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Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:42 AM

Thanks PJ.

managed to start on the turret last nigth, no PE there. Thankfully.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:56 PM

I am just about ready to get this down to the spray booth and start painting. Finished off all the PE i was going to add and got the two halves of the hull together. I used some beading wire for the armoured cable for the lights.

I am leaving the exhaust off the rear and will paint that seperatly and add later.

I have left the turret is several sections. I'll paint the inside as wel as the gun and other fitings, then finish putting it together and doing the outside. I do like the Lion Marc barrel, very nicley detailed.

Once i start getting the paint on, i can start on the tracks. that will be fun.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:38 AM

That pe really adds tons of details specially the barrel. Yes

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:57 AM

Thanks PJ, ye, i do like that barrel. Lion Marc does some nice ones, unfortunatly they don't sell them locally so i get them direct from Hong Kong.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:28 AM

Splendid work there Bish, love those tool boxes! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:32 AM

Thanks G. Close up its a little dodgy, especially some of the hinges. But i don't woprry to much with armour as it soon gets bashed and dented anyway.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:19 PM

Its really coming along nicely Bish!  All the PE and detail work is going to make this one look awesome!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:05 AM

Thats Ernest. These voyager do includ a lot of un needed PE. I still have quite a few to use but will be thinking twice before buying any more.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:56 AM

Fine work on all that PE Bish. Really makes everything stand out.

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 Eric 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 16, 2017 4:42 PM

Thanks Eric.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:31 PM

Short update on the Pz II as i just finished off the construction and have been working on the building as well.

The tank got its coat of primer followed by the pz Grey and then some Dark yellow. Had a bit of an issue with the grey as it came up very flat rather than the gloss it should have been, so shot a coat of Alclad Aqua gloss to apply the decals. No great problem as its one less coat i will ahve to add before weathering.

The building got a coat of tan for the mortar followed by a flat brush for the brickwork useing tamiya red brown. Still got some touching up to do on that and then add some colour variation.

I did make a start on the tracks but soon realised this would not be a good idea. I thought they would be the click together type, but there not, and i will need to get the road wheels dry fited so i get get the right shape around the sprockets, idlers and the raised road wheels, so just a small section got done. But pretty easy to put together for such small links.

Thats all for now. Going to get the decals on, but will then focus on the building, figures and getting those tracks built.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:06 PM

That diorama base is looking great Bish!  Quick question on those tracks.  I bought my first Dragon armor kit a couple days ago and I beleive it comes with those same kind of tracks (i.e. Magic Tracks).  What will you use as a binding agent?  Liquid cement?  Thanks buddy!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1

On deck: Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. L

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:21 PM

Thanks MM. ye, i assembly a small length, half a dozen links or so, and then brush on some plastic weld where the links join. When it come to the area that curves around wheels or to create sag, i will do the same but then before it sets i'll shape it.

What kit do you have.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:30 PM

Excellent! They were having a good online sale last week so I took the plunge and purchased a 1/35 Sd.Kfz.265 Kleiner #6597.   Looks to be a bit more complicated than the Tamaya kits I started on but I appreciate the intricate details offered with the Dragon kit.  Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1

On deck: Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. L

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:33 PM

O, that will be nice to see. I have a couple of Dragon Pz I's, my guess is the tracks are similar to the Pz II. But do check, they do vary between subjects, the 251 tracks are meant to be workable. Notice the words meant to be lol.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:53 PM

Wow, you're moving right along there Bish. Yes

 

Personally I like the 'workable' track. You can put it together over the running gear and then apply a little liquid cement to lock it the way you want it. I tried leaving them workable without cement but they never wanted to stay in one piece.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:53 AM

Thanks G.

Ye, i agree about the tracks. These ones have a fairly tight hold,so i might try doing that across the top rollers and see how that goes.

Got the decals on last night, all 4 of them, so going to hit the tracks tonight.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, July 20, 2017 1:00 PM

This paint job should be interesting.

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:07 PM

Nice looking camo Bish!  The dio/base is looking sharp too...looking forward to seeing more!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 22, 2017 2:29 PM

Thanks guys.

Did some dry brushing with oils so leaving that to dry for a couple of days before clear gloss and dot filters. So ben working on the inside of the buidling and figures.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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