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Will_of_Iron #21 Posted Sep 17 2011 - 15:04

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whoa whoa whoa. Look at this. Are these kits able to be combined into the same project? Is that what it says?

http://www.squadron....asp?item=DR6494

http://www.squadron....asp?item=CZ3084

http://www.squadron....asp?item=CZ3085

If so, holy crapolah.

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View PostWill_of_Iron, on Sep 17 2011 - 15:04, said:

whoa whoa whoa. Look at this. Are these kits able to be combined into the same project? Is that what it says?

http://www.squadron....asp?item=DR6494

http://www.squadron....asp?item=CZ3084

http://www.squadron....asp?item=CZ3085

If so, holy crapolah.

That'd be sweet.  Maybe after my Tiger...

I still need to finish my PzIII(dragon) and PzV(Tamiya).  And then start and finish my PzIV(Academy)

Did I already mention i am excited about my new Tiger...
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0488.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0487.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0486.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0484.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0485.jpg

Will_of_Iron #23 Posted Sep 17 2011 - 15:32

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View Posttheshiyal, on Sep 17 2011 - 15:10, said:

That'd be sweet.  Maybe after my Tiger...

I still need to finish my PzIII(dragon) and PzV(Tamiya).  And then start and finish my PzIV(Academy)

Did I already mention i am excited about my new Tiger...
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0488.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0487.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0486.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0484.jpg
http://i17.photobuck...al/100_0485.jpg

Are all models that detailed or no? Also, so THAT'S why radios are so darn heavy,  :lol:

theshiyal #24 Posted Sep 17 2011 - 18:03

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No, my old monogram models M4 Sherman looks like a turd compared to any recent thing from Tamiya, academy, dragon, or hobby boss.  Most dont have interior detailing.

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I just picked up an old Cyber-hobby 1/35 scale Maus kit ^o^

Going to go well with my E-100 with giant KT turret :D

After that I've got my eyes on Trumpeter's 1/35 scale GW Tiger - they made one with 17cm gun, and one with 21cm gun and I have a hard time deciding between them :S

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I have over fifty models to put together but some game is taking up all my modeling time!

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View PostWill_of_Iron, on Sep 17 2011 - 15:32, said:

Are all models that detailed or no? Also, so THAT'S why radios are so darn heavy,  :lol:
That is the Academy Tiger kit with a full interior, one of the best Tigers avalible on the market right now. Be prepaired to do some work, but its well worth the effort. Dragons newer Tiger kits are are just lovely also, some of the best detail i've seen on any kit and they offer accurate versions from the first prototypes to the very late Tigers with zimmerit anti mine paste molded into them...there great.

Metalgod_ #28 Posted Sep 27 2011 - 12:06

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View PostWill_of_Iron, on Sep 17 2011 - 15:04, said:

whoa whoa whoa. Look at this. Are these kits able to be combined into the same project? Is that what it says?

http://www.squadron....asp?item=DR6494

http://www.squadron....asp?item=CZ3084

http://www.squadron....asp?item=CZ3085

If so, holy crapolah.
That is a Dragon Panther kit and the 2 sets are combined to make a full interior. the interior sets are made out of resin. resin is a differant type of material that requires more work and skill to work with, but can produce an awsome result, but things like needing to put it together with super glue and cutting pouring blocks off with a razor saw make resin conversion sets something to be tackled by someone with a bit more experence modelling. If you wish to do a resin conversion, choose a simpler one first so you can get used to the material and make sure you wash all the parts with detergent before use as they use a release agent on most parts that can keep you from painting them....have fun!!!!

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View Postgooner_1963, on Sep 23 2011 - 19:11, said:

I have over fifty models to put together but some game is taking up all my modeling time!
Like i said...hand in hand, its cool to put them together then go play them isnt it!!

Tank_Historian #30 Posted Sep 27 2011 - 23:33

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i've got about 5 half assembled dragon/cyberhobby/academy kits, including, but not limited to,


Dragon m16 multiple gun carriage (half track quad .50cal)

Dragon Hummel, late production (equiv of maxed out one in game)

M-50 ONTOS, academy

revel germany Wiesel(german scout vehicle, modern)

Academy M7 Priest

TheAnarchist #31 Posted Sep 29 2011 - 03:39

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View PostMow_Mow, on Sep 22 2011 - 23:59, said:

I just picked up an old Cyber-hobby 1/35 scale Maus kit ^o^

Going to go well with my E-100 with giant KT turret :D

After that I've got my eyes on Trumpeter's 1/35 scale GW Tiger - they made one with 17cm gun, and one with 21cm gun and I have a hard time deciding between them :S

Wow, great timing! My trumpeter GW tiger (17cm) just arrived from Earls Hobby Hangar. I was so excited that I speed built this one in a few hours, skipping more tedious sections and only going for what will be displayed for now. This kit really has a lot of interior portions that you cant even see once assembled, so I will probably leave the front hood and superstructure unglued. The 17cm versions are quite hard to find in stock outside of ebay auctions from china. However, from what I have heard the 21cm model has all the same sprues with the exception of the cannon obviously. This kit is definitely one of my favorites, and I have also managed to find a Voyager Model photo-etch upgrade kit when browsing a local hobby shop that has metal versions of the cannons side platforms as well as other numerous parts like resin tow cables, etc. RB models also sells a 17cm turned aluminum barrel which is really a work of art. Had one shipped to me via USPS from an ebay seller in china, arrived in less than a week due to being a small envelope. Cannon is adjustable up/down although quite fragile as it is held up by two plastic hydraulic pipes. Even more so for me because my metal barrel is HEAVY compared to the plastic one. I had to lodge a lego piece in between the cannon and its own platform, and then tape the platform to the base or the whole thing will tip over.

http://i.imgur.com/k2KFj.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/kNQse.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tl0cC.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/J2MjX.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/DOW8a.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/csaCF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ZwuAN.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/67O99.jpg

Yes it comes with the radar dish thingy too :)
http://i.imgur.com/kyKbV.jpg

Interior detail I haven't assembled.
http://i.imgur.com/PaG6b.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/MNUs4.jpg

I was really hoping to find an IS-7 somewhere, however the closest I've managed to find so far is a test-bed kit that never made it into production: http://gallery.kitma...a/548/rest7.jpg
Right now im currently waiting on the new Stug E100 kit to arrive at my door.

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Oh. My. God.

I want one. Nao. >_< (I can't afford one yet)

I think I'll end up going with the 17cm gun as well. Something about the 21cm gun doesn't impress me as much. The greater length of the 17cm gun makes it look more intimidating I guess.

Or I could get both eventually (laugh)

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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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I beg your pardon, but is that the Italeri 1/35 Chaffee? I have that kit.

It's a nice looking tank and made me go "d'aaaaaaaaw" when i saw it, but there was one problem. One of the holes for the torsion bars was missing.

The hole was missing, as in where there should have been a hole there was solid plastic. I raged for five minutes, then broke out the power drill.

It wasn't ALL bad though. At least it's painted and decal'd.

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Yep. Yours is much nicer than mine, heh.

My kit didn't have any missing torsion bar holes, but I had ordered my first high detail addon kit and didn't know how to cut through the rear deck plates with a knife so I left it only halfway done before I gave up in fear of snapping that plate in half. >_< I still need to put decals on mine as well.

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I'm loving the modelling thread idea!

You guys with the plastic models might want to consider some weathering, staining and aging to make your models 'pop'.

Here are a few modelling threads/articles I wrote years ago.

15mm Marder II platoon, drybrushed camo
Eastern Front PzIII six-stage paintjob
Warhammer 40,000 Commie Marines painting diary

Please bear in mind that the 'Flames of War' models are around one and a quarter inches long, so if the paintjobs look crappy... well I only had a 1.2 megapixel camera back then :D
The 40K stuff may look harsh and chalky in the naked glare of the flash, but looks a ton better IRL.

If anyone would like some tips on weathering, staining, drybrushing etc. please let me know.

Cheers,

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View PostTheAnarchist, on Sep 29 2011 - 03:39, said:

Wow, great timing! My trumpeter GW tiger (17cm) just arrived from Earls Hobby Hangar. I was so excited that I speed built this one in a few hours, skipping more tedious sections and only going for what will be displayed for now. This kit really has a lot of interior portions that you cant even see once assembled, so I will probably leave the front hood and superstructure unglued. The 17cm versions are quite hard to find in stock outside of ebay auctions from china. However, from what I have heard the 21cm model has all the same sprues with the exception of the cannon obviously. This kit is definitely one of my favorites, and I have also managed to find a Voyager Model photo-etch upgrade kit when browsing a local hobby shop that has metal versions of the cannons side platforms as well as other numerous parts like resin tow cables, etc. RB models also sells a 17cm turned aluminum barrel which is really a work of art. Had one shipped to me via USPS from an ebay seller in china, arrived in less than a week due to being a small envelope. Cannon is adjustable up/down although quite fragile as it is held up by two plastic hydraulic pipes. Even more so for me because my metal barrel is HEAVY compared to the plastic one. I had to lodge a lego piece in between the cannon and its own platform, and then tape the platform to the base or the whole thing will tip over.

http://i.imgur.com/k2KFj.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/kNQse.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tl0cC.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/J2MjX.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/DOW8a.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/csaCF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ZwuAN.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/67O99.jpg

Yes it comes with the radar dish thingy too :)
http://i.imgur.com/kyKbV.jpg

Interior detail I haven't assembled.
http://i.imgur.com/PaG6b.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/MNUs4.jpg

I was really hoping to find an IS-7 somewhere, however the closest I've managed to find so far is a test-bed kit that never made it into production: http://gallery.kitma...a/548/rest7.jpg
Right now im currently waiting on the new Stug E100 kit to arrive at my door.
Awsome stuff, that Trumpeter GWTiger kit isnt cheap, but from what I'm hearing, its worth it. Trumpeter has firmly entered the big league of model producers over the past 5 or so years, they and Hobby Boss are the only way to get some of the stuff we play in game here in 1/35 scale, like the "E" series...now heres hoping they took the time to measure and photograph the T29/34 at Ft.Knox...i'd like to see a kit of that, German paper panzers are cool, but other countries had some great stuff in testing at or just after the end of WWII ie: your IS-7, i'd like to see that or the IS-4 kitted too, and the IS-4 did make it to production so theres no reason it shouldnt be at least looked at for possible kitting in 35th scale...

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View Postwozron, on Sep 30 2011 - 12:14, said:

I'm loving the modelling thread idea!

You guys with the plastic models might want to consider some weathering, staining and aging to make your models 'pop'.

Here are a few modelling threads/articles I wrote years ago.

15mm Marder II platoon, drybrushed camo
Eastern Front PzIII six-stage paintjob
Warhammer 40,000 Commie Marines painting diary

Please bear in mind that the 'Flames of War' models are around one and a quarter inches long, so if the paintjobs look crappy... well I only had a 1.2 megapixel camera back then :D
The 40K stuff may look harsh and chalky in the naked glare of the flash, but looks a ton better IRL.

If anyone would like some tips on weathering, staining, drybrushing etc. please let me know.

Cheers,

woz
Look up AK-interactive on google..its run by a couple of people, one being Mig Jimenez. Mig is probrobly the best weathering/detailing master modeller in the world at the moment. His Mig pigments and the AK line have really done wonders to help us normal people learn to do pro grade weathering...check them out...

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View Postwozron, on Sep 30 2011 - 12:14, said:

Here are a few modelling threads/articles I wrote years ago.

15mm Marder II platoon, drybrushed camo
Eastern Front PzIII six-stage paintjob
Warhammer 40,000 Commie Marines painting diary

Please bear in mind that the 'Flames of War' models are around one and a quarter inches long, so if the paintjobs look crappy... well I only had a 1.2 megapixel camera back then :D
The 40K stuff may look harsh and chalky in the naked glare of the flash, but looks a ton better IRL.
Reminds me of the 1/285 M60s that I did up in color variations of the (then standard) US Army 4-color camouflage pattern for the vehicle. I'll have to see if I can turn them up and get some photos of them.

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Some of you have been PMing me about this so ill post it here too...it goes over doing a wash..

start out with washes, get your base green on, say..the sherman...thats an easy one. I recommend Tamiya paints, both sprays and bottles, they stand up well to washing with various chemicals...youll see. spray the sherman with a coat of Tamiya olive drab spray (avalible at most good hobby shops or at www.squadron.com) make sure you use even, light coats rinse/repeat until the model is completely covered let dry for at least 4 hours. then start out with a pinwash of a real deep brown, like a burnt umber. you take a small brush and pick out details on the tank (around hatches, fuel ports, intakes, bolt heads...youll want to thin the wash to a very thin consistancy, like water, so it capillarys around the detail your trying to pick out.) dont overdo it, but dont be afraid to do it eather, just wipe off anything you dont want on there while its wet, its thinned, so it should wipe off. Let the model stand for 24 hrs so the paint can dry, you can handle the tank after about an hour with the tamiya sprays..thats why i like them. Then pick out an overall wash color, for greens I like Tamiya's buff or wood deck tan. Thin Tamiya paint with alchohol, like rubbing alchohol. you want your wash thin so thin the mix about 15% paint to 85% alchohol and use a bigger brush, like a #3 or #4 brush and go to it, wash the entire thing, spread it on there making sure its distributed evenly across the entire model, then set it aside and let it dry, usually about 2 hours, then if you want more of an effect, do another wash, or if you want more in certian areas, just wash those..youll get the idea...for paint chips..use a #2 pencil and chip paint on areas that would get hit by brush, debris, machine gun fire that the crew would be accessing a lot like around hatches, access panels, toolboxes..etc. I say use a pencil because tanks where made of steel, not aluminum and if you look at chipped spots on old tanks, the steel is dark, a pencil replicates this well (note: some German tanks where painted with a red/brown primer, then painted Dark Yellow (a Tamiya color)...but thats for another day). Another recommendation is to get this months (Nov.2011) Fine Scale Modeller magazine...its full of tips for beginning modelers and goes over what I just did very well in a supplement that comes with the magazine this month or go to finescale.com.

Note: I do not take any responsibility for anything that happens as a result of using this method, as with anything, use at your own risk..but it works for me!!

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View Postsrmalloy, on Oct 01 2011 - 04:58, said:

Reminds me of the 1/285 M60s that I did up in color variations of the (then standard) US Army 4-color camouflage pattern for the vehicle. I'll have to see if I can turn them up and get some photos of them.
I like Flames of war, ive seen some cool detailing on those miniatures, but a guy needs a magnifing glass to pick it all out..lol

edit: I ment this as a response to wozron...lol




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