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Unfinished Business 2016
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:30 AM UTC
John, awesome job on the sub! Great painting and markings!

Guy, very nice camo and finsihing on the Pz. III. Looks great.

Paul, you should be able to simply wash the pigments off if you have not sealed them? Did you apply pigments directly to the T-34 or mixed with spirits or other? If you have just rubbed or dusted the pigments on, you should be able to wash them of with a wet brush.

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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 04:34 PM UTC
Nearing completion of this Panther. Need to finish weathering the turret and a few other small things.







Cheers,
Dustin
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 04:51 PM UTC
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 05:38 PM UTC
Nice work on the Panther!
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 05:51 PM UTC
Thank you sir.
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 08:39 PM UTC
Lots of shelf queens turning into the Belle of the Ball!

That sub looks great John: like it's been used & abused and put away wet!
Guy, that Panzer looks great too. Nicely weathered!
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 01:48 AM UTC
OK so I've joined again this year and hope to get the "What If" S-Tank Recce vehicle I started last year. And the rate I'm going I'll be finishing the Israeli Panther I am building for the Sci Fi campaign as well...

As for why? Well work got nuts and I'm reno-ing the house to sell, then moving, so I still may not get to these until next year!

Paul
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 04:31 AM UTC
Really nice looking weathering on the Panther Dustin!!

Some of my progress .....

cheers
Brent






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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:22 PM UTC
Thank you Brent! Excellent job on yours as well sir!
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 01:09 AM UTC
Did you ever have one of those kits that fought you kicking and screaming every step of the way?

DML BMP1 and SP Designs -1M Kliver turret, and for some additional drama(more later) Masterclub clickable tracks.

On the plus side, Bench Time! after a 'vacation' 'week' that evaporated into two days sick and 4 days playing contractor around the house, an afternoon to build.


Gun is attached but not weathered to match the turret yet, missiles are attached to the mount, but not mounted yet.

Headlights are in, but the fiddly guards are not attached yet and the skirts cant be attached until the tracks are on.

Masterclub clickable tracks, just dont.. don't do it. Buy AEF kits by the truckload first, just dont.
Beautiful links every one of them. Casting numbers inside the links and contoured guide horns... THAT BREAK OFF WHEN YOU HANDLE THE LINKS....
Old bagged set has 190 links, new plastic boxed set has 200. MAYBE I can cobble together enough links... IF the old links and the new links click together...
they do!!
Huzzah!

But none of the links fit around the idler...(BMP link guide teeth go OUTSIDE the idler rim...)

@#$#$^!!@ !!!
so the already painted, filtered, washed, and dust washed idlers get filed down to fit inside the links...


It is days like these that explain why I get so few models done a year.
The state of things now.


I believe it is Beer:30 around here now.

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 01:53 AM UTC

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Did you ever have one of those kits that fought you kicking and screaming every step of the way?
..... I believe it is Beer:30 around here now.
Mike



:) Hang in there Mike as at least the end result is looking good!

Brent

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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 08:46 PM UTC
Thanks for the encouragement Brent,
It's been sitting for 8+yrs at this point, too close to give up on it now...
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 09:47 PM UTC

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I believe it is Beer:30 around here now.



Ahhhh, oh beer:30. My favourite time of the morning...
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 04:01 AM UTC
I'm calling this completed. This is my 2nd completed model.

I've learned a lot more this time and I feel like a pushed myself a bit further with new techniques. I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out. Although I wish I would have used after market tracks and PE grills.












Thanks for all of the help, advice and words of encouragement.

Cheers,
Dustin
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 04:11 AM UTC
Dustin,
That's a beauty of a Panther, old Tamiya kit warts and all. Plus, it is DONE!
Well done.
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 04:23 AM UTC
Thank you, Mike!

I'm having troubling uploading a picture to the campaign gallery. It says uploaded successfully, but I don't see the picture. What gives?
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 04:39 AM UTC

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Thank you, Mike!

I'm having troubling uploading a picture to the campaign gallery. It says uploaded successfully, but I don't see the picture. What gives?



hmm, you are right. The pictures are not showing up there.
I have had troubles with getting pictures into the gallery in the past and do it so infrequently that I have to re-learn it each time.
Are you sure you tried to put it in UB 2016 campaign?
I've put pics in the wrong place before.

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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 06:01 AM UTC

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Thank you, Mike!

I'm having troubling uploading a picture to the campaign gallery. It says uploaded successfully, but I don't see the picture. What gives?



hmm, you are right. The pictures are not showing up there.
I have had troubles with getting pictures into the gallery in the past and do it so infrequently that I have to re-learn it each time.
Are you sure you tried to put it in UB 2016 campaign?
I've put pics in the wrong place before.

M



Dustin,

Congrats on your finish!

I believe the gallery can only take pics at 800 x 600 pixels max. Can you check yours, as this may be the culprit.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 06:14 AM UTC

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I'm calling this completed. This is my 2nd completed model.
Cheers,
Dustin



Real great job Dustin! The look in those natural light shots is just superb ....

cheers
Brent

And my weekly progress, almost finished the whole group now.

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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:06 AM UTC
Thank you everybody. I'll check the photo size.
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:12 AM UTC
Ok I uploaded a picture.
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2016 - 07:48 PM UTC






Trumpeters T64B 1975 off the shelf of shame and onto the workbench.
it's been a 'spray with whatever paint is left in the airbrush' for the last couple of months, but will get a final paintjob here, hopefully soon.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 04:35 AM UTC

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Paul, you should be able to simply wash the pigments off if you have not sealed them? Did you apply pigments directly to the T-34 or mixed with spirits or other? If you have just rubbed or dusted the pigments on, you should be able to wash them of with a wet brush.




The pigments were just dusted on. I'll try streaking or removing them. There is still other work to do on that kit so I'll shoot some pics of where I am now.

Dustin - Your Panther is very nice. I have one also that I'm working on for the DOG campaign and hope it will come out half as nice. One thing I don't understand. You pretty much assembled the whole model & then painted it. How did you do this? My models are assembled to sub-componants and then painted and weathered before final assembly. If you do it complete, how do you get paint behind things or keep it from getting other places where it is not wanted? Masking would be a terror . . .
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 04:48 AM UTC

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Paul, you should be able to simply wash the pigments off if you have not sealed them? Did you apply pigments directly to the T-34 or mixed with spirits or other? If you have just rubbed or dusted the pigments on, you should be able to wash them of with a wet brush.




The pigments were just dusted on. I'll try streaking or removing them. There is still other work to do on that kit so I'll shoot some pics of where I am now.

Dustin - Your Panther is very nice. I have one also that I'm working on for the DOG campaign and hope it will come out half as nice. One thing I don't understand. You pretty much assembled the whole model & then painted it. How did you do this? My models are assembled to sub-componants and then painted and weathered before final assembly. If you do it complete, how do you get paint behind things or keep it from getting other places where it is not wanted? Masking would be a terror . . .




Hi Paul. Thank you for the kind words.

I assemble everything and then paint everything black. Then I spray a base coat being careful not to get anything on the rubber of the road wheels. I did a bit of modulation before the camo. Then weather everything and add pigments. Then flat clear and a dust coat.

This was the first time I did it like this with everything assembled and I feel like it was easier for me to keep motivated and get it finished. Leaving the tracks and road wheels off and doing them later seems to get me in a rut of finishing the model.
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 02:54 AM UTC

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I assemble everything and then paint everything black. Then I spray a base coat being careful not to get anything on the rubber of the road wheels. I did a bit of modulation before the camo. Then weather everything and add pigments. Then flat clear and a dust coat.



I'm fascinated by this process as it seems like it should save a lot of time. What I don't understand is HOW you do it. How do you keep paint of the interleaved road wheels? How do you get paint BEHIND them without pudling in other places? I see that you DID do it, I just don't understand how.