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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #105 on: January 17, 2020, 08:56:39 PM »
Hi @Panzer-Shop.nl, @emjaybee,

Once the main paint had dried I went back to touch up any missed bits.  This is where I hit my first problem.  The colour of Humbrol Acrylic 86 Light Olive in the tin was completely different from their spray can!

Despite a lot of stirring it would not get anywhere near the spray colour.  Possibly it is a duff pot but just a word of warning.  In the end, I sprayed some of the paint in to a palette and used that with a fine brush.

The tanks have now been sealed with a cost of Testors’ Dullcoat.

The result is far better than I ever hoped and perfectly acceptable for wagon loads on a military train.  I will take some photos in the daylight tomorrow and upload to this thread.

The build for the rest of the military train will be documented in my HOLLERTON JUNCTION thread.

Kevin - thank you for all your help with the Cromwells.

Kind regards

Paddy
« Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 08:57:57 PM by Paddy »
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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #106 on: January 17, 2020, 09:24:18 PM »
I'm surprised you say there's a colour mismatch. I'd have expected better from Humbrol.

Look forward to seeing the pics.
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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #107 on: January 17, 2020, 09:29:22 PM »
I find that when the two types of paint get a varnish layer the difference goes away, something to do with the reflectivity of each type of paint.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #108 on: January 17, 2020, 09:34:25 PM »
I find that when the two types of paint get a varnish layer the difference goes away, something to do with the reflectivity of each type of paint.

Hi @Snowwolflair

Ah, that is interesting and I will do a test then.  There was a big difference though as the spray is basically green whilst the pot was grey.  It could just be an old pot of paint although I purchased it last Wednesday.

All good experience though...

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #109 on: January 17, 2020, 10:30:54 PM »
I find that when the two types of paint get a varnish layer the difference goes away, something to do with the reflectivity of each type of paint.

Hi @Snowwolflair

Ah, that is interesting and I will do a test then.  There was a big difference though as the spray is basically green whilst the pot was grey.  It could just be an old pot of paint although I purchased it last Wednesday.

All good experience though...

Kind regards

Paddy

Yes, age of the paint makes a big difference if its acrylic, also concentration of pigment and dilution. 

I stick to enamel applied over an acrylic base coat if I can but you cannot apply enamel it to a 3D print directly as the white spirit base is a solvent to the type of plastic printed.

I still use some Humbrol paints first used by my dad 40 years ago, especially metallic paints, it's far better paint than the stuff they make now.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #110 on: January 18, 2020, 03:30:21 PM »
Hi Folks,

@Panzer-Shop.nl, @emjaybee, @Snowwolflair, @acko22, @Railwaygun, @The Q, @RailGooner, @Richard G Dallimore, @kirky, @Tank

As promised you can see a couple of photos of my completed Cromwell tanks from Panzer-Shop.nl in 1/150 scale.  I am sure others would get far better results than me but I am pleased with the outcome.  The tanks will certainly make very credible loads for my upcoming military train.



N.B. The tank leaning forward is not a fault with the model but rather the plastic tub it is sitting on.



I cannot recommend these models highly enough - Kevin you are a star!  Thank you.

Kind regards

Paddy
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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #111 on: January 18, 2020, 03:40:02 PM »
Hi Paddy,

Looking good! Nice paintjob!

When you have them on the cars, could you send me a picture so that I can use them for my customer gallery? I have nothing English in there yet.

https://www.panzer-shop.nl/en_GB/c-4951580/customer-gallery/

Nice work!

Kevin

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #112 on: January 18, 2020, 03:44:46 PM »
They look smashing Paddy. A good job done by both you and Kevin. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #113 on: January 18, 2020, 03:51:37 PM »
Top banana bloke!

Full marks to all concerned.
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