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M10 in Aachen
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 03:35 PM UTC
Piotr Liberski shares some pictures of his small diorama featuring Tamiya''s M10 in 1/35 scale.



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PitersonL
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:16 PM UTC
Thanks for publishing the photos. friends I shall be thankful for all the comments and suggestions, so feel free to write
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:37 PM UTC
Hey Piotr, nice build. I like the pig, though I am afraid that I'm missing the point on the crew in the yellow bio-hazard suits. Still, nicely done, though I would have continued the mud splatter from the front glacis to the gun mantel and turret sides.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 02:43 PM UTC
Piotr,

Nice diorama. I like the co position and the scene. Your method of replicating the M10 paint is creative. The grass and mud look great!

I think you can modify the khaki of the tanker jumpsuit and tanker jackets to make them more tan. Perhaps a wash of olive or light brown?

I look forward to your next model!
PitersonL
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 07:08 PM UTC
Thank You very much for the comment. When it comes to the uniforms' colour I was trying to follow the TAMIYA's front boxart I am afraid of applying any washes now.
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 01:52 AM UTC
Hi Piotr,

Looking at the box art I can understand why you used the color you did. The khaki does appear to be on the yellow side.

Box art can be deceiving. I don't know who Tamiya's box artist was in the 1970s but some of their artwork was beautiful. The artist seems to have been influenced by impressionism and the Flemish landscape painters of the 1600-1700s. Tamiya's first Tiger I box is still one of my favorites.


Look at it and you will see that the tank is painted in medium shadow and bright light, colors being predominately a deep blue-green. On the sunny surfaces the panzer yellow is more of a light olive hue, and the greens are a muted Hooker Green. What makes it interesting are the violets and oranges used in the tracks and road wheels, plus the lime and grass greens used to demarcate the rubber rims of the road wheels. Personally, I'd love to have a large copy of this art on my wall!

None of that really matters except to demonstrate how box art is not always a good guide for painting and yet sometimes, it is the only guide a modeler has. Sometimes the box art is painted with more of an artistic eye-catching style than to be a color guide.

So be proud of your model.

BTW, what Tamiya color did you use on the figures?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:09 AM UTC
the colour was flat yellow matt xf3. But I always try to mix colours to there surely were 2 or three drops of some other tones.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:13 AM UTC
By the way, I love TAMIYA boxart. I think they are the best. Second best boxart are the ones created by Ron Volstadt for DRAGON - completely different style, but beautiful. To be honest I try not to stick to the actual colours, but rather follow boxart - which of course may be misleading.