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Tamiya Churchill
celt15
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Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: September 16, 2016
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Armorama: 91 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:16 AM UTC
celt15
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:19 AM UTC
celt15
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:22 AM UTC
celt15
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:25 AM UTC
This was my first completed 1/35 scale tank,it was painted with acrylic paints slapped on by brush.Its not weathered because Mrs Celt likes them clean.
RobinNilsson
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
KitMaker: 2,003 posts
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:05 AM UTC
Congratulations to your firstborn tank
Paintjob looks good, have you practiced a lot on aircraft first?
One minor comment though: one of the "flimsies" on the shelf at the left rear corner doesn't seem to be standing properly on the shelf.
It's an easy thing to miss when one is in the middle of the fun and joy of building. Taking photos of the ongoing work and checking those is often a useful tool/method to discover minor mistakes.

I personlly prefer "clean" builds but it has happened that I have "stretched" my preferences a bit and added a light wash to blend in the colours and take away the worst "fresh paint"-look
/ Robin
celt15
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:54 AM UTC
Hi Robin,the reason the flimsy looks odd is because I dropped the tank just before I was about to take the photo.It is just put back without glue for the photo.As for weathering,I like it clean,although my 1/72 tanks are dirtied up.
celt15
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Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: September 16, 2016
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Armorama: 91 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:57 AM UTC
Shellshock2
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Minnesota, United States
Joined: February 07, 2017
KitMaker: 11 posts
Armorama: 11 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:32 PM UTC
Well done.I like yours more than mine,I put on the front fenders.
Treadhead12
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: September 26, 2007
KitMaker: 160 posts
Armorama: 116 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:54 PM UTC
Kenneth, nice build. It looks mostly OOB, but it looks a couple of add-on pieces on the turret. Also one piece (the long tubular one), what is that? T'anks.
SKiernan
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Dordogne, France
Joined: March 11, 2006
KitMaker: 81 posts
Armorama: 77 posts
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:13 AM UTC
Ken

Nice work, the Tamiya Churchill maybe old but it fits together incredible well!

Steve
edklingon
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Joined: October 11, 2010
KitMaker: 163 posts
Armorama: 151 posts
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:24 AM UTC
One the best kits I ever build. Congrats for your model!
edklingon
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Joined: October 11, 2010
KitMaker: 163 posts
Armorama: 151 posts
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:32 AM UTC

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One the best kits I ever build. Congrats for your model!

If you accept some suggetion, aplly some metalic paint on the tracks. They are commonly polished by the attrition with the terrain.




Something like this:




celt15
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Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: September 16, 2016
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:07 AM UTC

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Kenneth, nice build. It looks mostly OOB, but it looks a couple of add-on pieces on the turret. Also one piece (the long tubular one), what is that? T'anks.


Its completely OOB,the pieces on the turret are all included in the box,I think that long piece is a map case?
celt15
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:07 AM UTC

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One the best kits I ever build. Congrats for your model!

If you accept some suggetion, aplly some metalic paint on the tracks. They are commonly polished by the attrition with the terrain.


Thanks,I will try it next time.


Something like this:





celt15
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:08 AM UTC

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One the best kits I ever build. Congrats for your model!


Thanks again.
celt15
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:09 AM UTC

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Ken

Nice work, the Tamiya Churchill maybe old but it fits together incredible well!

Steve


Thank you very much.
celt15
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:10 AM UTC

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Well done.I like yours more than mine,I put on the front fenders.


Thanks.
PanzerKarl
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: April 20, 2004
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:24 AM UTC
Winston would be proud
Well done
AFVFan
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: May 17, 2012
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:05 AM UTC
Pretty clean build. I'm like Robin, though, I have to at least add a wash to help bring out the details. It's not so much about weathering as it is about adding dimension.

Now, solicited or not, my 2 cents. The periscopes glass should be painted a different color to indicate that they are indeed glass. Also, you might want to look into getting some thin wire or guitar string for your antennae. Just a thought.
celt15
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 11:25 AM UTC

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Winston would be proud
Well done


Thank you kind sir.
celt15
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 11:30 AM UTC

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Pretty clean build. I'm like Robin, though, I have to at least add a wash to help bring out the details. It's not so much about weathering as it is about adding dimension.

Now, solicited or not, my 2 cents. The periscopes glass should be painted a different color to indicate that they are indeed glass. Also, you might want to look into getting some thin wire or guitar string for your antennae. Just a thought.


I know what you mean,but I am not a modeller,more a kit basher.I build models to have fun,washes and guitar string for antennae,dont sound like fun.
tankmodeler
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 01, 2004
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 04:37 AM UTC

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I think that long piece is a map case?


It's a signal flag case.

Paul
celt15
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 05:44 AM UTC

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I think that long piece is a map case?


It's a signal flag case.

Paul


That makes more sense.