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Old 06-25-2008, 11:59 AM
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10.5cm Sturmhaubitze 42 Ausf.G

Hi everyone, such a long title for such a small build.

Well, I've kinda been on hold (build wise) for the past little bit while I wait for my next projects to arrive. So, I decided to keep my fingers busy by building one of the little 1/72nd DML kits. This is the first one of these that I"ve tried and I must say that they are a blast!

I'm just building OOTB, portraying one of the color schemes found in the instructions. Here are the painting steps:

Primer...



Base Color...



Highlights (aka modulation lite)...



Filter....



First Camo Color....



Second Camo Color....



That was appoximately 6 hours of work to get to this point...sweetness!

Next for the fun part, the detail painting and weathering.!!!!!

Talk to you all soon,

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Old 06-25-2008, 12:01 PM
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Hi Rick,

Nice one so far! Do the six hours include the building? Oh, and check the air intake screens. I think they're slightly clogged with paint

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Wow Rick, you surprise me with this one. It is not about the now already standard skill level you show, but the speed. 6 hrs is really pushing it.
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ROFLMAO! 1/72 scale indeed. It's fun, very easy, and you can't even see rivets!

When I built airplanes, this was my scale. Do a bunch of Spitfires up tiny, like this, and array them around a 1/48 scale model I got silly with. It's a great way to draw attention to the camouflage and markings, rather than the details of the machine.

Anyway, hat's off Rick, you continue to surprise us. This will need a shelf of its own, you know, and it's going to be lonely . . .

Hey James, how about the next "group build" be any 1/72 - 1/76 scale kit? Give Rick's beastie some company?

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Nice little one Rick!

I used to build 1/72 armor as a "vacation time" from the 1/35 beasts. They are fun and easy to build, and the best thing is that you feel good for finishing a model quickly. Those screens are photo etch, right? Anymore PE included?

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Hi Man, nice clean build at 6 hours with great painting job
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Hey Rick,

those 1/72 scale are quite detailed I've heard! Feels good after 6 hours eh? I use windsor & newton brushes for detail painting also; they are one of the best for detail paintwork. Nice paintjob.

Talk to you soon.

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Hi Rick!

Now all you need to build is a 1/72nd aeroplane for the diorama!!

I love 1/72nd.....specially with a roundel on it!

Great job!

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That was appoximately 6 hours of work to get to this point...sweetness!
Only 6 hours?? Damn' man, did you take a break during that build??

Kidding aside, great job. The paint looks awesome. I'm dying to see it finished. Keep it up

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