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  1. Nice one Francis, certainly seen some action..... Regards Simon.
  2. That's cracking P4......nice dio' too.......nice job, weathered just right... Regards Simon.
  3. Really nice job Steve......I'd lost track of the Tiger build blog, things have come a long way. Nice result using a pic for reference. It captures it very well. Great job..... Regards Simon
  4. That’s a nice bit of modelling……..nice to look at and discover the detail. nice job Simon
  5. Cheers Rob, appreciate that mate........although I'd say there's a couple of masters on here (IMOP), up in the Baltic states. Always a pleasure to follow their handy work.... Hi John....mmmmmmmmm, that's a little bit of a longer wait that I can contemplate.......no matter, there's got to be another half track in the stash. I have the armoured cab Sd.Kfz 8 with the 37mm on the back. So January's going to be lift off on this one.......... Cheers both Simon.
  6. That's a peach mate, reach nice. What a beast they mush have been to face. I remember a story told of the reaction of the western allies when they saw these in the Berlin parade in '45.......a little perturbed... Nice job mate..... Simon.
  7. Cracking job mate, one of my faves of recent builds........really nice use of pigments. 10 out 10......... Especially Like the trailer......... Regards Simon
  8. Looking good, and the chipping too. The hairspray technique I am yet to try. I hand paint at present my chipping and scratch's, but intend to give it a go on a winter white wash effect. Looking good so far and will watch on progress..... Redcoat
  9. Hi Kelscale. Yeah, I've looked up the Perth site and when I start I'll make sure to keep the wheel issues in mind. On the CA. I have some of the black stuff, but I find it didn't go off quick enough for me. I might use it for some applications where alignment is issue and need to move it into position. I prefer Gorilla gel. I find it's perfect for my build approach. It can sit there for a couple of minutes, but once you put the part on and press it it set's solid. The big bonus is you have a minute or two to scrape clean any excess with the tip of a scalpel. makes for a very clean look. For application, I use an old airbrush needle, sharpened to an even finer point. Then burn of any hardened CA with my micro blow torch...... Hi John, and thanks mate....... when does the group build begin?.....wouldn't mind doing that. The group Panther build kept me on schedule, so might need the motivation again and take part....keep me focused. Can I transfer my post to the group build? Simon.
  10. Evening all.......decided to resurrect this one. Started it back in early 2019, and have left it staring at me from the case. After much deliberation I've decided what I don't like is the turret. Thought it would be a good idea at the time, but I've gone off it. .....so here's the plan. Had this languishing in the stash. Picked it some time ago. The intent is to scratch build a platform, and replace the turret. I bought an upgrade set also Unfortunately after I checked the kit out, and discovered it comes with a fair set of PE . There again, I now have PE for ammo catch box, and minor details, etc. I'll have enough left over for another single barrelled FLAK in the parts bin. That's it for now...... Cheers all Redcoat
  11. Evening all Now I'm back at the bench, and working through the backlog........I've decided to complicate it all by kicking off another build. I recently picked this up from a fellow member (cheers Rob ). Been looking for one for some time, always had an aim to do one of these smaller open halftracks. I also decided to make it as painful as possible ( I never learn ), and picked up the Griffon Model upgrade set specific for this Dragon off KingKit for just above half price compared to what they are asking off Ebay. Anyway, most probably will kick this off in the New Year. Need to study the instructions.....plenty there to read in both the kit and the PE....... Considering a diorama for this (my first). Keep meaning to get one under my belt at some point. Well off to update a couple of ongoing builds. Cheers all.
  12. Thanks both, appreciate that. In the process of some research on a colour scheme. Not sure if it's going to be basic Dunkelgelb with a very light green camo', or a three tone.....have to see. All the best
  13. Hello everyone. Been some time since I was on the forum, but now having the time and attention span to catch up. Saw this thread and have to agree on all the good advice above.......not too sure though on gloss varnish prior to weathering though. And a big yes to check out Night Shifts Youtube demo vids. Just to give you an idea on why these 1970's Tamiya 251's area good place to experiment and scratch build. This one I did some time back. I wanted to try my hand at some scratch and conversion....so saw this in an old pic. Looked for a model out there and couldn't find one, so had a go. Hope this gives you some help on ploughing on with your first 251. I wouldn't worry too much, experiment and have some fun. Many regards Redcoat.
  14. That’s some really nice detail work……really nice
  15. Yes, it did and heavily. Especially at the beginning on the first day and the lead up
  16. I like that one. Really cool rare subject…..nicely finished with the Opel in the back, nice touch
  17. Thanks POTW…thought it needed some scale. When you add one, it really shows it was a beast of a vehicle ..
  18. Morning all......little addition to the Bergepanther to complete it......a crew member.....
  19. Evening all.......took a change of project and slipped back onto this Panther. It's been waiting for its camo' for some time, so I got on with it. Here's the first base colour (Vallejo German Camo' Bright Green 080) of the single colour green camo'. I have to do some lighter and darker shade to match the base Dunkelgelb modulation..then an overall softening dusting of Dunkelgelb base colour....hopefully sometime this week.
  20. Thats an interesting approach with the rust effect....must remember that. Might give that a go some day. Nice so far. Regards
  21. Hi Echen, the best tip I can give you on hand painted camo' is many thin layers of a high pigment acrylic.....like Vallejo. On my Tiger with the splinter camo' below....I'd say I needed at least 4 coats. In effect you lay 25% of the final colour at a time. Trying to hand paint camo' in one shot can lead to issues. I tried at first to do it that way, and found that you get raised edges where the paint dry's thicker, and brush marks and will show up at certain angles. The thinner you paint the better, same as airbrushing really. In a way also, you "sculpt" the shapes edges..........as some of the chap's said, weathering will smother a certain amount, but I feel the tighter it is at the beginning the better in the long run......below the Tiger is the Sturm' with hand painted camo' post weathering. ....as you can see, weathering does soften it somewhat.....but I do agree some camo' was applied with a broom or rag's, especially winter camo'.....but from photo's, it seems on most occasions the tankers took some time........as they say, combat is 95% boredom, and 5% absolute terror. I think to fill the 95% they kept themselves busy.....before I forget....the other bonus with very thin paint is you can at the outset; literally draw the final shape, without leaving a raised edge....which you then fill in with the 4+ coats of thinned paint. Hope s this helps somewhat..cheers Simon.
  22. Thanks Ed......appreciate that. It was a fun build and allowed some experimentation in weathering. Building the rear deck from scratch was a task also made the difference in using real wood. Easier to weather. Regards Simon.
  23. Thanks Filippo, the wings. Not sure, maybe stop rain dripping. Does seem a bit of over do, but 'eh, the German's had issue's with that approach..... Cheers Ceser......some said on here that a figure set's off a vehicle and I have to agree. Gives it scale. Thanks Sanfrandragon..... Thanks Vytautas........got the idea of the weld beads from a build I saw on the web. It's one of the reasons I do more Axis armour and vehicles, with the adhoc they had to do the make ends meet. The Flak is a Dragon. Nice kit and an easy build. Thanks again for taking a look mate. Thanks MM.......
  24. Afternoon all......just an update on the RFI from some time back......finally added it's figure. I'm concentrating on figures this coming weeks to have a break from AFV's. Still need to practice the face side of figure painting.....but I think it's down to the sharpness of the figure from the outset...only thing I've noticed from taking a pic is I forgot his cap markings........anyway, here's some update images of the Zug finally done. Maybe next step is to get the diorama started......
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