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  1. Hello, friends! While the clear coat drying on my Hind E, I decided to start a new - and very unusual for me - build. I choose this kit just because I like the shapes of that tank! Also, my wife asked me to build something not aircraft-related and I got this box during the pre-sale from ARMA-MODELS.RU with some additional features: the brass barrels, brass wire, photo etched set, two paint jars (4BO and Whitewash), antennae, an air horn and the Fido (Sharik). So, here is the box: A lot of the stuff inside: The Runner A: The Runner B: The Runners C, D and G (ah, I noticed some ejector pin marks on the tracks): The Runner F: An instruction sheet, the color call-out and the Runner E with a clear parts along with the decals and wire: And finally, some additional aftermarket upgrades: I think I need to start from cutting the tracks off the sprues, so that’s all for today!
  2. Hello, Britmodellers! This is my first armour build since the late ‘90s. It’s an excellent kit from Zvezda with a small addition of PE parts. I’m not the fan of an intensive weathering and dirt, so I limit myself to some chipping and a little amount of dust. Let’s start: The tracks and wheels were painted prior the final assembly: The small details are glued prior the painting and brush-painted with a water-based paints later: The top view: The bottom view: This time Zvezda provides us an excellent decals: The grill is from the PE kit: This time I tried the chipping (the first coat was the spirit-based Rust paint and the second is water-based 4BO chipped with a hard brush): The tarp was the weakest part of the kit and I replaced it with a DIY from the Epoxy Putty: The rear view on the tarp roll: The headlight: The closer look at the turret: The front view: I’m pretty happy with the results and have a great time building this kit! Here’s the link to the WIP section of the forum: Thanks for looking!
  3. Hello, hello... This one son finished. The first pic describes the exhausts stains painting process. Captions in french, but more or less, it says. Highly diluated white and dark tones (95% of alcohol) to draw them with the an airbrush), then oil washes and pencils job for the finish and the small dirt/scratches. The other areas are not yet weathered. The last two pics are just showing the airframe withe it's airbrushed markings over the Midstone/Dark Earth camo... For the Fishtails themselves, brown layer, then pencils lead (black, brown, orange), + washes + white shades on the last two, and, at least, washes. If you are interested, the full step by step process of the previous stages is available. Thanks for looking at ! Anis.
  4. Hello, my attempt on small-scale armor: 1/72 Revell's Panzer III Ausf.M with side skirts and small details from Eduard Photo Etch. This is a vehicle of 6.Panzerdivision, in action at Kursk, 1943. Painted with colours from the Gunze/Mr.Hobby range. Decals from the box. Thanks for looking! Roman
  5. Dear all, I've been a bit quiet of late - as you can imagine a combination of work and buying a house have meant that most of my spare time has been devoted to packing boxes and boxes of stuff (including the stash, and the inevitable remarks from the girlfriend of " do you really need anymore?"). So my time at the desk has been limited of late. However, I've finished this just in time for Telford this year. It's the Trumpeter 1/32 Fairey Swordfish MkII - in the markings of 816 Squadron in 1943. In terms of additional items used, I've used a few of the xtradecal markings and stencils to supplement the Trumpeter ones - including the roundels, as the Trumpeter decals were far too brightly coloured - especially with regards to the red, and I've also used the Eduard etch set in the cockpit for details. This is the first time I've actually ever used etch, so the results were mixed, but none the less, it was a good education. I also decided to fold one wing in order to save some space - plus it also adds a bit of visual interest. The base is just a normal picture frame, sprayed with paints and then covered with a very thin layer of Tamiya pavement in order to simulate the metal colours of the deck of HMS Tracker in 1943. Any constructive criticism is as always, very welcome. She'll be on the Sutton Coldfield stand at Telford over the weekend! And yes... I am useless at taking photos of models! Please excuse the boxes in the background!! Cheers, Chris
  6. Photo-etch USN Carrier Decks 1943-44 & 1944-45 Eduard 1:72 Eduard have recently increased their range of carrier deck bases in 1/72 scale with these little gems creating even more opportunities to bring your 1/72 scale USN collection to life. If you don't have one, now there's even less reason not too ! 73420 USN Carrier Deck 1943-44 This sheet portrays one of the varnished wooden decks with the inter-weaved plank layout typical of USN type in service in this era. It’s a generic format with no reference to a particular carrier. The lines of planks have subtle variations in colour which really give a realistic look. What I like about the varnished look is that if you’re model is blue, and most aircraft using this type of deck were, you get a nice contrast. Lines of drains and deck markings are finely created to add some detail to the surface and break the monotony of the planking up. 73422 USN Carrier Deck 1944-45 This sheet is pretty much identical to the other one except for portraying the blue painted deck rather than earlier varnished one. Again, some subtle wear and tonal variation on the planking gives a realistic look. With a few figures around the aircraft, there is a great potential for a compact diorama bursting with late war character. The sheets are quite small being 132 x 110mm, so they’re best suited to the single engined fighters such as the Wildcat & Hellcat. If you want to display a larger aircraft, it may be feasible to fit too together although the join may need a little work to blend it in. The sheets are typically thin, so should ideally be fitted to a rigid base. Care should be taken handling them, particularly around the edges to prevent any damage as I’ve found out ! Conclusion These decks are wonderful additions to USN fighter displays of the era. Creating realistic bases is difficult to achieve and doing them poorly spoils any good work done on the kit itself, so having a solution out of the pack is no doubt a popular solution. They are probably too small for larger aircraft such as the Avenger which is unfortunate, however the great thing about the range offered by Eduard is that you can have a selection of models on display together, each with slightly different display bases but equally looking the part. Review sample courtesy of
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