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wilbhi2
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New York, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 07:42 AM GMT+7
Tomek: I also like the new pictures. Nice little build.

Jeremy: Hetzer looks really good. I would also like to see a little more time available to you, so you could complete the painting stages.

Andreas: That sherman came out great.

Andras: I also belive you did a good job on the chipping - an area I am totally terrified of. Good show.
spongya
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 11:30 AM GMT+7
Thank you all for the encouraging words. It was a terrifying experience for me, too. (Starting to mess up a perfectly painted tank is no easy thing... I didn't know how it would come out.)
Dangeroo
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 03:22 PM GMT+7
Looking great Jeremy! Sunday, final deadline, the earlier the better...

The feature is more or less finished, though I could use someone to proofread it, just in case there's an aspect I forgot. Any volunteers?

Cheers!
Stefan
wilbhi2
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 05:30 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Looking great Jeremy! Sunday, final deadline, the earlier the better...

The feature is more or less finished, though I could use someone to proofread it, just in case there's an aspect I forgot. Any volunteers?

Cheers!
Stefan



I'll help you out if you need it.
vonHengest
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 11:13 PM GMT+7
Zon: Thanks! This is my first time building 1/48 as well as my first time ever using PE and scratching detail parts and it's been a blast!
And yes, it is quite miserable, and being close to the gulf doesn't do anything to help with the summer weather. It was a lot different in New Mexico
I had to gut the inside unit and have been cleaning filth and debris off of everything and stripping down a bunch of rust and stuff. Hope to get everything painted, which it should have been in the first place but never is, and reassembled tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Bud: Thanks! Wish it was just Dunkelgelb or Panzer Gray, lol

Stefan: Thanks! This will be my first time actually painting something this small, wish me luck!
GregCloseCombat
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 12:03 AM GMT+7
Good work fellas!
Tojo72
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 09:24 AM GMT+7
Thats very good Jeremy,I have it in my stash but have hesistated a little because it seems so small,but your work looks fantastic.
vonHengest
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 05:04 PM GMT+7
Anthony: Thanks! It's actually an easy build OOB, but adding the detail made it a real bear to work with. If you want to detail yours then I highly recommend going with the Hauler PE sets over the Eduard one that I used. And the LionMarc barrel is a must regardless of how you build yours


Alright everyone, the A/C units have been reassembled and we now have A/C again. We're keeping our fingers crossed that everything continues to go well..
I'll try to get the base layers of paint on my Hetzer by tonight
Tomek_K
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Wojewodztwo Dolnoslaskie, Poland
Joined: August 12, 2005
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 08:40 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the kind words guys.

Nice build Jeremy and good luck in painting.

vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2011 - 04:00 AM GMT+7
Thanks Tomek!

Unfortunately the A/C unit isn't as well off as we thought. Low airflow and frozen coils are not a good sign...

I managed to spray my Hetzer in Dunkelgelb, or Dark Yellow as Tamiya refers to it. I shot it with only the porch light for vision, so I ended up laying it on a little thick which produced a bit of orange peel. Thankfully it leveled out nicely, which in turn revealed some nasty little blobs of putty. Hopefully I can hide these later with weathering. Next time I'm just going to use Gator Glue to tack the wheels and tracks on so that I can pop them off for painting, they were a real pain to get paint around. Next I will paint the tracks and tires, then I can mate the upper and lower hulls together and tack the exhaust on. Feels good to be moving forward

Dangeroo
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2011 - 02:21 PM GMT+7
Go, Jeremy!
zontar
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Hawaii, United States
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2011 - 02:26 PM GMT+7
Jeremy: Wheels forward!!!
vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2011 - 02:55 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the continuing support fellas!

I'm running majorly low on sleep, but I will try to get the the tracks and tires done by tonight. Then I just have the MG, tools, and muffler to paint
wilbhi2
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 07:35 AM GMT+7

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Thanks for the continuing support fellas!

I'm running majorly low on sleep, but I will try to get the the tracks and tires done by tonight. Then I just have the MG, tools, and muffler to paint



"There will be plenty of time for sleep when you're dead" - We are behind ya. You are doing great. Painting by porch light is no easy task. I have to hand it to you.
vonHengest
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 07:04 PM GMT+7
LOL for sure, and thanks! I've really been learning a lot about what to do and what not to do with this build. I'm almost done with the primary painting, but I won't have a chance to weather or anything else.
zontar
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 03:11 AM GMT+7
Go Jeremy Go!!! Primary paint, a quick wash, and two photos in the gallery!!

Sleep is optional.
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 01:57 PM GMT+7
Didn't have time for washes and all of that fun stuff, but I finished basic painting yesterday so I'm calling it done for purposes of this campaign. Had to wait until this morning to take the pics, hope the slight shadows are ok. Hope you guys like and thanks again for all of the great support!





Fyi, the Tamiy Hull Red is not a good representation for a rust color, hence the red muffler.

I'm going to try to source some Archer Fine Transfers for the Balkenkreuz and leave this as an otherwise unmarked unit. This little guy will give me good practice as a weathering testbed
Matty_K
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 03:12 PM GMT+7
Hi Jeremy,
Big congrats to you for finishing your Hetzer and a thrilling finale!!!

Looks cool and pristine like coming just out of the Škoda factory.

And don't forget to get some sleep now...

Cheers
Matt
Dangeroo
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 03:17 PM GMT+7
Jeremy! Jeremy! Jeremy! Yay, you made it! Congrats!

Now I will work on those final photos and then submit the feature. This concludes our campaign, thank you all for your contributions! I'm glad my first campaign turned out allright!

Cheers!
Stefan
Matty_K
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 03:33 PM GMT+7
Hi Stefan,
A big "Thank you" and congrats on leading this campaign excellently! It was a pleasure taking part in it.

Looking forward to see all of you soon in one of the next campaigns.

Cheers
Matt
zontar
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 04:06 PM GMT+7
Jeremy: congratulations!! Looks great.

Stefan: thanks again for such a fine campaign!

Happy Modelling, -zon
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 11:36 PM GMT+7
Thanks for all of your comments and support guys, you've made my first completed build a memorable experience!

Matt: Thanks! I wasn't sure I was going to make it, which ended up being part of the fun I'm glad it looks clean, I was hoping that it would turn out looking nice. I'm looking forward to a good nights sleep so I can recharge for my next project

Stefan: Just barely! And thanks! This was a great campaign, and you can now consider me a solid convert to 1/48 I'm looking forward to the next quarter scale campaign (just not too soon )!

Zon: Thanks for your continuous encouragement and comments!

Cheers!
Jeremy H
GregCloseCombat
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 12:00 AM GMT+7
Jeremy - great job on the Hetzer. Makes me want to start one but I got too many started already I like to use Vallejo Blackbrown (dark brown) as a base rust color on mufflers and then add some dk/lt rust pigments dabbed on with enamel thinner.

Stefan - you ran the campaign like a pro. Best one I've ever been in. Thanks again!

vonHengest
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 12:05 AM GMT+7
Thanks Greg! I already want to build another, I was thinking the STARR conversion from Hauler. And thanks for the tip on using the Vallejo Blackbrown, I'll make sure to pick some up with the rest of my painting supplies this week
wilbhi2
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 08:16 AM GMT+7
Good show Jeremy.....it was a nail bitter and I'm not how you pictured it, but good show on finishing. Looks like a great little kit.

Thanks again Stefan for a wonderful campaign. I also look forward to your next one.