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PostPosted: December 31st, 2017, 6:07 pm 
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iggie wrote:
I have to agree with Shaun; the stowage looks fabulous!

Happy new year to you!


Thank you Iggie, Happy New Year to you.

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Not much progress on the tank lately, but I made a start on the crew. I glued the arms into place, added some filler and sanded the edges when it was dry. After a coat of Halfords plastic primer, I undercoated them with Tamiya Khaki with a touch of RAF green. The flesh was painted with Vallejo ModelColor Dark Flesh.
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Time now to break out the quality paint brushes and start the main painting with Humbrol enamels.

As for the Greyhound, I started on its crew as well. Although its hard to tell, they have been undercoated in Tamiya Buff.
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This is the set I'm using for the Greyhound:
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PostPosted: January 8th, 2018, 5:39 pm 
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Some tank crew, excellent, I look forward to seeing these develop.

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Thanks Shaun.
Finally started painting the Centurion.
I pre-shaded everything with thinned Tamiya flat black. Then sprayed the main colour, using Vallejo IDF Sinai Grey '82 and added highlights by mixing some white into the main colour.
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The tyres were glued in place and the wheels added as well.
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Gotta say, I do like the Vallejo Sinai grey 82.
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IDF armour colour is another minefield like olive drab or dunkelgelb.
I've seen a boat load of paint mixes on various forums, but this seems as good as any.

I had also primed the side skirts, but when it came to spraying them I realised I'd primed the inner face of the left hand side skirts and not the outer face!!! :oops:

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Very sweet looking. I like the blending of colors.

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Nice job! The pre-shading has paid off well

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Oh man that is a really great paint job, Paddy. The blooper re the side skirts sounds like something I'd do!

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Thanks guys.

Tracks and side skirts finally added - Now it looks like a centuron. I also added the jerry cans, fire extinguishers, turret hatches and stretcher.
All detail painting and modulation was finished. The modulation looks a bit extreme right now but the filter coat will tone it down.
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Pioneer tools and tow cables painted and still to be weathered. Pretty tricky to paint these in situ!
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The contents of the turret basket were painted and highlighted. They still need a wash to add the deep shadows and really make them stand out.
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The last of the stowage has been base coated.
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Next is a gloss coat and decals.

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Very nice. Great set of pics.

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Hooley Dooley!
I like the way that Centurion looks!

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Wow! Sweet looking Centurion. Really like the paint modulation and detail work.


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Thanks for looking in gents. :)
A bit more progress. It got a gloss coat and the decals were added. Next it got a light sand filter wash followed by a dark brown pin wash. Then tonight it got a dull coat using Winsor & Newton Galleria matt varnish.
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The stowage looks a bit better with a wash and a matt coat:
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Chipping was kept to a bare minimum and only applied lightly to the ERA blocks and front fenders.
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I have some oil paint streaking, metalizing and pigments to do and then thats it!!!

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Simply superb Paddy; you're really bring all that detail to life wonderfully

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That’s not a model. That’s a work of art.

Utterly stunning.

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Amazing work!


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