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Italeri M47
rfbaer
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 01:21 AM GMT+7
Thought I'd start a thread on this, painting almost done, doing one in ROK camo. Kit has Tamiya, Dragon and DEF parts.
So far:
IMG_0571 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
IMG_0570 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
JSSVIII
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:57 AM GMT+7
That looks great Russ, I really like that Italeri kit, look at those separate handles on the tool boxes, how old is that kit? Some of the kits now are still molding on blobs for handles. Pretty sad when a kit that old has better details than some of the more modern kits.
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 01:27 PM GMT+7
Thanks John. I think the kit is from the '70s. All things considered, it was way ahead of its time. I pick them up now and then at shows just for parts as they're often priced at $10 or less. One of my Tamiya Pershings has the gun breach in the turret, and the tool box handles are on a Pershing or two in the case. The tool kit and some other things are rather crude, but overall it's a fine kit, aside from the tracks.
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 03:07 PM GMT+7
Yes, Italeri had a few real gems, and this is one of them. Always had great reviews on it.

Fine work on this one Russel. Very nice so far.
rfbaer
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 05:15 AM GMT+7
Thank you Peter.
Here's a couple of shots of the M47 with the white on, and the old Tamiya M41 I'm using as a test mule. I'll do the black on the M41, then clear, and try my wash of choice on it before I do the M47.
IMG_0572 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
IMG_0573 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 08:37 AM GMT+7
Russ-- outstanding workmanship! How did you create that magnificent camouflage pattern -- airbrush and paintbrush?
Thanks
DJ
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:22 PM GMT+7
I do the same thing with my obsolete kits Russ, and the number of practice kits is growing all the time LOL!
rfbaer
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 01:24 AM GMT+7
Thanks DJ. The green is Krylon rattle can "camo" paint, the rest is brushed.
John, I think I'll be trying more oddball paint schemes on old kits now, this has been a very worthwhile exercise, and fun to boot. The M41 makes a fine "what-if?" in ROK colors.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 09:33 PM GMT+7
Fantastic work on that Old Italeri M-47. Camouflage paint scheme is brilliant. All the added stowage on the tank adds realism to the model. KUTGW. Bill
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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 01:58 AM GMT+7
Thanks Bill.
Black is on the M41 now, going to shoot it with another quick shot of clear flat as soon as the wind dies down, as I added a dark green wash to just the green to darken it like the M47. Then it's time to see what a light tan wash does to the white.
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 01:27 AM GMT+7
Washes on both, upper surfaces done with Vallejo "wash for khaki and green vehicles", lower surfaces also hit with my own home-brewed alcohol and Tamiya desert yellow. The white is nicely toned down, now it's time for some selective pinwashes.
I think.
IMG_0574 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 01:09 PM GMT+7
Great paint job there, and that kit looks better then the one I just did. Nice builds.
rfbaer
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 02:20 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jeff. Working on washes now, will post pics asap.
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 02:41 AM GMT+7
love it . One of my favorite kits
rfbaer
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 05:40 AM GMT+7
Thanks Robert.
I have a little more progress, both n the mule and the M47. Washes are mostly done, detail painting started, and thinking about bringing out some highlights.
Mule first, then the M47:
IMG_0578 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
IMG_0579 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
IMG_0577 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
IMG_0576 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
Any suggestions welcome, as always.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 06:44 AM GMT+7
very nice job. You may have mentioned already , but did the stowage come with the kit ?
Mortifa
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 07:04 AM GMT+7
Very nice work, thank you.

How did you create the mantlet canvas?
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 07:52 AM GMT+7
I think this sheet of decals for M-47s is quite new:

http://star-decals.net/35-C1088.html

Star also has several other sheets of M-47 markings for various NATO nations as well as Balkan states.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:47 AM GMT+7
What are you going to use for tracks ? The kit ones are not the best.
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 04:06 AM GMT+7
Thanks all.
Stowage on M47 is DEF, from the ROK update kit, which also contains the mantlet cover. Mantlet cover and stowage on the M41 is two part putty.
Tracks will be Dragon DS, steel chevron. They're base coated, waiting on weathering. They come in the old Orange Box M46, but they're from a Sherman kit, with the correct guide horns. I spliced in about four extra links from an extra set, and used extra guide horns from the AFV Club rubber pad tracks.