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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #90 on: January 14, 2020, 03:54:41 PM »
Hi,

2 layers even? I even painted them without primer sometimes. No adhesion issues with Vallejo and Revell Email color here.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #91 on: January 14, 2020, 03:55:51 PM »
Looking forward to seeing these in primer.
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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #92 on: January 14, 2020, 04:06:59 PM »
Hi Kevin ( @Panzer-Shop.nl ) and @emjaybee,

I suspect two coats of Halfords is overkill but I am new to all of this.  Just checked and the Cromwells look OK.  I am planning to use Humbrol 86 Light Olive for the top coat.

https://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/86-light-olive-matt-150ml-acrylic-spray-paint.html

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #93 on: January 14, 2020, 04:10:04 PM »
I usually do two light coats of Halfords acrylic grey primer. It seems to work on most things, without loss of detail.
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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2020, 05:49:08 PM »
Hi Folks, ( @Panzer-Shop.nl, @emjaybee )

As promised, here are some photos of the Cromwells with two coats of Halfords' grey primer.







These models are very small - it is not easy to get decent photos without daylight.  If I was doing this again, then I would probably suggest a single coat of primer.

Edit: I notice some of the turrets are not level in the photo - this is not a problem with a model but rather me.  I did not push them fully home before taking the pictures.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #95 on: January 14, 2020, 08:03:53 PM »
 :'(

I hate you so much right now.

Now I'm going to have to buy four MORE Cromwell's.

 :(

They look fantastic. The clarity of detail is remarkable. Top marks to @Panzer-Shop.nl for the work that's gone into them.

I may have to wait a little while for finances to steady up, but I think I'm going to have to get four.

Oh well.
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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #96 on: January 14, 2020, 08:09:45 PM »
Hi @emjaybee

Sorry, but you did ask.  The level of detail that @Panzer-Shop.nl achieves with these “prints” is nothing short of amazing.  I have had to do no cleanup or fettling of the models prior to priming.

I suspect you could wash these in IPA and spray them green and you would be done.  Fantastic if you are in to war gaming.

They are miniature masterpieces and I fear my painting will not do them justice.

Of course, I am now tempted to get a Tiger I.  :no:

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #97 on: January 14, 2020, 08:17:55 PM »
Hi @Paddy and @emjaybee,

Well, thank you both for the kind words :). It makes me happy when customers are happy with their vehicles, as that is of course the goal.

You would not necessarily clean them in IPA actually, I have many customers who don’t. But preferably you would of course degrease a model before painting and that is best done with IPA when using resin models.

My WW2 German collection is really pretty I think, that includes my Tiger 1 ;)

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #98 on: January 14, 2020, 08:48:50 PM »
Hi Kevin ( @Panzer-Shop.nl )

There is just something awesome about any of the Tiger tanks.

Last year, we visited the Tank Museum In the UK.  They had a Panther next to a T34 - the difference in build quality was shocking.  The Panther was a quality product with most things properly machined and fitted.  The T34 on the other hand looked like it had been thrown together (which I suppose it had).

No doubt we should all be grateful that Germany did not cotton on to this form of mass production!

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #99 on: January 14, 2020, 08:55:26 PM »
Hi,

Ah, the Bovington Tank Museum. If only I could go there.... Magnificant museum, I follow them on YouTube and Facebook for a long time now.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #100 on: January 14, 2020, 09:07:05 PM »
Hi Kevin ( @Panzer-Shop.nl )

Yes, that is the one.  It was my first visit and I was 51.  Sadly I enjoyed it a lot more than my wife and daughter.

Women eh!  ;)

The place is vast and they had an entire hall filled with all manner of Tigers in their various incarnations.  Well worth the entry fee IMHO.

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« Reply #101 on: January 14, 2020, 09:42:11 PM »
Hi Kevin ( @Panzer-Shop.nl )

Yes, that is the one.  It was my first visit and I was 51.  Sadly I enjoyed it a lot more than my wife and daughter.

Women eh!  ;)

The place is vast and they had hen and entire hall filled with all manner of Tigers in their various incarnations.  Well worth the entry fee IMHO.

Kind regards

Paddy

It was my wife's 50th two years ago, so we had a long weekend in Bournemouth, somehow I managed for the pair of us to spend a day at Bovingdon. The Tiger collection was just awesome. The Tiger was the ONLY tank I touched in the whole museum. It's that special. Oddly, it was me dragging the wife out at 4pm!

Awesome museum.
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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #102 on: January 17, 2020, 10:15:49 AM »
Hi @emjaybee, @Panzer-Shop.nl,

The first coat of Humbrol Acrylic 86 Light Olive has been applied to the Cromwell tanks.  I was not sure about the colour but it looks great.  I will now leave them to dry for an hour or so.  The good thing about 86 Light Olive is that it comes in rattle cans and pots for touching up etc.

I will post some photos later.

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« Reply #103 on: January 17, 2020, 02:52:23 PM »
Hi @emjaybee @Panzer-Shop.nl,

The olive paint worked well so no need for a second coat.

To quote the Mummy movie... “my eyes, my eyes”.  Blimey these Cromwells are small.  I decided to paint the tracks Matt black diluted 60/40.  This has the advantage of drying with a slight sheen and looks like metal.

There are a few touch up points but nothing major.

Before sealing with Matt varnish, I was planning on applying a wash, dry brushing etc. but in this scale I do not see (excuse the pun) the point.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #104 on: January 17, 2020, 03:30:55 PM »
Don't forget all the Battalion insignia, bridge weights, emblems etc.

 :D
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