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Redcoat2966

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  1. Yes, I have to agree with all of the above comments above. Nice job on build and weathering, Panzer Grey isn't easy to do..........
  2. That's a nice job Stix, love the diorama. I have a Firefly waiting for its paint job, you've motivated me to take a look at it again. I'll probably follow your lead on the paint and weathering, really nice job you've done. I wish I had the space for such large diorama's.
  3. Coming along nicely Steve. My bench is still shut down, much to my disappointment. Hope to be back up and running in a month or two. I'm enjoying the build so far......
  4. Seem's you have a handle on it so far Maddox.......nice weathering on the parts..
  5. Cracking piece of modelling that. 10 out of 10. Nice layout and positioning of the figures. All looks very natural, great job......
  6. Wow, that's nice. Really nicely done weathering.Great job.....
  7. That's a nice piece of modelling, very nice. All very vivid, but at the same time so subtle to give a really well used and combat worn look. Top notch.......
  8. Not my subject matter, but bravo on the build so far......nice clean build and lovely paint job..............
  9. Seems like you're having some little issues, but it's look really good mate. Defiantly a kit I'll look for in future, but as you say maybe check out the Miniart one. I'd lie to know your overall opinion at the end. Painting it looks to be a mamouth task as it does have quite a lot of detail. I have a Jagdpanther on the cards next, with the same issues.
  10. Really like how this is turning out Rob, nice job. I think the Wespe itself is spot on. I know there are some out there that lean towards very light weathering, wear and tear. If you study images, especially the Eastern Front, the AFV's and soft skins were well dogged. I think you've achieved that look. Nice all over.
  11. Nice work Filipino, really nice. Wish I had the same patience. I take it you had plentiful images of the real thing. looking forward to the paint job
  12. Hi Rob, my best advice on the booze/brass is try MrColor Burnishable metallic's. I've found it to be the best and polish's up really well with something like a cotton bud. No need for a thick coating which can produce problems with fit of parts etc.
  13. I've heard that HobbyBoss and IBG have some to a lot of issues in their build fit and detail. Looks like you did a good job though on the artillery bringing it up to scratch. Nice work......
  14. That's a nice little thing that Rob, quick build too. I've yet to build an ICM kit. Looks like there were little to no issues you experienced. Might keep my eye open for an ICM and give them a try. Seem's they are reasonably price too, in light of the ridiculous prices now being asked on Ebay and the like for other brands - Dragon, Tamiya and Takom.
  15. Interesting build so far. This would a full interior kit I'd look at as you can leave the top off to actually see the interior; unlike some other's like the Panther's. Quick question. It looked like to sanded those box structures pictures above.....any reason why?
  16. Must have missed this one, nice progress so far.....an interesting build to follow indeed. I've always loved this Citroen and would love to have real one......I nicknamed it the "Gestapo Citroen". There's an Historian on TV, James Holland; that has one and he drives in some of his documentaries when he visits veterans to interview them. Nice work....
  17. Thanks Steve, not far away. My model bench is down at present working on some DIY. Once I'm back up I'll kick off the jagdpanther G2 full interior. I'm spending my time at present getting all the upgrades - brass shells, anti aircraft armour etc. I'm also picking up all the upgrades for every kit I have in the stash as it looks like there's going to be supply problems all round for some time. I was told yesterday that Friul hasn't made any now stock since early COVID......plus with China in lockdown, all I see is out of stock notices for most UK sellers on many things. I switched back to Ali Express to pick up some R-Model tracks as nothing was available in the UK for an Sd.Kfz.8 Schwerer Zugkraftwagen 12t that I picked up cheap off Ebay that had no tracks. Anyway, looking forward to progress on the new Tiger. all the best..
  18. Nice work all-round there Steve, love all the weld detailing and changes to make it more accurate. I'll try and catch up a bit on the thread and keep up with this new Tiger build; now I have a little more time......
  19. Nice paint job on that on Nenad, and a great subject. Makes me want to look some more into early British armour. Great job.....
  20. Nice clean build, I like it a lot.........
  21. All look good, great build blog....I have to say though, from your purchases; resin is not coming up the best. I bet they weren't cheap those pistols and the barrels for the MG.
  22. Yeah, try it and take your time.....I just bought the book Modelling the Takom Panther and in there one of then featured modellers say's the same. Ultra thin transparent layers to gain the best results for modulation and shading.
  23. Excellent mate.......nice job, worth stripping back and kicking off again......
  24. On the question of paint as regards thinning....more the better. Most projects I have at least 5-6 coats to achieve final coverage. If you don't thin paint at least 60/40....60 being the thinning agent, there's a chance of getting a very rough surface as it travels to the surface it tends to partially dry. Well thinned and at around 15 psi, 17 max. I've noticed on some build blogs the member does a really nice pre shading and panel highlighting, but finish by spraying a single coat of the base colour un thinned, eliminating all the pre shade work underneath Trust me......5 to 6 coats with a 15 minute between to dry. Here's a project I'm still working on. You'll see on page three at the bottom the steps of spraying, all done with very thin paint allowing you to control the tone and weight of the colour. Gives you more control too as regards the psi.
  25. Hi, been following this one as I am looking to get the same vehicle myself sometime in the future.....but I have to say, not an easy camo' scheme. In reality I imagine it was brush painted by the crews after an overall base coat of standard Dunkelgelb. I've only to date tackled one German scheme myself, a recent Sturmtiger. Here's the link My strong advice when it comes to hand painted camo' is multiple thin layers and not one thick coat. The hard part is staying within the edge of the first coat, then the second coat, etc, etc. As you'll see in the link above. I agree with Model Mate, you could try the method mentioned with blue tack, or similar masking product........but it won't give you the sharp edge of the original tank camo'..........it will have a soft airbrushed edge in places. I would either strip the piece back to plastic and re-prime, then try some practice on some thin layers within mixed shapes on some plastic sheet maybe or an old kit. Painting the thin dunkelgelb line on last for me, isn't the way to go for this one anyway as you have two other colours to deal with. A good example of a camo painted in reverse would work on is the "Rubble Camo" from Malta....... The line painted in standard Olive Green acts as the base coat the tank was issued in, as the tankers in fact painted the lighter stone shapes. For both of these projects I practiced a bit on old projects that didn't make it to completion. Hope this helps Maddoxx, and don't be afraid to either strip the kit or just respray the base coat again and try again.
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