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  1. Hi guys


    maybe you haven't noticed but soem of the packages of this french bottles water firm you can buy 1/35 scale are not correct, they don´t have neither the right size nor the design.


    In the next months I will design the most usual bottled water packages you can find in the actual war conflicts zones so you can download and print them being sure that they are correctly designed and close to the real ones. Don´t ruin your models using unexisting, anachronistic, out of scale, etc accesories.

    As you do with your models check that the accesories:

    -Exist

    -It´s from the date/era you need

    -It´s the right scale/size

    .It´s the right design


    For you to have an idea, anything that is designed with the "Comic sans" font MUST be later than 1994



    So here it's the first downloadable file with bottled water packages, i hope they can be useful to you.






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    I always have liked this Little and versatile vehicle, it was used in all the WWII fronts by many countries.

    I usually find Tamiya models very somere and simple, they are great for begginners but they seem a bit toulike to average modellers. Their old 1/35 Bren carrier is one of the worst models in their catalogue, full of simplified and oversized parts, and those vinyl tracks that have nothing to do with the real ones. Unfortunatley, although more tan 30 years have passed since then their recent 1/48 version of the vehicle is not better.

    I didn’t want to start a detailing work as the model is so bad that it would be better to start a scratch model from zero, so I made out of the box and just added some resin stowage form a Blackdog set.

    I made the model in an hour and painted the base and first lights in five minutes.
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    After placing the decals I started painting the details and the resin stowage parts.

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    I used Vallejo primers and acrylic washes for both model and resin parts and then AK special effects paints for the dust and stains.
    Splattering many different colours with a brush and a toothstick and then bluring the stains down with White spirit.

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    I used traslucent color for the oil stains.
    And to cover the horrible tracks I used acrylic mud, once dry I rubbed over with dry pigments to imitate the dust.
    To finish the job I used a graphite pencil to imitate the polished metal on tracks, steps, edges, etc.

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    I used a photograph that I found on the net to make the collage with one of the model photos with Photoshop.

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  3. This is the Skoda vehicle built in 1920s of which only 12 units were produced until it got replaced by the PA III version.


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    The models is very easy to build with just a few resin parts that have no defects at all. It builds enterely in a few minutes if you use ciano.


    I chosen the German scheme for the military police that used all of the captured "turtles" in Czech service after the invasion.



    For the painting I used the cenithal light system in 3 steps, first an overall black layer.


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    Then a very light grey filter form above


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    Then a blueish grey filter form the sides


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    After placing the decals I used the Vallejo "washes" to make some stains that I inmediately blurred down with a dry brush


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    With gloss white paint and some graphite pigment I made the lights, theis "chrome" effect is close enough to a crystal at this scale.



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  4. Hi guys


    I just finished these Master Box 1/72 models, Mark I male/female. very nice kits , easy to build, fits nicely and have some good details. A very pleasant weekend proyect.

    Primed with Vallejo colors and some weathering with both Vallejo acrylic washesand AK weathering products, a bit of pigments and a graphite pencil for the polished metal.


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  5. New downloadables 1/35, some pop culture

    Hi friends, I have made a collection of many classics movies posters and long plays covers and scaled them 1/35, you can download them and print at home

    I hope you like them

    http://www.fcmodeltips.com/2014/06/posters-de-peliculas-anos-70-60-y-50.html

    http://www.fcmodeltips.com/2014/05/peliculas-de-los-80s-80s-movies.html

    http://www.fcmodeltips.com/2014/05/este-es-un-pequeno-surtido-de-portadas.html

    Regards to everybody

    Federico Collada

  6. Federico,

     

    Great build! Excellent detail work. I have this kit and am building it for a review for IPMS. I'm almost finished and will be summiting it to the Journal for publication as a review. That's all I can say for now so stay tuned!

     

    Chris :Smile_sceptic:

    Hi Chris, thank for your words. Are you aware of some issues about this model? the interior color indication is wrong, so is the warning signs printed in paper, they are written in Pashto, one of the main languages in Afghanistan....where no Bradleys are deployed.

  7. Gorgeous! However, Space 1999 and Starblazers come to mind!!!!

    Hi Mark

     

    I agree, this one and other brand new vehicles seem to me something taken out from some sci-fi movie.

     

    Cheers

     

    Federico

  8. German commercial signs, download and print

     

    Hello guys

     

    I´m not sure if this post belongs here or in the tips zopne, but I decided to place it here as I thought that it would reach to more modellers.

     

    Here is an assortment of German commercial signs that you can download and print at home, they may be useful in your scenes.

     

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    http://www.fcmodeltips.com/2014/03/carteles-comerciales-alemania-wwii.html

     

    Saludos

     

    Federico Collada

     

  9. I had to choose which AEC kit form Miniart should I start first and I thought that the Mk.I version was pretty atractive so here it is.

    The model is a jewel, plenty of fine details, photoetched, and many delicate parts that will ensure a crispy detailed model, outside and inside.

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    The different colours primers are perfect to continue with the lights and weathering without having to apply a second "base" layer. If I had used a neutral grey primer I would have to airbrush a second paint layer of the proper colour.

     

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    Pigments are essential for a dusty and weathered finish.

     

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    Again, using a proper primer is very useful to avoid appying a second layer.

     

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    base and filter for the pneumatics

     

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    Ready for shadowing and weathering

     

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    A filter with ivory colour to modulate the base colour will give the Portalnd Stone 64 tone average.

     

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    Some chipping with a sponge usinf the stencilling technique.

     

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    And some washes to shadow some details

     

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    For the Besa gun i used a silver base and further black acrylic washes to achieve the dark metal gun colour.

     

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    For the details like the gas cans, fire extinguishers, etc I used model Air colour applied with brush. For the periscopes lenses I used a silver base and later a traslucent Smoke and Blue wash.

     

     

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    In the end I decided to close the rear doors andlower the driver door to let the turret turn freely. Now all that is lef is to paint some stains and add a bit of stowage.

     

     

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    Federico Collada

  10. printing 1/35 scale and changing scale

    Hi guys

    I´ve been asked many times how to print the blog images properly so I made this brief tutorial that includes a very easy way to change from 1/35 to 1/48 and 1/72 scale


    http://www.fcmodeltips.com/2014/01/como-imprimir-los-descargables-de.html

    I hope it can be useful.

    By the way, i will be in Nuremberg for the Hobby exhibition on 29 and 30 this month so if you want to see what´s new check the blog those days.

    Cheers

    Federico Collada

  11. Thanks guys

     

    Richard- I splattered many rust colour acrylic paints with a toothbrush, then I made an earth pigments wash and finally I rubbed graphite dust on them, you can see some tutorials of alternatives here

     

    http://www.fcmodeltips.com/2012/11/cadenas-oxidadas-con-pigmentos-rusted.html

     

    http://www.fcmodeltips.com/2013/02/oxido-magico-magic-rust.html

     

    http://www.fcmodeltips.com/2013/07/lavados-de-oxido-rust-washes.html

     

    Mark- Yes, they have achieved a nice anti-slip surfaces but they lack of other details like positionable machine gun, 12,7 for the nose, chains enough to complete the ball courtain, etc. I haven't seen mneg's so I can't compare.

  12. Hi guys

    This is Hobby boss kit, I have always wanted to make a Merkava, since I saw the first tamiya kit back in the eighties. But it wasn't up to now that I decided to start one. I´m not quite happy with the kit but is the one I got so...

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