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Yankee #901 Posted Oct 25 2017 - 11:47

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I can’t decide if I want to weather it or not, so you guys decide, it’s a silly little thing



The_Chieftain #902 Posted Oct 25 2017 - 22:39

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Reminds me of those old Hasegawa eggplanes.



FrozenKemp #903 Posted Oct 26 2017 - 01:39

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There's a whole bunch of them now I believe. 

Yankee #904 Posted Oct 26 2017 - 12:32

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It’s by Meng, they have a Tiger as well, part of a World War Toons thing

Kaeto1 #905 Posted Oct 26 2017 - 13:45

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They also have a KV-2 and King Tiger.

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Lethalhavoc #907 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 07:32

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Well, i know you guys are all sick and tired of the Panzer II's i keep posting, so this will be the last one.

This one has a bunch of scratch made parts and extras.

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The next one i post will be a 1/35 Waffentrager (it's nearly built, so i'll just need to finish up the paint work).

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Kaeto1 #908 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 07:53

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I just got a Monogram Sherman M4A1 Calliope to build.

Lert #909 Posted Nov 08 2017 - 16:38

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Some will remember this thread. I've since made my purchase and done some work on it.

 

Before:

 

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And the (almost) end result:

 

 

 

All that's left is some mud / dust effect on the tracks and lower hull.

 

As always, 1/16th scale and R/C.



Yankee #910 Posted Nov 08 2017 - 17:16

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Very nice lert

Lethalhavoc #911 Posted Nov 13 2017 - 16:46

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Okay, so i know i said that the Waffentrager was going to be the next tank that i posted....

But....

 

I'm not very good with greys, so i decided that before i ruin the Waffen, to use an old PZ 38(t) as a test bed (yes i know the gun is upside down).

So, i started with black and white base coats,

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followed by dark grey blue.

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Now, should i clear coat it, do a black pin wash, then run a light brown (mud) wash? 

Or should i do a black pin wash, then do a white filter, then do a mud wash?

 

I'm really not good with dark colors, and tips/advice would be appreciated.


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chrisibare #912 Posted Nov 16 2017 - 04:46

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My suggestion would be do the black pin wash, then the white filler, do the mud wash & dull coat it. take light grey pastel chalk, ground to powder, drybrush it, see what results You have. If You need to drybrush it darker, take some black pastel chalk, mix with grey proportionately.  

 

You do some great work on the PzII's. Keep it up, Lethal.  



Lethalhavoc #913 Posted Nov 17 2017 - 02:48

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View Postchrisibare, on Nov 15 2017 - 23:46, said:

My suggestion would be do the black pin wash, then the white filler, do the mud wash & dull coat it. take light grey pastel chalk, ground to powder, drybrush it, see what results You have. If You need to drybrush it darker, take some black pastel chalk, mix with grey proportionately.  

 

You do some great work on the PzII's. Keep it up, Lethal.  

 

Thanks Chris! :great:



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View PostKaeto1, on Nov 07 2017 - 06:53, said:

I just got a Monogram Sherman M4A1 Calliope to build.

 

Remember to replace the totally inaccurate Monogram tracks with suitable 1/32 items. The 1/32nd Airfix ones from the Lee or Grant are the best bet but they'll need some track pads added. The Monogram tracks have the connecting pins incorrectly placed at the centre of the pads meaning that they would simply fall apart if they were on the real tank that way. Once you have seen the glaring error it is impossible to ignore it. Airfix tracks are the correct scale/size and correctly modelled. If you don't want to use a perfectly good set of tracks from another kit then you could use them as a pattern and make some resin tracks for your Sherman.

 

A valid alternative would be to take the tracks from one of those "Forces of Valour" 1/32 die cast tanks.

The very old 1970s tamiya 1/35th M10 kit has a 1/32nd scale hull, suspension and tracks and components from that have been used to rescue a Monogram Sherman.

 

The track problem. The pads aren't linked...

 

Once you resolve the tracks and the incorrect Monogram turret shape then you'll have a good model of the Sherman in 1/32nd scale.


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Lethalhavoc #915 Posted Yesterday, 08:34 PM

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View Postyereverluvinunclebert, on Nov 18 2017 - 15:11, said:

 

Remember to replace the totally inaccurate Monogram tracks with suitable 1/32 items. The 1/32nd Airfix ones from the Lee or Grant are the best bet but they'll need some track pads added. The Monogram tracks have the connecting pins incorrectly placed at the centre of the pads meaning that they would simply fall apart if they were on the real tank that way. Once you have seen the glaring error it is impossible to ignore it. Airfix tracks are the correct scale/size and correctly modelled. If you don't want to use a perfectly good set of tracks from another kit then you could use them as a pattern and make some resin tracks for your Sherman.

 

A valid alternative would be to take the tracks from one of those "Forces of Valour" 1/32 die cast tanks.

 

Once you resolve the Monogram turret shape problem then you'll have a good model of the Sherman in 1/32nd scale.

 

How do you feel about 1/35 Peerless?

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View PostLert, on Nov 08 2017 - 15:38, said:

 

As always, 1/16th scale and R/C.

 

The 1/16th scale really makes the thing look real. It looks good.

yereverluvinunclebert #917 Posted Yesterday, 08:55 PM

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View PostLethalhavoc, on Nov 18 2017 - 19:34, said:

 

How do you feel about 1/35 Peerless?

 

I don't think they made an early Sherman but I'll admit I have limited experience with Peerless kits, just the GMCs, White and 155mm howitzer.

 

I loved the White scout car and the Bedford QL portee but the 6pdr was flawed if I remember. I'd like to build them again...

 

I made them when they were ex-Max kits re-released by Airfix as an unexpected 1/35th scale range. The GMCs were bad kits and the figures were terrible. Not a patch on the 1/32nd range that Airfix that were producing in-house.


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Lethalhavoc #918 Posted Yesterday, 09:04 PM

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View Postyereverluvinunclebert, on Nov 18 2017 - 15:55, said:

 

I don't think they made an early Sherman but I'll admit I have limited experience with Peerless kits, just the GMCs, White and 155mm howitzer.

 

I loved the White scout car and the Bedford QL portee but the 6pdr was flawed if I remember. I'd like to build them again...

 

I made them when they were ex-Max kits re-released by Airfix as an unexpected 1/35th scale range. The GMCs were bad kits and the figures were terrible.

 

I just bought both of those, plus the Dodge command car.

I'm just kind of wondering if i should try to aftermarket upgrade them, or just enjoy them for the nostalgia.

 

The figures on these kits are around 1/42 maybe even smaller, the MG's are around 1/32, the wheels are around 1/35 and i haven't bothered trying to size compare other parts yet.



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View PostLethalhavoc, on Nov 18 2017 - 20:04, said:

 

I just bought both of those, plus the Dodge command car.

I'm just kind of wondering if i should try to aftermarket upgrade them, or just enjoy them for the nostalgia.

 

The figures on these kits are around 1/42 maybe even smaller, the MG's are around 1/32, the wheels are around 1/35 and i haven't bothered trying to size compare other parts yet.

 

The White is definitely worth making, it still makes a good kit, the MGs will need replacing as they are so prominent, the stowage too. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/149460-black-dog-t35049-us-m3-scout-car-accessories-set

 

It is a gem of a subject. Some of the overthickness items need slimming down, armour, flaps, visor, stays &c

 

Note:  these are not models of my kits, mine died years ago...

 

The Bedford QL portee still makes a gem of a subject and was very unusual for its day. Really worth detailing. You don't see many of these made at all, let alone made well. The 6pdr can be cleaned up or replaced by a better, newer version. The draw tags on the wheels are massively oversized so perhaps a mix of old/new would be best for this.

 

 

Those two kits are the best of the bunch. 

 

The Dodge command car was an equally interesting model but it seemed wrong in execution, too tall perhaps. I maybe wrong but the proportions seemed incorrect.

 

The tyres on both models needed a little work, the scout car wheels were a little harsh and prominent and the Bedford's tyres needed a bulge and a reduction in the details. The scout car's headlamp guards would need to be replaced.

 


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

 

The White is definitely worth making, it still makes a good kit, the MGs will need replacing as they are so prominent, the stowage too. It is a gem of a subject. Some of the overthickness items need slimming down.

 

The Bedford QL portee still makes a gem of a subject and was very unusual for its day. Really worth detailing. You don't see many of these made at all, let alone made well. The 6pdr can be cleaned up or replaced by a better, newer version. The draw tags on the wheels are massively oversized so perhaps a mix of old/new would be best for this.

 

Those two kits are the best of the bunch. 

 

The Dodge command car was an equally interesting model but it seemed wrong in execution, too tall perhaps. I maybe wrong but the proportions seemed incorrect.

 

 

From what i've seen of the Peerless so far, is that the scales are all over the place.

 

I have a built 1/35 Tamiya 6pdr that i'm sure i could modify to fit the Bedford (Tamiya thin set glue works wonders dissolving the old Tester tube glue).

(The Bedford is still sealed and i had just opened the scout car the other day.)

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I also have a few spare .50 cals, so no worries there.

 

What do you think of the 1/35 Peerless Steyr RSO/01 tractor?


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