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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 4:37 PM

Griffin25

Hey where's everyone? Gamera did you finish?? Devil

 

I was kinda wondering too!

Sorry nope. I'm still moving, I got a little work done yesterday and was hoping to get some more done tonight. I'm just at a point of having to assemble something, set it aside to let it dry for a couple hours, etc which is taking forever.

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

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:42 PM

Hey where's everyone? Gamera did you finish?? Devil

 

Griffin

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    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, September 24, 2018 8:34 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys. Always to get a good result out of a kit like that while trying out a few new things.

Das Beav, you are welcome to steal as much as you like, as I have done myself from many others... One tip from Stikpusher - remember that the wheels are wider than the gap between the guide teeth on the track links. From me - there isn't enough space between the return rollers and the fenders to fit the track links. Apart from that it's all good fun!

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    October, 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:27 PM

The Su76 turned out wonderfully, LostAgain! When or if I get to my Alan kit, I am borrowing(stealing) all of your ideas and technigues. Still won't turn out as well as yours.

 

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:17 PM

Great job on the Su76. It looks fantastic

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 23, 2018 3:26 PM

She looks friggin' fantastic! Esp considering the kit you used.

Kudos sir!!!

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

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:31 PM

Hey Piers, despite the trouble you had with the kit, you did a fantastic job on it!!  Tools, tracks, mud...it all looks great!

I threw up the third picture on page one for completed kits because it shows at least a little of the work you did on the fighting compartment.  If you would like a different one, please let me know.

Thanks for being part of the GB!

See ya in the Pride of the Luftwaffe GB, LOL.

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

  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, September 22, 2018 8:08 AM

So I did the last few things, the headlight went on, an antenna and some autumn leaves (tea leaves).

So now the SU 76 is done

The Alan kit was not a great kit or fit, but it seems to have come together all right. And I got to try a few new techniques and finishes.

Dwayne, thanks for running the GB, it has been great fun making this kit and watching all the other builds.

Now off to the Pride of the Luftwaffe GB, then the Japanese GB, the Commonwealth GB and the Modern armour GB..... before the Weekend madness GB....

Piers

  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:12 AM

Thanks Griffin,

This has been a new experience for me, still need to work on it, but the advantage is you can always wash off any excess or go in and slop a bit more on.

Nearly at the end, just a couple more things to add...

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:18 AM

Lol Griffin, I've slowly working toward the finish line. Wink

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

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:38 PM

Tony- I missed your KV. It looks great! Awesome weathering. The snow and figures give it that extra battle flavor too.

Gamera- I really like your painting and wash techniques. Very convincing. You better finish that S before the deadline bud. LOL.

Lost- That SU weathering is great. I never have the cajones to do heavier weathering like that. Yours is top notch. I really like that kit.

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:51 AM

LA: Thanks!!! 

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

 

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    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, September 17, 2018 6:57 PM

The interior and motor both look great Cliff. I can understand you thinking twice about closing it up!

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 17, 2018 11:02 AM

Thanks! I think it turned out better than I was expecting in any case. Almost hate to close the darn thing up with all the detail in there. 

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

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, September 17, 2018 8:37 AM

The engine looks great, and so does the interior.  The detail in this kit is amazing, and you have done a great job so far!

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

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 16, 2018 8:11 PM

Don't know if I'm going to make the end date here or not. I got way too distracted and now I started on a kit for the modern GB and keep working on that when I should be working on this. Anyway I did get the engine finished, and most of the interior parts. I'm pretty close to closing up the hull. A little more work yet to go on the turret.

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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:40 PM

Thanks guys. I like your dot filtering Piers, thats looking really good.

I think even if you wipe too much off, which I've been guilty of too, there is still an effect that is very subtle.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:23 PM

LA: Lol! Great job there on the dot filtering. I've tried it before and always either wipe so much away it vanishes or leave obvious streaks- love how yours came out.

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

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:15 AM

Excellent save on the decal!  Paintballgruppen.  That one made me laugh.

Weathering is looking great!  Despite your difficulties, this kit is turning out really well.

Good job!

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

  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:24 AM

I have not been idle on the SU76 either, just been slow to post.

The number decal was solved by cutting up other numbers from the decal sheet: that was a win!

Next it got into a fight with the Ludendorff Paintballgruppen:

And that was then dragged out with odourless paint thinner:

Next I slathered a bit of the mud mix on the wheels. I let it dry, then washed it back a bit to get the look I was after.

Once I was happy with that, I glued on the rest of the tracks. I had to get a bit creative to get them to fit properly.

I was happy with that, next step is a bit more mud, on the tracks this time.

 

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    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:05 AM

Tony,

great job on the KV, really like the balance in the vignette giving a feeling of action and movement.

Top stuff!

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 10, 2018 11:29 AM

That looks perfect Tony, love the tank, figures, the snow base- everything!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, September 10, 2018 8:20 AM

Very nice job there, Tony.  The weathering on your KV-1 is well done.  The snow on the tracks is also very convincing.

I will use the first photo on the front page.  Let me know if you would like a different one.  Thanks for being part of the GB!!

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

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, September 09, 2018 10:18 PM

I've finally completed my KV-1. It's on a simple snow base with a couple of Tamiya figures modified by having their caps replaced with a helmet, as I wanted a 'combat' look to it.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:26 AM

Good to see the shield and gun in place.  The kit is looking really good.

I like Gamera's suggestion.   Kind of like using mud to hide a nasty seam that you can't fix.  (not that I would ever do that Whistling)

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

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:38 AM

Great to see everything lined up and in place LA! 

 

As to the ripped decal: 

 

Lemme tell you a secret...... 

 

 

 

 

 

Just hang a stowed tarp or camo net over the rail in the back covering it up. Problem solved and anyone looking at it will be like 'wow, look at the added detail there.' 

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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, August 30, 2018 6:50 AM

So I stuck the gun back on after carving off a bit of the body so it fitted in the right place. I added in a bit of stowage.

Then I glued on the shields, using rubber bands and tape to hold it in place. it fitted really well and all seemed good until I tried to take the tape off and half the number came off too...

So two steps forward one step back...

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:42 PM

I think the ammo looks pretty good.

Hope you get the shield and gun sorted out.  You have done some really good work on this kit!

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

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:20 AM

LA: Super nice job there on the ammo. Mine I painted (before I melted them) looked horrible. Kudos sir!!! 

Hope you got the shield in shape. Gosh I hate having to pull something apart and rebuild it like that... 

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

 

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