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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:41 PM

Dutch, looks good.  Interested to see how your dio turns out.

armornut, no worries.  Looking forward to some pics!  Tracks can certainly be a pain.

So I am really close to being done with the KV-1.   Got the hull on the chassis, and did some work with oils:

 IMG_0829 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Then I tried something new as described by Bish on a recent build he did.  I applied pigment to basically the whole hull wet.  Just water and a drop of dish detergent.  After it dried, I removed a lot of the pigment using brushes and Q-tips. This is what it looks like now:

 IMG_0832 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

I like the effect, but want to give it a day or two, then go back, and see if it needs tweaks.

I knocked the headlamp off, so I have to put that back on.  I will likely do just a little more pigment work, and then I will call this done.  Should be by the end of the weekend.  Gonna be a hot one, and the basement will be nice and cool.  Big Smile

 

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

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, June 25, 2018 8:37 AM

    Sorry I don't have pictures to post but just want everyone to know I still have a dog in this fight so to speak.

     My Russian "Terminator" by Meng is an amazing kit, huge on detail and small fiddly things. It is well engineered and fun to build however my hangup has been gettin the paint laid down. I have a good base of the yellow and am working on how to get good coverage of the splinter camo from the 2013(?) Armor Expo. Wanna make sure the sub-assemblies all match up for the lines. Gonna look good.

     Finally got the indy tracks completed for both sides save the track pads, MAN WHATA CHORE, they weren't diffucult per say but tedious.

    Anyway guys yhanks for not kicking me to the curb and pictures are coming gotta co-ordinate with the wife.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:05 PM

Looks really good S_D.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:35 AM

Ohhhh, looks good!!! Yes

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

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:58 PM
Here is my progress with the dio. I covered the foam with Sculptamold:  Then I painted the dirt with thinned Earth Undercoat from Woodland Scenics:  After that I painted over it with layers of Tamiya XF-79, XF-64, XF-68, and XF-52:  The rock face was painted with Tamiya XF-63, shadows were added with XF-69, and highlights with XF-53, and XF-54.    I will add some trees once the supplies arrive.

   

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, June 18, 2018 6:51 PM

Thats looking good Zvezda. I can't wait to get stuck into my KV-1 too.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 18, 2018 2:04 PM

Zvezda: Looks pretty darn good to me!!! I've read the Soviets weren't too picky about the colour as long as it was green. 

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

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 18, 2018 12:42 PM

Hey Zvezda, looking good!  You are at the same stage I am.  Time to make that tank dirty!

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

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    January, 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, June 18, 2018 3:44 AM

I managed to make some progress this weekend.

Tracks were assembled (using the wheels assembled temporarily on the hull as a template) and primed with a custom made tyre black, which was also used for the wheels rubber, as well as for an overall light coat of primer.

I used some old paint masks for the wheels, but I was not so satisfied from their dimensional accuracy. In the future I will stick to my old cheap circle templates.

Then the tank was painted green with Gunze's H319 acrylic and left to dry. I don't know if this choice is appropriate in terms of historical accuracy but I like the shade a lot, so I let it be.

After drying is complete, the hard part will begin (making it look less like painted plastic). Comments and criticism more than welcomed.

 

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, June 18, 2018 3:26 AM

Dutchman great work. The scenery seems quite ambitious - is this a concrete bunker to the right? Looking forward to seeing it materialize.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 15, 2018 9:07 AM

Yeah, very nice work there Dutchman. And that's a heck of a diorama base, looking forward to seeing where you're going to take it. 

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

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, June 15, 2018 8:59 AM

Dutch that 85 looks super. Great job on the painting and weathering. Really nice kit. That looks like a hell of a scene you got started there. 

 

 

Griffin

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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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  • 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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • 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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    September, 2017
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: 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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  • 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. 

  • Member since
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  • 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

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
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
    April, 2005
  • 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.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
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

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
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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  • 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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  • 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. 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • 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.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
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.

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
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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    September, 2017
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.

   

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • 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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