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  1. Thanks! Mike’s work was definitely a big inspiration for the weathering on this. I’ve also been fortunate to be chatting with Mike and he really helped guide me in the right direction when it came to working with pigments!
  2. Thanks mate! I agree with you on the rubber blocks. It’s too late I think for this one, but next time I’ll either get the pre-worn T51 tracks or just do it myself.
  3. Thanks! Yeah, that’s the best I could do with the tracks on the sprocket unfortunately.
  4. This is the new rebox of the Asuka M4 Composite Hull kit with the "Last Chance" markings and a few updated/corrected parts. The tank belonged to Company B, 762nd Tank Battalion and took part in the Battle of Saipan (15 June – 9 July 1944), which also featured the largest tank battle between the United States and the Empire of Japan. Aftermarket was minimal, just a DEF Model rotor shield and metal barrel, Master Model M1919 barrels, and Panda Plastic T51 plastic workable tracks. The kit was painted with the Mr Color OD modulation set and various Ammo/Vallejo/Lifecolor acrylics for the details. The markings were masked and sprayed. It was weathered with Ammo Oilbrushers, Ammo enamels, 502 oils, and Ammo pigments. And yes, the taillight was painted after I took these photos! Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
  5. It's not a sculpture of a tank, it's a wedge section of a scene. In this case, it's the tanker's knocked out tank that he's advancing from while raising his Thompson.
  6. This is my first larger scale bust project. Prior to this, all of my figure painting had either been 1/35 scale or Warhammer figures. I'm an unapologetic George Washington fanboy and one of my favorite books is Ron Chernow's "Washington: A Life," so as soon as I found out this bust existed, I had to have it. The bust itself, from FeR Miniatures, looks to be a combination of Gilbert Stuart's "Lansdowne Portrait" (the clothing) and the more famous "Athenaeum Portrait" (the expression) and is pretty good overall. My only niggle is the eyes; I wish they were a little more open but it does more or less match Stuart's paintings. The skin is mostly acrylic work accented with oils with the hair being all oils over an acrylic base. The jacket and waistcoat is Tamiya acrylics accented with oils, and the undershirt is all acrylics. The plinth—unseen—is from Bases By Bill, a custom wooden base maker out of Michigan, USA. Comments and criticism is welcomed as always!
  7. 1/35 scale S.A.F.S. Mk.III Raptor for what is my 17th completion for the year! The armor color is AKRC Egyptian Desert Sand and Tamiya Field Grey, with AKRC Russian Cockpit Turquoise as the interior color. It's weathered with AMMO enamel washes and Oilbrushers with AMMO enamel mud effects for the mud/dirt on the feet. Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
  8. "Down But Not Out" Black Dog resin base with Panzer Art resin figure, 1/35 scale. Finished with Mr Color lacquers, Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics, and Ammo by Mig enamels. This was my first wedgie diorama and it was a lot of fun. I also managed to crank this out in about 24 hours, which was pretty crazy when I think about it. Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
  9. Thanks! I use a Nikon D3100 that I’ve had for almost 13 years (I bought it for my wife before I even started modeling) and I usually just use the kit 18-55mm lens that came with it. On larger subjects, I tend to use an f/1.8 50mm lens quite often. I also process my photos in Lightroom, which mainly consists of increasing the exposure (I intentionally shoot underexposed) and cropping.
  10. Thank you! It's quite possible you saw this on Instagram as I'm pretty active on that platform.
  11. I recently finished up a quick build of Tamiya's 1/48 scale Tiger I (late). I don't typically build German subjects, but it was a fun distraction and I enjoyed it overall. I upgraded the base kit with a Monroe Perdu zimmerit set, an RB metal barrel, and some PE screens my friend donated to me. It was painted with AK Real Color and Tamiya paints and weathered with Ammo enamels. Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
  12. I finished up model number 14 for the year over this pastweekend, which was the fantastic M1A2 SEP Abrams in 1/72 scale from Flyhawk. It was a fun build that's really got me into the swing of braille scale armor. It was painted with AK Real Colors CARC Tan and weathered with a couple of AMMO of Mig enamels. The kit I have came with a pine plow, but I decided against using it on this kit; I'll pick up another one and build it with the plow since it looks so cool. I'm also happy to report that I gave this tiny model to the superintendent on the job that I'm working on, who was a tank driver in the Army that spent lots of time driving around a real one of these. Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
  13. I've recently gotten into 1/72 scale armor and started off with Takom's double boxing of the FV432 and Chieftain Mk.V. Out of those two, I decided to start with the diminutive FV432, which was an interesting build and painting challenge. The kit itself was so-so, more complex than it had to be in some areas but with a high level of detail. I painted it using AK Real Colors NATO Green and NATO Black, slightly modulating the base colors, and then weathered using Ammo enamels and Oilbrushers using a reference photo of one of these vehicles on maneuvers that was covered in mud and dirt. I have a bunch of other 1/72 armor in the works as well, so this is just the begining! Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
  14. Thanks! The markings are of my own choosing to represent my favorite army from the tabletop wargame Flames of War and are not meant to be historically accurate.
  15. I recently finished up the new Border Model Crusader III. This is one of my favorite tanks and it was quite a fun build, plus it was quite a departure from all of the drab green vehicles that I've been painting lately. The tracks are Friulmodel and the stowage is from Legend Productions, Panzer Art, and Value Gear, along with scratch tarps. It was painted with a mix of Tamiya, AK Real Color, and MRP paints, and weathered with Mig Productions and Ammo by Mig enamels. Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
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