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Annual armour build
betheyn
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Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 11:47 PM UTC
Whilst waiting for Mal the Mask to do my markings for several projects (no rush mate), I thought it was about time I built a tank.
So browsing my limited stash of armour I decided that I would build Academy's Israeli M-51 Super Sherman that the Beloved bought me for Xmas (2 years ago ).
Built OOB on my week off, with a little desert base to sent it off. A very easy enjoyable build, which does beg the question on why I don't build more armour subjects as I do enjoy building and weathering them.
The main camo colour was Xtracyrilics and Xtracolour Israeli tank grey, with Mig pigments gulf war sand for the weathering.
Comments welcome.
Andy


Lucky there was a Sherman campaign going on on Armorama as well .
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Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2008 - 03:49 AM UTC
you built that plus base in one week? no wonder your armour stash is limited! i started a 1/72 valentine 2 weeks ago and its only just bigger than a matchbox and still not finished!
thats a nice job mate,how did you do the base btw?
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Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2008 - 10:14 AM UTC
Nice work Andy, but to do the tank and base in one week! Wow

Its nice to have a change sometimes.

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Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2008 - 09:03 PM UTC
very nice Andy.

I've always liked the Israeli Sherman's.

Well saying that I'm a Sherman nut anyway. But still prefer Tiger's though.

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Posted: Monday, June 02, 2008 - 09:12 AM UTC

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you built that plus base in one week? no wonder your armour stash is limited! i started a 1/72 valentine 2 weeks ago and its only just bigger than a matchbox and still not finished!
thats a nice job mate,how did you do the base btw?


Thanks Phil.
The base was built using plaster of paris in a few very easy steps.
1 - Pour Plaster of Paris over wooden base.
2 - Whilst still wet, add train ballast ground sprinkle stuff. There are 3 different size grades on this one.
3 - Once dry, spray several coats of Burnt Umber wash on it.
4 - Once dry, spray with dull-coat.
5 - Place tank and blend in with some more sprinkles, and dull coat again.
6 - I then used some Mig pigments for additional blending.

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Excellent work Andy, good to see you doing a proper model for a change. One minor point, the blackening around the muzzle is a modellers myth. Modern weapons show little or no fouling outside the barrel.


Thanks Derek. I know there isn't any blackening of the muzzle ( the same can be said for numerous paint chipping ), but I call it artistic licence and just makes it look a bit more used .

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Drew the short straw for Brat minding during half term did you


Well that's what happens when you book your week off without looking at the school holidays, wasn't I the lucky one .

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Well saying that I'm a Sherman nut anyway. But still prefer Tiger's though.


Thanks Darren.
I actually don't like Shermans ( Olive drab and a boring shape IMHO ), but the Israeli Sherman looks as if its on steroids. Personally I prefer Panthers.
Andy