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  1. Hi All, One I completed a few months ago but only got round to photographing today. This kit is a mix of original Tristar parts and later Hobbyboss additions so a much simplified kit compared to a Tristart Pz38t. I added Kasten tracks and a Eureka tow cable. That's it. A short and simple build. Nothing spectacular. Thanks for looking. Tim
  2. Hi All, Here is my Meng King Tiger with interior. I stole the presentation idea from some photos I saw on the web of the new Rye Field Panther G interior kit on display. The Meng kits were incredible. The fit of the interior was PERFECT… yes PERFECT. So much so that a lot of it is just clicked together with no glue. I added Model Kasten tracks, Voyager skirts, parts of a Voyager etched detail set and either a Voyager or Aber barrel. I forget… I used Ammo interior paints for the interior, they were okay, a bit fragile. For the exterior I used a mix of Gunze and Tamiya acrylics with oil washes, streaking and some dust effects inside the various crew compartments. The base is 3mm acrylic sheet (there is a box to go in top as well) and I used 3mm plastic tubing to hold the various bits and pieces. 7 and a half months to construct but I enjoyed every bit. I’m no KT expert so please don’t worry if I got some colours or details wrong. I’ll be okay with it. Thanks for looking. Tim More at: http://www.timboth.com/models/armour/kingtiger/Kingtiger.htm Ti
  3. Thanks everyone for your comments. Much appreciated. Tim
  4. Hi All, After 2 months my Tristar Flakpanzer is finished. I added an RB barrel, Masterclub tracks (amazing!) and painted it with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics. This kit, while complicated and fiddly had PERFECT fit... yes, perfect. Everything lined up beautifully. The 4 piece etched shell basket drove me mad at times but I wrestled the sucker into submission. I based my kit on a few photos I found on the web of a newly completed Flak38 which had little to no weathering and the early drive sproket. Interestingly, as this is the Hobbyboss repop of the Tristar kit it only comes with the early sprocket whereas the Tristar had the late. Hope you like the result: More pics here: http://www.timboth.com/models/armour/Flakpanzer/Flakpanzer.htm Thanks for looking. Tim
  5. Thanks very much for all of the comments. They are greatly appreciated. Tim
  6. Hi All, Here are a few pics of my recently completed Stug. It was an excellent kit. Finished with Tamiya and Gunze paints. I managed to stomp on the PE gunsight cage so had to use the plastic part instead. Not loving that. Anyway, thanks for looking. Some more at: http://www.timboth.com/models/armour/StugF/StugF.htm Tim
  7. Thanks for all of the comments. Much appreciated. Sorry, I didn't take any interior pics before I closed it all up. Regards, Tim
  8. Here's my Tristar (now Hobbyboss) Brummbar. Put simply, this was an excellent kit with outstanding detail and fit. I added Atak zimmerit, ModelKasten tracks, a brass antenna and mainly Tamiya and Gunze paints. I've kept the weathering light on purpose to show off the detail and the zimmerit. I left out the radios as they blocked the view of the ammo racks inside. I 'googled' for ages to try and find a picture of this particular vehicle and as luck would have it stumbled across one of poor quality just two days ago when this was close to completion. I got the camo pretty close but now I'm ready to move onto something else. This was a 3 month marathon for me. Thanks for taking the time to look. Tim More at: http://www.timboth.com/models/armour/Brummbar/brummbar.htm
  9. Hi All, My most recent armour completing using the excellent Dragon kit 6594. I also added some Friul tracks, an RB machine gun and an antenna from a company whose name currently escapes me. I used some custom Tamiya mixes I found on the web for the RAL 8020 and RAL 7020. I'm no expert but the lack of contrast between the two colours seems reasonably accurate from what research I did during the build. I painted a 'chocolate brown' base coat first just to try something new and it gave the final model a warm appearance which I like. I used various washes, pigments and 'streaking' products to produce a weathered machine but not one covered in sand or dust. I think it looks quite used and abused and am happy with it. No clangers from me during construction or painting which I think is a first... I don't include having to strip the paint from the entire turret and armour due to poor paint mixing and spraying... Anyway, here are some pics! Thanks for taking the time to look. Some more photos at: http://www.timboth.com/models/armour/PanzerIVG/PzIVG.htm Tim
  10. Thanks very much Ian. Greatly appreciated. Tim
  11. Thank you to everyone who took the time to look and to those who commented. All very much appreciated. Regards, Tim
  12. Hi All, Here is my recently completed Meng Panther. First of all, I know little of Panthers so if there are errors then please keep me happily oblivious! The kit itself was fantastic. Everything fit like a glove and it was a hassle free build. I left the poly caps out of the road wheels as I heard they were nothing but trouble. The wheels still fit fine, if anything the small amount of play helped in getting the tracks on after painting was complete. I used some Bronco tracks which were excellent and highly detailed (and cheap!). They are marketed as workable but I glued them anyway, just like Dragon Magic Tracks. I also added some RB machine gun barrels, Eureka cables and not to mention the Atak zimmerit. The zimmerit fit just so amazingly well. Worth the money in my opinion. I used Gunze Dark Yellow and Tamiya Nato Brown and Nato Green for the paints. To weather the Panther I used a range of pigments and washes and mud and slowly worked up to a used looking tank but not one that was ever turret deep in mud. Perhaps I was a bit heavy on the rear of the tank. A special thank you goes to 'The Internet' which provided me many videos and build blogs to assist me along the way. Thanks and now some pictures! Thanks again. More pics at http://www.timboth.com/models/armour/panthera/PantherA.htm Tim
  13. HIiAll, Friul produce a number of Tiger 2 or 'King Tiger' tracks but does anyone have any input which ones are correct for the Meng? Thanks very much for any suggestions. Tim
  14. Hi All, My most recent completion finished with Bison decals, RB barrels and Gunze and Tamiya paints. This kit came with a relatively complete interior but I left it all closed up and have a box spare of parts as a result. The Magic Tracks were excellent. No huge dramas with the build. It looks okay but not as nice as I would have liked. No biggie though. Too much light with the photos makes it looks rather washed out. Thanks for looking. Some more pics at:http://www.timboth.com/models/armour/PanzerIIb/PzIIB.htm Tim
  15. Hi All, Here is my recently completed Stug III from Dragon's 6581 boxing built out of the box except using some Voyager PE armour and Star decals. I also used Atak zimmerit which was excellent. Painted with Tamiya and Gunze acrylics and weathered with Vallejo muds and pigments and Tamiya washes. Mistakes and inaccuracies abound but at least I got the tracks on the right way round this time... Thanks for looking. More pics at: http://www.timboth.com/models/armour/Stug3g/stug3g.htm Tim
  16. Thanks very much to all of you for your supportive comments. Greatly appreciated. Tim
  17. Hi All, Here's my most recent completion, Tristar's excellent Panzer IV now reboxed by Hobbyboss. I added Model Kasten tracks, an aftermarket antenna as well as a balsa wood beam. Everything was painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics including the pre and post shading. A dark wash and a bit of pigment mud weathering finished her off. 7 weeks in total. A couple of clanger errors such as... well... I'll let you work them out. A super, super kit which is highly detailed but nothing time and concentration couldn't figure out. Some more here:http://www.timboth.com/models/armour/panzerIVD/PzIVD.htm Thanks for taking the time to look. Tim
  18. Hi X, Thanks for the comments. This is the Tristar 1/35 kit. The original release (003) has the Modelkasten tracks which make a huge difference. Hard to find now but worth the hunt. Tim
  19. Hi All, Here is my recently completed Dragon Panzer with ModelKasten tracks. I used Star decals for the scheme and some custom paint mixes with Tamiya. It looks okay but not the best. I wanted to complete it as a fairly new and un-weathered build so it looks quite shiny and clean. The tracks caught me by surprise as they fitted well before painting but didn't link up after painting. I added 3 extra links and that was enough to have some very unnatural sag in the tracks. Oh well... it's a first world problem. A great little kit with no problems except the ones created by me... and yes, the headlights look very unrealistic.... Onto the pics! Thanks for taking the time to look. Tim
  20. Good to see another Adelaidian here. I'm new myself and hope to post more often. Welcome! Tim
  21. Thanks to everyone who took the time to have a look and post a comment. Much appreciated. Tim
  22. Hello Everyone, Just saying a quick hi to everyone here on Britmodeller. I'm starting to post a few 1/35 models on the forums and thought I'd better introduce myself. My name is Tim and I hail from South Australia. My modelling history is probably not unique in that I first started putting old Matchbox kits together when I was about 8 years old. From then I took up 1/48 German aircraft, took a break in my early teens, took it back up again (1/48 German aircraft), took a break in my early 20s, took up ... you guessed it... 1/48 German aircraft, took a break until my 30s, then the 1/48 German aircraft took over again. I then took ANOTHER break and have now found a new interest in 1/35 German WWII armour now that I'm in my early 40s. Here's a link to my website of some new and old build. There are lots of 1/48 German aircraft models to be found there! http://www.timboth.com/models/index.htm Thanks and I look forward to being here more often. Tim
  23. Hi All, Here's my most recent and 4th armour completion, Tristar's excellent little Panzer. I build it out of the box including the ModelKasten tracks which came in the initial boxings. This was the first time I used the popular hairspray technique to show a worn and weathered desert vehicle showing it's original panzer grey colour scheme. I used a mix of Gunze and Tamiya acrylics and only the slightest bit of weathering pigments. My only comment regarding the kit is to cut the '833' decal into separate numerals so they match the curve of the turret better. Hope you enjoy the pics! There's a few more at: http://www.timboth.com/models/armour/panzer1a/panzer1a.htm Thanks for taking a look. Tim
  24. Hello, This is my first post to Britmodeller so it's just a bit of a test. This is my recently completed Stug from Bronco. Here's hoping the picture works. Thank you for looking. I hope to post more soon. All the best, Tim Now with more photos!
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