March hobby goal updates: Rex

My reasonable hobby goal from the last podcast (here) was to weather & complete my Panzer IV tank by 17 March, may not seam like a big job but this is the first vehicle that I will have ever weathered with oils, and pigments so its a big jump off. So, with 12 days to go here is a picture of what I have achieved so far...

​Comment (and subscribe to this post) below for updates.

Friday Photo: "Shoes on the Danube Bank" - Budapes...
Fortress Budapest - Bolt Action Supplement
 

Comments 9

Rex on Tuesday, 05 March 2019 23:05

Update Zero - The base product:

https://digitalwelcomemat.com/valhallagames_net/files/images01/PZIV_0.jpg

Update Zero - The base product: [img]https://digitalwelcomemat.com/valhallagames_net/files/images01/PZIV_0.jpg[/img]
Dan on Thursday, 07 March 2019 04:05

hahaha, i opened this first on my phone...thought the pic wasnt loading!....

10 days to go, Rex!!! dont be in the hall of shame!!

hahaha, i opened this first on my phone...thought the pic wasnt loading!....:D 10 days to go, Rex!!! dont be in the hall of shame!!
Rex on Sunday, 10 March 2019 00:02

I made progress (?) I watched some YouTube videos and made a list.

Here is my unfiltered un-spellchecked un-rationalized list:

Order of business:
Done already:
Base coat

To do
Decals
Filter
Wash (as well as below??)
Streaking (or later??)
Two tone chipping (or later??)
Oil pinwash
Discoloration and highlighting effects
Chipping (again??)
Dust/Mud
?
Matt Clear coat


Individual tasks:

Streaking
More research required

TWO TONE CHIPPING EFFECTS
[Not sure about chipping before or after I think the after method below is the best]
https://youtu.be/V5qh5IkeHcU?t=353
Slightly lighter colour
Red/brown primer for a very few
Don't forget some horizontal switches

OIL PINWASH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fliRVuu4fLg
**Satin varnish before oils (mix of gloss and Matt)
Pin wash 50/50 dark brown and black
Thin 80%
Carefully apply with small brush, in panel lines, rivets etc
After it has dried(?) wipe away excess with brush and thinner
(No varnish required after)

Dark Yellow base coloured
DISCOLORATION AND HIGHLIGHTING EFFECTS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV26I1WQ01U&t=78s

Paints used:
Titanium white
Naples yellow
Raw umber
Green Earth
Another green???

Oil paint on cardboard to soak out oil

50/50 Naples yellow with white (a lighter color that the original paint)
Put on a few dots or short lines, minimal paint (almost like a wash)
add some thinner to an old splayed brush smear out
Should be subtle, you are after a non-uniformity of the colour

Same again with green areas
Use a darker color
As above

Same again with off-white/cream on top most panels, the ones most exposed to fading

Same again
Dark green/dark-brown mix almost looks like chipping

Same again grease or grime hard brown panel lines (query instead of pinwash??)

CHIPING Foam and brush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV26I1WQ01U&t=78s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5qh5IkeHcU
https://youtu.be/V5qh5IkeHcU?t=387
Dark brown
Sponge and tweasers
(option: Use bad brush that has splayed brissels)

DUST/Mud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDtMErrEvBM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fliRVuu4fLg

Notes/thoughs:
Grease/mud would be good if it was shiny not matt. Brush/dab on gloss after?

I made progress (?) I watched some YouTube videos and made a list. Here is my unfiltered un-spellchecked un-rationalized list: Order of business: Done already: Base coat To do Decals Filter Wash (as well as below??) Streaking (or later??) Two tone chipping (or later??) Oil pinwash Discoloration and highlighting effects Chipping (again??) Dust/Mud ? Matt Clear coat Individual tasks: Streaking More research required TWO TONE CHIPPING EFFECTS [Not sure about chipping before or after I think the after method below is the best] https://youtu.be/V5qh5IkeHcU?t=353 Slightly lighter colour Red/brown primer for a very few Don't forget some horizontal switches OIL PINWASH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fliRVuu4fLg **Satin varnish before oils (mix of gloss and Matt) Pin wash 50/50 dark brown and black Thin 80% Carefully apply with small brush, in panel lines, rivets etc After it has dried(?) wipe away excess with brush and thinner (No varnish required after) Dark Yellow base coloured DISCOLORATION AND HIGHLIGHTING EFFECTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV26I1WQ01U&t=78s Paints used: Titanium white Naples yellow Raw umber Green Earth Another green??? Oil paint on cardboard to soak out oil 50/50 Naples yellow with white (a lighter color that the original paint) Put on a few dots or short lines, minimal paint (almost like a wash) add some thinner to an old splayed brush smear out Should be subtle, you are after a non-uniformity of the colour Same again with green areas Use a darker color As above Same again with off-white/cream on top most panels, the ones most exposed to fading Same again Dark green/dark-brown mix almost looks like chipping Same again grease or grime hard brown panel lines (query instead of pinwash??) CHIPING Foam and brush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV26I1WQ01U&t=78s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5qh5IkeHcU https://youtu.be/V5qh5IkeHcU?t=387 Dark brown Sponge and tweasers (option: Use bad brush that has splayed brissels) DUST/Mud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDtMErrEvBM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fliRVuu4fLg Notes/thoughs: Grease/mud would be good if it was shiny not matt. Brush/dab on gloss after?
Rex on Monday, 11 March 2019 17:32

Yesterdays efforts; painting tools, touching up wheels etc. Most importantly deciding on location of decals and gloss coat in prep for that.

https://valhallagames.net/files/images01/pzivdecals.jpg

Yesterdays efforts; painting tools, touching up wheels etc. Most importantly deciding on location of decals and gloss coat in prep for that. [img]https://valhallagames.net/files/images01/pzivdecals.jpg[/img]
Rex on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:22

Achievement for today, decals (I hate decals):

https://valhallagames.net/files/images01/Decals.jpg

Achievement for today, decals (I hate decals): [img]https://valhallagames.net/files/images01/Decals.jpg[/img]
Rex on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:34

Today no progress was made today due to:


  1. Work
  2. Needing clear coat
  3. The local hobby shop not being open on Tuesdays
  4. A lot more work.

Should get paint/clear coat 12pm tomorrow.

5 days to go

Today no progress was made today due to: [list=1] [*]Work [*]Needing clear coat [*]The local hobby shop not being open on Tuesdays [*]A lot more work. [/list] Should get paint/clear coat 12pm tomorrow. 5 days to go
Dan on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 08:12

good progress made...the decals look great alone!

Im making progress on my challenge too!...photos/you tube update to come!!

good progress made...the decals look great alone! Im making progress on my challenge too!...photos/you tube update to come!!
Rex on Monday, 18 March 2019 00:08
In case you are keeping score: [url=https://valhallagames.net/index.php/rex-s-reasonable-hobby-goal-challenge-complete-ish]https://valhallagames.net/index.php/rex-s-reasonable-hobby-goal-challenge-complete-ish[/url]
Dan on Monday, 18 March 2019 04:12

Great Job Rex to get this complete!!!! Go check it out,, Folks!!

Great Job Rex to get this complete!!!! Go check it out,, Folks!!
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Thursday, 23 May 2019

Latest video

Bolt Action Battle Report: The Battle for Mottola

Op Slapstick-Italy '43; The concluding second part of the mini campaign, German FJ vs British....

10 September, 1943. Operation "Slapstick".

British Paratroopers from 156 Parachute Bn, having seized Key strategic points of entry into Mottola , now assault the German Fallschirmjager defenders in strength in what becomes a bloody battle for the town.

Latest podcast

Podcast EP6: Painting work-flow

Podcast EP6 is live now: Painting work-flow, this should appear in your podcast app if you have subscribed (Search for valhallagames podcast in your app) or you can listen on the web player here

Episode 6:

In this episode Rex and Dan discuss painting work-flow we each describe how we go about the process and share any tips. Beginning miniature wargame painters will get loads out of this episode and if you're a veteran painter you might even find a gem or two. We also chat about the results of last month's "Reasonable hobby challenge".

Show-notes are located here while you are there we hope you will give us some feedback (tell us where we are going wrong :-)) and perhaps send us photos of your best paint job.

Subscribe to us in your favorite podcast app by searching for valhallagames or click on the image below to play in the web player.