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Berlin Street Fighter Complete 2/11
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, December 3, 2021 3:53 PM

Will be getting a start on this one soon,we'll see how it goes.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 6, 2021 5:57 PM

When I was able to turn off the football and get off the couch,I got some work done.Lower hull and roadwheels are all assembled,and got going on the upper hull.I tend to jump around,I will probably assemble some of the tracks next.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:35 AM

That thing looks like an absolute beast!!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:18 AM

Awesome Tojo!!!

Yeah the low-slung squat look of the thing and the gigantic gun- it's the beast alright!!!!

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 4:05 PM

I broke out the tracks and started to assemble a few,check out the size of the resin pins,but actually they are going together okay.

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Posted by BootBoyx2 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 5:10 PM

I have this one in my stash also, so I'll be interested in how you will weather it. Will be watching closely.Also have the King Tiger, thought they would look good next to each other. Might need to add the Pershing also. Good luck,thanks for sharing.

Be careful of what you ask for, you just might get it.

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:41 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed building that kit a couple of years ago, well-engineered and stuff fits too. I used Spade-Ace tracks, not bad even with every other link being two pieces. Those itty bitty resin pics look intimidating.

A note on the real thing, Anthony: the big ugly texturing marks that "look" like big ugly welds on the turret and hull are actually where big ugly chunks of flash from the big ugly molds were trimmed off, using what I would image would have a big ugly torch.

"Big Ugly".....  there, I had to type it again. Big Smile

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 20, 2021 6:24 AM

All assembled,primed,and ready for paint

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, December 20, 2021 10:32 AM

That is looking great!  Are you going to do a Battle of Berlin paint scheme?  I've also seen photos of these tanks with bed springs welded on to their sides to deter attack from panzerfausts.  Good luck with the rest of the build.

TJS

TJS

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 20, 2021 10:48 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

That is looking great!  Are you going to do a Battle of Berlin paint scheme?  I've also seen photos of these tanks with bed springs welded on to their sides to deter attack from panzerfausts.  Good luck with the rest of the build.

TJS

 

Thanks, I have done a T-34 with the bedspring, but not this one,will just have the white ID stripes hand painted.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 20, 2021 2:57 PM

She's coming along great!!! Love how those replacement tracks look. Heart

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

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 20, 2021 3:29 PM

Man look at the gun on that thing! I'm gonna give those tracks a try too. Great clean build.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, December 20, 2021 5:06 PM

Hello!

Lookin' good!

Here where I live - in Poznań - we've got one in running condition in our armor museum.

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

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

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 20, 2021 5:30 PM

Pawel

Hello!

Lookin' good!

Here where I live - in Poznań - we've got one in running condition in our armor museum.

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

 

Thank you Pawel,a few years ago I did a 1/48 version for a group build here,and you were very happy that I did one with Polish markings !!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 11:24 AM

As I remember the shells of the 122mm gun on that thing were so big they came in two parts- the shell and the propellent charge. So loading the thing was really slow and it could only carry a small amount of ammo. Plus the gun wasn't all that accurate.

But anything it hit would be pulverized.

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 27, 2021 6:40 AM

I put down the bascoat of AK-Real 4BO and decals,will be handpainting the turret ID stripe,also got a start on the figures to see which ones fit best.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, January 10, 2022 3:52 PM

I hand painted the ID stripe,figured it should be sloppy.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 7:17 AM

Did some weathering,trying to achieve a Battle of Berlin look

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 10:59 AM

That is looking very good!  I like the look of the hand brushed white stripes and the faint whitewash look.  Tracks are looking good too.

TJS

TJS

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:56 PM

Love how the ID stripes came out- much better looking than the decals. Very nice weathering so far! Yes

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 13, 2022 11:26 AM

Tojo72

Did some weathering,trying to achieve a Battle of Berlin look

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Super nice work. I love the hand painted stripes, just like all the photos from the war I've seen. The Russians were not too concerned with looks when they were fighting for their very existence.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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Posted by Keyserj on Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:10 PM

The rough look of those stripes looks great. Just curious, were the white id stripes just for the invasion of Germany, or did the Russian's also use them earlier on in the war?

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 13, 2022 8:00 PM

Keyserj

The rough look of those stripes looks great. Just curious, were the white id stripes just for the invasion of Germany, or did the Russian's also use them earlier on in the war?

 

Thanks 

You got me,I always associated them with the Berlin Offensive which started 4/15/45,but I'm not sure.

They did use them during the cold War in the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia,and interestingly right now they are painting invasion stripes on vehicles at te Ukrainian border according to reports.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:54 AM

Well,the vehicle is pretty much done,just need to decide about the hatches.I got this resin street base for it,I plan to add the figures on and around the tank in a simple scene.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:11 PM

Oh that looks sharp Tojo! 

And a few washes and some dry-brushing and that base will really 'pop'! 

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, January 21, 2022 5:13 AM

Gamera

Oh that looks sharp Tojo! 

And a few washes and some dry-brushing and that base will really 'pop'! 

 

Thank you for your comment,you always have something to say.

Yes,the base in the picture is straight out of the box,I have just started to paint it now.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, January 24, 2022 7:31 AM

I finished painting the base,still need to add the appropriate pigments to blend the tank to the base.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:53 AM

Looks good! Nice work!

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:16 AM

Hello,I finally got the tank and the base finished,I did order a streetlight to put on 5he corner to a little interest.I also got a start on the figures that are going to be on and around the tank.Happy with the progress, thanks for the words and encouragemen.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 3, 2022 11:54 AM

Nice! Looking forward to seeing all the figures in place!

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

 

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