jeudi 8 novembre 2012

Waffenträger 105mm - Oil and Pin wash (Part 6)

Bonjour à tous !

Hi everyone!

Après avoir peint ma tourelle (ça se trouve ici !) et ma caisse (ça se trouve là !), je me suis lancé dans le travail aux huiles. Cette fois-ci cependant, je n'ai pas suivi le cheminement habituel qu'est le mien.
J'ai d'abord fondu mes noix d'huiles, puis j'ai fait le fameux travail du pin wash.

After having painted my turret (it is here!) and the hull (it is there), I started working with oils. This time, however, I didn't follow the usual path that's mine.
I started to blend oils, and then I did the tedious work of pin wash.

J'ai encore du mal avec ce travail à l'huile, donc ce message me permet d'une part de vous montrer l'évolution, et d'autre part de vous montrer les photos pour savoir si le travail peut être considéré comme satisfaisant. Donc, je compte sur vous pour me dire ce qui est cool ou ce qui aurait pu être plus cool si je n'avais pas fait les erreurs que j'ai dû faire, ou que je n'ai peut-être pas faites. C'est clair, ça ? Je suis tout confus, tourmenté... tout mélangé comme mes peintures à l'huile ! Bref, dites-le moi si ça vous semble correct, s'il vous plaît !

I still find the oil work tough, so this message is the opportunity for me to show you my progress on one hand, and on the other hand to show you the pictures in order to know if it can considered as satisfying.
I really count on you for telling me what is cool and what could have been cooler if I had not done the mistakes that I must have been doing, or maybe didn't do. Is that clear? I'm getting all mixed up... All... blended like my oil paints! Anyway, please tell me if this sounds correct!

Bon... J'ai appliqué des petites teintes d'huile blanche sur les parties supérieures, de la peinture ocre sur les milieux et de la terre de sienne brûlée sur le bas.
Comment dire... Le blanc, c'est blanc! Je trouve que ça affadit un peu le modèle...
L'ocre, ce n'est pas très beau quand ça se fond... Surtout avec le blanc !
La terre d'ombre brûlée, ça va !
Chic ! 1/3 de réussite ! Apportez-moi du champagne !

Well... I applied very small amounts of oil paints... White on the upper areas, ocre on the middles, and burnt umber on the bottom.
How can I say this... White is white! I think it make the model look a bit pale...
Ocre... It's not very nice when blending... Especially with white!
Burnt umber... is okay!
Cool! 1 success out of 3! Bring me champagne!

Le problème reste le même ! J'utilise un pinceau plat sec et j'étale la peinture en allant vers le bas. Lorsque ça ne se mélange plus je le mouillotte (j'insiste sur le peu de quantité de diluant) dans du White Spirit. J'éponge un maximum sur du papier essuie-tout et je recommence le procédé. Et là... patatra, ça fait des trait verticaux qui suivent le pinceau, le tout semble glisser sur le vernis sans accroche réelle. Et pourtant je n'appuie pas sur le pinceau, je n'ai que très peu de diluant et mes peintures sont de bonne marque et je les pose sur du papier essuie-tout pour retirer un maximum d'huile (je n'aime pas les plats trop gras) !

The problem is always the same! I use a flat brush, dry, and I blend the paint using a downward movement. When the paint doesn't mix anymore I hardly dip the brush (I insist on the little quantity of thinner) in White Spirit. I sponge a maximum of thinner on kitchen paper and I start the process again. And then... boom! Vertical lines following the brush appear, the whole seems to slip on the coat of varnish without holding that much. Still I don't press hard on the brush, I use a very little thinner, my paints are good quality and I put them on kitchen paper to get rid of a maximum of oil (I don't like too fat food)!

Donc maintenant, les photos avec des gros plans ! Des gros plans pas beaux, vous aimez ça ? Surprise du chef !

So now, pictures with big close-ups! Big, dirty, ugly close-ups, you like them? The chef's surprise!

Aaaaaah !!!

Ooooooh !

(Do you still need a translation for these?)

Maintenant, la pléthore de questions :
  • Vous faites comment ?
  • Vous avez des vidéos ?
  • Quelle(s) couleur(s) utilisez-vous ?
  • Comment placez-vous vos couleurs ?
  • Les placez-vous toutes en même temps, ou bien faites-vous plusieurs passages ?
  • Quel(s) pinceau(x) utilisez-vous ?
  • Ca vous prend combien de temps ?
  • C'est bien ce que j'ai fait ?

Now, a plethora of questions:
  • How do you proceed?
  • Do you have videos?
  • What color(s) do you use?
  • How do you apply your colors?
  • Do you place them at the same time, or do you make many applications?
  • What brush(es) do you use?
  • How long do you take on doing this?
  • Do you like what I did?


6 commentaires:

  1. Once again, fantastic progress!
    I'm really impressed with how the weathering is turning out. This is my favorite part of modeling, so I usually rush through it with paint all over my hands and a twisted smile on my face. In response to your question, I will usually apply several colors at once, blend them, and then apply individual colors here and there where I think they will look interesting. I know it sounds cliche', but there's no right or wrong way to do it as long as you are happy with the results.
    There is only one thing I do differently at this stage-- not better, not worse, just differently. I try to focus on individual panels, hatches, boxes and other parts by giving them a slightly different color than the parts they are close to. (Because I am obsessed with all-green Soviet vehicles, this can appear a little more dramatic than it would be on a tank with multiple colors... however it's still somewhat relevant.) So, for example, I might pick out a hatch and give it a couple filters of brown to make it darker than the surrounding areas. I can see some areas where you have done this very well, but I would encourage you to experiment with some rather unusual colors, like light green and even purple. I know, it sounds crazy... I'll post some photos on my blog to make it seem a little less insane. ;-)
    While I still focus on the "less is more" idea, I also know that the subtle effects of shading and fading can disappear with more layers of weathering. This means that to make the first steps of weathering visible on the finished model, I exaggerate the effects a tiny bit. I think this presents a challenge that makes modeling unique and fun: finding a balance between what looks good now, and what will look good at the end of the project.
    Personally, German vehicles are not very interesting to me. However, this vehicle truly exceptional! The camouflage, unpainted turret, and interior detailing really get the viewer's attention. I can't wait to see how you attack that exhaust pipe, it's just begging to be rusted and burnt!

    1. Thanks so much Kyle! Well if the effects I got are successful, then I am happy!
      As you point it, I am really interesting in seeing you using purple and green. I am not that surprised by the use of such colors since they are often used on figures for shadows, like flesh (red and green being opposite and then creating shadows when combined). Anyway I'll be careful to witness this on your models! ;)
      German vehicles are not what I absolutely like and actually this Krupp really caught my eye. I also like the Stug, but my favourites remain the Russian vehicles and especially the T-34s. I've built this one, but I'll have to start it from the beginning since I'm not entirely satisfied with the winter camouflage used... I had also bought Friul tracks, dying near the tanks.
      Thanks again for your post and the strength you're giving me!

  2. I agree with Kyle regarding individual parts. I call it "point filters" :)

    Otherwise I have a general remark - the surface of the model must be smooth. Please pay attention to that on your next project. Is there a step between yellow and brown camouflage?

    1. Thanks Bizarre!
      I totally agree with you concerning the smooth surface. I had problem with the primer from Vallejo and sometimes my airbrush was spitting paint, which is always heart-breaking! I'll focus on this next time!
      I don't really understand what you mean by "step between yello and brown camouflage", but if you're referring to the hull camouflage, I'd say that there is some "step" as you'd use the term for "stairs". There are two layers of paint over the yellow. Green and Red (brown)... which is probably why the paint looks thicker compared to the yellow base coat. Moreover when removing the Tamiya tape, the paint seemed to slightly peel off the model due to the Worn Effects underneath. I should have taken it off a little bit...
      Am I understanding your question well? ;)
      Thanks Bizarre!

    2. yes.
      when you primed the model you can polish it a bit with smallest sand paper 1200 or 1500. I have them from Tamiya, it was like 2 USD for set of sand paper.
      and also this is why I dont like vallejo for airbrushing :))

    3. That is good to know! ;) I shall get this stuff quite soon!