Author Topic: JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank  (Read 12620 times)

September 26, 2006, 11:25:48 AM
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Thank you for taking the time to document each step in the process--especially with regard to the figures. This is an invaluable resource for those of us (*cough*me*cough*) who sometimes get a bit corn-fuzzled trying to navigate through ArmoramA.
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September 26, 2006, 05:59:04 PM
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Wingnut: Thanks! No other vehicles for this one. Dios take up too much display room as it is. This is nicely compact.

Zero: Thanks man! Glad to hear this is turning out to be a useful build/tutorial. :D

Here's some more progress on painting the tools and such, paint chips, and a clearcoat before decals.

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-JGSDFType74-paint.htm


September 27, 2006, 05:30:31 PM
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The figures are almost done. Just a few details to apply such as the rifles and goggles. I ended up using watercolors in the end to add a wash and drybrush and it really helped highlight aspects of the figures that were hidden by the business of the camo pattern.

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-JGSDFType74-figs.htm


September 28, 2006, 06:41:37 PM
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The next update is for decals, filters, tool chipping, and the first wash on the tank. I thinkI need to go back and write some more details about the filter process and why it's done though.

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-JGSDFType74-paint.htm


September 29, 2006, 05:39:53 PM
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Today I applied the fading to the model with oils and mineral spirits. This is an effect that I think truely brings out the realism in a surface. The way it adds subtle color changes and tones really looks great.

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-JGSDFType74-paint.htm


September 30, 2006, 06:25:55 PM
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Today I added 2 washes to build up the layers of dusty weathering. Looks great and just like some of the Type 74 reference images I've seen.

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-JGSDFType74-paint.htm


October 01, 2006, 02:01:44 AM
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Hi,
I like the way everything is turning out. Very nice work on the figures. I think the camo dots is a bit too large for JGSDF camo, but looks a nice version of the woodland camo, so it can be a future developement of the current JGSDF camo pattern. The wash binded the camo colors very nicely. I'll try it with the current figures.

To finish off the figures, I would recommned adding a very thin line of lamp black oil color to the eye slits. It will add interest to the faces. You don't have to add irises, as in this scale the thin line is enough in my opinion, otherwise it can look like the figures have manga eyes...

Just one small thing, if I remember correctly all the figures have gloves.

Anyways, I'm having great time following the journal, great work!

October 02, 2006, 08:04:25 AM
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Excellent work on the tank and figures, ff!

October 02, 2006, 10:12:47 AM
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Wow the amount of detail on the camo is insane...awesome job.

October 02, 2006, 06:26:02 PM
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braxat: Thanks for the tips. Actually only a couple of the figs have the gloves. The waving guy does not. I'll have to try the black in the eye slits. The camo was not easy at that scale. :(

I added more progress of some of the rain marks and pre-dusting effects.

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-JGSDFType74-paint.htm


October 03, 2006, 02:29:58 PM
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I've added in-progs of making dust/mud on both the tracks as well as the rest of the tank. I added the track weathering info in the tracks page to keep it in one place.

Hull Weathering:
http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-JGSDFType74-paint.htm

Track Weathering:
http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-JGSDFType74-tracks.htm




October 03, 2006, 10:25:07 PM
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Nice and muddy!! Mig powders look like they're really good, aren't they pretty expensive?
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I'm trying to decrease my talk : model ratio.
Less talk more model!

October 03, 2006, 11:02:10 PM
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wow master, this is really educating.never knew kits would go this far in terms of mimicing and level of detail.cant wait to see it!

peace.

October 04, 2006, 01:05:01 PM
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Quote from: "pu_rplecow"
Nice and muddy!! Mig powders look like they're really good, aren't they pretty expensive?


They're around 5-7 bucks depending on where you go, but they last forever.  I've been using my set for at least 2 years..

October 04, 2006, 06:39:35 PM
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And finally for the weathering and painting page we have progress shots of the drying mud. This was basically achieved by dusting the darker mud with lighter pigments. Looks great! I also attached the tracks and added a shot of the base with the Silflor grass.

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-JGSDFType74-paint.htm