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1/35 Bandai M61A5 Main Battle Tank


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Hi folks,

 

A project just for fun. I had the the Bandai 1/35 M61A5 Semovente Main Battle Tank on the shelf and decided to modify it a little and make a small diorama to go with it.

 

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I moved around kit parts, added left over parts from the spare box, various scratch built and different resin parts to create a heavy infantry support vehichle.

 

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Figures are from Live Resin, Master Box, Airborne Miniatures and Yufan. I moved heads around and added equipment parts here and there.

 

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I made a complete interior and engine compartment with a mixture of resin parts and scratch built details. Plenty of space to play around with, the original kit is quite big. 

 

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Everything is painted and weathered with paints from Valejjo and Ammo Of Mig, weathered using products Ammo Of Mig and AK-Interactive.

 

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Thanks for looking 

Cheers!
/Fred

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1 hour ago, Troffa said:

It may just be me, but I cannot view any of your images. I get a grey "No Entry" sign type thing in place of the picture. 

 

I have inserted the links again and everything shows up fine on my end...

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Yup, the photo's are now visible.  That's a tremendous display- really impressive work. 

 

And a few minutes later, all but one of the Photo's have disappeared again. Most peculiar. 

 

Edit: And now they are, in the words of Gary Barlow,  "back for good". 

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8 hours ago, Troffa said:

It may just be me, but I cannot view any of your images. I get a grey "No Entry" sign type thing in place of the picture. 

 

Same here, no pictures are showing on my android phone.

 

Just checked it on the desktop and still no images showing.

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I did see the images briefly last night, so they do work for a period- I wonder if the issue is data usage?  Too much of a demand on the picture host server? 

 

I've just found out 'Google Blogger' will host Photo's quite nicely thanks to the 'Hotlinking Photo Host Choices' thread in the FAQ section of the Forum. It works like a charm. Other hosts are available, and it'll be nice to see the Model again because it's really nicely done.

 

Edit: And we're back in the room. Nice.

 

Regards,

 

Troffa

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2 hours ago, saturnapollo said:

How long did it take you to do all of that?


Oh, difficult to tell, did not really count the hours. Around four months of weekends only, plus Christmas holidays, including some full days when the ‘weather’ allowed it 😆

 

Detailing actually took a while and so did painting the figures. I also spent a lot of time on interior details that I thought would be way more visible than they turned out to be...

 

Another quite time consuming part was broadening the wheels. The ones used was both narrower and had a smaller diameter than the original ones. 

 

The exterior paint job was quite straight forward though. I’d say 30 hours spread over two weeks from primer to weathering.
 

Painting the dio was done in a day as nature colours blend wet. I really enjoyed the new dry brush paint from the Spaniard, used them for the firts time on the dio 👌 Grass, bushes and so on was added the day after. 

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