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DAK PZKW ii Done
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, June 18, 2017 7:15 PM

Started this a long time ago, but between back issues, a mason, and working on a FW 190, it sat for a bit.  Here are the pics.

This is my first 1/35 armor kit completion.  Very easy to put together, as you know.  Wanted to get an overall "in the desert" dustiness.  Was planning to try some oil washes, but had a brain malfunction, and skipped that step.  This is just drybrushing and pigments.  Sorry the pics are not great.  Only have my iphone for pics.  Hope to get a digital camera at some point.

Comments welcome, as I want to get better.

Thanks for looking,

D

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, June 18, 2017 8:22 PM

Well you sure got the dusty desert look down right. Is that the Tamiya kit?

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, June 18, 2017 8:28 PM

stikpusher

Well you sure got the dusty desert look down right. Is that the Tamiya kit?

 

Yes, it is.  Too much on the desert?

D

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, June 18, 2017 9:12 PM

ManCityFan

 

 
stikpusher

Well you sure got the dusty desert look down right. Is that the Tamiya kit?

 

 

 

Yes, it is.  Too much on the desert?

D

 

Not at all. Looks proper to me. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, June 18, 2017 9:15 PM

Looks darn good to me.

Just fix that little 'ol track glitch and you've got it nailed.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, June 18, 2017 9:23 PM

disastermaster

Looks darn good to me.

Just fix that little 'ol track glitch and you've got it nailed.

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Doh!  Missed that.  That is where the tracks get joined.  Not totally sure how to fix that.  CA, or try more heat?

Thanks for picking that out.

D

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, June 18, 2017 9:45 PM

I think Disaster Master is referring to you have your tracks on opposed. One is oriented one way, and the other side in the opposite way. M vs. W on the link orientation. Reverse one of them to correct that.

No need to worry about the phone camera for your photos. What I would suggest is using a plain background to remove any distractions from your subject. A piece of poster board, or a plain solid color bed sheet draped over something will bring all the attention to your build and not the background.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, June 18, 2017 11:06 PM

stikpusher

I think Disaster Master is referring to you have your tracks on opposed. One is oriented one way, and the other side in the opposite way. M vs. W on the link orientation. Reverse one of them to correct that.

Well, guess I coulda been a bit more clear on that. The port side track should be reversed and a bit of work done on the link up(s).

The track material would dictate the type of fix needed to reconnect the tracks properly.

This turned out nice and should be worth some aftermarket tracks if the kit version doesn't work out for you.

                                                                       http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b232/gluetank/Animated/th_1-Animated-Disastermaster.gif?t=1296616998

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, June 18, 2017 11:34 PM

That kit is a classic!  Dusty, weathered look is very nice!  You did a great job on it!

Ernest

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 19, 2017 1:58 AM

Thats really well done, dust effects are spot on.

Tracks should be an easy fix with those old Tamiya ones.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 19, 2017 8:05 AM

bufflehead

That kit is a classic!  Dusty, weathered look is very nice!  You did a great job on it!

 

Thank you!

D

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 19, 2017 8:10 AM

disastermaster
 
stikpusher

I think Disaster Master is referring to you have your tracks on opposed. One is oriented one way, and the other side in the opposite way. M vs. W on the link orientation. Reverse one of them to correct that.

 

 

Well, guess I coulda been a bit more clear on that. The port side track should be reversed and a bit of work done on the link up(s).

The track material would dictate the type of fix needed to reconnect the tracks properly.

This turned out nice and should be worth some aftermarket tracks if the kit version doesn't work out for you.

                                                                       http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b232/gluetank/Animated/th_1-Animated-Disastermaster.gif?t=1296616998

 

Well that was a complete rookie mistake.  Embarrassed  Will fix that tonight.  Won't make that mistake again.

Thanks Bish, Stik and DM.

On to the next project.  Tamiya PZKW III ausf M.  Another kit I have had sitting around forever.

D

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Posted by route62 on Monday, June 19, 2017 9:13 AM

You armor guys always amaze me at how much weathering you are able to bring into your builds.  Well done!

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 19, 2017 9:50 AM

route62

You armor guys always amaze me at how much weathering you are able to bring into your builds.  Well done!

 

Thank you for the compliment.  African Desert Dust pigment made the weathering quite a bit easier.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 19, 2017 10:15 AM

Quick question, how did you apply the pigment.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 19, 2017 11:48 AM

Yeah she looks good to me. The track shouldn't be too hard to pop off and replace. Nice work with the dusty, sandy look. 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 19, 2017 12:41 PM

Bish

Quick question, how did you apply the pigment.

 

I started by using a desert wash by Vallejo.  Dip the brush in the wash and then pigment, and apply.  Then I went over some spots with just a wet brush to try to make it a little more uniform.  Finally, just pigment on a dry brush. 

D

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 19, 2017 12:47 PM

Thats what i was thinking. Just an idea ofr the next build, especially if you want to show build up of dust particulally around wheel rims and on sharp angles. Mix some pigment with a small bit of water and a tiny drop of washing up liquid and apply it. It will look messy. But once dry you can use a stiff old brush to remove as much or as little as you want.

You would be surprised at how much dust can build up on armour in just a short time.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, June 19, 2017 12:50 PM

D, I'm fairly new to building armor myself.  Your desert dusting is awesome!  Really looks great.  LOL!  I would never had picked out the track issue.  The armor guys here are super!  I have learned so much from all of them.  But I still have not been brave enough to do indiv. link tracks.  Embarrassed.

 

Great work D!

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 19, 2017 1:39 PM

Bish

Thats what i was thinking. Just an idea ofr the next build, especially if you want to show build up of dust particulally around wheel rims and on sharp angles. Mix some pigment with a small bit of water and a tiny drop of washing up liquid and apply it. It will look messy. But once dry you can use a stiff old brush to remove as much or as little as you want.

You would be surprised at how much dust can build up on armour in just a short time.

 

Thanks for the suggestion.  I will try it.  There were spots on the model where the pigment showed brush streaks, and was not the effect I was looking for...looked more like mud than dust.  So this is a very helpful suggestion.

Thanks!

D

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 19, 2017 1:52 PM

Eagle90

D, I'm fairly new to building armor myself.  Your desert dusting is awesome!  Really looks great.  LOL!  I would never had picked out the track issue.  The armor guys here are super!  I have learned so much from all of them.  But I still have not been brave enough to do indiv. link tracks.  Embarrassed.

 

Great work D!

 

 

Thanks for the compliment.  You are right.  The armor guys here are super.  Getting positive feedback from them is pretty satisfying.  At least I am on the right track (pun intended).  Stick out tongue

Tracks are fixable, so no worries, but still embarassed that I missed it.

D

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 19, 2017 1:56 PM

ManCityFan
 
Eagle90

D, I'm fairly new to building armor myself.  Your desert dusting is awesome!  Really looks great.  LOL!  I would never had picked out the track issue.  The armor guys here are super!  I have learned so much from all of them.  But I still have not been brave enough to do indiv. link tracks.  Embarrassed.

 

Great work D!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the compliment.  You are right.  The armor guys here are super.  Getting positive feedback from them is pretty satisfying.  At least I am on the right track (pun intended).  Stick out tongue

Tracks are fixable, so no worries, but still embarassed that I missed it.

D

 

No need. I've been building German armour for longer than i care to remember. On every build i spend quite a bit of time checking referance books to ensure the tracks go on the right way. Your not the first and you certainly won't be the last.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 19, 2017 7:13 PM

So here is the Pzkw II with the track fixed.

Thanks for all the comments.  On to the Panzer III.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, June 19, 2017 10:27 PM

Well that was a complete rookie mistake.

Rookie mistake? LOL... I built 30 some tanks/tracked wehicles and on my last one I reversed the tracks

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/174656.aspx

 

Good work on that Pazer II Yes

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Posted by disastermaster on Monday, June 19, 2017 10:47 PM

ManCityFan

..........  be a good way to confuse the enemy.....   were they coming or going?

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Posted by Ixion on Monday, June 19, 2017 11:32 PM

Don't worry, it actually happened in real life too. Surprise

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/message/1253879909/Panzer+tracks+in+wrong+%28-%29+position+-

Although technically, you want them the other way around, at least by convention;

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:27 AM

castelnuovo

Well that was a complete rookie mistake.

Rookie mistake? LOL... I built 30 some tanks/tracked wehicles and on my last one I reversed the tracks

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/174656.aspx

 

Good work on that Pazer II Yes

 

Thank you for the compliment.  Track orientation is now on my radar, so hopefully I will remember to check that on future kits, but I can see how it can be missed.

D

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:32 AM

Ixion

Don't worry, it actually happened in real life too. Surprise

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/message/1253879909/Panzer+tracks+in+wrong+%28-%29+position+-

Although technically, you want the the other way around, at least by convention;

 

Oh Censored Censored Censored.  LOL.  I should have pulled up a pic like this one before switching them.  Not sure I will fix it, but I probably will, as this is the kind of thing that will pick at my brain.

Thanks for the fantastic pic.  That tank sure is dusty!

D

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:07 AM

Well done dust effects, you nailed it.

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:58 PM

RBaer

Well done dust effects, you nailed it.

 

Thank you!

D

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