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  1. Very nice. Great job
  2. Beautiful job Yves. The nose on that kit is a bear to work with but you got it and the weathering is spot on
  3. Ouch. I really don't do zimmerit. These tanky things are supposed to be a stress-free diversion from things with seams and propellers. May have to practice on something first.
  4. Thanks for that link. Will check it out for sure
  5. Thanks guys There's not a lot of space in the nose gear area because of the gun detail. But I just noticed the ammo cans have a bit of space to hide some more lead solder and that will be right in the nose
  6. I agree Wolf, with the amount of metal with just primer it looks like they were trying to just crank them out. It's going to be hard to make detail pop in such a monochromatic palate.
  7. Thanks guys. Slowly picking away at the PE there's the canopy latches and masks applied. This piece has actually been painted but I don't have a picture yet You have to get inventive on this kit for where you place weight to get the nose down. The engines end up being hidden but since they help line the props up I decided ti build them as an exercise _and_ to add weight. I added some lead fishing weights in the engine block gap and I noticed this dead space at the back of each engine (bell crank housing in a car engine). I took some fine lead solder and scrunched it up to fill the space T These guys are starting to feel like they have a bit of weight in your hand. I'm looking for more spots forward of the CoG Plodding forward. Having trouble with my airbrush but it's self-inflicted. I let it get gunked up and it hasn't been the same since
  8. Yeah, it's my favorite Axis tank, always loved the wedge shape and the Panther wheels (2nd favorite Axis AFV). I have zero refs so will have to use the box and pics in the instructions for color refs. I'm not sure there's anything definitive anyway. If you go looking for King Tiger interior pictures there are plenty. But most of the color shots are restorations and they all look different.
  9. Just received this. I may or mat not turn this into a build thread but at the moment I'm having enough difficulty getting to the bench to work on my P-38. I did take a quick look in the box and it looks about the same sort of thing as the other 2 in my pile (Panther, King Tiger) but this one at least has shells and racks as separate pieces. I'm going to have to stock up on the Tamiya Red Oxide primer
  10. The Jagdpanther with full interior is on it's way to me as I type this.
  11. I started out with a 200 and gave away a 150. I just went through the site though and the process has the feel of ordering soup in a Seinfeld episode
  12. Welcome aboard. Another 110 is always welcome
  13. Hey, it's all right. they had knee pads on
  14. Amazing work in the pit
  15. I can vouch for Mike's packing he had my Special Hobby kit in a box suspended inside another box.
  16. One other important tip not mentioned yet but you are probably aware of Start your airflow off the model as you go in to do each spot (without pulling the trigger obviously...just press) If you don't the air flow might pick up some stray paint on your tip and spatter it over the work piece
  17. Your HP-CS with a .3 mm is good enough with lower pressure and thinner paint
  18. I'm still in acquisition mode on these kits. I've only watched Andy's build reviews on YouTube. They're each a little different it seems, some good, some bad like how the shell racks and shells are integrally molded on the King Tiger but separate on the Panther. One thing I did notice between the review of the Rye Fields Panther vs the Takom is RFM uses PE for the rails that hold the torsion bars while Takom uses thin plastic. I prefer the plastic as the PE looked a little fiddly when Andy did it in his review. One thing all the kits have in common is the sub-assemblies in the instructions have you going back and forth to multiple trees to source parts. Not a big deal at all if you're organized but I am not so going in I know I will have to whip up some sort of sprue handling system because these things have a TON of parts and trees.
  19. Just free-hand it using the diagram as a guide. At least the patches are fairly large. Start with spraying smaller patches roughly at each center point to set the initial layout. Then go back over each spot enlarging it. Or at least that's the way I did my Cyber-Hobby E4-Trop a while back.
  20. That looks great Wolf. I have two Takom full interior kits in the stash, The Panther and the King Tiger. I just noticed on Sprue Bros that they have the Jagdpanther w/ interior and just snapped up one of those babies
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