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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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lucer105
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:38 AM UTC
It was a very smooth build based on Dragon's kit, lots of fun!
For the Sherman itself, I will call it done (rare, considering I have 17 w.i.p. on my bench)~ May turn it into a small diorama later.





Tried my best to make my wife think this is a coke at first glance....


By the way, it is a 1/72 scale. Dragon did a really great work in depicting all the details.


Would love to hear suggestions and critiques from everyone!

Lu



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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:43 AM UTC
Very nice in any scale, but especially in 1/72. How on earth did you get that "Coke" label on?
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 12:39 PM UTC
Great job Lu! I thought it was a 1/35 kit until you said it was braille scale. How did you paint those figures?!?!
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
lucer105
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 12:48 PM UTC

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Very nice in any scale, but especially in 1/72. How on earth did you get that "Coke" label on?



8x magnifier glass and very fine point brush. White background first then fill the red. I really want to add some white dot on top of the label to represent coca cola, but failed.....
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 12:54 PM UTC

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Great job Lu! I thought it was a 1/35 kit until you said it was braille scale. How did you paint those figures?!?!
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



Thanks for the nice words! The figure painting process is basically the same as 1/35 one: base color, shade, and two layer of highlight for clothes, and one layer of highlight for the face. Leggings and hands were washed with burnt umber. I didn't draw eyeball but managed to draw the eyebrow and iris for the standing guy.
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 09:13 AM UTC
very nice build ,well done .
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 02:16 PM UTC
Beautiful job Lu, where did you get the tanker figures?
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 08:02 AM UTC
Stunning job. I was going to say I really like various things about your build then I saw it was 1/72nd scale and my apprication of your work went to the next level.
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 08:09 AM UTC
The brain almost adds in the other details to the Coke bottle automatically because it "knows" what is supposed to be there!

Really nice work!
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lucer105
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 10:12 AM UTC

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Stunning job. I was going to say I really like various things about your build then I saw it was 1/72nd scale and my apprication of your work went to the next level.



Thanks for your comments! The tracks really give it out, I should have used aftermarket resin tracks.
lucer105
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 10:12 AM UTC

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very nice build ,well done .



Thank you!
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 10:13 AM UTC

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The brain almost adds in the other details to the Coke bottle automatically because it "knows" what is supposed to be there!

Really nice work!



Time to open one! Hahaha, thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 10:16 AM UTC

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Beautiful job Lu, where did you get the tanker figures?



Thanks!

The tankers are from WarFront, cat. No. sw72-005. Very detailed sculpture, worth to buy.
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 12:11 PM UTC

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It was a very smooth build based on Dragon's kit, lots of fun!
For the Sherman itself, I will call it done (rare, considering I have 17 w.i.p. on my bench)~ May turn it into a small diorama later.





Tried my best to make my wife think this is a coke at first glance....


By the way, it is a 1/72 scale. Dragon did a really great work in depicting all the details.


Would love to hear suggestions and critiques from everyone!

Lu






Hi, Lu!

Very nicely done, ESPECIALLY since it's ALL in "BRAILLE-SCALE"!!!