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Strv 103C finished
rfeehan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 02:46 AM UTC
Well I finished it and I have to say its the most complex camo I have ever attempted and my first time using masks instead of free hand airbrushing.

It's not exactly to the pattern in the instructions but it looks ok I think.

Rob

http://http://www.armorama.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=44594&password=&sort=8&size=medium&cat=500&page=1

Epi
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Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 03:11 AM UTC


Her you go Rob. Hope you dont mind me posting the picture for you.

I know what you mean about masking this thing. I built this vehicle when it first cam out and i think i used almost half a role of Tamiya tape to do the masking.

Yours turned out real nice!!!!!!
rfeehan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 04:02 AM UTC
Thanks Pete and thanks for the compliment. Always been shy about showing my work (last time I entered a competition was in the 70s and I won with a Peerless RSO and werfer).

Not sure why I am such an idiot with attaching pics in these forums but I always manage to screw it up, thanks again.

The_Swede
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Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 02:39 PM UTC
Looks nice, well done.

Don't worry if the camo scheme doesn't match the instructions 100%

The vehicles was often painted by their crews and they where not always paying attention to all details so there is not two vehicles with identical paint scheme.

What colour did you paint the GPMG on the TC cupola?
It looks in the picture like gun metal or similar?
The reciever of the GPMG should be dark green, same as on the tank.

/Thord
rfeehan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 08:15 PM UTC
Hmm ok your right I did a black/gun metal type finish. That's easy enough to correct thanks for the pointer. My pics don't show that area clearly enough so I assumed it would be like all guns tend to be.

rfeehan
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Posted: Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 10:09 PM UTC
Anyone know of a web picture of the GPMG so I can paint it correctly?

I would think paint on the reciever of the gun would burn off badly and be gone in no time but maybe it is heat resistant paint or something.

Rob
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Posted: Friday, October 08, 2004 - 12:03 AM UTC
Here you are:


This is the infantry version with bipod and wodden stock but other than that it's the same.

Maybe I'm using the wrong word when I said the reciever, I'm not sure of the english terminology.
The part to be painted green is the main part of the MG where the mechanism is located.
It doesn't get that warm during firing so there is no problem with paint burning of.
The only parts that get really hot is the barrel and the gas cylinder.
Maybe the colour is a bit more greyish than the dark green on the 103.

The butt on the tank MG should be the same colour as the bipods, you can see the narrow black plate between the stock and the reciever.

/Thord
rfeehan
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Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:52 PM UTC
Nope you got it right it is the reciever. Thanks.