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newnikonian
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 04:14 PM GMT+7
Hi Mark
cammo looks Great. Excellent freehand work. Good progress
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 02:43 PM GMT+7

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Mark,

Nice paint job, did you apply the waves freehand?

Mark



Thanks Mark. Yes, I did apply freehand. I'm not a big fan of using masks. I prefer "artistic license" when spraying cammo patterns.



I agree with you about the license. Very nice free hand work.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 01:54 AM GMT+7

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Mark,

Nice paint job, did you apply the waves freehand?

Mark



Thanks Mark. Yes, I did apply freehand. I'm not a big fan of using masks. I prefer "artistic license" when spraying cammo patterns.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:49 AM GMT+7
SI,

Really nice work with the PE and assembly, looks like you are making great progress. To bad about the instructions but it is a Dragon kit. I hope you don't end up with parts that need to be installed but the instructions left them out, like in the Scharnhorst kit.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:45 AM GMT+7
Mark,

Nice paint job, did you apply the waves freehand?

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:17 AM GMT+7
Decided to go with the Schwere Heeres Panzerjager, Abteilung 560 option. The wavy rotbrun patten has been applied.





RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 06:27 AM GMT+7
Nice work on the Type IV Mark,

So far so good on Z39, no real issues with the fit, or the engineering, just the usual confusing Dragon instructions.

Yesterday's progress at LMEE.

The etched vents on the fore funnel.



The midships deck house complete with after funnel and etched vents.



The after superstructure, along with the upper gun platform, that is just test fitted.

All sub assemblies in place, a couple of sections need a bit more work before spray time.



The hull on the other hand, gets a coat of anti fouling red.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
newnikonian
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 02:19 PM GMT+7

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Yes, you have the right sequence. Just be aware different brands and amount applied can effect your results. I practiced on some extra plastic squares I had that I clear coated. Then tested different dry times with the hair spray before applying the paint.
your earlier pics came out fine also, just to touch on that.
look foward to your final outcome.



Thank you kelly.... I will test it out hopefully I will pull it off... Fingers crossed
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 02:10 PM GMT+7
Here is a update on my IJA Type 4 tank. She is all assembled and ready for paint. Some items won't be attached until after painting. Here are a few progress photos.











Will update photos when she is painted.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 02:03 PM GMT+7
Si,

Very nice PE work on those doorways. Really like the work on the open doorway.

I have this kit and really am interested on how she goes together. I am still having nightmares over the Dragon Scharnhorst kit I did last year.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 02:00 PM GMT+7
Mark,

Nice paint work, looks very smooth.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 01:27 PM GMT+7
I was able to spray the base color last night. Need to do a little touch-up on the road wheels and return rollers.





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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 04:58 AM GMT+7
I'd like to enter this rebox of Dragon 6008

Dragon box art, Dragon bits, and clearly Dragon instructions

Other choices are available.....
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 11:00 PM GMT+7
Finally a little time to work on my build. Sprayed my base coat. Next will be the color coat.


RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 07:38 AM GMT+7
Great work going here guys.

The odd one out, your only ship under way.

This is the sup assemblies prior to having paint shot at it.

The hull, prop shafts and rudders have been attached. The upper and lower halves are a very good fit.



Light sand along the join and that is ready for paint.

The lower level of the bridge structure.



As the doors had etched detail on the inside, I thought it would be rude not to leave at least one open.

The upper levels of the bridge.



A few bits of etch to go on those yet.



The whole bridge structure test fitted together.



And test fitted on to the hull, along with the basic assembly of the fore funnel.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 07:10 PM GMT+7
Comments Welcome on the following:
The headlight is supposed to be closed. I thinned the plastic made it open.
Fixing of Jack (with handle end pointed inwards)
Cleaning rod position inverted, Cleaning head pointed towards rear.

This was supposed to be an OOB build to get back to modeling after nearly 5 years. so comments welcome on areas of improvement. Sorry for the grainy photos. ISO 1600 because of lighting....

Used Tamiya Acrylics, Pledge and final misting clear coat using Mr. Color Flat (with leveling Thinner). So far no issues. If I want to try white wash, Can I spray Hair spray now and then Tamiya white? Is this sequence correct? Guidance please....
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Yes, you have the right sequence. Just be aware different brands and amount applied can effect your results. I practiced on some extra plastic squares I had that I clear coated. Then tested different dry times with the hair spray before applying the paint.



your earlier pics came out fine also, just to touch on that.

look foward to your final outcome.
newnikonian
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:02 AM GMT+7
Following are the latest update on my Stug III

Build Complete
Tools Painted, Decal and Sealed.
Will start weathering today







Comments Welcome on the following:
The headlight is supposed to be closed. I thinned the plastic made it open.
Fixing of Jack (with handle end pointed inwards)
Cleaning rod position inverted, Cleaning head pointed towards rear.

This was supposed to be an OOB build to get back to modeling after nearly 5 years. so comments welcome on areas of improvement. Sorry for the grainy photos. ISO 1600 because of lighting....

Used Tamiya Acrylics, Pledge and final misting clear coat using Mr. Color Flat (with leveling Thinner). So far no issues. If I want to try white wash, Can I spray Hair spray now and then Tamiya white? Is this sequence correct? Guidance please....
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 04:10 AM GMT+7

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Your Stug is looking fantastic.



Thanks Mark.

I am also from India. Happy to meet up here @ Armorama. Had a tough time getting models/ supplies in India. How are you managing?

BTW, Your Hornisse is shaping up well. Will there be any figures added?



Your correct that it's almost impossible to get anything in country. I'm lucky that I have 2 trips a year to Singapore and 3 back to the States. So, I always stock up on supplies and kits and bring it back in my luggage.

I'm not a figure person, so I won't be adding any.
newnikonian
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 02:29 AM GMT+7

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Your Stug is looking fantastic.



Thanks Mark.

I am also from India. Happy to meet up here @ Armorama. Had a tough time getting models/ supplies in India. How are you managing?

BTW, Your Hornisse is shaping up well. Will there be any figures added?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:52 AM GMT+7
Basic construction is complete. Time to start spraying primer then base coat.







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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 04:34 PM GMT+7
Your Stug is looking fantastic.
newnikonian
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:31 PM GMT+7
Small update.... Completed Build and done Base coat....







Need to get better lighting.... Sorry for monochrome appearance...
Have a Great Day
newnikonian
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mark. Appreciate it

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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 11:50 AM GMT+7
newnikonian,

Your Stug is looking nice.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:34 PM GMT+7

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Mark,

That gun assembly really looks complicated. You have done a really nice job with the assembly.

Mark



Thanks Mark. The gun took longer than I expected.