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Big Cats Mk.III
Tiger1944
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 09:56 PM UTC
@Alex, looks like it's going to be quite an interesting looking build. Never seen one of those before.

Today I broke out the airbrush, oil paints and the cat litter
And finished my one and a half big cats. So that crappy Airfix kit I started with was still able to be used and gave me the idea for this diorama.
I am calling this one done





Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 06:45 AM UTC
Very nice scene Jason.
Congrats on that one !!!

Here's my progress:

Dashboard and gearbox ready for paint too.


Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 05:30 AM UTC
Getting some black paint.
Dashboard, gearbox, suspension & transmission parts.

ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 04:49 PM UTC
Now that my Firefly is done, I can now start my Tiger 2 for this campaign! Started off with suspension, front glacis and rear plates.

The kit also came with a PE fret, I started with the brackets for the jack. It will take a few days for my eyes to un-cross and my spine to straighten....


Jason, love your mini dio!
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 06:15 AM UTC
Ouch Colin... glad the carpet monster didn't see those ...
Great work

My update:

Dashboard w/decals, still need to touch up the gearbox and paint the steering wheel.



Black paint all over it



Stay tuned for more soon..
ColinEdm
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 07:37 AM UTC
Thanks John, actually did drop the butterfly nut/rod part twice - good thing my workroom has a concrete floor so a bit easier to find things!
Nito74
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 12:10 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks John, actually did drop the butterfly nut/rod part twice - good thing my workroom has a concrete floor so a bit easier to find things!



Lucky you Colin !!

I've made some small progress, finished the gearbox and was just painting some seats & ammo boxes.
No photos today.

Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 06:12 AM UTC
Here it is,



I'm currently working on the other seats, oh well I'm typing and uploading photos to be accurate
kruppw
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 01:57 AM UTC
Here is the project I intend to build for this campaign. I plan to build it straight from the box for most case, just plan to replace the smoke grenade launchers with some from voyager. I've had this sitting around for some time now since I was not happy with the doors being cast shut.


Nito74
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 04:03 AM UTC
Nice Resin kit Christopher.
Hope it turns out ok and not just a smelly resin headache ..

Here's my progress:



So this is next:



Just a dryfit with the equipment so far,



And now the masking,






Nito74
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 06:50 AM UTC
Finished the masking,



Started with the interior decals





Added the dashboard, one seat, gearbox too.
Still missing the other seats and the ammo rack.



Sorry about the dark photos
Nito74
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 - 05:56 AM UTC
The other missing seats



and started painting the grey blue parts before adding the decals:

Tiger1944
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 - 08:43 AM UTC
@John, looking great and coming together nicely by the looks of it. Just curious what's the camo on the rear wheel arches, decals or paint?
Nito74
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 - 01:51 PM UTC

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@John, looking great and coming together nicely by the looks of it. Just curious what's the camo on the rear wheel arches, decals or paint?



decals
Konigwolf
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 01:20 AM UTC
Some nice builds happening (and loved the cute little Bergepanther.

Well I just signed up, will Building Hobby Boss's F-14B in '48 scale (I have to finish it by late January for a comp so will be a quickish build).

Hope to get it started tomorrow will post pics soon after.
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 06:17 AM UTC
Almost finished the seats



I also gave a coat of green before starting working on the interior, and adding the side windows, front glass & wipers
(I hate masking windows and leaving fingerprints and paint smudges all over )

Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 11:21 AM UTC




Just need to add the clear parts for the head lights.
This step of the interior is done.

Stay tuned for more !!

ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 04:42 PM UTC
Coming along nicely John!

Some progress on my Tiger II. Have completed the rear plate and most of the upper hull and test fit on lower hull, Using a primer colour and will leave the backs of the wheels primer.

Don't have the butterfly nuts on yet, they are tiny!


Also tried doing some more photetch but the tool clamps are proving to be a little beyond my skill set right now, will probably just add the clamp handles to the stock tools and use some of the bigger and simpler holddowns.

As you can see I tried soldering the axe bracket, a little sloppy, still need more practice!
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 07:09 AM UTC
Thanks Colin ! Your Tiger II is very nice too !

Patience with that PE !

Here's my progress today:

Touched up some interior parts,



And the silver for the headlights



Started the interior decals







And around the back door





Also added the clear parts for the headlights



ColinEdm
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 05:24 PM UTC
Went back and had another crack at the PE brackets for the tools...


It will take a while, my eyes (and patience) will only let me do 1 or 2 a night!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 06:08 AM UTC
Very nice job on that PE !!

Today's work

Wheels



Ready for paint & tires



Also finished the interior decals



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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 07:36 AM UTC
Looking good John,1st of these that I have seen
Tiger1944
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 09:31 AM UTC
Colin, the zimmerit and those tiny PE tool clamps look great. Some PE is a nightmare to work with!

John, great work with the internal decals!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 09:49 AM UTC
Thanks Jason & Anthony !

It's a very good kit from Meng ( my first Meng and surely one of many ..).

It's a pleasure to build, good detailing, good fitting, decals.
No issues, no problems.

ColinEdm
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 11:30 AM UTC
Thanks Jason!
The PE clamps really are a PITA. I am slowly getting a technique down for them, but will be glad when I am done with them.