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Bulldog - 1:35 Tamiya M41 Tank DONE! Pictures page 3

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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:28 PM

Glenn - thanks a lot for your kind words, they mean a lot to me! Doing those little details only makes sense when you know somebody will be watching as closely as you do!

Rob - yeah, I know, I'm only making some silly jokes here... You know, Saigon -> Ho Chi Minh City

Have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 2:29 AM

Pawel

Hello everybody!

Thanks a lot for your kind words - they mean a lot to me!

Rob - yeah, and then you'll tell me to rename Ho Chi Minh City back again :-)

 

I mean it looks like it was a part of the action in Hue City during the Tet Offensive.

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    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Sunday, April 16, 2023 5:23 PM

Another brillliant success. Every time you do a build I find myself shaking my head in awe at some of the details on the little things. That sledge for example. The delicate shading of colors on the head and that perfectly worn OD handle. Priceless.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, April 16, 2023 12:21 PM

Russ, Tom - thanks a lot for your comments and for your kind words, they mean a lot to me. Looks like the work I put in this one paid off, that's cool!

Have a nice day!

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, April 14, 2023 5:50 PM

This kit looks fantastic!  Your construction, painting, & weathering were done on a whole different level for this "vintage"kit.  After seeing this kit no one should dismiss these "classic" kits anymore.  Well done

tjs

TJS

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    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Friday, April 14, 2023 5:21 PM

Well done! Who says you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear? 

Apprentice rivet counter.

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, April 2, 2023 4:54 AM

TigerII - thanks a lot for your comment, I'm glad you like it!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Friday, March 31, 2023 11:00 PM

Great job Pawel. The weathering, equipment and figures really makes it into a great looking tank. I like that you made it into an ARVN tank. 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, March 31, 2023 8:32 PM

Hello everybody!

Thanks a lot for your kind words - they mean a lot to me!

Rob - yeah, and then you'll tell me to rename Ho Chi Minh City back again :-)

Real G - glad I did! On this one I left out some stuff on the undercarriage and concentrated on things everybody sees and this helped to have it done in three months, that's a record tempo for me.

Thanks again and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, March 31, 2023 2:33 PM

Man that turned out GREAT!! Love the weathering effects buddy.

                   

 

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, March 31, 2023 12:41 PM

Yay Pawel!! 

Now WHERE is a dancing taco emoji when you need one?  Your build has inspired me to dust off the one sitting in the "to-do" pile!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, March 31, 2023 11:10 AM

Very nicely done, now go take back Hue!

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    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, March 30, 2023 7:58 PM

Great job.  It came out very nicely.

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

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

  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 30, 2023 7:00 PM

Great job there Pawel, the mud and ground-in dirt looks perfect!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, March 30, 2023 4:38 PM

Hello everybody!

Russ, Gino, Gamera - thanks a lot or your comments!

And the model is now done - here are the pictures:

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

I'd like to thank everybody who stayed with me with their comments on this build - you made building this so much more fun! Thanks for lookin' and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 7:23 PM

Yeah, big improvement to the MG. The handholds and ammo belt are an enormous upgrade. Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, March 26, 2023 7:07 PM

Nice job.  The .50 cal looks good.

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

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Sunday, March 26, 2023 1:59 PM

Fine work here Pawel. I'm looking forward to seeing it all come together.

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, March 26, 2023 12:03 PM

Hello!

On the Polish forums one of the colleagues expressed a thought, that the M2 could be better. Normally I would allow that as an opinion and move on, but he went so far as to send me some parts and PE and even paying for the postage, so I thought I kinda own him to build that MG better. Here are the results:

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

And after painting it up:

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

Now I'm really on the home stretch - I hope to be able to take the "done" pictures and post them here soon! Thanks for lookin' and have a nice day

Paweł 

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, March 17, 2023 11:02 AM

Hello Gamera!

Thanks a lot for your comment!

I slowly started putting "stuff" on the tank, I have also made the antennae out of a guitar string:

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

I have also finished up the "Ma Deuce":

 

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

Thanks for lookin', have a nice day!

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 9:09 PM

Lookin' good Pawel!!! Fantastic work on the figures! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 3:26 PM

Hello again!

Like I wrote I put some work into stowage - still a lot to do... Here's what I have so far, some painted, some still waiting for it:

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

I have also worked on the crew... Here's some frankensteining going on:

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

The grey parts are Dragon, the green ones are Tamiya and the yellow ones, including nice Vietnamese heads is MasterBox. And I have actually painted them boys and here's how they turned out:

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

Thanks for lookin' and have a nice day!

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, February 26, 2023 8:56 AM

Hello everybody!

Real G, Rob, Gamera - thanks a lot for your comments!

I went on with the weathering - I tried putting on some oils for the second time in my career and I have put on a red-brown wash. Here's what the turret looks now:

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

How do you like it?

I think I'll concentrate on the stowage and some crew now.

Thanks for lookin' and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:39 PM

Looks great, the mud and dirt looks good and worn it. Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, February 23, 2023 10:49 PM

Real G

Pawel, those chipped mufflers look great!

It's actually sheet metal that covers the muffler. They got heated and rusted a lot because of rain/water on the sheet metal.

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, February 23, 2023 6:50 PM

Pawel, those chipped mufflers look great!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, February 23, 2023 12:27 PM

Gino, Rob, Gamera - thanks a lot for your kind words, you really keep me motivated!

And in the meantime I have put the tracks on. I primed them with automotive plastic primer (funny stuff - its clear, I mean no colour) and Humbrol 113 went on top of that. I painted the silver and grey details on them with Molotov markers:

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

1:35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog by Pawel

I still want to dirty the top up a little more, and I'm also working on the stowage and maybe a figure or two...

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 20, 2023 10:49 PM

Yeah, she's coming along great Pawel, the mud and dirt looks good and ground in! And really nice work on the mufflers. Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, February 20, 2023 10:54 AM

I'm with Gino; it looks like it's coming along nicely. It's one of those kits that's quite aged, but is still worth building. I feel the same about the old Monogram Patton. Kits people build who just want to build a tank.

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