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Dinbatu #961 Posted May 04 2018 - 16:04

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Well doing some ships at this time but just recently finish this tank the T-72B with unusual camo

 

 

 

 

 

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Lert #962 Posted May 06 2018 - 17:09

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Very nice, Dinbatu. Good color scheme too!

 

I did some more work on my Oddball build:

 

First though, I cut up the four-link spare track segment that came with the Sherman, cut some brackets from plasticard and attached them to the sides of the turret like where in the movie spare track is kept

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Very crude and not very detailed, but meh. It'll do.

Then finished applying the base coat:

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Dry brushed some gun metal:

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Black wash:

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Sepia wash:

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Not pictured: The tracks were dry brushed heavily with gun metal, then a bit lighter with rust color, then a heavy sepia wash was applied.

I liberally applied all washes to simulate all the dirt, Oddball said in the movie he liked to keep his tanks dirty so it looked like they came directly from the front lines.

And that's where it sits now.



Lert #963 Posted May 07 2018 - 19:44

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Very minor update, but a big milestone. Up until now, my man of Sher could've been any post-war M4A3E4, but now it's made the first step towards definitely being Oddball's:

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Lert #964 Posted May 10 2018 - 16:36

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The rear of the engine deck of Oddball's Sherman:

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The main part to do is the three boxes on the rear deck. To this end I cut some HL standard boxes to size and used plasticard layered up to scratchbuild the lowest profile box. Some .5mm wire bent to shape for the handles:

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Painted and washed applied:

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And fitted:

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Now that the centerpieces of the rear engine deck stowage are done I can start work on the rest, like the spool, the silver - ... milk cans? Idunno. And the various hangy-downy bits.



earthman34 #965 Posted May 13 2018 - 06:03

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Hmm...this has me thinking I need to make an Oddball M4...

Lert #966 Posted May 19 2018 - 18:00

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So, some more work done ...

As you can see in this screenshot from the WoT mod, there are two silver-y milk cans of a sort:

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I'd been wondering how I was gonna do those, until I realized that the oil can that comes with the HL man of Sher seems to be close enough in size to work with, and I had two of them. So I cut and sanded them down:

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Glued on a short piece of plastic pipe:

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Liberally applied some fine milliput:

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Next day cleaned them up a bit and painted them:

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Purposely didn't clean them up that well as I wanted my milk cans to look beat up instead of factory fresh. Anyways, while that dried I painted six backpacks I had lying around and weathered them with washes, then took the milk cans and carefully superglued handles to them made from thin wire, and strips to mimic the handles on the lids:

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I cut up and painted some more of that plastic pipe to mimic the pipe Oddball says they'd use to fool the Germans in thinking he had maybe a 90mm, applied an old towing cable I had lying around and glued a German jerrycan to the front fender, like in the WoT mod:

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Still much to do, but at least the easy parts of the stowage are done. Next up, a lot of scratchbuilding, from a blue watering can to a gold lantern with red glass to a speaker, what appears to be a wicker basket and several duffel bags. Gotta figure out how to build each and every one of those. Maybe some dollhouse specialist webstore has some items I can cannibalize ...


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Lert #967 Posted Jun 02 2018 - 20:02

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Rivals.



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