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  1. BlackMax12

    Takom Late Panther A Buildlog

    Looking good so far Jack. Yes the multi piece lower hulls are nice although I found it a bit tricky to get the torsion bars, axles and the second hull side all lined up at the same time. Take care, Lloyd
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    1/16 King Tiger Henschel Turret

    Thanks Jack I have done two 1/16 King Tigers now using the ATAK zimmerit and it's the only way to go. I tried doing the putty application on the second model using the rake Trumpeter supplied but that is lots harder than doing it in 1/35. I wiped it all off before it dried and ordered a set of ATAK. I have 2 Trumpeter 1/16 King Tigers, one with the Henschel turret and one with the Porsche(Krupp) turret. They require different ATAK zimmerit sets and both fit exactly on the respective model. ATAK supplies the hull mg blister, the rear turret hatch and hinge covers and the mantlet in resin with pre-scribed zimmerit. That's a relief as it would be tricky to do those pieces using putty. Especially the front of the Porsche turret with its weird curves. So it was relatively easy do do the zimmerit and it sure adds to the model. I have a 1/16 Jagdtiger sans zimmerit and I'm thinking of doing a 1/16 late production King Tiger without zimmerit as well but with the Henschel turret. The 1/16 Panther G is on order and I might do both it and another Tiger II, I do like the larger scale. Lloyd
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    1/16 King Tiger Henschel Turret

    Thanks SA80A2AR Lloyd
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    ACADEMY Tiger II King Tiger 1/35

    Thanks Harry OK , white does seem logical but that doesn't work too well so I'll try some Buff or some Dark Yellow on the next camo job. I sure don't like the reddish color of NATO Brown straight out of the bottle. Lloyd
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    MENG Leopard 1A5 in 1/35

    Beautiful job Harry. As the others say the weathering is just right. This big cat looks ferocious, ready to prowl. Lloyd
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    ACADEMY Tiger II King Tiger 1/35

    That looks great Harry. The camo is just right to my eyes, I like the faded look and the chipping sets it off very well. The Tamiya NATO Brown always seems to turn out reddish for me but I see you have it looking "brown" so how did you lighten it? Take care, Lloyd
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    Takom Chieftain MK 5

    Thanks Stix This was a little slower build, only took about 7 months from start to finish. Got to pick up the pace.......... Thanks Pete They are a nice model and I'm thinking of adding #4, a Chieftain MK II. Wish Takom or Meng or Rye Field wold bring out a Challenger or a Challenger 2 as the Trumpeter version and even the Tamiya aren't that great. I'd do at least one real quick. Thanks Okdoky 'Twas a wee bit of an effort to get this beasty finished after it sat neglected for 6 months. Take care all, Lloyd
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    Takom Chieftain MK 5

    Thanks Steve Lloyd
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    Takom Chieftain MK 5

    Thanks Ozzy Was looking at a Takom Chieftain MK 2 at the LHS yesterday. Price not too bad so might go for Chieftain #4 in the future. Take care, Lloyd
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    Takom Chieftain MK 5

    Thanks Chris Lloyd
  11. Thanks Stix Not really a great effort, never was a fan of M48-M60 and all that Patton style of US tanks and didn't do it justice. It was just something to do over Christmas while waiting for the next 1/16 project. That's the last one for a while unless something really great comes out in 1/35 that I just have to have. I'm waiting for that Trumpeter 1/16 Panther G and don't know what will follow, maybe they will bring out a 1/16 Jagdpanther or a Tiger I, one can only hope. I opened the box on a Trumpeter 1/72 scale Elefant yesterday at the LHS and quickly re-sealed it. OMG how can anyone work on something that small, the hull was only about 2.5 inches long and the tracks about 3/8" wide. Even with my optivisor on the highest setting that's too tiny for these old eyes and arthritic fingers, not to mention the four thumbs. I'll have to stick to 1/16 or larger scales. Take care, Lloyd
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    An Ugly Frog Prince

    Just amazing Rich. I'd be pulling both of my hairs out long before this if I even thought about trying this level of detail. Keep it coming Lloyd
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    Takom Spz abt 505 Tiger Ausf B

    Are you going to leave the tracks off and the hull roof open to show this exquisite detail? Maybe show it as on the assembly line without all of the obscuring items in place. It's looking great so far no matter how you decide to display it. Lloyd
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    Sd.Kfz. 165 Hummel 1/35 Dragon

    Oh yes, as far as punching the model goes that doesn't work nearly as well as a size 13 4E boot on a $350 Trumpeter 1/16 scale Jagdtiger. after 6 weeks work. That worked really well and was rather final, well after 2 or 3 stomps anyway. Temper, temper, thought I outgrew that but maybe not, LOL. I waited almost a year to get a replacement Jagdtiger and didn't wear my boots while I built the 2nd one. Lloyd
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    Looking good Natter. Must be fun to paint those 3/4" high figures but they turned out well. The Jagdpanther looks better with the tools on the rear plate to my eye but not too many modelers bother moving them. I was wondering about the odd colors on the one plate but glad you mentioned that it came from another unit, that's a good idea to try for my upcoming 1/16 Panther if it ever shows up. Lloyd