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jhquiroz 02-01-2010 11:43 PM

Great.....
 
Hi Mzsolt, thx for your kinds words and your advice, regarding those ones, i'm considering seriusly to cutting the turret basket, because i'm plannig to put a tank commander on the turret hatch, then i guess he will attract the attention instead the inside of the turret, and with the suspension i'm going to fixed to my way (mejor dicho, a la mexicana....) y tambien te deseo un excelente ao nuevo pero sobre todo mucha salud, para ti y los tuyos, saludos a tu jefe (es latino???)

Atte.

Jess Herrera Quiroz

Coops 02-02-2010 02:59 AM

I like your work, very clean :).
Good job on the ration pack.

MZsolt 02-18-2010 04:29 PM

Painting process started...
 
Hello everyone,
Jess, my boss is not latino, he is Hungarian but learnt in Barcelona, Spain for years - I forwarded your greetings and we are calling him "jefe" recently :D
For now I started painting this little tank (my overall slow building process was even slowed down further by starting a new project, a Gaz-AAA), first primed with Tamiya grey primer:
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...art/primed.jpg

Then I pre-shaded the panel-lines and darker areas (the turret's star is "inverse-masked", based white and then masked with the star, so finally I hope I will see a white star on the olive drab turret):
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...preshading.jpg

After base-coating with Gunze olive drab, I made a lighter mixture (some white in the OD) and sprayed lightly the centers of the panels. The photos does not really mirror the real effect as my lighting and my camera are far from perfect - later I'll do some pictures with natural lighting and will show the real colors and effects.
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...he_centers.jpg
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...e_centers2.jpg

... and finally a picture of the Beast in the Cage. He ate lots of carrots and apples and decided to sleep a bit. :)
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...n_the_cage.jpg

cheers,
Zsolt

Ropi 02-18-2010 04:55 PM

Juj de diiii! :D
Very nice work Zsolt, congrats!

Don 02-19-2010 05:12 AM

Szia Zsolt!

Nice painting as well! The preshading is visible on the photos, don't worry!
Will this one visible at the contest in Szolnok?

(can you tell me the code of the Gunze olive drab? Like this color, but don't know the correct code. :mad:)

Coops 02-19-2010 08:00 AM

Great start Zsolt, good to see the start of the painting :thumb:.

BTW, I love roast rabbit and carrot 'n potatoes too. I used to go shooting with my dad when I was a boy.
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...n_the_cage.jpg

armor fiend 02-19-2010 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MZsolt (Post 73563)
Well, it will be the world's slowest build... thanks for visiting :)
cheers,
Zsolt

I dunno, I've been working on a M3 Lee since May 2009. I won't count some of the older tanks because I stopped working on them. I'll start again soon, but for now, I've been working on the Lee for nine months.

MZsolt 02-21-2010 02:41 PM

Hello guys,
Thanks for your kind words!
Coops, this rabbit has a very strong defender - my wife. :)
Don, I'll not attend the contest in Szolnok unfortunately - We'll have some more important things to do those days. I use Gunze Aqueous Hobby H304 olive drab. I like Gunze to spray...

For today: I had all day for modelling and made some progress. Painted the interior and put ammo shells around the floor and other small thingies to make it look like a busy tank interior. Also painted the rubber-track black and masked it before stepping to the olive drab paint stage of the underside.

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...rior_ready.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...sked_track.jpg

And finally painted the underside but glued together the two halves before. I'm pleased with the result and preparing to paint the registration numbers, insignias and everything others before the weathering.

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...ssembled_1.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...ssembled_2.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...ssembled_3.jpg

that's all for today...
cheers,
Zsolt

no_man_army 02-21-2010 03:57 PM

that looks very good mate i like the colours you've used

Don 02-22-2010 08:35 AM

Szia!

Thanks for the code! I like to spray gunze too.
The painting is great! How do you want tos spray the reg. numbers? Do you have a scheme? Like this little beauty!

(the New York times is a great idea!!!):thumb:


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