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Old 02-22-2017, 01:18 AM   #1
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sPzJg Abt. 88, Nashorn CREW - July 1944, Ukraine-

sPz.Jg.Abt. 88 Nashorn Crew - July,1944-
Brody, Ukraine (100 km east of the Polish border)





Left to right: Commander(Unterfeldwebel), Gunner(Obergefreiter), Driver(Unteroffizier), MG/Radio (Gefreiter) and Loader(Private).









This is a commissioned crew for a Fied of Armor Nashorn. Posed them with my own FOA Nashorn built by German Billy.
Representing a crew in the sPzJgAbt 88 in the summer of 1944.
All parts are from Dragon. Insignia from One Sixth Scale Kings and CVI.

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Old 02-23-2017, 08:13 PM   #2
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Re: sPzJg Abt. 88, CREW - July 1944, Ukraine-

Very well done crew. Really like the weathering done to the jackets and trousers. How did you achieve the worn in effect? The nashorn is one impressive piece of armor.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:19 PM   #3
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Re: sPzJg Abt. 88, CREW - July 1944, Ukraine-

Always good to see your stuff E! And nice to see that GBs is still floating around too.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:15 PM   #4
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Re: sPzJg Abt. 88, CREW - July 1944, Ukraine-

Thanks guys!

On the uniforms I usually do a two step approach before placing the garment on the figure and then a touch up.
I use a wash mix with denatured alcohol as solvent of the folliwing Tamiya colors:
BUFF
FLAT EARTH
KHAKI
in about equal amounts, maybe a little more of the FLAT EARTH.
Lets say you take a normal mayonaiise jar six inches tall. I would dump the three colors, lets call it 1:2:1 filling about the lower 1 1/2 - 2 inches and fill the ret with the solvent.
This becomes my "dirty wash mix". I pkace each puece on Sunday me paper towel and use two jars, one tge dirty mix and the other clean solvent. Using a large flat brush ( about 1 1/2 inches wide) I paint the garment with solvent, then wash, flip it and do it again. If you think it is too heavy, then go over it with only solvent.
The dirty wash can achieve a light or heavy effect. Once you put away the bottle, the pugment will settle down on the bottom. If you want a light wash, then just poke the pigment with the handle end, that will loisen some pugment. If you want a heavy effect, then give the jar a strong shake. I let tge parts dry and then go back to ver then with the dry-brush. My palette are the same three colors of the wash plus WHITE.
Regular dry brushing rules apply, lighter application for the lighter color.
If there is some odd pigment accumulation, you can go iver that area with solvent.
I then dress the figure and before adding the medals and some insignia I retouch the dry brush effect if necessary. I used to go over the insignia with dry brushed ng, but have noticed tgat CVI ibsignia do not lije it over time, so be careful and avoid water or sokvent on any paper based insignia. These go on at the very end.

In this particular crew I used a lot of HBT pieces. I live these for hit weather crews. The commanders trousers are my preferred piece( from various figures, for example Johann Sigel, wich is an SS figure, but comes with a tunuc and trousers) the others I used here is a darker variation that I dyed with RIT dye. Originally these were Baldur turqoise color and lyckyly I got a dye mix that turned these to a nice variation color. Good to have variety in hues with these pieces. A BIG WARNING HERE, IF you use RIT dyes, you can't yse denature alcohol as it will make the dye run. Unless you want a different color, but the garment will release the dye! In these pueces I did not apply the wash and only did the dry brush.

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Old 02-24-2017, 01:56 PM   #5
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Re: sPzJg Abt. 88, CREW - July 1944, Ukraine-

Great job, Eduardo!

Love the photos of the crew wearing their helmets! A particularly sharp look with a Panzer wrap!

Well done!

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Re: sPzJg Abt. 88, CREW - July 1944, Ukraine-

Thank you Eduardo for your sharing weathering method. Hope I can achieve results half as good as yours.
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Re: sPzJg Abt. 88, CREW - July 1944, Ukraine-

Nice crew. I really like the uniform combinations.
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:22 AM   #8
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Re: sPzJg Abt. 88, CREW - July 1944, Ukraine-

That is superb is so many ways. Thanks for sharing, Steve
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Re: sPzJg Abt. 88, CREW - July 1944, Ukraine-

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The diorama is fantastic, and your taking the trouble to describe the technique is much appreciated. It may just give me the confidence to try it myself....
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