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Tamiya Churchill MkVII OOB
iwatajim
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 09:03 AM UTC
Thought I would share my progress so far on this which is to be a gift for a friends half century.

Simple build followed by tamiya medium grey as a primer



Then heavily thinner nato black as pre-shade



Tamiya dark green



Dark green lightened with yellow green



Glossed with Future and awaiting decals and wash.



Cheers, Jim.
iwatajim
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10:47 PM UTC
Decals now applied using microset and microsol. Kit decals settled down well even though they are a little thick.

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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC
looks very good
iwatajim
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC
Hey Lou, thanks

Dark wash on now, old mig productions stuff. And tracks started with a coat of red brown which will be getting the dark wash too.

Next up is painting the tools then a flat coat and pigments.

Anyway, hereís the progress shots



iwatajim
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 01:52 AM UTC
So tools painted and flat coat on. Used Windsor & Newton Galeria Matt varnish thinned with Tamiya x20a about 50/50. Very Matt and very forgiving! Quite happy with how tracks have com out so far. Not so happy with exhaust, not pictured yet, so will redo.

Thanks for looking and I hope you are enjoying the slow progress of the Churchill.

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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC
Looking good, nice paint, and finish so far.


Cheers

Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 04:25 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff, thatís much appreciated!

I decided to have a shot at chipping the Churchill. I used Vallejo German camo black mostly and mixed in some black for some spots and used the old school method of highlighting with Russian uniform green.

I donít have a huge amount of experience doing this but enjoyed the process and learnt a lot as I went. Happier with some places more than others but got dirt and dust to add next which can cover up my sins!

Thanks for looking again and I hope you enjoy.
























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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 05:35 AM UTC
Don't know how I missed this one. Great job!! I really like the finish you've achieved. Well done.
iwatajim
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 09:44 AM UTC
Hey Cam,

Thanks man, so glad you like it.

I think Iím headed in the right direction. The plan is some dusting with highly thinned tamiya deck tan and maybe some khaki around the usual areas trying to keep it fairly subtle, then using some pigments to finish off.

Cheers, Jim.
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 09:55 AM UTC
Looks great, Jim!
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 11:56 AM UTC
Fantastic job so far,nice work on the chipping and not overdone. Can't wait to see it with pigments as well
Paul
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 07:47 AM UTC
Thanks a lot Gary and Paul, great to know it is appreciated.

Have made a start with the pigments. Old Mig productions Europe dust, dry mud, dark mud and the newer ammo mig airfield dust. Applied by wetting the surface with turps then thinning pigments heavily with turps and using various size brushes to place then when dry blending with a stiff brush. Then messing about with cotton buds and applying more pigment and trying not to go too far!

Only done this one side so far but once again think it looks to be going in the right general direction. Phone pics not the best for which I apologise but not too far off reality.

Thanks, Jim.



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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 08:32 AM UTC
Ok, so Iíve never used pigment fixer before but thought I would give it a try here. AK interactive stuff I picked up at the Glasgow model show on Saturday. Iím glad I did as felt the pigments were maybe too light before and the fixer has toned them down nicely. A happy accident! Or do you think itís worse than before...

Also added pigments to the top of the sponson.

Thanks for looking, Jim.



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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 01:18 PM UTC
Coming out great, nice all around.
Are you going to do the Mortar one?


Cheers


Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:16 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff, yeah quite fancy trying some of the other Churchill variants out there. The plan for the next build is the mk10 chieftain Berlin brigade though.

Nearly there now. Just some more pigments on the rear and the tracks and done. I found a nice effect by accident when weathering the turret. After sealing the pigments a panel at a time I was going back over to neaten up some smudges with a turps laden brush over the previously applied pigment fixer and was left with streaks which approximate rain staining quite well I think. I think I can erase the effect by reapplying the fixer but might just leave it.

Thanks again for looking.

















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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:37 AM UTC
Yep that is dandy indeed.
Good job all around Jim.
iwatajim
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 08:39 AM UTC
Thanks again Jeff. I must say I am quite pleased with how this came out. It was my first model for quite a few years and my first tank in almost a decade! I have really enjoyed it and have caught the bug again.

Cheers, jim.
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 04:51 AM UTC
just great job, it looks awesome.

Cannot wait to complete my german armor obsession and jump into different types.
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 11:06 AM UTC
Hey Jim - did you gloss the treads before you put them on. Getting ready to gloss mine and was wondering if I should put the treads on 1st then gloss or gloss then treads?
iwatajim
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 09:30 PM UTC
If I remember correctly I just painted them black, then red brown and then used the mig dark wash liberally on them. The mig wash is enamel based. Thatís all I did on these as I liked how they looked at that point, no gloss coats, matt varnish or anything. Usually I would then add pigments but didnít bother, plus I ran out of time as it was a gift and had to go to its new home!
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 02:03 AM UTC

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If I remember correctly I just painted them black, then red brown and then used the mig dark wash liberally on them. The mig wash is enamel based. Thatís all I did on these as I liked how they looked at that point, no gloss coats, matt varnish or anything. Usually I would then add pigments but didnít bother, plus I ran out of time as it was a gift and had to go to its new home!


Ck. Tks!
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2020 - 12:58 PM UTC
Looks great Jim you should be proud of this one!