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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:23 PM UTC
So sorry, had to delete the post, the link doesn't work
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:15 PM UTC
Plenty of track there then!

I suppose that part of problem is that I don't really build armour. I really do need to bite the bullet as I would like to finish my Sherman And now the Tiger challenge! Looking at the price of 1/35 Tigers though I don't think that I will bother!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 02:49 PM UTC
Mal Lucky.
I understand both views on this, I sit next to Barry track building on many a Sunday as you know.
He once famously forgot what he was doing whilst chatting at a show and produced a 3ft length of Churchill track that spilt off the table onto the floor !

All the best to you both
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:05 PM UTC
And all that work and the look that individual links give you totally hidden when the tracks are weathered! That's what really puts me off building them, like adding scratch built detail in an Aircraft model that won't be seen.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 01:06 AM UTC
Mal, totally understand with the tracks, it was the thing that's been holding me up a bit on finishing these beasts, however these tracks are fairly easy even if a bit tedious.

Photo below shows a couple of uncleaned links, a pair of pins and the tools need, knife, sanding stick and 0.6mm drill bit.

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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 01:08 PM UTC
The individual links in my Sherman kit are the reason that model stalled and every time I think about finishing it I just think na, I just can't be arsed! I also have a Bronco Chinese main battle tank, which was ent to me for me to produce masks for the Digi Camo and I did plan on building it but no! the tracks alone consist of some 500 parts!
So nice one mate
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 12:15 AM UTC
Paul, clean up is pretty easy just a casting gate on each link, oh these are metal links. The fit so far is really good although the tiny pins are a bit fun to pick up, I've lost one so far in a little accident where I knocked over the pot I put them in while putting some together. Put it this way, they are a lot easier than the static tracks that come with the kit, just put the tv on and do a short length each night.
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Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017 - 11:55 PM UTC
Hi Lucky.
How are they for fitting together?
Much cleaning up required?
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017 - 07:20 PM UTC
The AM tracks have arrived so work has started on a set for the IS-2 first.

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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 02:53 AM UTC
Happy New year to you guys and anybody else looking in.

No updates for now as I'm working the night shifts, should be able to do a bit tomorrow and Tuesday and get it ready for a primer coat.
Going to go with the Dragon 'Magic tracks' on this one I think, well at least give them a go.

The AM metal tracks (Masterclub) for the Russian/Soviet armour should be here for the end of the week as well as some resin decal Zimmerit for the other Dragon Tiger II which I've not started. There's also a Tamiya Tiger I lurking in the background.

What was the theme for our Telford build 2017? Animals Couple of Tigers and an animal hunter (SU-152)
Oh no that wasn't it
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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 01:55 PM UTC
Always loved the look of the Tiger II

Happy new year
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 09:49 PM UTC
Looks good mate.

Happy new Year.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 09:02 PM UTC
Thanks Mal.

While waiting for some track links to arrive for my Soviet armour and with all the talk of the new tool Tiger II's from Takom and Meng, I dug out an old Dragon kit of a late Tiger II which doesn't require zimmerit.

So with a bit more still to do and two of the figures which came with the kit here it is.


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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:23 AM UTC
He looks a bit mean! and the armour looks a little bit menacing too
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Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 06:09 PM UTC
Went and saw the new Star Wars film Thursday, got an IMAX poster for free.


Then this turned up on Friday


End of Friday he was assembled


The tanks are not being left behind...
Tamiya IS-2, Trumpeter KV-122 and KV-2
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 03:11 PM UTC
Picked this one up at Telford, Tamiya JS-2. Primer coat of Ammo Russian green, preshading and still wet top coat of 4B0 green.



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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 03:13 AM UTC

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Looks good, will it be ready for Telford.
Fitting all those blocks looks a nightmare?
Andy



Doubt it, although the tank it self will be done the tracks will take some time longer, tempted to get some AM workable tracks for it. The ERA blocks are ok to fit once you get a system going they just take time as each top and bottom support is different and the top and bottom blocks are different.
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 02:08 AM UTC
Looks good, will it be ready for Telford.
Fitting all those blocks looks a nightmare?
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 01:56 AM UTC
Bit of an update on the T-62, main hull now base painted in post war Russian green, couple of wheels finished the others are still in the spray booth, turret now close to being finished and one side skirt done. Still need to drill the other side skirt and fit all the ERA plus a bit of pe to be fitted to the turret.



You'll notice a ERA block missing near the bottom of the photo. This is where Trumpeter have messed up the part numbers and this block has already been used on the hull front, so now I need to find which block will be left once all the rest are in place.


More tomorrow, finish off the wheels and turret, then the tracks
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Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 07:46 PM UTC
Thanks go to Mal the mask, Imperial symbols added to the Star destroyer bases.
I was going to do them black however I went with a matt varnish on the mirror red base, think it looks pretty good.



Close up


Now something else is in the booth, it's Soviet!
T-62 ERA mod 1962 from Trumpeter only extra is a RB turned barrel, turret is still under construction.
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 06:15 PM UTC
Ok some more Star Wars almost ready for Telford.




Now back to building the tracks for the SU-152
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Sorry Mal that should be Zenithal lighting.

Here's a guide to the different techniques, top is modulation, middle spot panel and bottom is Zenithal.




So all three of those techniques are the same, apart from lightening the colour in slightly different places? So why "Zenithal" and not one of the others (if there really is a difference?)

I'm wondering if I should do something similar on my Firefly?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 01:44 PM UTC

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Nice What the heck is "Zenith lighting"?



Sorry Mal that should be Zenithal lighting.

Here's a guide to the different techniques, top is modulation, middle spot panel and bottom is Zenithal.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:05 PM UTC
Nice What the heck is "Zenith lighting"?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:03 AM UTC
Can I get these finished for Telford?

Knowing the ships are to far away from being finished for this years show I thought what can I build? So these have all been started at or since the Farnborough show in September.
I've been bitten by the Russian/Soviet bug Ships, subs, armour and aircraft.

Trumpy SU-152 late
Dragon T-34/76 mod 41' converted into a T-34/57 "Exterminator"
Miniart T-70M

The SU-152 I'm having a go at pre-shading and zenith lighting. All have replacement barrels with the SU & T-70 both also receiving Masterclub resin tracklinks.