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Ron's brush painted 'Disc' camouflaged 1/35 Stug IV with schurzen

...or spots before the eyes!

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spanner57009/11/2017 14:51:19
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I hope this is in the right section......

I recently spotted this camo. pattern (which I didn't even knew existed) and thought "Now that's a challenge and a half for us 'brush 'ands'.

I found a long lost Stug in my loft. The diorama it was on has long been re-cycled.

I experimented as to how to get circles with a paint brush and came up with the idea of cutting down the bristles of an old brush with the correct diameter ferrule, right down to the bones. Then, with the brush just touching the plastic. I gave it a slight twist and produced an acceptable circle. I cut down a smaller brush for smaller circles....

I've used Vallejo Model Air. Please excuse the model itself, there are a few bits missing. I just wanted to see if I could paint the Disk camo.

Practicing on a bit of plastic is one thing, but to start on the model is quite another matter. I stared at it for days before i took the plunge! I didn't have a plan, I just started in one corner and let the camo. shape develop as it would.

Here's my stab at it.......Pardon the pun!

I hope you approve.

 

This is a picture I saved of the German Grey Stug on the original diorama.

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Stripped down, re-painted and the Commander on holiday!

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I even kept the side thingies.

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Here's my attempt at this Disk Camo. scheme. All squeaky clean waiting for some weathering.

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Next up I'll tone down the paintwork and start the weathering.

Cheers,

Ron

 

Edited By spanner570 on 09/11/2017 14:58:15

jimbo09/11/2017 15:14:54
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Hi Ron

Whose a clever boy then. Not only clever but inventive wink 2

Jim

Si Benson09/11/2017 15:25:08
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A’noon Ron,

A very effective looking scheme, it can only look better still with a bit of weatheringthumbs up

Si

Peter Low 309/11/2017 15:38:15
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Hi Ron as a hairy stick operator myself I can appreciate all that twisting you have done, very clever Idea and nicely done, I'll keep watching, now where is my W&N series 7 to chop down smile o

Pete

colin bruce 109/11/2017 17:12:27
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Ron,

Super cool indeed! I saw a tutorial where they used a small punch on a 3x5 card and made a similar mask. However it was a fixed camo whereas yours can be done in any pattern.

TOPNOTCH!

Colin

Scottie09/11/2017 19:07:24
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Ron,

Very nicely done indeed, looks very good.

Scottie

John Race09/11/2017 21:30:00
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Super work Ron .

John.

Hooch10/11/2017 00:09:13
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You knock off the tools or paint them in situ?

Fernando Nijhuis10/11/2017 18:03:31
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Very nice work Ron, I admire your patience for tackling such a difficult scheme.thumbs up

Fernando

spanner57014/11/2017 14:38:44
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Sorry for the delay in replying chaps, but I've been on a coach jolly up to N.W Scotland. Still as beautiful as ever.

Didn't much care for the 10hr. each way journey though!

Thank you for all your positive and encouraging posts.

Peter Low 3 - Don't even joke about such potential destruction!

Hooch - I stick as much as I can onto the model, tools etc.,and because I brush paint, I find it safer than on the sprues. With no fear of glue ruining small pre- painted bits when fixing to the model. I then dotted around them. I figured the crew wouldn't remove the items prior to painting the dots. I could be wrong, but that's the way I decided to do it...... 

 

Anyway, I've started the weathering.

With the plates at an angle, I simply brushed on some watered down Dk. Brown acrylics along the whole of the sides and let the paint run where it liked. I knew the paint would 'gather' along the bottom to give a more dusty appearance than the upper part.

I also gave all the wheels a dose too.

Here is the result.

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I'll give the hull the same simple and straight forward treatment, and then place the model on a small base.

Cheers all.

Ron

Edited By spanner570 on 14/11/2017 14:41:24

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