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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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  • Member since
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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, May 27, 2018 8:46 AM

stikpusher

Man City, those Tamiya 1/48 kits are sweet. I’ve built one and have a few more in the stash. Great stuff!

 

I thought they would be good kits.  It is Tamiya, afterall.  Now I just have to find some "extra" money lying around so I can order one...or two.  Big Smile

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, May 27, 2018 8:49 AM

Hey Zvezda, that is some good progress, and the kit looks excellent.  I think I see link and length tracks?

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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  • From: HTX
Posted by Kien on Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:12 PM

Well, I have just finished the Tamiya IS2 in 1:35 scale. This was a good build though I feel Tamiya kits can lack detail especially for the price. This was probably the price of a regular Takom kit, but has half the detail. The kit was mostly stock, with the addition of Eureka tow cables, value gear stowage, and some beaded thread I used for rope. Model was painted in Tamiya acrylics, weathered with some oils, and added some pigments. I am trying to get a better hang of weathering, I feel it's hard to get that realistic look and easy to over-weather. 

I have some more Russian armor, if I get to building them I'll definitely come back to put them on this GB. 

Kien

Here are some images (first picture much better because taken with nice camera by someone else):

https://s22.postimg.cc/fpn65wqc1/Screen_Shot_2018-05-27_at_5.54.32_PM.pnghttps://s22.postimg.cc/ijqbje2sx/DSC09923.jpghttps://s22.postimg.cc/m3c99capd/DSC09924.jpghttps://s22.postimg.cc/encznka5d/DSC09925.jpghttps://s22.postimg.cc/jm0i22j35/DSC09929.jpghttps://s22.postimg.cc/6huxpe6gx/DSC09934.jpghttps://s22.postimg.cc/8mfaqi2yp/DSC09939.jpg

 Youtube Channel:                                                       https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcc2P3-PluSdehvVCEKLdw

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:49 PM

Kien, that looks real good! I’m sure that Tamiya kit builds up a lot more easily than the Dragon or Zvedzda IS-2 kits. It sure is one imposing looking beast once built, no matter who makes the kit.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:34 PM

I've just bought a Tamiya 1/35 SU-85. I'm thinking seriously of making the leap from 1/48 to 1/35 armor. I'll let you know if I decide to change my entry for this GB.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, May 27, 2018 8:54 PM

Kien, I think the weathering on your tank looks good.  I agree that it is easy to overdo.  The stowage stands out for me.  Really well done.  Front page updated, and thanks for being part of the GB!

If you find time for another entry, we would love to see it.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:26 PM

Zvezda: Looks cool! I built a few of Tamiya's 1/48th kits and they were nice. Good detail and they went together like a silk glove.

Kien: Super job there!!! The weathering looks good and I love the storage.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, May 28, 2018 4:22 AM

D.: indeed these are L&L tracks and they will be a challenge (for me).

 

Kien:  this IS-2 is truly amazing. I am impressed by the realism of the various stowage stuff.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:13 AM

So I have had some time off from work, with the plan to get some serious bench time.  Yeah, not so much.  Between getting up later, leisurely breakfast, honeydo list, and day trips (staycation), I have done very little modeling.  Sad

I did, however, start the weathering with some pigment:

 IMG_0818 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

And did some work on the tracks.  Primed with Stynylrez, then dark iron, then used Mission Models rust for a light rust coat.  You can see the rust effect on the left track.  Trying to make rubber bands look at least a little like the real thing.  Big Smile

 IMG_0817 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

I like the rust look, so will try to go light on the pigment on the tracks.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 11:35 AM

Looks good Dwayne, really like your results. 

 

 

BTW guys, I am still in this, just gotten bogged down with a bunch of other stuff. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:52 PM

That's nice Dwayne. I'm going to have to do that too soon, so I'm watching with interest.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, June 02, 2018 3:46 AM

Dwayne nice tracks, that's a very metal looking rubber.

I made little progress on the T-34, JUST hull and turret assembly completed and sanded. A nice little after market gun barrel from RB models was used.

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, June 02, 2018 12:27 PM

Hey Zvezda, looking good so far. I like that metal barrel.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Saturday, June 02, 2018 3:59 PM

Great work everyone! I have been out of town for the past few weeks, so I haven't gotten much done. I did get some paint on:

I am working on the whitewash now and plan to start on the diorama within a few days.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, June 03, 2018 5:50 PM

Zvezda & Dutchman: Those look terrific guys!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by waikong on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 4:14 PM

how did i miss this GB, 2 1/48 entries, nice! Maybe I shoudl join with a some odd ball 1/48 Russian kit.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:09 PM

They're both looking great guys, I'm looking forward to getting started on mine soon.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 11, 2018 9:14 PM

Dutch, nice job on that SU.  I have an old Tamiya SU-85 that is likely my next build.  I am certain yours will come out better.  Big Smile

Been a while since I posted progress, so here goes...decals are on, both of them LOL.  Tracks are pretty much done.  Stynylrez primer, Tamiya Dark Iron, then Mission Models Rust.  Mig Russian Earth Pigment as the final coat.  The back-up fuel drum is painted and attached.

 IMG_0822 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

 IMG_0823 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

 IMG_0824 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Getting ready to attach the chassis to the rest of the tank, but want to put some weight in the chassis first, as this will help the rubber band tracks settle better.

Then attach the tow cables, some work with oils, and a final coat of pigments, and I will likely call this one done.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:27 AM

Looking sharp Dwayne, nice work! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:22 AM

Great job so far bud. That's a nice looking kit. 

 

Griffin

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 12:44 PM

Looking real good there D. Especially the lower hull! Finish line dead ahead!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:38 PM

ManCityFan

Dutch, nice job on that SU.  I have an old Tamiya SU-85 that is likely my next build.  I am certain yours will come out better.  Big Smile

 

Thats looking really good Dwayne. I bought the old Tamiya SU 85 at a swap meet the other day, but it came in an upgraded box including some pigments. I'm thinking of giving it a run here, let's see.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:21 PM

The old Tamiya SU-85 is no dog. It may not be as nice as the new tool kits, but it builds up nice enough as is.  Add some new tracks and TLC, and you can have a real show stopper.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:40 AM

waikong

how did i miss this GB, 2 1/48 entries, nice! Maybe I shoudl join with a some odd ball 1/48 Russian kit.

 

I'd love to see what you come up with! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:55 AM

stikpusher

The old Tamiya SU-85 is no dog. It may not be as nice as the new tool kits, but it builds up nice enough as is.  Add some new tracks and TLC, and you can have a real show stopper.

 

Actually, I bought a set of Kaizen workable tracks for the kit, and started working on them.  Used a set on a T-34 I did a little while ago, and they were a nice upgrade.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:56 AM

Gamera
 
waikong

how did i miss this GB, 2 1/48 entries, nice! Maybe I shoudl join with a some odd ball 1/48 Russian kit.

  

I'd love to see what you come up with! 

 

Ditto

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:01 PM

I got some whitewash camo on using the hairspray method:

I also built up the diorama base using layers of insulation foam:

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:12 PM

Me too. I don't know of any odd ball 1/48 Russian kits. Maybe resin ?

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:26 PM

taxtp

Me too. I don't know of any odd ball 1/48 Russian kits. Maybe resin ?

Cheers

Tony

 

Tamiya and Hobbyboss make some 1/48 WWII Russian stuff.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, June 15, 2018 8:46 AM

Dutch, the camo looks great!  I am very interested in seeing the dio you have in mind.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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