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Everything posted by robw_uk

  1. Am hoping that was humour..... That's just a drawn version on my iPad..... Hahaha mind, the finished one is likely to be as bad!!!!!
  2. great work... been wondering about adding a Gecko kit to my stash, anything to be wary of?
  3. mesh is off being painted - going rusty steel type grey/rust finish... but noted on thickness of roof - could just go with the one over the raised vent
  4. thinking of going grey-green mixing protective green & dunkelgrau (4:1 or so).... as to squiggle or straight I dont know yet (have better results with panzer putty vs tamiya tape so think squiggle)
  5. cheers stix, noted for next time.. may try watered down PVA or matt varnish and paint it on (should've asked before gluing it down ;-))
  6. and for completeness, this is the "look" I am going for... stowage, tarps... I know the kit doesnt match a dday version but i am going to make her up to look similar: https://12thfieldrca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/0-PRIEST-IN-LST-UK-JUNE-1944.jpg
  7. ok... so "rope" wrapped round the upper part of the gun.... a bit fluffy so need to work out how to stick it down more...
  8. Basic paint on - Dunkelgelb with mottled lighter shades for the hull (still need to work on the camo scheme, just faded green I think) red oxide primer and one mottled shade for the hull (also have one wheel and one rear stowage bin like this) ash grey and one shade mottle for barrel
  9. correction, the rungs on the sides are in the kit so thats OK.... so extras to add: rope on upper part of gun (starting with cotton which seems to be working) wading superstructure changes (plasticard) front stowage rear stowage interior detailing (will see what I can do with plasticard rather than give Mr Eduard my money engine deck changes tarps (will see what I can do with these) move the lights
  10. also need to add rung ladders on the outside but dont know diameter of wire I would need - any thoughts??
  11. looks like the kit has the wrong wheels for the period, but am not that precious so will build with solid but set up for dday (will move the lights tho)....
  12. been warned the kit tracks are too short, what aftermarket options do I have??
  13. Well here we go, out of the loft and ready to build... going to add stowage and a rack at the front plus wading fittings and some tarps.....
  14. its all gone black.... hope to get Dunkelgelb and red oxide on tomorrow.... think the hull will have dunkelgelb stripes and faded green patches....
  15. thanks guys - this is the dilemma I have... thinking allowed, maybe comes out the factory in dunkelgelb and then gets OD camo added - but not full coverage (so could have the "giraffe" pattern of dunkelgelb stripes and green splodges..... and the thought of a cross in white star - not maybe on the front glacis that would work food for thought
  16. build finished..... added an extra set of spare tracks on the turret.... still not 100% decided on a paint scheme... might be "giraffe" style dunkelgelb and green (or brown) hull and then red oxide turret....
  17. getting ready to start... I hope to get the kit out the loft today/tomorrow
  18. dont know how much the tracks will survive when I come to paint them again but they have a bit more structure....
  19. OK, first run glued, feeling happier... hope to get second (and photos) done at lunchtime
  20. argh.... modelkasten tracks have just disintegrated on me... may try to glue them or resort of kit rubber tracks......
  21. good luck everyone... I will be along presently with the Priest.... need to clear 3 weathering projects and finish the Panther first
  22. a fair chunk of progress... the major components on the hull and turret are now done and I have one run of tracks done (they are workable). As you know, I love adding just a little extra so have done some mesh screens (turret and main engine deck vent)... think they work OK...
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