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Posted by Peter on 03 Oct 2010, 11:46

Wheeling Turn wrote: :notworthy: :love2: :love1: :love1: :love2: :notworthy:

I had the same idea ;-) :thumbup:

How did you make those desert ground plates?
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Posted by MABO on 03 Oct 2010, 19:15

I love this project :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
I am also interested in the Desert War and I really like you style of painting.
Give us more please.
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Posted by Nono on 04 Oct 2010, 20:16

Very nice :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by kaktus on 04 Oct 2010, 20:46

Dad's Army wrote:Fantastic work you have done here.
What material are the bases, and what sizes do make them?
I am a bit jealous of this, hope to have the same skils some day :thumbup:
I can only say: more, more, more ;-)

Thank you all again and sorry for the delay. I will try to explain how I make the bases. I use a sheet of polystyrene ( easy to cut and use). The size depends of the model but the rule is N x 1,5 cm. Then white glue + sand from Baltic Sea ;-) + some stones (from my aquarium) + basic colours.
For bases painting I used Vallejo MC Tan yellow (very wet brush) + dry brush of Vallejo MC Dark sand.
For the vehicules: Vallejo MC Dark sand + Vallejo Brown Glaze wash + Vallejo Black Glaze wash. For the blue colours on the Vickers tank : mix of Prussian blue and French grey. That,s all. I like the easy way.
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Posted by FrankM on 05 Oct 2010, 00:59

I like the easy way


Easy way? If I would try to create such models I would going no easy way, but getting a crisis! :-D

Ähmmm... what´s the next? :-D :-D :-D

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Posted by Dad's Army on 05 Oct 2010, 08:16

kaktus wrote: I use a sheet of polystyrene ( easy to cut and use). The size depends of the model but the rule is N x 1,5 cm.


Tanks...

Interesting, but doent polystyrene break easy? It looks so soft.
And about the size, it goes by staps from 1,5 cm? like 6 to 7,5 cm?
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Posted by kaktus on 05 Oct 2010, 11:54

No, this is hard material. I don't know the right english name maybe. I know it as the Polystyrene HIPS.
About the size: Yes, yes, yes. 1,5 cm x 1,5 cm is my idea for the single figure, and I wout have compatible bases for vehicles. It make easy to storage in my show case (like puzzle).
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Posted by Dad's Army on 05 Oct 2010, 13:27

Thanks for this usefull info :yeah:
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Posted by kaktus on 06 Oct 2010, 09:26

FrankM wrote:
Easy way? If I would try to create such models I would going no easy way, but getting a crisis! :-D

Ähmmm... what´s the next? :-D :-D :-D

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Yes very easy only needs some practise
The Australians, Tanks (Matilda, Valentine, Grant, Bishop) and...
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Posted by luchs on 06 Oct 2010, 20:29

wow a lot of eyecandy.. :love:
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Posted by kaktus on 23 Oct 2010, 14:44

Hi, back on desert. What I did for last 2 weeks. Not too much. Some conversions for Australians Brigade and the vehicles (need to be finished). I think that there is some progress :oops:
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This is for tonight. They are not ready yet.
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Posted by Paul on 23 Oct 2010, 14:48

Mate, you are good, I really like your style of painting :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by kaktus on 23 Oct 2010, 22:12

Thank you :oops:
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 24 Oct 2010, 08:17

They look amazing as usual. Not sure how much the Aussies wore the slouch hat in the desert. Certainly when the shooting started pretty much everyone worn the tin top-hat.
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Posted by Peter on 24 Oct 2010, 10:53

:love: These are again very beautiful painted :thumbup:

It must be an awesome view seeing them all together in one picture ;-)
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Posted by kaktus on 25 Oct 2010, 12:24

Yes,it is :oops: I will try to do after the whole 8th army be finished.
To: ModernKiwi. That's right but I would like to make some difference from my others 200 "TT hat" British 8th Army figures in my showcase. I hope it is acceptable and not so big mistake.
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 25 Oct 2010, 19:30

I am always in favour of using hats to distinguish units, so it's great by me.
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Posted by Maurice on 26 Oct 2010, 09:17

So those bases are polystyrene, aka as styrofoam? where do you get such thin sheets? The only ones I ever found was at the local DIY store and they were 2cm thick :angry2:

Anyway, I like your style a lot, so keep it coming :thumbup:
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Posted by kaktus on 26 Oct 2010, 11:17

Once again. ;-)
kaktus wrote:No, this is hard material. I don't know the right english name maybe. I know it as the Polystyrene HIPS.
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It's not like styrofoam. It's like hard plastic. I can by on the internet (like ebay) or stores with materials for artists. There are different thickness 0,5 mm - 15 mm. I use 0,75 mm for the base.
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Posted by luchs on 27 Oct 2010, 20:51

very nice aussie.. :thumbup:
the bishop self propelled gun is a esci..?
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