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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
Hosted by Darren Baker
DML Flakpanzer 38(t)
c5flies
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Joined: October 21, 2007
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2008 - 09:26 PM GMT+7
Thank you gentlemen

Jens, the streaks were done with a mixture of brown and burnt sienna oil paint, dabbed on with a toothpick and pulled down with a brush wet with thinner. Sometimes I miss, like on the trans hatch where I wanted it on the rivet but it went off to the side. In cases like that I just wipe it clean and redo it (didn't see that until after the pic). The oil paint gives me a good 24 hours to work with before it starts drying too much

Jeff, glad your still following along on this

James, I've been thinking about a Hold-n-Fold, though that'll be sometime in the future!
c5flies
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 11:50 PM GMT+7
It's time to put this baby to sleep and start on something new. The tracks were painted with my track paint, which is a mixture of brown, gray and blue. Washes of....you guessed it....brown and burnt sienna, and drybrushed with metallic gray. This is actually the only area of the model that I drybrush.

Tracks were installed with the sprockets, idlers and return rollers and still need a little fine tuning. To cover up the hatch padding that I wasn't too keen on I made a couple of rags out of facial tissue and found a couple of wrenches in a Voyager kit I just picked up. Thanks for following along on this and thanks for the suggestions and encouragement! On with the pics already .........................



















wbill76
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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 02:34 PM GMT+7
Nice work on this one James, the wrenches and rags are a nice touch.
viennant
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: May 07, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 02:44 PM GMT+7
Very nice
neil22
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Cotes-d`Armor, France
Joined: August 12, 2007
KitMaker: 292 posts
Armorama: 281 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 02:57 PM GMT+7
hi
well i have followed this build from about the start and its come out great! i like your camo.
great build!

neil
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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 04:11 PM GMT+7
Awesome James, you should make this one into a feature. Nice build, It was great to follow along with it! What's next? Great job!
c5flies
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 09:01 PM GMT+7
Thanks again, guys, this is most certainly a kit I recommend and enjoyed. What's next? As redundant as it sounds, a Marder III M for the Eastern Front Campaign
jjumbo
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Joined: August 27, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 09:58 PM GMT+7
Beautiful job James !!
Picked up one of these kits a few weeks ago and have been actively watching your build.
Cheers

jjumbo
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gringe88
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New York, United States
Joined: April 23, 2006
KitMaker: 64 posts
Armorama: 57 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 08:28 PM GMT+7
excellent finish James! I really like the weathering job you pulled off. watching you go through this build has got me going on my own now!

just a side question, can you tell me the height in milimeters, of the sides of the mount the 20mm sits on? i can make rough estimates from some pics i have but id really appreciate it if you could give me an actual measurement.

great job once again!

-matt
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 08:54 PM GMT+7
Thanks John and Matt! It's a great kit to put together.

Matt, it looks like the pedestal is between 9mm- 9.25mm from the floor plate to where the bottom of the flak rotates. HTH, looking forward to seeing some progress