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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 3:59 PM

stikpusher

Great texturing on the turret! What did you use there?

 

Ditto! The turret looks great!

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, September 07, 2017 8:51 PM

Thanks gents. Some more progress today, lots of little bits added. The turret id almost done, needs the mantlet cover retainers and the commander's MG, then a couple of bits here and there elsewhere.

 IMG_0560 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0561 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0563 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I had no joy with the PE light guards, so thinned the kit parts, a LOT.

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Posted by warshipguy on Friday, September 08, 2017 5:28 AM

Beautiful job on the turret!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 08, 2017 7:46 AM

She's looking fantastic! Yes

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:24 PM

Thanks guys. Still looking for pics, but strongly leaning towards something ROK-ish.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:41 AM

The multi-colour ROK camo scheme looks pretty friggin' cool. Not sure if it's the same as MERDC or just simular. 

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:24 AM

Similar, I think. And I'll be thinking about how to add a bunch of hay or grass or whatever the ROK hangs all over them when they're on exercise.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:34 AM

Not sure if it's of any interest to you but Academy did make a very nice set of ROK tank crewmen. Not if the uniforms/helmets would be correct for the time period but they're nicely molded and the ones I used had no fit issues. Not sure if they're still in production but they can still be found around the web including Ebay. 

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:23 PM

I remember that set, I'll start looking. Thanks.

So here's how far in I am:

 IMG_0566 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0565 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0564 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I ended up using the kit jerry cans, couldn't touch the brass racks without breaking something, so I went with plastic. Almost ready for paint, I think.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:27 PM

You're painting the stowage already in place? Is this your normal M.O. on builds?

Everything looks real good so far!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:48 AM

stikpusher

You're painting the stowage already in place? Is this your normal M.O. on builds?

Everything looks real good so far!

 

Ditto there! 

I always paint the storage by itself and add it last. But if it works better for you that way great!  

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, September 22, 2017 8:56 AM

I've pretty much always painted "soft" stowage in place, saves the trouble of having to strap it down after the model itself is painted. Boxes, loose items like roadwheels, ration boxes, that kind of stuff I'll attach after weathering, unless it's under a tarp or something.

So, with that said, green:

 IMG_0567 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I can still go Jordanian sand over green, or ROK multi color, haven't decided yet.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 22, 2017 9:54 AM

Yes!

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 22, 2017 10:48 AM

Looking good RB! Yes

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, September 22, 2017 10:35 PM

It really is looking good, Russ. I can't wait to see how this is going to end.  :)

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:36 AM

Thanks gents. Modeling time is getting scarce, hope to get some in soon.

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, October 13, 2017 9:58 AM

Working a LOT, very little bench time lately, but I do have the first camo color on, two more tocome (eventually....). I'm conditionally happy so far, tan is ModelMaster acrylic, cut with tap water, and brushed on. Reamining two colors will be Vallejo.

 IMG_0569 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0568 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

More, hopefully sooner than later.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 13, 2017 11:00 AM

Cool! Again very sharp work.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 13, 2017 11:26 AM

Looking good indeed! 

Just in case you are interested or need them, Star Decals just came out with three sheets of markings for M47's in the service of various countries. 

 

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Posted by RBaer on Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:13 PM

Thaks all. Stick, I'll take a look. I'm definitely going ROK......

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:22 PM

RBaer

Thaks all. Stick, I'll take a look. I'm definitely going ROK......

 

Looks like the ROKs are one of the ones the don’t have...

 

http://star-decals.net

 

I know Academy boxes this kit with ROK markings, and I think with some additional parts as well...

 

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:41 AM

I've always like the desert scheme that I think was used by our Marines in California. I would not worry about the head light guards; PE usually seems knife edge thin instead of the steel thickness they should be.

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:36 AM

Stik, I'm using the painting guide from the Academy kit for my camo, hoping it's still accurate for earlier tanks. What few pics I have seem to support that.

Rob, nifty scheme. Is that the same as the tank pictured on the old Squadron M60 book? Looks similar.

So the black is on, getting closer. The final color, white or light gray, will be interesting, as it looks to be soft edged where is blends with the tan, hard edged against the black. Anyway, pics so far:

 IMG_0570 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0571 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, and if anyone sees something I need to attend to, sing out.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:22 AM

Looks perfect to me. I assume you hand-painted the black? I'm thinking of trying a MERDC scheme and am interested in how you did this and how you're adding the light colour.  

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:21 PM

Thaks, trying to get the "look".

Tan and black are brushed on, white will be also. I visited a model railroad shop today and picked up some Testors "aged white", gonna try it on a test unit and see what it looks like.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 20, 2017 2:33 AM

On US vehicles in that MERDC scheme, the light color is Sand FS 30277. I don’t know what the ROKs use. 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 20, 2017 7:50 AM

RBaer

Thaks, trying to get the "look".

Tan and black are brushed on, white will be also. I visited a model railroad shop today and picked up some Testors "aged white", gonna try it on a test unit and see what it looks like.

 

Thanks! Still trying to make up my mind if I want to attempt the soft edge or just go with the hard edge like you did. 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, October 20, 2017 4:40 PM

Hello!

Really nice camo schemes!

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by RBaer on Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:21 PM

Thanks all.

I'm stuck with the hard edge as I don't have a place to spray. Id have an airbrush now, but space limits me at the moment, so all spraying is done outdoors.

I now have the white on the M47, and a coat of cleat flat, and will wait to proceed until I get the black and clear flat on my test mule, an old Tamiya M41 that I decided to paint up too, and try my favorite (I hope) wash on the M41 first.

 IMG_0573 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0572 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, November 02, 2017 8:37 AM

Washes on, Vallejo "wash for khaki and green vehicles" on first, then lower surfaces also have my own mix of alcohol and Tamiya desert yellow. Another shot of clear, then pinwashes. The white is toned down just enough, I think. M41 fiirst, to see how it works.

 IMG_0574 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

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