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German Armor GB 2019-2020

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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:32 AM

AA: Looks cool! Nice work!!! 

PJ: She's coming along swell. Odd about the Vallejo and hairspray, don't think I've ever tried the technique with it- it works fine with Testors Model Master acrylic paint. 

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Posted by TigerII on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:06 PM

Hey AA, very nice work on that Pz I ausf B. 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:00 PM

I wanted to keep this as an OOB build but the darn round air intake kept bothering me. Eduard makes a pe detail set for this model but it really doesn't increase the details that much. I only add pe if the plastic parts are replaced with more detailed metal ones. So with this in mind I decided to scratch out the intake screen cover. Whenever I see something that I can use for detailing I grab it and throw it in my junk box. I picked up this thin metal screen somewhere a while back.

 

Again I go back to those plastic advertisement cards that come in the mail and drew my circle using the cover plate as a template on the card and screen. Using my Xuron pe cutters I trimmed out the metal screen.

   

With the circle template taped down securing things I used my scribing needle to carefully score out the circle. I also used my beading tool set to add recessed bolt heads around the plastic ring.

I used my Xuron cutter to carefully cut the ring out. 

 

Here's the completed cover.

And over the air intake. I think it looks better with this additional detail.

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Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:36 PM
Very nicely done PJ, I'm surprised Dragon didn't include that detail.

Clint

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:28 AM

Rambo
Very nicely done PJ, I'm surprised Dragon didn't include that detail.
 

Thanks. Yes an included grill pe would have been nice.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:39 AM

Very nice touch PJ.

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

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:05 AM

Thanks Bish.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:32 AM

Guess I'm lucky. The Dragon kits I've built the instructions didn't leave anything out - though I've stared at some diagrams for awhile to try to figure out what they're showing. 

The intake covers look really good. With paint on them I'd have thought they were kit parts.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:42 AM

Gamera

Guess I'm lucky. The Dragon kits I've built the instructions didn't leave anything out - though I've stared at some diagrams for awhile to try to figure out what they're showing. 

The intake covers look really good. With paint on them I'd have thought they were kit parts.

 

Thanks. Sometimes parts can be scratched out and will look as good as the pe ones. The thing about the Dragon instructions is hit and miss. I recently completed a Dragon KT and had no issues with the instructions. They are either ok, vague on parts placement or leaving off a part completely then you have to investigate. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:05 AM

I finally finished assembling and painting the tracks. I could not get the desired sag cause the guide horns interfeared with other parts along the drivetrain. The hull sides and road wheels got some dirt color pigments mixed with rubbing alcohol and brushed on. This mix dries within a few minutes and some was brushed off to fine tune the effect.

I also stained the wood base and is ready for some ground work. I think I will drill a small hole in the center of the hull to drive a screw to secure the model to the base. The hull sits VERY low to the ground so the screw will be easily hidden with some foliage or terrain junk.

The plan is to make my mix of Elmers white glue and Durham's Water Putty and throw in some dirt color craft paint. The mix will then be spread over the wood base and the groundcover will be sprinkled and arranged. The hull will get embedded into the mix and secured with the screw. After curing for a few days the tracks can be weathered to match the groundwork. The superstructure will remain off to make the track weathering easier to apply.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:39 AM

Nice work on the tracks, good to see everything come together there. Yes

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Friday, March 22, 2019 4:17 PM

Hey PJ, nice work on those tracks. I wouldn't worry too much on sag with this vehicle. This is coming out very nicely.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:59 AM

Thanks gamera and Tiger. I did a little more work on the weathring as the chipping continues.

The IP got done

and attached

The decals are really bad being thick and glossy. The Roman numeral VI that goes over the breech burst into a million pieces once it was dipped in water. That is easy enough for me to hand paint using a 10/0 brush.

The 'Ziu' name stencil that goes on both sides of the upper part of the gun got coated with decal saver liquid to keep them from fracturing in the water. I applied them on the model using multiple coats of Future brushed out away from the decal center and when dry, fine sanding pads were used to sand and smooth the decal area. This process gets rid of the 'step' left by the thick decal edges. Another coat of Future was brushed over to seal the decals and clear flatcoat will go on later to kill the gloss and even the fish out on the decaled area.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:11 PM

Nice job on the IP and i even like the chipping, just right for a vehicle like this i think.

''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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Posted by Rambo on Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:36 PM
Chipping looks great, exactly where you would except to see it.

Clint

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Posted by TigerII on Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:39 PM

Bish

Nice job on the IP and i even like the chipping, just right for a vehicle like this i think.

 

I second what Bish posted. 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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Posted by cwalker3 on Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:30 AM

Daddyman

 

 
Sailing_Dutchman
Bitte entschuldigen Sie mein schlechtes Deutsch, I am still learning.

 

Du bist entschuldigt.

Let me check the stash. I'm not sure what scale or subject to do. I might have to assign every kit a number and roll the D and D dice to decide. Leaning toward the 1/48th Skybow Late Tiger.

What are the ground rules? Same as the other group builds? Do we need to start fresh or can work be lightly (less than 25%) started? Just curious. This is only my second group build but have been watching from the sidelines. My first was this year's Weekend Madness.

 

Daddyman, I'm a bit late, but was wondering if you have the updated instructions for this kit? If not, I do, and can send them to you if you need them.

I don't get notifications on this forum, so you can email me at cwalker2174(at)yahoo.com if you want me to send you a set.

Cary

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:17 PM

PJ: The chipping looks perfect to me! Yes

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:09 PM

Gamera

PJ: The chipping looks perfect to me! Yes

 

 

Thanks Gamera, almost done.

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Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:59 PM

Hi everyone! Could anyone steer me in the right direction on find info for storage/detail and markings for my tiger I?

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:17 AM

German Armour

Hi everyone! Could anyone steer me in the right direction on find info for storage/detail and markings for my tiger I?

 

Sorry no idea here, Bish would probably know.

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:22 AM

The Leopard II is together except the mirrors which I left off since I know I'll end up breaking them while painting. She's really for priming (hopefully, I'll probably find something I left off).

I started work on the figures, not sure why the uniforms came out that shiney, I used matte paint... Hmm

Not that happy about the Meng figure set, you get four figures- two in winter uniforms and two in summer. So you can either use only use two figures for a tank with a crew of three or buy two sets of figures. The molding on the other hand is superb.

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:40 PM

Nice work there.

   

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:05 PM

German Armour

Hi everyone! Could anyone steer me in the right direction on find info for storage/detail and markings for my tiger I?

 

The only external stowage bins on a Tiger I were the ones on the rear of the turret, or are you reffering to the tools and othe ritems attached to the outside. What info do you need on the markings.

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

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, April 1, 2019 6:14 PM

Good progress Gamera, looking like it's coming along great.

Done with this one finally. The VI numerals were painted with black enamel and a 10/0 brush. The decal fractured when dipped in water.

The Ziu decals were coated with decal saver solution to keep them in one piece. They were applied over wet Future followed by several coats of the same product were brushed on to help hide the thick decal edges. After about 6 coats when fully dried, a fine sanding pad was used to go over the decal then the area was wiped clean and another coat of Future was brushed on. Finally flat clear went on to kill the gloss. The final result looks like paint and not a decal.

While the terrain was wet, ground cover was sprinkled and the model was placed on the terrain to sink it into the mix so it looks weighted down and not floating on the base. The terrain was brought up to the running gear to tie things down.

I looked in my spares box for a figure and used this Tamiya dude in a casual pose to show the size comparison to a person. I drilled his hand and made a cancer stick out of stretched sprue.

and the finished product

Closeups of some of the chipping and weathering.

The business end

The loading sled

Thanks SD for letting me participate in this GB. Please feel free to pick any picture for the completed page.

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, April 1, 2019 6:45 PM
What a beautiful job on such a big SPG the figure really gives you the sense of just how massive it was

Clint

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 1, 2019 7:49 PM

Yeah, fantastic job on that monster!!! Love the weathering and chipping.

I too love the figure, always works to show how big that sucka really was!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, April 1, 2019 8:27 PM

Hey Gamera and Clint thanks!

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:20 AM

I'd like to enter an Airfix 1/76 Panzer IV please. It's a kit dating back from 1971, but it's part of a project I'm doing to build the Airfix armor that I did as a kid. I've just started the turret.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 4:30 PM

Great work PJ! The figure looks very good so we can compare the size of the projectile to a man. All of the weathering and chipping really give this kit & vignette an authentic 'you are there' feel, but what I really like are the rifle grooves at the muzzle of this mortar. To me; that is what put it over the top. Nice job.

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian

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