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75th Anniversary of 1941 Group Build (World at War)

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:20 PM

Nice work, Scott.  That's a great-looking ship!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:04 PM

A small update today, doesn't look like much has been accomplished, but it has.

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Posted by SMJmodeler on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 7:44 AM

taxtp: 1:76 scale...did I read that right?  That's one sweet little build and you knocked it out quickly!YesYes   

Any chance you could add another photo with a penny dropped in the shot for scale?

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, July 02, 2018 8:00 PM

Front page updated with the photo, Tony.  Thanks again for participating in the build.  

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, July 02, 2018 6:30 PM

Thanks everyone.

Please use the first photo CMK.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, July 01, 2018 12:58 PM

That looked like a fun build Tony,  good job!

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, July 01, 2018 12:34 PM

Excellent, Tony!  That certainly turned out well.  Nice sense of action to it.

Which photo do you like for the finish build?

Thanks for being part of the GB.  Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, July 01, 2018 10:08 AM

Hi Tony, great looking build and vignette! Yes

Same here, I have this matchbox kit built some time ago, good times.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:17 PM

..and here it is, this was a fun build. More builds to come I think.

Cheers

Tony

Regards

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, June 29, 2018 10:07 AM

Looks good, Tony.  Has that dry and arid desert appearance.

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, June 29, 2018 5:22 AM

Thanks CMK. Here's a couple of photos of te base. I've had some trouble with my photography/lightning here, the ground has come out darker than it really is. I've added some extra debris for realism, and filled out the wall that was one sided, but other than that it's true to the base that Matchbox originally gave us.

Cheers

Tony

 

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:44 PM

Very good, Tony.  Especially nice effect on the Panzer.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:32 PM

Progress photo of my Revell 1/76 Panzer II. The tank itself is almost done, I'll need to paint details on the exhaust and weapons then give it a flat coat. With the base, I've filled in the back side of the wall, and added some additional debris (with Milliput) to the front and rear of it. I'll add a bit more, then start painting it. THe two Afrika Korps figures are primed, haven't really started on them yet. I'm enjoying this build, I really should do more armor.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:44 PM

Nice selection, Piers.  I think it shows off your Defiant to very good effect.

Photo is posted; and thanks again for your participation.

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:35 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys, it was interesting to try something different.

Check, I'll go for the last photo thanks

Piers

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:09 PM

Great work on theDefiant Piers, I think the weathering looks effective. It's quite a difficult one to pull off.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:12 PM

Piers:

Your Defiant turned out really well; I think you achieved very realistically the worn-and-weary look you set out to do.  Very impressive.

Do you have a preference for the finished photo?  

Thanks for being part of this GB.  I look forward to seeing your work in '43!   

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:48 AM

Lost, the Defiant looks fantastic. Yes

I think I mentioned it before, but as you say war weary but the night black paint also was not very durable and was a temporary paint - all of which you have portrayed quite admirably.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:23 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys. Check, yes it has been a change for me to put a crew on board. In fact, that’s the first pilot I have put in in ages.
Scott, your Prince is coming along well, a lot of good work to get to that stage. Know what you mean about the fingers and the railings…
Tony, that’s a blast from the past there! Didn’t have that one, but did do the Firefly, Long Tom, Chafee and Panther as a kid. Loved them having the little diorama bases which I did an awful job on back in the day… Looks like it is coming together nicely, and looking forward to what you do with the base
 
So the Defiant is complete! I have got the very war weary look I was after, not sure about the realism, but happy with it none the less. The Airfix kit was great to build up and had nice detail.

Thanks for running the GB Check, it has been good fun and I ill be back in four GBs time for 1943, got a few subjects to chose from...

 

Piers

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, June 18, 2018 10:29 PM

Looks like that went well, Tony.  Nice work!

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, June 18, 2018 6:46 PM

I gave the Panzer II a coat of primer. Since then I've also given it a coat of grey. Both are Tamiya acrylics. I'll let this dry today. I've got one of those Vallejo paint sets for DAK vehicles, so it will eventually be sand coloured. 

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, June 18, 2018 8:23 AM

Easy to do, psycho.  Looking forward to seeing photos.

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Posted by ww2psycho on Monday, June 18, 2018 2:29 AM
Thanks checkmate. I didn't realize i posted that in the wrong gb thread. I will get pictures soon on the right one.
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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:03 PM

Even little tread tracks in the base, Tony!  That's pretty innovative.  Nice work!

psycho:  I've been using this since the photobucket travesty:  https://postimages.org/

No cost, works well, and uploads pretty quickly.  No problems so far.

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Posted by ww2psycho on Sunday, June 17, 2018 7:07 PM
For the most part my panzer II is pretty much together, waiting for paint. Most of it must have been together when I first said I would build it. Do people still use photobucket for image hosting or something else?
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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, June 17, 2018 6:49 PM

Thanks CMK,  we played with them too. 

One of the things I'm interested in, and the reason I'm building this kit is the history of scale models.

This kit was originally released by Matchbox in 1976. I remember getting it with this box art.

In 1979, it got this reworked box art

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After the demise of Matchbox, Revell picked up a few molds, including this one. The release that I'm building was released in 2008.

Anyways, enough of the history lesson, these things go together pretty quickly.

The only extra work I've done so far is to fill in the back of the rear building, as the wall was hollow. I'm thinking I might add some more rubble to the base though, and perhaps some stowage to the tank if I can make it myself.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:29 AM

Build roster is updated with your Panzer, Tony.

I remember having some of the Airfix kits you mentioned, way back in Jr. High.  Some of them came with bases and figures.  I think the bases were vacume formed.

They were fun to play with after building.

Glad to have this addition to the GB.  Thank you!

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, June 16, 2018 3:19 AM

I'd like to add a  quick build into this GB please CMK. I'm going to re-live my childhood by doing the Revell 1/72 Panzer II kit, which is originally a Matchbox kit complete with diorama base. The two decal options are for a tank of the Leichte Division, DAK, North Africa 1941 and and the other is for Pz Rgt 8, 15, Pz. Div. DAK, North Africa 1941-42. I think either is ok for this GB.

I built many of these Matchbox 1/76 armor kits as a kid, and I think I'll do a few just for fun from time to time. I thought they were easier to build than the Airfix kits, and I couldn't really get hold of any other brand at the time.

Hopefully it'll be a quick, fun little build. I actually made a start on it last night, basically the kit construction is out of the box, with the base I've filled in the walls of the ruined building as they are one sided and I'd prefer them to be solid.

Here's what I've got.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:24 PM

scottrc

I also forgot to paint the darker gray cammo on the bow and stern of the hull, so either this ship moves to 1940, or I mask and paint it.  I'm tying to the latterBig Smile

I've done that before !

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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