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(Completed pg. 3) 1/35 Tamiya M-41 Walker Bulldog Build

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:54 AM

Thank you very much!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by TigerII on Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:19 PM

Very nice work Mike. I like the setting of the pictures but M-41 looks great. I see you went with the yellow road wheel bolts; nice. The figure looks great, you did an excellent job on this kit.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:43 PM

Thanks, Russ! 

I haven't washed my car in almost a year lol.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by RBaer on Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:27 AM

Agree, great work, and there's really nothing wrong with a clean tank. I even wash my truck now and then.....  Big Smile

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:12 AM

Thank you!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, October 3, 2020 7:00 AM
Great work on the old Tamiya kit!

 
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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:10 PM

Dad has me convinced I need to start my Easy Eight now. Got some beautiful resin stowage, and some figures ordered for a dio. He has two of those beasts and he's already started one of them.

Trees and stuff ordered. Can't wait!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:07 PM

Gamera

 

 
M. Brindos

 

 
Gamera

Ohhhhhhhhh, cool!!! I like it!!!

Nice work!!! Yes

 

 

 

Not enough dirt though, right? Lol

 

 

 

Well, it's your model and if you if you want her clean then go with clean. In any case it's nice work! Yes

 

I wasn't implying anything. But we all know that tanks are never truly clean after they leave the factory floor. They're tanks. They have a dirty, hard life.

But they don't look very real when they're clean, now do they?

So yeah, I think she's going to need some road dust. My base will be a dirt road, so dust will be a must.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:02 PM

M. Brindos

 

 
Gamera

Ohhhhhhhhh, cool!!! I like it!!!

Nice work!!! Yes

 

 

 

Not enough dirt though, right? Lol

 

Well, it's your model and if you if you want her clean then go with clean. In any case it's nice work! Yes

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

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:21 PM

Thank you, Bill.

I feel like it's just a bit too clean, but I will match it into the base I'm building so that it looks like it's part of the environment.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by warshipguy on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:13 PM

Harold,

One of my old art teachers told me the same thing.  I also remember reading Tony Greenland's point of view in his book Panzer Modeling that there is a very fine line between modeling the vehicle itself or simply modeling the earth it drives through.  I believe that Mike achieved the proper weathering for this model.

Bill

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:42 AM

Dodgy

Well Mike I think it looks fantastic. Great work on the figure, he compliments the tank beautifully.

Rob F

 

Thank you very much, Rob! The figure does crown this build wonderfully. I'm quite proud Big Smile

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:19 AM

Well Mike I think it looks fantastic. Great work on the figure, he compliments the tank beautifully.

Rob F

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:32 PM

Sergeant

 

 
M. Brindos

 

Mike for my two-cents the weathering looks just right. The details are perfect with exception of the one Gino mentioned. I had an art teacher in high school tell me the best artists are the ones who knows when to stop...

 

Harold

 

Well yeah, there is that one mistake with the serial number on the right side. That's what I get for not paying attention and getting carried away lol.

I'm making a base for it so I'll have to add a little more weathering to make it look like it belongs in that scene. But for now I'm okay with it.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Sergeant on Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:17 PM

M. Brindos

Mike for my two-cents the weathering looks just right. The details are perfect with exception of the one Gino mentioned. I had an art teacher in high school tell me the best artists are the ones who knows when to stop...

Harold

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:06 PM

Gamera

Ohhhhhhhhh, cool!!! I like it!!!

Nice work!!! Yes

 

Not enough dirt though, right? Lol

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 27, 2020 4:48 PM

Ohhhhhhhhh, cool!!! I like it!!!

Nice work!!! Yes

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

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:43 AM

If you do add a mantlet cover, make sure you do it better than I did. Mine could've been better. 

No NVA in my yard to my knowledge lol!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:17 AM

That turned out nice Mike!  You have convinced me to add a mantlet cover on my kit.  I was waffling, but adding one definitely ups the looks of the model.

That tall bush makes me worry about NVA guys with RPGs!  I know, not the theater for the markings, but still!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:55 PM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
M. Brindos

But I think I need to be more specific. I found no evidence that and insignias were worn on Tnker coveralls at Fort Hood between 1953-1957. Period photographs I've dug up show almost no one wearing the coveralls. So I'm left to imagine that they were either seldom worn, or just not issued to some companies. 

 

 

The markings are for a unit from Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.

 

 

That's odd. The 37th was not stationed there when the M-41 was assigned to the Regiment. Not could I find the 37th ever attached to the 5th Armored Division.

Where did you get that information? I really want to see that for myself so I can put the question to rest.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:33 PM

M. Brindos

But I think I need to be more specific. I found no evidence that and insignias were worn on Tnker coveralls at Fort Hood between 1953-1957. Period photographs I've dug up show almost no one wearing the coveralls. So I'm left to imagine that they were either seldom worn, or just not issued to some companies. 

The markings are for a unit from Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:51 PM

warshipguy

Mike,

I agree!  You have a work of art with this model.  Considering the fundamental limitations of the original kit, your work is nothing short of remarkable!  You have every right to be proud of your work.  Well done, sir!

Bill

 

Wow! Thank you!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:57 PM

Mike,

I agree!  You have a work of art with this model.  Considering the fundamental limitations of the original kit, your work is nothing short of remarkable!  You have every right to be proud of your work.  Well done, sir!

Bill

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:27 PM

No problem, Bill.

But I think I need to be more specific. I found no evidence that and insignias were worn on Tnker coveralls at Fort Hood between 1953-1957. Period photographs I've dug up show almost no one wearing the coveralls. So I'm left to imagine that they were either seldom worn, or just not issued to some companies. 

To be honest I wouldn't mind tossing some Sargeant's stripes on the figure for more visual interest, as well as more crew stowage. These things can be added later if I feel like it.

Overall I feel like this build has become more than basic. I've put a lot of details into it and I think it really stands out. The completed figure really stands out as the crowning jewel and I'm really happy with how I've finished the build. Now I just have to make up my mind about the final touches.

I may finally make a base. Maybe I'll invest in some indy links. I'm happy with this one.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:26 PM

Mike,

Thanks.  It is different in the Navy.  That is why I asked.

Bill

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:49 PM

He's wearing a set of coveralls and I haven't seen any pictures of rank and unit patches on any of the coveralls. 

I'm not confirming that it never happened, only that I haven't seen it. 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:34 PM

Mike,

Wow!  You have an incredible eye for detail.  Well done!  I do have one question. Should there be some form of rank insignia on the TC?  I was Navy so I only have limited information on Army work uniforms.

Bill Morrison

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:13 AM

GMorrison

As an aside, the M41 chassis became the base for the first large scale production tracked US APC, the M59 with about 6500 units. The earlier M75 was based on the Hellcat, at about 1,750 units.

 

 

I didn't find that information in my search. That's an interesting factoid. 

- Mike Brindos

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