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A-34 COMET "IRON DUKE IV" (DONE! 10-27-09)

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  • From: Eagle River, WI
A-34 COMET "IRON DUKE IV" (DONE! 10-27-09)
Posted by PANZERJAGER on Monday, October 26, 2009 12:20 PM

Hi all,

This is the Bronco kit of the A-34 Comet.

I have chosen the markings for "Iron Duke IV" from the kit instructions, but can only find a parade picture of this tank.

The markings in the parade picture don't quite match the instructions.

I imagine that the tank was re-painted for the parade, and the field markings are what is reflected in the instruction sheet.

I am going to "lightly" weather this one up, as she would have looked in the field.

 If anyone has any more inf, please post it here.

 This is the parade picture that I have found:

 I will post a few in-progress pics now;

I now have the Comet about done and the tracks are on it.

I am working on the TC now, and will post more pics soon!

Tom

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Posted by Nachtflieger on Monday, October 26, 2009 3:42 PM

Looks REAL good, Tom. I've always liked how this tank looked, and you've done a great job on yours!Thumbs Up [tup]

Nate

 

 

 

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Posted by wbill76 on Monday, October 26, 2009 4:30 PM
Looks like you've made some good progress with this one, it's almost done! Wink [;)]
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Posted by New Hampshire on Monday, October 26, 2009 5:37 PM

Very nice!

Brian

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Posted by stick man on Monday, October 26, 2009 6:59 PM

Looks great!

Smile [:)]

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Posted by Jester75 on Monday, October 26, 2009 8:57 PM
Nice looking Comet ya got there!!

Eric

 

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Posted by Schnobs on Monday, October 26, 2009 11:20 PM

Cool Tom!

I like this very much! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

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Posted by PANZERJAGER on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:05 AM

COLOR THIS ONE DONE!

For some reson the photos came out a little grainy, sorry...

Hey, Nate, Wild Bill, Brian, Stick Man, Erick & Schnobs, thanks for the positive feedback.

I hope ya like the finished product.

Here ya go!

Tom

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Posted by Schnobs on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:14 AM

Nice Tom!

I really like the subtle dusting. What materials did you use and how did you apply them?  Did you use Mig pigments wet or dry?

It could be just the pictures but the only suggestion I would have is to add a cadmium red and burnt seinna oil wash to the flesh areas of your figure it would add a tinge of color and shadowing but that's just a suggestion Tom.

Well done!!  Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by Hinksy on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:31 AM

Tom,

I love this Comet-it is just beautiful. If I can ever build half as well as you can I'll be happy enough!

On D-Day my Grandad drove a Sherman Firefly on D-Day and my Great Uncle drove a Comet in the 11th Armoured during the Rhine crossing. I've already built a Firefly to honour my Grandad and I'll be building a Comet soon in memory of my Great Uncle, they both saw some FIERCE fighting until both getting 'Blighty' wounds..

Top work, simply stunning!

ATVB

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Posted by tigerman on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:43 AM
Nice clean and crisp build. The dusty look is very effective. Well done.

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 Eric 

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Posted by wing_nut on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:28 AM
Very sharp looking build Tom.Thumbs Up [tup]

Marc  

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Posted by wbill76 on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1:16 PM
Looks good from here! Thumbs Up [tup]
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Posted by New Hampshire on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:50 PM

I agree with Schnobs, the subtle dusting looks spot on!

Brian

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Posted by PANZERJAGER on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:53 PM

Holly ^%$#&@!

Wow! Thanks for all the great feedback!

Schnobs,

1st typical washes with artists oils.

2nd dusting with pastel chalks rubed on sand paper

I don't belive in "special" powders and such, just old school!

Ben, 

Thanks, and your  Pershing is looking good so far.

Just try a little pastels.

Can't wait ta' see your Comet.

Tigerman, Marc, Wild Bill & Brian, You guys are goin' ta give me a swelled head!!!

Thanks for all the great coments!

Tom.

 

 

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Posted by Hinksy on Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:04 AM
 PANZERJAGER wrote:

Holly ^%$#&@!

Wow! Thanks for all the great feedback!

Schnobs,

1st typical washes with artists oils.

2nd dusting with pastel chalks rubed on sand paper

I don't belive in "special" powders and such, just old school!

Ben, 

Thanks, and your  Pershing is looking good so far.

Just try a little pastels.

Can't wait ta' see your Comet.

Tigerman, Marc, Wild Bill & Brian, You guys are goin' ta give me a swelled head!!!

Thanks for all the great coments!

Tom.

Hey Tom,

Thanks for mentioning my Pershing buddy! That means a lot!

Funny you should mention pastels. Yesterday after reading this thread and seeing your tank I tried brushing some different coloured pigments straight from the tubs onto the base of my Pershing-it works a treat!

When I complete it I assume I shouldn't apply any rattlecan matt varnish as no doubt this will kill any pigment effect?

Do Tamiya do a kit of this piece-I can't see it in their on-line catalogue? I really like Tamiya stuff-it's very 'newbie' friendly but I love the look of this kit, I might have to go mail order!

My LHS don't stock Bronco?  

Oh yeah-look what I found.........

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Comets.pdf

 

ATVB

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Posted by dupes on Thursday, October 29, 2009 8:02 AM

I could swear you just posted a German Flak-T-34 about a week ago...how long did it take you to build this guy??

Looks real good. Big Smile [:D]Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by hughes2682 on Friday, October 30, 2009 10:16 AM
Excellent! I like the light weathering.
I agree with Schnobs about the figure. IMO.
Well done

Cheers
Dave

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Posted by PANZERJAGER on Monday, November 2, 2009 9:19 AM

Sorry for not responding,

I have been fighting the leaves.

Ben, your welcome, Just checked out your recent posts, and your weathering looks spot on.

Now you just need some tankers taking your M26 to the wash rack...

Also, as far as I know, Tamiya dosn't make a Comet.

 

Dupes,

Thanks for chiming in!

I was actually working on the Comet for about 4 weeks before I started in the GB and the  Flakpanzer T-34.

I have A.D.D. so I always have about 20 some odd projects going at the same timeBanged Head [banghead]

Dave, thanks!

and I will post a better picture of the figure soon.

Tom.

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Posted by Hinksy on Monday, November 2, 2009 4:59 PM
 PANZERJAGER wrote:

Sorry for not responding,

I have been fighting the leaves.

Ben, your welcome, Just checked out your recent posts, and your weathering looks spot on.

Now you just need some tankers taking your M26 to the wash rack...

Also, as far as I know, Tamiya dosn't make a Comet.

 

Dupes,

Thanks for chiming in!

I was actually working on the Comet for about 4 weeks before I started in the GB and the  Flakpanzer T-34.

I have A.D.D. so I always have about 20 some odd projects going at the same timeBanged Head [banghead]

Dave, thanks!

and I will post a better picture of the figure soon.

Tom.

Thanks Tom,

Did you see the picture of the 'Iron Duke' that I gave you the link to?

ATVB

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Posted by Pvt Mutt on Monday, November 2, 2009 5:43 PM

Fine job you did on that Panzer.Thumbs Up [tup] Very convincing weathering.

Tony the Mutt

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Posted by mm23t on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 4:23 PM
Tom, you have a very well done Comet. Keep up the good workThumbs Up [tup]

Medals are not "Won", they are "Earned".

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Posted by PANZERJAGER on Friday, November 6, 2009 12:49 PM

Sorry guys,

I let ya fellas get by without repling.

Tony & Mike, much appreciated!!!!

Tom

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Posted by J Dingwall on Sunday, January 8, 2023 7:52 AM

Nice to see this photo as I have never seen it before. oh and btw thats my grandfather on the top - Lt Col J J Dingwall DSO 

 

Nice build of the tank btw! 

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