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RT Nevada

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  1. Thanks for the detailed explanation! That will be my first attempt with alclad so that will definitely help me in my process. I’m gonna try it out on a test bed tho first haha. What grit sandpaper do you use to sand the mr surfacer?
  2. I love the od green p-51’s! I’m going to be building a model of “happy jacks go buggy” from 20th fg as soon as I’m done with a 110 I’m working on currently. It’ll be my first attempt at a bare metal finish, on the fuselage atleast. What type of paint did you use for your aluminum because it looks great!
  3. I love the greif! I have this kit in my stash and I’ve been wanting to start it sometime soon. This is a great take on it as well!
  4. I used a mix of tamiya orange and taniya yellow when I did an A7M1 a few months ago. I think I mixed it 70ish% orange to 30% percent yellow but I can’t quite remember. I think next time I paint a trainer or experimental Japanese aircraft I’m going to try some of Mr. color 58. It’s an orange yellow color specific for Japanese aircraft and looks quite nice. Not too orange, not too yellow.
  5. This is great! I too love the spent casings on the floor. Hard to believe it’s a model!
  6. Tamiya 1/35 Jagdtiger Vehicle “X1” S.Pz.Jg.Abt 512 Iserlohn Germany April 1945
  7. Alrighty, I’m calling this one done! I had a blast participating in this group build. The tiger series of tanks are some of, if not my favorite tanks. The jagdtiger is a giant and it was a big build, but I enjoyed The whole process of it. I chose to represent a vehicle of the 512th s.Pz.Jg.Abt. Specifically vehicle X1 belonging to Hauptmann Albert Ernst. Thanks for looking and please excuse the poor photography skills!
  8. I have some woodland scenics foliage I’m going to use. It looks pretty decent and in scale. It’s a bit “bushier” and thicker than I’d like so I’m going to try and thin it out a bit and then add some different tones of green and brown to hopefully give it a good appearance. I’m very interested in creating some sort of diorama base but I’ve never created one before and am really not too sure where to start haha. I need to pop into the diorama section of this site and get a few pointers!
  9. Thank you very much! The dot filter came out much better than I anticipated it would but still a novice attempt haha. And painting tracks is probably one of the most stressful parts of the build to me. It’s hard to exactly replicate what they look like in person. I work construction so I try to eyeball what our companies excavator tracks look like and draw inspiration from those a bit.
  10. Thanks everyone for the kind words! This group build has been fun and it’s awesome to see such great work being done in here. Whenever I feel a little lull in creativity or ideas coming on I just browse thru everyone’s builds. It really keeps me inspired and enthusiastic about my build even during the tedious parts like tracks haha. I did take a day or two break this week to work on a panzer iv I set aside a month or so before this build. I had to step away from building tracks and do something more interesting. But I completed my tracks this week, primed, painted, and a little rust wash over the top. I’ve burnished two sets of metal tracks before with AK’s burnishing liquid and I really loved the result, but I figured I’d try painting this time. I saw someone use Vallejo steel as their track color ( I think it was @BIG X??) and I really liked how they came out, so that’s the color I used as well. I’ve pretty much got this build kicked in the rear and am hoping to have it finished by this weekend. Just need to paint up the spare tracks, weather the wheels and tracks a little more, then add a bit of foliage as the jagdtiger I’m trying to represent had practically a small forest on it. Perfect to hide all my mistakes . But anyways, enough rambling, here’s some updated pictures! Oh, I also kept breaking the aerials off, so they’re going to stay off until it’s completely done so I don’t destroy them anymore than what they already are haha
  11. That camo looks great! I would be excited if my first ambush attempt came out looking like that, I’ve yet to try one!
  12. Here’s a little weekend update! Got one side of tracks complete and now working on the other side. These master club tracks are beautiful but they definitely require some time to assemble. This week I got the weathering mostly done but I’ll save a photo for that for later. Hope you’re all having a great weekend and happy Father’s Day to the dads out there!
  13. Thank you! And that’s probably the best way I’ve heard the dot filter technique broken down yet, to me atleast haha
  14. I really like the paint job you’ve done on this, looks great! I’m a big fan of the dunkelgelb and green colors together.
  15. Greeting from the deserts of Nevada, where it’s starting to feel like summer now . Not too much progress this week, it was a busy one at work. My masterclub tracks came in the mail so I started on those but they’re going to take me a while to complete. I did decal, pin wash, and flat coated the jagdtiger and now I’m kind of trying a dot filter with oil paints. This is my very first time trying this technique so if anyone has any comment or critiques or helpful hints I’m all ears! this side has no filter on it yet: And this side and roof has had a one applied to it: I really like playing around around with this technique. But it’s hard for me to really conceptualize where to apply it, and really how to apply it properly. I’ve watched a few helpful YouTube videos but it’s still hard to replicate it as properly as it’s shown on the video. The roof area I’ve just tried to make it look like dirt and grime accumulated from foot traffic use. The sides is where I’m kind of trying to figure out how best to use this technique. But anyways hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to get some more progress done on the weathering and the tracks. Thanks for looking!
  16. On this kit it looks to be some sort of retainer/cover with rivets on it. But on other kits I’ve built sometimes it’s just a plain shovel with clamps attaching it without a retainer for the spade end. I’ve seen pictures of both types but I’m not sure the rhyme or reason behind some having them and some not?
  17. Not much new to report. Just some tool painting, and a mess of road wheels painted. I also made some quick stencils up and painted on the tactical numbers. I’m not at all pleased with how they turned out. They look out of scale but they’re not too far off from the size of the decals tamiya provided. I’m hoping a super light dusting of tamiya buff paint will tone down the tactical numbers and camoflauge. Also I think the weathering will help a bit too. It doesn’t matter too much tho because most of the vehicle will be covered in brush and tree bits as the original at Iserlohn was practically a moving bush haha. But hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to get a little more work done so I can seal it up and do the decals. On a side note I got a nice mail haul this week. A little “lots of overtime at work” present to myself and my wife got me an early Father’s Day present since I was placing an order. Gonna be on a paper panzer kick the next few months!
  18. Thanks! And I just free handed it. I tried to give the appearance of field applied, so when I painted it I basically created two lines and colored in between them.
  19. Other than the shape of this tank there’s nothing toon about it! Truly a menacing little battle worn critter
  20. I think I might be the first camo of the group build but I’m not sure?**edit** @PlaStix awesome king tiger was the first camo of the group build and completed!* I was lucky enough to get a lot of progress done on the build over the past long weekend here in the states. And then I was somehow able to find an extra hour or two a day after work to mess around on it so the progress has been good. And if that’s the case with your cat I better hurry and get this thing complete because in about two weeks my wife and I are adopting two kittens our friends have been fostering. Maybe I can train them that models are friends, not food haha.
  21. He was a little unsure of it at first but then decided that he’s not afraid of any cat, not even a hunting cat
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