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  • Birthday 07/07/1983

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  1. I finally managed to finish off this Tamiya ISU-152 that I've had laying around with just the base color and markings on it for over three years! I added an Aber metal barrel and Friulmodel tracks, but the kit is stock otherwise. It's finished with MRP and Tamiya paints, and Ammo pigments and enamels. If I had built and painted this more recently, I would have masked and painted the markings, but I wasn't comfortable doing stuff like that 3+ years ago. I would also like to add that this is the [lucky number] seventh model that I've completed this year! Comments and criticism welcom
  2. I have no doubt that this will be another stunner! I'm looking forward to following along.
  3. For kit number five(!) this year, I went with the Fine Mold's 1/48 scale TIE fighter that I've had laying around in the stash for years. This coincided with the launch of the Plastic Posse Podcast TIE Fighter Group Build, which is a scale modeling podcast that I am a cohost of. I also added the ParaGrafix photo etch upgrade fret to replace most of the surface details. The kit was painted with AK Real Colors, Tamiya, and a little bit of Alcald for the solar panels. The only weathering was done with Ammo Starship Wash enamel. I haven't painted the stand yet because I'm not sure what I want to do
  4. I had this kit partially built for some time now and last week I decided to knock it out for what would be my third completed model of 2021! It was painted with AK Real Colors and weathered with enamels and oils. Comments and criticism welcomed!
  5. Completition number two of 2021 is in the books! I've had this Dragon StuG.III laying around for at least two years so I decided to finish it up. The base kit is Dragon 6891 with a CMK transmission, Aber metal barrel, Masterclub tracks, and Miniart figures. It's modeled after a picture taken of a StuG III captured by the 104th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge. It was a fun build and I look forward to it making the trip with me to the IMPS National Show in Las Vegas, NV later this year. Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
  6. Thanks mate. I pretty much followed Mike Rinaldi’s example in his TankArt 2 book in regards to the tracks.
  7. Thanks! Yes, the headlamp brush guards are PE and are included on the quite extensive PE fret included with the kit.
  8. First completion of the year is in the books! This model was actually started in the spring of 2020 but it was relegated to the Shelf of Doom until I pulled it out after the start of the New Year and finished building it. It's almost all OOB save for the Masterclub tracks and Aber metal barrel. It was a fun build that allowed me to try some new techniques. Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
  9. You definitely should! It's a fun technique that gives such an interesting result and it especially helps with things painted in a single color by making it way more interesting.
  10. Thanks mate! It’s essentially the hairspray technique used for chipping, only in this case it isn’t representing chipped paint in the normal sense, but instead it’s meant to simulate worn and distressed paint.
  11. They're fine for what they are, but I really enjoy metal tracks. Plus, with the way this model is engineered, it's just about impossible to get the tracks on once the fenders are in place unless you keep them in multiple parts (and then you're trying to assemble and glue painted & weathered tracks on a painted & weathered tank).
  12. Tank, Infantry, Valentine Mk.IV Tamiya | 1/35 scale Tank, Infantry, Valentine Mk.IV in 1/35 scale from Tamiya with RB metal barrels and Masterclub metal tracks. Painted with Tamiya acrylics; weathered with, Vallejo acrylic weathering effects, Ammo and Mig Productions enamels; Ammo pigments and dirt from outside. Comments and criticism welcomed!
  13. Thanks mate! For pictures, I use an older camera body (Nikon D3100) with just the kit lens. Everything is set to manual on the camera and I shoot in RAW format. I use some anti-glare PVC backdrops I found on Amazon; I have a couple different colors, but prefer the white unless it clashes with the subject. I also have two large softboxes for the lighting. The only post I do is some color balancing and cropping/resizing with Gimp 2.0, which is freeware and good enough for what I need it for. The tiedown rope is white #2 bead cord (.45mm) that I "dyed" by dipping it in ena
  14. M4A3(76)W HVSS "Easy Eight" Tamiya | 1/35 scale Tamiya's fantastic offering of the M4A3(76)W HVSS, commonly referred to as the "Easy Eight." Aftermarket goodies: Friul tracks, RB Model metal barrels (main gun and machine guns), Panzer Art antenna mount (I forgot to drop the actual antenna in the mount), Value Gear stowage. Painted with a combination of AK Interactive Real Colors, Tamiya, and Vallejo paints; weathered using Ammo of Mig, AK, and Mig Productions enamels, 502 Abteilung oils, and a touch of Vallejo acrylic weathering
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