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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, December 6, 2019 3:12 PM

Paint! Paint! Paint! 

Sorry, I'm getting impatient lol.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, December 6, 2019 4:39 PM

I would have said Soon, Soon, Soon! but I just got a week's assignment to El Paso, not much gonna happen for a while.

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, December 6, 2019 6:09 PM

Dang. Guess I should just get something done myself. Huh?

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, December 6, 2019 7:04 PM

One word: Blog.

I'll be right in the middle of "No" and "where", but I can look at this forum on my phone. I'll be watching.

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, December 20, 2019 11:42 AM

All work and no modeling makes Russ a grumpy boy.....

So I did add a few small details here, spare tracklinks and brackets, air cleaner service indicators, an empty shovel bracket (I broke the shovel, and didn't like it anyway) and something else, forgot.....

 IMG_7717 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_7718 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I still haven't decided if I want to finish this one as a "demo" or in service.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, December 20, 2019 2:05 PM

Ah, decisions, decisions. 

Amazing details, Russ. This thing looks fantastic without paint lol. I love seeing all of that work in the raw, but I know you have to paint it.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 22, 2019 8:22 AM

M. Brindos

Ah, decisions, decisions. 

Amazing details, Russ. This thing looks fantastic without paint lol. I love seeing all of that work in the raw, but I know you have to paint it.

 

Yeah. it's cool to be able to look at all the different colours and see how many different kits borrowed from there!

As usual nice work!!!

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 22, 2019 11:30 AM

This is an amazing amount of work you got going here. I can't even wrap my head around all that you done. Very impressive kit bash and scratch work you can do.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Sunday, December 22, 2019 2:00 PM

Thanks all!

Mike, I think on this one I may buy a couple prints of my own before and after paint pics, kind of as a reminder.

Brandon, thanks. This is my favorite kind of modeling, by far.

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:59 AM

Dare I say it? Yes, I dare: I might have some modeling time today!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:23 PM

Well??! Did you find some time?

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:57 AM

We want MORE!!! 

Stick out tongue

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:06 PM

Ha! Yes, I got a couple of hours in, mounted the TC's box and did some crew steps on the front, then hit it with Krylon khaki. Yee ha!

 IMG_7830 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:16 PM

It doesn't look to bad at all in one color lol. Gotta love that Krylon though. It's tough stuff, good finish, and easy to spray.

This is a really impressive piece of armor, Russ. I can't wait to see how it all ends!

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, January 10, 2020 11:01 AM

Thanks Mike. Yup, I do like my Krylon, gotta say.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 10, 2020 11:32 AM

Yeah she looks fine with just the Krylon. Yes

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, January 10, 2020 5:10 PM

Krylon rocks. And so does Vallejo acrylic. I started some detail painting, mounted the road wheels so I could rotated them to paint the tires (so much easier than using a stick in the hole and painting them that way, gotta love poly caps) and I mixed up a green/brown for the mantlet cover, gun tube accordian and mortar dust cover. I'm glad I spant as much time on the mantlet cover as I did, it stands out nicely.

 IMG_7833 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

Some more detail painting, clear coat and markings are next.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, January 10, 2020 8:10 PM

A little splash of color and she starts breathing life. That real fine already, Russ. Moar.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by RBaer on Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:23 AM

Thanks Mike. More coming soon, I think.....

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Posted by RBaer on Monday, January 13, 2020 1:35 PM

I'm doing a work conference call right now, but I'm in the middle of doing a wash on this thing, making the many panel lines pop. It's looking busy, pics later today.

After a general wash, followed with a pin wash:

 IMG_7834 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_7835 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I'm liking the effect from the pin wash, lots of visual interest.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, January 13, 2020 6:15 PM

Now we're talking! This is what I've been waiting for. 

Excellent.

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:10 AM

I'm getting jazzed myself. Markings are on, and I've got the tracks painted, getting closer. Pics to come.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:39 AM

Looks good, the wash did a great job bringing out the details! 

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  • From: new Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:29 PM

What!

    A dirty Tank? LOL.LOL. Very nice so far and very subtle shading. Looks great to me !

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:30 PM

T'anks all. I got some more done today, stuff like tow cables, call signs, markings, and tracks. Optics, turret MGs and some more detail painting and it'll be ready for the final light dusting.

 IMG_7957 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_7959 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_7956 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 

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