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  1. Maybe you buy the Russian variant - seems to be probably cheaper
  2. Yes, many think it is one and the same track. I also only found out when I built the MK 35 Winterkette for my SIG 33B. Even at TMN (presentation of the new MiniArt StuG III) they don`t seem to distinguish it? I can not see any Ostkette
  3. Yes folks, you're right of course! I had probably the so-called Hammerstollen in mind-sorry for that Think first-then write
  4. Hello folks Thanks in advance for your comments - I really appreciate it! I am continuing with the weathering of the M12. Today's pictures show further steps, mainly to give the surfaces different colour shades and to emphasize the angular shape of the body. Now the rough work is done and the details can be worked on. MD To give the gun more contour, I did a pinwash and painted the protruding edges dry with a mixture of light grey and sand coloured oil paint. The floor is given a colour that stands out from the rest. At the ends of the front track fenders you can (hopefully) see the light effect with light oil colours. In addition, the edges of the rubber pads were brightened. Unwanted shine will be removed later with pigments. Corners and edges were also painted dry. For further effects, I worked on the borders of the hatches with oil paint. If you stroke the surface without pressure and with almost no paint on the brush, the steel structure becomes clearly visible. In this view you can see that I also lightened the barrel above. This also shows the rounding better. With targeted dry painting, you can give a dark model more volume without changing the base colour and still make it appear lighter. In my experience, however, this only works best with enamel or oil paint. Hm..., I guess you can see that I am a child of the Verlinden era See you!
  5. Hello Cesar Thanks for the post - a nice model I will use your experience for my kit! MD
  6. ...and Winterketten have separate end pieces, Ostketten are made from one piece
  7. Ahoy Bertie Thanks for your comment! Yes, I had thought to finish faster too, but when it's nearing the end, everything somehow always takes longer.... Started weathering this weekend and applied a base filter. Then a little chipping and painted the leather parts. Pinwash etc. follow, in parallel I'm thinking about the design of the scene. It will be (hopefully) a cold wet November day.... MD First effects on the spade. Paints for the filter. Track wash is already done. The different shades are applied wet on wet. I like to use purple with green (although OD is not green at all). I think the color harmonizes very well and creates a pretty effect. The leather is prepared. Oil paints do the rest. Filter is done. The signpost is making progress. Test fitting of the figures. The driver still needs to be painted. Let's hope the steel beam holds
  8. Thanks Ed! The uniform is not ready yet. The transitions between light and shadow are still too hard and will be blended. The commander is also making progress, although in my opinion Alpine modeled the hands a bit too large!?! MD
  9. Hello Darryl Thanks to you and the others for the comments I'm happy with the figure too-honestly, I repainted the head 3 times. Especially with the eyes, one wrong brush stroke can be too much and everything is messed up. As for the idea to Dioramas, so I already let myself be inspired by pictures and movies, but for the most part it is imagination. Of course, everything should be realistic to explain, but especially with war scenes you have a wide margin because (almost) anything is possible. Forget the string theory, but rather get the next kit from the shelf MD
  10. Hello John Highly recommended new kit and not to be compared with the old Italeri kit. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-35363-m3a1-scout-car--1160855# MD
  11. Hello folks For all of you who want to build a Miniart Austin I would like to share some experiences with you. I can only recommend to do a test fit before gluing. Especially the chassis is very fiddly with many small parts. Maybe it helps!? MD Here is my WIP so far
  12. Hi Ed Great model! Love this tank even without a gun! The crew seems to be chain smokers-maybe build them a big ashtray? Cool idea with the cigarrette butts BTW: if you want to build the Austin in the GB, I would have collected a few notes. I upload them in the GB post, maybe it helps a bit!? MD
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