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Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:32 PM UTC
Fantastic looking Zero!

minas-ithil
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 05:07 PM UTC
To One and All,
Thanks for the comments on my MkIV Male.

Ernest - Thanks for the kind compliment. Your Zero is excellent and the flight deck really makes it 'at home'. The weathering, chips, etc. are spot on. I really like when you can weather something and it doesn't 'hit you on the head', but you see it when you study things - subtle is good, in my opinion, especially on an early-mid war aircraft.

MarkC - I agree, that is one of my 'tweaks' planned to get some dirt on the roof. I shot the model yesterday when I was taking into my model club meeting. That was something I just hadn't gotten to yet. Good observation though, a number of folks at my club missed that incongruity of dirt on the outside, but not on the inside of the track runs until I pointed that out.

Dustin - On the Tiger, I agree with the other comment. The modulation will start to pop once you can start the wash, pinwash, drybrush and filter stage of finishing.

Many good models are reaching completion here, nice effort by all. This campaign proves that while some other manufacturers may steal the spotlight, Tamiya still delivers on a quality kit and nice build.

Thanks,
Stephen
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 01:49 AM UTC
Ernest, I'm not a 'plane guy" but wow! That looks really good!
Tazoslo
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 03:59 AM UTC
First evening over, mostly painting those xxxx wheels, and giving the undercarrige a first coat of paint after putting on the first parts.

This won´t be a shining example a weathered model, not so good with the brush.....

Chaman911
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 09:36 AM UTC
That Zero is insane! I really like all these different builds going on. I'm off to a slow start as my upstairs shower decided to leak so I will get back to my Supersherman as soon as I finish the kitchen/ bathroom remodel! 😒
I am really looking forward to seeing that new M4A3E8 and the Elephant. Everyone who has posted finished pics I must say I am envious of your skills and hope to one day be able to match them.
greif8
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:53 AM UTC
Looks like you are off to a good start Lars.

Bryan, thank you for the kind words. I hope the water leak did not do too much damage and your renovation goes smoothly and successfully.
greif8
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:56 AM UTC
Thank you Mark, I managed to pull of one of my better builds with this one.


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Fantastic looking Zero!


greif8
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:57 AM UTC
Thank you Guy, sometimes the moon and stars align for me on a build.


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Ernest, I'm not a 'plane guy" but wow! That looks really good!

Kanguroo
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:52 PM UTC

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Ok let me try to post some photos of my A6M2b Zero build. The base is not complete, but I could not resist shooting some photos on the plane and pilot on it. ...



That's excellent, Ernest. I like your sharp and detailed pics of Zero. Thanks for your sharing.
Cheers,
K.
greif8
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 05:44 PM UTC
Thank you K, the photos did turn out pretty nice this time around.

Tazoslo
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 03:45 AM UTC
Day 2, all the wheels are on and started on the top structure. Not happy with the glossynes of the black...but, not much to work with here on the mountain.

Chapman
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 06:35 AM UTC
Ernest,

Your zero is absolutely beautiful! Love the variety of tones you achieved for the monochrome exterior as well as all the fantastic detail on cockpit. Really just inspiring.
greif8
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 01:13 PM UTC
Lars, the Stug III is coming along well and I see you have some Carlsberg inspiration as well!

Chris, thank you for the kinds words. I managed to get it right as far as weathering goes with this build.
stephenmodel
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:56 AM UTC
Really amazing brent
Tazoslo
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 03:33 AM UTC
Ernest, important to have the right motivation

Third evening over and most the big things are in place, its time for the fiddely parts...and touching up the paint here and there.

Also set my new phone to work and the camera quality is noticable better....maybe i should use the old phone on these pictures

ComradeMP
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 10:32 AM UTC
Put in a bit more work. Adding details here and there, so I'm going at a slower pace.





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#399
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 04:23 PM UTC
Nice scratchwork, Comrade.

stephenmodel
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 07:18 PM UTC
Nice work. I wish i could scratchbuild like that

- steve
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 05:49 PM UTC
wow that zero sure did turn out great!!!!! my goodness. You should post that up over on LSP and Zone Five, I know the boys over there will be googling over it!!!!!!!

JonDicks
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 12:25 PM UTC
Something a bit different for me

JonDicks
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 02:09 PM UTC
Some progress

Monte
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 09:24 AM UTC
Here's what I'll be jumping in with. Been wanting to do this one for a while.

greif8
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 02:28 PM UTC
Thank you for the kind words. I may just post the build on LSP.

Jon - looks like a very interesting project!

Monte - you don't see that kit very often, so it too should make for a cool and interesting build.


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wow that zero sure did turn out great!!!!! my goodness. You should post that up over on LSP and Zone Five, I know the boys over there will be googling over it!!!!!!!


stephenmodel
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 10:01 PM UTC
Nice progress everyone. Love that car and cant wait to see it done.

I got the weathering done on my Tiger 1 Late and took a few rough pics. Waiting to see if i can get a diorama cast at the next show on long island. I still have to paint up the tank crew. I am not sure if i went to heavy with the weathering. First time i really did paintbrush chipping and first time i really used vallejo pigments. Please let me know.







Monte
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 10:03 PM UTC

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Monte - you don't see that kit very often, so it too should make for a cool and interesting build.




Yeah, should be interesting Ernest. The kit has been OOP for quite some time and you're right you hardly see it around. The inside of the hull is marked 1970 so I'll be dealing with 46 year old molding technology.