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Sd.Kfz. 250/1 Neu
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 03:00 AM UTC
Bill Plunk shares with us the build of his latest creation, the Sd.Kfz. 250/1 Neu from DML. Thanks Bill.

Sd.Kfz. 250/1 Neu



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
123tanx
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 10:09 AM UTC
Looks Great !And very helpful .Ihad the older kit half built for a while you certainly gave me the spark to finish it. One question that has plaged me with othe 250/251 kits is how to paint the vision slots without mucking things up especaly the side ones Thanks for any help, Mark
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 11:39 AM UTC
Appreciate the comments Mark! What I chose to do as a solution for the solid vision ports is to paint them with Silver and then follow it up with Tamiya Clear Smoke to simulate the look of glass. Then I dry-brushed the frames to clean up a bit. It's a stand-in for the clear parts that was the best I could come up with under the circumstances.
DT61
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 01:29 PM UTC
Very nicely done Bill !!! Makes me want to take a crack at my kit

Darryl
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 04:00 PM UTC
Thanks Daryl, appreciate the comments.
123tanx
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 - 11:44 AM UTC

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Appreciate the comments Mark! What I chose to do as a solution for the solid vision ports is to paint them with Silver and then follow it up with Tamiya Clear Smoke to simulate the look of glass. Then I dry-brushed the frames to clean up a bit. It's a stand-in for the clear parts that was the best I could come up with under the circumstances.

Thanks Bill
accualy what I was thinking wa how to get those nice clean lines on the outside of the visors
Thanks for any help Mark
wbill76
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 - 12:24 PM UTC
Mark,

Ah, sorry, didn't understand the question. If I understand you this time, the outlines around the exterior is achieved using a pin wash. Highly thinned paint applied with a small detail brush and allow the capillary action to pull it in.
123tanx
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 - 01:13 PM UTC
Got it! Same Idea on the side vision slots?
wbill76
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 - 02:58 PM UTC
Yes, same idea. I use Burnt Umber thinned about 90% with thinner as my preferred pin wash.
123tanx
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 02:10 PM UTC
Thanks Bill! Cheers Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 03:24 PM UTC
Bill, WOW ! I just picked one up recently and when I'm ready to build I hope mine turns out well also. Thanks for sharing your 250/1 with all of us.
sgtreef
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 11:53 PM UTC
Darn Bill I think you have to much "free" time.

Care to shoot up to OK. and build a few for me got a closet and a half full.

Great Job BTW.
Thanks for sharing.
wbill76
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2008 - 02:26 AM UTC

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Darn Bill I think you have to much "free" time.

Care to shoot up to OK. and build a few for me got a closet and a half full.

Great Job BTW.
Thanks for sharing.



Thanks Jeff, tempting offer to be sure but I've got a full closet of my own that needs attention!