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I spent more time on weathering these tracks than any previously.  I think I've learned a lot about how rubber roadwheels react with the neighboring steel by looking at current photos.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz

 

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12 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Great looking Leopard Gaz. I looked around and couldn't find a replacement MG and mount for you. I thought there might be one in my spares box but there wasn't. 

Carl

Thanks mate, I appreciate the effort!

 

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2 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

So I'm at my bench and I look down on it and see this. 

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I'm not sure if it's the right MG, but if so, let me know and I can send it off to you. 

Carl

Thanks again for your effort.  That's the right gun...  But I have one of those I can use.   The mount is the crucial piece.  I may scratch one some day.  Bothers me that I still can't figure out what happened to them.

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6 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

Lovely Leo Gaz, I really like that hazed turret patina :notworthy:

Thank you, Martin.  It's the result of an experimental technique tried for the first time that I want to expand upon in the future.

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7 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

It's perfect, that is like I remember tanks during summer exercises, little bit of dust and the slightest hint of mud on the wheels and tracks.Love it !

Thank you!  Weathering the tracks was a whole new deal for me.   Again, something which I want to expand upon in the future.   I made some 'textured mud' with model paste and cheap tube acrylic paints which I stippled on with various brushes depending on the space I needed to fill.  Photos from the Bundeswehr tank training areas show a lot of yellow mud.  I keep a lot of old grotty brushes way past their freshness date for various purposes.  (or I'm a tightwad...lol)  One of my main concerns is getting away from pigments, because they are easily wiped away, and often change colors if hit with a clear coat.

 

I've considered that every new technique either creates more work, obliterates a previous layer, or shows me that I wasted money on older techniques.

 

Gaz

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