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Hero

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... and the tank's body paint job... 

 

 



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Colonel

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Superb paintwork, Helen! It looks very authentic! Did you replicate the schmeme exactly?

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looks great Helen!


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Hero

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Thanks Guys!

Thorst the paint work will be part from photos and because of gaps in information, part guess work.

It's not going to be perfect as converting black & white to colour is always going to be a matter of opinion and comparison. I don't mind this so much as long as I capture the feel of the original. To help in this I take photos as I go along and convert some to black & white to see if I like how it is developing.

I have attached a black & white photo so you can see my kinda method. confuse

Remember though there is no black lines yet... nor weathering.

 



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WOW What a fantastic piece of work, I am new here and to see models like this I just cannot believe it, Helen has been working on this tank for a long time, shows dedication and commitment to the end product. Well done.

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Welcome TramFan and thanks x

Slow but steady work on the tank model. One side coloured now have to decide on where the black lines will go. Weathering last when all sides are done.

Helen x

 

 



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Nice work!
Looking through those pictures you suddenly realise how big this tank is compared to the paintbottles beside it
Keep those pictures coming please. They are great.

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Hero

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Added some more paint today so the tank will look a little bit more respectable at a show tomorrow. I'm going along with the boat club to the Weald and Downland Living Museum for their steam day. Although the paint job is not finished it is good enough for now for a run around the museum's grounds. Anyone about please say hi x

 



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Hero

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Day out at the Weald & Downland museum today, the tank has it's basic camouflage and didn't miss behave.

Lots of people there and talked myself almost to standstill. Great day.

Time now to finish the painting off and maybe add some more details.

Helen x

 



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Hero

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Stunning work as usual, cant wait to see some subtle weathering on it. Thanks for sharing Helen.
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Hero

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Thanks Paul,

Yesterday I managed to finish the blocks of colour at the stern of the tank and have now made a start on the black lines. As I've already said there is a lot of guess work when painting a Mk1 tank with quite a range of variation visible in old photos which are our only reference. With luck I've capture the spirit of a Sololmon's camouflage.

I've also been making a list of missing small details to add before weathering.

Helen x

 



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Beautiful work Helen, the subtle weathering really ties all the colours in together.

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Has anyone else noticed "new and improved" seems to mean it doesn't work as well as it used to?

 

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Looks absolutely wonderful! I would totally nick that paint scheme for any Mark I coming into build biggrin

 



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