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Metalgod_ #1 Posted Sep 14 2011 - 17:08

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Hey Devs, could we maybe get a section under off-topic dedicated to modelling the tanks we play. I for one am an avid armor modeller, I have over 200 kits in my workshop and a couple of my kits have been published in Fine Scale Modeller Magazine. This interest in the subject is what drew me to your game so the Hobby and the game go hand in hand with one another. The game also gives me ideas for conversions ( I just did a conversion of the Dragon 1/35 scale Ferdinand taking the 88mm L71 and replacing it with a turned metal 128mm gun, its really cool) I ve seen several people post on there new projects and I think it would be cool to have an area on the forums dedicated to that...thanks.. :)
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I +1 this post and wholeheartedly agree.  I have already built way to many models..this would give me a perfect reason to make more!
Now if I could only find my camera... :Smile-hiding:

StugIII #3 Posted Sep 14 2011 - 21:38

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indeed +1! We do need a model area for WoT forum. would be cool to see what others are working on.  :Smile_great:

Mow_Mow #4 Posted Sep 15 2011 - 09:02

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I've just started this kind of hobby this year (spring in fact). I've finished an M8 Combat car and am working on my M24 Chaffee : o

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The great thing about learning a hobby is that everything is a learning process.

Mankoi #5 Posted Sep 15 2011 - 09:26

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Nice to see some fellow modellers here :Smile_honoring:  , i believe there are alot more.

Here is my Tiger in the making , just put the zimmerit paste on .
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I will be back with pictures of my other models , just got this picture on my office PC.

Metalgod_ #6 Posted Sep 16 2011 - 02:47

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View PostMow_Mow, on Sep 15 2011 - 09:02, said:

I've just started this kind of hobby this year (spring in fact). I've finished an M8 Combat car and am working on my M24 Chaffee : o

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great stuff man, i like E50 in the background of the m8, i'm working on the same kit as we speak from trumpeter...lol

Drifter808 #7 Posted Sep 16 2011 - 03:27

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I have a Jagdtiger and Jagdpanther and plan on getting many more

StugIII #8 Posted Sep 16 2011 - 04:19

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my StuG III ausf.F i did so time ago
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Metalgod_ #9 Posted Sep 16 2011 - 17:07

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View PostMankoi, on Sep 15 2011 - 09:26, said:

Nice to see some fellow modellers here :Smile_honoring:  , i believe there are alot more.

Here is my Tiger in the making , just put the zimmerit paste on .
AttachmentDSCF2001.JPG
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AttachmentDSCF2003.JPG

I will be back with pictures of my other models , just got this picture on my office PC.
Nice job, zimmerit is a pain in the a$$. dragon has been releasing more and more kits with molded on zimmerit, but i've done plenty of zimmerit jobs with squadron putty and a small piece of foto etch...lol

theshiyal #10 Posted Sep 16 2011 - 17:14

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View Postmetalgod, on Sep 14 2011 - 17:08, said:

Hey Devs, could we maybe get a section under off-topic dedicated to modelling the tanks we play. I for one am an avid armor modeller, I have over 200 kits in my workshop and a couple of my kits have been published in Fine Scale Modeller Magazine. This interest in the subject is what drew me to your game so the Hobby and the game go hand in hand with one another. The game also gives me ideas for conversions ( I just did a conversion of the Dragon 1/35 scale Ferdinand taking the 88mm L71 and replacing it with a turned metal 128mm gun, its really cool) I ve seen several people post on there new projects and I think it would be cool to have an area on the forums dedicated to that...thanks.. :)

^^ This please.  and maybe an area for those who like to draw stuff.

Here i my first really completed model, a PzII alongside a Kubelwagen.  I did a few as a young chap at home, they didnt turn out very well.  Now I to suscribe to FineScaleModeler.  This is the first tank I've done since that half completed Monogram M4 w/ calliope.  

http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0424.jpg
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theshiyal #11 Posted Sep 16 2011 - 17:20

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View PostMankoi, on Sep 15 2011 - 09:26, said:

Nice to see some fellow modellers here :Smile_honoring:  , i believe there are alot more.

Here is my Tiger in the making , just put the zimmerit paste on .
AttachmentDSCF2001.JPG
AttachmentDSCF2004.JPG
AttachmentDSCF2003.JPG

I will be back with pictures of my other models , just got this picture on my office PC.
  

Help I N-repped this accidently.   :unsure:  Please 1 up him for me.

edit: lol i just used up all my +1s here.

Mankoi #12 Posted Sep 16 2011 - 20:01

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View Postmetalgod, on Sep 16 2011 - 17:07, said:

Nice job, zimmerit is a pain in the a$$. dragon has been releasing more and more kits with molded on zimmerit, but i've done plenty of zimmerit jobs with squadron putty and a small piece of foto etch...lol
I prefer the milliput 2 part epoxy putty (superfine) , i strech it like you strech pastry and it become a thin layer which i put then on the tank , cut it and then form it with a tool from AFV hobby.

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View Posttheshiyal, on Sep 16 2011 - 17:14, said:

^^ This please.  and maybe an area for those who like to draw stuff.

Here i my first really completed model, a PzII alongside a Kubelwagen.  I did a few as a young chap at home, they didnt turn out very well.  Now I to suscribe to FineScaleModeler.  This is the first tank I've done since that half completed Monogram M4 w/ calliope.  

http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0424.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0425.jpg
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http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0427.jpg
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Nice PZ2,I like the weathering you did on the model, it looks good...

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View Posttheshiyal, on Sep 16 2011 - 17:14, said:

^^ This please.  and maybe an area for those who like to draw stuff.

Here i my first really completed model, a PzII alongside a Kubelwagen.  I did a few as a young chap at home, they didnt turn out very well.  Now I to suscribe to FineScaleModeler.  This is the first tank I've done since that half completed Monogram M4 w/ calliope.  

http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0424.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0425.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0423.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0422.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0421.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0427.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0416.jpg
I play a Panzer 2 and I like your model, like metalgod said, it looks so real with the way you did it like that...

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I walked into a model shop the other day. I was amazed at the amount of tanks I could name just by seeing them, because of WoT.

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There is a hobby store near me but they specialize in mostly RC things, especially things that fly. No Tiger 2 kits I don't think. I would love to try a Panzer 4, Tiger 2, Jagdpanther, Hetzer or GW Panther if I could find one. I suck at painting though so it wouldn't look good, just factory paint is the best I can do, no fancy tricks.

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View PostWill_of_Iron, on Sep 17 2011 - 03:52, said:

There is a hobby store near me but they specialize in mostly RC things, especially things that fly. No Tiger 2 kits I don't think. I would love to try a Panzer 4, Tiger 2, Jagdpanther, Hetzer or GW Panther if I could find one. I suck at painting though so it wouldn't look good, just factory paint is the best I can do, no fancy tricks.
Go to www.squadron.com and do a search. The most common scale for tanks and armored vehicules is 1/35th, however 1/72nd is also very popular. when searching manufactrers, Tamiya, Dragon, Trumpeter of China, Hobby Boss, Academy, Tasca, AFV club and Zvesda are all good for 1/35 scale. In 1/72 scale: Revell of Germany (they do 1/35th too) Italeri of italy, Airfix of England, Zvesda of Russia and Dragon come to mind. if you like a lot of detail and have a little bit of display space, 1/35 scale is the way to go. 1/72nd scale is great for modellers that have limited space and some manufacturers even do prebuilt kits in this scale...MRC Has a great line of prebuilt 1/72 scale kits. You can also purchase paint, brushes, glue (I recommend Tenax 7R for the glue) sprue cutters and just about any other stuff you'll need from squadron. Ebay is a great resource for kits also, just search the scale you want and manufacturer and youll come up with tons of stuff, just be careful with where its coming from and shipping costs....hope this helps.

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View Postmetalgod, on Sep 17 2011 - 11:38, said:

Go to www.squadron.com and do a search. The most common scale for tanks and armored vehicules is 1/35th, however 1/72nd is also very popular. when searching manufactrers, Tamiya, Dragon, Trumpeter of China, Hobby Boss, Academy, Tasca, AFV club and Zvesda are all good for 1/35 scale. In 1/72 scale: Revell of Germany (they do 1/35th too) Italeri of italy, Airfix of England, Zvesda of Russia and Dragon come to mind. if you like a lot of detail and have a little bit of display space, 1/35 scale is the way to go. 1/72nd scale is great for modellers that have limited space and some manufacturers even do prebuilt kits in this scale...MRC Has a great line of prebuilt 1/72 scale kits. You can also purchase paint, brushes, glue (I recommend Tenax 7R for the glue) sprue cutters and just about any other stuff you'll need from squadron. Ebay is a great resource for kits also, just search the scale you want and manufacturer and youll come up with tons of stuff, just be careful with where its coming from and shipping costs....hope this helps.

I trust Revell and I like what they sell usually. Many of the others I haven't heard of before. I also like how Tamiya looks too. I don't have too much space actually so I'd probably go for one or 2 1/35 scale or a few 1/72 scale. I don't think I could handle painting people though. All that detail, it looks really hard to do. Even the cammo would be a HUGE challenge.

http://www.tamiyausa...roduct-id=35164

http://www.tamiyausa...roduct-id=35248

http://www.tamiyausa...roduct-id=35295

http://www.tamiyausa...roduct-id=35292

These are the ones that caught my eye from Tamiya. I think I saw a Jadgpanther too that I liked.

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I love Tamiya's stuff.  the first two tanks i ever built were revell / monogram models.  Well I say built... they were pretty poorly done.  Tamiya makes much better quality models.  And they have excellent customer service.  the M4Sherman my wife picked up for me at Goodwill that turned out to be a Panther :D  was missing the tracks.  I called Tamiya USA and the sent me a pair for $3.80 plus shipping.  +1 Tamiya

View Postmetalgod, on Sep 16 2011 - 22:33, said:

Nice PZ2,I like the weathering you did on the model, it looks good...

Actually painted it brown first then the mustard yellow.  and used a hobby knife before the yellow really had a chance to cure to pick and scrape the dings and scratchs.  most of the rest is just different pastels.


View PostMankoi, on Sep 15 2011 - 09:26, said:

Nice to see some fellow modellers here :Smile_honoring:  , i believe there are alot more.

Here is my Tiger in the making , just put the zimmerit paste on .
AttachmentDSCF2001.JPG
AttachmentDSCF2004.JPG
AttachmentDSCF2003.JPG

I will be back with pictures of my other models , just got this picture on my office PC.

Hooray!!! Just got my Academy Tiger with interior in the mail yesterday.  So EXCITED!!!  I'll be watching for progress on your Tiger mankoi.

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View PostWill_of_Iron, on Sep 17 2011 - 13:23, said:

I trust Revell and I like what they sell usually. Many of the others I haven't heard of before. I also like how Tamiya looks too. I don't have too much space actually so I'd probably go for one or 2 1/35 scale or a few 1/72 scale. I don't think I could handle painting people though. All that detail, it looks really hard to do. Even the cammo would be a HUGE challenge.

http://www.tamiyausa...roduct-id=35164

http://www.tamiyausa...roduct-id=35248

http://www.tamiyausa...roduct-id=35295

http://www.tamiyausa...roduct-id=35292

These are the ones that caught my eye from Tamiya. I think I saw a Jadgpanther too that I liked.
Dragon, especally with there smart kits and 3in1 kits are top of the mark, you wont find better detail anywhere, the orange lined boxes are older kits they've re-vamped with newer tooling and are generally less expensive. but be prepaired to do some work, most have 500+ parts but the result is second to none. Tascas new sherman kits cant be beat and Academy is great too, all are better kits generally than Revell, but there also more expensive...but for my money...there worth every penny, no detail is overlooked, especally with Dragon. Tamiya is the same way, there new BT-7 kit is wonderful, and easy to put together, be careful though that your getting the newer tooled stuff, some of there kits out of the 70s are a bit rough, generally anything made after 1988 by Tamiya is great...The kits youve linked ive built every one of them...lol...there great, no worries there with detail!!!




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