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TankManNick
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 02:39 AM UTC
I reckon I'm calling her 'done'.






Overhead shot if I must.





BTW Can't add pictures to gallery. I get this:

/home/gallery3/public_html/uploads/40453: Error creating directory (check permissions).

Please notify the System Administrator.
TankManNick
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 02:37 AM UTC
Re-applied filter and then dust. Axed the side mirrors as not often fitted (and looked dumb anyway :-) ).









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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 10:07 AM UTC
Nick, I see what you mean on the pictures, but does not look that bad - at least not after you fixed it with new filters.

Looking forward to see this beast finished.
TankManNick
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 08:55 AM UTC
See the white-ish area and 'tide-marks'? That's what I'm talking about.



My attempt to hide it. I will do another filter to see if that will blend everything together.

TankManNick
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 07:33 AM UTC

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Nice weathering, Nick. It definitely gets that dusty Middle East feel.

Looking forward to see more



Thanks! That's definitely where I am going with this by looking at a couple of pics I found online. Dust was such that you barely saw any green at all.

Hit a slight snag. While applying a filter I noticed that the acrylic wash, being a drop of Tamiya paint in 91% Alcohol diluted with water (50/50 mix), has reacted with some areas that were coated with Testors Dullcote. (Mainly matting the decals and hiding any CA glue residue.) I'll try and get a picture but I'll have to do a careful touch up of those areas...
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 10:51 AM UTC
Alright, seemingly everything is still alright here, even without my close supervision and my eyes hovering over everybodys workbench

We´re still running til the end of October, so there is plenty of time to join or finish up your builds.
If you´re done, please post your pic(s) in "our Gallery" aswell.
Somehow this can be a tricky process, so please make shure they are actually in there.

Congrats to those four who already did that, nice work there!
AnalogKid
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 01:41 AM UTC
Greeting fellow $20 warriors,

Here with my final update and shot of my completed Panzer III K that I bought for the price of $20 with no after-market added at all.

This last couple of weeks was spent working on the tracks. Luckily they are of the individual link variety. While more tedious I like these better than vinyl or rubber band tracks as I like the ability to pose the track especially on these older panzers where track sag was often seen.



I assembled them with Testors liquid cement at this gives me enough time after application to form the tread around the various wheels of the tank.



After a day's drying/curing of the cement off they come and a first coat of Tamiya surface primer goes on followed by Alcad II steel. Then a coat of Vallejo satin varnish before the AK enamel Earth Effects wash to give the track the dirty look. Vallejo varnish again and then some dry brushing with Testors Chrome Silver enamel.







The tracks go back on, are glued in-place and we have a completed Dragon Panzer III K for the win! Yay!




This was a fun campaign but I am eager to get back into something a little more detailed as I enjoy kits that are more challenging than the last one completed...and this means more and more aftermarket resin and brass.

-Len
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2015 - 07:04 PM UTC
Hey all! Well heres my entry. Just a few little odds and ends to wrap up but its basically done.

Its the Academy M1A1 kit that I got for just under $20 with coupon at Hobby Lobby!!





SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 11:28 AM UTC
Nice weathering, Nick. It definitely gets that dusty Middle East feel.

Looking forward to see more
TankManNick
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 10:38 AM UTC
Second step - acrylic wash:



TankManNick
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 07:30 AM UTC
First stage dust up - heavy vertical streaks.



TankManNick
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 11:58 AM UTC
Got some paint on this baby. Just about ready for 'weathering', which in this case is going to be mainly dust, dust and more dust!



Comments:
This is one good looking piece of armor!
'Photofilm' was provided for the vision blocks in the turret. Basically just flat clear film that you were supposed to cut to fit. Couldn't make it work for Ended up just using gloss black in the 'holes'. Not great but then it's not too visible either.
There are some delicate rear-view mirrors which I will put on LAST! Otherwise I will be sure to break them off. Usually I try to use wire to replace the rods, but these are not just straight rods so I was foiled! I already broke the gun lock on the rear and lost it. Not sure what to do about that yet!
Question. Anyone have anything good for mirrors? I've used foil which is better than silver paint, but not totally convincing.
I left off most of the tools for painting separately and then found out that most were painted same color as the body. DOH!
Wasn't happy with the coverage or color of the airbrushed Tamiya acrylic, so repainted by brush in Humbrol enamael. Sounds weird but I end up doing that quite often. It's warm in these parts so the Tamiya dries really flat and makes a great surface for relaxing brush painting! Anyone else do that? Also I use a magnifying lamp for brushing, so it's a lot easier for me to see what I'm doing. Airbrushing is out in the garage due to noisy compressor and paint spray.



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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 12:28 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments, guys. Much appreciated.

The kit is a resin kit from a messed up kickstarter campaign. So I think very few will ever be made. A lot of sanding and filling was needed. The end result is ok especially since I ended up with getting a lot of stuff for a low price.

Stephen, you are right that I will use it for wh40k although slightly smaller than a standard tank.
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 03:29 AM UTC
That is one mean looking tank Jesper!
I'll have to go back through the previous pages to follow your build. I'm guessing it's a Warhammer kit?
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 03:15 AM UTC
@ Jesper: congrats for finishing the campaign. Your model is interesting, to say the least. See you on future group builds.
Gabriel.
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 07:46 PM UTC
Here is my finished build for this campaign. A Sci-Fi T-94 tank.

Great campaign and I am looking forward to follow everybody elses builds.







phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 09:32 PM UTC
Got the body of the Jeep together this afternoon. Builds up quite quickly and relatively trouble free for such a vintage kit. I'll certainly be on the lookout for the a couple of the ambulance versions after this.



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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 11:57 AM UTC
Thanks for the comment, Gabriel. More to follow over the weekend.
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 10:04 PM UTC
Looks good, Jesper, after your initial struggle with fitting issues. Waiting for final steps.
Gabriel.
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 09:42 PM UTC
Thanks for the kind words, Jesper.

Joe, I can't take credit for "inventing" the circle-template method of painting wheels but forgot where/when I first saw it. Like many techniques in this hobby there are many that are passed around and around. I'm glad you got to see it and now maybe will pass it on to someone else in the future. I have found it works for most wheels but for the Panther and Hetzer (38t) wheels I had to do by hand or buy aftermarket masks. I am practicing making my own masks using a small blade mounted in a drafting compass...but need much more practice to make it work flawlessly in order to make near-flawless wheels (especially those with rubber outer rims/wheels).

-Len
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 12:31 PM UTC
Thanks for the comment, Len. Really nice weathering on the Pz. III. The extra effort is really paying of.

Looking forward to see more.
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:56 PM UTC
I need a quick build so I'm going to join with Italeri's Willys Jeep. Cost me £9.99.




And to do something completely different I'm going to use markings for a Canadian MP Jeep from the Korean War using Bison Decals Korean War Commonwealth units sheet. I think it cost me around £6 and comes with markings for the Jeep, Centurions, Churchills, Bren carrier and a NZ Dingo. Working out the cost for each vehicle comes to around 85p. So well within budget.


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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 04:41 PM UTC
That's a brilliant idea to use an artist circle template for a mask on the road wheels. I've got a bunch of those laying around I'll have to try it!
AnalogKid
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 03:30 PM UTC
Interesting build, Jesper, and great job so far. I am enjoying everyone's builds as well...fantastic work all around.

Since my last post on my Panzer III K I have mainly focused on weathering. This has included: a white oil dot filter to simulate paint fading, a black oil pin wash, acrylic paint chipping, steel and rust pigments, enamel rust wash, and enamel rust/grime streaking. Next and final step will be the tracks. I am shooting for next weekend to finish "for the win".

-Len



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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 01:21 PM UTC
A little more progress on my T-94 tank.

More to follow soon.