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Bolt Action Sherman

Bolt Action Sherman

Postby KInG » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:55 am

WIP - will have to update my quarterly totals. That's another model made and painted. :)

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I've just realised. I maybe should have put the typhus corrosion on after the transfers :(

Gonna try the ryza rust on tracks and do you think I should put some on the corners of the tank also?
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Re: Bolt Action Sherman

Postby timewizard » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:32 pm

I wouldn't go too crazy with the rust effects. I found a couple of pictures to illustrate.

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This first is a Sherman from the 3rd armored division taken in Germany in 1945. There's not a lot of rust on the tracks, more dirt and mud which is pretty typical for tanks. There's no rust to be seen on the tank itself.

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This second is a 75mm Sherman in Italy. Again, no visible rust. There are a few reasons for this. First, tank crews generally took pretty good care of their tanks. You might find bent or broken fenders and thin sheet metal parts, but these usually weren't rusted. They would be painted over as part of routine maintenance. Rust on the tracks which would form quickly, many times even overnight, would be worn off by the drive and road wheels and any remaining would get dirt and mud covered within the first couple of hundred yards.

That's why I use a light touch with rust on the tank tracks but go fairly heavy with the weathering of mud and dirt. Just a few suggestions for you.

Your Sherman looks pretty good, just needs a bit more weathering. Remember, tanks didn't really move over a battlefield, tanks tended to move through the terrain.
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Re: Bolt Action Sherman

Postby Taumaul » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:15 pm

Nice!

But why does the tank commander look like he has just taken a bullet to the head?
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Re: Bolt Action Sherman

Postby KInG » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:50 pm

Agreed TW, maybe this tank ant the one to try rust on, but too late. I'll darken it down with wash next lol

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