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Out of my element - toon tank! COMPLETE

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Out of my element - toon tank! COMPLETE
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 10, 2020 4:02 PM

I've done a bit of armor in the past but those darn road wheels.... and the tracks.  I sure do appreciate the builds though.  So with the recent Hobby Lobby 40% deal I picked up a toon tank.  Pretty fun.  The plastic is strange, doesn't sand well.  So I decided to just build it and experiment with some paint techniques.  Here we are so far. I primed with Tamia red oxide primer.  Next was ModelMaster OD.  After that I shot ModelMaster faded Olive Drab.  Nicked it up with a MIG aluminum pencil.  More work to do - Flory wash coming and a couple fliters.  Really fun.  The way I look at it I cant do anythig wrong ...lol.

Welcom any suggestions from you armor guys!

 

 

Thanks,

John

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

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, October 10, 2020 5:24 PM

My suggestion is; enjoy it! These kits are ment to be fun and they are.

Do whatever you want with it. Play with new ideas, try new techniques, and have fun doing it.

I love mine!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:23 PM

Nicely done!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:47 PM

Okay with this little turd I tried a few things.   Color filters, pigments, pencils etc.  Fun little kit.  She's up on the shelf and here she is

Thanks,

John

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

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:46 PM

Now that looks like you enjoyed yourself. Nice finish and effects!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, October 11, 2020 6:33 AM
That looks good,I built the Toon Tiger recently as a break,was especially fun as I got it at HL for 40% off

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, October 11, 2020 11:29 AM

Those are really quite cool. Very nice work there as well. It would be fun to build up a bunch of egg planes and toon tanks for part of your display. 

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by knox on Sunday, October 11, 2020 11:43 AM

Too cool!!

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 11, 2020 1:07 PM

Thanks all.  Really fun kit.  Fun to try some armor weathering as well

Thanks,

John

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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, October 11, 2020 2:28 PM

keavdog

Thanks all.  Really fun kit.  Fun to try some armor weathering as well

 
I think your Sherman turned out really well.
They're basically just "fun" kits.
 
And just having a bit'o fun...... here's what I did with mine, complete with bullet dings, cullen device and a Primitive range finder mounted on a primitive base.
https://i.imgur.com/V4yAQlV.png
 
 
 
https://i.imgur.com/F9R0vJU.png
https://i.imgur.com/gMqhxVE.png
https://i.imgur.com/HoAbNFt.png
                                        https://i.imgur.com/UkBzTDI.png
 
 
 

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 11, 2020 3:22 PM

Thats a blast!  Super fun.  I like the skull lol.  I was disappointed that they didn't include the commanders machine gun.  The empty mount is a bit weird. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:38 AM

Ohhhhhhhh cool! Love those little kits, so much fun to build. And great job on yours!!! 

I feel the urge to build another coming on... 

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

 

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Posted by RBaer on Monday, October 12, 2020 12:23 PM

Toon Tanks are a blast, have to say. Nice job on this one too. I did one a couple of years ago, have one more in a box somewhere....

If I may?

 IMG_2305 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I hate to admit it, but I even have a "for fun" dio idea.....

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 12, 2020 1:07 PM

That's great Russle!  I invite any toon tank builders to post here.  I'd love to see them all.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by disastermaster on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:19 AM

https://media.tenor.com/images/06423edf6fadbe796248f31bd63db684/tenor.gif

      Bring 'em on.
   Let's see some more.

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:47 AM

Okay,OKAY ! You've convinced me! I will try a Toon Tank !

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:22 AM

Here's mine

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:55 AM

Cool!!! I'll see about getting my two posted when I have a little more time. 

TB: You should really try one. They're a lot of fun and great to cure burn-out. 

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

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:47 PM

I did the Panther and Tiger for the silly egg gb a year or so ago.

Dig back in the gb page and there will be several there.

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:31 PM

I  can't get into the toon tanks or egg planes, but I can appreciate the fun factor for those who do. Having said that you've done a great job on this beastie Keavdog. Very nice finish.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:56 AM

Tojo72

Here's mine

 

https://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/metiers/detective.gif Did I miss something?

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:24 PM

Lemme put in a direct link to the Silly Egg GB here:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/181303.aspx

All the finished photos are in the third post down. 

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

 

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:48 PM

Tojo - I can now see your pic.  That looks awesome!

Dodgy - Thanks!  I felt the same way but with the 40% off on all models at HobbyLobby I thought I'd try one as I haven't done armor in years and wanted to mess around a bit with weathering.  For $9.00 it's disposible at that point.  

Gamera - I recall the GB.  Thanks for posting - some awesome stuff in there.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:36 PM

disastermaster

 

 
Tojo72

Here's mine

 

 

https://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/metiers/detective.gif Did I miss something?

 

https://i2.wp.com/www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/shocked/shocked-smiley-emoticon.gif

AH, there's that 'lil toonimater, looking mighty fine.

https://i.postimg.cc/mrNwXt61/20200804-175020.jpg     

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by knox on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:39 PM

Awesome. We need a dedicated thread devoted to toon tank builds. These were fun to see.  

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:31 PM

Maybe Gamera can make the Silly Egg group build perpetual (but add Toon Tank to the title) :)

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:23 AM

keavdog

Maybe Gamera can make the Silly Egg group build perpetual (but add Toon Tank to the title) :)

 

 

It was Greg Bale's idea- I just picked it up and ran with it. 

I thought about running one this year but there didn't seem that much interest. Maybe next year I'll give it a go again. 

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

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, October 16, 2020 12:06 PM

First of all, great job, it looks like you had fun.

Secondly, I agree with Mike and that these kits are just to be enjoyed. No one can ding you for accuracy, not correcting known faults, not using proper aftermarket items, etc.

I picked up one of the toon Shermans, but have not opened it yet.

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