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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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DML's Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf.G w/interior
KamilS
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 09:46 PM UTC
Hi
I'ts one of my current projects. Generally OOB, but some details have to be added- for example- workable hinges from Aber








any comment will be helpful
~kamil
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 10:57 PM UTC
Nice! I should get a set of those hinges.
DT61
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 11:30 PM UTC
I agree the hinges look great, as does your model. Are they hard to put together?

Darryl
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008 - 01:18 AM UTC
Looking good so far Kamil, having the hinges work on the engine compartment is a nice touch.
goldenpony
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008 - 02:54 AM UTC

Great looking interior on that engine. That is going to be one nice looking tank when you’re all done. Thanks for sharing.


KamilS
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008 - 03:27 AM UTC
You should try to use that workable hinges, its quite easy to bend them. Tiny tweezers, sharp blade and bending tool will be very helpful
smaller hinges from same set were used in this 1/72 model:


KamilS
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 06:10 AM UTC
little update












~kamil
panamadan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 11:04 AM UTC
How's the fit of the kit? Dan
KamilS
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 11:40 AM UTC
at this time- excellent, but i'm affraid there will be some problems..
whittman181
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 01:34 PM UTC
The interior looks great I've wanted to see this kit built.Thanks,I think I'll start mine and keep watching your progress.Thanks again
KamilS
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 06:38 PM UTC
hull interior finished












..and turret.



ammo cases doesn't fit well-they have to be grid down a little



~kamil
TankTrap
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 07:59 PM UTC
This is a good thread or looking to see what mine will be like.

Man that inteior looks brilliant.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 09:47 PM UTC
Looking good Great to see that you can build more and more models OOTB with interior etc.

Martin
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 07:04 AM UTC
Great photos, but unless I missed something, I'd love to know how you "aged" the interior. The paint looks wonderfully distressed. I'm planning on building this kit (though pissed at Voyager after I found out upgrade PE35143 doesn't include the fenders pictured on the front of the box).
KamilS
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 07:04 AM UTC
interior finished, hatches closed..






















KamilS
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 07:23 AM UTC

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I'd love to know how you "aged" the interior. The paint looks wonderfully distressed.


it's crash-test model- i'm trying to pain it without wash, drybrushing etc.. At begining i've painted basic tones, then paint it allover with thinned tamiya's smoke. all stains were made with thinned vallejo applied on wet surface. large paint chips made with sponge, small ones with thin brush (first tone lighter then base tone, then chips made with mix of black and a little of gunmetal)
oily stains were painted with tamiya's smoke.
edges lighted with pencil 8B. some pigments applied on floor
hope it helps

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pissed at Voyager after I found out upgrade PE35143 doesn't include the fenders pictured on the front of the box).



boxart for each of 3 upgrade sets for Pz III J shows PE parts from all available sets..
koenele
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 08:36 AM UTC
nice painting
LogansDad
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 11:15 AM UTC
Kamil-First let me say I LOVE your interior work! Especially the Driveshaft cover dented in from loader/commander standing on it. Brilliant!
2 Minor nits I might pick- If your hatches are going to be 'Live'(Love those Hinges! Need to get some!),1.) the absence of pedals & drive levers in the gunner/driver area will be very obvious, and 2.) your engine battery contact posts seem to have no cables attached.(?)
A bit of 360 solder could easily rectify the battery situation, but ading the drive levers at this stage would be next to impossible. I believe I have some interior shots of the 38(t) [My all-time favorite Tank!] from the now-defunct AFVInteriors website buried here somewhere if you'd like me to ferret them out for you...
But that's just me being a superdetail freak. You're lightyears ahead of me-down to the beaten padded leather on the commander's hatch-awesome!
Fantastic work, can't wait to see this one completed. Is it going in a dio, or just standalone?
Thanks for sharing!
RobH(LD)
KamilS
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 07:20 PM UTC

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the absence of pedals & drive levers in the gunner/driver area will be very obvious


there are no pedals and small lever next to the driver's seat, but they are not visible through apertures


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your engine battery contact posts seem to have no cables attached.(?)



yes, i know..
Any reference picture will be very helpfull


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Is it going in a dio, or just standalone?


i'm not familiar with building dioramas ang vignettes..

thanks for comments
~kamil
KamilS
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 12:45 PM UTC
it's finished, but i'm not contented..maybe next time..





































sauceman
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 01:06 PM UTC
Very nice work!

cheers
james84
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 07:21 PM UTC
Simply fantastic!
TankTrap
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 07:42 PM UTC
I hope mine turn out half as good as that.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 11:01 PM UTC
Looking great! Pictures are very good as well, what kind of camera do you use?

Martin
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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 02:20 AM UTC
First class work all around. My one quibble would be the antenna, which looks out-of-scale. I use guitar string wire. It's relatively cheap and easy to work with.