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petbat
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 05:43 AM UTC
Its like Lego, it fits anyway you want it to

Looking good though.
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 08:07 AM UTC
Well Clayton,
I really didn't. While putting it together I noticed some parts MIA.

After an exhaustive search a I found a few. Then I had to scratch 2 other parts still hiding.

But here is the work so far.
I need to finish up work on swords and some details.

I wanted to make him a Samurai so Scratch both swords and sheaths, I also added a clay molded Dragon on shield and center chest.

petbat
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 01:46 PM UTC
Very Nice Jeff. The stance really adds to the overall look and feel. I like it.

Well disaster with the mud on my sdkfz 254. Tried the enamel/plaster airbrushed through old brush technique. However the mix ended up far too light. Will do a heavier dark coat over it as it has not killed too much detail. Wife is out tomorrow night, so with some luck, I'll have it done then.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 06:20 PM UTC
Jeff- Looks great! Can't notice anything missing!
Peter- Doesn't look like such a disaster to me, looks pretty good!
Mrclark7
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 11:20 PM UTC
Over the weekend I used some micro set on the decals. It helped although it should be used more at the time they were set. So thank you for the product recommendation as it will be used much more.

I took a few more pics out in the sun. It shows a little better the pigments used on it.





ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 02:36 AM UTC
A very nice, clean build, Kelly! Looks great!
69mudbone
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 03:39 AM UTC
Hi Kelly, very well done, congrats on crossing the finish line
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 04:19 AM UTC
Yes looks fantastic Kelly.

Glad the Micro Set helped. I presume you got both parts Micro Sol and Micro Set? Set goes on first and the decal is placed over that. Then the Sol is used to soften the decal and make it conform.

Just one thing with the Panther, the raised rim on the inner paired road wheels, is it painted a metal finish? The track guide horns rub up against this so it is actually bare metal on the real cat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGq6G-5ouA0
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 09:00 AM UTC
Ah Peter, No I only bought "set". I was told the sol is for if you want to make the decal conform around shapes better. as I had no use as of yet for that I did not purchase it. But I probably will now.

As far as the wheels. I didnt know that about the center guide wheel so I painted it as if it had rubber on this build. I assume the Jagdpather might be this way also? if so I will make sure to change that for that build in the future.
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 03:22 PM UTC
Hi Kelly, It is the raised rim on the face of the wheel, not the rubber that was bare metal like this:


Basically any vehicle where a road wheel was between paired guide horns was like this. Panthers, King Tigers, 38t's, etc.

On the panzer 3 and 4, where the guide horn is between the wheels, the steel inner face is a wider diameter than the face of the wheel. This is because there is a plate that goes beyond where the rubber tyre is bonded to the wheel, which the track guide horns rub against, to stop the tracks chewing out the rubber.

Panzer IV


Panzer 3

petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 03:49 PM UTC
Disaster part 2.

Was on the final stretch. All ready to go. Just needed to glue the wheels on and done........ and I broke 3 of the suspension units that hold the wheels, pressing them on - and one headlight catching the model before it fell.

I used styrene rod as pins due to the loose fit of the kit parts and now realise Brass would have been better. The white spirit in the wash may have softened the styrene, I have had that happen before, so with handling using only the wheel suspension to prevent fingerprints, I probably weakened them. We live and learn..

Okay so now waiting for the epoxy glue to set on 2 wheels, so I can do the last.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 05:59 PM UTC
That kit may not be your friend, Peter, but I'm confident you will win the struggle! Plus, thanks for the Road wheel info, I'm sure that will enlighten some folks!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 09:28 PM UTC
Hang in there Peter.

I have noticed for me a funny pattern of having to dance around the tank in how I handle it.

Between airbrushing, dusting, and then trying to place the extras on it. I having to do this hand dance not to leave fingerprints or break an item.

Things not done as a child.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 07:41 AM UTC
Okay. I'm calling this one done. I am going to do a bit more Dark Mud as the touch up with the brush is far too noticeable. However, whilst it is all in one piece, I have taken pics.

First up, I hope the flag does not offend anyone. It is history and it was on the vehicle I am representing. Yoou will see why I am a bit an*l about the mud, this one was showered in it:








and the mirror. You can just see the flag reflected in it. This is made from a disc punched out of a foil potato chip packet


a few other pics will be posted in the build forum if you are interested.

Thanks for hosting this one Clayton, and the encouragement. I hope when you get around to yours, it will be a bit smoother sailing, err driving...
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 06:04 PM UTC
You are more than welcome , Peter, and thanks for participating! That will be an unusual addition to your display shelf!
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 06:53 PM UTC
Hi Peter, well done and congrats on crossing the finish line. History does not offend.
Removed by original poster on 08/14/17 - 01:47:14 (GMT).
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 06:57 AM UTC
Okay, I know this is a last minute entry, but I started this a month ago not sure if I would finish on time. I was trying to finish up eight builds at one time and decided to see if I could build another before I finished those. I finished this with only two of those eight still to finish, and one of those is almost done.

Kit is Bronco 35058 V-1 Fieseler Fi 103A-1 Flying Bomb. It is completely OOB. Paints are Mr Color, with Tamiya black panel wash and clear flat. Chipping is graphite pencil and colored pencil.







brekinapez
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 07:06 AM UTC
Entering the paint stage:













brekinapez
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 07:10 AM UTC
And completion:















petbat
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 01:47 PM UTC
Very Nice Shell. Love the mottled finish. Thanks for joining in.
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 04:07 PM UTC
Bandai 1/35 M353A4 finished.




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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 05:19 PM UTC
I did my entry- but was not very active in the forums. (Getting married, writing and other things took up much of my time.)

anyhow, here's my entry: MiniArt's T-54-1.
























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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 05:20 PM UTC
Oh, boy I made a mess of the links. Apologies.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 06:00 PM UTC
A wave of finishes close to the gun! Good job, folks!
Shell- You must have set some kind of record, I've heard of Blitz warfare and Blitz Chess, but never heard of Blitz Kit Building! Very nice work!
Lap Man- Great looking highlights you did there!
Andras- Your links may be messy, but the build looks great!