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  1. Cheers Troy, sadly I’ve already ordered the Tamiya Zimmerit
  2. I already have the Tamiya kit so it looks like I need the aftermarket Zimmerit stuff. thanks all
  3. Lovely, thank you. Tiger 312 it is then. Research tells me that 211 is not Wittman’s vehicle
  4. I’ve recently bought Tamiya’s 1/48 Tiger I (late production model) , which comes without Zimmerit coating. The instructions refer to a separate kit if you want to do Zimmerit, but I’m torn between trying to find such a kit, if needed, and historical accuracy. the decals in the kit allow for (a) tank no 312, 505th Heavy Panzer Battalion, Eastern Front, summer 1944, or (b) tank no 211, 2nd Company, 101st Heavy Panzer Battalion, Normandy, summer 1944 - possibly Michael Wittman’s unit, possibly even his own vehicle. But the instructions don’t say whether you need Zimmerit for either version...
  5. That’s very nice. I remember building their 1/24 Harrier GR1 when I was a kid, it certainly is a big - and heavy - beast
  6. Yeah, I got RLM 70 Black/green by Hataka; I’m pretty sure Revell do a passable black/green too i tried the hairspray technique for the chipping areas (wing roots & all leading edges) but the paints (Ammo by Mig) just wouldn’t sit on top of the hairspray, so I stripped it off & sprayed the camo colours straight onto primer, then used a very dry, hacked down brush using Revell 99 Aluminium. Seemed a bit OTT at the time just by the cockpit but seems ok now sprayed a mix of Tamiya XF1 & XF10 for the exhaust stains & gun stains, probably not really visible on these photos. I’m not convinced the undercarriage legs have the right rake & lean-in but to me it looks like a Butcher Bird so it’ll do
  7. Here’s another one off the production line. Eduard 1/48 Weekend Edition Fw 190 A-3, ‘yellow 12’ based at Cherbourg, summer 1942 Kit decals came in a self adhesive plastic bag, which managed to eat one of the fuselage crosses, so all decals from EagleCals, set #173 4 attempts at the wing walk line decals failed so I’ve attempted them with paint & masking tape, they’re a bit too thick but I figure better than nothing at all Comments & criticism welcomed
  8. Thanks chaps. Not my best but it looks like a SLUF
  9. Thanks, glad you like it. I had a right ‘mare with this one, starting with the ill-advised choice of plasticine as my masking material. I had to strip it right back to the plastic & start again, this time using Mig’s Camouflage Masking Putty. Paints - Ammo by Mig i do like the SEA camouflage pattern from the late 60s/early 70s. looking for an F-4E from the same period in 1/48, maybe 1/72 once I get my eyes fixed. Probably an F-105 too
  10. Not my finest work but I think I’m done with this now. Hasegawa 1/48 A-7D Corsair II. mostly OOB but some details in the cockpit from Aires, Eduard. no ordnance in the kit other than the 2 AIM-9 Sidewinders you see here; the rest of the load from US Ordnance Set 1 by AMK. paints by AK Interactive. Decals by Furball Aero-Design, this is A-7D 71-0354 based at Korat RTAFB in June 1973 more here: https://imgur.com/gallery/jfwV8On don’t look too closely at the Mk82 bombs, I forgot to fill the holes before painting all comments welcome
  11. Here’s another finished article. 9K37M1 BUK in 1:35 by Meng, NATO code SA-11 if I remember correctly. built straight OOB, apart from the driver’s rear view mirror is held up by a bit of brass rod. I blame the cats for the missing mirror. Sadly there’s a lot of fragile plastic around the interesting end of the launcher (pic 1) so I had to fix it in ‘stowed for travel’ position. Paints by Ammo by Mig, pigments by Vallejo. Individual track links were a challenge. Working suspension less so. More here: https://imgur.com/gallery/Qe9sKAD
  12. I always go light to dark, so I’d paint the white first, then grey, then black. it’ll be interesting to see how yours turns out as I have a Zvezda Pantsir to do
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