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I took the plunge... My first armor builds.

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I took the plunge... My first armor builds.
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, July 06, 2017 10:08 AM

After a couple years of building aircraft, I've decided to take the plunge and build targe... I mean tanks! Stick out tongue  I must admit, these Tamiya tanks go together without much fuss and require fewer subassemblies than aircraft.  My first was the Tamiya 1/35 Jagdpanther with commander.  The second was the Tamiya Tiger I "Initial Production" with commander.  I've had a great time building these so I'm certain they won't be my last! 

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

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

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 06, 2017 10:29 AM

Couple of nice builds tehre. Beforeyou know it, you'll be throwing mud and dust all over them.

Welcome to the dark side.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, July 06, 2017 10:35 AM

I didn't realize you had such amazing talent with figure painting. The is really, really excellent work! 

Welcome to the Dark Side. Now that you have gotten your feet wet, jump in and go to town!

"So, it begins"

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, July 06, 2017 10:39 AM

You've done a great job on these kits. Next time check on the proper color of the inside of the hatch; they are normally painted the same base color as the vehicle exterior and not white. White would give away the camouflage of the vehicle from the air.

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, July 06, 2017 10:57 AM

I forgot to mention that I love the cat! Where did that come from??

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:20 AM

Great work on the armour but your figures are fantastic! Yes

"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: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:41 AM
Bravo,fantastic work especially on the camo

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, July 06, 2017 12:18 PM

Tojo72
Bravo,fantastic work especially on the camo
 

Ditto

Nobody will ever accuse you of needing help with figures!  The camo on the Jagdpanther is REALLY well done.  Glad you are enjoying the armor.

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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    April, 2014
Posted by Razzie43 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 2:24 PM

Welcome to the WWII armour side...and this is your first build?

fun that you choice the german side(my kind also)

Keep those tanks rolling..

If you want more sprue's in your box...buy dragon kits

Meng is also coming up with those WWII tanks

And i'm jealous at your figures...amazing faces u have there

 

Razz out

My collection of tanks :
http://rascarcapaco.blogspot.be/

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 5:27 PM

Very nice. The figures are super! And the calico cat

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, July 06, 2017 5:56 PM

Oh my gosh, I am so humbled by your kind words!  And I really do mean that!  I have yet again fallen prey to the allure of armor and bought a third kit that I'm currently working on... the Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III L #35215.  I have a halftrack (1/35 AFV Club SdKfz 251/20) in my stash from a GB I was going to participate in last year but it is too intimidating right now!  Thank you for the suggestions and tips!  I'll certainly paint the inside cover of the crew hatches the same color as the main body.  Regarding the cat, its from a small resin retailer called "Industria Mechanika".  They come 4 to a package and are superbly cast!

Thank you all again for the super kind comments!  Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

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

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 06, 2017 6:23 PM

Oh cool, will be looking forward to those!

 

Only complaint is you need to pick up something from the cooler side- the Allies! Like a Sherman, Cromwell, or T-34! Wink

"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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, July 06, 2017 7:42 PM

Ha!  I could definitely try that! Wink 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

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

 

  • Member since
    July, 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:26 PM

Both kits are looking real good Mopar!  I like the little kitty figure and how it ties into the two BIG kitties your built!!

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Posted by SprueOne on Thursday, July 06, 2017 9:16 PM

Yes What else can I add to what was already said? I dig the old school dry brushing technique. The only thing I can see is the white on the inside of the open hatches. Were the 1/1's white?

 

Edit: I just read every post above and Rob already mentioned the hatch insides Wink

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, July 06, 2017 9:43 PM

Thank you friends!  Yeah, I'm definitely going to get those hatches right on the next one!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

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

 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, July 06, 2017 10:54 PM

Ah yes. Everyone needs a Sherman in the collection. At least I'm not the only one truly enthusiastic about you building more armor. Especially since you made absolute gold out of those old Tamiya figures! 

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:08 PM

oh yeah, your Tamiya figure painting is spectacular!

 

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:27 PM

Excellent work for your first armor builds. That camo is superb. The figures are first rate. You'll love the Panzer III. I built that one some time ago. Can't go wrong with newer Tamiya kits.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, July 07, 2017 12:56 AM

Mopar Madness

Oh my gosh, I am so humbled by your kind words!  And I really do mean that!  I have yet again fallen prey to the allure of armor and bought a third kit that I'm currently working on... the Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III L #35215.  I have a halftrack (1/35 AFV Club SdKfz 251/20) in my stash from a GB I was going to participate in last year but it is too intimidating right now!  Thank you for the suggestions and tips!  I'll certainly paint the inside cover of the crew hatches the same color as the main body.  Regarding the cat, its from a small resin retailer called "Industria Mechanika".  They come 4 to a package and are superbly cast!

Thank you all again for the super kind comments!  Beer

 

Don't be put off by those AFV club kits, they are nice to build. Once you move beyond Tamiya, its a whole other world.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, July 07, 2017 1:13 AM

I'll second that, Bish. Those AFV kits have a high parts count, but build up beautifully. There's not much comparison between a Tamiya M-60A1 and the AFV Club offering, except that they are the same tank.

Don't be afraid of AFV, but be wary of their instructions! LOL!

If it doesn't look or fit right check other sources of reference. That M-60A1 I built had all sorts of mixed up parts numbers.

Once you get past that they are nice to paint, decals are good, and they look like you spent a lot in AM parts for it.  :D

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, July 07, 2017 1:39 AM

Wellcome to the dark side...and great builds Yes

Some feedback, if I may...they need more rust and they need more dirt Big SmileBig Smile. There, I got it out of my system Big Smile

Cheers...

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Posted by humper491 on Friday, July 07, 2017 1:44 AM

 somewhere along the line i'll learn how to do figures... i love the cat on the tiger, that's fantastic!!!

Humper Beam

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, July 07, 2017 8:44 AM

AFV Club kits are nice, but often are made of notoriously soft plastic. Stare at it too hard and and you might mar the surface. They make a couple of small armor kits, like the West German Wiesels and British Scorpion and Scimitar. They also make a Vietnam era M113.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, July 07, 2017 9:37 AM

Thank you all for your kind words!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

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

 

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