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German Armor GB 2019-2020

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  • Member since
    August 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, February 8, 2019 10:54 PM
TigerII: That's looking good them tracks built up really nice looking. Getting close to adding it all together now.

Clint

  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, February 11, 2019 1:14 AM

Well I was up late last night trying to finish the tracks. The right side were OK, but the left side had some flash and were a problem to put together. I got them together but I have to honestly say that I wouldn't recommentd Riich tracks. For my next tank I'll make sure I'll go back to MK or AFV Club. One of these days I'll try Fruil. Well now unto the next part of the build.

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:38 AM

TigerII: Looks good to me! 

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

 

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, February 11, 2019 2:14 PM

Tigerll that's looking good. I need to get started soon.

  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:58 PM

First let me say thank you to Gamera, Rambo and KC for your words of encouragement. I have some more WIP pics. The lower hull is basically done. The tracks and wheels were painted with acrylics, but weathered with oils and pigments. I'll tweak things as I go along. The upper hull has seen its first weathering process and the tools and some attachments have been painted. I checked the fit for the schurzen skirts but I'm not going to put them on since I'm using ostketten tracks they will rub against the inside of the skirts. I'm debating of putting a rack of jerricans on the back deck. So far I'm happy with how this Stug is coming along. As soon as its finished I'll start on the Alpine figures. I've also decided to put it on a base with an Eastern Front look to the groundwork. Wish me luck!

 

 

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    August 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:35 PM
It's looking really really good now you need to add the top to the bottom

Clint

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:05 AM

Nice work there Tiger. Though the tracks do lookquite red, not sure if thats meant to be rust or mud. Could do with some bare metal on the cleats on the outer face of the tracks.

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

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:48 AM

TigerII: Looks really good to me! The tracks might be a little red or it might be just the photo. 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:03 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the comments. Yes the tracks look a little reddish, due to the Burnt Sienna pigment. Like I said I will tweak things as I go along. I was going for rust and soil. So I will hit it with the bare metal paint to downplay the reddish look. Thanks again for the critique.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 15, 2019 8:04 AM

Sounds good!!!

 

I pulled out the tracks for my Meng Leopard II and cleaned up links while watching TV. I'm actually kinda shocked at how well they went. A few swipes with a sanding stick and then they fit into a jig provided by Meng and they snap together without cement. Gives you perfect workable tracks! I'll just have to be careful painting them not the gum up the links so they'll fit over the running gear properly. 

I'd prefer 'rubber band' type tracks here since most of them are covered by the skirts but they're probably the most pain free link tracks I've ever assembled. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, February 15, 2019 8:24 AM

TigerII

Hey guys, thanks for the comments. Yes the tracks look a little reddish, due to the Burnt Sienna pigment. Like I said I will tweak things as I go along. I was going for rust and soil. So I will hit it with the bare metal paint to downplay the reddish look. Thanks again for the critique.

 

Instead of burnt sienna, i tend to use a raw umber wash, tend to give a nice ground in dirt look. Deffinetly want to avoid the rusty look, dry dry brushing and maybe darker brown pigments at the end will set those off a treat.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:01 PM

Hey G, I'm glad your tracks went together well. I love workable tracks, I don't mind the extra work for the right look. I don't know if I'll ever go back to rubber band tracks, but if they are sitting on return rollers, then I might use them, but they better have good relief. 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:43 AM

Well here it is. My StuG III ausf G is finished. I will add the aerials later and then the Alpine figures so I can put it in a small vignette. I weathered the lower hull and wheels with pigments and  I used oils, acrylics and pastels for the upper hull. The markings are from Verlinden and Archer Dry Transfers. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Believe it or not this is my first assault gun. I usually stayed with tanks. I hope you all like it.

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    October 2009
Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:57 AM

That is a good clean job.

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    September 2017
  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:25 AM

Nice work there Tiger. Which picture do you want for the from page?

   

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:26 AM

Thats come out very well Tiger, nice looking StuG.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    August 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:38 AM
Excellent job on your StuG it came together very well.

Clint

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    May 2016
Posted by learmech on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:01 AM
Very nicely done!!
  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:06 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the kudos. Dutch, I'm torn between the 1st & 6th pic. Let's go for the 6th pic for that page. This was fun and I'm looking to other GB's. But I do have some personal projects that I want to get started on.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    October 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:22 PM

A fine looking StuG there, I like the tracks on her and the chip effect on the front looks really good. This group build have renewed my interest in armor. 

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  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:30 PM

Well, I have a kit to take part in this Group Build.

Just have to find a good set of zimmerit for it. Any comments about tamiya's zimmerit set?  It's one of tamiya's newer 1/48. Plastic hull with weights. 

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:18 PM

German Armour

Well, I have a kit to take part in this Group Build.

Just have to find a good set of zimmerit for it. Any comments about tamiya's zimmerit set?  It's one of tamiya's newer 1/48. Plastic hull with weights. 

I got a friend the same kit along with the zimmerit stickers.  I initially scoffed at the stickers, but for the smaller scale, it looks like it will work.

It is way too soft and subtle for 1/35 scale.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:42 PM

TigerII: She turned out fantastic! Great job!!!

 

GA: If you don't like it making your own zimmerit isn't all that hard.

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:46 PM

user="TigerII"]

Well here it is. My StuG III ausf G is finished. I will add the aerials later and then the Alpine figures so I can put it in a small vignette. I weathered the lower hull and wheels with pigments and  I used oils, acrylics and pastels for the upper hull. The markings are from Verlinden and Archer Dry Transfers. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Believe it or not this is my first assault gun. I usually stayed with tanks. I hope you all like it.

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nicely done. i use oil washes and pastels a lot. my new go-to track paint is Tamiya burnt iron. like the jerry can rack too.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

  • Member since
    October 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:03 PM

Here's an update on the OOB Monogram Pz.IV Still have some work to do on her and the commander which is in work. As for the kit, it's no Tamiya or Dragon but it's wetting my whistle to get back into the armor side of the house.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:19 PM

Looks good Shooter. Really nice job on the camo scheme.

Just for future referance, the inside of the hatch should be the same coour as the base colour used outside, in this case Dark Yellow.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    October 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:00 PM

Bish
Just for future referance, the inside of the hatch should be the same coour as the base colour used outside, in this case Dark Yellow

That's one of the things I will be touching up. The fit on this kit didn't go together well, not like the first time I built one when it first came out. Oh, the rubber tracks were easy, that thought will change when I get to the Meng kit after the Leopard is done.

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  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:04 PM

Gamera

TigerII: She turned out fantastic! Great job!!!

 

GA: If you don't like it making your own zimmerit isn't all that hard.

 

Yes, but I want to experiment with storebought zimmerit. 1/48 is too small for me to work with.

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:29 PM

Archangel: Sharp work there! The camo looks great!

 

GA: Ahhh, I see your point!

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:34 PM

Gamera

Archangel: Sharp work there! The camo looks great!

 

GA: Ahhh, I see your point!

 

:) Well, I've found a couple sets, but would their be any ideas?????

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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