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yereverluvinunclebert #921 Posted Nov 18 2017 - 21:42

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Strangely enough the 1/35 Steyr RSO/01 tractor was never released in the UK as an Airfix kit, being in the UK and of a certain vintage, that is how I came to familiarity with the Peerless kits. I learnt about the RSO only later. It looked a really good subject once again and I'd imagine it would be fun to make but I have no experience of the quality. I presume it has been done to death by other manufacturers by now, being German. If I was going to make one now I'd probably get a newer version but that's only because it has no nostalgic feeling for me personally.

 

 

Looks as if superdetailing is an option!

 

 


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Lethalhavoc #922 Posted Nov 18 2017 - 21:50

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Did you know that your rep is at 666? 

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I'll mark this before i screw it up by adding a bunch of +1's.



yereverluvinunclebert #923 Posted Nov 18 2017 - 21:53

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oh feck, I wish you hadn't pointed that out. I've been having 666 turn up everywhere recently.

Lethalhavoc #924 Posted Nov 18 2017 - 22:03

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View Postyereverluvinunclebert, on Nov 18 2017 - 16:53, said:

oh feck, I wish you hadn't pointed that out. I've been having 666 turn up everywhere recently.

 

Well, i can blow that out of the water if you'd like, i'm sure i could drop 40 +1's on you ;)

(Have you had the urge to spin your head around 360 degrees?)

(if the answer is no, then i'm sure everything is okay :hiding:)

 

I wonder if i can bump you to 703?


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yereverluvinunclebert #925 Posted Nov 18 2017 - 22:07

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Add a few please...

 

I need to get away from that number. I feel cursed at the moment. All is not well with me (friends splitting, dying &c) but model making is one area where I can still feel happy. Enough of all that, back to models.

 

I'd love to see a Peerless scout car done well. The Hobby Boss kit looks the one to beat.



Lethalhavoc #926 Posted Nov 18 2017 - 22:16

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Boom 703!

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Just when you thought the numbers were safe.....

BEHOLD 7030!

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Lethalhavoc #927 Posted Nov 18 2017 - 22:32

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View Postyereverluvinunclebert, on Nov 18 2017 - 17:07, said:

but model making is one area where I can still feel happy. Enough of all that, back to models.

 

I'd love to see a Peerless scout car done well. The Hobby Boss kit looks the one to beat.

Sooner or later i'll get around to the White scout car, i'm not sure if it'll be well done or not ;)

I struggle with solid greens and grey's.

My mind has trouble wrapping around them.

 

This is that 38(t) i've been working on.

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yereverluvinunclebert #928 Posted Nov 18 2017 - 22:45

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The numbers multiply!

 

The scout car will look good anyway it comes, have a look on google images for interesting colour schemes. There are some good Commonwealth colours to apply.

 

That is colourful enough for anyone.

 

Look at the visor armour stays, the headlamp protectors and the radiator slats for scale thicknesses.

 

Patton's car would be a colourful choice for an American vehicle.

 

re: the pz38t - I've never been fond of that vehicle in 1/35th scale - don't know why. The real thing has such prominent rivets under normal daylight that is a hard effect to reproduce using scale rivets in 1/35th.


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Lethalhavoc #929 Posted Nov 19 2017 - 16:52

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I'm not a huge fan of the 38t either, but i needed a test bed for the German grey & dark grey blue that i was going to use on the Waffentrager and the 38t was perfect for it.

I've come to the conclusion that i need more practice with dark paints before i attempt the Waffentrager.

 

So in the interlude, i've started a new tank.

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yereverluvinunclebert #930 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 10:13

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I use the up/down technique, I spray a black undercoat from below and afterwards a white undercoat from above. I assume you use a white undercoat too from the look of your tanks. The black undercoat goes from below into all the nooks and crannies and provides the shadow depth for all my builds, the white from above provides a basis for the light highlights. Then I spray very gentle coats of the final colour from above to build up the colour. I'll use the hairspray technique prior to this for any chipping but that requires areas of rust to be pre-painted on all the edges to be chipped and very gentle application on the pooled hairspray with a brush. Then a watery dark wash followed by an incredibly light highlight on any exposed edges and then oils to finish. You clearly do some of that in your own technique.

 

The 1/35th tanks need more of an overkill application than do the 1/16th tanks that tend to stand for themselves. As the scale reduces, the work needs to be less subtle. That's my penn'orth anyway.


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Lethalhavoc #931 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 14:42

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I use a pretty funky system.

I start with a black coat for the edges and recesses, then i use a white coat to highlight the centers, I'm not usually very careful when i put the black and white coats on,

as I like lots of modulation variations which hopefully transfers into the final thin color coats. But, so far i'm only half way good at using dunkelgelb, when i use solid green or dark grey's, i just can't get a happy modulation.

 

Anyways, once i'm happy with the final colors, i'll run a pencil over what i feel would be high wear and chipping areas, then i'll mix up an acrylic rust/crime wash for any bolt heads.

I use this wash very sparingly and only use it in areas that have been worked with pencil. When i use it this way, i get a really nice rusty iron effect.

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Once i get the bolt heads, leaf springs and other obvious worn metal areas with this wash, and add the decals, i'll spray a gloss clear coat.

Then i'll mix up an oil wash, for a dunkelgelb base i'll use Van [edited]brown and do the panel lines and recesses.

I also try to smear a bit here and there in the open areas and blend it with a cotton bud, or paper towel before it dries.

 

Once i'm happy with the washes, i'll do a flat clear coat and try to use pigments and pastels, then do another flat coat to seal it, but i really suck at this.

I lose most of the pastels/pigments on the last clear coat.

The last 2 photos of the 38t i posted really show this happening.

 

I've tried the hairspray technique, but i really dislike it.



Lethalhavoc #932 Posted Dec 01 2017 - 23:12

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Yeah so.... The R35 wasn't turning out, so i switched it out to a Type 1 SPG.

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FrozenKemp #933 Posted Dec 03 2017 - 17:33

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"Type 1"?  Was that something Japanese? 

Lethalhavoc #934 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 16:30

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View PostFrozenKemp, on Dec 03 2017 - 12:33, said:

"Type 1"?  Was that something Japanese? 

 

Yeah it's a Japanese SPG based on the Type 97.

https://en.wikipedia.../Type_1_Ho-Ni_I

 



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First time attempting heavy mud effects on a model tank. quite pleased with the results.

 

 

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Ded_man #936 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 23:07

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I’m currently working on the T54E1 from Dragon models (which I do not recommend, one of the worst turrets I’ve ever delt with). 

 

Is there a photo that exists with the coaxial machine gun or known how far it would protrude from the turret? 

 

Also, what is the tube on the left front facing of the turret that looks like a telescope? Is it apart of the range finders on the side of the turret or is it what it looks like, a telescope?



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View PostDed_man, on Jan 08 2018 - 16:07, said:

I’m currently working on the T54E1 from Dragon models (which I do not recommend, one of the worst turrets I’ve ever delt with). 

 

Is there a photo that exists with the coaxial machine gun or known how far it would protrude from the turret? 

 

Also, what is the tube on the left front facing of the turret that looks like a telescope? Is it apart of the range finders on the side of the turret or is it what it looks like, a telescope?

The tube on the left side of the turret would be part of the gunsight, which is sort of a telescope. The coaxial gun did not really protrude from the turret. This was common on a lot of tanks to avoid damage.

I found these images, they don't show the sight, but that kind of equipment was usually removed from scrappers.

 

 



Ded_man #938 Posted Jan 09 2018 - 18:28

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View Postearthman34, on Jan 09 2018 - 02:08, said:

The tube on the left side of the turret would be part of the gunsight, which is sort of a telescope. The coaxial gun did not really protrude from the turret. This was common on a lot of tanks to avoid damage.

I found these images, they don't show the sight, but that kind of equipment was usually removed from scrappers.

Thanks earthman, those were some of the images I’ve found as well, was hoping there were some others in existence or at least have been seen by others.

 

 

I think im good with the coax distance for now. Just gotta knock back a little more resurfacing, resculpt a new dust cover and finally move on to paint. 

 

Again, FYI for anyone that attempts this model. The lower half of the turret needs to be rebuilt, resculpte, reshapened .

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King_of_Battle1 #939 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 19:02

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Just finished this IS-2 in 1/72 scale.  I have it's platoon mate with it, protecting my desk at work.

 

https://drive.google...HVlNkdLT2J6TVY0


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