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I've not made as many models as I usually do but I have had fun making all the ones I have made. As usual all of these builds have been completed in GBs and all have been painted with brushes.

 

Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.D and crew

Kit: 1/35 Dragon/Platz Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.D

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch Acrylic paints all applied by brushes

Figures: MiniArt Special Edition German Tank Crew

Base: 3mm MDF, Wilko picture frame, Household Filler, Vallejo European Mud, Woodlands Scenics Blended and other turfs, Army Painter tufts and grasses

WIP: Here

Lots more photos of the Pz.IV and crew: Here

Vignette style photos: Here

 

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Panzer IV Ausf. J Sd.Kfz.161/2

1 SS Pz. Div. 723 Normandy 1944

Kit: Tamiya 1/48

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch acrylics all applied by brush

Extras: Tamiya Zimmerit stickers (the set for the H version - which fit fine), Vallejo European Thick Mud

Build thread: Here

Ready For Inspection photos: Here

 

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T26E4 Super Pershing Pilot #1 - HobbyBoss 1/35

Kit: HobbyBoss 1/35 T26E4 Super Pershing Pilot #1

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch - all applied by brush

Extras: Tamiya Tank Crew, Italeri Tools, Slater's Plasticard, Academy ammo crate and jerrycan.

WIP: Here

RFI: Here

Vignette photos: Here

 

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King Tiger - Porsche Turret - s.Pz.Abt.506

Arnhem 1944

Toon Version

Kit: Meng Toon Kit (no scale given)

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch Acrylics applied by brush

Extras: No More Nails Zimmerit (thank you to @MarkSH for the idea), lead wire and Vallejo Mud products

WIP: Here

RFI: Here

 

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Tiger 1 Ausf.E (Late Production)

Turret Number 313 of 3./s.Pz.Abt. 503 (3rd Company 503rd Heavy Tank Battalion)

This is the Tiger 1 that would become famous as the one which was overturned at Manneville during the Allied heavy bombing at the start of Operation 'Goodwood' on the 18 July 1944. Three of the crew actually survived that bombing. My version is modelled before that date while the detachment was still fighting against Allied tank forces during the battles around Caen. My finished kit will be seen in action next against a Typhoon Mk.1b in the D-Day STGB.

 

Kit: 1/48 Skybow Tiger 1 Ausf.E (Late Production)

Paints; Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch Acrylics all applied by brush

Extras: Stetched Sprue arial and Vallejo Mud

 

The W.I.P. can be found: Here

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Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib - 1/48 Hasegawa/Italeri - motorised prop

ZY-Y - 247 Sqn. France, June 1944

This was part of my project for the D-Day GB. The kit is by Hasegawa but re-boxed by Italeri with new decals. There are some fit issues with the kit in a couple of places but other than those it was a fun build. As can be seen from the photos I decided, as it was going to be part of a small diorama, that I would have the prop motorised. The motor I used was from Airfix. I also used the PE set for this kit from Eduard.

Kit: 1/48 Italeri/Hasegawa Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib
Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch Acrylics all applied by brush
Extras: Eduard PE set, Airfix motor and Airfix pilot

The WIP can be found: Here
The RFI can be found: Here

 

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The two previous builds were built to be part of the vignette below:

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All the photos of the above scene can be found: Here

 

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment or make suggestions in my build threads - it’s the support from fellow modellers that have helped make my models what they are.

 

There may be one more build to go into this Yearbook if I get it finished before the end of the year.

 

Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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Hi Stix,

Superbly stunning work as always. The cross-over Typhoon Tiger diorama on its own would take me 6 months. How you churn out a whole bunch of masterpieces in a year is beyond me. R

I'm going to be the odd one out and point out a niggle. Yes, you've guessed it. I still have an issue with Herr Pointy-Finger. I'm going to download that pic and photoshop a bright yellow canary sitting on it!:rofl:Or perhaps an enormous eagle.

 

Congratulations on a great year's work!

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

 

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Hi Stix - Masterful work sir - top drawer - well done on a clutch of beauties - I hope 2020 is equally as awe inspiring.

 

Merry Christmas - Steve

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15 hours ago, DAG058 said:

Every single one a masterpiece. And all done by brush, unbelievable. I can't wait for 2020!

Thank you very much for your very kind comments! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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some absolute beauties here! The Tiger with Porsche turret had me tilting my head a bit until i realized it was a toon kit - there was me going 'what bizzare fisheye lense has he shot this with the perspective is very odd???' 

Love the flaked zimmerit on the tiger.

To see all this has been achieved by brush painting really gives me confidence, and your not working on small scale examples either! I had been hesitating with finishing off my P-47, considering if Santa may drop an airbrush upon me, but now i think i will crack on :D

Look forwards to seeing your showcase for 2020!

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On 11/12/2019 at 00:10, Badder said:

Hi Stix,

Superbly stunning work as always. The cross-over Typhoon Tiger diorama on its own would take me 6 months. How you churn out a whole bunch of masterpieces in a year is beyond me. R

I'm going to be the odd one out and point out a niggle. Yes, you've guessed it. I still have an issue with Herr Pointy-Finger. I'm going to download that pic and photoshop a bright yellow canary sitting on it!:rofl:Or perhaps an enormous eagle.

 

Congratulations on a great year's work!

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

 

Hi Badder. Thank you, as always, for your far too kind comments. I think you need to get over the stick! - It's bothering you far more than it should do! On the other hand I'm really looking forward to seeing you bringing your creative skills to Photoshop!  I await "Eagle on a stick" fighting with a Tiger!

Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. 

Kind regards,

Stix 

 

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On 11/12/2019 at 08:23, BIG X said:

Hi Stix - Masterful work sir - top drawer - well done on a clutch of beauties - I hope 2020 is equally as awe inspiring.

 

Merry Christmas - Steve

Hi Steve. Thank you for your very kind comments. And I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. 

Kind regards,

Stix 

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On 12/12/2019 at 8:01 AM, PlaStix said:

I think you need to get over the stick! - It's bothering you far more than it should do! On the other hand I'm really looking forward to seeing you bringing your creative skills to Photoshop!  I await "Eagle on a stick" fighting with a Tiger!

Ah, seems you've got the wrong end of the wrong stick. I AM over the stick.  I was actually referring to the chap beside the PzIV, with his pointy finger.😊

 

Rearguards,

Badder

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On 11/12/2019 at 13:42, Kushan_Farsight said:

some absolute beauties here! The Tiger with Porsche turret had me tilting my head a bit until i realized it was a toon kit - there was me going 'what bizzare fisheye lense has he shot this with the perspective is very odd???' 

Love the flaked zimmerit on the tiger.

To see all this has been achieved by brush painting really gives me confidence, and your not working on small scale examples either! I had been hesitating with finishing off my P-47, considering if Santa may drop an airbrush upon me, but now i think i will crack on :D

Look forwards to seeing your showcase for 2020!

Hi Kushan_Farsight. Thank you very much for your very kind comments. Yeah the Toon KT is an odd one isn’t it?

As you may or may not know I don’t own an airbrush basically because I don’t have anywhere suitable to use one and I actually really enjoy the process of painting with brushes.

Thank you again. 

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 11/12/2019 at 13:52, John Laidlaw said:

Truly excellent work there, as usual! Your paintwork is an inspiration.

Hi John. Thank you very much for your very kind comments.

Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 11/12/2019 at 18:45, nimrod54 said:

:yikes: Another fantastic year of excellent brush painted models Stix, my favourite pick would be the attacking Typhoon. I look forward to more of the same next year.

Thank you very much John. I must admit I was quite pleased with the Typhoon scene - one of those I wasn't sure would work until nearer the end.

Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 11/12/2019 at 20:56, Ozzy said:

Another fantastic year Stix, Merry Christmas to you and Mrs Stix.

Hi Ozzy and thank you very much for your comments and your Christmas wishes.

I hope you and yours have a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.

Kind regards,

Stix

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