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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Friday, December 14, 2018 9:03 AM

Awesome work on the splinter scheme.
You have managed what you set out for.
That looks sharp - just like it should!
I started this kit some 10 years ago but gave up since I could not figure out how to mask it for airbrushing. Only had Tamiya acrylics back then and they do not handbrush very well.
You might want to use a dark wash on this, the brown and light green are a little pale.

Sharp as a knife!

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Friday, December 14, 2018 9:11 AM

@ Real G

Sorry m8, need to get that confirmed. Was back at the LHS today to see if I could get some advice from the local guys and they promised to get back. 

@ Gamera

Feel your pain, just sanded of the flash on the road wheels only to realize that part of it was a thread pattern that was supposed to be there. My eyesight is loosing me...

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, December 14, 2018 12:22 PM

Thanks Gamera, I am pleased with it so far. I am not sure how much wear and weathering I will put on it, as it was never a war horse. Other than training exercises, it mostly sat in motorpools.

To me this means light wear and chipping on the traffic areas (handles and hatches), light dirt / grime worn into the nooks and crannies, some fresh dust/dirt on the side cans, brestplate and undercarriage, and some rust on the tracks.

Thanks Svenne, I totally agree on the darker wash... (dark gray and dark brown mix)

More photos soon I hope....

Ben 

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 14, 2018 1:14 PM

Svenne: Yeah, I tend to sand down any tread pattern on road wheels. I don't know any other way to get rid of some of the mold lines right on the outside. It's where the tire would wear anyway so I don't see any point not to. 

Ben: That sounds good! You can also mix and spray some clear flat with a little tan or sand mixed in to tone down the contrast between the camo colours if you want.  

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

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:29 AM

Work in progress on the BMP-2:

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 15, 2018 7:26 AM

Ben, i had not heard of Gobi Dust, so i googled it and found this from the 4 and 7 RTR websiye, i am guessing its the same excersise.

http://www.4and7royaltankregiment.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/images_rh8286_rh13_34.pdf

Both those units now no longer exist, being amalgamated in 92 and the 16th/5th being merged several more times since.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 15, 2018 7:27 AM

Coming on nicely there AA.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    June, 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:54 AM

Hey all, I was away on vacation and then took some time off from building. I'm glad this GB is for a year, but I got to work again and basically did some more painting, gluing and preliminary weathering. I gave my tank an acrylic wash to darken the color and then an oil wash to highlight the highlights. I'll give it some more weathering as I see fit. I'm ready to start putting it all together now. 

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:26 AM

Bish, that was it. I was with them for the majority of the visit. I also coordinated some extra-curricular activities for them such as a trip to Carlsbad Caverns (very large caves) and a meal at the original Cattlemans Steakhouse (along with other events). Tank gunnery and Scout SCPC training was very interesting and fun too. Thanks for showing me that link, it brought back some good memories...

Tiger2, looking real nice so far..... I am liking the desert scheme too....

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 17, 2018 10:24 AM

TigerII: Ohhhhhhh, looks sharp! Yes

 

PS: The frelling machine gun for the gunner's hatch on my Abrams has vanished and I'm kinda stuck. I'm ready to put down a primer coat but don't want to have to paint the machine gun and the protective shield separtly from the rest of the tank. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 17, 2018 10:30 AM

DRUMS01

Bish, that was it. I was with them for the majority of the visit. I also coordinated some extra-curricular activities for them such as a trip to Carlsbad Caverns (very large caves) and a meal at the original Cattlemans Steakhouse (along with other events). Tank gunnery and Scout SCPC training was very interesting and fun too. Thanks for showing me that link, it brought back some good memories...

Tiger2, looking real nice so far..... I am liking the desert scheme too....

Ben

 

Sounds like you had a great time with those guys. I only had one trip to the US, spent 5 weeks at El Centro assisting the Merlin Helicopters in some training. Its certainly nice to see how others do things.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 17, 2018 10:31 AM

Coming on nicely there Tiger.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 11:24 AM

I've got a question. I'm not that far along but like to already have things worked out ahead of time.

The Meng M2A3 Bradley calls for using Vallejo Sand Yellow 71.028. I have that but I also have AK  US Modern Vechicles AK 122 that I used on a M1A2 a couple years ago. I plan building another M1A2 Sep TUSK II later next year.

The AK 122 is lighter then the Vallejo 71.028.

Which paint to use???? I plan to weather it quite a bit with washes to bring out all those lines in the Bradley. Should I use the same paint on all the US vechicles I listed here?

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:22 PM

Well, here is the reveal of the STRV 103 MBT

Followed your suggestions of a dark wash, followed by Tamiya weathering rubs, oils, and pastels. The photos look a little glossy but it is indeed a flat finish. I am done, comments welcome.... another GB to move to.....

One question, how do I add the GB badge to my signature block? I have several and when I try the multiple images cannot be saved,.... help!

v/r,

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:34 PM

Oh wow she looks great Ben! As I said the camo looks fantastic and the mud looks just right.

 

KY: Well, you could go with the darker colour and then apply the lighter to the upper surfaces for colour modulation.

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

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:35 PM

Drums that turned out great! Lots of masking it appears, but worth it.

Happy Holidays!

Mike

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:24 PM

Thanks guys....

Also,....no masking, all freehand....

 

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:45 PM

Drums. Good job!!!

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:27 PM

Thanks KC..

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:38 PM

Nice job! The first pics of that camo pattern were awesome but it made it look too stark, but your wash, weathering and pastels really brought it down. this baby looks like it can hide in the underbrush and ambush a whole column of enemy tanks. Excellent work sir.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:13 PM

Thanks TigerII....

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 21, 2018 4:05 AM

Very nicely done Ben, she has come out great.

For your sig you can only have so many cvharectors. Once you get more than a couple of badges, you need to either put them into one GIF image or useing a photo editor put them all into one image.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 21, 2018 10:41 PM

Where did our host go?

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:11 AM
That’s what I’m wondering. I posted a note to him 12 days ago about updating the roster, and Gamera said at the time he hadn’t seen him on here in over a month. Still no word from him; wonder if anyone knows him personally and knows whether he’s okay?

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:34 AM

Initial camo coat on the BMP-2:

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 23, 2018 1:56 PM

AA: Looks good!!!

 

Yeah, haven't see Clemens for sometime. Hope he's okay. I guess carry on as usual till he pops back in again.

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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 1:02 PM

I am in with this one. Either modern Italian (ARIETE or CENTAURO) or French (armored cars or AMX-30B2). given i have variants of some i would be building 2 or 3 simultaneously.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Thursday, December 27, 2018 12:55 PM

Hi Ben,

Great job on the STRV 103!

Excellent attention to details;
Love the road lights and that fat turbine exhaust!

Very nice, what is the next GB to move on to?

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Thursday, December 27, 2018 1:02 PM

Hi Armor_Aficionado,

That BMP-2 is looking interesting allready, is that a first coat of primer you have on?

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, December 27, 2018 2:45 PM
Nope, no primer. Just an all over base coat of darker green (Ammo by MIG 083), with lighter green (Ammo by MIG 051) camo over the top...

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