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Little bit more done today whilst the mrs is setting up the Christmas tree... might have over ordered on the tree... I've already cut nearly 1 ft off it!!! Not sure we can afford presents now 😂😂 

 

anyway... 

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fully working barrel tavel clamp thingy... 

 

and.... a little more of my usual 

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Even with a big resistor it's too bright! 

I found some incredibly small LEDS 

 

SMD 0805 s  approx 1mmX1.5MM lights! 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F253227830215

 

 

 

 

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54 minutes ago, Steve_farrier said:

 

Even with a big resistor it's too bright! 

How about a coat or two of varnish?

 

Nice progress. Great working travel lock. Now you need a working gun!

 

Rearguards,

Badder

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22 minutes ago, Badder said:

How about a coat or two of varnish?

 

Nice progress. Great working travel lock. Now you need a working gun!

 

Rearguards,

Badder

lol I think that would be too far even for me... besides a quick search says Airsoft rounds are 6mm. And at best the barrel bore is 3.5mm... 😢 

 

Carpet monster just claimed anotger piece of photoetch... 😡 

I blame the BBC!.... I've got the IPlayer on next to me and listening to comedy 🙄 Laughing doesn't help with these ridiculously small fiddly jobs! 

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Hey guys. 

 

Having been more strapped for time or time than usual ... and my Fuherbunker being overtaken with Christmas gifts for everyone else... I've had no ability to do anything. However tonight I managed to get my daughter to bed early and crack on. 

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tracks being set pieces should still be easy to fit in under the skirts. 

 

Still lots more little details to go. Hopefully get some more done this weekend :-) 

cheers 

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great work, and thanks for the PE/soldering discussion. perhaps that is a skill i will try this year!!!!

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Tracks on today, roughed up the skirts too, this week she will get some primer . The top is unglued ATM so as I can spray up some interior stuff. Not going mental on this because she is empty, however I have 

edit the rear doors open a crack just to add something. 

 

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since posting this  I've used some filler on the front glacis plate

 

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The spare track links are not set, but only put here for photos ATM, have also straightened out the squashed "umbrella" 

 

 

 

PLEASE AT THIS POINT POINT OUT ANY SHORTFALLS I CAN FIX BEFORE PAINT😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

 

Thank you all 

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More done this weekend.

started off with some 3 tone camouflage 

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followed by a coat of hairspray

and then the scary bit,.... a winter whitewash

 

 

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At this stage I always get a littler nervous ... where's my 3 tone gone?! God those splatters look awful...

 

then i I started with the white spirit... ( the white was enamel based paint whereas the 3 tone is acrylic) 

 

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Gradually I'll smooth out some of the rough areas of paint with more thinners. Then start with some oils. However so far I'm pretty pleased with this stage of the effects.

 

 

 

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Looking great Steve.  It's sure been to the wars, of course those side skirts were just sheet metal but they sure look good.

 

The winter camo is a bit of extra work but it sure looks good, I'm tempted to re-paint all of my German WWII stuff in whitewash.

 

Take care,

 

Lloyd

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From what I’d seen Lloyd no matter what vehicle the skirts were on they always took a bashing. I’m not sure how exact the damage I’ve created would have been as I think the skirts on these were 1/2 inch thick? Never seen a set sitting straight and true either except from factory. 

 

I enjoy whitewash but you do loose so much detail n artistry of the camouflage :-/ 

 

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I really liked the 3 color camo before the whitewash too. How did you get it so faded looking as I always seem to end up with the 3 colors having too much

contrast or too bright and have a time trying to fade it.  That's why I've used whitewash a few times, it covers up lots.

 

Lloyd

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3 hours ago, BlackMax12 said:

I really liked the 3 color camo before the whitewash too. How did you get it so faded looking as I always seem to end up with the 3 colors having too much

contrast or too bright and have a time trying to fade it.  That's why I've used whitewash a few times, it covers up lots.

 

Lloyd

I used Tamiya paints, diluted with ~10% water and sprayed in thin layers going over and over to build the colour depth but leave the edges fuzzy 

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On 12/2/2017 at 6:36 PM, Steve_farrier said:

 

I found some incredibly small LEDS 

 

SMD 0805 s  approx 1mmX1.5MM lights! 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F253227830215

 

 

 

 

seen these yet?

 

https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/s/sunled/nanopoint-0201-series-leds

 

how about some scale interior lights?

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More work done today. On top of casting some parts for another project I’ve also been restoring my kar98 airsoft rifle.

 

detail is starting to be added now. 

 

Shes getting filthy!!!

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need to add the spare links. Some colour. And tone the rust down some :-) 

wheels next... 

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