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Unfinished Builds 2017
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 06:38 PM UTC
The interior looks amazing!


Done
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Blade48mrd - Tamiya 1/35 Tiger I (Mid)
erichvon - Opel Blitz
Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - Meng Toyota Pickup Technical, MaK Gans 'Battlefrog'
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1


Congratulations to Blade48mrd for finishing his Tiger I diorama!

Zhivago
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 06:54 PM UTC

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The interior looks amazing!





Thank you, sir! I recently got a book on the plane that has some great (and explanatory) pictures and diagrams, and it has helped me to understand the structure far better than I had. The problem now becomes: How much detail is too much detail?! If I was going to be a real stickler I'd have to rip out the whole interior and start over--but THAT ain't happenin'! No, I'm just gonna have some fun with this. I have a Smer Amiot 143 in my stash; maybe in a year or two I'll build that--and REALLY go to town!
AgentG
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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 09:03 PM UTC
Another week has passed and more progress has been made.
Remember that MM Acryl mix of baby poop tan?



Well here she sits all base coated in sand.





MM Acryl Field Drab, straight from the bottle. I chose to hand paint the pattern.

First coat.





Second coat.





I used a mix of Vallejo "Yellow Tan" and "Sand Yellow" for the Earth Yellow patches.





I'll be using Vallejo "Black Gray" for the crow's feet.

These are up next.



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AgentG
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 09:02 PM UTC
Black applied, flat coated with MM Acryl Clear Flat. Tracks assembled and base coated. Now the weathering begins!









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retiredyank
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 10:28 PM UTC
Wayne - Pb is not displaying your linked photos.
AgentG
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 11:28 PM UTC
Interesting, what does it say?

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LikesTanks
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 11:29 PM UTC
I'm in with this paper flakpanzer

Been hanging around since the turn of the century. Hopefully not the only one I'll finish this year.
AgentG
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 11:30 PM UTC








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SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 03:51 AM UTC
Great job on the camouflage, Wayne. A really Great Looking result.

Looking forward to see the final result
Mrclark7
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 03:56 AM UTC
I really like how that camo came out Wayne. I wouldnt have thought you did it by hand.
AgentG
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 11:41 AM UTC
Thank you all!

I somehow double loaded the photos on my PB page, then deleted the ones I just posted.

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Zhivago
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 07:08 PM UTC



Finally got the pilot's cockpit cemented into place. Now I have to backfill the instruments and equipment, throw some paint on it, and see if I can mash the two fuselage halves together...but I'm still a LONG way from doing that!
Blade48mrd
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 09:31 PM UTC
AgentG - M60 coming along super. The excellent paint job really helps emphasize the details on your build. Looking outstanding and anxious to see the finish.

Zhivago - Your attention to the smallest of details and workmanship are very impressive. Almost a shame so much of the work will be covered up. Thanks for the opportunity to admire them.

This Campaign is really bringing out some really outstanding builds. Keep 'em coming.

Mike
Zhivago
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 12:24 AM UTC

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AgentG - M60 coming along super. The excellent paint job really helps emphasize the details on your build. Looking outstanding and anxious to see the finish.

Zhivago - Your attention to the smallest of details and workmanship are very impressive. Almost a shame so much of the work will be covered up. Thanks for the opportunity to admire them.

This Campaign is really bringing out some really outstanding builds. Keep 'em coming.

Mike



Couldn't agree with you more on the M60. It really does look great! As for the Amiot and the disappearance of detail, well, I'll know it's there. And that's enough for me. Besides, I'm really having fun doing it. I'd never attempted a scratch build of this extent before and I'm learning a lot in the process. Between research, a couple of new tools (which I LOVE to get), and plastic stock, I've probably spent $100 on this $10 model. For whatever reason, I've always loved this plane and I don't begrudge a penny that's gone into it.
Cbacon84
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 10:15 AM UTC
another small update on my M4, had time to apply the archer decals and then seal the tank with a mat finish. for the most part, I've done what I set out to do with it in the DOG campaign by taking this Dog of a kit and make it look better. Now I'm going to try my hand at painting the tracks, and at weathering with some pigments and such. might go well or might go horribly wrong
tatbaqui
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 12:58 PM UTC
Looking good Casey.

Curious as to how you apply the Archer dry transfers -- I myself have not been so successful as there's always a bit here and there that just won't leave the carrier. With waterslides I have a glossy surface to work on, so would dry transfers need to be on a flat surface?

Cheers,

Tat
AgentG
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 02:12 PM UTC
That Shermy really, really came alive after all the work Casey.

Tat, while I always had good luck with dry transfers on a flat finish, I never really applied them to a glossy surface.

One tip I received a while back. I was told to cut my transfer out and just before applying it to the model, hold it to a light bulb or other source of heat. This helps with adhesion and transfer of the image. I now use a LED light at the bench so I moved an old lamp close for this purpose.

HTH

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Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 03:35 PM UTC
Progress is being made on at least one of my SAS jeeps

Chapman
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 06:49 PM UTC
Wayne,that is some very nice steady hand painted camo.Turned out great!
Karl, love the interior detail work, remind me what kit that is. I hope to tackle an aircraft interior scratch build someday, and yours is some serious motivation.
Cbacon84
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 08:37 PM UTC
@Tat unfortunately i have no tips to give for dry transfers as these were some of archers waterslides from their AFT US 6th armor division M4 (early) 3 tank sheet that they have printed by cartograf. got these ones as I too am not comfortable with dry transfers.
Northwing
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 11:06 PM UTC
I am going to enter my M1116 Guardian armoured personnel carrier, which will, one day, represent a vehicle of the US national guard. I will post a photo asap - just need to get a good sunny day to snap the first picture! This has been lying around for a while so it will be great to finally get it finished.
tatbaqui
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 03:10 AM UTC
Thanks for the replies Wayne and Casey. I'll try them next time on a flat surface. Worth checking on that heat-technique as well. Cheers, Tat
retiredyank
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 04:10 AM UTC
Watching all of these builds is really making me miss my bench. Only another week and a half, till I get back to the Challenger.
Armorsmith
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 05:27 AM UTC
Wayne-kudos on a very striking paint job. Eye-catching, visually interesting, and different from the standard green/brown fare.
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 06:57 AM UTC
Wayne, nice finish! I would never have guessed that was not an airbrushed finish.

Knocking off another shelf queen for the Hangar Queen campaign, so I'm not sure what's up next for here.. I probably ought to START something for sci-fi though...

Panda's ancient and crummy 1/35 Uh1D..I will probably not add the DML door guns or pilot figures.