It’s not perfect, but it has the same level of detail as a regular axis and allies piece considering it’s size. I’m not sure I will need help designing anymore. I figured it out for myself.[0_1603832941634_Type 59 (1).stl](Uploading 100%)
For starters just take a fine brush and apply a little wash in the bottom of any recessed areas to create the shadow effect. This is called “pin washing” and it is very effective at getting those details to pop out. You can make your own wash by taking a dark color paint and diluting it about 50/50.
Use dark dark brown on warm colors and black for cool colors for the wash?
Dry brushing is also almost like magic. First few times I did it, it wasn’t perfect but added a lot. After a few more tries,it just gets better.
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I was thinking of doing this myself. I was going to place a magnet under the carriers in the void space and then superglue a ferrous metal wire to the underside of the planes. Has anyone tried this. Is it not enough to make the planes stick?
Ive never tried it but I think it will work. You will need those 3mm hobby magnets, not sure if they are Rare Earth or not. They do an excellent job at holding tank turrets in place so its not a stretch to think they will work in your application.
Here are a couple of pics of the new basement hobby/computer area I am having built. You might say its a man-cave for a nerd. :lol: Its just the skeleton but you can get the idea. There will be fresh paint, shelves, lighting and etc before its finished. I will be able to roll on my chair along the desk to what ever station I have set-up.
As the Piece de la resistance, In the center on the bumped out wall I am having a glass display case built for my 15mm mini’s and my AAM Canadian army. I will send the shelves for the case to a good friend who does 3d terrain and have him flock and create terrain on the shelves for the minis to sit on. I’m hoping it will look pretty cool.
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How do you paint your models? With brush or spray?
100% brushed using Vellajo paints. By brushing with thin coats of paint its easy to get a smooth finish that looks like airbrushing. This was my first attempt a fading paint on the top surfaces to simulate desert suns ability to fade colors.
I picked up 16 guns from the Underground Arsenal project and started building them this week-end. They went together beautifully and look great. They include the bases also. They should add some flavor to the gaming table and expand indirect fire capabilities. Here’s a peak at the unfinished project. The 100mm Skoda gun was available for axis minors but I didn’t pick them up.
While my German army has 2 hunting tigers, 2 KTs, 2 Elephants, 4 Tiger Is, 6 Panthers, 3 Jagd Panthers, 2 Panther MKIIs, etc, etc, etc, the Sd251s are the crux of my German army. In my armor rules, each Sd251 can carry 2 troops. Versions with 37mm, 75mm, and mortars can still carry 1 troop. This makes them able to also tow an artillery piece with its crew, or to carry a superbly armed panzer grenadier.
I line them up and on my 1st turn all the mortars and 75mm short guns fire smoke (which lasts for 3 turns). All the other Sd251s take off full speed. Blinded by a continous line of smoke right in front of them, the enemy is helpless to stop these halftracks from racing halfway across the battlefield and setting up thier 75mm AT field pieces and a few 88mm AT guns as well. When the smoke clears, the enemy is faced with a line of artillery all in critical killing range, and a solid line of halftracks charging them - all which carry troops or thier own AT guns. The enemy is overwhelmed by both numbers and the tough choice of picking off the halftracks or the guns.