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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 19, 2018 3:09 AM

Griffin, great job on those figures. I do the eyes last as well then shape them with some dark flesh colour.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 19, 2018 3:10 AM

Steve, great to see you back.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:08 AM

started on B-24 interior.

  

 Nick.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, March 23, 2018 8:28 AM

Looking good, Nick.  Are you planning on leaving the waist gun windows open?

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 23, 2018 8:44 AM

Thank you CM and yes I'm keeping them open.

  

 Nick.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 6:30 PM

I've got the figures done, for the most part. Now I'm going to start working on plusmodel Russian Maxim machine gun. 

 

Griffin

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 8:54 PM

Nice work, Griffin!  Shadows and highlights are superbly realistic, and the faces are great.  Very attractive painting!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:18 PM

Those look fantastic Griffin. Nice job man!

Steve

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:30 PM

Thanks guys! 

 

Griffin

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, March 26, 2018 8:24 PM

Griffin25 nice work on those figures !!

did the engines started with mm black wash and then some clean up

  

 Nick.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, March 26, 2018 9:36 PM

The engines turned our really well, Nick.  The wash pops out the details.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, March 30, 2018 6:50 PM

I got the Russian Maxim mg done. Now on to the base. I have never tried snow effects before. I'm going to give it a go. 

 

Griffin

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, March 30, 2018 9:24 PM

Exceptional work on the MG, Griffin.  Nice work with the weathering and detail.

Good luck with the snow!  

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:09 PM

Very nice Griffin. What you planning on useing for snow.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:10 PM

Thanks Bish. Vallejo snow effects and reality in scale dry snow effects. I have no idea what I'm doing Confused But I will suss it out hopefully

 

Griffin

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 01, 2018 4:32 AM

Griffin25

Thanks Bish. Vallejo snow effects and reality in scale dry snow effects. I have no idea what I'm doing Confused But I will suss it out hopefully

 

I find that often gets the best results. I am doing a Lowe in a few months and going to try Precision Ice and snow. I have used a little of a 72nd aircraft build so am looking forward to doing it on somthing bigger. Looking foward to seeing how yours come out.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 02, 2018 1:47 AM

Fell behind on this build a bit for sevceral reasons, one of those being the tracks. I had hoped i would have been done by this weekend, but i reckon it will be anotehr week or so now.

So, while i am on the tracks, i managed to get them all together. As mentioned earlier, i didn't follow the instructions as i thought that would risk breaking the pics on the links. But the way i did it meant some glue got on some of those pins so the tracks were not as workable as they should be.

Next time i will try it their way.

The vehicle its self got the decals on, all 2 of them, the number plates. The Div Insignia was included but these broke up when i tried to apply them. I didn't have any more amongst the spares, but before i ordered some spares i checked some pics of 1. Pz Div Pz IV's in Greece in 43, i could not fins any of 251's. This vehicles didn't show any sign of unit markings, so i decided to leave them of my build.

Then onto some weathering. After 3 coats of Alclad aqua gloos i did some dot filtering and some streaking. I have tried to keep this light, somthing i struggled to master for a number of builds, but i think i have nailed the look i want with this, so really pleased with that.

After doing the filters and streaks i got the toiols and tracks on and this is where issues started. One problem i have noticed in the past is that after doing old washes, the white spirits seems to attack parts of the plastic and soften it. This means that thin parts can often just fall apart. I have had axel arms come off with just the slightest touch. And with this build, some of the track links just fel apart. This combined with the not fuly workable track meant i had to put the tracks on bit by bit over 4 nights. I think i'l try useing Humbrol thinners for washing tracks next time.The tracks are not sitting completly right in a few places but they wil do.

The gun had also got the filter and streak treatment.

And then this weekend some dust effects. This was added and then excess is removed. I wanted to keep this on the light side, giviong the idea of driving through a hot dusty region but still leaving the scheme on show.

I just gave it a flat coat this morning, so the final touch will be some pigments, after i finish and add the exhaust. With a day off work today i am hoping to get a good session in, mainly working on the figures, ammo and other sundries.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 02, 2018 6:47 AM

Looking great Bish.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:09 AM

Chers Steve.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:39 AM

I think you overcame all the issues you encountered, Bish.  What you accomplished looks really good.  The light weathering and the camo scheme are very effective.  Great work, again!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, April 02, 2018 9:24 AM

Looks great Bish. Love that camo scheme. 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 02, 2018 11:11 AM

Cheers guys.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 10:07 PM

Making progress on the base. Slowly but slowly. 

 

Griffin

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 10:42 PM

Looking good, Griffin.  What did you use for the grass?

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 11:14 PM

Thanks bud. The tuft is Green Line from Germany. The long grass I forgot and don't have the packaging. Its a bag of loose individual strands. Not easy to work with. You have to cut it to your desired size and keeping it up right while gluing is difficult

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 1:54 AM

Looks good Griffin. I use the Greenline tufts a lot now. I there there are several companies which make those long strands of gress, i think i have some from Noch and Woodland scenices. I always make a hole in the base to fit them into, helps keep them up right.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 9:43 AM

A hole in the base!! I am a dumb a##. I didn't even think of that. I do it with trees I never thought of it for grass. Thanks Bish

 

Griffin

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, April 06, 2018 9:54 PM

Working on some ancillary pieces. Getting close to finishing! 

 

Griffin

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 4:07 PM

I've rapped this one up. I am trying to take better pictures. Took me some searching to find the right background photo. First time trying snow effects. It came out alright. Looking forward to seeing everyone's builds. 

 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 08, 2018 4:13 PM

That looks great Griffin! Bow DownBow Down

They better pick up those guns or they may be looking at some rust later.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

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