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SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:31 AM UTC
Bob, good to hear the new airbrush is working. Airbrushing is always the Achilles heel of my projects.

Speaking of airbrushing. I am making slow progress and still have a lot of corrections to make. More to follow later.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 05:53 AM UTC
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I finally was able to get photobucket to cooperate. Here is the first coat on the turret.
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 05:39 AM UTC
@Linus: WOW! great camo.
@Colin: nice job on your half track.
@Bryan: I like what you've done on your ISHERMAN.

I finally broke out the PAASCHE 2000H and gave it a test run, most of my time as adjusting to the paint mixture to thinner and some retarder then familiarizing myself on the a/b settings:

Well I could get photobucket to cooperate and let me post the turret.

this is just a test run, so the Churchill is not finished yet. My next attempt is to complete the camo coverage and not make a mess of it.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 04:30 AM UTC
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.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 04:11 PM UTC
Bryan, Great build! Looks awesome!

Colin, very nice interior and weathering. As already pointed out it is well balanced without being overdone.
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 03:49 PM UTC
Colin, your mad skills never cease to amaze me. I would love to get as good as you at getting just the right level of chipping and scratching without going overboard.

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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 08:33 AM UTC
A bit more progress on my Kanonenwagen. Scratched up some headphones and power transformer for the radio and added wiring. Prime, HS and chipping of the base coat.



Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 06:03 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Bryan-Great job on the Sherman.
You've done a great job on the finish and storage. Not to mention a good solid build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:41 PM UTC
Bryan,
Fantastic finish! Really love the subtle/effective overall tones while still having some visual "pop". The extra gear really adds interest w/out getting too busy. Great build sir!
Monte
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:22 PM UTC
Great job on that Super Sherman Bryan!
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 05:13 PM UTC
Excellent finish, Bryan. You've nailed the subtle shading I have always striven for and never been able to achieve.

Kilo_Uniform
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:15 AM UTC
Hi Bryan,

Excellent model - like the weathering and stowage - not overdone.

Thank you for posting.

Regards,
Kobus
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:54 AM UTC
Wow! That is outstanding Bryan!
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 07:06 AM UTC
Hi everyone, I'm calling this one done. I will get a commander painted up but the kit is done. I really enjoyed my first campaign. Thank you all for your posts it was great to see such a variety of kits. Perhaps I will get a photo booth setup at some point, until then the patio table will have to do! Happy modelling!





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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 08:47 PM UTC
Hi Sherb,

Got that kit in the stash - will be following along and taking notes.

Regards,
Kobus
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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 07:05 PM UTC

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Pete that McLaren really looks great. I used to build F1 models but could never get the gloss paint to look right. Yours looks just as nice as the always well turned out original.



Thanks Paul. Good old Future/Klear works a treat
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:07 PM UTC
Nice painting job, Ron. Looking forward to see it finished.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 04:24 AM UTC
Your carrier looks very convincing. I have a Riich kit with about a zillion parts that looks like a real major project. Your Tamiya looks terrific and I'll bet it was fun to build.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 04:20 AM UTC
Pete that McLaren really looks great. I used to build F1 models but could never get the gloss paint to look right. Yours looks just as nice as the always well turned out original.
Chaman911
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 04:43 AM UTC
Good job stoker. That panel fading is going to look great with some weathering.

Sherb, thank you for the kind works. If you have any questions about the M51 kit you are welcome to pm me and I will be happy to give you any advice I can offer. Also if you figure out the proper color of the bundled cammo nets let me know because I am guessing on the right yellowish color! Good luck on your build. I feel your pain when it comes to having NO time for kit building!
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 10:52 PM UTC
Hi Everybody

Loving the builds going on. After a lot of painting sessions I have my carrier ready for decaling. Put a coat of Future on it earlier and going to let it dry for a couple of days, Humidity here is terrible right now. Here are a couple of pictures of my progress. Kit went together smoothly with the only hitch being with the tracks. Had to resort to stapling them together but easy to hide





sherb
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 10:15 PM UTC

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Solid choice Sherb!🙂 Looking forward to watching the progress on your M51. I had zero fitment issues with mine, a real joy to build.
I am really liking the Matildas being built. Good work everyone



Thanks Bryan, I just scrolled back and saw your M51. Wow, awesome work! I wish I had the skill set to get a finish like that. I'm in awe of everyone's work here.

Yeah, I thought for sure there would be issues getting that multi piece hull together but it all just fell into place.
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 09:47 PM UTC
Solid choice Sherb!🙂 Looking forward to watching the progress on your M51. I had zero fitment issues with mine, a real joy to build.
I am really liking the Matildas being built. Good work everyone
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 06:57 PM UTC
I haven't been motivated to really get working on my M113 Fitter. However, the following M51 and Legend stowage set arrived earlier this week, which I'd like to switch to for this campaign.

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Typical shake and bake Tamiya, which is just what I need when the modeling time is limited by two small kids.

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This is what I was able to finish by the end of the girls' nap time Saturday.

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