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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #30 on: 09 Feb , 2010, 05:21 »
Wow, it looks great - like always  ;) I

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #31 on: 09 Feb , 2010, 16:49 »
Rokket, Wildspear, Jan- thanks guys!

I prepared the wheels.
One wheel was drilled out, and insert was made using spare Kubelwagen wheel.
I wanted to display the wheel with bolts, and nuts.
On other 2 wheels i damaged the hubcaps.
Airvents were made from steel wire.



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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #32 on: 10 Feb , 2010, 00:30 »
excellent looking tires and wheels, especially the drillouts, nice and roundy and real looking
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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #33 on: 10 Feb , 2010, 14:31 »
Siara, dude that Opel is one "badass" build!

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #34 on: 13 Feb , 2010, 06:53 »
Thanks Wink, Ernest!

After lot of trial, and error i soldered the roof rack that looks semi decent:



Wooden slats will be made from styrene.
I will place the cannister, the luggage, and the mat for driving out of mud on it.

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #35 on: 13 Feb , 2010, 11:57 »

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #36 on: 13 Feb , 2010, 16:02 »
really spectacular
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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #37 on: 15 Feb , 2010, 11:21 »
really spectacular

Thanks Wink!


   Due to plans to open the drivers door slightly i set to improve the overall look of the dashboard.
The clock faces were drilled out, and the insert was cast underneath, onto which the decals were applied.
I used the fibreoptic material to make the control lights.
First the end was blobed by the cigarette lighter, and then it was painted using the Tamiya Clear Red, and Green..






   Even tho the dashboard will not be lit on this Opel model, it still makes for nice lights.
I was testing the technique for the Opel cabriolet model, which im planning on making with all the lights working. It should be easy to make, as now with the fibreoptics i only need one source of light.

Heres how it looks like with the background light on.

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #38 on: 15 Feb , 2010, 21:31 »
Beautiful dashboard Siara!!!

And that wheel looks so realistic, it reminded me of a VW a friend of mine had in univ.  Even down to the scrapes.

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« Reply #39 on: 16 Feb , 2010, 00:10 »
Nice technique and use of that translucent paint! I'm surprised - not sure why - that the melted bobbed fibre optics worked, but they look great!
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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #40 on: 17 Feb , 2010, 16:38 »
Pat, Wink- thanks for good word guys!
Its really appreciated. ;)

I started painting the roof rack using Tamiya, Vallejo, and hairspray technique.

Painted, before scratching:


...and after the scratching:



Now i will seal it with flat varnish, and finish the job with some pigments.

I also made the wheel rim to throw it on the rack, along with some luggage:



It is basicaly the VW kubelwagen wheel from Tamiya, with the tire cut off, and turned just like the real rim.

Hope you like the update. ;)

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« Reply #41 on: 17 Feb , 2010, 23:13 »
Very nice. Wood looks very real. I'm afraid I didn't pay attention to the hairspray technique...???

Wheel - You modified by turned the rim into a lip? Loks very real
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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #42 on: 18 Feb , 2010, 14:30 »
Siara,

I must say that is a real pleasure to watch you work!

Cheers,

Bill

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #43 on: 19 Feb , 2010, 18:23 »
Thank you for your feedback gents!

I had little time to work on the model this past week, but still managed to change the decals for the propaganda company, added the rain marks, wash, and paint fadeing:


I have taken the shot using inbuilt flash, and IRL it looks much more subtle.
Weekend i should finish rust effects, dents, paint chipping, and dusting.


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« Reply #44 on: 19 Feb , 2010, 22:24 »
That's the thing about digital, overall quality and color amazing, but often the subtle soft stuff eluds a digital camera (or a scan of an analog shot). But believe us Siara, it looks awesome, an order of magnitude above the rest (as all your work).
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