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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 08, 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
  • Member since
    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

 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
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'

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Ju 188A

                      Fine Molds 1/72nd Me 410

  • Member since
    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: Hasegawa 1/72nd Ju 188A

                      Fine Molds 1/72nd Me 410

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