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Finished Dragon 1/35 Sherman MK. II

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  • Member since
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  • From: AZ,USA
Finished Dragon 1/35 Sherman MK. II
Posted by GreySnake on Friday, October 16, 2020 12:39 PM
Thought I would share finished photos of my Dragon 1/35 Sherman MK. II (M4A1) for the British Group Build hosted by Bish. The Dragon kit was a challenge mainly because of the PE mud guards, sand shields and mounting racks for the sun shields (system used to disguise the tank to look like a truck). I had to do a lot of bending along with soldering parts together which was my first attempt at soldering. The kit included DS tracks were worthless as they were too long and replaced with Miniart workable tracks.
 
 
Markings are for 9th Queens Royal Lancers, 2nd Armored Brigade El Alamein October 1942.
 
I’m happy with how the model came out in the end even if there are many area’s that can use improvement.

 
  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 16, 2020 1:44 PM

YesYes

Beautiful Work Greysnake!

Which paint did you use for the sand?

 

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

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  • Member since
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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, October 16, 2020 2:43 PM
It does look great,you don't usually see clean armor,I like it.

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Friday, October 16, 2020 7:39 PM
Thank you, Stik! The sand is  a wash by Ammo North Africa Dust.
 
Thank you, Tojo! Doing a lot of weathering on this tank would have been a mistake. These Sherman’s first saw action in during the second Battle of El Alamein so they there wouldn’t be much wear on them at all prior to then. Looking at reference photos from around the time period the tanks are either dusty or very dusty

 
  • Member since
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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 16, 2020 9:27 PM

GreySnake
Thank you, Stik! The sand is  a wash by Ammo North Africa Dust.
 
Thank you, Tojo! Doing a lot of weathering on this tank would have been a mistake. These Sherman’s first saw action in during the second Battle of El Alamein so they there wouldn’t be much wear on them at all prior to then. Looking at reference photos from around the time period the tanks are either dusty or very dusty
 

The base sand camo color is a wash?

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Friday, October 16, 2020 9:41 PM

stikpusher

 

 

 

The base sand camo color is a wash?

 

Sorry I misunderstood thought you meant the dust. Base color is five parts Tamiya XF-2 White, five parts XF-15 flat flesh and one part XF-52 Flat Earth.

 
  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 16, 2020 10:35 PM

Oh yes, I'm diggin' that one. Very nice camo finish. LOVE IT!!

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:27 AM

Thank you BK! 

 
  • Member since
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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:50 PM

GreySnake

 

 
stikpusher

 

 

 

The base sand camo color is a wash?

 

 

 

Sorry I misunderstood thought you meant the dust. Base color is five parts Tamiya XF-2 White, five parts XF-15 flat flesh and one part XF-52 Flat Earth.
 

Ah a custom mix?!  It looks good! Was it your own mix or a formula that you found somewhere?

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:24 PM

Hey GreySnake, this is an excellent British M4A1. Your camo looks great and your markings are top notch. I also like how your tracks came out.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:03 PM

Good looking model GreySnake. Soldering, mmmm. I haven't done any of that since 1960 something, but with all the PE around these days I can see I'm going to have to. How did it go?

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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:56 AM
Stik, I used this page  https://www.mafva.org/british-vehicle-camouflage-1939-45/?v=79cba1185463 for the colour mixture Desert Pink Z.I.
 
 
Tiger II thank you.
 
 
Dodgy thank you. The soldering itself was very easy when using acid flux so the solder would flow exactly where I wanted it to go.

 
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