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warreni
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 02:37 PM UTC
OK. Rules are rules I suppose...

Inspection is over.. Back to fighting..


FirstMass
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 01:22 PM UTC
Andras: I have this HobbyBoss T34 and have been meaning to build it for two years. In answer to your concerns about covering up the interior -- if my memory serves me right the top part of the hull is a pretty good fit on the lower portion. Can't you just dry fit it an d leave it that way. That way you can pop the "lid" to expose the interior.

Brian
Tomek_K
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 12:57 PM UTC
I made little progress. So far everything is dry fitted.



JoseLuisLopez
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 10:53 AM UTC
And yes .... finally, the last step and the finished kit!









Thanks for looking. This group was really a nice and interesting experience ... now, without preassure, it´s time to enjoy the work of other modellers!

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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 10:44 AM UTC

Hobby Boss T-34/85.
This is where I am at right now... I'm not sure how to proceed -it'd be a shame to cover up all the details. (Not to mention I can't find the decals for the turret.)
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 06:31 AM UTC
I will try some of it out on my Hetzer maybe tonight or tomorrow. I'll post the results once it dries.
Dangeroo
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 08:31 PM UTC
Ah, good to see a lot of progress here!

Scott, Great looking M4A3. Who are the figgies from? The stowed .50 sure makes for different detail!

Jeremy, I'm planning on trying Gator glue and will order it soon. Check out page 17 of this thread for some experience with it.

Don Check out the Gator Glue reviews here and here.
Looking forward to further progress on the Firefly. Will you hand paint it OD?

Warren, nice job. I would suggest a wash though (dark brown maybe? Not an expert on German yellow...), to bring our the details a bit more. That would also make the pic posted an in progress shot as we require both a before and an in progress shot (I con overlook one, but not both, sorry...)


Thomas, I'm assuming the focus will be the tug, as this is a vehicle focused campaign?
Cheers everyone and keep them coming! 4 weeks to go!
Stefan
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 03:11 PM UTC
This is what I have chosen for the group build Hope you like it
Tom

warreni
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 06:20 PM UTC
Hi Everyone.

Here is my first, and probably last, 1/48 armor kit. I only bought it as I accidently ordered a 1/48 barrel for my 1/35 Dragon Stug III.. stoopid me..

So for better or worse here she is in her 'just off the production line' glory!




or, if you want, just finished cleaning ready for the Obergruppenfuhrer's inspection before HE drops by for an inspection.. It must be spotless!!

:)
GregCloseCombat
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 04:38 PM UTC
Jose - now that monster tank is looking close to finish -great work on it!

Scott - I think the details on that sherman earned you an A+. Nice work on the figures too. The guys in the hull look a little on the larger side though.

Don - why are you using panzer grey on a sherman? I'm sure you've got a plan. The Gator glue I've seen in Home Depot but I've never tried it myself.

Nice going everyone. I hope to get something done tomorrow, but will have to wait for sunny weather for pics I think.
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 04:04 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all

Got a question. I've been hearing a lot of talk about Gator Glue; what is it? Where do I get some and what is it being used for.

Here's progress on my Sherman Firefly. I've painted a Testors Panzer Gray enamel base coat, then I took different color acrylics and painted different, random pieces of Hessian tape. I'm using the Black Dog resin Hessian tape set. It has its pros and cons. I was thinking of using the Black Dog Hessian tape set for my future Cromwell model. I'll have to rethink because Black Dog also makes a different great looking accessory set for the Cromwell.

Y'all have a nice day,
Don "Lakota"





vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 03:23 PM UTC
I agree with the comments here, a LOT of impressively nice work is being done in this campaign!

Quick question guys, is anyone here using Gator Glue to attach their PE bits?
FirstMass
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 11:29 AM UTC
Scott -- hour Sherman looks great. Can't wait to see it painted up. Can you tell me what figures you used to crew it?

Thanks.

Brian
ScottS
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 05:02 AM UTC
Man, there are some nice builds going here, good campaign.

So here is my M4A3 ready for paint. The Tank work shops hull and turret are nice. The only issue is with the turret bustle not being deep enough, top to bottom, just like the Hobbyboss kits.





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domingohm
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Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 08:57 PM UTC
COOL WORK JOSE.
Dangeroo
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Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 07:37 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words guys. Unfortunately no progress in the last few days, been in bed with the flu most of the time…

Alvaro, I like your approach to interiors. I myself think they are a lot of work and in the end you really don’t see that much of it… Looking forward to the further progress!

Jose, fantastic paint job! Many, including me, would call it done by now! Looking forward to the final finish!

So, it’s chart time again!




As you can see we have 10 finishers now. Little more than a month to go, so let’s get going on the final leg!

Cheers!
Stefan
JoseLuisLopez
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Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 11:53 PM UTC
This one is close to be finished. Just missing the final heavy weathering work (dust, grease, oil, industrial dirt...)





Chalk notes and lines made with a white pencil (still some corrections missing). Numerals made with a brush and acrylic paint.

Many thanks for looking.


Stefan,that T-34 with the figures loos great!. I just agree with Domingo about the grease color. Nice idea the base slope! The figure in my Puma vignette is from Gaso Line.


JoseLuisLopez
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Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 11:48 PM UTC
Incrediblily nice! Iparticulary love the shadow shape, absolutely fantastic!

Can´t wait to see the outside painting!



Tojo72
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Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 11:13 AM UTC
really liking your scene Stefan,looking foward to see the finish.
domingohm
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Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 08:27 PM UTC
Hi all,

Alvaro, nice to see you here again with this little jumper, I like interior, nice light modulation, very good job my friend.
GregCloseCombat
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Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 04:07 PM UTC
Stefan and Alvaro - good to see the progress. We're almost there!
zontar
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Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 06:59 AM UTC
Stefan: nice composition on the dio. Looking good!

Alvaro: seems like a useful way to handle a partially visible interior. Nice job. I look forward to seeing the rest.

Happy Modelling! -zon
alvaro_rm
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Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 06:18 AM UTC
UPDATE #4: U.S. Modern 4x4 Utility Vehicle w/Grenade Launcher

Hi all!

Well... I use to hate to paint the interior of vehicles. In a tank we have the easy resource to add, inside the opened hatches, a simple bucket of plasticard and to paint it black and, latter, to add a figure. But in one like this, I asked myself... should I paint it? And, if so, how much? This is not an open top vehicle and it will have all four doors closed so most of the detail will be hardly vissible after all.

So here you got my lazy approach to the painting of the interior.

I started painting it all black! No matter the colour you use, up there where there is no ligth, the resulting colour is black -like in the floor!-.

Then I added NATO green to the center of the crew compartment, roof, doors and to the dashboard mainly. And, latter, I also added a new layer of ligther green to the places that will receive more ligth trought the windshield, door windows and roof hatch.

Wheatering was reduced to the center of the floor, radio and dashboard. Seats were painted kakhi and airbrushed with ligther shadow of kakhi drab.

And that´s all.











All in all, now I wonder if I did all of that paintwork just to show it in pictures because it will become almost invissible at all. Al least, it was easier and faster than to paint the interior with a more rich -but unuseful- detail.

Now, thanks god, it is time to teke care of the rest of the Humvee!

Best regards!
Alvaro