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Offline Staggerwing

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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2018, 04:12:34 PM »
Looking good JD- gonna be lots of nervous Shermies out there.


Try lightly washing up the 'metal' scars with rust. some slightly, others more (older).
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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2018, 12:35:49 AM »
Looking good JD- gonna be lots of nervous Shermies out there.


Try lightly washing up the 'metal' scars with rust. some slightly, others more (older).
Thanks SW

I was going to muck them up about. They look odd currently and very bright. I've got lots more weathering to do.
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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2018, 12:36:59 AM »
individual tracks are your friend:


I'm on the edge of thinking about ordering individual tracks in the future. It's extra cost, but to get the right look, it may well be time to justify the extra cost.
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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2018, 03:59:22 AM »
Very nice work, I've never done that kit yet.

I've tried Fruilmodel tracks in the past, they look fantastic but the costs and labour to put them together can be a real hassle. With good weathering, even rubber tracks can look good.
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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2018, 12:48:51 PM »
Thank you

She's shiny now, but that'll be dulled down with some dirt washes















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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2018, 10:08:36 PM »
metal tracks are the gateway drug of armor modeling.
tracks
turned metal gun barrels
photo etch
interior kits
working suspension


feed the addiction
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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2018, 12:16:51 AM »
Looks swell.  Just from the act of trimming toe nails, and trying to see what I'm doing at the same time,  I realize my plastic modeling days are past.  :DD

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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2018, 12:46:25 AM »
I really like this model, the colours work really well together.

I don't think I've ever built this kit yet, surprising enough. I'd definitely buy the Tamiya kit.
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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2018, 04:55:02 PM »
the newer Dragon kits are more accurate.
Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

Gus - Celery is vile and has no reason to exist. Like underwear on Star.


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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2018, 11:46:48 PM »
Tamiya 1/35 Jagdpanther - £24.99
Dragon 1/35 Jagdpanther - > £50

Depends on priorities and how you feel about it. Dragon are superb models. But would I feel good doing a mediocre paint job on a £50-£70 kit? I don't think so. The paint job I've done is worthy of a £25 kit.

Besides - I got a Jagdpanther AND a Panther for £40  ;D
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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2018, 08:17:08 AM »
around these parts the Dragon kits are way cheaper then the Tamiya kits and provide more options.
Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

Gus - Celery is vile and has no reason to exist. Like underwear on Star.


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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2018, 08:25:36 AM »
What's that creature on the table trying to attack your tank?
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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2018, 01:22:09 PM »
What's that creature on the table trying to attack your tank?
A solar light brass hedgehog  ;D
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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2018, 01:22:29 PM »
around these parts the Dragon kits are way cheaper then the Tamiya kits and provide more options.
Really? That sounds like a nice place to live  :)
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Re: Next build will be...
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2018, 05:08:05 AM »
I started with a Light Dirt wash





Then I used a technique I had never used before...Humbrol powders activated with water and Matte Cote for adhesion and then enamel thinners to re-activate and spread/thin. I might have gone a bit overboard - what d'ya think?

















I'm calling this one done and moving on
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