the faded paint job:



Next up is adding the decals to the turret, painting the tow cables, MGs, and tracks, then on to the final weathering. Eight days to go!

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  Pavel Zabák on Thu May 23, 2013 11:57 pm

One word, Mark.
PERFECT!!
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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  John Short on Fri May 24, 2013 10:22 am

Looking good Mark. I always use white when I lighten my base colours and I haven’t had any issues.
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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  S P Hammerton on Fri May 24, 2013 10:36 am

I think 4BO has a blue/grey component to it, which is why white seems to work.

Generally though I lighten greens with yellow/tan tones.

The KV looks excellent BTW.

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  hmgroth on Thu May 30, 2013 10:39 pm

Finished! (Or about as finished as it's gonna get for this build Wink )

Here are some photos of the beast. When I was uploading the photos I realized that I hadn't used any graphite highlights on the tracks or MGs so I'll take care of that "soon." Also, I might place it on a scenic base later, but . . . .

As usual, all comments/criticism welcome.

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  S P Hammerton on Thu May 30, 2013 10:56 pm

Looks stunning

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  Pavel Zabák on Thu May 30, 2013 10:57 pm

Hi Mark.
Nice weathering and perfect green, but I think in front part is too much dust Wink (but what looks great is dost on mud guards...best part on model cheers )
Excuse me, but one thing what don't look good is rusty scratch on the roof of turret (is too big) silent
Looking forward to base bounce

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  John Short on Fri May 31, 2013 11:31 am

Nice work Mark. I like the KV, I’ve got on in 1/35 and one in 1/48 so next Braille build I might get one of these.
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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  John T on Fri May 31, 2013 4:43 pm

Hi Mark, well done on your build of this wee beasty!

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  hmgroth on Fri May 31, 2013 10:11 pm

Thanks, everyone, for all the comments!

Pavel hit the nail on the head with his suggestions Smile . There is WAAAY too much dust/dirt on the front of the hull. I made the mistake of touching my brush full of pigment to the wet fixative and pigment ran everywhere. I will attempt to tone it down with some Allied Green fading pigment. The "rust scratch" on the turret roof was a boo-boo, too. I was trying to show some fading through to the undercoat and got carried away. I will tackle that, too, with a mixture of green paint and pigment.

I just noticed that I also need to do something with the headlamp. Oh, well, lessons learned and all that Laughing .

Visitors this weekend, but then it's off to the paint booth with my StuG Fl cheers

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Re: Trumpeter KV-2

Post  G Cooper on Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:16 am


Hi Mark:

It looks very good. And I'm sure you can fix the tiny little bits with no problem.

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