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Tamiya Type 97 ShinHoTo Chi-Ha
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BBD468
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 04:03 AM UTC

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I just found this down on page 3, I must of missed it the first time round.

I'm lost for words tbh, it's stunning, when you consider that the camo is hand painted !!, (I had to keep going back and checking the log, I was like - no way is this hand painted, lol), the wheels and tracks look fantastic as well.




Hiya Matt,

Thanks for tha fine comments bud! I must say it was a very rewarding build to hand paint the camo....but i aint doin it again any time soon....WHEEEW!!!!

Gary
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 01:06 PM UTC
Hey Russ, Thanks for droopin' by buddy and thanks for the nice words.

Gary
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 01:01 PM UTC
Gary, I don't know if I've told you this or not, but that's a most excellent build.
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 04:40 PM UTC
Hey Fellas,

Sorry for the late responce...apparantly i quit receiving email notification on this thread. Glad i had a look back. Now i know how you felt Phil.

Many thanks to you guys for you awesome comments and the support.

Jeff....im happy your wife likes my works, tell her i said she has good taste!

Cheers fellas,
Gary
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 02:52 AM UTC
Roger that!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 12:58 AM UTC
Wow! Absolutely incredible work! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:43 PM UTC
This post is a bit late Gary but your model is absolutly first class.

Outstanding

Steven
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 10:25 AM UTC
Well, my wife is a big fan of your work as well.

She loved what you did to the StuG E and the Japanese tank she was real impressed with. I have the same kit in my stash so I have plenty of inspiration.

One day I will get those out to build as a small platoon or armored brigade. Need to get the Ha-Go to complete the trilogy of terror!



Later!










~ Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 06:04 AM UTC
WOW....Thanks so much you guys! You are all so kind and it makes it all worth the extra effort.

Jeff, thats an honor to be on your desktop background.

Thanks my friends,
Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 03:20 AM UTC
One of those became my new desktop background. Just love the track sag and the weathering, no matter if you say it still needs touch-up.

Nice work.










~ Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 02:13 AM UTC


This is your best work to date, and with each build you’re taking this hobby to a new level. Keep it happening ‘cause brother you are a genuine artist!!!

~ Eddy [/quote]



Amen to that!
Phil.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:32 AM UTC
Fantastic work Gary,details really make it
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 07:55 PM UTC
@BBD468 – Gary,

Another super build! Even with the painting boo-boo thing on the suspension it looks way out awesome'amondo (can I use this word here?) dude! I’m sure your nephew will really enjoy having this one to display on his selves. It looks really good with the tracks installed and the tracks also look great. My favorite part is the exhausts and tools, looks realistic and adds just the right amount of color to the overall camouflage scheme.

This is your best work to date, and with each build you’re taking this hobby to a new level. Keep it happening ‘cause brother you are a genuine artist!!!

~ Eddy
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 01:06 PM UTC
Karl - Thanks my friend! Yeah, just a MINOR oversight

Fred - Thanks fella! Im pleased with the shovel aswell. I tend to overlook the little extra dirt and grime on the tools, but not anymore!

Brother Phil - (((LOL))) Yep...its metal!

Jaroslaw - Thanks alot buddy! Its a really easy kit to build and lots of room for improvements.

Gary
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 12:43 PM UTC
Outstanding job!
I'm tempted to build this model!
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 02:24 AM UTC
Exposed metal! that's why it looks so much like...exposed metal! hehe
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 01:41 AM UTC
Magnificent job. I especially love the realistic wear on the shovel!
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 11:56 PM UTC
That looks like a very minor mistake Gary. This build has been quality from start to finish- the look of the tank is just amazing and the weathering is totally spot-on- you've given the tank a great camo and fantastic visual interest both from the camo and the weathering. I salute your masterful work !
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 03:44 PM UTC
Well, not as finished as i thought. I over looked a small but noticable area of the supention. Touch ups coming!

Ill sort it out in the morning.

Gary
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 02:54 PM UTC

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Absolutly gorgeous Mace WinBoggs!
The tracks are the best I've seen yet!!!
How did you acheive this finish bro?

Phil



Hey Brother Phil,

Thanks my friend, i appreciate it!

The tracks were basecaoted/primed with FX-59 desert yellow. But i put mig brown wash in the airbrush and sprayed several coats on and let it dry. I went over the contact points of the track with thinner and a rag to expose the metal then sealed it with tamiya flat and voila! No piments. I did use a black color pencil on the tracks where the tires make contact. Im happy you like them bro!

Gary
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 02:32 PM UTC
Absolutly gorgeous Mace WinBoggs!
The tracks are the best I've seen yet!!!
How did you acheive this finish bro?

Phil
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 01:50 PM UTC

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Dear Mr. Boggs,
Now that all the "younga brothas" have checked in,even though it's past my bedtime I feel that it's time to hear from The Old Guy The SBS was great,in fact I think I'm going to try it on My Jagdtiger.If these shakey old hands and half blind eyes will let Me
The force runs strong with you,young one,Do not treat the power lightly Jeff T.



Hey brother Jeff T.,

Thanks buddy! You mean your still up??? Dont worry Jeff, the force can be a huge burdan but in the right hand it can bring together great friends and good models. I must say Jeff, the winsor & newton series 7 kolinsky sable brushes made a huge difference in how the paint layed down for me. Had i used my cheaps - it wouldnt have turned out well.

Hey Nate,

Thanks a bunch buddy! Im very happy with the results given i hadnt done it before and it coulda went soooo wrong. Though im not affraid to do it again...it wont be anytime soon!

"Can't wait to see your King Tiger, Panther G and Hetzer in Ambush Camo!" WHAT??? I dont have any of those kits...you trying to hint at me.......

Thanks fellas!
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 01:39 PM UTC
Gary, this was awesome! I don't have a heated workspace for airbrushing this winter, so a brush painting primer is just what the doctor ordered. I like the 2 to 1 paint-thinner ratio you recommended, I mostly see a 1:1 ratio recommended for Vallejo and found it too runny.

Can't wait to see your King Tiger, Panther G and Hetzer in Ambush Camo!

Nate