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Black_sheep
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 05:36 AM UTC
First crewmember is done. I am not a figure painting wizard and this new russian digital camouflage don´t really adds for my relief as it is a "first time" for me but I am more than happy about the final outcome about it. I just added the now usual national Color Badge, the army badge and the distinct unit´s badge:









I changed the final Location of this one - the gesture of him fixing something at the armatures does look more realistic than climbing up the stairs





So who comes next...
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 08:36 AM UTC
Some detail work is done, though it's not so noticeable. The PE shield mounts are really a PITA. That's the next thing I really need to do. UGH!



Mike
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:41 PM UTC
Thank you all for your very positive Feedback very appreciated and I do feel honoured

I did received the resin figures for my planned crew. Each vehicle has a crew of seven soldiers. Therefore I looked for seven appropriate figures and I did found them with EVOLUTION and TANK sets. I also used some heads with modern tanker caps from BASTION35 to give every crewmember a unitary headgear.

This is the planned constellation; please tell me what you are thinking about it:


The driver (TANK with BASTION head);its Hand will adjusted to the hatch before painting:


Gunner 1 (TANK with BASTION head)


Wireless operator / gunner2 (TANK with BASTION head):


commander (EVOLUTION); instead of his submachine gun he will get a red signal flag for his one hand:


Loader1 (TANK):


Loader2 (TANK with BASTION head):


Loader 3 (TANK with BASTION head); its arms will be adjusted to the ammo cart:


Now what do you think about it? Does it Looks real?

Cheers and stay healthy
ardoe
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 10:20 AM UTC

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Happy New Year Everybody!

Takom's 30.5cm Siege Howitzer is my entry into this campaign. This will be my first artillery build.



Mark

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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 09:25 AM UTC
Thank's Kalin.
Peter, I don't think it's Italy. From what I could see on photos, there were few early production M7's in British use. Most of pictures from north Africa actually show mid production models. Since it's early model on the photo, I presume it's first batch send from US. So I think it's Africa. It is quite an intrestning photo because you can see the line of darker color between sand and upper color. Dragon says that it should be "red brown" but I think I will go for RAF Dark Earth and leave OD down.
I think that mud guards were not made locally, but in factory, so I will leave them painted OD.
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 08:15 AM UTC
Bogi, well done. Congratulations.
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 08:06 AM UTC
Is that picture of a vehicle in Italy Bogi? It looks OD on top and maybe Light Mud and then Black underneath. An interesting variation.
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 05:58 AM UTC
Thank's Richard.
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 02:12 AM UTC
Looking good, Bogi!



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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:17 AM UTC
Thank you Peter. I made some progress since, finishing running gear and tracks. I used Bronco workable tracks, which is a kit of its own, every link has five parts.


I left it OD, as it looks like on this photo, which shows vehicle I try to replicate.

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 09:27 AM UTC
Bogi, the Priest is looking...Righteous..

Thomas. What can I say? Superb, outstanding, magnificent... they seem a little trite in expressing what you have achieved.

Marc and Comrade, coming together very nicely guys.
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 03:33 AM UTC
Hope everyone's doing fine, seeing as I'm home as my workplace is shutdown for at least a month, I've had a good deal of time to get some time at the work bench.

The gun platform is in place and I added welds


Not really visible but there's weld under the platform too


Gun cradle is done, filled in the gaps with Squadron green putty stippled on with a bit Testors liquid cement.


Gun dry fitted on the cradle. I cut the two pegs that go into the gun sides shorter so I can just slightly stretch it open to pull the gun off for easier painting later.


Finally got around to making the air vents


Petro
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 03:40 PM UTC
Update time.
Tracks mounted and painted. Will need refinishing in some spots.
This is the better looking side, sag wise.

A few more things to add and hoping for the rest of the paint job this week.
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 10:48 AM UTC
Thomas,

Amazing work, a real beaut!

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 08:14 AM UTC
Thomas, congratulations. Impressive model.
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 03:55 AM UTC
I fully agree with Marc!

Stunning work Thomas, and adding figures will elevate your Malka from "show-stopper" to "show-killer"

Petro
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 03:35 AM UTC
Thomas, truly a first rate build and finish you have there.
Black_sheep
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 02:22 AM UTC
Did finally run over the finish line with my vehicle today. I finished it up with the outside painting. All the small Details are added now and I also made also the stencilling at the projectiles with a black very fine 0,2 mm pen. So far I am very pleased with this build. It was not a stroll in the park but worth the efforts.

I will place the vehicle at an appropriate socket with the complete crew (ordered seven crewmembers for it from Evolution and Tank already) so the journey is not over yet

This is how the vehicle is looking at the end:










never push the red button if gun is loaded








Thats it so far; stay healthy all
Black_sheep
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 02:12 AM UTC

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Thomas, looks really good so far.



Thank you, too Bogi. All your works does look fine, too mate!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 08:21 AM UTC
Thomas, looks really good so far.
Small update on my last entry...
I fixed all of the missing details for British version of M7 Priest.

and painted base OD.

Black_sheep
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 11:09 PM UTC

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Thomas,

I think you already have a show stopper!
Excellent job sofar,




too kind, thank you very much Angel
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 10:59 PM UTC
Thomas,

I think you already have a show stopper!
Excellent job sofar,



Black_sheep
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 10:39 PM UTC
Gentlemen, basepainting with GUNZE 136 russian green (excellent match) and a cautious highlightening with GUNZE 312 Green FS34227 is finished. Also did prepaint the tracks and running wheels and dirty up the lower hull. For a better handling during painting the upper and lower hull as the drivers compartment and the gun itself are still not glued together:







I am satisfied so far with everything. Now I need to paint some small Instruments and the sparetracks and then we will prepare for an burned umber oilwash of everything
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM UTC
Thank's, my friends. Angel, one will be enough, once, when I come for a visit.
Normally I don't drink but for you I will find some rakija we can share.
Peter, go for it. Bronco's Bishop is excellent model. Demanding, complicated but fun. Everything fits and everything you need is in the box. Contrary to, for example , Dragon m7 Priest.
So, see you in your campaigns, they are next on the list.
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 08:18 AM UTC
A wonderful line up from the man that does not sleep..

Great work Bogi. I have the Bishop and this makes me want to build it...