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petbat
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 07:44 AM UTC
Welcome aboard Lapman
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 01:30 PM UTC
Started to build my entry, AFV Club M1128 MGS Stryker.


petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:42 PM UTC
Just glad to have you on board Bogicevic. It is always interesting to see other people's take on building the same vehicle.

We have had a few Panhards built by different modellers for this build too. It is not about building something different, it is about having fun, and I hope you do have fun joining in
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 09:48 AM UTC
Thank's Peter. I know that my 222 will be one to many but I don't have anything else that will fit this campaign. And the end is approaching fast...
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 06:49 PM UTC
Jesper and Mark, great builds buys.

The Vineyard must be getting full Jesper. Another fine build to add to the collection.

Your first wheeled vehicle has come out very well Mark. It looks like you captured your dusty look rather well. It would be a model build if you did not break something off along the way!


Thanks for joining in guys.

Franck. The Staghound is also coming along nicely. The pre-shading should be a good base to start the cover layers with.

Welcome aboard Bogicevic. Another 222 is always welcome.
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 07:55 PM UTC
Hi all. I am in.
Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 08:09 AM UTC
You did a very good job, Jesper. It looks fairly unique!
Congratulations on finishing yet another campaign!
Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 03:46 AM UTC
Looks Great, Mark!

I am calling my 1/48 Nordwind arm. car done. Tried some new products on this build and I am fairly satisfied.







d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 01:55 PM UTC
Well I finished the Sd.Kfz 222 Leicher from Tamiya. This is my first wheeled vehicle. I was a nice build but of course I had to make it tougher by loosing and breaking a few pieces. I covered it with MIG dust and sand in the hope that it would look like it traveled a long way across the desert. Still need more practice.

Anyway here are a few photos.

Mark





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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 01:48 PM UTC
Franck,

The two tone priming will make the base coat look more natural as if it has sitting out in the weather. Nice start.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 01:46 PM UTC
Jesper,

Loving the camo, don't see that pattern every day.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 03:14 AM UTC
The assembly of the staghound is finished. I've applied a layer of alclad white primer:

Magach3-2

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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC
Some more progress on my Puma conversion. More to follow.

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 04:11 PM UTC
Very cool Zon. That appears to be a very nice kit. Can't wait to see it with paint.

Guys I leave for OS with SWMBO on Saturday, so will be offline for a few weeks. Please keep working and show the progress, and forgive my lack of response. I'll be looking forward to seeing more when I get back and doing some more on the Otter. Painting the interior at the moment but not a lot to see yet.
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:37 AM UTC
Aloha All,

Jesper: did you print those decals yourself? Very interesting pattern. You are developing quite a string of different camouflages.

I've decided to jump in on this campaign after picking up the JGSDF Light Armored Vehicle in 1/48th scale from Tamiya. For some reason I find this vehicle an interesting form. I love the front end. Maybe it is because the local SWAT team has a similar looking vehicle.

The kit builds pretty quickly and in two evenings I've gotten it ready for paint.








The construction of the wheels is pretty cool. They are all plastic and end up with just a small seam at the last join.










There are markings and certain options for 3 separate vehicles/units. I will be combining two of them to get both the smoke grenade launchers and the machine gun at the turret.

Happy Modeling,
-Zon
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:33 AM UTC
Yeah, it is really cool! Also I am really practicing working with decal camouflage. So many cool options for the more complex German and sci-if camouflages once I learn to master this.

More to follow soon
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 04:36 AM UTC
You really love that 'hiding in a vineyard' camo don't you Jesper?
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 03:54 AM UTC
A little more progress on my Puma. Decal camouflage is on. I will let it dry overnight, then I need to trim it and make it settle perfectly with decal setter.

More to follow



petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 01:29 AM UTC
Looks sensational James. A build to be really proud of.

Thanks for joining in, I had fun watching this one progress.
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 01:00 AM UTC
Shhhh, Peter! Don't tell them I got rid of the tree...

I am calling this done!

After putting the turret on the vehicle, I painted the main gun black and then rubbed a pencil on it. I painted some black around the muzzle to look like powder residue. I then started chipping the paint by using a brush to put some nicks here and there and make the armored car look used. I think this turned out fairly well for a quick build. The only thing I might do it darken the main gun, but in real life it doesn't look quite as bright as in these pictures, so I may not. I'll just have to see.

Next thing will be to put it on a base once I decide if I want to do ground work or not.

































That was a pretty fun and quick build that allowed me to try various techniques and build up my skill level. One more armor model under my belt and many more to go...

Thanks for looking.
Cheers,
James
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 05:08 AM UTC
Hope you got local Council permission for the tree lopping James - over here it is a big fine if you don't! Weathering is looking great. The overall coulouring and finish is pretty sweet.

Doug, glad you could get back to her. That will be a nice addition to 'The Lot'.

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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 05:01 AM UTC
Thanks, Mark. I am happy with how it is turning out.


I got the wheels on and lightly weathered. They are straight, but some of the photos make them look off.





















I also got to work on the turret. I primed it with flat black, then sprayed it with Tamiya TS-5 Olive Drab. Once dry, I drybrushed with three different colors to get to this point. I just sprayed Dullcote on it and will put on the final decals tomorrow.













Well, that's all for today's progress. Thanks for looking.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Haven't touched this thing in like forever so I figured I needed to get busy before campaign is over. Small updates. The top hull is not glued down yet hence the gaps. I do fear however there may be small gaps on left side rear hull and air intakes that may require filling.


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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC
Hey, I get the whole tree thing. On my last couple of projects, I've taken to super gluing bamboo cocktail sticks to unseen parts of small bits so I can hold them while I paint. So what's a tree but a bunch of sticks still stuck together?

Your car's looking good.

Found out I had some kind of German 8 wheeled armored car in the stash like one I was admiring earlier in the thread. Left over from my son's days of modeling at home. Kool, I think, looks like it's all there. But the entire drivetrain is missing. I guess at this point, it just a large collection of spare parts.
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:09 PM UTC
The Skoda looks good Linus!

Peter, I did some landscaping work and removed the tree


Here's an update with the beginnings of the weathering process. I want to keep the weathering pretty subtle as this model will be depicting a vehicle that has pretty much stuck to the roads.

Here it is with the tree removed and some dirt and mud splatter applied.

















Now to paint the tools. I have the wheels and tires ready to weather and attach. I also have the turret build and the glue drying so I can get that primed and painted. It is coming along...

Thanks for looking.
Cheers,
James