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Offline gedmundson

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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2020, 08:50:29 AM »
As a prequel to painting, I decided to try something a bit different - overlap some masking tape onto the model so that the camo pattern could be drawn in place then the patches cut out and masked as each colour was to be applied. I'm guessing that 5-6 colours were used, but tough to tell using black and white photos.

It seems where the black demarkation lines have been painted onto the actual tanks, the illustrators who have interpreted these for model and book references have occasionally missed the difference in colour on either side and drawn snaky looking black lines in the middle of a patch.

Studying the patterns on a few different Mk.1 females from "A" Company, I created patterns for the sides and top of my model. The masking tape was then transfered to a glass plate, and I decided which colours would go where by marking the patches. Painting these will be a fairly involved process.





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Gary



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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2020, 04:56:46 PM »
wow! brilliant work! can’t wait to see how it tourns out with the paint!
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edo

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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2020, 06:12:38 PM »
Great job till now, I'm sure all this research will pay after painting.
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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2020, 02:01:12 AM »
Edo and Giuseppe - thanks for your comments.

After a week of arduous masking and airbrushing, my model has some patches of colour. The dark grey lines were done with a fine brush. The weathering stage will be more involved, to try and tone down this vivid scheme into a more believable replica of the battlefield.

Cheers,
Gary



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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2020, 05:42:48 AM »
Very nice paintwork. Having previously masked lozenge before I can only sympathise with the amount of masking required for that.

You are doing your upmost to convince me to get a few WW1 armour kits.

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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2020, 06:56:40 AM »
Amazing work Gary, very impressive.
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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2020, 05:04:14 PM »
beautiful!
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edo

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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2020, 11:17:08 PM »
 :o :o :o
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Looking splendid!

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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2020, 11:30:49 PM »
Gorgeous paintwork!
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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2020, 11:33:50 PM »
Now that camo turned out fantastic Gary , very time consuming and not something I would tackle .


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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2020, 06:39:54 AM »
Thanks so much to all that have looked and commented - I really appreciate it!

I've started the weathering process by airbrushing a faint amount of what I call "Greyish dirt" (Tamiya acrylic paint mix of all sorts) all over the model, concentrating on the lower portions and the rear of the vehicle. This tends to make it look quite toned-down and bland. I have then dampened the surface of the model, about 2" at a time, and applied a mineral spirit wash of brown/black oil paint to the details. I went over this a few times with a dampened brush, streaking it downward. It needs to be done over to help blend everything and get rid of tide marks. Some tide marks can be seen where I've started on the model.

This is just a couple of steps in a long process, but I thought I'd put up a picture showing halfway progress on one of the sides as an example. Still lots of steps to go.


Model airbrushed with greyish dirt colour, and oil paint pin-wash started on the right hand side...working my way to the left.

Cheers,
Gary


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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2020, 07:08:21 AM »
I made a stowage box with tarp for the rear tail assembly from putty and sheet styrene, but after painting everything realized I should have strapped the tarp down. So a new one was constructed with a couple of tools to enhance it a bit.

As the weathering stages continue, I finally added some of the smaller bits like headlights, periscope and a tail light.







Cheers,
Gary

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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2020, 12:48:59 PM »
Beautiful job with the weathering Gary and on the storage box  :)

Terri
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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2020, 04:02:18 AM »
Gary, you are really a master of masking and painting! Brilliant!
You cut the mask by hand? Looks like a job for a electronic cutting machine ;)

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Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2020, 05:09:40 AM »
Breathtaking paintjob. It’s a pity that this kit is not available at the moment. I‘d build a second one, looking at these great pics as Inspiration.
Andreas
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