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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

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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.

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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. 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, September 9, 2019 12:45 AM

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

John

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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

 

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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.

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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

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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.
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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.

 

 

                   

 

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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.

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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.
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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

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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

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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!

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:28 PM
Thanks PJ and the motorcycle is looking good. The chipping looks very nice.
 
Galatians: Sorry to hear the paint is fighting you.
 
Got some paint on the King Tiger finally. It’s been really hot so I only have a narrow window to paint. Good thing I usually wake up around 0400 every morning. I might have gone over a little heavy and covered more of the black then I would have liked.
 
 
I’ve temporarily attached the side skirts to make lining up the camouflage easier. Next up will be the dark green and red brown camouflage. 
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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:42 AM

Awesome work everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around lately. I fell off the edge of the earth and it took a while climbing back up.   Stick out tongue  As for my poor model.....Ugh the “Deck and Fencing“ Purple Power was not a substitute for the real Purple Power. One of my parts now has crystallized stuff all over it. (I’m sure it will wash off). Next step for me.....AutoZone for the real stuff. Be back with photos. If I should fail to return, know that I am in 

Space, the final frontier

These are the voyages of the Starship Galatians, 

My five years mission (about right for my projects)

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   

 Snail

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:27 PM

Looks good snake. The preshading will give it some depth.

Have been sidelined with home things but finally found the wood base at HL and used the 40% disc. coupon. I stained the areas that will not get covered up with terrain.

I think the chipping came out good.

More to come....

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:40 PM

plasticjunkie

 Thanks Snake. I live in Central Florida and man it gets hot here too. My painting is also done in the garage where in the afternoon it can feel like an oven so I do my painting before noon time.

 

Right now my cut off time for airbrushing is around 9AM or so. I wake up around 4AM everyday so sometimes I’ll go out and paint before the sun comes up.

Rob Gronovius

 Tamiya did do a single link set of tracks for their newish King Tiger.

This set is expensive on eBay, but you should be able to find it for much less.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-German-King-Tiger-Separate-Track-Links-in-1-35-35165-ST/153454378687?epid=1300233582&hash=item23ba97febf:g:GjIAAOSwjUxbNb0f

 

I’ve searched around for the Tamiya set but have come up short at least available in the US. There’s a few available from Japanese and Chinese sellers that I might consider. Again just not thrilled to throw at least $20 at this kit.   
 
The weather has been nice so I was able to work on the King Tiger just a little. Figured I might as well try out pre-shading for a change. I used Tamiya’s NATO black and this was my first time attempting pre-shading. Think it looks okay.
 
 
Next up will be a base coat of Tamiya XF-88 Dark Yellow 2. 

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:37 AM

GreySnake
Rob,
 
This was the newer version of the King Tiger that came out around 1993 as I recall. It doesn’t have motorization holes. The problem I believe with the tracks not staying together is how they glue together. There’s just not a lot of surface area to glue the tracks together. Here’s a picture comparing the tracks from the Jagdtiger on the left and my other King Tiger on the right.
 
 

Tamiya did do a single link set of tracks for their newish King Tiger.

This set is expensive on eBay, but you should be able to find it for much less.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-German-King-Tiger-Separate-Track-Links-in-1-35-35165-ST/153454378687?epid=1300233582&hash=item23ba97febf:g:GjIAAOSwjUxbNb0f

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 4, 2019 6:14 AM

 Thanks Snake. I live in Central Florida and man it gets hot here too. My painting is also done in the garage where in the afternoon it can feel like an oven so I do my painting before noon time.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 4, 2019 6:09 AM

Thanks Steve!

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:12 PM
Rob,
 
This was the newer version of the King Tiger that came out around 1993 as I recall. It doesn’t have motorization holes. The problem I believe with the tracks not staying together is how they glue together. There’s just not a lot of surface area to glue the tracks together. Here’s a picture comparing the tracks from the Jagdtiger on the left and my other King Tiger on the right.
 
I did look into trying to the idler and sprocket mounts free but it’s a no go. I’m going to go ahead and staple them as the side skirts will hide the tracks pretty well. Much like not adding PE grills to the engine deck I don’t care to throw money for AM tracks at this kit.
 
PJ, the BMW came out really well. The brush painted Panzer Lehr marking looks very nice.
 
I have seen the octopus camo. It’s a little more work then I want to do right now. Want to keep this restoration quick and easy. I have a couple builds that I’m bogged down in right now so this is a nice distraction.
 
The tank was primed this morning with Tamiya’s spray can primer. Was pleased to see the barrel has no seams. The sides of the hull needed a little more sanding to even out the failed zimmerit job. My cats also seemed to have donated some hair to the tank so those got sanded out as well.
I might try doing some pre-shading before the base color. It may be a few days before I can airbrush. Right now it’s hot and humid, which isn’t a good mix for painting. My paint setup is in the garage so I’m at the weathers mercy till the monsoon season clears up.
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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 2, 2019 11:53 PM

That's awesome PJ.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 2, 2019 9:13 PM

I found more pictures of the bike. I went with my own stencils for the Panzer Lehr Div. that had heavy casualties during the Normandy Invasion.

I freehanded the unit badge on masking tape then used an Xacto to cut it out. Then it was applied to the front of the side car and hand brushed on.

Tape removed

same for the back

tape removed

I used spare tag decals from another bike I have and the BMW was done.

I will eventually use a wood base with terrain material to display it. Click on the pictures for closeups.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:56 PM

Hey thanks snake. Have you seen the octupus scheme on the King Tiger? It looks super cool.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:54 PM

mustang1989

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!!! That's one helluva bike you've got there Ernie! Ahem.....forty seven years ago?? Here I thought you were probably in your 40's all along.Indifferent

 

LOL Joe, I wish I was in my 40s again! I will hit 64 later on this year.  Yes this bike is pretty awesome specially for its age. 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, August 2, 2019 12:20 PM

GreySnake
When I originally built this kit I did a poor job gluing the tracks together as can be seen here. Not much of a problem I’ll just stable the tracks it will be hidden by the side skirts.

 
If the tracks fit too tightly, you can look to see if you can relocated the idler or sprocket mounts inward in order to loosen the stretching. Many Tamiya kits are designed with tight track runs because they have motorized options.
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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, August 2, 2019 10:08 AM

Galatians 2:16

GreySnake: sorry about the hair dryer! The same issue happened to a friend of mine who was actually trying to use heat to un-warp a wing. It melted. Tongue Tied Excellent description of your work so far! How will you make your handles? Keep us posted please! Snail

 

 

Not a big deal with the hair dryer. Just teaches me not to rush stuff like I used to.  The handles were going to be made with stretched sprue. Normally I’d use 0.05mm copper wire but don’t have any on hand. This did not happen as you will see.
 
 
PJ that is excellent work on the BMW!
 
 
Got more work done on the King Tiger yesterday evening. Put on a few podcasts and got into the zone.  I got so caught up working that I forgot to take in progress photos. So the finished work will have to do.
 
 
Completed work on the turret and gun barrel. The seams have been removed from the barrel and look much better. The only other thing the turret needed was a handle for the loaders hatch. The original plan was to make the handle with stretched sprue. But then I realized my other Tamiya King Tiger that’s still in the box had an extra handle, so that was replaced.
 
The engine deck parts from the now junked hull were glued onto the replacement. You’ll notice the little grey lifting hooks taken from a Dragon King Tiger as it comes with four extra. Yes the engine deck should have photoetch grills but I really don't care to throw extra money at this kit.
 
Front of the hull was next. The hatches, vision ports and guards from the old hull were glued on. My other Tamiya King Tiger also had extra handles for the hatches so those were glued on.
 
And here’s the cat ready for a bath and primer. I thought about removing the paint on the turret but I think the primer should even everything out. From here on out I can treat the model like any other model.
The only thing I’m not happy with is having the road wheels glued on. I always paint those separately. The good thing is the road wheels were all steel so I don’t have to paint the rubber rims like on most tanks.
 
 
I’m also trying to decide on what camouflage to paint the tank. I’m thinking about going with a late war ambush scheme much like on this Panther.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 2, 2019 4:55 AM

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!!! That's one helluva bike you've got there Ernie! Ahem.....forty seven years ago?? Here I thought you were probably in your 40's all along.Indifferent

                   

 

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