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Chally 2 (with herb-encrusted turret!)
Mossy72
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 12:58 PM UTC
I just unpacked this from being in storage for 7+ years and I'm happy to report that the herbs are still perfectly intact (I had wondered if mice or cockroaches would have eventually found it )



Hi everyone

Here is my recently completed Trumpeter 1/35 British Challenger 2. It was built OOB, painted with Mr Hobby acrylics and weathered with Promodeler 'sand' wash. For the camo netting I used pieces of bandage soaked in white glue with mixed herbs sprinkled over it. Hope the cockroaches don't eat it

Thanks for looking.

Cheers
Greg







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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 02:40 PM UTC
Looks good Greg, I like the effect of the net,might have to revisit mine.
Mossy72
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:45 AM UTC
Thanks Paul
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 02:14 AM UTC
thats the best camo net iv ever seen, what herbs did you use
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 02:49 AM UTC
I agree with the others. How did you make the net? Now, the tank itself looks amazing! Nice job weathering! One more kit to add to me ever growing stash.
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 03:11 AM UTC
That is one heck of a nice build. Great weathering,not over done and of course,that cool cammo net. Thanks for posting this,
J
Mossy72
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 10:29 AM UTC
Thanks for your kind words gents.

For the camo netting I cut up some strips of loosely woven bandage, which I brushed with a white glue and water mix and then wrapped the strips around the barrel, ensuring I had a few strips hanging down loosely. Then, after brushing on a little more glue I sprinkled some dried herbs over the bandage. The dried herbs are just the standard dried herbs you buy in the supermarket in a packet (see photo below). Once there was an adequate amount of herbs stuck to the bandage I gently pressed in some areas to achieve a slight change in depth in areas. Once the glue had dried I also dabbed on a little paint here and there as the herbs looked a little to light in colour. The same technique was used on the turret.

I hope this makes sense? My head is still a little cloudy from celebrating last night

I should also add that this idea was not originally my own so I cannot take credit for it. I recall seeing someone else do something similar on a forum a long time ago. I cannot remember which forum though...

I plan to make another camo net for a previous build soon, so I will take photos to demonstrate how I did it if you are interested?

Again, thanks for your comments.

Regards
Greg


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Mossy72
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 02:31 PM UTC
I just unpacked this from being in storage for 7+ years and I'm happy to report that the herbs are still perfectly intact. I had wondered if mice or cockroaches would have eventually found it
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 02:41 PM UTC
Good to see. I had an SdKfz 250 that was on a dio. It had a Verlinden paper map stuck on the engine compartment and another folded one in side. I opened the box a few years later to find the corners of the map where white glue was used to hold it down, plus the same on the map inside.... and a big fat dead cockroach in the box. I taped the box closed before I put it in the garage thinking no way anything would get in .... those little vermin can get in anywhere.
UpperCanadian
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 04:49 AM UTC
Nice. I'm a fan of the Challenger, I think it's a mean looking tank.

KFOR was the NATO mission in Kosovo(?)
Mossy72
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 10:05 AM UTC

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Nice. I'm a fan of the Challenger, I think it's a mean looking tank.

KFOR was the NATO mission in Kosovo(?)



Thanks. Yes, I believe so.
Mossy72
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 10:06 AM UTC

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Good to see. I had an SdKfz 250 that was on a dio. It had a Verlinden paper map stuck on the engine compartment and another folded one in side. I opened the box a few years later to find the corners of the map where white glue was used to hold it down, plus the same on the map inside.... and a big fat dead cockroach in the box. I taped the box closed before I put it in the garage thinking no way anything would get in .... those little vermin can get in anywhere.



Ha - they'll eat anything!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 10:15 AM UTC
So I gotta ask - is there a particular seasoning the British Army prefers?

(Seriously, it's a cool build!)
Mossy72
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 12:28 PM UTC

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So I gotta ask - is there a particular seasoning the British Army prefers?

(Seriously, it's a cool build!)



Ha - thanks. I think when it comes to Aussies they may prefer a grain of salt