login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

Campaigns
Where Armorama group builds can be discussed, organized, and updates posted.
Big Cats Mk. V
Chaman911
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: August 28, 2015
KitMaker: 233 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 07:40 AM UTC
Thanks for the compliments. I am linking the video I learned the Black Green trick from. I really enjoy the videos these guys make, check it out.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=314s&v=M_1mWo4CtZ4
LikesTanks
Visit this Community
Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: May 07, 2013
KitMaker: 149 posts
Armorama: 142 posts
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 07:06 AM UTC
Nice camo on the Panther.
Procrastination takes hold, but I am still making progress
Soojet
Visit this Community
Ohio, United States
Joined: March 22, 2018
KitMaker: 9 posts
Armorama: 9 posts
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 06:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Matt,
You are right. The three tone cammo has largely covered the preshading but it can be seen. In my mind the pre shading should be very subtle so I am not bothered that much of it is covered. I think it adds some depth to the model without being over powering. I’m at work now but will try to post an update pic so you can see for yourself. I always use Tamiya Black Green to preshade dark yellow.



I was skeptical of the preshading, as some modelers tend to make it too subtle and almost indistinguishable after the camo is applied. I think you struck the right balance of subtlety and visibility with your work, great job!

I do agree with you that preshading should not be overpowering, I've seen some that are way too noticeable (mine included). I like your idea of using Black Green for preshading, I am going to steal that and try it on my next Dark Yellow build.
Chaman911
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: August 28, 2015
KitMaker: 233 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 04:20 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper. Looking forward to seeing your Tiger progress.
SGTJKJ
#041
Visit this Community
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,439 posts
Armorama: 4,509 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:56 PM UTC
Nice Camo work, Bryan!

I have basecoated my tiger and given it a gloss coat. Next are the Camo decals.
More to follow

Chaman911
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: August 28, 2015
KitMaker: 233 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 09:25 PM UTC
A couple pics of the cammo down. Decals and weathering to come.


Chaman911
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: August 28, 2015
KitMaker: 233 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 02:25 AM UTC
Hi Matt,
You are right. The three tone cammo has largely covered the preshading but it can be seen. In my mind the pre shading should be very subtle so I am not bothered that much of it is covered. I think it adds some depth to the model without being over powering. I’m at work now but will try to post an update pic so you can see for yourself. I always use Tamiya Black Green to preshade dark yellow.
Soojet
Visit this Community
Ohio, United States
Joined: March 22, 2018
KitMaker: 9 posts
Armorama: 9 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 01:59 AM UTC
That's some great pre-shading Bryan! Are you afraid that the other colors of the camo will cover up the pre-shaded portion of the base coat?
SGTJKJ
#041
Visit this Community
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,439 posts
Armorama: 4,509 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 09:02 AM UTC
Nice preshading, Bryan.

Richard, very good job on the PE zimmerit. I sometimes get gaps between the plastic armour and the PE parts. Yours look perfect!

Looking forward to see more.

I have started building my Tiger. Basic construction is done. I have left the small bits of for the moment as I want to use decal camouflage for this one. It will be interesting.

Chaman911
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: August 28, 2015
KitMaker: 233 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 01:43 AM UTC
The base color with some pre shading is down. will start the 3 tone cammo in the next few days.


LikesTanks
Visit this Community
Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: May 07, 2013
KitMaker: 149 posts
Armorama: 142 posts
Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 02:34 PM UTC
Finally got the kitty out again and finished building




I used a coarser mesh on the raised grilles as the super-fine Tamiya supplied stuff would be opaque once painted. Next up - priming
Chaman911
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: August 28, 2015
KitMaker: 233 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 10:42 AM UTC
Nice choice Nigel. Looking forward to the build
kunjuro
Visit this Community
Philippines
Joined: October 27, 2013
KitMaker: 287 posts
Armorama: 283 posts
Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 06:01 AM UTC
Heya folks. Gonna try to play catchup but here's my entry Started a few days ago. Plodding along slowly but surely.


roman
Visit this Community
Slovakia
Joined: July 20, 2004
KitMaker: 88 posts
Armorama: 84 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
My entry

bunker from Leningrad with turret of KV-220 (russian tiger)
Trumpeter 1:35, scratchbuilt



SGTJKJ
#041
Visit this Community
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,439 posts
Armorama: 4,509 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 08:40 PM UTC
I am entering this campaign with the Tamiya Tiger tank.

More to follow

Mrclark7
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 296 posts
Armorama: 286 posts
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 02:31 PM UTC
haven't gotten to much farther along. But thought I would share this purchase.

I purchased this for $1.00 at the Dollar store. Just strong enough and light enough to make ease of sanding tasks.





Chaman911
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: August 28, 2015
KitMaker: 233 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 01:40 AM UTC
Some more update pics. Tamiya Panther D coming along on schedule. Aber schurzen and an Orange Hobby metal barrel added. Still waiting on my tracks.


Chaman911
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: August 28, 2015
KitMaker: 233 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:44 AM UTC
Hi everybody!
Glad to see everyone plugging along. It has been a long time since I have posted anything but I have been working on my Panther D. I have a metal barrel, PE schurzen, and fruil tracks on the way to make this thing pop. I was going to model the hatch open and add a commander but the inside of the coupola has no detail so I just glued the lid on.
Great looking builds going on. Keep up the great work!


Scipio2010
#401
Visit this Community
Georgia, United States
Joined: December 08, 2013
KitMaker: 261 posts
Armorama: 193 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 06:41 AM UTC
I love seeing all the Tigers in this campaign.

Ive added the final touches on Otto Carius' first Tiger, tactical number 213.

I did quite a bit of tonal modulation on this build, which doesn't always show up that well in the pictures. I wanted to depict the Tiger before it got into too much action so I kept the weathering light.

Comments welcome, cant wait to see the rest of the builds.







Mrclark7
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 296 posts
Armorama: 286 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 05:20 PM UTC
Started building this tonight then realized I didnt do a open box shot.



Jupiterblitz
Joined: December 30, 2007
KitMaker: 869 posts
Armorama: 787 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 01:01 PM UTC
Ja, they provide much for the money.

In the meanwhile I've finished the Tiger I




Many of the parts haven't been glued, yet e.g. the head lamps or the exhaust pipes.

It was sometimes tough to build. The Schürzen were a pain to apply properly. Three tiny pins to fix such a large piece with superglue.

But fitting is very good as are the PE meshes by Aber.
The RB Model barrel doesn't fit thus I didn't use it.

Actually a metal barrel isn't necessary at all as the plastic part is fine, either.
Mrclark7
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 296 posts
Armorama: 286 posts
Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 09:49 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello Kelly,

they are 1:48 scale






Thanks, maybe Ill drop into that size for a try.
Thirian24
Visit this Community
Oklahoma, United States
Joined: September 30, 2015
KitMaker: 2,432 posts
Armorama: 2,284 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 05:26 PM UTC
Looking killer on that detail!
Jupiterblitz
Joined: December 30, 2007
KitMaker: 869 posts
Armorama: 787 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:42 AM UTC
Daniel, thank you.

Very interesting PE-job. In particular the tool clamps might be pretty challenging.
Jupiterblitz
Joined: December 30, 2007
KitMaker: 869 posts
Armorama: 787 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:39 AM UTC
Hello Kelly,

they are 1:48 scale