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Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-26-2012, 08:07 PM
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Posted By antoniop
That's just some adhesive goo I use to put things...

That's just some adhesive goo I use to put things in place before everything is glued.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-25-2012, 12:10 PM
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Views: 5,487
Posted By antoniop
Thumbs up Bronco M-24 Chaffee

It's been a while since I made any models.
But I re-started. We all do whether it's a week or a year in between.

I bought a few new kits (not that I don't have enough on the stash... coff coff)...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 11-04-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,381
Posted By antoniop
Hi John A pretty nice choice I have to say. It...

Hi John
A pretty nice choice I have to say. It was one of the most enjoying models I built. Sadly "someone" dropped it when trying to dust it (Boy, did I get mad that day...:mad:) The only thing...
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 10-26-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,033
Posted By antoniop
I especially liked this one by Tamiya ...

I especially liked this one by Tamiya

http://www.sembado.com/photo/50th_ths/PA142438.jpg

Another resin kit I'm not going to buy :rolleyes:

And a nice STRV 104 by AFV Club...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-15-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,987
Posted By antoniop
Here's the final result. The fastest build I've...

Here's the final result. The fastest build I've done. From start to finish 2 calendar weeks but a lot less building time. I would say 15-20 hours total.
Strictly OOB.

Fire away
...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-11-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,987
Posted By antoniop
A step closer

Here it is painted and already with some scratches and scuffs.

It was painted with Vallejo Russian Green with a wash of ABT Oil German Three Tone Fading (a very light green tone.
This wash was...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-06-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,987
Posted By antoniop
Hi Guys, To answer all the questions. The chain...

Hi Guys,
To answer all the questions. The chain comes with the kit and also a small set of PE with all the grilles needed. It's thick and does not like to bend, but Tamiya includes a jig for forming...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-05-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,987
Posted By antoniop
Tamiya BT-7

Tamiya BT-7 OOB. The onky change was a scratch built spring for the driver hatch.
A dream to build. From start to finish 5-6 hours.

http://www.pirespreto.com/wp-content/gallery/bt-7/bt7_1.jpg...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-26-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,218
Posted By antoniop
The figure is painted and the model is finished. ...

The figure is painted and the model is finished.

Hope you like it.
Thanks for all the input.

http://www.pirespreto.com/wp-content/gallery/ab43/ab43_10.jpg...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-22-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,218
Posted By antoniop
Thanks guys :thumb:

Thanks guys :thumb:
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-21-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,218
Posted By antoniop
Progressing slowly but surely Just some final...

Progressing slowly but surely
Just some final touches, painting the figure and it's done.

Hope you like it :thumb:

http://www.pirespreto.com/wp-content/gallery/ab43/ab43_6.jpg...
Forum: planetArmor General 09-20-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,246
Posted By antoniop
I have two that I use all the time: Iwata CS...

I have two that I use all the time:
Iwata CS and MIG H03

Iwata is always at the top of every ranking.

The MIG was a very good surprise. The quality of construction is top notch, the precision...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-10-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,218
Posted By antoniop
That's what I thought too. I really prefer the...

That's what I thought too. I really prefer the sand color AB's.
The paint was thinned with tap water. The proportion was around 1 part paint, 3 parts water. It allows for very thin coats. It does...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-10-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,218
Posted By antoniop
I'm planning to start weathering and chipping...

I'm planning to start weathering and chipping this weekend.
In the mean time here's the AB43 with the base coat applied and with a coat of gloss varnish.
The colors are from the Italian WWII...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 08-30-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,218
Posted By antoniop
Italeri - Autiblinda AB43

Just prior to painting, here is the AB43 from Italeri. With Voyager PE set, Hussar wheels and a figure from Royal Model.
The rest is elbow grease and countless hours making everything fit perfectly....
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 07-29-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,729
Posted By antoniop
Hi Andrei You're right, well everybody is right...

Hi Andrei
You're right, well everybody is right LOL. I looked at your pictures and at the Ampersand Publications book I have for the US tractors and those tracks were really very close to the hull....
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 07-29-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,729
Posted By antoniop
Yes they are. I hadn't noticed that. It's all...

Yes they are. I hadn't noticed that.
It's all mock up yet but I have to take care on final assembly.
The tarp is from Masters Productions and I almost gave up using it. It had many flaws (straps)...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 07-28-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,729
Posted By antoniop
A small update on this build. It's has been a...

A small update on this build.
It's has been a long time since I touched a model and finally I decided to dash to the finish line.

http://www.pirespreto.com/wp-content/gallery/m4hst/m4hst_2.jpg...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 07-15-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,357
Posted By antoniop
Ooohhh!! Me want one!!! I was browsing my usual...

Ooohhh!! Me want one!!! I was browsing my usual spending spots just yesterday trying to find it.
I love the aged look of this little tank.
Rick, as always a top notch build. Wonderful.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 07-09-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,890
Posted By antoniop
IBM (valid within IBM and little else) and PMI...

IBM (valid within IBM and little else) and PMI (exam and 4500+ hours of PM - already logged before) eh eh. I didn't know there was so much stuff to know about PM. But I still love to do code LOL (to...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 07-09-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,890
Posted By antoniop
Thanks

Hey Rudi

Thanks. It's good to be back. Finally some breathing space after all the work, PM certification and all that's happened these last 6 months.

Answering you question...
The kit comes...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 07-09-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,890
Posted By antoniop
Dingo MKI b

After an unplanned stop on my modeling activity (6 months) I managed to restart.
Instead of continuing one of the half done models I have around, I decided to start a new one and preferably a fast...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 03-09-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,729
Posted By antoniop
Hi Don It's pretty much stopped. Work got...

Hi Don

It's pretty much stopped. Work got into the way these past two months.
I expect to restart very soon since the project I was in launched this Sunday and I can finally breathe.
I was...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 12-29-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,171
Posted By antoniop
This is a very nice model indeed. I think that...

This is a very nice model indeed. I think that you got the desert worn look very well.
I've been looking at this kit more than once and never got it although the examples I see built are really...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 12-29-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,729
Posted By antoniop
Hi Don These tracks are link by link and...

Hi Don

These tracks are link by link and really good.
They need to be sanded on the inner side (there's a raised injection mark) but they have very crisp detail.

However on the kit it's not so...
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