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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:57 AM

The king tiger is done. Many thanks for your comments and for watching.

Sailing_Dutchman thank you for having me in this G.B.

 

  

Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:45 PM

Nick: Great job there on the Tiger and Kettenraftrad doesn't look too shabby either!

Hope you'll do more armour, you've done a great job with these!!!

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:55 PM
Excellent job crown, thank yoy for sharing it with us.

Clint

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:26 AM

Nick: Excellent result. I only wish the photos were larger so I can zoom and enjoy.

You motivated me to start a Revell 1/72 Koenigstiger and attempt to paint the ambush camo.

Cheers and thank you for the inspiration

Kostas

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:44 AM

Some WIP photos from the little flakpanzer

A. Wheels assembled and painted. Camo colors were airbrushed and then the rubber part was painted with a thin brush and a water thinned Vallejo black gray.

B. Lower Hull assembled and painted with the 3 camo colors (Dark Yellow, Red Brown, Olive Green)

C. Upper Hull Assembled, small parts like tools, etc are left out for the moment and will be placed after major painting

D. Flak quad-gun base assembled

E. Tracks assembled (wheels were used as a jig) and first coat of paint + a dark wash were applied

F. ...inally, Flak guns were assembled and their barrels drilled (not perfect but hope they will fool...ehh, please the viewer's eye)

I will try to speed things up within the next days.

All comments more than welcomed, thanks for watching

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:21 AM

Gamera,Clint and Zvezda I do appreciate your comments and thank you.

Zvezda that tank looks real good did those tracks come with the kit?

here are better pics form another postimage.

  

Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 11:16 AM

Nick: Great job there!!! Thanks for posting the bigger photos!!! 

 

Zvezda: Nice work, she's really coming along. 

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4:11 AM

Nick: Very nice work, which pic do you want for the front page?

 

Sorry everyone for not being more acitve here, but I am on vacation in the Netherlands and only have internet about once a week.

   

  • Member since
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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:50 AM

thank you sir, hope you having a good vac.

I like this one..

  

Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:27 AM

Nick: Again, that looks awesome!!! 

Dutchman: Have a great vacation from me as well. 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Friday, June 7, 2019 4:15 AM

Nick: Much better pictures, now I can zoom and spy on your techniques :)

Yes, the tracks come with the kit and they are very nice.

Dutchman: Have fun in Netherlands

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, June 17, 2019 11:46 AM

I managed to steal a little time for some work on the Flakpanzer.

Wheels and tracks were assembled on the hull.

I fastened the tracks on the return rollers with a piece of thin wire, so that they could 'sit' properly (it won't be visible once upper hull is installed)

Then the tracks and wheels were masked and upper hull was connected to the lower part, with the two small screws provided by Tamiya and a little cement.

Flak gun was assembled and painted. The guns were sprayed flat black and dry brushed with Humbrol Gun Metal.

Finally the flak turret was also assembled and sanded. The final front armour plate will be placed after gun installation.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 17, 2019 12:01 PM

Zvezda: Looks great! Nice work! 

Not much going on here. Too many GBs with closer deadlines... Sad

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:04 AM

Gamera

Bobby & Nick: Great work there guys!!!

 

Thank you sir...I'm having a blast with this kit..and wait until you see the figures I got to go with it!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:15 AM

Wow!  What awesome work!!!  I'm no where near the level of you guys when it comes to armor, but what an inspiration!!!  The ambush camo is awesome.  I tried it once...didn't turn too well.  LOL!  You guys rock!

Again, I have to apologize for the lack of posts.  I have been swamped at work and been on the road a lot.  I have had some time to work on models so here are some progres pics for you.  Enjoy!

Here are the figures I have for the build.

I'm only going to post one pic of the painting.  The light on my booth really messes up the colors of things.  LOL!

There is a chance I could finish it up this weekend...but don't hold your breath.  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:31 AM

Well, I actually got some time to finish the Tiger I yesterday.  It is a really nice kit.  The fit was great, the instructions we pretty good, and the decals went down well.  LOL!  I used a Tamiya "sticker" set of zimmerit for her.  First time trying that out.  If you have not used it before...be warned, they are "stickers, but you need to cut them out before peeling them off!  A nice sharp blade and a metal straight edge and you can custom fit if you need to.  Even thou the set was for a Tamiya Tiger I, it worked very well with the Academy kit.  The only spot that was off a bit was the gun port on the turret.  But you can cut and move pieces of the zim around to cover that.  I also used a Tamiya figure kit (#201).  The figure that came with the kit left a lot to be desired, so the Tamiya figs worked out very well!  Thanks to Bish for helping with some of the positions the crew were in.  I could have banged and dirtied her up a bit more, but I really liked the way the Tiger looks so I didn't go over board with it.  Overall a very nice kit and I would recommend the Academy Tiger and Tamiya figure set highly.

Dutchman...thank you so much for hosting a great GB!  I have learned a lot from everyone and boosted my skills a tad with using PE for the first time.  Thank you!

Her she is.  Enjoy.

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:45 PM

Awesome job on that tiger the figures are nicely done also.

Zvezda that tank of yours is moving along nicely .

  

Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:50 PM

crown r n7

Awesome job on that tiger the figures are nicely done also.

Zvesda that tank of yours is moving along nicely 

 

Thank you sir!  I am really getting into the armor kits now.  Thanks Bish!!  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 24, 2019 8:27 AM

Bobby: Nice work on the Tiger and the figures!!! Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, June 24, 2019 12:18 PM

Gamera

Bobby: Nice work on the Tiger and the figures!!! Yes

 

Thank you sir!  The Academy kit is really nice.  Went together very well.  I'm still working on the figure skills, but they really add so much to the build.  I'm going to look into getting more figure kits for all my other armor builds.  The Tamiya one was really nice.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, June 24, 2019 2:54 PM

Super job Bobby on both the Tiger and crew.Beer  

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Friday, June 28, 2019 5:12 AM

Bobby, many congrats from me also, Tiger and crew look terrific. Fantastic painting

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Friday, June 28, 2019 5:21 AM

A brief update on the Flakpanzer.

Hull and flak turret were painted, along with the various small tools.

Camo was airbrushed free hand.

Exhaust barrel was painted in a more weathered scheme and will be supplemented with rust and soot.

Then a thin gloss clear coat was applied, which was then left alone to dry peacefully. 

Best regards to all

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 28, 2019 7:39 AM

Ohhh, very cool! Nice work on the camo! 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:33 AM

plasticjunkie

Super job Bobby on both the Tiger and crew.Beer  

 

Thank you sir!  I'm really enjoying this armor stuff.  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:34 AM

Zvezda1980

Bobby, many congrats from me also, Tiger and crew look terrific. Fantastic painting

 

Thank you sir!  It is a really nice kit.  And the Tamiya figures are really awesome.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:35 AM

Zvezda1980

A brief update on the Flakpanzer.

Hull and flak turret were painted, along with the various small tools.

Camo was airbrushed free hand.

Exhaust barrel was painted in a more weathered scheme and will be supplemented with rust and soot.

Then a thin gloss clear coat was applied, which was then left alone to dry peacefully. 

Best regards to all

 

 

 

The camo looks great!!!  very cool build!

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 29, 2019 5:07 PM

Nice work on the Wirbelwind Zvezda.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:53 PM

Nice work on that Tiger and the crew figures really came out nice.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:57 PM

Hey Eagle, I really like the camo on this Wirbelwind. The drilled out 20mm flak guns really look good. Looks like its going to be another nice clean model. Nice job so far.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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