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Quarter Scale Armor GB - 3rd Edition
Posted by waikong on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 9:59 PM

So we have enough to get this started, not a crowd, but enough.  GB starts now until whenever we all run out of steam.  Only requirement is 1/48th not Aircraft or Ship - armor, softtops, figures, etc.. all good.  So us your WIP, and more the better.  Will post badge later.

List of participants:

Centaur567 - Bandai M3A1 half track

Taxtp - Italeri Puma

Waikong - Tamiya Early Tiger

Waynec - Taimya British 7t MK.IV armoured car

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, August 4, 2016 4:00 AM
Hi Waikong, I'll do an Italeri Puma. Cheers Tony

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, August 4, 2016 8:41 AM

Welcome Tony, I have this kit in my stash also.  I built their AB41 previously, and that was a good kit - a bit heavy on some details but overall lots of fun.  Added you to the list

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Posted by waikong on Friday, August 5, 2016 8:55 AM

So this is the kit I'm building, one of the first kit that Tamiya used to revive this scale.

I also have this PE set, I'm usually not much for big aftermarket items, but the price on this was very reasonable, about $10 USD if I recall, includes side skirts, metal barrel, screens, and other items.

There is a review here and a comparison of the barrels http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/48/lionroar/la48001.htm

They also have similiar addon for the short barrel Stug and the T34.

Here's my stug-3 that I used the PE on, this was my first 1/48 armor kit

A more indepth WIP and pictures are here http://waihobbies.wkhc.net/StugIII.html

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 5, 2016 9:23 AM

Hmmm, 1/48 scale armor eeeh? Confused Maybe I think ablut this....

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, August 5, 2016 10:23 AM

modelcrazy

Hmmm, 1/48 scale armor eeeh? Confused Maybe I think ablut this....

 

 

Steve,

There seems to be a lot of choices out there in quater scale, and a lot of AM for them too.

Waikong,

How long do you plan to run this GB?

Edit: The Stug looks fantastic! That's what made me start checking eBay for quarter scale armor kits!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by waikong on Friday, August 5, 2016 12:54 PM

dont think, join!

I will run this for as long as there is interest, at least until End of year for sure even if I'm the only guy left. :)

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 5, 2016 1:39 PM
I would need to find something, but 1/48 scale is intriguing. Smaller than 1/35 and not the potentially toy like 1/72 (I’m not talented enough to make 1/72 look good). I'll take a look around and see if I can find something I like that I can afford.
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Posted by waynec on Saturday, August 6, 2016 5:06 PM

just back from LHS swap/trade/sell meet. actually came home with less than i started. did pick up a Tamiya TIGER I DAK and a PANTHER G for $25 total. i really, really, really do not need another model sub-group interest. Big Smile

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Posted by waikong on Saturday, August 6, 2016 10:58 PM

$25?!?!?  That's quite a haul for only $25.  Congrats.  And yes, you do need another model sub-group interest. You NEED some 1/48 armor. Smile

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:42 PM

First progress pics.  Got the main body put together with the turrent. Started to add PE details. Clasps.

PE Screens and fire extinquisher on primed body

Nice metal barrel included in the lion roar set

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, August 14, 2016 10:42 PM

waikong

$25?!?!?  That's quite a haul for only $25.  Congrats.  And yes, you do need another model sub-group interest. You NEED some 1/48 armor. Smile

 

actually sold more than i bought. then blew it on 1/35 early soviet and finnish armor at squadron.

got the AC primed. decided to add all the fiddly stuff (tools, mirrors) before priming and just be careful handling. painting the tools will be amusing. i did leave off the spare fuel cans as they will be a different color. had to add some "filler" to the two turret vision blocks.

looks like color modulation and oil filters for effect. maybe some mud though i have an old SALADIN that needs a lot of mud. might be a better project.

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Posted by waikong on Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:08 PM

well, that was a fast build. looking nice.

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Posted by tigerman on Saturday, August 27, 2016 2:55 PM

Hello Waikong. I'm reallllyyyy going to try to do this. Things are slowing down a bit now for me. Would love to get an easy kit with a simple scheme etc. I'm thinking maybe a Tamiya Crusader if I can land one at a good price. I'm burnt out on German right now. Never done a quarter-scale armor before. I'll probably have to research a few to get an idea what I would like.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by waikong on Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:04 PM

Welcome to the GB. Take your time and have fun. No hurry at all, after a good start I havent been able to spend anytime in the last 2 weeks myself. Either way 1/48 armor is going to have way less pieces than a 1/35. Love to see your great skills transferred to a smaller scale.

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Posted by tigerman on Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:27 PM

Thank you. I was thinking of selling off all my 1/35 and going to 1/48. However, I decided that 1/35 is challenging enough in size, and I got many kits at lesser prices then the 1/48's I've been checking out. I do want kits with less parts. That is one reason I'm laying off Dragon kits. I've been working on 1/35 Dragon Tiger I Late, Pz III H and the T-34 1941. The T-34 isn't as detailed, but I like the lower parts count. I just can't finish anything.

My ebay search of 1/48 was very limited, so it might be a bit before I land something.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by waikong on Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:26 PM

for some reason, the price for Tanya 1/48 kits are over 50% higher than their cost in Asia. if you don't mind waiting a few weeks to get them shipped directly from Japan, I have seen the crusader for under $20 which includes shipping via Amazon sellers

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Posted by waikong on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:29 PM

wow, time went by fast, Finally got some time on the bench.  Gave the tiger an initail coat of desert yellow.

Started on the PE side skirts with some damage

Here they are primed and mounted

Painted Rust effects on the exhaust using Vallejo paints

Finally, heated the heat shields and formed to shape, the nice discoloration from actual heat and soot is actually pretty nice, lets see how much of it I can actually keep.

 

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:17 AM
That's looking really good Waikong. The etch adds a lot to the model, particularly the weathering and damage. BTW, I'll start my build here very soon. Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:50 AM

Sure, looking forward to seeing your Puma.

 

Would be great if someone joins with the new JSDF tank too - not too many modern armor in 1/48 except for resin stuff, which are a little more than I want ot spend on a kit.

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, October 21, 2016 3:44 PM

Here's the start to my Puma, from last night. Whilst I sprayed the interior white 'just in case', I don't plan to open the hatches on this one, so I haven't detailed out the interior at all.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by waikong on Friday, October 21, 2016 4:35 PM

I love the feeling of opening a new kit, the possibilities!

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:08 AM

Here's an update after another day. I've done most of the suspension. There is quite a lot of clean up in these complex parts. I've also joined the wheel halves. At the top right you can see the main reason why I'm closing it up, courtesy of the household mutt. I must have dropped it on the floor without realising, and she found it and had a good chew. Luckily it was an interior part and I can cover it easily enough.

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

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 4:40 PM

Here's a little more progress on the Puma.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by waikong on Sunday, November 13, 2016 4:15 PM

Good work on the Puma.

My build was stalled for a few weeks due to work.  But was able to complete the tracks after some self-inflicted errors. But as a glutton for some PE punishment, decided to add little nuts to the fenders, especially the area where I had it fall off.  As that would need some good weathering work.

I then used some solder to create the missing wiring conduit for the head lights.

So the build so far, next up will be reapply the base color and start on the camo.  Then add the misc tools.  Trying to find some interesting figures to go with the finish build to.

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, November 18, 2016 7:36 PM

Hi Waikong,

Great detail for the scale, will watch with interest. Your eyes must be better than mine - the magnifiers are getting stronger each year.

Tony, looking forward to seeing the Puma done.

I do have a number of quarter scale armour kits, but they are a way down the build plan. This year has not seen much completed, so to get a sense of acheivement I did the weekend GB and did the Tamiya JS-2 kit. Just to share:

 

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Posted by waikong on Monday, December 5, 2016 5:53 PM
Hey. That looks fantastic! Sorry about the late reply but didnt get a email notification like I usually do. love the whitecross markings. Old eyes are going, need to use optivisors, but thats the fun right? See how much details we can get in there. The group build will go on for a while, so you still can join. Or just come back and give us some comments and insight.

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Posted by waikong on Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:08 PM

some progress, cleaned up the paint and added the green camo.  Next are tools, details painting, followed by oil washes.

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:19 PM

AC is done. oil washes followed by scrubbing in some pastels. quick base which is ok but not great. did not spend a lot of time on it.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, December 30, 2016 8:06 PM

waynec

AC is done. oil washes followed by scrubbing in some pastels. quick base which is ok but not great. did not spend a lot of time on it.

 

 

Great job on the armored car Wayne, I am impressed.

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