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  1. Exquisite introduction with the decals Jennings! I love the info in this thread. Cheers, Tom
  2. The Snipe is really a fun build! I built mine as Barker’s aircraft, and am glad WNW decided to follow my lead! Cheers, Tom
  3. Thanks Brett! It is an early version of the Barracuda thermal covering adopted by the Canadian Leopard II’s in Afghanistan. Cheers, Tom
  4. Thanks so much Andy! It was a fun build and I definitely learned quite a bit. For example, Anthony Seward, the tank commander, told me that this tank earned the nickname “The Alamo” because it became high-centered when it caved in a trench. It became surrounded by Taliban fighters and had to fight them off without any support. The name was written on the back of the hull in permanent marker. You can just see it to the right of the bumper sticker. Cheers, Tom
  5. Thanks Gaz! Yes, they were included in the Legend Mexas Stowage set. Cheers, Tom
  6. This is the Canadian Leopard C-2 Mexas call sign 12B, the dozer-equipped tank for 2nd Troop, A-Squadron Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), 78-58132 commanded by Sergeant Anthony Sewards in Afghanistan. I used the following: --Meng 1/35 Leopard C-2 Mexas w/ Dozer Blade --Meng 1/35 Sand-Proof Canvas Cover --Echelon 1/35 Leopard C2A1 Mexas 2nd troop decals --Karaya Leopard 1 copper tow cables --Legend 1/35 C-2 Mexas update set --Legend 1/35 C-2 Mexas stowage set --Leopard Workshop 1/35 C-2 Mexas main gun --Leopard Workshop 1/32 C-2 Mexas antennas --R Create Miracie (no typo) 1/35 Leopard metal tracks I really enjoyed this build--the Meng kit has great detail, fit, and engineering, the aftermarket thermal cover fitted well overall, and the other aftermarket I listed above really added to the build. I used a custom blend of Tamiya and AK Interactive paint, weathered with oils and pastels. Hope you like it! Cheers, Tom
  7. Kensar, Will do. I first learned about them from Mike Norris’s (AKA Sandbagger) Camel build: http://igavh2.xara.hosting/#xl_xr_page_index Cheers, Tom
  8. Very nice start Kensar! I am about to start the WNW Clerget Camel, and will be trying out the DecoArt acrylic oils to see how they compare to the conventional oils I’ve used in the past. Cheers, Tom
  9. Jennings, I will definitely be picking up a set of these decals, and am looking forward to seeing the options you decide on. As an aside, which P-38 version did Charles Lindbergh fly? Thanks, Tom
  10. Barry, the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan did this as well. Cheers, Tom
  11. This is the Canadian Leopard C-2 Mexas call sign 12B, the dozer-equipped tank for 2nd Troop, A-Squadron Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), 78-58132 commanded by Sergeant Anthony Sewards in Afghanistan. I used the following: --Meng 1/35 Leopard C-2 Mexas w/ Dozer Blade --Meng 1/35 Sand-Proof Canvas Cover --Echelon 1/35 Leopard C2A1 Mexas 2nd troop decals --Karaya Leopard 1 copper tow cables --Legend 1/35 C-2 Mexas update set --Legend 1/35 C-2 Mexas stowage set --Leopard Workshop 1/35 C-2 Mexas main gun --Leopard Workshop 1/32 C-2 Mexas antennas --R Create Miracie (no typo) 1/35 Leopard metal tracks Here are some in-progress photos, without the tow cables or weathering (of which there will be plenty). Cheers, Tom
  12. Thanks for the review, and thanks Nic for providing these great resources! Cheers, Tom
  13. Nick, Thanks so much for checking in! She is in suspended animation, as my modeling muse has shifted away from the nautical realm for the time being, but I am confident that the muse will realign with this build at some point. Not sure when, but it will happen! One thing: nautical builds have an unmatched majesty and presence. Cheers, Tom
  14. Dennis, Beautiful work! You are making some fantastic progress. Thank you for sharing your photos, though I am sorry for your loss. I am sure your Grandfather would be very proud of you bringing his history to life in such a manner. Sincerely, Tom
  15. Outstanding work! I really enjoy working in this scale—and your build shows just how much detail you can add. Will you be using the kit tracks, or aftermarket? Cheers, Tom
  16. Thank you! That is very flattering, and the best that I can aspire to. It was fun getting this one dirty. Certainly an arena for creativity! Cheers, Tom
  17. Thanks Martin! It was fun to finish. Hope you are doing well! Cheers, Tom
  18. Thanks! Military vehicles of several nations in Afghanistan used them to hold glow sticks at night. Pretty ingenious! Cheers, Tom
  19. Barry, Stellar work. You have taken scratchbuilding this tank to a whole new level, and your photos here are just the tip of the iceberg! Rock on! Cheers, Tom
  20. Thanks Maru! Cheers, Tom
  21. Fantastic work! This is a great subject, and Tamiya makes this as a 1/16 scale RC version if you are so inclined! Cheers, Tom
  22. This looks epic! Great subject, and I know you can do this. Cheers, Tom
  23. Thanks for the kind comments! I’m glad I saw this one through. Cheers, Tom
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