Thursday, 30 August 2012

Soviet ISU-122 Assualt Guns

Every so often (not nearly as often as I should) I try something "different". For me it can be difficult breaking out of my established painting methods and trying a new painting approach; this was one such attempt which in the end has turned out OK, not the best pictures.



Models by Battlefront from their SBX12 Soviet Heavy Assault Gun Company box. Good sculpts with a few individual details, done here as ISU-122s.



These were painted largely by airbrush, base coat and highlight of panels and a few edges by brush, followed by a thinned oil wash over all of the vehicle to tone down the highlights and blend the colours together. The transition is too stark in places, though the lighting makes this more evident than would normally be seen.


The command IS-2



CdlT



16 comments:

  1. They are spectacular, cdt.

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  2. Those look great! Love the airbrushed highlights in particular

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  3. Fantastic result. They look excellent.
    Cheers

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  4. wonderful. How did you airbrush the panels please?

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    1. Overall spray of Russian Green, followed by a lighter mix of Russian Green and Panzer Aces Italian Tankcrew... a lighter, pale green. Adding white, ivory or similar would work too.

      The lighter colour was thinned a fair bit, then sprayed in the centre of panels at a lower than normal PSI (don't remember what, but something that feels good). This colour was then slowly built up to provide coverage until it looks right.It take some practice and patience but results are beginning to be worth it.

      CdlT

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  5. Wow, they are fantastic!!!

    May I ask how did you paint the uniform of the crews. I gonna start painting some Soviet and I like a lot the color of your uniforms.

    Cheers

    Javier

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  6. Wow, they are fantastic!!!

    May I ask how did you paint the uniform of the crews. I gonna start painting some Soviet and I like a lot the color of your uniforms.

    Cheers

    Javier

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    1. Thanks Javier.

      The IS-2 Commander was painted in colours similar to those Ritterkrieg uses on his Soviet Infantry. His tutorial on Soviet infantry might be useful to you: http://www3.telus.net/Ritterkrieg/progress5.htm

      The Commanders in the ISU-122s were painted Khaki Grey, Burnt Umber for shadows, Buff/Bleached Bone mixed into Khaki Grey for the highlights.

      CdlT

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  7. As usual, very well done! I really like the panel fading.

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  8. Gorgeous work, your crisp detailing really draws the eye. I have been catching up on your work and have been thoroughly inspired. Always a joy to look at.

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  9. I am nominating you for the Liebster Award, check my blog for details.

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  10. Lol - I did the same thing and nominated you as well. Your blog and your painting is simply amazing.

    http://stumpyheaven.blogspot.co.nz/2012/12/blogger-liebster-award.html

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  11. Great this makes me the third person who nominates you. But you deserve it.
    I have nominate you for the Liebster Award.;)
    http://av-priest.blogspot.nl/

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  12. Cracking models there Comrade! Beautifully painted indeed :-)

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  13. Hi

    Not directly related to the topic. But are you considering to update your blog anytime in the near future?

    Just so existed on your HG units!

    Take care

    /J

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