Military Modelling

That's the only view of a T 64 I wanted to see.
As far as weathering goes, I agree about it being overdone. If a real vehicle was as paint chipped and rusty as some modellers insist on, the RSM would throw a track.
I still find the level of co-operation between the British, Septics and Russians quite amazing. Special Ops teams whose sole purpose was to infiltrate German lines and take out the mobile workshops in the rear echelon that maintained German armour.......

Modellers do it to modern stuff as well. Its daft
 

Dads203

Clanker
That is very nice, the down draft on the sea is particularly impressive!!
Have you seen the work of the bloke who, puts his maritime models in clear plastic.
For the life of me I can’t remember it’s proper name.
This guy ? His work is stunning, he uses clear casting resin and how he doesn’t melt the model is beyond me.

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Cold_Collation

LE
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I still find the level of co-operation between the British, Septics and Russians quite amazing. Special Ops teams whose sole purpose was to infiltrate German lines and take out the mobile workshops in the rear echelon that maintained German armour.......

Modellers do it to modern stuff as well. Its daft
Several WWII SF units had deep, deep cover organisations which operated from within. The 'SS' of the Allied Commando units often referred to 'Significant Shading'.

Other units-within-units, whose work is still covered by the 90-year rule, included the: SAS (Scratches And Scrapes); and SBS (Scrapes Bumps and Shading).

A couple of units had a reputation for the truly dangerous stuff, and eventually had to be properly reined in, including the SOE (Shovel On Excess).

Latter-day requirements of course have led to the formation of another bunch of specialists, including the SRR (Scratches and Rampant Rust).

And, whether you like it or not, there's some true daring within the SPETSNAZ (Saw, Paint, Etch, Trim, Shade, Now Add Zimmerit) units.

Clearly, there's a lot of specialism here, and a lot of highly dangerous work done by some very skilled operatives. Some of you know me in my current job as a technology writer but I've also spent a lot of spare time researching this topic.

So, it's world exclusive time.

Only now can the true heroism and Tier 1 capabilities of the RAF (Really Awful Finish) Regiment be revealed.
 

Smeggers

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I often think some of my work should be consigned to the shit house, so was a little surprised when this dropped on the front mat. I think someone is trying to tell me something.

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Dads203

Clanker
More figure work for the Bergpanzer 2, this is still a WIP and far from finished yet.

First attempt on the left and the V2 on the right, I think the right hand guy is better?

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Helm

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I'd agree a tip given to me which I have found works well is to run a wash of the base colour of any camo over it, this helps it blend in more.
 

Dads203

Clanker
Cheers chaps, I'm going to throw a filter over them both to help blend it all in, I thought the guy on the right
was a bit more precise in the Flecktarn painting than the other figure. I did vary the base coat a little to get a slightly different overall tone.
 

Helm

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To be honest, both work and it might be an idea to keep the variation - you know yourself how kit washes out with age.
He'll then get some know it all cock pointing out they look different :grin: I painted a couple of NI bods for someone and stuck them in a show before handing them over, and had some know it all tell me that camo is all the same, "that's why it is called a uniform" Mrs Helm clearly read my face better than he did and firmly steered me away.
 

Cold_Collation

LE
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He'll then get some know it all cock pointing out they look different :grin: I painted a couple of NI bods for someone and stuck them in a show before handing them over, and had some know it all tell me that camo is all the same, "that's why it is called a uniform" Mrs Helm clearly read my face better than he did and firmly steered me away.
Probably best, lest he end up with uniform bruising...
 
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