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PlaStix

Meng 'Toon' Sherman M4A1 - Finished and in the Gallery

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Time to get underway!

Kit box:

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Box contents:

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Instuctions:

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I'm going to be doing this OOB but probably not following the instructions.

 

Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

Good luck to anyone else taking part!

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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Good choice there Stix. Good luck and fair winds to you too. Instructions? I too fart in their general direction.

 

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4 minutes ago, SimonT said:

Early bird builds a tank quick... yeh, that's definitely the saying.

Morning Simon - yes that's the one!

 

4 minutes ago, SleeperService said:

Good choice there Stix. Good luck and fair winds to you too. Instructions? I too fart in their general direction.

Thanks SleeperService and hope so - there's more seam lines and flash than I'd hoped for but nothing some effort cannot deal with :fight:

 

First update - first I got some thinned Revell Anthracite on the tracks and the lower hull tub is together:

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Although some areas of this kit are obviously 'snap fit' I am using glue.

 

Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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First bits ready for paint:

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Kind regards,

 

Stix

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This kit looks quite fun Stix; the person at Meng that had this idea is the sort I'd like to go for a beer with :D!

 

Great progress; watching and cheering along :thumbsup: 

TonyT

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1 hour ago, TonyTiger66 said:

This kit looks quite fun Stix; the person at Meng that had this idea is the sort I'd like to go for a beer with :D!

 

Great progress; watching and cheering along :thumbsup: 

TonyT

You would too Tony she's very cute!

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Morning Stix. Looks a great little kit. Have been tempted a few times to part with some cash. 

Will admit that I was still tucked up in bed when you started. Good luck. 

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2 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

This kit looks quite fun Stix; the person at Meng that had this idea is the sort I'd like to go for a beer with :D!

Great progress; watching and cheering along :thumbsup: 

TonyT

Good morning Tony. Yes it is great idea for a kit and thank you for stopping by.

 

16 minutes ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Morning Stix. Looks a great little kit. Have been tempted a few times to part with some cash. 

Will admit that I was still tucked up in bed when you started. Good luck. 

Good morning to you too HB! This kit range is interesting and , at £6.99 for this one, quite good value. 

I think most sensible people were in bed when I started!! 

 

Some update photos - first off I decided to drill out the end of the machine gun:

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I've now got some paint sprayed on from a Rattlecan - Humbrol's Olive Drab:

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Some parts glued to the front of the upper hull:

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Tracks drybrushed with Humbrol's Gunmetal:

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Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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A year ago I was flying at this point too. Then Mr Humbrol turned evil on me. I hope yours goes better.

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Looking good! I wouldn't mind ALL the tank kits cutting down on numbers of roadwheels, I just hate painting them... V-P

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1 hour ago, SleeperService said:

A year ago I was flying at this point too. Then Mr Humbrol turned evil on me. I hope yours goes better.

Thank you - it seems to be dry okay so far!

 

33 minutes ago, vppelt68 said:

Looking good! I wouldn't mind ALL the tank kits cutting down on numbers of roadwheels, I just hate painting them... V-P

Thank you V-P. I'd say these Toon kits are definitely right for you then!

 

27 minutes ago, stevej60 said:

Go for it Stix!!!!!!!

Thank Steve!!

 

Time for a ham sandwich!

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Kind regards,

 

Stix

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Option 1 is you have a very small phone

Option 2 that's what I'd like my sandwiches to look like too!

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1 hour ago, vppelt68 said:

Looking good! I wouldn't mind ALL the tank kits cutting down on numbers of roadwheels, I just hate painting them... V-P

Hover tanks! They're the way forward I tell you! :) I don't think any of us enjoys the tedious bits of our preferred passions.

 

Looking good there Stix. I'm munching in about 90 seconds.

 

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1 hour ago, vppelt68 said:

Option 1 is you have a very small phone

Option 2 that's what I'd like my sandwiches to look like too!

Option 1 small phone :(

I agree though the sandwich does look big in that photo!

 

4 minutes ago, SleeperService said:

Hover tanks! They're the way forward I tell you! :) I don't think any of us enjoys the tedious bits of our preferred passions.

Looking good there Stix. I'm munching in about 90 seconds.

Yeah the wheels on tanks can be a bit dull to do.

Hope you are having a good lunch.

 

Main upper hull parts on and main parts of turret together:

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Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

Kind regards,

Stix

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1 hour ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Proper Man sandwiches there Stix. 

:lol:

I have now got the upper hull and turret spray painted:

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Kind regards,

Stix

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Right - I think this is where I'm going to stop for the day:

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I've got the washes and dry-brushing done on the lower hull stuff, some paint on the tools and the wheel units assembled. Been great fun so far. More tomorrow.

 

Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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8 hours ago, SleeperService said:

Good progress Stix and very nice work. See thee later.

Good morning. Hope you are feeling okay and thank you.

 

8 hours ago, AdrianMF said:

Nice work on a fun kit! 

Regards,

Adrian

Hi Adrian and thank you - and, so far, it has been a fun build.

 

6 hours ago, SimonT said:

Looking very good.

Thank you Simon,

 

Quick photo of where I left it last night and then I'm getting underway - already finished my Rice Krispies, Marmite sarnies and got a mug of tea to hand.

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Kind regards,

 

Stix

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Targeted Anthracite wash around the detail applied and then some drybrushing with a lightened version of the base coat - the latter includes a little Yellow and Army Green to get a better looking lighter colour:

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Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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