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PlaStix

World War 1 - Eleventh Hour – Renault FT-17 - 1/35 Meng

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This is one of my two builds for the Eleventh Hour: Commemorating the end of the Great War - Group Build.

Information about the Renault FT-17 can be found here.

This was fascinating little kit to build which went together very well.  This was the first AFV kit that I have built which included some of the interior – hence the reason I left the driver’s hatches open. I made this to be part of a small vignette together with a Mark A Whippet and a few figures from Master Box.  The RFI photos of the Whippet can be found here.

 

Kit: 1/35 Meng
Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch Acrylic paints all applied by brush
Extras: None. Most of the weathering was done with acrylic paints and the mud is from Vallejo.

 

WIP thread: Here
Vignette photos can be found: Here


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A couple of photos of the FT-17 and Whippet on the vignette base:

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Finally thank you to Robert Stuart for hosting the excellent GB and anyone who commented or offered advice in my build thread.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix
 

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:mike:    ....... and that's JUST for the tracks!

 

I don't have enough of these emoji for praising the rest of components.

 

Rearguards

Badder

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Having recently finished an FT and being on the verge of finishing a Medium A, the little FT and this dio gets both thumbs waaaay up from me.

 

I hadn't even noticed there was a GB.  Must go find it.

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17 hours ago, Badder said:

:mike:    ....... and that's JUST for the tracks!

 

I don't have enough of these emoji for praising the rest of components.

 

Rearguards

Badder

Hi Badder. Thank you very much, as always, for your very kind comments. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Very good combination of colors in the field, and the effect of mud and grass look very authentic, together with the base and the figures make it a very effective set. :goodjob:

Cheers Stix 👍

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12 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

🤯 mind-blowing what you can do with a brush !

:rofl2: .............you are too kind. Well have to - I haven't got an airbrush! Thank you.

Kind regards,

Stix

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14 hours ago, Das Abteilung said:

Having recently finished an FT and being on the verge of finishing a Medium A, the little FT and this dio gets both thumbs waaaay up from me.

 

I hadn't even noticed there was a GB.  Must go find it.

Thank you very much Das Abteilung. The GB was very good and your builds would have fitted in well.......it's a shame you hadn't noticed it before.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Great dio. The Renault is certainly a tiddler compared to the Whippet but a ground breaking design as it defined the modern tank. 

 

Pete

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On 11/11/2018 at 08:30, Soeren said:

I wish you would do a video of your brush painting.

Already available @Soeren! - if you check out my signature at the bottom of each of my posts you'll see a link, at the bottom, to the video on YouTube. If you are looking at Britmodeller on a mobile device the signature may not be visible. If you are looking on a mobile device and still want to see the video please send me a PM and I'll send you the link.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Really nice job Stix......that mud is great:coolio:.....myst have a look at Vallejo's offerings there.

 

Well balanced colour and weathering....

 

10 out of 10......:yes:

 

Simon

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8 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Already available @Soeren! - if you check out my signature at the bottom of each of my posts you'll see a link, at the bottom, to the video on YouTube. If you are looking at Britmodeller on a mobile device the signature may not be visible. If you are looking on a mobile device and still want to see the video please send me a PM and I'll send you the link.

Kind regards,

Stix

Cool, thank you. :)

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On 11/11/2018 at 17:02, FrancisGL said:

Very good combination of colors in the field, and the effect of mud and grass look very authentic, together with the base and the figures make it a very effective set. :goodjob:

Cheers Stix 👍

Good evening Francis. Thank you very much for your very kind comments.

Kind regards,

Stix

 

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So good I had to like it twice... or more.

Saw a documentary today where one of these Renaults was filmed being driven through a village, with the front all opened up and the driver grinning wildly at the camera. And it got me to thinking..... With that pitiful amount of armour at the front, I think I'd have preferred to be on foot.

 

Badder

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On 11/11/2018 at 20:19, Das Abteilung said:

I did a quick post this morning in the GB of the state of completion and outstanding WIP as at the anniversary date.

They look great and it was a good idea to post them there so others can see them. Well done.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 11/11/2018 at 21:25, Buzby061 said:

Great dio. The Renault is certainly a tiddler compared to the Whippet but a ground breaking design as it defined the modern tank. 

Pete

Thank you very much Pete. Yes it may be have been small but it was certainly innovative.

Kind regards,

Stix

 

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On 12/11/2018 at 11:23, Redcoat2966 said:

Really nice job Stix......that mud is great:coolio:.....myst have a look at Vallejo's offerings there.

 

Well balanced colour and weathering....

 

10 out of 10......:yes:

 

Simon

Hi Simon and thank you very much for your comments. I have to say I have been very impressed with Vallejo's mud products. I always used Mig's stuff before - which is okay.....and I still use for some things - but Vallejo's mud includes bits that appear like small twigs or grasses which add nicely to the effects - there is one which I use called 'Mud and Graas effect' which has more texture.

Kind regards,

Stix

 

 

 

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I think that is probably the best that I've ever seen from you Stix. Beautiful job.

 

John.

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On ‎12‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 21:49, Hairtrigger said:

Fantastic...  All I can think of...

Thank you very much Hairtrigger! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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