samedi 5 août 2017

Belgian Renault ACG1 – Renault ACG1 belge (diorama part 4 - the street and the pavement)

Hey everyone,

This week I kept on working on the base of the dio. The house, the street and the pavement are 95% finished. The street and the pavement have been scratched with foamboard and have first been primed with Humbrol paints before being painted with Vallejo colors. Miniart 's street accessories set has also been used for the street. I just need to use some oils on the house to emphasize some details and I will also add some moss between the stones that make the street and on the roof of the house. Afterwards I will paint the four civilian figures and the dio will finally be ready!

Herre are some pics:

















 
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vendredi 28 juillet 2017

Belgian Renault ACG1 – Renault ACG1 belge (diorama part 3 - the house)

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Here's a small update of the work achieved this week. I finished painting the details of the Diodump house. I thought about using oils to weather it but I decided to use a product I had never used before: Vallejo's Game Inks. I used them diluted and I'm quite happy about how it turned out. These inks are very heavily loaded in pigments but flow quite easily into all the recesses. I used them thinned with water to achieve the same level of transparency as with oils. Watch out: these inks dry a lot faster then oils once applied on the model.















 
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dimanche 23 juillet 2017

Belgian Renault ACG1 – Renault ACG1 belge (diorama part 2 - the tank officer)

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A little update of the dio in progress. I finished the painting of the Belgian tank officer and installed him in the turret of the tank. Its a figure from Blitz Kit that come with the kit when you buy theBelgian version of the Renault ACG1 tank. It was a very brillant idea from Blitz since Belgian soldiers figures are quite hard to fin. Thank you for this Blitz Kit! I hope you'll make other WWI or WWII Belgian vehicules and figures (here are some ideas: Minerva armored car, Latil M2TL6, Brossel TAL, C47, T13 :-)) ! It was entirey painted with acrylics (Lifecolor and Vallejo).

Enjoy the pics!












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mardi 11 juillet 2017

Belgian Renault ACG1 – Renault ACG1 belge (diorama part1)

Hey everyone,

Again... a long time without publishing again...
I started working on the dio for the Renault ACG1 tank, I made the paved road and the pavement with foam board and used Miniart accessories and a Diodump building.The Diodump building is a really nice one and needs very little cleaning before assembling and painting. Unfortunately I droped the highest part on the ground and it broke into two big pieces and a bit of dust..... Nevertheless I repared it and managed to put it back together... but it took me some time to make the disgracious joint between both parts disapear because it's made in a kind of ceramic / plaster material. I primed the road and the pavement with Humbrol paint and the hous with Vallejo Primer.The road received then a first acrylic black wash and I painted the house with different Vallejo colors. The next step will be the painting of the different accessories and details, add a variety of different hues to the paved road and weather the house.
Here are some pics of the base and an idea with the tank on it. I will also add 5 figures to the scenery but that's for later.

Enjoy!
















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