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barkingdigger
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ARMORAMA
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 11:07 PM UTC
Pete, that's stunning detail work you did there! Almost a pity to hide it with paint. And glad to see things are easing off enough to get the occasional breather at the bench - hope she's getting more comfortable. (Broken ribs suck. Can't put 'em in a cast, can't lie down, and worst of all laughing becomes torture!)
canismalus
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:34 PM UTC
Peter, that‘s some very meticulous, exacting work - great job.

And good to hear that you‘ve been able to get some bench time in.

Jerry
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 09:45 PM UTC
It definitely is. As I allrrady said, I don't know anything about modern tanks but I can recognize good work as I see one. There are amazing builds all over this campaign.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 09:13 PM UTC
Cheers Bogi.

Those armour panels took a lot of effort to get right, but it was worth it.

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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 08:38 PM UTC
Peter, nice job. A looooooot of work... And what I like the most, everything looks perfect.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC
Okay, bench time has been minimal after the wife had her bicycle accident and many broken bones. However, sneaked in a few hours and finished the construction phase on the Challenger 1. A lot of work, but I feel it was worth it in the end.

Dry fit, test fit:






The brackets holding the armour plates is part conjecture and part from what is seen is some pics available.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 12:55 PM UTC
Nice builds guys! I like how your Tiran came out Joseph!
petbat
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:10 AM UTC
Really eye popping colours there Mr K!

Joseph, outstanding finish. Now did you play with the colour filters to get that Smurf blue originally and have us all fooled????

Pasi. Nice work. On the home stretch I see.

Hopefully some bench time today so I can finish the last few bits for the Challenger build. Then paint. With the wife needing care, for the past 2 weeks, bench time is almost zip.
canismalus
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 09:05 PM UTC
Hi Joseph,

Fantastic finish and weathering on your Tiran.....what a transformation.

Jerry
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Guatemala
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 02:07 PM UTC

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Here's my Smurf blue Tiran 4 before weathering and after shots.







Thanks

-Joseph



How did you do that?
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:19 PM UTC
Frankly I'm very disappointed. It was such a pretty shade of blue!

Seriously, very nice work, Joseph!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 09:33 AM UTC
Thanks very much, guys! I have a couple more Tirans in my stash. This one was pretty good in experimenting different weathering methods such as filters, washes and pigments.

Pasi, I am looking forward on how yours will turn out.

-Joseph
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
Nice camo , Joseph.

Meanwhile assembly pretty much done:



Luckily this has single colour scheme.
zontar
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 06:41 AM UTC
Joseph: Nice work! The blue base is really effective and an interesting approach.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 06:20 AM UTC
Oh yeah! Definitely. "Nice!" would be a most fitting expression upon seeing tanks.
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 04:02 AM UTC
As the finish line is nearing I'm seeing a lot of nice tanks.(can you use "nice" when describing a tank?)
Joseph, yours looks exceptionally ominous!
Great work everybody !
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 03:46 AM UTC
Here's my Smurf blue Tiran 4 before weathering and after shots.







Thanks,

-Joseph
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Vietnam
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 02:49 PM UTC
Hi everyone,

I'm back to this favorite campaign. At the beginning time, I intended to take part in with a pair of French tanks.


There's no time at present, I focus to the Leclerc tank.



After main painting period, I will finish it with smooth weathering.
Regards,
K.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 05:41 AM UTC

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I've gone ahead and applied the extension to 1 September.



That's good. Failed my Abrams build, so restarting with



I've built Tamiya's T-55 some 10 years ago, and it's quite simple kit, so I expect to finish this on time.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 07:03 AM UTC
Thanks Guys.

Yes Tom, not unlike a truck losing a retread off the tyre, you would not want to be too close.

I have been thinking about this a couple of days. Even scratch building the two panels may be noticeable as it is hard to get them exact to a mould and side by side the difference may stand out. I am thinking of cutting out the one good panel from the second complete panel and making a mould of it, then casting that up for the other side. If that does not work, then cutting out just one good panel and even casting all new ones. They are individual panels in real life.

Other option is scratch building the whole panel section. With the extra month, I have time to try in sequence! Thanks Michael.

Pet hair - yes I hear you. We have a mixed breed cat that is part long hair Persian. The darn thing sheds hair 24/7 - and it sleeps in my model room when I am at home. He gets turfed out when painting is happening.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 03:18 PM UTC
Just realized I didn't mount the MG in earlier pics.

Second pic is a shot of the sequins used to do the blocks. Also found at Hobby Lobby.

Peter, I hear ya on the cable. I figured most were painted on the tank depending on area deployed. I might go back and change them as that makes sense.

I guess with the extra month to do the build I can figure if I will dust her up or not further.

with all the pets I have you can see the extra dirt on her paint already, and thats just with two days of it sitting around the house.

20190728-221200

20190728-221309
Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
Ugg, I sorry to see that. Mine also had a very tiny amount of warping going on. thats more why you see the rubber bands in one of my earlier picks.

I have another sealed Challenger that I bought off the net. So, I am kinda curious now if it was resealed and if maybe it might have this issue also. I will open and check it later and let you know.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 01:39 AM UTC
I've gone ahead and applied the extension to 1 September. Hope I'm not stepping on any toes!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 12:56 AM UTC

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I'd be willing to tack on an extra month, if it's alright with John.

Michael



So what's the final verdict on a one month extension?
barkingdigger
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:40 PM UTC
Pete, ouch! Sorry to see that warpage. Could you scratch the two worst-warped blocks and graft them in? Pity to waste all the other detail work...

And interesting to see your pic of that tank in town - I wonder when/how they lost that rubber track block? Always a good reason not to tailgate or try to overtake them on the road!