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Looks great! Love the vignette as well :) something I have not yet dared to dive into....

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On 13/01/2021 at 08:40, Bullbasket said:

Hi Stix, and a very good morning to you. You always turn out some crackers, but I think that you've outdone yourself with this one. The paint job is, as usual, superb, but I particularly like the weathering and the way that you've loaded it with stowage. Also of note is the way that you have displayed it. Brilliant! The figures are excellent.

Stay safe.

John.

Hi John. I hope you and yours are keeping well in these odd times. Thank you, as always, for your too kind comments. I did enjoy this project and I always think desert Panzer IIIs need to have a bit of stowage......well most AFVs do but time is sometimes the reason for not adding some.

Take care.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 13/01/2021 at 10:25, Longbow said:

Well, where did this one come from ??

Out of no-where........................................or what feels like no-where - the desert in Tunisia!

 

On 13/01/2021 at 10:25, Longbow said:

Beautiful finish as always, Stix !! Well done !! ;)

Thank you, most kind! :thumbsup:

 

Hope you are keeping well.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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That's another wonderfully produced model Stix. I found your WIP just to see how you produce such great results by brush painting, it really is very impressive.

I like the way you have done the base as well, simple but very effective and sets the model off nicely. I think I should try to create some bases for some of my builds.

 

Wayne. 

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Hi Stix, 

It is a very nice little tank, as always, a magnificent work with the model, and very complete, with its crew, base, and artistic background, it makes it look very well integrated.
I love the rear with the jerrycans ...
Cheers and TC
Francis.👍👍

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On 13/01/2021 at 11:05, Model Mate said:

lovely piece of work on the Panzer - great figures too. I have to keep reminding myself this is 1/48 and not much bigger.

Thank you very much Model Mate. Most kind! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix 

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On 13/01/2021 at 11:36, swralph said:

You've drummed up a fine piece of modelling Stix.😀

Lol!! Thank you! Most kind! :thumbsup:

 

On 14/01/2021 at 20:13, Nenad Ilijic said:

Wow this is fantastic! I like the stowage very much. What do you use for ropes?

Best,

Nenad

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

Sorry for the slow reply to your question. The ropes were made from reasonably thick, light brown, sewing thread. which I soaked in a mix of watered down PVA glue mixed with a little Humbrol acrylic Dark Earth paint - to give a better colour. The PVA mixed in is there to stop the thread fraying. I used it without PVA the first time I ever used it and it looked furry in the photos I took!!

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

 

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On 14/01/2021 at 22:45, Whitewolf said:

The finish is superb, you've done a fantastic job!

Hi Whitewolf. Thank you very much. :thumbsup:

 

On 14/01/2021 at 23:09, JrivasK said:

very nice, beautiful work!. Love the Panzer III 😀

Hi JrivasK. Thank you very much. Most kind. If you like Panzer IIIs then you might like to join the Panzer III Single Type Group Build which can be found here - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/722-panzer-iii-stgb/

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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On 15/01/2021 at 08:07, Jasper dog said:

Superb work, painting and weathering is excellent as are the figures.  Some great detail touches too, the stowage carefully tied down, the oil leaks from the front hubs, a simple but really effective base..

Tremendous modelling. 

Darryl 

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

 

On 17/01/2021 at 19:02, Andy J said:

Another superb build Stix absolutely brilliant mate love it 👏👌👍

Thank you very much Andy. Most kind! 

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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On 18/01/2021 at 05:45, Greg Moss said:

Wow Stix - awesome work mate. The subtle weathering looks very realistic. I’m yet to build one and you’ve really set the standard 👍🏻

Hi Greg. That's very kind of you to say. Thank you.

 

On 19/01/2021 at 18:09, SoftScience said:

Super work, as always. 

I can look and look at the photos for hours.

Hi SoftScience. You are always very kind. Thank you.

 

On 19/01/2021 at 22:00, edjbartos said:

Beautiful work Stix, absolutely beautiful, the detail is amazing, figures look great, it's just cracking, well done....👍

Ed

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

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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On 19/01/2021 at 23:37, vytautas said:

Very impressive, paintwork and weathering exemplary 👍

Vytautas

Hi Vytautas. Thank you very much. You are most kind. :thumbsup:

 

On 21/01/2021 at 12:30, fpmeyer said:

Fantastic!

You can't even get tired of seeing ..... I love desert models and this one was wonderful.

Hi fpmeyer. Thank you!! That is very kind of you to say. :thumbsup:

 

On 21/01/2021 at 14:37, Redcoat2966 said:

Nice job Stix, love it. Like the base too........:yes:

I'd love to join the next GB on the Panzer III, but I already have one underway and it's far beyond 25% done. I don't even have a Panzer III chassis AFV in the stash..... and don't have any new kit budget left, as most of the funds are going into new equipment for the foreseeable future.....so maybe the next time.

Good job on the Panzer III though mate.....

Regards

Simon.

Hi Simon and thank you very much for your kind comments. I have to say, I am a little dissapointed you will not be able to join us in the Pz.III STGB - we will miss your superb modelling skills!

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix 

 

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On 12/01/2021 at 21:16, PlaStix said:

This was my project for the MTO GB. It was a fun kit to build – as most of Tamiya’s 1/48 Armour kits seem to be.

 

Pz.III No.04 was part of the 501st Heavy Panzer Battalion, which was part of the Afrika Korps in North Africa. Following the Allied landing in French North Africa the Battalion, with its 16 Panzer IIIs, arrived in Tunisia between November 1942 and January 1943.

Initially only three Tiger Is of the 501st landed at Tunis on 23 November 1942. These first elements of the battalion, along with four Panzer IIIs, were organized with other units into Kampfgruppe Lueder. They were involved in fighting just over a week later during the Axis counterattack on 1 December, destroying nine US and two British tanks on the first day while relieving German forces.

 

I have done my version as part of a small vignette with the crew using the radio to get their orders. The base was one of my slightly rushed simple ones, using a bit of 4mm MDF and some household filler.

 

Kit: Tamiya 1/48

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel, Railmatch and Vajello acrylic paints – all applied by brushes

Extras: Lead wire, fuse wire, splatter guard mesh, stretched sprue, styrene strip, plasticard, Redog Models and Tamiya stowage, Tamiya 1/48 figures, 4mm MDF, household filler, Army Painter grass tufts.

 

The WIP can be found HERE

 

The Pz.III on its own against a white background:

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On its base with the figures:

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I also took a set of photos against the desert photo backdrop I have:

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Thank you to everyone who commented and offered advice and encouragement in my build thread. Thank you also to Patrice @TEMPESTMK5 for hosting such an excellent GB. Looking forward to the next one!

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

 

PS. IF YOU LIKE MAKING Pz.IIIs - PLEASE JOIN US IN THE Pz.III STGB WHICH STARTS ON THE 6TH FEBRUARY!

Hey Stix

 

Congratulations on the beautiful model 👍

It doesn't look like 1/48 at all and then painted with a brush - very good work.
Also the weathering is well balanced and not overdone.
The base is simple and does not distract from the model, but is a good addition that creates atmosphere.

MD

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1 hour ago, PlaStix said:

 

Hi Simon and thank you very much for your kind comments. I have to say, I am a little dissapointed you will not be able to join us in the Pz.III STGB - we will miss your superb modelling skills!

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix 

 

 Thanks for that Stix :yes:.........and yeah, would have been fun as with the Panther GB. Just posted my recent progress on the Panzer III N...........mainly been experimenting these last few weeks........some up's and downs :think:.......

 

Regards

Simon.

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On 23/01/2021 at 22:16, Buzby061 said:

Superb. Every time I look at the pictures I see something new. 

Pete

Thank you very much Pete. Most kind.

 

On 24/01/2021 at 22:57, exdraken said:

Looks great! Love the vignette as well :) something I have not yet dared to dive into....

Thank you very much Werner. It's worth having a go at a vignette. It sets off the build quite nicely.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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On 25/01/2021 at 18:31, diablo rsv said:

That's another wonderfully produced model Stix. I found your WIP just to see how you produce such great results by brush painting, it really is very impressive.

I like the way you have done the base as well, simple but very effective and sets the model off nicely. I think I should try to create some bases for some of my builds.

 

Wayne. 

Hi Wayne. Thank you very much for your generous comments. If I have time, I usually like to try and make bases, as I do think it sets the model off more than if it is just sitting on a shelf.

Kind regards, 

Stix

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