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

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:58 PM

Is that what those eye markings are called and about? That makes sense. On the Centurions, they were on the forward face of the turret side stowage bins, so it looked like the main gun was a long nose, similar to on this M46.

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:37 PM

Those Berlin camo schemes are quite mind boggling, they had it on 432's as well.

By eyes i am guessing you mean the Eygyptian eyes on the tanks of the RTR. Eygypt Sqn carried those on their Challenger 2's that we worked alongside quite often.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:26 PM

Thanks Bish. I think the most outlandish things I’ve ever seen painted on a British tank would be out of Berlin. Either the eyes seen on Centurions, or the urban camo on Chieftains. Otherwise, they always have a low visibility battlefield look. Even at the same time in Korea when the US Army tanks were all going with these Tiger schemes, your tanks (and the USMC) serving alongside on different areas of the front kept their standard look.

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:14 PM

Thats a lovely looking tank there Carlos. I wish we had tanks marke up like that, got to be the best looking tank in that regards. Nicely done.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:51 PM

Thank you Grey. Taking the extra time on this was worth it.

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:12 PM
Outstanding work stik! That’s definitely a build to be proud of.  

 
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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:11 PM

Thanks TB. I’m happy to hear that you like this one.

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, December 26, 2020 3:28 PM

Well!

" Tanks" for a set of Photos of a very well done Armor piece! I love the markings and the weathering, as someone already said, " GRReat!"

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 25, 2020 2:04 PM

PJ & RG many thanks. Real, give Tony my regards, I’m overjoyed that it meets his standards Wink

 

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Posted by Real G on Friday, December 25, 2020 5:50 AM

Nice one Stik!  That tiger looks "Grrrrrrreat!"

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, December 25, 2020 12:25 AM

Wow, outstanding art work indeedToast

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:14 PM

Thank you Joe. Everything came together just right in the end with this one.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:18 PM

MAN that turned out good Carlos!! Bravo my friend. Well done!!! YesYesYesYes

                   

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:12 PM

Tony & M1, I’m happy to hear that you like this one.  Thank you.

 

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Thursday, December 24, 2020 10:39 AM

Just really outstanding job, Stik. Love the mud. It looks perfect to me.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 24, 2020 10:31 AM

Thanks guys!

Mike, when this gets where it’s going, it will be one of many. And there are better modelers in the group...

Gamera & John, the  weathering is the fun part. It’s always a blast to make these look like they’ve been out in their natural habitat.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, December 24, 2020 10:27 AM
Great work,I like the way the weathering toned down the tiger

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Posted by Keyserj on Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:52 AM

Great job on the build stik! It is pretty amazing how some dust and weathering can make a model look even better!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:43 AM

Yeah WOW!!! Great work! Love the dirt and dust but all-around a fantastic job!!! 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:27 AM

Stowage and weathering look fabulous!

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:10 PM

Interesting that they would paint a M26 in these markings....

I am calling this one done. This is the Dragon M46 kit in the markings of 6th Tank Battalion during Operation Ripper in Korea, Spring 1951.These are probably the most colorful unit markings worn in combat by any tank unit. I modified the kit by repositioning some turret external fittings, leaving off the turret right side stowage rack, adding some turret grab rails, a left side stowage rack on the fender, and a .30 cal. Browning based upon photos of the units tanks in Korea. Paints used are Mission Models and Humbrol for the main colors. Towage items are from my stash and spares bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I still need to finish the TC figure and come up with a base for this one.

 

Comments and critiques are welcome.

 

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Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:02 PM

There is an M-26 painted like this at the Americqn Heritage Museum of Tanks in Hudson, Mass. She really stands out.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:31 PM

Thanks Mike. Stowage looking better to you now?

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:46 AM

WOW!

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:32 AM

Thanks Gamera. It’s finally getting to the end of the line on this one!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 21, 2020 8:23 PM

The dry-brushing looks good, love how it came out on the storage!

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 21, 2020 5:09 PM

I was able to get several hours in at the bench today. I swear that I spent more time selecting and stirring paints than I did actual drybrushing. 

 

Here are the results

 

 

 

 

 

One last bit of detail painting to add, then I can begin final weathering.

 

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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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 18, 2020 9:39 AM

Chad and Gamera, thank you. I’ll get more done later today. It’s in the mid 30’s out right now, so I’m waiting for it to warm up a bit .

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 18, 2020 9:19 AM

She's coming along beautifully SP!! Heart

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