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Painting my Leman Russ company

Postby Spack » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:57 am

After doing basic camo long long ago I've been meaning to do some more work on my Russ tanks, and last night I decided to try something.

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On the left, the basic camo undercoat - spray Tamiya paints in 2 colours that were applied using a card mask. On the right, I washed with Badab Black, then painted the tracks black, highlighted the tracks with Boltgun Metal, drybrushed the lighter camo areas Space Wolf Grey, drybrushed the darker camo Codex Grey, and then added watered down Graveyard Earth in various places as rust.
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Postby Socaddict » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:16 am

Add a couple of markings, and a few details and I reckon they're probably good to go.

Very effective.
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Postby ruffian4 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:19 am

Very nice, Spack, like the rusty bits.

But, shouldn't you have drilled GIGANTIC holes in them and modelled smoke/fire/mayhem/exploding crewmen shouting "Oh Spack, why hast thou forsaken us???"

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Postby Spack » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:43 am

Soc, that's what I was going to do on the next ones - numbers, kill markings, etc as the very first step so they get all mucky with the wash and rust.

ruffian4, I might just have to do that with one or two of the really bad ones I got off eBay long ago :) Then again, with the way my tanks normally go I might as well just bring a load of craters instead ....
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Postby mattjgilbert » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:07 am

Cool stuff. Add some drybrushed mud and spots of static grass around the tracks and your markings and then show us more pics :D
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Postby Herne » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:26 pm

Be still my beating heart! Dan has finally got to painting his tank company! :lol: So glad you have begun the task - I personally find painting the tanks very rewarding. They look great so far - Can't wait to see em in the 'flesh' down the club. :wink:
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Postby estarriol » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:58 pm

I know using real world examples in SF may not be a great idea. But on real tanks there tends to be a clean patch around markings and numbers, so tht ID is easier I suppose.
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Postby Spack » Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:32 pm

I have some Tamiya weathering sticks I bought ages ago I want to try out too, I've both mud and snow.

As to keeping the markings clean for identification, my tank crews are too battle weary to be bothered to do that. Might explain why they die so easily though ...
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Postby KInG » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:24 pm

looking good m8 ;)
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Postby Herne » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:33 pm

Spack wrote:I have some Tamiya weathering sticks I bought ages ago I want to try out too, I've both mud and snow......


I bought some mig pigments myself - when I get around to doing my Macaharius I want to try them out for the weathering.
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Postby Spack » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:25 am

I painted up another one last night. New one on the left, the one from the first post in this thread on the right.


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The highlighting is more subtle on the new one - it wasn't intentional, but I think I prefer it. Only the edges got a drybrush, not the flat armour facings.

I also added numbers, I think maybe decals would have been a better idea especially as I have loads of them. I might well overpaint those areas, apply decals, and weather again.
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Postby mattjgilbert » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:02 pm

Looking good - I think the one on the left is better too.
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Postby KInG » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:17 pm

me too, better images tho, we needbig pics :)
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Postby Spack » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:20 pm

I'll post bigger pics when I can take some in daylight, the ones I have are quite grainy due to taking them in low light indoors.
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Postby Spack » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:24 am

Got another 3 started last night, they still need the tracks, weapons, and other little gribblies doing.

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