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  1. Hi Ed, A nice job, I really like the interior views, and the method used to see them. Cheers and TC Francis.
  2. Hi John, Many thanks for your like and kind words, i'm glad you like it. Cheers and TC Francis.
  3. Hi Darryl, Many thanls for your like and kind words, i'm gladyu like it. I had a hard time deciding the camo, I tried several before, and perhaps because of the specific model (the Panther is not my favorite tank), I did not like how it looked, with this at least, it was finished ... Cheers and TC Francis.
  4. She is an interesting subject, I think there was a version of the Matilda II that also included this "secret weapon" ... Very well finished ... Cheers and TC Francis.
  5. Hi Vytautas, Many thanks for your like, kind comments and opnions, the colors may be a bit vivid, due to the camera used, but overall I like the finish. I was really surprised by how big it is next to the Kingtiger, it is almost as big as it ... and with some well thought out photos, you can take advantage of the work done and imagine the actual size it would be. Cheers and TC Francis.
  6. Hi Pals, Now the turn for another old acquaintance, the Panther Ausf D, from the Zvezda brand. I bought it a long time ago on balance, and although there are now better alternatives (and more expensive ... lol), it is a fairly complete kit. It includes parts of the barrel, turret basket, accessories on the roof and internal sides of the turret, but really basic, so in the end it did not convince me, because it would have to be completed, and for what in the end it would look ... I gave up, and focused on the outside. It has transparent parts for the periscopes, although the motor grilles are "mosquito net", and the tow cable is not metallic. The tracks were somewhat complicated, since the internal "teeth" had to be included, and the resulting structure was really fragile and flimsy, so after early breaks, I decided to use vinyl ones from an old Tamiya kit ... I saw the camos schemes they suggested, but I didn't like any of them, so I assigned a tritone to it, as I had already done another (Kingtiger Zvezda). The intended appearance is that of a used but not "defeated" vehicle, with scratches and chips, dry vegetation on the underside and dry mud on the belly ... I added some spare parts helmets and an ABER metal antenna. I hope you like it, and thanks as always for watch and comment. Cheers and TC Francis.
  7. HI Igor, Looks amazing!, truly looks like a 1/35 model, I love the metallic look you have achieved, very nice. Cheers and TC Francis.
  8. Well here goes ...! I hope you like it. Cheers and TC Francis.
  9. Hi metadyne, Looking at your model, I remember seeing some photos of armored vehicles (Chaff, for example) wrecked, and they look the same ... very well achieved those wear effects and their tone. On the other hand, I have posted on the forum, another Chieftain on base, but a "little earlier" ... lol, let's say he is that he would shoot ... lol. If you're interested in seeing it give me a whistle ... Cheers and TC Francis.
  10. Hi Stix, A nice representation of a somewhat strange vehicle (for my taste), which was very well with its figure and section of road underneath, next to the sky background. Good job! Cheers and TC Francis.
  11. Hi Willy, Many thanks for your like and kind words, i'm glad you like it. Cheers and TC Francis.
  12. Hi Badder, How cool the bench, sure there is a good shade ... lol Cheers and TC Francis.
  13. Hi, I have one in the forum as U.S. (If you want to see it, give me a whistle), Cheers and TC. Francis.
  14. Hi Ed, Many thanks for your like and kind comments, i'm glad you like it. I hope to keep improving in painting and weathering, my favorite parts of the hobby ... Cheers and TC Francis.
  15. Hi Fox_Two, It looks very good to be your first AFV, as the other pals say, will you like to see your next subject, something more "old", or similar ...? Cheers and TC Francis.
  16. Hi Willy, many thanks for info, don't worry, better late than never ... lol By the way, I have followed your advice about the technique of photos, and it has helped me a lot, now I have more clear how to make them look better, for example with my last topic (IS-2 Stalin), blank (more complicated ) and in black. Cheers and TC Francis.
  17. Hi Willy, a real little gem !, really well done, if it weren't for the match, it could go through 1/35 ... Even with the match, it could also be 1/76 or 1/100, as it is surprisingly small compared to it. The modulation and weathering I love, and the photos are very good by the way too. Cheers and TC Francis.
  18. Hi Andy, Looks nice, I really like the look of the tires, with that feeling of "containing air" and the color of their tire. Cheers and TC Francis.
  19. Hi Steve, Many thanks for your like and kind words, i'm glad you like it. I hope to keep improving the work ... Cheers and TC Francis.
  20. Hi Badder, Many thanks for your like, follow and kind words, i'm glad you like it. Yep. the leaves were somewhere ... lol. When I take the photos, I try to show the result in the best possible way, for better or worse (I hope for the former ... lol), and that they serve as a reference to the possible modeler, who plans to make a similar model. I myself when I think about doing one, before, I see on the net, that there is that I like more than other proposals of the same model in question, and that they help me for possible errors of assembly of the instructions, or not very precise, there you can look like it would once finished ... All the best and TC Francis.
  21. Hi Sergey, Many thanks for your like and kind comment, i'm glad you like it. This model was still one of my first to return to the hobby after more than 20 years, now I imagine that I would have done something different (and I hope better ... lol) Cheers and TC Francis.
  22. Hi Cesar, Many thanks for your kind words, much appreciated, i'm glad you like it. Cheers and TC Francis.
  23. Hi Badder, I am glad to see the product (although not finished), of your efforts to make an "indestructible tree" ... lol, it is a monster in terms of materials used, and time spent, I understand that you are not going to make another tree later ...LOL. As @Pig of the Week comments, a fantasy creature could perfectly come out, because it is also a tree with a very versatile appearance. When you finish it, it will be even better, and its appearance once "planted" will be very good. I will love to see it finished. On the other hand, I see that you have changed your avatar, it has confused me a bit, a thing of getting used to it, if you decide to keep it in time, lol, I have not been able to identify what it is ... All the best and TC Francis.
  24. Hi Keith, Many thanks for comment, although somewhat short and cryptic, I imagine you liked it ... lol Cheers and TC. Francis.
  25. Hi Ade H, Many thanks for your lie, follow, and kind words, i'm glad you like it. It really is how I like the finished models, nothing bad in the ones that are cleaner ... but IMHO, I think that with a more evident weathering, the finished model has a more real character, and with a unique personality. It is the part of modeling that I like the most, where all the previous work, no matter how good it has been, can be ruined if we don't hit the nail on the head ... lol. I would like very much to see some of your models, because you indicate that you love the most pronounced weathering ... Maybe if there is something of Mr. Wilder in the result, a long time ago, I had a KV-1 at 1/35 Trumpeter, and I was looking at ways to age it, because I looked very monotonous and the shapes of the tank did not help me feel either. comfortable ... searching the net, I saw a series of clips of Mr. Wilder, in which precisely, a KV-1 aged (not the same version, but equally useful), and I loved what I saw, I tried, although with different products (brands), what I saw, and although the result was not so good, at least I learned what not to do ... Regarding the part of the tank that you comment, I have been seeing images or clips, where that particular part can be seen, and I include a clip, in which you can see clearly, how are the cuts of the plate, very rough, and with horizontal stripes, right there. Although, it is a preserved model, so its appearance is not that of a vehicle in use / battle. I imagine that being right on the edges, and in such an imperfect way, the use would make the paint disappear, and help that part get rust ... I can be wrong of course ... On the other hand, I think I have seen what you were saying about the photos, and I agree that what they tell me from the Forum Administration seems somewhat limited. Personally I like that the photos are the best ... well that ... but that inevitably makes their weight increase ... and that I host them on a third-party server. On the other hand, although I use a desktop computer, old but sufficient, and my connection is fiber and quite fast, I have no problem seeing the content, unless the images are really heavy, they take a while to load ... it is true that there will be people, who either use a laptop or even just a mobile, to access the forum ... It would be great, that the images will be scaled automatically according to the means by which we access the forum. Maybe later it is possible. Cheers and TC Francis.
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