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About ScootyPuffJunior

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  1. ScootyPuffJunior

    Renault FT (Meng, 1/35 scale)

    Thanks everyone, I'm glad you have all enjoyed it! I'm taking it to my IPMS chapter's show next month and I'm excited to see how it does there.
  2. Renault FT in 1/35 scale by Meng-Model. The only changes to the kit are the use of metal chain and tool straps made with Tamiya tape to replace the photo etch ones provided in the kit. Finished in Vallejo Model Air (ugh...) and Tamiya acrylics; AK Interactive and Ammo of Mig enamels; and Ammo of Mig and Secret Weapon Miniatures pigments. As a whole, I think this kit turned out pretty good and I would place it as one of my better kits, which is funny because I started this kit almost a year ago and put it aside after I painted the camouflage because I was really unhappy with how it turned out. That being said, the strengths are the washes, oil paint rendering, the chipping, and the metal chain on the unditching tail. The weakness are the pigment effects and the camo paint. I'm not satisfied with the dirt effects (mainly on the tracks themselves) even though I think it's a step up from my previous efforts. I decided against using the kit-supplied base, as cool as it is, for a couple of reasons. It's a little too dramatic for my tastes and it's going to take more work than I'm willing to do to make it good. I'll probably swing by the craft store and grab a small wood plaque or picture frame and use it to build a little base to have the tank look like it's trundling down a dirt road on the Western Front. Comments and criticism is welcomed as always!
  3. ScootyPuffJunior

    Eleventh Hour GB: 1918-2018, commemorating the end of WWl

    Count me in as well. The Great War is my favorite modeling subject and I have a wide variety of kits waiting to be built.
  4. ScootyPuffJunior

    1/35 MK.A Whippet

    You've done a great job on the Whippet. I've built the Takom version and I have the Meng version in my stash and I'm looking forward to working on it.
  5. Antoc Merrick's "Blue Leader" X-wing Bandai | 1/72 Bandai 1/72 scale T-65 X-wing in Antoc Merrick's Blue Leader livery. Completed with Mr. Paint and Alclad lacquers; Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics; Abteilung 502 oils, Mig Productions enamels and pigments. Comments and criticism is welcomed as always!
  6. ScootyPuffJunior

    1/100 Tiger I Ausf.E

    I've been painting a lot of these 15mm tanks lately and after doing a bunch of Soviet tanks, I moved on to this Tiger I. This is my first attempt at a German tank in any scale and I'm sure my color choices were off because I used what I had on hand. The decals were also a giant pain in the bottom to get to lay down over the zimmerit but I did the best I could. I went pretty light on the weathering; just a wash and a little bit of paint chipping. I'm thinking about adding some mud/dirt but this is supposed to be a gaming piece so I don't want to overdo it Comments and criticism are welcome!
  7. ScootyPuffJunior

    Mk.V wheel colour

    The wheel color was most likely the same as the body color, or failing that, battleship grey (which is what I believe was the color they were painted from the factory). And yes, the crew hatch on a female tank was under the sponson. On a male tank, it was on the rear face of the sponson.
  8. ScootyPuffJunior

    1/72 Tie Striker

    No ship in Star Wars could actually fly. X-wings fly in atmospheres all the time yet their S-foils have zero aerodynamic properties. The original TIE fighters have horrible visibility because of the wing panels (they also operate in-atmosphere without any aerodynamic properties). In Rogue One, a Star Destroyer hovered, in atmosphere with its engines off, over a city. But none of this matters because it's made up science fiction and the rule of cool will always prevail over real-world physics. Trying to rationalize the irrational is a path to the Dark Side.
  9. ScootyPuffJunior

    1/72 Tie Striker

    The TIE Striker was specifically designed for in-atmosphere operations. Noel, your model turned out great! I have one as well and it's on my shortlist of possible upcoming projects.
  10. ScootyPuffJunior

    Bandai RZ-1 A-wing

    Yeah, it did. It's probably still a little noticeable if you look at it in the right light as well... but it was close enough so I left it.
  11. ScootyPuffJunior

    Bandai Speederbike and trooper

    Very well done! The scout trooper looks great with all of the joints filled in.
  12. ScootyPuffJunior

    1/12 Bandai Darth Vader

    Looks good. I bought and built this kit right after it was released and have been meaning to paint it. I think you've inspired me to do so.
  13. ScootyPuffJunior

    Krupp 21cm Mörser 10 (Takom 1:35)

    Thanks Andy. As I'm sure you can imagine, your build of this kit was of great inspiration to me. I don't think I can match the level of your results, but I think it was a worthy effort. When I first started researching what WWI kits were available, I found this one and it really interested me because you don't see a lot of artillery models out there, especially First World War ones (which is odd, given their importance during the war). What really sold me was the option to paint it as a captured piece with the decals and while searching the internet to see if anyone else had done one similar, I stumbled across your build.
  14. ScootyPuffJunior

    Baby Blue Leader-Bandai X-wing

    Damn! Nineteen? You're on a roll... and here I was feeling good about having four done by the middle of March!
  15. ScootyPuffJunior

    1/72 Bandai X-Wing - Red 5

    If this is your first Star Wars build, you're off to a great start. Good job!