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1/35 Tamiya Wespe + a LOT of Extras

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, January 15, 2022 7:55 PM

  Thank you for bringing this thread back, nice to see your progress. First coat looks good, I like it.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Saturday, January 15, 2022 8:44 PM

That's a ton of after-market for this kit.  I'm guessing that this is the original boxing of this kit.  Your progress so far looks outstanding and I can't wait to se your next posting.  
TJS

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:32 PM

Great job there on the base coat! 

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Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, January 29, 2022 10:17 AM

Thanks for bringing this thread back!  Your Wespe is an incredible model.  You have inspired me to try one.

Bill

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Posted by robw_uk on Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:27 PM

3 simple decals.....

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 6:58 PM

Yeah lol another nice thing about armour- only a handful of decals! 

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Posted by IBuild148 on Friday, February 11, 2022 8:48 PM

Looks great! 

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Posted by RBaer on Sunday, February 13, 2022 9:27 AM

Looking good! 

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Posted by robw_uk on Monday, March 28, 2022 1:28 PM

dont know how much the tracks will survive when I come to paint them again but they have a bit more structure....

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 28, 2022 6:07 PM

She's lookin' great!!! 

Good luck with the tracks. 

Hint: You can always cheat and just smear them with mud or snow... Stick out tongue

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:34 AM

chipping started (and tool/exhaust painting)

 

 

 

 

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:13 PM

Wow! That really looks great. Bloody good job!!

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:22 PM

M1GarandFan

Wow! That really looks great. Bloody good job!!

 

Ditto

Or Ditto! 

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, April 17, 2022 3:45 PM

thanks both... matt coat on yesterday, today I did the jack block (not the most defined wood grain) and added a trapauline using VMS Paper Shaper (my first go - didn't realise it would stick it to the kit, oh well it looks OK)... painted khaki and tried to do a touch of wet blending painting, need to matt it down a touch...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:29 PM

Looking good, the tarp and jack block look good! 

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, April 24, 2022 12:25 PM

Gamera

Looking good, the tarp and jack block look good! 

 

 

thanks... chipping and oil streaking done... next stop will be the mud (my first real attempt at that so wish me luck)...

 

 

 

 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, April 24, 2022 3:34 PM

That is looking great so far.  Love your chipping and weathering.  I'd go easy on the mud application.

tjs

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, April 24, 2022 4:00 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

That is looking great so far.  Love your chipping and weathering.  I'd go easy on the mud application.

tjs

 

 

yeah will be light on lower hull plus  bit of debris on flat surfaces

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 25, 2022 8:49 PM

I've never done this much chipping and streaking. Guess I'm a little afraid of over-doing it. Love what you've got there- it looks really good. 

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Posted by robw_uk on Monday, May 2, 2022 9:02 AM

thanks all... ok, so I invested in some AK mud effect textured paint and thought, well a muddy tank with no base looks odd so why not try a base... so an old phot frame, some card "hills" (liberally coated in acryllic binder to strengthen) and then the textured paint, some stones from the garden and then a sprinkling of dirt... need to add grass  (paint brush bristles and dry seed grass I believe) and a little bit of stowage... may even add 3 figures (2 form the kit and 1 from the tamiya german infantry with bicycle....)... anyway, go easy, first attempt.....

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:42 PM

Nice work on the base! Any updates? Sorry I've away clogged up with pollen allergies. 

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Posted by robw_uk on Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:28 AM

forgot I hadn't posted this update... got "grass" added (made form short cuts of garden twine (youtube video hack) and also longer tufts (paint brush bristles)... hope to get it primed tonight:

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 13, 2022 10:15 AM

Lookin' good! Yes

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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:12 AM

Base progressing... green was mix of NATO green and light green kahki (best I had) and earth base was equal parts desert sand, khaki and then a touch of dunkelgelb. Next stop is the enamel wash earth tones and some detail painting.... Wespe still needs to be weathered but thats how it will look (in hindsight more grass where the oil drums/boxes will go may have been better...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Saturday, May 14, 2022 5:40 PM

That base looks fabulous. I know it's been awhile but the end result will be really nice.

Great job on a really cool suject!

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, May 15, 2022 10:10 AM

M1GarandFan

That base looks fabulous. I know it's been awhile but the end result will be really nice.

Great job on a really cool suject!

 

 

thanks.... need to weather the Wespe to match the base of course... earth and mud tones added (Ammo range) plus tried to add in a bit more of the green (wish I had put more grass on, maybe if I build a second diorama). Meed to paint some of the stones then start on weathering the Wespe and painting the stowage elements

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:34 AM

That looks great!!! I tend to go quick, cheap, and dirty on my bases. I'm going to have to try putting more work into my next one since I love your results!

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

 

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