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FrozenKemp #641 Posted Jan 17 2017 - 06:34

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I think that looks fine, LH!

I'm currently repainting my Valentine after my Vallejo "matt" varnish was not in fact matt. I do not recommend it!  The stuff I have now should do the trick. Also I found I'd used a too early camo pattern so I'm switching to a different one.



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I'm in.  It's the main reason I got into WOT, was the interest in AFV and WWII.  I've been a model builder since I was a kid.  I have a couple of projects going right now.  I'll post progress, but here is the beginning.  Not far along, as I'm in China for work, and building this in the apartment with no airbrush.

 

 

 

For anyone interested, there are some close parallels to 1/72 scale sand table gaming and WOT, and you can find some of the same tanks.  I'm currently building a set of IS-2's in that scale.  I buy all of my kits out of Hong Kong.  Prices are great, and shipping is quite reasonable, and they have some off brands that produce models that are not just US, British, Russian and German armies.

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View PostEdge_of_Insanity, on Mar 04 2016 - 20:28, said:

I challenge you to a build off? lol

 

Link to my build thread for the Tamiya "Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Ausf. A" 

 

 

Great build, but it's too clean.  Even a tank off the production line would have some grease here and there, and you need to highlight features...

Kaeto1 #644 Posted Jan 17 2017 - 11:02

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Should have painted the rubber tires on the road wheels.

Missed_wide_right #645 Posted Jan 17 2017 - 13:04

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My Son bought me a set of three steel models tanks, Sherman, T-34 & Tiger.  A little bigger than 1-72, I felt like Donald Pleasence from The Great Escape, I had to take my glasses off and bring the model up real close to my eyes to see what the heck I was doing.


FrozenKemp #646 Posted Jan 17 2017 - 13:05

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Hong Kong has some great online stores.  I've ordered stuff from there, South Korea, or Japan, at least through eBay...


The kit I'm working on right now (albeit from the UK) is for, as you say, "sand table wargaming" at 1/72.  So simply made that you get two tanks (30 pieces each!) each on its own sprue, in one box. 



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I've finally mustered enough courage to start work on the tracks of the HobbyBoss Schneider CA; good God, they are even worse than I thought! This is going to take a while...

Lethalhavoc #648 Posted Jan 18 2017 - 03:50

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View PostCapturedJoe, on Jan 17 2017 - 12:22, said:

I've finally mustered enough courage to start work on the tracks of the HobbyBoss Schneider CA; good God, they are even worse than I thought! This is going to take a while...

 

It didn't come with a jig?

King_of_Battle1 #649 Posted Jan 18 2017 - 04:45

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View PostCapturedJoe, on Jan 17 2017 - 17:22, said:

I've finally mustered enough courage to start work on the tracks of the HobbyBoss Schneider CA; good God, they are even worse than I thought! This is going to take a while...

 

I bought the M1A2 Abrams with the TUSK armor from Tamiya.  Saw that the tracks were plastic one piece.  Decided it wasn't detailed enough, so I bought a details kit for the tracks.  Holy crap Batman.  I will die sooner than finish these things.  Tiny pieces, and each pad, link and tooth has to be glued together.  They better look amazing, is all I have to say.  

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View PostKing_of_Battle1, on Jan 17 2017 - 22:45, said:

 

I bought the M1A2 Abrams with the TUSK armor from Tamiya.  Saw that the tracks were plastic one piece.  Decided it wasn't detailed enough, so I bought a details kit for the tracks.  Holy crap Batman.  I will die sooner than finish these things.  Tiny pieces, and each pad, link and tooth has to be glued together.  They better look amazing, is all I have to say.  

 

Try having to drill the holes for the track pins in each link like I have to on after market metal tracks for a Luchs.

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View PostKing_of_Battle1, on Jan 17 2017 - 22:45, said:

 

I bought the M1A2 Abrams with the TUSK armor from Tamiya.  Saw that the tracks were plastic one piece.  Decided it wasn't detailed enough, so I bought a details kit for the tracks.  Holy crap Batman.  I will die sooner than finish these things.  Tiny pieces, and each pad, link and tooth has to be glued together.  They better look amazing, is all I have to say.  

 

Tamiya's rubber tracks are usually pretty well detailed and look really good once they're painted and weathered. I don't have that particular kit, but built their new Easy 8 last year and the tracks are very nice.  If those indy-links are too much of a pain in the butt, you might want to reconsider the ones that came with the kit. :)

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View PostLethalhavoc, on Jan 18 2017 - 03:50, said:

 

It didn't come with a jig?

 

No, but a jig wouldn't solve its problems anyway.

FrozenKemp #653 Posted Jan 18 2017 - 13:48

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I meant to say, those metal kits are interesting!

 

Someone on another forum posted pics of a foldable metal kit for a pirate ship.  No glue, just fold and twist the joins to get everything into place.  I think! 



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Yeah, my little sister got an Optimus Prime one last Christmas. Very finnicky with all those folding joins.

Lethalhavoc #655 Posted Jan 18 2017 - 16:32

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Okay, the bits are painted now and I decided to use decals rather than the stencils because of the limited space.

I really should have planned that out a bit better. I went with a high gloss clear coat to make the washes go on easier.

I decided once it's cured that i'll do oil paint washes this time and see how bad I can screw it up.

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Looks great, Lethalhavoc!!  The good thing about washes is that you can usually wipe them off if you don't like the results.  Good luck!!




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