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AndyRM101

E-100 128mm Waffenträger

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Thank guys

 

9 hours ago, Hewy said:

i shall try those mig colours, do they thin with mr hobby laquer thinners andy? 

Yes, they thin very well with it and also mix well with Tamiya and Gunze Aqueous paints (probably the new AK ones too).

 

AMMO has become one of my favourite paint brands, as it's a good half-way house between Vallejo type paints and Tam/Gunze ones. I can mix it with Vallejo or Lifecolor and thin with water or acrylic thinner, or mix it with Tam/Gunze and thin with self levelling.

 

The colours seem pretty accurate for the most part too.

 

Andy:cat:

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That is good to know and well worth a try. Vallejo paints are available for me locally so I can be an impulsive buyer. On the other hand I ordered two AMMO paints with the recent cyber,black,Monday,Friday sale and will give them a try. These are about 20% cheaper on regular price as well. The colors look not that easy to identify though. At least I didn't see them giving a RAL number. But maybe this will come as well.

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Sorry for the lack of updates on this. I've been finishing off various other projects over the last few weeks, but I should be able to get back on track with this now, although I'll be splitting my time between this, and the Sherman group build.

 

Last time I had the turret together and ready for paint. Before that though, I added a couple of extra details as the turret exterior looks quite spartan. I made some lifting hoops from copper wire, and some spare track hangers from scrap brass.

 

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With that done I masked off the gun and gave the exterior a coat of red primer

 

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I've also done a bit of extra detailing on the main hull. The kit doesn't include any pioneer tools or other stowage, which leaves it looking a bit bare and lifeless. 1/72 isn't my usual scale so I don't have much in the way of spares but @Richard E very kindly sent me some assorted stowage and tools. They've certainly added some much needed detail to the hull

 

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Once the wheels are sorted, the hull will be next into the spray booth.

 

Andy:cat:

 

 

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Thanks Simon, thanks Francis

 

I've got most of the weathering done on the turret now. There's not a lot of it, since I didn't want it to be too intense in this scale. I've also added crosses and some generic numbers. I could have used the included decals for these, but I wanted them to look more hand applied so I drew them on with a white pencil. There are some very fine specks of dust and mud splattered over it as well, to increase the fine detail

 

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I've also encountered something of an unusual problem for an armour build. It's currently a bit of a tail sitter. That might go away when all the wheels and tracks are on, but I'll probably stuff something heavy into the front of the hull to be on the safe side.

 

Andy:cat:

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Cool ! lookin good Andy !!

 

Love the little seat with paint falling off. Looks just like real life would !

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We've got some of these in from ModelCollect for review, and they look great.  I wish they'd scale 'em up to 1:35, as I'd love a missile tank for my shelves :wub:

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19 hours ago, Mike said:

I wish they'd scale 'em up to 1:35, as I'd love a missile tank for my shelves :wub:

Yes, me too. I'm sure I recently saw a CAD image for a 1/35 E-100 with, I think, the Rheintochter launcher fitted, but for the life of me, I can't remember where I saw it or who it was from. Amusing Hobby make an E-100 and a Rheintochter separately, so I suppose they might release one. I think they're releasing the 128mm flakzwilling as well, so they might even release this thing I'm building. They do seem to like their paper panzers.

 

I quite fancy Trumpeter's Ganef myself, if it wasn't for the fact that their pricing seems to be beyond the ken of mankind these days

 

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Andy:cat:

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Ace job on the paining andy

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