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Offline Steven Robson

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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2015, 08:12:37 PM »
She's a lovely morser Dave.  I'm a great fan of these Takom artillery kits.  I think building this one will make me learn some new skills along the way.  The wheels on your morser are, robust. :)

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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2015, 06:39:59 AM »
Very beautiful work and painting, Dave.
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Martin

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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2015, 06:54:10 AM »
I think building this one will make me learn some new skills along the way.  The wheels on your morser are, robust. :)

Steven

These are my thoughts exactly, Steven. Armor and artillery kits offer an opportunity to practice a new way of painting and weathering. It looks very fun do do.

George

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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2015, 08:35:54 AM »
I think building this one will make me learn some new skills along the way.  The wheels on your morser are, robust. :)

Steven

These are my thoughts exactly, Steven. Armor and artillery kits offer an opportunity to practice a new way of painting and weathering. It looks very fun do do.

George


This is so true George.  I ventured out recently into building an armoured car for a brief flirtation.  This was great fun, I'm so hooked now that I'd even consider building a WW1 tank :) or six.  Weathering scale models is a most interesting subject. 



Renault-Mgebrov armoured car 1915

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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2016, 11:45:53 PM »
Whilst waiting for my resin base from Masterpiece Models to arrive,  I decided to darken down the tone of my morser which I thought looked a bit too bright.

After airbrushing a couple of filter coats, the morser now looks like this:








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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2016, 03:14:55 AM »
Really nice Dave, the filter added to the look.

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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2016, 04:36:38 AM »
Very well done Dave.
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Martin

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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2016, 06:42:04 AM »
Very nicely done Dave, the filter added the finishing touch to an already superb model.

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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2016, 09:57:36 PM »
Very well done! Terrific painting and the final tone down looks awesome!
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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2016, 10:15:11 PM »
Many thanks for the comments everyone!

Today my diorama base from Masterpiece Models arrived.

The casting is really good with no air bubbles.

Just need to source an artillery crew and a few morser rounds next....






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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2016, 10:44:21 PM »
Beautiful work, Dave!  The darkening with the filter was
just what it needed.  Perfect!  I look forward to seeing
what you do with the diorama base.  Well done, my friend!

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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2016, 07:50:45 PM »
Hey Dave!
I like it very much! I can't wait to see how your base will turn out... not to mention what i could steal learn from you!  ;)
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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2016, 07:53:38 PM »
The diorama base looks excellent , it will paint up beautifully and really set the scene.

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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2016, 09:52:54 PM »


Thank you everyone!

Yes on the subject of painting, the resin base was washed and then given a spray coat of resin-primer.

Next the central pit area was airbrushed with Tamiya flat earth XF-52.

I then decided to try something different for the sides of the base. Rather than plain black sides which nevertheless would look good, the multi coloured German helmets of 1917, provided some inspiration.....







If anyone is interested in how / why the German helmets came to be painted in this style of camouflage there is an interesting article here:

https://alexanderandsonsrestorations.com/truth-camouflaged-helmets-great-war/
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Re: A Takom 1/35 Morser
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2016, 02:13:12 AM »
  Dave,
As always Outstanding skill and craftsmanship my old friend. Very impressive works on the Moser and the base.Love the painting and the details.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
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