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  • Member since
    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Two Takoms
Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, March 18, 2023 3:04 PM

I"ll use these as a pretext to re-introduce myself,having been on a semi-self enforced hiatus. Wish I could say the time spent was used to hone my skills, but alas. Finished the Renault yesterday, the worst part was cleaning up the tracks:5 sprue attachments per shoe,3 on the links,but once assembled relatively easy to mount. 64 total x 2 links each.  The Mk I Female was done in February,slightly overengineered I think. The usual apologies for pics, I can't capture what I see in situ.



 

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Saturday, March 18, 2023 3:46 PM

Both models turned out great!  Your painting and weathering are excellent

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, March 18, 2023 6:15 PM

Much appreciated Mr. Tom

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, March 18, 2023 7:06 PM

Really love the weathering

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    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, March 18, 2023 8:11 PM

Both look fantastic, excellent results all

around

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

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1/35 Churchill Mk IV AVRE with bridge - DONE

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1/35 CH-54A Tarhe Helicopter

 

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, March 18, 2023 8:14 PM

Thanks Tojo, my understanding is that these camo schemes evolved from the original " Dazzle " look to being repainted on arrival on the continent to a 4 color scheme,which quickly devolved to a 3 color and eventually monotone, due to the quick deterioration under field conditions and lack of maintaining them. They really didn't kick up a lot of mud due to to their slowness.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, March 18, 2023 8:17 PM

Thanks Drums, your opinion comes with some weight. In an aside, RIP Jim Gordon.

 

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, March 19, 2023 8:31 PM

I love the primitive WW1 tanks. They are the best. I loved it when they were here at Fort Knox.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 19, 2023 9:13 PM

They both turned out extremely well.  I'm particularly fond of the Renault after reading about what a significant little tank it was.  Great work and welcome back.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Monday, March 20, 2023 1:25 PM

I agree,something about the beasts. Saw the Renault out in Kansas City's WW1 museum.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Monday, March 20, 2023 1:27 PM

Thanks Keavdog for the vote of confidence and the welcome back.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:38 PM

The FT-17 and MK. I Female look top notch. Always happy to see WWI tanks posted. 

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 4:24 PM

Thanks GreySnake, got two more to do.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 8:42 PM

Yeah both of those are superb Templar!!! Great jobs on such historically important AFVs. Love the rust effects you did on them. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 2:36 PM

Much appreciated Gamera, trying to lighten my usual proclivity for heavy handedness.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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