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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 05:37 AM UTC
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Verlinden-1-35-Arab-Street-Old-Woman-with-Boy-Middle-East-2-Figures-2175/170593458520?epid=659260307&hash=item27b8299958:g:HBgAAOSwxYxUz2WC:sc:USPSFirstClass!93041!US!-1

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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 01:48 AM UTC
No, I can't either.
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 01:06 AM UTC
Am I the only one who cant see the pictures ?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 07:19 PM UTC
Great idea, this Dio. The glass looks nice too. For civvies you might look at these:
https://www.amazon.ca/Master-Box-Models-Charlie-Fighters/dp/B00S5VODI6
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 06:13 AM UTC
Wow! Really impressive!
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 05:07 PM UTC
Hi.

I am using a regular glass cutter and having extreme care to avoid shattering. I have already destroyed two tempered glass screen protectors, after that waste, I could finally start cutting the small pieces I need. Eight for the windows, two for the windshields and the ones of the turret.


My idea is placing two layers of glass in each window, paint with diluted transparent green to generate multilayer bulletproof glass of real vehicles. After doing that, I will only need a hammer and a nail to get the effect of a bullet hit.
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 04:59 PM UTC
Agus, it's a great idea, and the look is very accurate. Now, as we talked yesterday, get a second layer of glass and give some blurry effect.

Nice work!!
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 03:41 PM UTC
What a great idea!! How did you cut the glass without it shattering on you?
El_Patron
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC
Sorry for the delay on updating my progress.

Here you will find something that might be mindbreaking. As you know my idea was using a M1114 from Bronco but I wanted it to have a battleworn effect on glasses.

How could I do it? The answer is: cell phone screen protector made of tempered glass. These images belong to an initial test, I have to run more to get the proper effect but I think I am on my way to achieve it.



Of course, the piece I used is bigger than the window itself, but...It can give you all an idea of what I want to get.

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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 02:40 AM UTC

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Good job with these doors an windows. Black wash looks fine!

Watching the last pic, you MUST put a carpet inside the house once you place it.



It will be the wharehouse where weapons will be hidden. Anyway I will think about the carpet issue, I have not decided yet which will be the final disposition of the buildings.
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 01:42 AM UTC
Good job with these doors an windows. Black wash looks fine!

Watching the last pic, you MUST put a carpet inside the house once you place it.
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 03:31 AM UTC
After applying black wash.





And some more figures and accesories to arrive
El_Patron
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 07:40 PM UTC
Today´s update:





I have to apply a black wash and work on those logs coming out of the third building in order to normalize the wood pattern.

Any comments? Likes? Dislikes? Ideas?

Thanks for watching.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:05 AM UTC
Great start, I'll be following as well!
Regards Dave
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 05:55 PM UTC
Hi. Thank you for your advice, I will check it and work on it, I think that proportions are the right, anyway some more adjustment to fit the correct sizes would be good.

Thanks
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 05:20 PM UTC
Very impressive Agustin, beautifully constructed & loving your balsa-work too - maybe the planks/braces on the double-doors are slightly chunky compared to a figure (?) – just comparing proportions with the reference photo 6th down from the top. Whatever, great work - you’re even capturing the sinister look of those houses
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 12:37 PM UTC
Throw me into the list of followers.
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 11:14 AM UTC
I’m waiting for a Humvee
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 04:47 AM UTC
I'm liking the way this is coming together. The small stuff like the varied sizes of lumber on the doors is great, it makes it look right, not like somebody chopped up a stock size piece of wood from the hobby shop. Yup, I'm following this one, too. Lots to like here!
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 02:00 AM UTC
Looking good these doors and windows. As you said, slow but sure.

Hope to see more advances soon!
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 01:27 AM UTC
Good night, here is today´s progress. Slow but sure.

Doing the door frames


Cutting some tiny wooden planks



I put some tape in the door opening to place the planks.


Glueing the planks all together


Doing some adjustments


Drilling some holes


Final concept before ageing and painting


So far so good, thanks for watching.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 10:01 PM UTC
I am going to follow this closely. Looks great.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 09:48 PM UTC
Thank you all guys for that nice support words.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 09:21 PM UTC
Man, this looks good. Buildings looks very good.

Keep on!