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    August 2021
Patton - semi truck vignette
Posted by Mac Fixx on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:58 AM

 

Constructive criticism is appreciated.

Lots of firsts:

Sort of shiny, figure painting, oil on canvas backdrop, and using Alclad.  Wheels and tires are from Keystone Aluminum Model Miniatures (while expensive they're worth it IMO). Otherwise, it's a "box" AMT kit with the usual fit and flash issues.  The "Luberfiner" needs tweeking and oil lines along with whipping up some "Patton Trucking" decals to go on the doors but otherwise, basically done.

https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-j9qH8z/i-hHNpBQk/A

Now back to more typical builds.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:03 AM

Hello!

GMC General - Patton - huh, huh, pretty smart!

Sorry I don't have constructive criticism yet, just praise... I like it a lot! I like the gurl, too, although I'd prefer she made love not war :-)

Why does the rig have a Detroit Diesel? I've heard people either love or hate those motors.

The greae on the fifth wheel is a hard thing to do - how did you do yours? When I was working on my truck I made it using thick black acrylic paint.

OK, I got some constructive criticism at last - there are visible knock-out pin marks on the blue thingy behind the engine (what is it, btw?), so you need to concentrate more on the cleanup of the parts. And the chassis could use some more wiring/piping - I mean the brake lines most of all.

That doesn't make the overall impression very - well - impressive! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:05 AM

i Could not open the attachment.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by Mac Fixx on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:47 AM

Detroit WAS the truck engine of preference from WWII until the late '70s...and until the mid-'80s, a division of GM. The 71 series was/is bulletproof but noisy, thirsty, messy, and only at its best when wide open. The old saying was, "For best results, slam your hand in the door before driving".

Blue things...one is the air compressor and the other, which is actually black, the power steering pump. 

Yeah, it should have more lines and wires. Excuses: lazy, impatient, and suck at making them look realistic in tight spots.

5th wheel grease is ultra-fine sawdust mixed in with cheap acrylics then finished off with oil then clear...the same way I do wet mud and most textures.

The specific suggestions on places to improve are greatly appreciated.  Sometimes I can't see the trees because of the forest.  I just realized there's a wheel reaching for the clouds and the hussy doesn't have both feet grounded...err...well...you get the idea.

To Dodgy:  I did something wrong.  It was supposed to be a hotlink.  While a bit of a pain, cut and paste it in a new tab and it'll work. Sorry about that.

Working Hasegawa construction equipment up next.  It'll be nice to get back to kits that don't need a hundred hours of rework.

Thanks.

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:15 AM

Here's the link:

https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-j9qH8z/i-hHNpBQk/A

Exceptional work. Yes

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:30 PM

Pretty sharp looking. I read your comment about the glossiness on the hussy there ha ha I liked the glossiness on the skin because it looked like a good reflection but I think the material of the pants and halter top need a really good flat coat on them. Cool look overall

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! AND the local club build theme for November is Nose Art, I've gotta build something for that, let's add my Tamiya 1/48 P-38 Lightning

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by Mac Fixx on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:51 PM

Good point about a hefty coat of flat on the hussy's outfit.  It'll be added to the (growing) list of tweeks.

Is any diorama/model ever done?

Mac

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:18 PM

Really nice!  I echo the same comments on the young ladies clothes, unless they are vinyl Wink

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by Mac Fixx on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:36 PM

How about this for the bovine excrement excuse of the day. 

It's leather. Bow Down

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:58 PM

Oh yeah, that's a good one!

I have seen the last photo just now - did you add it later?

I'd like to say that nothing beats fine sandpaper for tarmac in this scale and fi you didn't already plan it I'd suggest lining the sides of the diorama with veneer or some other plate for neatness - it really adds to the looks of the dio. I like the backdrop a lot, too!

Good luck with your builds and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by Mac Fixx on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:36 PM

Missing the frame...sandpaper for road.

As my hero puts it so well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc4IFIXcDcs

 

And so the list grows.  That's a good thing and why I'm here.

Thank you all.

Mac

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