Takom 30.5cm Howizter

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Takom 30.5cm Howizter

Postby Mark » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:12 pm

This is a kit that I built some time ago, but have only just got round to starting to paint. The kit goes together very nicely without any drama, or filler. My first Takom kit, and I'm quite impressed. Certainly easier to build than Bronco.

I've decided to take the difficult option of going for the Siege of Sevastopol 1942 colour scheme. All over RAL7021 dark grey. A single solid dark colour is a real challenge to weather!

ImageIMG_3849 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

This is the model with the base colour on. The first step will be air brushing some well thinned black into the shadows. This is sprayed in a predominantly upwards direction to catch the underside of the girders, barrel, etc.
The second step will be to spray a lighter grey from above the model, downwards to highlight the tops to the beams, barrel, etc. A bit of light modulation I guess.
I've no idea what the third step will be! Have to have a look and try to work out where to take it....... Suggestions always welcome :D
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Re: Takom 30.5cm Howizter

Postby steve131 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:39 pm

Lovely model do like Takom , Snaps your man.
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Re: Takom 30.5cm Howizter

Postby Morris » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:32 pm

Watching this one too....
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Re: Takom 30.5cm Howizter

Postby snapdragon » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:38 am

That's really nice, Mark. The colour looks spot on too for German Grey.

Rather than weathering it why not put a silk finish clear coat and use natural light and the human eye and brain to create the shades and shadows, or a couple of directed lights in the cabinet!

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