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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 01:23 AM UTC
Almost done.

Holdfast793
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:58 AM UTC
Finished model and diorama.



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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 11:46 AM UTC
That looks cool mate, is this the Conqueror? and what scale?

It looks very good, a better picture than the one on FB and I do like the look of it. More like the armour that I saw on excercise than some of the contrived "artistic" models that are the norm these days. The groundwork looks good, I'm guessing that the lights for the photography are making the mud too shiny? Maybe tape off the base edge before sloshing the mud around! That is slack for a Vet! Even so it is very good
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 09:33 PM UTC
Very nice John.
Nice to see a target not covered in rust and chipped to hell.
What did you use for the tree, it looks pretty good?
Andy
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:14 AM UTC
I thought the uneven edge gave it a better look personally.
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:19 AM UTC
Andy, the tree is copper wire that I extracted from a kettle lead and then wound together. Covered in plaster which was dyed with a cheap acrylic brown paint. I then dried brushed it, followed by a covering of base green flock. I then slowly put foliage on which is Woodland scenics Dark Green Bushes.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:09 PM UTC

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I thought the uneven edge gave it a better look personally.



Checked my BATCO and yep, you forgot to mask the edge!
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:56 AM UTC

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Andy, the tree is copper wire that I extracted from a kettle lead and then wound together. Covered in plaster which was dyed with a cheap acrylic brown paint. I then dried brushed it, followed by a covering of base green flock. I then slowly put foliage on which is Woodland scenics Dark Green Bushes.


I think I will have a go at that technique, not sure how the Better Half will feel about me taking the kettle apart though .
Andy