Saturday, 2 July 2011

Third Installment of Plastic Brits...

More British completed, this time a radio team and a sniper, both from PSC are in the mix. Once again you can spot three different manufacturers in the photos- PSC, Italeri & Revell.
I was quite pleased with how the radio team and the sniper turned out. I added cotton thread for the transmitter & receiver cables and fishing line for the aerial on the radio pack. The sniper paintjob is based on reference material in The World War II Tommy by Martin Brayley- this is one of my favourite books.
I'm still not happy with the Matt finish that I've been trying to get- any suggestions for best matt varnish that I could apply with a brush? I have been using a coat of satin followed by a coat of Derivan Matt Varnish.
Enjoy the pictures, your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Two Italeri Figs, plus PSC kneeling.
Bloke in front is Revell other two PSC

9 comments:

  1. Hi Sarge, you've done a great job mate, that radio vignett is really good, love it.

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  2. Thanks Dan, I was pleased with how it turned out.
    Looking forward to seeing some more of your excellent WW2 stuff too.

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  3. Excellent work mate!
    All the figures are great, but I adore the radio vignette (as Dan said)!!
    What colour do you use for the webbing?
    T.

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  4. Thanks Mr T.
    My colours for British webbing are as follows: First coat is Derivan Minis Olive Green, next a brown Vallejo wash, then Vallejo Grey Green, finally a highlight of Derivan Minis Webbing Green. It would probably be ok if the Olive Green stage was left out and a brown wash was applied to the Grey Green.
    I hope this makes sense. Happy to answer questions.

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  5. Thanks for the tip mate. I should try to highlight these little details on my figures with lighter tones. Tip noted! :-)
    T.

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  6. Nice Blog mate, link added

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  7. I also struggle with matt varnishes. I use a lot of polythene figures and varnish with gloss polyurethane to give a protective coat. After that I use Citadel (Games Workshop) acrylic matt varnish or in some cases Testor Dullcote. The Citadel gives a very, very slightly satin varnish which I quite like. Dullcote is absolutely flat - so flat that I feel it seems to lose some of the detail. Dullcote also smells and needs to be vey well stirred as the silica matting agent settles out. The bad news is that the Citadel matt is no longer available. I have also tried matt Newton and Windsor spray, Humbrol spray and tin and Vallejo (Game and normal) and I find them all satin rather than matt. Vallejo is particularly disappointing which is surprising as their paints are good.

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  8. I also struggle with matt varnishes. I use a lot of polythene figures and varnish with gloss polyurethane to give a protective coat. After that I use Citadel (Games Workshop) acrylic matt varnish or in some cases Testor Dullcote. The Citadel gives a very, very slightly satin varnish which I quite like. Dullcote is absolutely flat - so flat that I feel it seems to lose some of the detail. Dullcote also smells and needs to be vey well stirred as the silica matting agent settles out. The bad news is that the Citadel matt is no longer available. I have also tried matt Newton and Windsor spray, Humbrol spray and tin and Vallejo (Game and normal) and I find them all satin rather than matt. Vallejo is particularly disappointing which is surprising as their paints are good.

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  9. Glad to see I am not the only person being driven crackers by matt varnishes. I have been using humbrol tinlet, humbrol Matt Cote in the bottle and Testors Dullcote in the bottle. I stir them till my arm nearly drops off but still am nowhere near happy with the results.

    Cheers, Dave

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