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BigSmitty
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 04:28 AM UTC
Hello all. I had to take a bit of a break to move over the past couple of months, then I inadvertently donated my campaign kit (British Rover 7 Ambulance) to my club for our show raffle last week. Of course, I won a few items, including my entry for this campaign:

Tamiya's 1/48 British Light Utility Car 10HP



After about three hours last night, here is where the "Tilly" sits:



With only one sprue, it's not a difficult kit, and something I didn't think I'd really enjoy. But it is a fun kit to build; the two piece clear tarp covering the bed is a real headscratcher. Also, the rolled up tarp over the rear of the bed doesn't have any folds on the end, just flat ended. Weird, but it's pretty small and easy to overlook I guess.

BigSmitty
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Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 10:49 AM UTC
Tilly Update 6/10/11:

She's getting there. The rear tarp had a nasty seam. Again, why they decided to make this out of clear plastic is beyond me. Got the basecoats on her, and the interior painted. I have some fuel drums and tarps I will be putting in the back later on.







Decided to put the driver with this truck, as it's eventually going to end up in a small diorama with a US Jeep and the Tamiya Universal Carrier, both in 1/48 scale, along with some Allied soldiers in a more relaxed atmosphere.





Will probably have to cut down the drivers side window, or remove it completely to tie everything together down the road.
BigSmitty
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 07:21 PM UTC
Getting closer to the finish line with the Tilly. Construction and most of the painting is finished. The driver is done, and was a challenge, since I don't do figures, and haven't painted a 1/48 figure since I was doing pilots for my aircraft back in high school.

Here are some progress shots.











GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 08:00 PM UTC
Your driver looks pretty good. My figures always looked like very surprised cadavers.
BigSmitty
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 08:25 PM UTC
Gary:

The greatest thing about 1/48 scale figures I've found is that a good wash will settle into the eye recesses, which means no saucer eyeballs for me. Wish I could say the same about my 1/35 scale figures...
BigSmitty
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 02:58 PM UTC
Update for 6/16/11:

Almost to the finish line...really. Decals are on and a Vallejo Gloss Varnish overcoat has been sprayed. Will let the gloss fully cure and hit it with some of the AK Interactive enamel sets I picked up, as I'm really wanting to get a feel for them. I haven't painted with enamels since I was in high school in the late 80s. Should be fun. Here are some photos:






I really like the yellow "2" ID plate as it gives some color to the little truck.



Oh and for those unaware, Vallejo Gloss Varnish and Future are NOT the same when sprayed. I had to scrub the windows with a Tamiya extra small swab dampened with Windex to scrub the stuff off the window, and will have to go over it again when it gets a bit drier, as it started to gum up and make quite a mess. Lesson learned, I suppose.

Cheers!
windysean
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 01:32 AM UTC

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Your driver looks pretty good. My figures always looked like very surprised cadavers.


Gary! You're not painting the whites of the eyes, are you? I read that it's better not to paint white at all, if you can't keep it to just a tiny hint.
I'm only speaking from what I've read. The only figs I've painted in the past 10 years are the 3 MP's with sunglasses from my armored M151 last year.

Matt- that is some awesome work in a tiny scale. Very well done, sir!
-Sean.
That's hilarious though. Minutes later, I'm still laughing quietly to myself in my cubicle at work. I've made way too many of those surprised cadavers!
BigSmitty
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 03:09 AM UTC
Sean - Thanks for the kind words. I'm starting to really like this 1/48 armor thing. Enough detail but still small enough to display enough of them in my cabinet. Much like my switch from 1/48 aircraft to 1/72 aircraft back when I was in high school in the late 80s.

Spent some time last night experimenting with some of the products from AK Interactive USA, namely their enamel washes and streaking products. I also learned that all gloss varnishes are not equal, as I didn't mask the clear cab windows before laying down a coat of Vallejo Gloss Varnish (instead of my normal Future gloss coat). Lesson learned. Here's the Tilly as she sits now (compared to the shots in my last post just after decaling):







This weekend I'm going to experiment (yet again) with making a small base. I have the 1/48 Tamiya road sign set and there is a couple with some NW Europe (France specifically) signs that would really set this off, I think.

Cheers!
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 12:52 PM UTC
That's a neat little model you built up. Yeah, I've never tried the Vallejo Gloss, but only used the Future




WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 01:52 AM UTC
Hello Andrzej ,,hope its not to late to join your campaign ... I have a model i built quite afew years ago which i think will fall into this campaign very nicely ..that a look and please tell me what you and the rest of these chaps think ..this thing came out of one of my "what if " sort of moments ..i think it turned out pretty good









Cheers

Phill
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 09:54 AM UTC
I almost finished the built. Here it is so far.



BigSmitty
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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 03:47 AM UTC
The build for the vehicle is done, so I'm calling this one finished for the campaign.

Final photos posted to the campaign gallery:





I left the dust and mud off as I have yet to figure out how I'm going to display this little guy (just over 3 1/2" bumper to bumper). I have a couple more 1/48 kits (Universal Carrier and the Jeep that comes with the Tamiya US Infantry at Rest figure set), so I might see if I can squeeze one more of those two out and make a little display with them.
REMEARMR
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 08:13 AM UTC
Progress is slow, This is how far i have got.



Cheers
Robbo
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HISTORICUS FORMA
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 11:18 PM UTC
My entry: ICM Studebaker with ToRo Model resin wheels




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Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 12:46 PM UTC
Fine work Marcin....
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 08:28 AM UTC
Nice build, Matt. The Mickey Mouse camouflage came out very well.

Marcin, really nice job on the GMC. I like the wooden seat changed and left unpainted. Nice touch.
mat
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - 08:58 AM UTC
Hi guys,

it's been a while since I enlisted to this campaign but I had to clean my desk of other unfinished models first

I got the bottom part done. The roadwheels were bad so a lot of putty was needed to fill the casting marks. Thanks to tips I got on this site I found out a long time ago that Panzershop put the wrong kind of track with the kit, it should not be the T-72, but the T-55 type which had to be modified a bit (cutting of the side and every 6th guide horn) The drive sprocket has 14 teeth which is wrong but I kept it like that, I took a leftover T-72 set which I narrowed a bit to fit the tracks. The "box" did not fit on the bottom plate, so I had to widen it a bit.





I already started a bit on the bonnet and cab and it will be a nightmare to make them fit, luckily this is the last Panzershop kit in my stash and I will not buy a new one ever

Matthijs
mat
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 07:40 AM UTC
here's the cab and bonnet, it took me 2 nights to figure out where to put all the parts since there is no clear indication where to glue what like with plastic kits



mat
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 02:33 AM UTC
thanks to bad weather my project is making a lot of progress

some tiny bits and pieces, various dashboard parts and window frames masked with micromask which gives them the blue colour



The front, now with some more parts and PE. I replaced some PE parts by Evergreen because they just would not fit or in case of the fire extinguisher brackets where the parts were not seen on pictures of the real vehicle



is it a jet plane?



compared to other Panzershop kits I built this one is actually quite easy to build (little sanding or filling). Accuracy still stays a problem...

cheers,

Matthijs
mat
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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 07:15 AM UTC
more and more parts are being added





first beginning of the radar, very fiddly job

mat
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 07:49 AM UTC
well the vehicle is 99% done, I just have to find out how to recreate those canvas cover that go underneath all the opened "doors"







some more work on the radar, the whole frame at the front of the device is made out of PE which might look nice, but it is too flat so I am making a new one out of 1 mm thick rod using the original as a template. One side is finished, took me about an hour

endrju007
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 11:53 PM UTC
Hi guys,

I see that I've missed a lot of great builds here... Sorry for lack of active participation but I had a lot of work recently which did not exaclty helped my health... so, I'm slowly recovering now and I hope I will be able to be more supportive here...
I have to prepare some pictures to post here - I did not stopped building, I just couldn't find enough time/strength to post them here.

Anyway: superb builds once again!

Andrzej
REMEARMR
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 09:58 AM UTC
Hi all,
Had a bit of time to spend on the Famo, most of the build is finished now and on with the paint.



More pics tomorrow

Cheers
Robbo
REMEARMR
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 - 07:53 AM UTC
Second coat of paint added showing a well worn vehicle. Now to add some gear and the last few bits to build.



Cheers
Robbo
Ruffus
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 - 08:06 AM UTC
Nice work on that canvas Sean, looking good!!

Happy Modeling

Byron