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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:10 PM

Galatians 2:16

To explore strange new worlds
To seek out new modeling methods
And new models (duh) 
To boldly go where no man has gone before (with detailing, and amount of money spent)..................Snail   

 

Shame on you for using a split infinitive, especially since you got the first two correct; To explore, To seek, the third one should be To go boldly... Geeked

jk!

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:42 AM

I never quite completed this model but I've taken it apart again.

I don't like Luftwaffe subjects but I liked the car, and it was actually given to Marseille by the Regia. Is this acceptable?

 

Bill

  • Member since
    May 2019
Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:57 PM

Hey Bill! You may enter in with this model. But I do think I should restate to all that this group build is for finished or just nearly finished models that need a new life (if y’all know what I meanWink). Welcome! Big SmileSnail. P.S. What scale is your model? 

 Snail

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 26, 2019 2:40 PM
It’s been a busy couple weeks but I’ve been working on the King Tiger as I have time.
 
Got the dark green and red brown camouflage sprayed on. There is a little overspray but its miles ahead of my first attempt.
 
 
After that the tracks were put on, tfor the fun part doing the dark yellow and red brown dots. Originally I was going to airbrush the dots but went ahead with using a brush. Happy with how it turned out. Also gave the tank a glosscote after this was done.
 
Decaling was up next. Still had the leftover decals from when I first built the kit and used those. Not going for 100% accuracy so I just used the 1st SS Panzer Division insignia and the blue turret numbers. Probably not correct but I like the color blue!
 
 
Next up was moving on to the weathering. Used Ammo by Mig’s brown was on some of the dark yellow sections of the tank. Very happy with how it works and turned out. I’ve used Tamiya’s wash and AK and they usually give me trouble for some reason. The Ammo went on without a fuss and cleaned up nicely with enamel thinner. Also added some scratching to any of the surfaces that would show wear.
 
Work was also done on the tools. I’ve gotten into the habit of painting the metal areas Tamiya’s XF-69 NATO black and then dry brushing with some metallic grey. The wood sections are painted with a Tamiya’s XF-59 Desert Yellow or XF-57 Buff depending on what finish I want. After that is dry I go over Tamiya’s Brown panel liner. Think it gives the tools a nice finish. Sorry the second picture came out a little too dark.
 
Hopefully I’ll have this completed sometime this week.
  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 3:04 PM
Just a quick update, got the tools added. There’s a little touch up work that needs done. Might do some more weathering with pastels haven’t decided yet.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:36 PM

Ernie: Very good finish up to that old bike! Fantastic detailing!!

Greysnake: Progress is lookin' good on that Tiger. I've often wanted to dabble in armor subjects but I've already stepped out from aircraft models into automotive subjects and am just now getting comfortable with that. Stuff like this makes me give armor a second look though.

Rob: Looking forward to seeing you work your magic!

Bill: I don't like Luftwaffe subjects either. .......Stick out tongue . Will be watchin' in on this beaut.

Gotta make it to mine gents. Still got a General Lee Charger build in front of this one but it should be fairly soon for the re-start. I've thought of starting a thread on the GL Charger but don't know if I should or not. We'll see.

 

 

                   

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, September 1, 2019 1:36 PM
Thanks mustang!
 
 
Finished up the King Tiger Thursday and just now got around to posting the photos. So here it is.
 
 
 
Very happy with how it’s turned out and it looks much better than my first attempt. The King Tiger has always been one of my favorite tanks and never managed to build one I was happy with till now. After my kind of long break from the hobby for a few years think I’m finally shaking off all the rust, as this is probably my best work since 2008-2009. 
 
 
I’m planning to add a commander figure to this at a later date. I’ve just finished up three models last week and right now I’m pretty sick of painting.
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, September 5, 2019 5:28 PM

This little Methuselah is a survivor from 1966, I think.  It may have been built in 1965.  I propose to give it a little love.  I'll use parts from another Monogram kit to replace the missing rudder and propeller blade, and hopefully an original decal set from Monogram.

 Edit:

I was looking at Scalemates, and I couldn't find the decals on this one.  As it turns out in those days I had a habit of swapping markings and even parts around to personalize my models (who wants a model exactly the same as the guy next door, right?  Authenticity?  We knew nothing.  Nothinggg!)  I still have a Monogram FW-190 from the same time and lo and behold it has the markings on it from the 109 kit, and the 109 markings are clearly from the 190 kit, as I have a set of those.  Problem Solved!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, September 6, 2019 9:11 PM

Thanks Joe, glad you like how the bike came out.

Snake

The KT looks very good, clean neat build and just a tad of weathering. Quite refreshing not to see a rusted beaten up tank as many modelers tend to do. Less is more.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    May 2019
Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Saturday, September 7, 2019 3:59 PM

GreySnake: excellent work with your tank! It’s a real beauty to behold! I love the weathering on its edges. Which photo would you like posted as the finished photo?

plasticjunkie: your bike is excellent! Personally, my favorite part is your engine and its parts. I added an after photo to the roster for you, but I can update it after your display base is done.Smile  

jeaton01:Welcome Sign it will be fun to see you revive Methuselah! Wink Can I ask what was its scale for the roster please? 

Snail

 

 Snail

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, September 9, 2019 12:45 AM

Thanks for letting me join in.  Methuselah is 1/48.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:15 PM

PJ thanks! Never was a big fan of doing heavy weathering on armor and just like to suggest some light wear. 

Galatians thank you! You can go ahead and use this photo. 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:57 AM

I am determined to finally finish the Renwal Ontos. I did locate another incomplete kit on eBay. The seller had it listed with a few photos, "looks complete, but not an expert" disclaimer and some shots of the contents.

It looked complete, but a few items I could not see in the photos, so I offered him less than his starting bid. He countered with an amount one penny over his opening price.

I then offered a little more and he accepted the offer. When I got the kit, it was missing just a couple small pieces, nothing that I couldn't replace from my builder's kit and old orginal one.

To be continued.

  • Member since
    May 2019
Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:38 PM

Hello everyone! I'm sorry that I have been off the radar for so long. I've been back to college and strapped for time. When I get the chance hopefully later this weekend, I'll update everything. For now, you all are doing awesome work! In the words of my favorite general: "I shall return."  Snail

 Snail

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