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  2. AV is acrylics Valley and you mean model color as heavy pigmented? Went for that too. More pigments for the same price as model air. And with all the pros ad mentioned.
  3. That is very nicely done, love the subtle ageing very realistic
  4. No wonder the driver looks happy. He's had a long wait. Which reminds me I have a jeep on the shelf of doom for at least as long. Also my Christmas 2005 Tamiya Panther build still languishes beside it.
  5. BlackMax12

    Trumpeter Maxxpro MRAP

    Thanks Chris Thanks Viper Thanks John I know what you mean, there are just as many crazies in the Walmart lot around here too. Why park one foot from my vehicle when there are 500 other empty spaces? Gas mileage on this might be a concern though. And don't pi$$ me off, that's a real 50 cal up top and it's loaded. Lloyd
  6. Well - as it's chucking it down here, I thought I'd have a quick try of the main components. One thing lead to another and here's where we're now at Quite enjoyed it All the best Ben
  7. Many thanks Ian. The DAK paint facilitates the application of the weathering techniques and collaborates with the final result, I think. Kind regards, Cesar Many thanks
  8. Redcoat2966

    Tamiya T55A

    Not my area or subject matter, but that’s a nice bit of clean build modelling. I really like the green, it has a luminosity I like a lot. Nice and crisp all round Great job Simon
  9. Badder

    ThinkTank! A toe in the muddy water.

    Great stuff. Loving the old 'salt techinique'. Haven't seen that used recently, perhaps because chipping fluid has kinda done away for the need for it... IF YOU CHIP THE STUFF JUST AS IT'S FIRST DRIED! Looking forward to see the mud go on, although it's always a shame when it covers up the nice chipping effects, tonal variations, dry-brushing, etc'. I haven't read up on AK mud effects, but I'm guessing they are acrylic based and water-soluble? IF that's the case they will be similar to the stuff I use. You can get some nice effects with that by using it 'stodgey' or well wetted with water. If I want a wet look to the mud I mix gloss varnish into it. And again, if it's anything like mine, even when 'cured' it can be removed fairly easily by careful lifting with a scalpel. HTH. Rearguards, Badder
  10. RAGATIGER

    British Army Land Rovers

    1000 thanks you all, someone pass me a Italeri 1/35 Land Rover instructions and under my limited understanding it was some kind of RAF interior green variety that I don't have but now I can progress them further Best modeling Armando
  11. Redcoat2966

    French WW1 Pair - FT & CA

    Tell you what.......an effective camo’......tough to make the shape out......nice clean job DA, really effective paint jobs.......watching these come along is tempting to buy a WW1 AFV.....but I can’t, I have to finish what I have in stock......love them both, really nice subjects and finish Simon
  12. robgizlu

    Centurion Shot Kal 1973 1\35 AFV

    Very nicely finished - I too wondered as to which mantle you used? Rob
  13. Aardvark

    Russian modern armour Images

    Assault barrier-barrage vehicle "ABAIM-ABANAT"* on the basis of a special vehicle "Tiger". The assault ladder deployed by this car ensures the lifting of up to 10 equipped special-force group soldiers to the height of the windows of the building located on the 3rd floor: B.R. Serge __________ * - Russian system of artificial intelligence inventing names for weapons, it seems in this case showed a rather specific sense of humor. Unfortunately, it will be difficult for me to explain the humor of this name without violating the rules of the forum on the part of the ban on the use of obscene expressions. Some hints are contained here: https://shusharmor.livejournal.com/231027.html
  14. Excellent work on a very Impressive Diorama
  15. Jim Wasley

    1/35 T-55AMV

    Thanks bazer,the T-55 has been around a long time,this one just has a few up-dates(bit like me new teeth,glasses and a haircut ) Cheers.
  16. Yesterday
  17. Hi Daron. Hope you are keeping well. Thank you very much for your very kind comments. I look forward to seeing your Tiger. Kind regards, Stix
  18. Mike

    Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.D/B 1:35

    Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.D/B 1:35 MiniArt via Creative Models Designed in the mid 1930s to be part of a pairing with the larger Panzer IV, the lighter Panzer III was originally intended to be sent up against other tanks, as well as to push through gaps in enemy lines to cause havoc with supply lines and generally disrupt the enemy's day. Production began in 1937, with few of the early marks reaching series production, using up A through D as prototypes, of which the Ausf.B was used in the Polish campaign briefly before being put out to pasture as a training vehicle along with the remaining Cs and Ds. The suspension was a work-in-progress, using leaf springs until the Ausf.E, which moved to torsion bars that were then seen on most new German designs during WWII and beyond. During the early period of WWII the Pz.III continued to do its prescribed task until the T-34 tore through their ranks, brushing aside the lighter armoured Pz.IIIs and necessitating an up-gunning of the Pz.IV with a new high velocity gun to combat its sloped armour. By 1942 it was relegated to tasks where its light armour and 3.7mm pop-gun wasn't an impediment, such as close support of troop advances. By this time it was clear that it was past its sell-by-date, and that the Pz.IV had much more development potential. The chassis went on to be used for many other developments, some of which were quite successful, such as the StuG III. The Kit This is a re-tool of MiniArt's new range of Panzer III models, the early Ausf.B with crew we reviewed recently here. While it does share some of the larger parts with its stable-mate, there are a significant number of new sprues due in part to the different suspension, but also because of the additional hull parts (stowage and such) that are visible in the box painting. There are twenty seven sprues of grey styrene, plus three separate parts, a further twenty one sprues of track links, and five more of track pins, plus a clear sprue, fret of Photo-Etch (PE) brass, a decal sheet and the instruction booklet. The usual high level of detail is present, and the modular approach to moulding allows them to produce maximum variants from their toolings. The major difference between the boxings is to be found in the track area, where different suspension units are used, necessitating the tooling of new parts that include the hull sides. The new parts have three leaf spring arrangements, with two Y-shaped suspension arms damped between them, and each arm mounting two pairs of wheels on an additional swing-arm that pivots around the centre. Each wheel has a rubber tyre around the steel rim, and a cup inside the inner wheel allows them to remain mobile after construction if the glue is used sparingly. The large drive sprocket is retained, as is the large idler wheel, although both are subtly different due to design changes. The forward section of the top deck is identical to the previous version, but the engine deck is different, having two side-by-side access doors on the flat section, each having clamshell doors, with the sloped section retaining the single doors of its predecessor. The raised centre section is identical, and the fenders are moulded in one run, but with panel lines and fasteners showing the modular nature of the real things, and some slight differences between the fixtures and fittings. The track links are identical, and are built up in sections nine links, using the perfect spacing of the pins to add them seven at a time, building into two runs of 96 links, one for each side. From my previous experimentation, the pins do hold the tracks together, but with handling they can slip free, so take precautions during handling. The jig shown in the picture is also not included in this boxing, but that shouldn't be much of an impediment, and you won't end up with your tracks glued to the jig. For two decal options there are additional track links draped over the front of the machine, to add extra armour to the area, which are made up and secured in place with PE brackets. Another addition to one of the options is a set of wooden stowage boxes around the rear of the tank, covering most of the engine deck apart from the access doors on the flat section. The boxes are made up from styrene parts, but with PE brackets, latches and padlocks where appropriate. Despite this not being an interior kit, the turret is quite well appointed, with a full breech assembly, twin coaxial machine guns, turret baskets, seats and other equipment supplied in the box. The side doors can be posed open or closed, and have PE trim on the inside, with more PE parts forming the little hatches for the sighting gear and coax machine gun openings in the mantlet. The turret sits in the opening of the hull and is not locked in place, so you will either need to remember this, or fix it in place to avoid dropping it with handling. Markings There are four decal options in the box, with some optional personalisations made to the kit depending on which you choose, as pointed out throughout the build instructions. The decal sheet is small due to the genre, but from the box you can depict one of the following: Panzer-Zug 2.Panzer-Kompanie Pz.Abt. (ZbV)40 attached to the SS Division "Nord" XXXVI Army Corps, Karelia, Summer of 1941. IV Panzer-Zug 3.Panzer-Kompanie Pz.Abt.(ZbV)40 attached to the fast detachment Fossi (Osasto Fossi) battle group F (Ryhmä F) 3rd Infantry Division of the Finnish Army. The fighting in the direction of Uhtua – Vuokkiniemi Karelia, July 1941. I Panzer-Zug 2.Panzer-Kompanie Pz.Abt.(ZbV)40 attached to the division of the Finnish Army Corps (III Armeijakunta, III AK) Karelia, November 1941. Panzer-Zug 2.Panzer-Kompanie Pz.Abt. (ZbV)40 attached to the SS Division "Nord". Defensive battles in Kestenga village area (Kiestinki) April 24-May 11, 1942. Decals are printed in the Ukraine by Decograph with good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin matt carrier film cut close to the printed areas. Conclusion Another high quality model of this perhaps overlooked early War staple of the German tank forces. Of course due to their period of operation the dominant colour is panzer grey, but a distemper scheme has been included for a little variety, and the crew personalisations of the appliqué armour and extra stowage areas brings additional interest to the model. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  19. spaddad

    Israeli Bren Gun Carriers

    Anyone have any info on Carriers in Israeli service, colour schemes, mods. equipment etc. TIA.
  20. spaddad

    PLA Tank Museum

    Good post, thanks.
  21. Tim_Both

    Meng Panther Ausf A 1/35

    Thanks very much Ian. Greatly appreciated. Tim
  22. SleeperService

    RMASG Centaur.

    Wrong address sorry. BT or Yahoo killed that one. nicholasDOTperry198ATbtinternetDOTcom should work.
  23. SleeperService

    Stupa-fied

    Standard aerial is 2M long. Diameter? Well it tapers along it's length. Base diameter about 1.0mm in 1/35
  24. Kiwikitbasher

    Syrian T-72BM

    Thanks Mate, glad you liked it. (I'm in Auckland, but don't consider myself a JAFFA as Te Anau's my hometown)
  25. Thanks Ian.....appreciate your comments Regards Simon
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  27. luis pacheco

    Serbian T-34 colours and armament 1990s conflict.

    Revell 361 Revell 68 (30%)
  28. Pete in Lincs

    Airfix Scammell conversions - Pioneer? Now Part 2

    After I shut down the laptop last night and went to bed, the word Buffalo appeared in my mind too. It would be about 50 years since I built one, so my memory is a tad hazy on the details though.
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