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Old 09-16-2008, 10:09 AM
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Wow! nice project!

Indeed a cool project you have there Chad! Don't think I want to be in your shoes with this one but indeed a really nice and different looking kit. Will be watching!

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Old 09-16-2008, 11:46 AM
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:22 PM
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Thanks for the kind words..... I am ready to call this build done. Worked on the other side of the rear deck for the last couple days and have completed it along with some other minor touch up on some problem areas. Also took some track links out to tighten up the sag a bit. Looking forward to seeing what she looks like in color. Love to hear your thoughts about the paint scheme.

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Old 09-18-2008, 01:23 PM
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Lean mean fighting machine! Very high quality work.

I suggest some green base color with fine lines of yellow.
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:28 PM
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I love it! Just straight up love it! How are you going to paint it? like a "fighting" tank or as a prototype?
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:31 PM
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Hi
Really great looking build. Nice and clean. The pictures are very good as well.
Good luck during painting this beast.

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What's the calibre of it's gun?
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Havn't been doing much lately with the baby and all but I did manage to get some paint on this thing. I wanted to go with a late war kinda look and so I used green as a base coat made of a mixture of tamiya paints olive green, deep green and some dark yellow/white mixture. The yellow was done with tamiya dark yellow, white and flat yellow. I used the flat yellow to give it some more color as the plain dark yellow mixture just looked tan over this green and wanted some more color. I decided to tape off the front hatch plate and go with a primer color just for giggles. The wheels and all mixed up with green, primer and yellow. Not sure if I'll put any type of markings on it, maybe just some small numbers or something, nothing like a typical german afv though. Love to hear your thoughts. This was not the first attempt and I labored over how I wanted it to look but I think this will weather up nicely. I always hate the way models look with just an airbrushing and no weathering but it's part of the process.





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Old 11-09-2008, 05:07 PM
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Hey Chad,
no need to hate it.
I think it looks great, even without weathering.
I really like the camo scheme .
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:24 PM
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WOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW, beautiful!!!
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Ok gents, been a really long time since I posted on this thread so here's where I stand at the moment. Incidently, I'm getting really tired of this thing, it's too big! Still got a few more details to add and washes to do, etc.. The pics are a little washed out for some reason, I must not have had the camera settings all correct but its' not finished so I'm not worried about re-shooting at the moment. I didn't want to beat this one up too much as if produced, it would have been late and it's life span would have been short so it's intended to be a "new" tank and thus, the scratches are kept to a minimum. I did have quite a few light green scratches but they are so light that in these washed out pics, they are really hard to even see. The darker scratches are few and far between again, so as not to add too much wear and tear. I'm especially pleased with the exhaust which was done similarly to the MIG FAQ book as follows: airbrushed with tamiya red brown; painted on detailed scratches light yellow and dark brown/black with a brush; applied russian earth and rust pigments and finished off with flat black airbrushed on the opening area. If I take nothing else from this build, I'll always remember how to paint exhausts as this has always been something I struggled with. Planning to dab on some spots of fresh mud here and there and apply some dark washes around some of the upper hull details. Not much left other than that and I'll call this one done. All in all, I'm pleased with where I'm at on this as it's been a really long project. The next one will be much smaller!





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