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    Meng 'King Tiger' 1/35

    Oy! Is the suspension an issue on their Panther kit too? I have the lower hull complete on their Panther Late 'A'. I haven't heard of this issue....maybe because it's NOT an issue on the Panther.
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    Tamiya 1/35 M48 Patton

    Thank you Dennis, glad I could help.
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    Marder IIIM

    Great work, inspirational.
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    Tamiya 1/35 M48 Patton

    Anyone know how the spare tracks the were hung on the side of the turret were finished? I'm struggling with how to paint them. All rusted up? Painted O.D.with the black rubber showing through? Chip the O.D. with some rust showing through?
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    Tamiya 1/35 M48 Patton

    So after struggling to get the right look of the dirt...that red clay of Vietnam, I got a mix that looks to my eye really good. Sadly I have no idea the exact mix of pastels I used, a little deep red some pale yellow, and I got a color that looked more like rust staining. So I added some dark brown and black and more pale yellow/tan which really dialed it in. http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// I have a few small details still to do but for all intents and purposes, I'm calling this one done. I'll post in the ready for inspection section. Of course any comments or critiques are more than welcome.
  6. This is shaping up nicely.
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    Revell 1:48 Bell UH-1 «Huey Hog»

    Coming right along nicely.
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    Tamiya 1/35 M48 Patton

    Thanks guys. Yeah, I figured yellow was good color to lighten green so why not try it as a pre-shade undercoat. The are these green utility boxes I see all around the neighborhood and they seem to take on a yellow tint when they fade...and they fade quite heavily. Also, I seem to remember a tip to use a yellow under coat somewhere.
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    Zoukei Mura F-4C

    Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been a bit side tracked by a Tamiya 1/35 M48 my son got me for Christmas 3 years ago or so. Really trying to get that one finished before the end of the year. If interested, you see that progress here. I WILL get the F-4 done at some point soon too.
  10. My son got this kit for me about 3 years ago for Christmas and I'm really making an effort to finish it which is a little easier now that I have a dedicated modeling space to work in. I'm mostly an aircraft modeler and this is my first armor build in....well, I guess ever so I've gotten a chance to try some new techniques. I will say have been bitten by the armor bug, I have a Meng Panther Ausf A, Tamiya T55, P40 Italian medium tank and a Meng French PT 17 waiting in the wings, all in various stages of build. Anyway here's the start of the M48. http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// This is where I got to as of October 2016. So I've been working on it again the past couple of weeks/months and managed to get it to this point. http:// http:// I replaced the molded on hatch handle with a piece of wire. http:// ...and attempted to improve the mantlet cover with some Durham's Water putty. It's not perfect but I like it. I have AFV club tracks for it. I'm a bit at a loss at this point as to what else to do for weathering. I'd like to depict a dusty machine, like one that was muddy and the rain has washed away most of the heavy mud and there's just "residue" left not so much caked on mud. I saw a You Tube video where they took pastels and added water and just kind of flowed it into the corners. The result was a very convincing effect, the You Tuber's name was Sergio Solo....he dose great work if you'd like to check it out. I'm not associated with him in anyway just admire his work.
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    Russian P-39D, revell 1/32

    The flaps and flap bays look great. Is this a new mould, or a rebox or something?
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    Zoukei Mura F-4C

    Thanks Nikolay, the kit has been an absolute dream so far, I don't know why anyone would say they're difficult. The hardest part is finding time to work on it.
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    Revell 1:48 Bell UH-1 «Huey Hog»

    Shhh!!! don't give away the secret
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    Revell 1:48 Bell UH-1 «Huey Hog»

    Looking good so far.