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#46 dodgem37

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 01:54 PM

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Nicely modified figures.  Nice visual direction as well.  It amazes me the number of folks that could fit in something lacking space.

 

Sincerely,

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:09 PM

That's why tankers are short. Lol looking good
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:49 PM

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Nicely modified figures.  Nice visual direction as well.  It amazes me the number of folks that could fit in something lacking space.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

 

More room than in a vintage VW Beetle, and they could cram a lot of college kids in those.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:19 PM

Guys,

   Thanks for the kind words.  I had to take parts from a few different figure kits to get two of these three guys to fit into somewhat realistic poses.  Since the kit has no interior details, I needed to cover the open hatches a little.

 

I have to feel for the poor drivers and radio operators that didn't have an overhead hatch to let in fresh air.  It's one thing to be bolted in while in combat.  But for the many more hours on the march without action, a cool breeze would have been a godsend.

 

While in the Marines, I had a few opportunities to be on US Navy vessels.  I always hated General Quarters drills.  As "passengers", we were confined to our bunk areas.  With all hatches dogged down and ventilation turned off, it got stuffy and hot pretty fast.  I'm not claustrophobic...  but I much prefer a little wind in my hair.

 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:04 AM

HI Everyone,

   The figures are rough-painted and coated with Future.  Then I'll add decals, washes, filters, and other techniques that will hopefully make them look better.

 

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Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:23 AM

Looking sharp Gaz.  What you planing on using for your washes?

 

Might I suggest Tamiya enamels thinned with Humbrol enamel thinner.  I love these as they can be made really thin and dry faster than oils( oils have better workability though.)  Tamiya enamels are super good at pin washes and edging details and such.  

 

Looking forward to what you come up with next.

 

Dan


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:48 AM

Thanks Dan!  I was going to use oils for the washes since I have them already, and need to get better with them.  But I do have a few Tamiya enamels so I might give them a go...  Never really considered using them as washes before.  Thanks for the tip.  It's just the basic colors, but I should be able to come out with something.

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:46 AM

Well, everyone,

    Warts and all I'm calling it done.  Some photos with a bit of backdrop to add some depth:

 

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There are a lot of lessons learned, and a lot of new things tried.  There are some things that could be redone, but I'm not that kind of modeller.  Time to move on to the next one.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

Came out really good Gaz! One o deez dayz I'll be brave enough to try a figure. Good work.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

Thanks, Joe!  I think once I settle on a way to do them, they might come out better.  I'm still experimenting.

 

Gaz


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:48 PM

That's gonna be how I'll be. I mean ...............I did figures as a kid but how hard was that?? A little green here.........some flesh/ tan there and PRESTO!!! All done. lol


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:22 AM

This one came out really nicely!

 

I'm a sucker for a DAK Panzer III!  

 

I see Dragon has a pretty new kit of one out now.  It has my name on it.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:59 AM

This one came out really nicely!

 

I'm a sucker for a DAK Panzer III!  

 

I see Dragon has a pretty new kit of one out now.  It has my name on it.

Thank you! 

 

I can't speak for the new kit.  But this one I built is a re-pop of another kit...maybe Tristar or something like that.  It's probably not as crisp as their newer offerings.  It's funny, I got this G model then realised all of the ones with gray and sand camo that I could find in photos were either F's or H's.

 

Gaz


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:03 PM

Only one criticism: the tracks on the left side "toe" out. This will get you savaged at any competition. Otherwise looking very nice.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:12 AM

Only one criticism: the tracks on the left side "toe" out. This will get you savaged at any competition. Otherwise looking very nice.

Bill,

    Thank you for pointing that out.  I hadn't noticed.  Another reason I like Tamiya's poly caps.  There is quite a long list of skills for me to master before I consider serious competition.  

 

Gaz


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