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Long Tom
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, February 21, 2022 8:26 PM

One of the guys in the Akron/Canton IPMS club likes to sponsor a King of Battle themed build. In anticipation of the next one I bought something special, AFV club’s Long Tom in 1/35. I built the Renwal Atomic Cannon for the 1st build I joined in on!

So i love the kit, beautiful detail imho, tho I’m not an armor modeler normally. This kit hates me tho lol

I assembled the whole wheel carriage backwards…should have used CA. Out came the razor saw. Fortunately there is a nice flat spot along the leaf springs where it can be taken apart with minimal visual damage. Broke one of the fine rods while trying to put the rifle in. Broke the top off those tension posts on the rear axle while putting the leaf springs back on…I’m sure there were a few more gaffs lol

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not a bad recovery. Ohh looking at this, i put the main arms on opposite sides. Gads i feel like I’m 8yrs old again. So, to distract your eyes from any errant glue let’s add some distractions and do some weathering yay!

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Funny story…my wife was trying to call me, I wasn’t answering so she called my 18yr old daughter to locate me. She comes out the garage door and sees, me. She says to her mom, Dad is holding a plastic cereal bowl full of dirt mom, what the heck is he doing! She laughed even harder when i explained I’d dug up some earth in the 30 degree weather to add reality to my dio  what did she find so funny?  Lol

so here’s where Tom stands now.

 

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next week when I’m back from traveling I’ll finish up the artillery crew. Then I’m just waiting on the shells and crates i ordered after consulting Bradley25mm over on the IPMS forum. See you downrange in a week 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, February 21, 2022 8:57 PM

   Looks great Mongoise, not an armor guy eh? Never woulda known it. That kit can truly make a man outta ya....as with most AFV stuff. Great builds if done with patience. Great work bud.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 21, 2022 9:05 PM

Looks great.  I'm not an armor guy either but that kit always catches my eye.  

Thanks,

John

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, February 21, 2022 10:19 PM

Very nice artillery piece Mongoose. Can't wait to see what HeavyArty will comment on it.

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:48 AM

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:56 AM

Nice work all around including the base. I like how you created a sort of wear path around the gun. Very believable.  

Very nice!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 11:24 AM

Looks great to me!

I've got the same kit, cemented some parts of the suspension together wrong and got annoyed and put her back in the box. So I know what you're talking about there!

Only thing I'd add is a little dirt and dust on the tires!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, March 13, 2022 10:10 PM

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 13, 2022 11:15 PM

Looks great.  Those rounds look fantastic and the bands turned out great as well.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, March 14, 2022 7:32 AM

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, March 14, 2022 10:29 AM

That's a good looking scene.

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Posted by lurch on Monday, March 14, 2022 2:41 PM

That looks fantastic. I am not an armor guy but I like whatyou did there. Again looks fantastic.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, March 14, 2022 6:06 PM

Hey Guys thanks! I can guarantee to do more artillery going forward. And a bonus, I've got lots of shells for future builds Surprise

HeavyArty great link! I will use that for the next one...i think i can clean up the ones not in crates and then use these for a Korean war build right?

Chris

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, March 14, 2022 8:13 PM

TheMongoose
HeavyArty great link! I will use that for the next one...i think i can clean up the ones not in crates and then use these for a Korean war build right?

 

I actually think the DODIC (Depatment of Defense Identification Code) #s were not used until Vietnam.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 14, 2022 8:37 PM

Looks great! I love the EZ line for the cut bands- it really worked out really well.

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

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 8:03 AM

Gamera

Looks great! I love the EZ line for the cut bands- it really worked out really well.

 

hey Gamera, the bands on mine are 0.010" lead wire rolled flat. My buddy used the ez line. EZ line does work great for banding the pallets but never looks kinked.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:35 PM

Well gang this one is complete! It was beating me so hard I spent more money on it   the diorama was looking good, just devoid of ammo! So i bought AFV Clubs 155 and 203 howitzer rounds. the banding on the crates is 0.010” lead wire rolled out flat with a wooden paint brush handle and painted natural steel (with some stripped off to show wear on the bands from shipping and cutting).
For the figures I primered them in satin black, then dusted them with white primer from the top, like they were standing up, so that the white covered everything except creases and folds. Then i put 10-12 coats of glaze on them in the final color i wanted the uniform or skin to be. A learning experience for sure as they needed more white on them as a base in many cases. This method worked out well so will really try to do up the next bunch of figures really well. 
as expected by taking some final shots I found what i missed haha My guy without a shirt needs his dog tags painted. Let me any other areas you pick up on. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 8:06 PM

Sorry, can't half read here- thanks for the correction! 

Great job on the dio, everything looks good, gun, figures, shells, groundwork- great job all round! Yes

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

 

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:49 PM

  Really awesome Chris, I like that you diversified the crew, I have always wanted to portray every color of warrior who has served however even caucasion tones still elude me. You'll be an armor modeler soonWink

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