mercredi 25 juin 2014

T-80 Soviet light tank - Ready for weathering

Hi friends. Here are some little updates like the extreme highlights, decals, a coat of gloss varnish and some base painting of details (tools, clamps, headlight, ...)

So, the zenithal painting is done, let's go for the weathering !

dimanche 15 juin 2014

T-80 Soviet light tank - Base painting

Hi my friends.
After the grayscale preshading It was the critical stage to be made : the base painting.
The first layer was done with Lifecolor UA-259 (4BO ground shade) very diluted (in fact it was more colored thinner). several very light coats were made but I didn't very happy with the result because one base color did not made really the zenithal painting result I would like. (sorry I forget to take a picture of this stage). I have decided to add two others colors (4BO deep shade LC UA-260 and 4BO flashed shade LC UA-258) to add more intense zenithal effect.
Due to further processes, the effects will be a bit obvious otherwise with one single color I think it will be too subtle to see after all further weathering stages.
In my opinion, the grayscale (B/W) preshading will be done with only pure black and pure white. The several gray tones are too subtle to be see after the base painting.
All kinds of comments or discussions will be welcome.
Thanks guys.

samedi 14 juin 2014

T-80 Soviet light tank - Gray scale preshading

Hello my friends. I've tried to paint my T-80 with the preshading "Black and White" style from José Luis López Ruiz. In fact it is a gray scale painting to make all light and worn effects before the application of the current paint.
During the building stage I've prepainted the lower hull, road wheels and tracks for ease, they will be treated later.
After a coat of Vallejo Acrylic Polyurethane grey primer, I've sprayed the Tamiya XF-1 Black on all recesses and around all details followed by Tamiya XF-2 White and two grey tones (XF-24 and XF-83).
This is the result on my MiniArt T-80 :

Any kind of comments or suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.

lundi 9 juin 2014

T-80 Soviet light tank - assembly complete

This is my new project : The T-80 Soviet light tank from Miniart (special edition with photoetched parts). Only some improvements were made (handrails replaced, welding beats created with sprue, some bolts added, butterfly nuts added for the tools). The PE parts included in the kit are very fine, very crisp.
The painting will follow soon. All comments are welcome.