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1/35 Trumpter Dickermax

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1/35 Trumpter Dickermax
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:59 PM

I just wrapped this one up for the Secret Santa GB. I am very happy with how it turned out. I did quite a lot of weathering, but I kept it restrained. I wanted a look of a true veteran of the battlefield. I know these were few in number and none survived more than a few months, but a clean tank is a boring tank to look at when it's all monotone. So, I took some liberties.

I used Vallejo and AK paints along with Vallejo pigments and AK mud effects. I also used some pastels on the road wheels. Most of what you see for wear is dry brushing with hull red or silver Vallejo paints. The markings are DN Models stencils and kit decals. The DN Models stencils are low tach and reusable, super nice. I totally prefer to paint marking when I can. I hope you guys enjoy the finished product. 

BK

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:17 PM

Thats nicely done, i like it.

This is a subject thats on my wish list, how was the kit.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:33 PM

I sure agree with Bish on this. Very nicely done. I think the weathering is just right - it looks like its been in the field, but not for the past 30 years.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:36 PM

Bish, thanks for the kind words. The kit is a high parts count kit, (631) but you will have 25% of them left over as they are for a Panzer IV also. The quality is very nice and the fit is very good, no issues. The tracks are either rubber or individual plastic links. I used the plastic ones. You won't regret building it, its fun, but it is a lot of parts. The challenge I had was building and painting the interior and then building and painting the exterior while the interior is right there. But, it worked out.

BK

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:43 PM

Thanks, apparently the Dragon kit has even more parts ( i know, who would have guessed ) so the Trump kit deffinetly seems the way to go.

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

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:44 AM

Great job! The grey scheme can look kinda dull but you did a fantastic job on the weathering and shading to bring her to life! 

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 3, 2020 5:31 PM
Nice work it’s something you don’t see often. I like what you did with the weathering and shading.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, August 8, 2020 11:06 AM

M1GarandFan, Gamera, Bish and Greysnake,

Thank you for your kind words and interest in my build. I really enjoyed this one. I think I like building armor afterall. Who'd a thunk.

BK

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, August 8, 2020 11:40 AM

Really nice job!

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:13 PM

A rare beast!  But unlike a rare steak, it is well done. Yes

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    August 2006
  • From: Cygnus X-1
Posted by ogrejohn on Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:45 AM

Very nicely done! 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:29 AM

Thanks John, RealG and ogrejohn. I appreciate the kind words.

BK

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