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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 08:11 PM UTC
Raj,
Love to see some texturing on the Tiger. A few strokes of abrasive is a good way to smooth out a bit if you think there is too much!

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 10:18 PM UTC
I managed to get some bench time over the weekend and got some paint sprayed.
Untitled by iflytb20, on Flickr

I forgot to mention this in the last post. I drilled out all the spare tracks and added some track pins. I only broke 4 drill bits in the process

I wanted to hollow out the guide teeth as well bit I didn't want to risk my last remaining drill bit

Untitled by iflytb20, on Flickr

I primed the kit with Alclad's Black primer and microfiller

Untitled by iflytb20, on Flickr

I'm using Mission Model paints for this build. I sprayed the Dunkel Gelb first....

Untitled by iflytb20, on Flickr

....followed by Olive Grun and...

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....Rot Braun.

Untitled by iflytb20, on Flickr

The final result. This is my first time attempting this type of camo. It looks a bit stark to me right now. I plan to overspray Dunkel Gelb over this to blend in the camo and then add a filter. If I'm still not happy, I can always respray it

Thanks for watching

Cheers
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 10:52 PM UTC
Raj,

I think your Camo work looks great.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 12:33 AM UTC
Raj, impressive work with paint. Congratulations.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 04:19 AM UTC
My new update:



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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 12:19 PM UTC
Martin,

Great job getting those decals to settle into those indents.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 07:02 PM UTC

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Martin,

Great job getting those decals to settle into those indents.

Mark



Thank You
The decals drinked a lot of Microsol.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 07:42 PM UTC
Mark & Kalin

Thank you

Martin

How many liters of Microsol did it take
Looks Fantastic

Cheers
Martinvidas
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 08:05 PM UTC

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Mark & Kalin

Thank you

Martin

How many liters of Microsol did it take
Looks Fantastic

Cheers





I don't know, but the big decal on tha back top took me about 3 hours to place ans seal it. It is 3-part decal and it was not flexible at all. But in the end it worked.
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 09:07 PM UTC
Wow, Martin!

That looks great!
Martinvidas
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 09:46 PM UTC

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Wow, Martin!

That looks great!



Thank You

Now see it with the turret mounted:



GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:18 AM UTC
Even better!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 04:29 PM UTC
Looking good Martin. The work on the rear decal has paid of handsomely.
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 02:36 AM UTC
Great looking builds everyone. Raj I love the cammo on that Tiger. Martin, nice decal work, looks very nice.
I am coming along on the Wespe. Just blocked in the tools, added the decals, and played with some oils. I am going to hit it with a coat of flat in the next few days and finish the tools then dirty up the lower hull. Questions and comments welcome. Let me know if I have overlooked something.




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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 03:40 AM UTC
Finally the wheels are placed - i like the look right now. Next step will be wheatering.





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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 08:02 AM UTC
Bryan, that is looking sweet indeed.

Also looking good Martin. May I point out, the rear lights on the M8/M20 are the same standard ones fitted to many US vehicles and only the left (as you face the rear) oval shaped lens is red?

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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 05:26 PM UTC

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Bryan, that is looking sweet indeed.

Also looking good Martin. May I point out, the rear lights on the M8/M20 are the same standard ones fitted to many US vehicles and only the left (as you face the rear) oval shaped lens is red?




Thank You for the info, I will check if is possible to fix it - the scale is 1/72 so it will be hard to paint it correct.
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:31 PM UTC
Bryan,
Looks great, love the chipping.... especially on the gun.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:33 PM UTC
Martin,
That is an impressive looking armored car! Can't wait to see it weathered.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 07:25 AM UTC

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Thank You for the info, I will check if is possible to fix it - the scale is 1/72 so it will be hard to paint it correct.



When I used to do Braille scale (now with my eyes it really is Braille ), I used to use a punch set to make a little disc of masking tape so the bottom of the disc was the curve at the bottom of the oval. That way I could paint the lens red, place the whole disk over the top part of the light, then with it masked, paint over the red with the hull colour.

Whatever you choose to do, it still looks great. I still say getting the rear star down was an achievement!
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 07:03 AM UTC
So I fixed the rear right red light, and added the star. Not the perfect picture, I will make a new ones tomorrow.


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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC
Looks great to me, Martin!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:22 PM UTC

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Looks great to me, Martin!

Gaz



DITTO!
Martinvidas
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 05:59 AM UTC
Thank's to everyone.
Next step was dirt and rust streaks..



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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 11:02 AM UTC
Very dirty indeed.