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  2. WOW ... the scenery is so well done that you almost loose sight of the great build. How did you do the tree ? It really adds to the diorama. Bob H.
  3. Very good work, particularly the rust effects. Bob H.
  4. Tamiya 1/48 Marder III

    The build is really good and you did very nice work on the display. If you don't mind sharing, what did you use for the vegetation ? Bob H.
  5. Once again, a great build. I have the same kit and can only hope that mine will look sort of close to that good whenever I build it. Bob H.
  6. Tamiya 1/48 Pershing tank

    Another great piece of work ... Bob H.
  7. Tamiya 1/48 Elephant tank

    I'm definitely liking it. Bob H.
  8. Trumpeter 1/16 Panzer IV Ausf.F2

    Hi Chris You can't really leave any interior visible other than leaving the hatches over the brake drums on the glacis, the driver's and radio ops hatches open, the 2 big hatches over the engine on the rear deck, and the side doors and hatch open on the turret. I got around that on my 1/16 Pkw IV Type H by making the upper superstructure removable and of course the turret comes off. You can see the entire interior then but I have to open it for viewing. I'm not ever going to try the cut-away method of interior display as these large models are too pricey for 4 thumbs to start carving on them. So I'll make all the hatches operational and the upper hull and turret removable then leave well enough alone. Thanks for looking, Lloyd
  9. Good scenery, really makes you feel cold.
  10. Very impressive model. Do you remember what colours have you used?
  11. 1/35 Bronco Stug Ausf D

    Only one photo? Looks good.
  12. Hobbyboss ZTZ-96 in progress

    Still a nice looking model The top picture on the cart is the final result?
  13. It doesnt wanna show directly
  14. Gator - Part three of the trilogy

    That Walrus just sorta snuck in there eh? A perfect example of modellers ADHD. Building a tank, building, building,............Oh look, a biplane! The Gator is coming along just fine. G
  15. Filters for Olive Drab

    Filters are used for a variety of reasons, but most often is more an artistic effect, so any colour you chose won't be considered as wrong. Sticking to earth tones might be an idea, or military shades would be safe too. There is also dot filters using specs of varied oil paints - I've seen all kinds shades thrown this way, including pink and purple. All kinds of hints on youtube, first one to show up on a search: regards, Jack
  16. well a little introduction to explain the weird title: this is a bit of an experiment on different levels. First i've seen these kits made by RPM, very peculiar subjects, coming very cheap ( this one was around 6€ ), scale 1/35 also provided with interiors, was curious to see what you get at such a cheap price. 2nd, wanted to do a little bit of modding, 3th wanted to simulate an explosion damage, 4th wanted to paint a burnt tank. Well i've done all of the above on this kit wich was the perfect choice coming so cheap to tear it down without the pain of thinking about the wallet crying, if it comes out good, good, if i butcher it nothing much is lost. Originally this was a Polish tankette ( the kit doesn't provide any decals or paint scheme by the way ) but in this particular version the weapons are removed and the hull is converted to a generic tractor purpose. I had read about the polish TKS tankette that historically germans after invading poland captured and converted many of these little fellas and used them all trough the war for various purposes in almost all the theathers. So, since i'm also building a 1/35 normandy tiger, i decided to paint this model in Wermacht color scheme in order to use it as a decoration for the Tiger diorama display i'm planning to make. That is also the reason why this little fella is weathered but not "dusted", as it's something i'll do when i'll blend it in the diorama, possibly some urban scenario with some dust and rubbles all around it. I've decided to leave its right side in pristine conditions, in order to see how the kit would look like if built properly, and its left side representing the damage caused by an explosion ( possibly during a bombing ). Modifications i've made on the original kit are: - opened the back doors and removed the front door ( they are originally one piece with the top frame mould ). Changed the driving seat with a burnt frame seat. cut the skirt on the damaged side and put a metal one in its place in order to be able to bend it properly. Made the parts you can see in the trunk since you would not be supposed to see anything there. Added a front light from a tiger kit as i've seen pictures of german converted tankettes with added front lights. the rest is right as it comes with the kit. two words on the kit: kit has its ups and downs, i would say there are more ups than down considered the price. Don't expect extreme quality but don't expect total crap too like the price would suggest. Details are good, lots of rivets, no sprue flash at all, amazing quantity of extra parts, two sets of tracks ( plastics coming with good details, and rubbery, with rubbish details ) even some textures on parts like the seats or the skirts, soft plastic easy to work with. On the downside the way its parts are designed it feels like an old kit, doesn't come togheter extremely well, need some reworks here and there and instructions are crappy, so it requires a little bit of experience and extra work to put it togheter. But it's extremely cheap, it's a particular subject, it's cute, if it tickles your curiosity or you want to use it, like i did, to make some experiments, i say give it a try. Having said that, here are the pictures ( i apologize for having made them with my phone but i've no better camera at the moment ): and a picture just to make clear its size:
  17. Really excellent job Stix, yet another masterclass
  18. Bradley M2A3

    Nice work on the wiring Reilly, looking very good.
  19. British MBT Group Build

    Which was quite a often
  20. 1/76 Matchbox LRDG Jeep

    Cracking build sir! Look forward to the seeing the LRDG Chevrolet.
  21. Many thanks for your follow, thanks and kind words, that's one thing I'm going to try to improve ... Cheers Simon
  22. Jagdtiger with engine problems

    Really nicely set - some lovely bits of detail One to be proud of Rob
  23. Dear all Copy and paste from wrong post in Aircraft group. Please assist if you can. I am looking for some long out of print model-magazine articles and was wondering if any of the longstanding members may have these and be willing to scan and share. Battle magazine was a Military Modelling offshoot in the late 1970's and they had a great series of articles on Allied Softskins by Mike Coniford. I have no 1 to 10 and 12, but am missing March 1977 (no 11) and those subsequent to April 1977 (13 ff, not sure how many more there were). Any chance that one or more of you would have them and be willing to share? If so please OM/DM me and we can share email addresses. This is not copyright infringement as these articles would be less than 20% of an issue (about 3 pages each) and are not even available on e-bay/google or in libraries. Thanks in advance Tim H
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  25. Swiss Centurion Bunker Builder

    This would be a nice thing to see someone build if the British Main Battle Tank Group build gets in.
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