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About ScanmanDan

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  1. Such a wonderful model. Thank you for sharing your unique style and fantastic craftsmanship. Great to see what can be made from what is a simple kit. I wonder if others from this range might make it to your workbench.( Wouldn't that be a treat! ) I must say that this manufacture has come up with an ingenious way to make articulated tracks for this kit of kit. I wish the Meng ones were as nice. Can I ask what you used for the little flowers? They are a killer addition to your scene. I always love your work but this little critter just POPS! Dan
  2. What a great looking TKS. I wonder how your figure came out. I do think your scene would be improved with at least one figure, ideally a German trooper looking inside for goodies . Your grass looks nice and unkept but you are right some more colour variation would look better. Maybe a dry brush of some lighter shades of green to add some variation? Best practice some before committing to the scene proper. Might I also be so bold as to suggest adding some more variation to your base. Some dried roots for twigs or other textures of vegetation. Something small in the opposite corner to balance the composition, perhaps? Most of all I'd love to see this with a figure or two as I think it would kick it up a notch and show off just how tiny these little tanks were. Thanks for sharing your lovely TKS.
  3. Neat modifications Bjorn, have fun but beware. Like all sweets they can be addictive. You may find yourself with a whole bunch of the little critters. Have fun and I am look forward to seeing how they paint up. Dan
  4. Thank you all for your encouragement. Ted - The tilt and storage is from Black Dog. They make some great resin sets for 1/48th scale, figures and buildings too. Troy - The collar tabs are Eduard coloured photoetched, everything else is painted, poorly, by me. Dan
  5. Driver finished for the little Krupp. He came out better than I had any hope for. The Protze in basic Primer Thanks for looking in.
  6. Just the latest bit for my diorama project. Resin and PE 1/48 scale German field kitchen by Hauler. Maybe a touch more weathering once I get into the groundwork. Nice resin kit. I will be building more of the Hauler stuff. Dan
  7. A wonderful model expertly built and superb paintwork. I have a 1/48th scale Tilly and your build makes tackling it a breeze. Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful model. Dan
  8. Thanks guys, not much happening this weekend as I was painting figures (those darn squirrels ) SA80A2AR - I believe that the holes around the muzzle were for extraction of the propellant gasses. The muzzle flash from this thing must have been something to see. That and the noise inside!
  9. Great looking little truck. It's a wonderfull kit to get back into the hobby. I hope you have fun building it and look forward to seeing your progress. Beware of these 1/48 scale kits though, like peanuts it's hard to stop at just one. You gotta try out the new Churchill, it's a cracking kit.
  10. Softscience - The flora is a mix of home made and commercial products. If you want to know how I made them let me know which ones and I'll do my best to explain. I pushed through and finished this today. I think it came out okay. I sure had fun building it and got to try out a whole lot of new things. Some of them even worked . Thanks for looking in. Dan
  11. Glad you like it. The base is just a wooden painting panel bought from an art supply shop with a ridge of 2x4mm Evergreen styrene glued to make a dam for the 'concrete'. A few coats of black spray paint from a rattle can were used to finish the base. The hardest part was waiting for the black spray paint to dry. Then a mix of coloured tile grout, acrylic paint and plaster of paris was poured in and screed to level with a steel ruler. I did 'work' the top with both my finger and a metal straight edge to give a little surface finish. Just before the plaster/grout mix totally set I lightly scribed the lines and set the lot out in the sun to totally dry. Once dry I masked the base again and shoot a few coats of clear gloss from a rattle can to seal the finish for washes. Washes of very thin Tamiya enamels thinned with Humbrol thinners were used to get a bit more variation to the overall colour. Once dry I used some more washes this time made with AK chalk setting solution and chalks to dirty up the place. More setting solution was used to fix some scatter material and I cut some static grass tufts into thin slices for the weeds in the cracks. A quick blast of Matt clear tied it all together. (The grate and manhole are 1/35 scale from Miniart, hopefully they don't look out too of place.) All up started yesterday lunchtime and finished lunchtime today. There is much more I can and will do but this is good enough for now. A quick, fun project and innately scalable. IHTH Dan
  12. Spent most of the day on the base. Need to get ready for back to work so I'll have to finish the Sturmtiger weathering next week. Just a concrete slab, but I want to use this base as a 'set' for taking photos. Thank for looking in. Dan
  13. Pushing ahead with all due speed. Time to get started on that base for it. Not too dirty, okay maybe a bit more than I had originally though of but.... Thanks for looking in. Dan
  14. Thank you all for your wonderful comments, glad you guys like it. Progress, had a few hours this morning to putter around with the Sturmtiger here is where I'm at. Still having fun and that's the main thing. Need to work on the tail end and then on to the tracks. Thanks for looking in. Dan
  15. Just a very quick one to do over the holidays. Tamiya 1/48 Sturmtiger straight from the box with only a few wire handles, Voyager Grills and the MP paper zimmerit. Building took a few hours over two days. I did leave each track section seperate to make painting easier. I then primered in purple to get a nice contrast going. Then quickly on to the yellow, gloss and starting the weathering with pin washes. Today was camo and more weathering. I have just about got the hull top finished to where I like it, maybe some chalks? I just need to get the rest of the kit to this finish before Sunday as I'm back to work on Monday. So far I'm pretty pleased wth the quick progress. Every chance I'll get this done before I go back to work. This is a great Tamiya kit to build, perfect fit and builds so smoothly. Thanks for looking in.
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