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Big Cats Mk. V
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 07:12 AM UTC
Colin,
That looks awesome!

Here is my latest update and my impression of the low contrast camo used in Tunisia by SPz. Abt 504.









Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 05:44 PM UTC
Looks good Gary,from yours one can certainly see how early on those Tigers could have been mis-identified as olive green tigers.Again great look on the camo.

If I missed it earlier which brand and colors did you use,maybe I'll use that combo for Tiger 131
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:58 PM UTC
Hi Anthony,
Thank you. I'd like to be more helpful with the colors, but I mix my own from artist acrylic paints in a tube. I usually find a paint chip by typing the RAL number into Google and the mix till I get acceptably close. I had to add more green yesterday just to be able to see where I was painting. It definitely looks less green in person. I imagine once I get some light weathering done, there should be less difference.

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:58 AM UTC
Very nice Gary. I've wanted to build a tiger like that also.
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 04:08 AM UTC
Thanks, Dustin.

Gaz
Tojo72
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:52 PM UTC
I got my Dragon Panther G for the campaign done.Painted with mostly Vallejo paints and some Tamiya.Filtered and weathered with Mig and AK products.Figure is from Alpline.Thanks for looking.





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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 09:01 AM UTC
Well done Tony & Gaz!
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 11:47 AM UTC
Anthony,
That looks great!

Gaz
Bryan1
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 05:06 PM UTC
Hi All,

A new joiner - hopefully not to late to join the party? Noted the end date of Mar/Apr 2018.

Looking to enter with the following build - GERMAN Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf.L "LUCHS" (LATE VERSION) Tasca - Nr. 35-001 - 1:35
The default box artwork is here:

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 06:43 AM UTC
Never too late, until the fat lady sings...
Bryan1
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 03:57 PM UTC
Hi Clayton,

Many thanks...

A lady never looks fat, esp at 5 mins to midnight when wearing beer goggles...

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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 08:54 PM UTC
Just to be different. Some parts have been removed from the sprues and I did glue the engine cylinder banks together but otherwise not started.



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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 01:20 AM UTC
Very nice Anthony! Congrats on the finish.

Welcome aboard Bryan.
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 02:02 AM UTC

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Just to be different. Some parts have been removed from the sprues and I did glue the engine cylinder banks together but otherwise not started.






Aw, poop! I was planning on doing the -3N version as my entry.
27-1025
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 02:32 AM UTC

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Just to be different. Some parts have been removed from the sprues and I did glue the engine cylinder banks together but otherwise not started.






Aw, poop! I was planning on doing the -3N version as my entry.



Haven't started so I'm not wedded to the idea and I do have a F7 Tigercat waiting in the wings I could do.
Bryan1
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:16 AM UTC
Hi,

Hi Thirian..

Hi 27-2025 - nice aircraft there...

Below is the Tasca kit in starting form complete with AM metal tracks and phot-etch sheet. Might try a metal gun barrel yet but will see how the build goes... Looking at the instruction sheet it is mostly not in English so might be a little interesting...

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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 01:20 AM UTC

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Just to be different. Some parts have been removed from the sprues and I did glue the engine cylinder banks together but otherwise not started.






Aw, poop! I was planning on doing the -3N version as my entry.



Haven't started so I'm not wedded to the idea and I do have a F7 Tigercat waiting in the wings I could do.



No, no, build it if that's what you want to build. I was just one of four dudes building an sFH18 feldhaubitze for the Artillery 2017 campaign, so I can't get worked up about stuff like that. Besides, it is neat to see different approaches to the same (or very close) topic.

Besides, I may do it as an Atlantic bird. How often does that happen?
McRunty
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 08:22 PM UTC
Paint job is complete on the JagdPanther. Now comes my least favourite part....weathering etc.

Tracks will be added last.

Also if I could go back in time I would assassinate whoever decided to add so many damn road wheels to late war German tanks



GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC
Hi Rory,
Jagdpanther looks great! I'm one of those who prefers to weather the roadwheels before they get on the tank.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 12:12 AM UTC

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Hi Rory,
Jagdpanther looks great! I'm one of those who prefers to weather the roadwheels before they get on the tank.

Gaz



Hi Gaz,

I usually do the same with my wheels but I am only doing very light weathering on this as if it had just come off the assembly line.So some washes and very minimal chipping and streaking if any. I am saving all my heavy weathering for a certain other campaign
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:04 AM UTC
Wrapping this one up.

Every tank needs a crew so I "figure" it's time to work up a few. The half-body comes from Tamiya's Tank Accessory set...I think. The other two are mostly old Dragon US Tankers from the Gulf War. I switched some bits around. The commander is serious while his loader is more relaxed...and looking at something. Hmm what could it be? The driver is barely seen so I didn't worry about any body armor.
I painted the clothing khaki but changed it to Gunship Gray. The body armor is dark green. Their right shoulder patches are from the spares...I turned some German patches upside down...it changes the whole appearance. The other shoulder patch are thin styrene punch-outs. There's a light gray skull and crossbones I drew witha gray Sharpie but it doesn't show up. I'll probably have to risk messing them up and do them in a darker color at some point.
BigCat_07

On to weathering...pretty standard...dust...standard...and so on. The loader's gun is a 50 cal borrowed from a Trumpy JGSDF Commander vehicle. I chose it for its shield. The commander got a SAW mounted on the kit's MG mount.
Tools too large for the stowage bins were mounted on the rear deck. Cao net is a peice of "dyed" surgcal gauze. For dye I used dark greenish brush washings for my acrylic brushes. The visible stowage and fuel and water cans are from the spares. The covered stuff is syrene blocks covered in a tissue-white-glue tarp.
The decals are a mixture. The Jolly Rogers is from an Archer Transfer set. The numbers and "Phantom" name came from the spare decals box.
BigCat_08

BigCat_09

BigCat_10

BigCat_11

BigCat_12

BigCat_13

BigCat_14

BigCat_15

BigCat_16

And I am calling this one done. A fun little what-if build. And a definite addition to my Cold War Era what-if Privateer line of fighting vehicles.
I've enjoyed this campaign and watching the other builds. Some great work shown.
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:29 AM UTC
Alex,
Looks great! I love your 'what if' camo!

Excellent!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 03:42 AM UTC
Well done Alex! Your JP is coming along very nicely Rory, and nice to see a wing thing in the campaign as well. Think I'll stick a fork in my Octopus Tiger, I think if I do much more I'll just bugger it up. Think I'll make a small vignette for it, but not sure if I will put the backwards swastika on the front glacis.







Cheers!
Bryan1
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 05:42 PM UTC
Nice, very nice..
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 08:12 PM UTC
That's so awesome. I applaud you for giving that a go.