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Tamiya Famo Sd Ah 116 trailer and DML Panzer
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 06:40 PM GMT+7
here is the update with the all the tyres weathered with the pigments and drybrushed .

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 06:01 AM GMT+7
Nice update and lovely weathering on the wheels,etc. The rear driver came out well. Any chance of still tilting his head forward just a bit?
Small little thing but after you painted the cab and the fig so well I think it would set it off more?
J
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:02 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jerry,

No worries, yes, there is blue tac holding his head at present and we need to tilt the head to be glued in place .

Appreciate the feedback

Thanks again

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 03:53 PM GMT+7
hello again,

Been a bit quiet of late as the head has been down with some detail painting .
The accessories are to break up the famo cargo load and make it a little more interesting when looking in under the famo cargo tilt .Still have to place the decals on the silver tins and some more washing of the products before gluing into position. No hurry the tray will be painted and detailed before the load is in place .



Soooo in moving forward I'm going to commence priming and painting dark grey , flat clear and weather the famo underside before the upper superstructure is glued on .I'm hoping it will help with ease of painting and detailing.
It's a first because I have not done it this way before , a learning experience. I'll even be able to get some paint on the tracks with weathering and high lights .Happy days


Michael
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2015 - 02:07 AM GMT+7
wow back again , where does the time go

Ok here is the next instalment for your perusal and comments.

Just finished weathering the kit plastic track and found it may not be up to the weight issues when glued on the timber board with resin load ,figures and resin tilts .






I commenced painting and weathering the track and in the back of my mind I did not want to see links come apart or snap when glued on the timber board.
It is an added expense with getting the Famo Fruil and I think that is what we do in the hobby but for piece of mind it will be Fruil all the way baby.

Recent work has never been an issue , as below
http://pnp.li/GnJt
http://pnp.li/cx1Y




Michael
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Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 12:25 AM GMT+7
Hello all,

Fruil track for 1 side of the Famo is done,surprised to see how much detail on the white metal to the plastic.
There was not much info on the instructions on the track on how the links are meant to go together. Drill out each link , then insert the wire into the link and then glue the pad on .Ensure the pad is glued to the link to ensure it does not come apart.



I finally got the oil drums in the drivers compartment to spice the cab up from the sparse interior .





This will be the final look .Now the tilt gets glued on and we move to the outside of the trailer cab and glue everything on .

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 01:32 AM GMT+7
Hello again,

It has been 4 something weeks since last posting and during this time the Famo fruil track has not contained the detail I was hoping , in specific is the bolt head detail in between the track link.Like the plastic one has .
Have gone back using the plastic links and there will be more to follow with the fruil track.
In the interim the canvas was glued over the drivers cab with a lot of detailing in washes and weathering of the trailer wheels and the inside of the front tractor unit of the trailer.
The famo chassis finally recieved a coat of paint and still working on the washes and weathering of the lower chassis of the famo . Still a lot more weathering to do.

Here is the current stage of the work so far





As mentioned many times before , more to follow

Michael

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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 03:10 AM GMT+7
Your build looks great so far!. You sure put quite an investment of after market parts into your build. I am always a sucker for the photo etch too!
Furthermore: Your paint work is Brilliant, a great inspiration.
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 03:20 AM GMT+7
Nice update Michael! Glad to see this is moving forward!

—mike
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 05:28 AM GMT+7
Exemplary.
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
Great job Michael. I am currently building a FAMO myself.
Your build has been a GREAT resource of ideas and motivation.
airborne1
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 02:10 PM GMT+7
Thanks Guys

I Appreciate your comments .

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 04:05 PM GMT+7
Michael, just found this thread and went through it from beginning to end. Amazing work!
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:41 PM GMT+7
Thanks Guy ,

I'm glad you like it .

Michael
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:33 AM GMT+7
stunning.... that's a lot of plastic, resin and p/e. I love the damaged Pz III too.

Chris
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:39 PM GMT+7
Thanks Chris,

I'm in 2 minds whether the track on the panzer 3 will be on whilst being shipped back for repairs.There will be work to damage the hull to force it going to the rear.

More to follow
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Michael
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:14 PM GMT+7
Hello Again,

Back with the next installment.
I persisted with the Famo fruil.
Happy with the appearance and they are now glued in place .


Painted with Humbrol primer


Painted with Gunze colours
ed with Gunze colours

Here is the right side
eft side applied onto the running gear

Here is the right side


three quarter rear




Then realised how big the famo is with the superstructure on .




Now that the lower running gear is on I'm moving onto the figures for the drivers/troop compartment. Started marrying some hornet heads up with 3 figures and experimenting with the excellent Vallejo paints just recently collected


So many figures to do so it will be awhile to the next post .

Michael

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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:43 PM GMT+7
Jealousy rears its ugly head, in response to your paint purchase. Seriously, excellent work. I'm glad to see you back at it.
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 01:45 AM GMT+7
Wow, coming along beautifully!
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 12:26 PM GMT+7
Thanks Guys for the kind words .

I should not have posted the Vellajo box photo's because it may have come across the wrong way .It's the first time for me predominately using the Vellajo acrylic paints, mainly been a Humbrol enamel figure painter but the acrylics are by far the better way to go for figure painting .
There are a lot of crew members to experiment the acrylics on


Michael
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 01:03 PM GMT+7

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... It's the first time for me predominately using the Vellajo acrylic paints ...


Hi Michael, I've been following your WIP ... nice work!

I think you'll be very happy with your investment. You also might want to consider adding Vallejo Airbrush Thinner (71.161) to the arsenal. In addition, I hear that Vallejo Glaze Medium (70.596) is a good way to go for blending Vallejo Acrylics ... the verdict is still out, but I'll be experimenting with that method soon.

—mike

PS: There's only one thing better than figure painting ... lots of figure painting! LOL! ... and feeling your pain!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 12:49 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mike,

A little further progress has been made on the crew.
There was a little seem cleaning with a No 11 exacto blade .
Cut away the hands on some of the crew and are now close to being primed and painted.


The heads have been test fitted on each figure .
All the heads will be drilled out and then a a toothpick will be inserted so I can work on the head separately .
Humbrol Flesh will be airbrushed as the base coat on the heads, arms and hands.
Vellajo acrylics for the uniforms .


More to follow .

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 02:41 AM GMT+7
very cool! that is excellent and as a previous post said "exemplary" work; can't wait to see the finished project!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 11:44 AM GMT+7
Michael,
Have been following your progress. Impressive work on the Famo and trailer. Looking forward to seeing how the figures turn out. Have a half track vehicle myself that I was planning to build soon. In simple terms your work is... Inspirational!
Thanks for sharing,
Mark
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 06:44 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mark and Brian

Appreciate your words.

Michael