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Dragon 1/35 M46 Completed 12/23, Pg. 6

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 27, 2020 8:12 PM

No doubt the USMC lagged one step behind.

Back to the Army, here's pop 1952.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 27, 2020 9:23 PM

I had a nice long detailed reply typed up, but when I went to get a photo and come back, the typical site FUBAR action wiped it out and logged me off.

 

Pathetic. 

 

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Posted by Sergeant on Monday, July 27, 2020 10:17 PM

CapnMac82

But the field gear stayed brown until during VN.  Which then started in a bunch of over-dying of existing leather, with mixed results.

SF & Ranger units started using black boots in the 60s, which may have started a trend.

 

CapnMac82, when I joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, I wore jump boots instead of standard issue. It was not required, but they fit better and looked sharp, a lot of men had them in the 60's and 70's.

Harold

  U.S. Army Paratrooper Jump Boots

 

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:27 PM

I wore Corcoran jump boots while in the navy in the late '70's. They fit better than the boondockers and they looked like they had steel toes which was starting to be a requirement back then. I couldn't wear steel toes due to a motorcycle accident and left foot then out of calibration.

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Posted by Sergeant on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:42 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

I wore Corcoran jump boots while in the navy in the late '70's. They fit better than the boondockers and they looked like they had steel toes which was starting to be a requirement back then. I couldn't wear steel toes due to a motorcycle accident and left foot then out of calibration.

 

Welcome HooYah, I haven't seen your call sign on the Armor Forum before. Central Oregon is one of my favorite places, I love to fly fish. I was a Tin Can sailor from 1963 to 1969, wore boondockers most of that time. They were an ugly old boot, no pun intended.

Harold

  

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:37 PM

Harold, those Corcoran jump boots look just like the ones in my closet that I bought in 1973 at the RAF Mildenhall BX. My original issue boots were too beat up to take a shine, and the Corcoran's were really comfortable.

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Posted by Sergeant on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:25 PM

M1GarandFan

Harold, those Corcoran jump boots look just like the ones in my closet that I bought in 1973 at the RAF Mildenhall BX. My original issue boots were too beat up to take a shine, and the Corcoran's were really comfortable.

 

I agree John, they were very comfortable and looked sharp with the toe caps nicely spit-shined.

  

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Posted by Sergeant on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:32 PM

stikpusher

 

Carlos, your TC figure appears to have Corcoran jump boots just like I wore in the Army.

  

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:50 PM

Yes, either jump boots or the M-1948 boots mentioned in the Olive Drab article. Those had a capped toe also. 

I still have my Corcorans. But they could use a new heel and front sole. 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:42 AM

Great job there SP! The tiger face came out perfectly!!! Yes

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 24, 2020 7:50 PM

I’m back to work on this one too! Over the weekend I applied and cleaned up an oil wash.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:35 AM

Love that SP! 

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, August 28, 2020 8:57 PM
The M46 is looking amazing. The oil wash really helped bring out the detail.

 
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Posted by Sergeant on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:49 PM

stikpusher

 

Carlos, since you started his model I have taken an interest in the history of this cat like face and looked at dozens of pictures. None of the faces are the same and your paint work is the most fierce looking of them all.

It turns out that making faces at your enemies as you enter into battle has been done for thousands of years. It is believed it serves two purposes, one is to put fear in the mind of your enemy and the other is to build your own confidence in battle. The traditional New Zealand Maori face Haka War look is the most recent example of this devil-demon-monster-dragon impression. It is intended to convey the idea that he will not only kill you, but that he will eat you too.

Harold

  

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:21 PM

Gamera, Graysnake, Harold, thank you all for your kind words. I'm happy to hear that you guys like how this is turning out.

Harold, I do like the Korean War “tiger“ tanks. Such a unique and “look at me” bit of tank paint schemes. I am pretty sure that each tank was painted by its own crew, so that accounts for the variation in looks. Here is a link to a blog page with a good rundown on all the units involved.

https://mikesresearch.com/2019/02/24/operation-ripper-korea-1951/

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:16 PM

That is really a very unique paint scheme indeed and the oil wash pops all the details really good. That is one of the coolest looking paint jobs I have ever seen on a tank.  Beer

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:25 AM

Thanks PJ. Some day down the road I’d like to do one of the Korean War E8 Sherman’s in the Tiger scheme also.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:03 AM

That is just too cool. Not sure I could even think of pulling this off. Awesome artwork for sure.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:00 AM

BrandonK

That is just too cool. Not sure I could even think of pulling this off. Awesome artwork for sure.

BK

 

Thank you Brandon. Its not as hard as you think. Just take it in stages. Base color, then secondary colors.

 

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Posted by docidle on Friday, September 4, 2020 1:17 AM

Stik,

I just found this thread. Outstanding work there sir! I really like everything about it but especially the Tiger or Dragon paint job, very impressive.

I took the plunge this summer and built eight tanks to get my *** back. I’m not sure if I’ll post the picures, but I now know the path to the Dark Side... or Heavy Metal, whichever you prefer.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 5:17 PM

Sorry that I missed your reply earlier Steve.  Good to hear that your building some armor. Hopefully youve done more since you posted that message!

 

As for me, I’m working on getting this one wrapped up soon. I don’t want to jinx myself by saying more than that. I’ve started putting stowage on the beast. Photos show some unit tanks with a improvised rack on the left fender for holding ammo cans, so I scratched one up from rod and strip styrene, and filled it with some .30 and .50 ammo cans.

 

 

I also began adding soft stowage onto the turret and hull. The right side is almost done. I’m trying 5 minute epoxy for attaching the stowage so I don’t get any fogging like with CA. I used heavy foil for the pack straps. I need to go back and touch up the paint that flaked off when I bent the straps over the attachment points.

 

 

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:10 PM

I know I'm late to this show, but that is some impressive work stik, very authentic. The  wonderful build quality only adds to the angry tiger. I look forward to seeing your mean face sherman in the future.

Ben

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:11 PM

She's coming along fantastic SP! Love the storage and have seen photos of tanks with the extra ammo cans from the Korean War so it's a really nice touch there.

Plus the tiger paint looks even better close up!

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:51 AM
Stik it is coming along wonderfully.  

 
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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:04 PM

Drums, Gamera, Graysnake, thank you one and all for your compliments. Stay tunes for more updates over the next few days.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:50 PM

I love what you've done with this build, Carlos. 

The extra ammo cans a re a nice touch and the extra gear too. Pardon me, but may I suggest another highlight layer on your packs? They tonally blend poorly and some extra highlights would make them stand out a bit better.

That should help score you some extra points at the event. Wink

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:32 PM

M. Brindos

I love what you've done with this build, Carlos. 

The extra ammo cans a re a nice touch and the extra gear too. Pardon me, but may I suggest another highlight layer on your packs? They tonally blend poorly and some extra highlights would make them stand out a bit better.

That should help score you some extra points at the event. Wink

 

Carlos,

I love what you've done with this model.  I was impressed with your painstaking approach and hard work on the tracks.  It might have been easier to use Friulmodel metal tracks, which are incredibly easy.  Great job!

Bill

 

M. Brindos

I love what you've done with this build, Carlos. 

The extra ammo cans a re a nice touch and the extra gear too. Pardon me, but may I suggest another highlight layer on your packs? They tonally blend poorly and some extra highlights would make them stand out a bit better.

That should help score you some extra points at the event. Wink

 

M. Brindos

I love what you've done with this build, Carlos. 

The extra ammo cans a re a nice touch and the extra gear too. Pardon me, but may I suggest another highlight layer on your packs? They tonally blend poorly and some extra highlights would make them stand out a bit better.

That should help score you some extra points at the event. Wink

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:11 PM

Thanks! And I have not yet done highlghlights on the packs... that will be done soon.

Today was adding more bits of stowage here and there

 

 

 

Just need to do some touch ups on the foil straps.

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:35 PM

I'm sorry for presuming you were done with them. 

I'd also like to make mention of the exhaust system discoloration. That's a nice detail!

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:19 PM

Thank you Mike. And no worries about the stowage stuff. I tend to keep my narrative minimal during the construction descriptions.

 

Last stowage items added to the fenders.... added buckles to the jerry can tie down straps... touch up paint on the foil straps

 

 

 

 

Flat coat next... then dry brushing and weathering...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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