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  1. JMMendes

    Question regarding Jagdpanzer iv sideskirts

    Thank you all very much for the good advices. The thin aluminium from a beer can is a good idea to try, and i have a sheet of copper than i want to try also...i ll see what goes better with the scale. I think i m going to pass the zimmerit...i know it probably is more historical accurate, but i think i m going to look the other way... Thank you
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    Question regarding Jagdpanzer iv sideskirts

    Thank you very much Jack. The modelling world camaraderie never ceases do amaze me! The diagrams are perfect to understand and build some plates. And i can have a solid base to support my build in your topic! You are right the Revell Jagdpanzer is a rebox of the old DML kit, so i m sure it will have a lot in common with yours. Thank you!! Regards, João Mendes
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    Question regarding Jagdpanzer iv sideskirts

    Thank you very much for the quick and assertive response You clarified my doubts regarding this model.... I think i will try to create the some plates, similar as you did, on your excellent model...as i will be using your work as reference (i really like your model), but i m going to pass the zimmerit for now. I would be grateful if you could post the dimensions, when you have the time....Thank you very much in advance! Thanks again! Regards, João Mendes
  4. Hello fellow modelers, I recently acquired the old Revell 1/35 Jagdpanzer IV (Sd.Kfz.162) Ausf. F (früh) - Nr. 03024 at a very good price (15€), and I'm thinking about starting to build it right away. Opening the box I saw that it doesn't have the sideskirts that many Jagdpanzers had. It even include the supports for the plates, but no plates to be seen in the kit. They're not missing in the box, it's a feature of the kit... Were this type of Jagdpanzers not suitable for sideskirts (strange because of the supports), or was it a rare event? Can somebody tell me the size of the skirts in scale (or the real ones) to try to replicate some plates in plasticard? It also have a muzzle break as optional...to all versions of the kit. Is it simple a question of option/taste or was it assigned to a specific type. The kit is this one ; https://www.scalemates.com/kits/154700-revell-03024-jagdpanzer-iv-sd-kfz-162 Thank you for any help you can give. Regards, João Mendes
  5. JMMendes

    Star Wars Revisited

    Thank you all for the very kind words! This are great deliveries from Bandai! Just wish they were easier available in Portugal!
  6. JMMendes

    Star Wars Revisited

    Thank you very much Andy! Your work with the stormtrooper on your build served as an inspiration ! Thank you
  7. Hello fellow modelers ! Some time ago (2015) i built the Stormtrooper and C3pO 1/16 Bandai. In those days i dind t had the knowledge or courage to try to do a base or some weathering on these models...Last couple of weeks i decided to do the R2D2 that i had in my stash and i was decided to make a small base for it...the ideia stucked in my head and i decided to take the models from the shelf and do a little rework on them... They went from to this to I think a bit of justice been made to this great models from Bandai... Thank you
  8. Thank you fellow modellers !
  9. Thank you...and it did the same to me. I spent days/weeks looking at it in primer and thinking how to start ! After the first stokes..."well...i m not going back now !" I really enjoyed it...its fun and diferent from the "green/blue/gray" schemes...one day i l try the italian schemes...but not this year probably!
  10. Thank you very much!
  11. JMMendes

    Nakajima Type 97 KATE B5N2 ( Hasegawa)

    Very nice build! I really enjoyed this old kit...I´m thinking about building the new airfix to compare...
  12. I used the AK heavy chipping product. I gave it a nice aluminium base, then applied X-22 clear tamiya and let it dry...then the AK heavy chipping products and let it dry for half an hour or something and aplied the green/gray...let it dry for another half an hour, and finally with a harsh brush with water rub it a bit untill i had the effect... Took me some time, but it came out alright... Thank you
  13. Thank you all for the kind words !! The camo pattern is not too off just a bit bigger lines...i think in cover its more "irregular dots" Thank you
  14. Bom dia, This my last build, the Nakajima B5N2 kate 1/72 from Hasengawa. Old, but still a good model, has some nice details, and not many issues with the fitting... It was a great chalenge the use of the airbrush on this weird camo... it didnt came out has i was thinking, but i think it not awfull...it was great to improve the skill with the airbrush. Here are the photos; Fell free to comment and critic ! Thank you