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Old 07-27-2009, 04:06 AM
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For an example this Pz.IV. German African colour on it brighter, more yellow. And if to consider that under the scorching sun the paint strongly burns out, colour at your's Pz.II as though from factory.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:56 AM
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Dear James.

...wonderful modelling piece...just stuning!

Thanks for sharing this sbs!

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Old 07-29-2009, 12:24 PM
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For an example this Pz.IV. German African colour on it brighter, more yellow. And if to consider that under the scorching sun the paint strongly burns out, colour at your's Pz.II as though from factory.
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Hmmm... one B/W photo is not exactly a compelling argument.
I understand your point but the fact is a black and white photo does not really zero in on your statement about the colour. The lightness in this photo could be the result of lighting. Anyways- While I am game to debate this- I don't have time for it at this point, let's just go forward and we can maybe revisit this later.

My vehicle was quickly painted after arriving in Africa and some of the darkness maybe attributed to the European grey showing through. I really was only trying to not worry about the colour so much and had in mind allowances for lots of variation. I just wanted to try something different.
A comparison to the Panzer II/C where I used an extracolor paint for the desert yellow.


















The barrel needs to have some type of grip showing that was machined into the metal for ease in removal and replacement of barrels. As an example of misinterpretation of B/W photos Dragon actually includes a decal for the barrel that is like a B/W stripe!. I choose to use two types of metallic paint to indicate this feature.




BTW the top of the turret is still not glued on here, thus the gap seen.


More progress with additions of tools etc.




Here you can see springs added to the rear mud flaps which are positional I had to cut the Voyager springs- they were to long!









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Old 07-29-2009, 12:55 PM
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Hello James,

Simply perfectly well.
Especially contrast between two models.
Excellent work!
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:23 PM
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Excellent finish James. You caught the dusty appearance perfectly, with dust in every nook and cranny. All the attention to details makes for a brilliant blog. The one nit-pick I have ... and is probably highlighted more by your good photos ... is the mould seam on the hanging tracks at the back.
I also think you´ve done yourself proud by standing up to MMIR, and not allowing yourself to be walked over. Fair play man!
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I agree with many others in this thread James, that this is your best work to date. Easily your best finish that you've displayed.

Especially when compared to your other AK II above. The worn look, fading, dustiness and subtle chipping looks quite realistic to me.
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The one nit-pick I have ... and is probably highlighted more by your good photos ...
Yeah I don't like that either but there is a limit to what one can worry about. I'm guilty of being lazy. Most of my focus was trying out the Voyager PE and getting the boxes right. If I were to do it again I would use Fruilmodel or MK for spares next time- not Bronco.

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Especially when compared to your other AK II above.
Thanks Stuke, I guess... but I didn't think the other one was that bad.

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Old 07-29-2009, 11:22 PM
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Whoops forgive me. The other one is quite good, this one is even better.

Which is a good thing.
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Will you do a basis for this tank?
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Hey James!

...one of the best finishing of a DAK vehicle that I´ve ever seen!

All the best!

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