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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.





Cheers,
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! canít 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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Giuseppe

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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.
Cheers,
Dave.

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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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