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The Forgotten War GB 2020 - Prize Winner Announced!

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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:12 AM

Jack: Ohhhhh very cool- gotta love a tiger-face Sherman!!! 

John: Glad to be of service sir! Cool story and the figures look great! 

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

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:28 AM

John those figures look good! I am checking in with the last two nights of progress on the tank. I have to say I m surprised by how small 1/48 armor seems to me. Feels similar to 1/72 aircraft scale to me but I digress. I did get a couple of pages of work done and will check back in soon:

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:41 PM

Jack: Yeah I built a Tamiya 1/48th Sherman years ago and it does seem small conpared to a 1/35th tank. 

She looks good so far, now that you've got the running gear done you're halfway there. 

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

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:38 PM

I was able to make a good bit of progress this weekend. I got it mostly assembled and did my best with the PE. I hit everything with a coat of primer so I can get into OD and then some yellow! I will be back after I let it rest a few days to dry.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 30, 2020 7:38 AM

Jack: Again you're making great progress- she looks good! Yes

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

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, March 30, 2020 5:20 PM

Will watch for updates, Jack! :) 

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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  • From: Perth, Australia
Posted by Linus on Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:46 PM
Have this on order and should arrive in a day or so.
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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:17 PM

Linus
Have this on order and should arrive in a day or so.
 

Nice! That’s on my wanted list!

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:31 PM

Now that thing is awesome! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:20 AM

Yeah Linus that's awesome! Frankly the Bronco Comet is giving me fits, I hope the Duster fits together better! 

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

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, April 3, 2020 10:37 PM

You are in the build, Linus! I’ll put you on the roster! Welcome Sign

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:21 PM

Looking good, freem.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:59 PM

Yeah, that looks very good!!! Yes

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

 

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, April 10, 2020 9:32 PM

Too late to join IN?  I just picked up Eduard 1/72 Mig15 and have had an airfix 1/72 F86 Sabre that has been waiting for his adversary to show up....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:43 PM

freem

Got some more done on the F-80!  I need to post sooner! 

 

Freem: Don’t worry ‘bout the posting. I oughta do a better job myself!  Wink Good work, and pls let me know how you do the foiling! 

 

 

 

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:45 PM

Not too late, Justin! I’ll add your entries to the roster. Welcome Sign

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:01 AM

Spent some time cleaning up seams and joints.  Really don't like silver plastic cuz it makes it harder to check cleanup progress.  Put some grey on to reveal any left. Soon it will be foil time.

Just a few touch ups I think.

Chris Christenson

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 13, 2020 11:20 AM

Freem: Ohhhhhh looks sharp! 

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

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, April 13, 2020 10:10 PM

Yes Comin’ along! 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, April 17, 2020 8:20 PM

checking in with some progress on the tiger sherman. I sprayed it green and then yellow, a coat of futures to help my decals grip and then the decals. Afterwards I found a good picture of the tank I am trying to replicate and decided I needed to hand paint the yellow so I went ahead and hand painted over the airbrushed yellow to get a better effect. You can tell these boys were trained for war not arts and crafts (see photo below) which should make things a bit easier on me (you would think). I tried to airbrush vallejo model color for the OD and did ok for about 90% of the job and then it clogged badly. I want to work with acylics but cant seem to work them like the trusty old MM enamels. I just bought a bunch of AK paints on sale and am going to try them for some of the stripe work I need to do next. I will check back after I finish painting and prior to weathering etc.

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:02 PM

Alright, my Secret Santa build is nearly at an end, so it is time to pop the top on project #2 of 2020, the M40 Big Shot!

 

These sprues are packed in so nicely, I am a little intimidated to remove them for fear that they will never fit back in!  It's times like these I wish I had a designated modeling space.

I am really looking forward to this project though.  Hopefully it turns out better than my attempts with the AFV Club iteration.  Embarrassed

 

 

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:26 AM

Robert: Ohhhhhhh cool!!! 

Jack: Somehow I missed your post! Sorry! That looks good, you can't beat a tiger-faced Sherman!

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

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:31 AM

I am getting close to complete on this one. I have painted everything except the tools and antenna. I used vallejo model air to give the tracks a bit of rusting. Also need to throw on the tracks and do some weathering. I am very impressed with the AK paints for hand painting (havent tried AB yet) on my first try with them. Great consistency and coverage. At $2 a bottle shipped I am happy I picked them up. If anyone is interested there are lots of 10 for sale on ebay right now and the guy will do $20 a lot shipped. I dont know him personally I just bought 2 lots of paint from him and thought I would share the info..

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:41 AM

That looks really good!!! Yes

And thanks for the recommendation- I've not tried the AK paints yet only their washes. 

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

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:11 PM

Thank you Gamera!

Fyi The same person is selling a few lots of Vallejo model color for that same price shipped as well. The paints I received were In good order and had not been stored for long or incorrectly. I got 20 different ak's for $40 which I though was more than reasonable.

I hate paying $4-5 bucks a bottle for some of these fancy brands!

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, April 24, 2020 10:23 AM

Alright folks I am calling this one done. I added the washes (tamiya) and a final coat of flat (testors MM). This is my third or fourth armor model in 20 years. I do enjoy them for a break and this one helped me with some skills. I am trying to get better at these as  have some cool ones in the stash but dont want to butcher them. Thanks for letting me join in this GB!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 24, 2020 11:37 AM

Wow, that's one good lookin' Sherman Jack! Love how the tiger face turned out and the mud and dirt look fantastic! 

Heart

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

 

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  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55 PM

Congrats on the finish, Jack! The grime is a good effect. For the contest, what would you like to name your entry (kinda as if it were a dio); and what pic would you like me to add to the front?

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:00 PM

Nice kit choice, Glamdring!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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