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Speedpainting Tutorial - 30 Year Old GHQ Rehabbed Models
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tbeard1999



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Speedpainting Tutorial - 30 Year Old GHQ Rehabbed Models Reply with quote

I've just posted a speedpainting tutorial at my website. I painted 27 models in about 3 minutes per model (including setup and tear down times). The models are 30+ year old GHQ West German models (that still look great). I painted 27 models in about 80 minutes (including setup and cleanup time).

http://texaswargamer.com/techniques/speed-painting-rehabbed-ghq





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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great tutorial! I feel like I need to repaint all of my models now!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great tutorial, I dont have an airbrush but appreciated all your steps. And those minis look really, really good. The wash comes out excellent. Thanks for posting it!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great tutorial! I'm going to have to learn how to use the zenithal highlighting technique. I was looking at the other work on your site and am very impressed.

What colors did you use for your West German Afghan three tone scheme?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great tutorial. I like it.

I think everyone has something they are eyeballing.

I am eyeballing my set of 5 x King TIgers and 4 x JagdTigers...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tbeard1999,

Thanks so much for your tutorial. I for one might incorporate some of your techniques. By the way, do you clear off flash from your vehicles? If so, what do you do to clear off flash?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoth_902 wrote:
tbeard1999,

Thanks so much for your tutorial. I for one might incorporate some of your techniques. By the way, do you clear off flash from your vehicles? If so, what do you do to clear off flash?


This is what I use... Amazon Link


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PolishGi,

I infidelity have a set of those. I used them just yesterday to clip the side supports on my US MLRS so that I could put it in the stowed position. I guess I misspoke on what I was referring too. More specifically I was talking about the mold lines. Sorry for the confusion. In particular the M1A2 abrams. there is a well defined mold line that is very noticeable. Currently I have been using an exacto knife to shave down the lip and then some gritty sanding stick and then a very smooth stick to make them less noticeable. I can post a picture if you like.

I was just curious how people got rid of those. I know I have seen a few people that leave them.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoth_902 wrote:
PolishGi,

I infidelity have a set of those. I used them just yesterday to clip the side supports on my US MLRS so that I could put it in the stowed position. I guess I misspoke on what I was referring too. More specifically I was talking about the mold lines. Sorry for the confusion. In particular the M1A2 abrams. there is a well defined mold line that is very noticeable. Currently I have been using an exacto knife to shave down the lip and then some gritty sanding stick and then a very smooth stick to make them less noticeable. I can post a picture if you like.

I was just curious how people got rid of those. I know I have seen a few people that leave them.


Gotcha. Understood.

I too use the xacto and file stick to smooth things out and wonder if there is a better approach.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see that some level of detail, especially with panel lines, is lost. This is especially the case in the case of the exit door in the back of the LAV-25. I cleanded it up but lost the door seam line because the mold line and associated flash was too great. Sad I am learning that my stuff is decent, in my humble opinion, and that I should not be too picky. Especially when you consider the scale.

if anyone has an ideas, let us know.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my arsenal for cleaning up miniatures including mold lines and flash:
From left to right

Chisel
Seam scraper
Various micro files including flat, triangular, round, blade, curved, bent rounded, wide triangular and semi-rounded. I also have a square one around someplace too.
Flexible sanding stick in fine and medium grit.



I find the seam scraper and flex stick the best tools for removing mold lines without damaging the detail too much. All of these are available from your LFHS or online from micro mark.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoth_902 wrote:
tbeard1999,

Thanks so much for your tutorial. I for one might incorporate some of your techniques. By the way, do you clear off flash from your vehicles? If so, what do you do to clear off flash?


I am not as thorough as I should be when it comes to trimming flash. But I use an old pair of Xuron spruce clippers mostly. And of course the usual hobby knife and files.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cav Dog wrote:
Great tutorial! I'm going to have to learn how to use the zenithal highlighting technique. I was looking at the other work on your site and am very impressed.

What colors did you use for your West German Afghan three tone scheme?

Thanks


According to my painting notebook, these were the paints and steps:

1. Primed black (probably Vallejo Surface Black)
2. Base coat Vallejo Model Air 71.028 Sand Yellow
3. Camouflage 1 - Vallejo Model Air 71.026 US Flat Brown
4. Camouflage 2 - Testorís Acryl Dark Gray

Everything was done with an airbrush (my trusty Grex Tritium TG). Then, I washed it with my magic wash. Finally, I airbrushed Testorís Acryl Flat Clear. Unusually for me, I didnít note how long it took.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering if you used the Mig BW Afghan smart set or something else. I really like the look so thanks for the inspiration and color guide.

I'm planning to do a BW task force in Afghan camo with Leopard 2A6's but with Marders.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it looks like I am in good company. I too use a spruce cutter, exacto knife and the same various grades of sanding sticks.

Tbeard1999, I like your idea of a painting notebook. I have been doing it from memory, as my girlfriend will tell you, Its not a reliable data storage device..

Cav Dog, Love the pic of your tools, thanks for sharing.

All and all, I think the intial post and the back and forth has made this one of the more informative how too's in a while.

Thanks to all.
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