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Dragon AMOM - plasticbattle
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 04:00 PM GMT+7
My entry into the January MOM. Dragons late panther A. Im also using Attak zimmerit, Aber PE and barrel and friul tracks. It is being tranported on Dragon´s ssys railcar. This was built as part of the MEOW! campaign.
Full thread can be seen HERE .
This will eventually be placed in a diormama being pulled by Trumpeter´s BR52. Any comments or crictic are welcome!













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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 04:07 PM GMT+7
love the zimmerit.. it makes the kit... what company is it from?
sauceman
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 05:37 PM GMT+7
Wow, super job! You have to love the Zimmerit sets from ATAK. You did a really nice job on this one Not to mentin the rail car, nice!

Good luck in the contest!

cheers
JGags
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 05:49 PM GMT+7
Awesome job on the train and the tank. I admire your painting skills. Hope to be as good someday. Thanks for sharing.
wbill76
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 06:29 PM GMT+7
Sharp work on both the tank and the car Frank, very nice. Good luck in the contest!
ti
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 09:38 PM GMT+7
Really beautiful build Frank. Outstanding as usual.
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 10:09 PM GMT+7
I love your work. Thanks for sharing.
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 11:19 PM GMT+7
Hi Frank,

great looking submission, love the rail car and the tanks not bad either lol, lol.

Only obs is on the wooden blocks they look a bit too freshly cut although it may just be the photos.

I know nothing about German Armour so can't comment there. I'd have been inclined to have added a little dried mud dust to the tracks and behind and also some loading marks onto to the flatbed. I can see the outline of the loading marks but a little bit of grit, dirt might add to it.

Tank looks good, a bit too frersh for me, but that depends on the setting, new tank being shiped out, older tank being moved etc etc.

Thanks for sharing and good luck in the comeptition.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 11:21 PM GMT+7
Super work, very nice Panther.
Miloslav
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 12:38 AM GMT+7
Simply excellent!
Diablo
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 12:47 AM GMT+7
Very nice work frank,this will be a powerfull dio .one thing i like to know is how did you get the grey color of the flatbed this way.is this one color or a mix of various colors.keep it up and this will be a stunner.

greetings jeroen,.
Sticky
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 04:39 AM GMT+7
Top of the line work here Frank. A sure winner!
crockett
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 04:53 AM GMT+7
I think this presentation is awesome. I think it would benefit by some tie downs and closing the main gun travel lock. Great work here.

Steve
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 05:11 AM GMT+7
Hi, only one detail SSys railcar have max. bearing capacity 22t and Panther A weight cca 44t.
This railcar is no capability transport Panther.
Miloslav
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 10:18 AM GMT+7
Guys, once again, thanks for all your nice comments, and continued support. Gives me the drive to keep it going and also to try harder.

Russell ... the zimmerit is from Attak. Great stuff and easy to use!

Alan ... I have quite strong lights ... four of them, and unfortunately this washes out some of the colours, especially those made with pastels. The tracks where the panther rolled on, are there, but maybe could be a bit more 3D, as you suggested. The wooden blocks are much darker in reality .. again finished in pastels to keep the colour flat.
I purposly kept this cleaner, as it is a newish tank that maybe broke down, as did happen more often than not. Its been driven, but maybe never seen battle.

Jereon ... the base colour for the planks was black, and then lightly sprayed over with buff .. letting the black show through. Then planks were dry brushed lightly with different colour (sand, light grey, buff, etc). Then all got a wash of burnt umber, followed by a black wash between each plank. The board pattern on the actual plastic is quite good and makes working it, easy. Im very happy with how these turned out!

Steve ... this tank is in the process of being loaded up ... this will become more apparent when the planned figures are added. They didnt use chains .. only the wooden blocks AFAIK, but a figure will be addings tarps over the muzzle, getting it ready for transport.

Miloslav ... the SSYS had a load capacity of 50 tons .. note the double axles on each boogie. The OMMR had the 20 - 25 tons capacity.

Rick, John G, Bill, Charles, Ayhan, Giacomo and John S ... thanks a million!!
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 10:25 AM GMT+7
OK. Frank, I think that this is very small detail because model is very nice.
Miloslav
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 12:45 PM GMT+7
Stunning Frank
Looks like a winner to me mate
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Excellent work Frank on both the Panther and the SSys, I wish Dragon would re-issue their range of rail wagons again sometime soon as I have plans to do something similar or to use them as the basis of an armoured train.
Just one thing, is the track guage of the wheels on the wagon the same as the Trump BR52? I know they are different with some of them.
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 07:51 PM GMT+7
Great work. Good luck in the contest
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 09:24 PM GMT+7
Frank - Fantastic job, especially on the rail car. The only thing I can see that might need a look are the buffers on the railcar. Constant use would have the surface shiny metal - this also goes for the piston on the back of them where it goes into the sleeve. Heres what I mean (wip):


Plasticbattle
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2007 - 06:36 PM GMT+7

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The only thing I can see that might need a look are the buffers on the railcar. Constant use would have the surface shiny metal - this also goes for the piston on the back of them where it goes into the sleeve.


Good catch Brian. That was something I had thought of earlier in the painting process, but then when it should have been done in the final stages, I totally missed it! Thanks a million.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
beautiful work frank the panther is awesome and the railcar is even better i cant wait to see the finished dio its gonna be big GL in the contest.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 08:29 AM GMT+7
NICE WORK!!


Who makes that rail car? I'm looking to do a dio with my Stug and you've inspired me that much more!
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 09:47 AM GMT+7
Thanks again guys for lots of very nice comments, and support. Its what drives me to try and improve, with each new model.
Theres too many to thank individually but I´ll try to answer any questions that Ive missed;

Mark; for differences between Dragon rolling stock and Trumpeter tracks see in the in-progress build HERE .See the second post down.

Ron; the base is going to be Dragon´s OMMR and SSYS cars, and then Trupeters BR52 in length. Width will be at least 2 tracks wide (possibly even a third) and a station platform. I want this base to include the Trumpeter Leopold as well ... one base of this size is enough in anybodys home

James; its Dragon´s ssys rail car ... kit number 6069. See the link to the in progress page in this post for more information.

Cheers.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 12:12 PM GMT+7
I absolutely love it! Excellent weather/wash/whatever its called.