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Armor of the American Civil War
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 06:27 PM UTC
Amazing, Tim! I could never get used to using an electron microscope to build a tank....
TimReynaga
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 09:09 AM UTC
Hi Clayton,

Small isn't so bad - you can get away with more simplified detail if no one can see it, right?!

The Stuart’s basic paint is now on: Tamiya Olive Green (XF-58) & Flat White (XF-2) acrylics in a 3:1 ratio.

The straight Olive Green would have been accurate in full size, but this thing is tiny so I added white for a lightened scale effect. The 3:1 ratio looked right in the sample mix, but once on the little tank it still looked too dark.

I misted the model with the 3:2 mix to lighten it further – better.
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 05:57 AM UTC
Thanks Tim. Your Stuart's looking good -- agree with you that the OD needs to be lightened given the scale.

I am partial to vehicles with a Balkenkreuz, so this build will be finished as a beutepanzer. I take inspiration from this one:



The spares box has a lot of white crosses, as well an old Soviet BA-20 decal sheet that matches the numerals -- perfect! Or so I thought -- well, age caught up with the sheet and the numerals just didn't want to leave the paper carrier without disintegrating



I had some other Soviet numerals in the spares but nowhere near what I wanted, so the best option left was to DIY. Tried making stencils but couldn't make it to work so I did it the other way around by cutting patterns from sticker paper and use them as masks.



The numerals are tall -- however its the smallest that I can manage to cut with scissors. A bit on the stubby on the side, but I guess it could pass on for work done at the field workshop.

The Balkenkreuz needed to be bigger so I painted over the decals.



Some touch-ups needed on the crosses, but overall this should do.




I'd let the gloss coat dry and will do the washes next.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 09:16 AM UTC
Tat, I really like your Lee... American tank, used by the Soviets - captured by the Germans...cool!

After the base coat on my Stuart, I painted up the details:

Tamiya German Grey (XF-63) bogey wheel tires, track pads
Tamiya Red Brown (XF-64) track connector ends, tool handles
Tamiya Khaki Drab (XF-51) crewman uniform
Tamiya Khaki (XF-49) gloves
Tamiya Flat Brown (XF-10) helmet
Testors Light Tan (1170) skin tones

I then gave it a brushed-on coat of Future acrylic floor polish and added the decals, followed by a wash of Grumbacher Raw Umber artist’s oil paint.


With a final coat of Testor’s Dullcote aerosol spray, I’m calling my little Stuart done!

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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 09:22 AM UTC
Tat, I like the numbers really looks like decals.
Tim, nice one too. Took note of the Tamiya colors.
Regards from the south
Álvaro
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 11:21 AM UTC
Wow, there's even a figure in it -- congrats on your finish Tim! Thanks for the comments and to you Alvaro as well. Happy Easter to all! Tat
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 06:23 PM UTC
Tim, that looks great! You'd never know it wasn't 1/35!!
Tat- Truly creative, your numbers look about perfect to me!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 08:02 PM UTC
Great work everyone!

I hate to ask for more time in my own campaign, but I don't think I'm going to finish the M51 by the end of the month. What do you all think?

Michael
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 08:56 PM UTC
Sure, why not?
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 06:38 AM UTC
An extension would sure help me.
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 06:51 AM UTC

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Tim, that looks great! You'd never know it wasn't 1/35!!
Tat- Truly creative, your numbers look about perfect to me!



Thanks Clayton!

Michael, no complaints from me if there's an extension!

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 03:42 AM UTC
John has kindly agreed to a one month extension on this one. The new finish date is 1 June, 2017. But I'm guessing that's it, so I'd better get busy!

Thanks, John!

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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 02:07 PM UTC
I'm halfway there.




The gun shield was taken from dragon's leftovers just because of these nice foundry marks.


MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:38 PM UTC
Looking good Marek!

Well, guess I was wrong. I didn't think I'd finish the M51 in time and asked for an extension, but here it is! I'm not much for weathering or loading up with stowage (being mostly a wingy-thingy guy), but I did a little bit with dust and lightened base color. Hope you like it!





And here's the M51 with the Tamiya M1 I did a few years ago. Sort of puts that big 105 in perspective!



I'll be loading some more pics in the gallery. Keep up the great work everyone!

Michael
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 02:13 AM UTC
Yea, that's a darn big gun...
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 07:37 AM UTC
I'm calling this one done:







Thank you Michael for having me in this campaign, and the extension as well!

Cheers,

Tat
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 06:44 PM UTC
Love the paint job, Tat, very nice shading and graduations!
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 04:27 AM UTC
Thanks Clayton! After the wash and initial oils for shading I must admit that I got lost on how to further weather this one, so this one's coming out clean
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 02:38 PM UTC
So is this campaign now complete?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 05:08 PM UTC

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So is this campaign now complete?



It is indeed! Thanks to all who participated and congrats to those who finished, it was a great campaign!

Ribbons have been awarded, so if you didn't get one and think you should have, let me know.

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 05:09 PM UTC
Thanks for the ribbon Michael!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 06:54 PM UTC
Very enjoyable campaign, Michael, Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 01:41 AM UTC
Thank you for the fun campaign sir.