The Prototype - abusing a Sherman

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Awesome job and on such a large scale!

Love the attention to detail you're putting in
 
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Thank you all for the kind comments :)

updates are a bit slow, as there's a lot of small details to paint. So forgive me the posting frequency.

Since the last update I painted the welding equipment with the gas bottles and a small tool table.


Then a kind of gun shield with a toolbox in front.
This will also be the main paint scheme for the prototype. (MagosBiff09 - great minds think alike :) )


And then I did the blueprint on the construction desk :)
I admit I'm proud of it.


Looks pretty cool in the scene.


Next was the main console - in a wooden finish.


And the second console in the upper left corner.


And then it was the first piece of the tank.
The turret attached to the running crane.


Here you can see the turret itself is already a bit beaten up and scratched, but the gun tube seems to be a new one. No scratches.
It is labeled "Nr. 5 long" and "120mm StuK 55 l/5"


The chassis got the base coat in the rust protection paint.


Engine and interior got their paint too.


And the sign that identifies the project:
"Versuchswaffenträger XII mit Kampfmittelanlage "Skorpion" & Kampfraumverbesserung "Odin".
And the vehicle's nickname "Siglinde".


Scratches and a bit of wear.




And incorporated into the scene.


The driver is observing closely as the turret is matched to the "Siglinde" vehicle :)


Next are the troopers and then some pigments.
After that the real fun starts, when I add the washes and then start painting the highlights and light effects.
I hope you like today's update.
Cheers
Klaus
 

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That is very very cool...You deffinately nailed that look you had described earlier..Nailed it..Great work there!!!! :)
 
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Thank you guys,

I started painting the soldiers in their base colors.


I'm trying to emphasize the different races (40K vs WWII Germans) by giving the "soldiers" a darker skin color while the "researchers and mechanics" get a very pale skin tone.



Then the "Siglinde" got another weathering treatment and some pigments.


and the hangar received the first washes.



The individuals also received first shadows and highlights



And the Admiral and entourage before OSL effects.


The next steps are to complete the washes for all items and then start the OSL effects from all the lights.

I hope you like today's update and look forward to your C&C.
Cheers
Klaus
 

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great idea and realisation. the chipping is abit out of scale for my taste, but they look organic all together.
 

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This is looking great! Can't wait for the next update!
 
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Thanks guys!
Uff! Done :)
It was a bit of a marathon last night, but I was able to complete "The Prototype".

Here you can see where I started yesterday evening.


I then added more grime and more shadows.


After the shadows I began painting and spraying the light effects.
First only on the walls


Then also on the Siglinde and the other pieces.


After the white lights I added yellow to warmen the light and to simulate the light bulb effect.


The little neon light in the back and on the desk remain white


And the welders got a blue-ish light.


Done!


In the light box.


And the final images.











I hope you like it :)
It's been fun - quite a different thing than my usual settings.
I look forward to your C&C.
Cheers
Klaus
 

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Wow! Well done! Love those light effects 8)
 

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Now that is a cool dio :eek: well done sir

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Thank you!
As usual there is a little stroy to the diorama:

Dencaran Fleet Admiral Koppmeyer and Marshal Grossholderman of the Dencaran MCMXIX Atmospheric Strike Fleet visit the “Rheingold” research facility on Tedescium (Dencara 3). Here they inspect the Special Research Department “von Sonnenberg” where they are introduced to one of the latest armor projects for the Naval Landing Forces. They are accompanied by the Admiral’s personal pilot Wing Commander Koch.
The project on display is the research weapons carrier XII with the new weapon plant “Scorpion” and the crew compartment improvement “Odin” (Versuchswaffenträger XII mit Kampfmittelanlage “Skorpion” & Kampfraumverbesserung “Odin”).
At this moment the weapon plant is re-mounted to the vehicle after it has been equipped with the new 120mm StuK 55L/5 Smoothbore gun and readied for trials.


 

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