It is currently February 21st, 2018, 12:33 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 27th, 2018, 2:29 am 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten

Joined: March 6th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Posts: 213
Good day all!

This is Hobby Boss's 1:35 Russian T24 medium tank. It's kind of an obscure subject, but I like its boxy shape and heavy rivets, and I thought it would be a good subject for some weathering. In reality this was an inter-war design so I don't think they saw any action and were probably kept in pretty good condition, but I think we can be forgiven for using our imaginations a little!
Image


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 27th, 2018, 2:33 am 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten

Joined: March 6th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Posts: 213
I saw this Krylon paint in a craft store while my wife was buying yarn (so nice to have compatible hobbies!). The colour is called "Cocoa Bean", and although it looks black in the photo, it's actually dark brown like very dark chocolate. It also has a nice satin finish, and I thought it would make a good undercoat for weathered armour.
Image


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 27th, 2018, 2:38 am 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten

Joined: March 6th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Posts: 213
Here's the hull and turrets built up and coated with the "cocoa bean" Krylon paint. Frustratingly, the upper hull is made up of a large number of flat panels which all have to be held in place and glued along their edges. The good news is that they fit together very well, and the whole thing is quite solid once it's together.

If it looks shiny, it's because of a layer of hairspray for the chipping to come.
Image


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 27th, 2018, 2:41 am 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten

Joined: March 6th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Posts: 213
I tried pre-shading the centres of the panels with a thinned layer of Tamiya Desert Yellow, as I think white looks too stark. I also hoped the desert yellow would give the final green top coat a warmer tone.
Image


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 27th, 2018, 2:49 am 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten

Joined: March 6th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Posts: 213
Here it is with a top coat of Tamiya Flat Green. This shade looks very bright, but since the model would later be washed with brown artist's oils, I thought the final result would look more olive-coloured. Also, the Russians generally favoured a pretty bright green for their vehicles.

The shading looks overstated here, but I hoped it would be less noticeable once the chipping and other weathering were complete.
Image


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 27th, 2018, 2:52 am 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten

Joined: March 6th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Posts: 213
Chips were added (subtracted? ;-) ) by scrubbing parts of the model with a short-bristled brush soaked in hot water. I tried to concentrate on exposed edges which would see more wear. I think the "cocoa bean" colour worked out quite well here! ;-)
Image


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 27th, 2018, 3:01 am 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten

Joined: March 6th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Posts: 213
The rest of the photos show the model after a layer of Testor's GlossCote, kit decals (these settled down nicely with some Solvaset, but proved very difficult to move once they were in place. If you build this model, try to get the position of the decals right the first time! ;-) ), a layer of Testor's Dullcote, and a dot filter of different shades of brown artist's oils. A very dark brown pin wash was added to the recesses. Small chips were simulated by dampening the surface with thinner, then flicking on a rust-coloured artist's oil paint with a short-bristled brush. The lower hull was dusted with sand-coloured pigment, and some spots were touched up with rust-coloured pigments. Finally, raised areas like grab-handles were rubbed with graphite from a soft pencil to simulate the look of worn metal.

I plan to add some dust and mud to the lower hull, then it's just a matter of attaching the running gear, fenders, and maybe some stowage!

Again, this amount of weathering is probably not realistic for this subject, but I certainly enjoyed doing it!
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 27th, 2018, 11:46 am 
Offline
Mad, Sad and Dangerous To Know!

Joined: November 26th, 2011, 6:11 pm
Posts: 13781
Location: Pontefract West Yorkshire
Oh wow I'm loving this class in armour weathering, Canuck!

_________________
Doing - Airfix 1/32nd Crusader Mk III

Work is the curse of the modelling classes!
IPMS#12300


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 27th, 2018, 12:19 pm 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar
User avatar

Joined: July 31st, 2013, 11:04 am
Posts: 8839
Location: Milton Keynes
Excellent work and some great tips on weathering too!

_________________
Best wishes

Jim

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so"


Top
 Profile  WWW  
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 27th, 2018, 1:58 pm 
Offline
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: May 1st, 2011, 4:42 pm
Posts: 991
Location: Telford
Very well done so far.

_________________
I wish, that I knew what was doing!


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 28th, 2018, 11:27 pm 
Offline
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: April 30th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Posts: 948
Location: Belfast
Your Russian green looks absolutely spot on. Some exceptional weathering as well.

_________________
Regards, Paddy.


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 29th, 2018, 9:33 pm 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar
User avatar

Joined: October 1st, 2011, 11:08 pm
Posts: 6931
Location: Mid Glamorgan, South Wales
Really nice weathering effects. I'm taking notes here 8-)

_________________
COLD WAR S.I.G. LEADER

Wherever there's danger, wherever there's trouble, wherever there's important work to be done....I'll be somewhere else building a model!


Top
 Profile  WWW  
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 30th, 2018, 2:09 am 
Offline
Why is he so confused ?
User avatar

Joined: April 5th, 2011, 3:42 pm
Posts: 10224
Location: Living on a sandbar - Nags Head, NC.
The green came out quite well. Thanks for the explanation of your methods.

_________________
John Ratzenberger :???:
It's my model and I'll do what I want with it.
All problems are soluble in stout.


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: January 31st, 2018, 12:12 pm 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar
User avatar

Joined: May 1st, 2011, 7:41 pm
Posts: 5861
Location: Middlesbrough
Super result and thanks for the tutorial, very informative.

_________________
2018 - A:1 B:3 C:0
Current Projects:
South African Air Force 1958 - 1981 (Springbok and Castle)
East German Air Force 1956 - 1990


Top
 Profile   
 
1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1:35 Hobby Boss T24 Medium Tank
PostPosted: February 8th, 2018, 3:36 pm 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten

Joined: March 6th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Posts: 213
Thanks all for your kind comments! I'm very glad if this is useful!

Here's the T24 in its finished state with the running gear, tracks and fenders. This kit has individual link tracks, and I still have a lot to learn about building these. The left one turned out OK, but I botched the right one. :cry: BTW, if anybody else is interested in building this kit, the instructions say to use 68 links per side, but I found this was a bit short. I'd recommend 69, or a couple more if you want a lot of sag in the upper run. The kit provides a few extras.

Aside from that, I just added some weathering with dust-coloured pigments, and some rusty patches using "Sophisticated Finishes" two-part rust effect. This is most apparent on the muffler.

Cheers!
Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Macinscott 3 style by HighDefGeek