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sherb
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 12:59 AM UTC
Still chugging along....

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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 04:46 PM UTC
Looks good Jesper. Weathering should further correct if needed.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 03:05 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments, Tat and Dustin.

I did the camo freehand. The white paint had a slightly different density and acted up on me a bit. I had to go over it a couple of times to fix corrections. In the end I am pretty satisfied.

The alternative was to use putty, but I often find it difficult to get the same feathering effect around the putty.
Chaman911
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 07:24 AM UTC
Looks good Ron! I knew that panel fading would look nice after weathering!
tatbaqui
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 03:48 AM UTC
Looks cool Ron!

Nice camo Jesper. The white ones -- was it AB'd freehand?

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 02:10 AM UTC
Some really impressive builds going on here. I better pull up socks and get to it



Where my build stands now. For more pics and the build log, please visit [b]HERE[b]
Thirian24
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 11:38 PM UTC
I really like that camo scheme, Jesper.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 11:14 PM UTC
Nice build, Ron!

I have made a bit more progress. Nice are some detail painting and touch ups.

More to follow.



Stoker
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Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 06:38 AM UTC
Hi Everybody

I've completed my universal carrier. Its been a fun build and I tried weathering with oils for the first time. Here are some pictures.





Pictures added to the gallery, thanks for the fun build
Ron
Chaman911
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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 09:24 AM UTC
Colin, truly excellent work!
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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 07:49 AM UTC

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Great weathering you have there Colin -- me like very much! 👍👍👍



Thanks Tat!
tatbaqui
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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 04:32 AM UTC
Great weathering you have there Colin -- me like very much! 👍👍👍
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 06:03 PM UTC
Thanks Jesper. The camo on your Bradley turned out great, looking forward to seeing the next stage.

Matt, I am in awe of your scrathbuilding skills with all those details you are adding!

Iain, coming along nicely, I like the cable eye you made, I never would have thought to do that.
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 02:03 PM UTC
Real life means this build is now proceeding exceedingly slow. Have gotten as far as finishing the tow cable, and winding most of it on to the drum.



Still haven't had a chance to get my airbrush working properly and apply a flat coat. That's all that is required to be able to mount the body to the chassis and call this model done.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 01:04 PM UTC
Awesome weathering, Colin. Looks Great!
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 07:57 AM UTC
First round of oil dot filter and pinwash applied. Now to let it dry, clearcoat and then a bit more streaking and dirtying up the running gear and undercarriage. I see there is still some silvering of the deacal on the rear door even after coats of Future and Matte clear, damn old decals :-(.


Chaman911
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 08:00 AM UTC
Another kit I want to build! Great choice Alex
Bluestab
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 07:48 AM UTC
Okay I've put this off long enough. I'll be building Tamiya's SU-76M in 1/35 scale. It is planned to be part of another project that won't be detailed here.

The kit appears pretty typical of current Tamiya offerings. The instructions look good. They have a jig for tracks...but we'll get to that.


We'll start at the beginning. On the left is the gun mount. The right is the front glacis.


Those bits assembled. Next, we'll do the compartment wall, which also served as the base for the gun-mount.


Compartment wall assembled. There really wasn't much to assemble. Next up is the lower hull. Tamiya has gone with a multi-piece hull...which I hate.


The hull really went together well....well done Tamiya. The compartment wall was added.


That's where I am right now. So far, the fit is as good as you'd expect out of Tamiya.
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 02:29 AM UTC

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@ Matthew: your T54 details are really adding depth to the build.

@ Paul: my Churchill will be OOB since I have nothing in the stash to add to the build. I will be watching for your decal posts.

Bob



I wrecked the barrel on this one. I used some putty in the gaps and sanded it to an hourglass shaped oval despite my best intensions not to do so. I ended up fitting one of the excellent RB replacements.

My modeling skills are modest but I do enjoy the builds. I'll have some more progress on this one soon.
Chaman911
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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:25 PM UTC
Hi everyone! I wanted to drop a line and thank everyone for the kind comments concerning my M51 build. I had a great time with the build. I'm very glad you all like how it turned out! My next project is the Meng AMX 30B2 for the fighting frogs campaign. It will be my first Meng kit so I am excited to start but am waiting because I promised the wife a would take a break for a couple of weeks before I disappear back into the man cave
A lot of very nice build going on. The chipping and paintwork on the half track is amazing! I hope I develop thoes skills. Keep up the good work everyone!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:28 PM UTC
Thanks for the comment, Bob. Still some way to go before I am satisfied.

Matthew, awesome details. That will really be stunning with finished.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 07:52 AM UTC
@ Matthew: your T54 details are really adding depth to the build.

@ Paul: my Churchill will be OOB since I have nothing in the stash to add to the build. I will be watching for your decal posts.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 03:37 AM UTC

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Thanks guys. Mark, I have to give credit to Michael Rinaldi and his Tank Art series, it has been an invaluable learning tool for me, this is only the second model I have tried the HS chipping technique on, it, is really just a matter of keeping things in scale, knowing when to stop and move on. I read through the books several times before trying.



I have the Rinaldi books too but have not been able to get the kind of results you have achieved. Your interior looks very realistic & lived in.

Bryan - I never thought much of these Super Shermans until I saw yours. What a great job!

Bob - I'm glad to see someone else is working on the Churchill. Mine has been sitting waiting for decals for a couple of months. I'll be watching you progress with interest.
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 12:18 PM UTC
After a bit of time off, I have had opportunity again to get back to the T54 mod 1949. Here are a few progress pictures showing the smoke canisters at the back and the very fiddly mechanism for opening them.







Next up cleaning up the Tank resin T54 spider wheels and build the Friuls…

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 07:01 PM UTC
Jesper, your camo is looking really good. I am using some old unfinished kits to practice on to see if I can do both free hand and taped camo.

Bob