Author Topic: KV2 (my first armor)  (Read 8521 times)

February 25, 2009, 09:43:39 AM
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nico

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Well I first did'n't wanted to join this band  of speed model maker but I must move my big lazy ass.
I choose a WWII Russian Armor and a set of crew. I hope I will be able to finish in time.

« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 02:12:45 PM by nico »

March 01, 2009, 07:48:39 AM
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Here's my progress so far. The tank building is done and I started to work on the base. I think I will do something very close from what Foo Did on his KV-X2 dio. The earth is not dry yet.




« Last Edit: March 01, 2009, 07:52:31 AM by nico »

March 01, 2009, 02:29:46 PM
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New update. I painted the tank.
Unfortunatly I didn't put enough liquitex in my earth mixture so it began to crack. I'll fix that later with the vegetation.


« Last Edit: March 01, 2009, 02:31:52 PM by nico »

March 01, 2009, 02:48:42 PM
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That's too bad about the cracking. You can fill those cracks with more mixture though and they should be fine.

March 01, 2009, 02:57:06 PM
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Lookin' good so far! I'm with FF about filling those cracks.

Keep it up!

Jon
Making the simple complicated is commonplace, making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that\'s creativity. - Charles Mingus

March 02, 2009, 09:38:54 AM
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Thank you guys. Don't worry about the cracks I will fill those and then it will be all rigth.

March 03, 2009, 10:33:37 AM
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Yesterday I try filters and fading for the first time. It's interesting and took time. More than I was expecting. I need to improve my technic.
I first started with filters with a acrylics mix on the top of the turret but as you can see it was a real desaster. I stopped immediatly and went back to ol paints. Great result tough.
Then I sealed the parts and did the fading with oil paints.
Tonight I will fix the top of the turret and carry on the weathering.



March 04, 2009, 02:12:38 PM
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Well Yesterday I fix my mistake on the top of the Turret. Then I did washes and started to do ships.
Tonight I carry on with ships and did the fading on the turret. I add rust here and there.
Next sep will be the pre dusting and washes on the turret.
I should do dry mud on the track to but I don't have acrylic medium matt for the moment.

Concerning the diorama I finally dicided to do a spring atmosphere. I found very good pics of russian landscape with wood gates, trees and bushes. But I'll see that step after my snow bord holiday week ^_^.
The pics are to dark sorry.




March 19, 2009, 09:35:19 AM
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I think I need to by another KV2  :lol:
I carry on and will try to reach the finish line in time.





March 19, 2009, 10:01:03 AM
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Ouchy! That sucks! :(

On the other hand, the base is coming along nicely. I love the fence! :)

Jon
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March 19, 2009, 10:45:47 AM
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Oh noes!  :twitch: Did you drop it?

March 19, 2009, 11:03:10 AM
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Ouch!!!  :doh:  :wacko: I can relate to how you feel...  :unsure:

That really sucks, are you going to be able to complete the model in time?
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March 19, 2009, 11:45:43 AM
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Well I was trying to place the tracks on the kit. It was not the first time and it started to get on my nerves. I was really upset and destroyed the kit to relax myself. It worked very well but now I should buy another kit. fortunatly the turret is ok so I only have to build another main body.
The instruction sheet is not really helpfull to complet this stage. I will ask the guy at the store to know how to place these tracks.
 
I am not sure I'll be in time may be not but I'll complete this as fast as possible. I losted 2 weeks the first week and last week when I was in Alps to ski.

The dio itself is on the right way. Stay tuned. ^_^

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March 19, 2009, 12:45:18 PM
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I was really upset and destroyed the kit to relax myself.
^_^ You remind me of this Calvin & Hobbes strip:



;)

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March 19, 2009, 01:00:19 PM
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fortunatly the turret is ok so I only have to build another main body.

aww.. come on.. you know you secretly wanted to have an excuse to get the KV-X2 that Mig Productions will be selling that just happens to require that you have a KV-2 turret  ;)

March 19, 2009, 11:11:00 PM
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fortunatly the turret is ok so I only have to build another main body.

aww.. come on.. you know you secretly wanted to have an excuse to get the KV-X2 that Mig Productions will be selling that just happens to require that you have a KV-2 turret  ;)

That's right :lol:

March 20, 2009, 11:41:07 PM
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I am back ! I worked on the dio and started to paint the figs. Here are some pics of the dio.
I bought a new KV2 yesterday and stated to build it. Now I know how to mount the tracks  :D.
Concerning the base it's done but if you have any suggestion let me know...
Actually I should be in time. 








March 21, 2009, 08:53:01 PM
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Base looks terrific! Very lush. You gonna finish in time though?

March 21, 2009, 08:54:46 PM
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BTW, for the KV tracks... you can either not glue the road wheel havles on first then slide the completed tracks on then add the outside half of the wheels... or what I did was I made the tracks in 2 parts and connected them after painting. Front and back.

March 21, 2009, 11:58:53 PM
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Base looks terrific! Very lush. You gonna finish in time though?
Thx for your feed back. All the poeple I show it like what I did. I whish I had flowers like those you put on the lighthouse diorama but I didn't find them yet in Paris stores.
I'll do my best to be in time.

BTW, for the KV tracks... you can either not glue the road wheel havles on first then slide the completed tracks on then add the outside half of the wheels... or what I did was I made the tracks in 2 parts and connected them after painting. Front and back.
Actually before building my first KV I read your WIP and noticed you had troubles to place your tracks too. I asked my retailer and he gave me some good advises.
I shouldn't have glue the mudguards first but paint the main body, place the tracks and then place the mudguards.
thx for tips.