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GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 01:52 PM UTC


Progress on Trumpeter's 1/35 K1A1. As you can see, suspension arms are glued (drive sprockets and road wheel hubs dry-fitted) and I am working on getting the stowage boxes onto the turret and the rear panel for the hull almost ready for attaching to the lower hull. Road wheel tires and tracks are being painted.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 07:45 PM UTC
David. Magnificent paint work on the exhaust system!

Alex, glad to see you persevered and got it finished. Thanks for joining in.

Off to a good start Lap Man
eMan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 07:23 PM UTC
Progress update, Dragon 1/35 T72M2 w/ERA.


Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 04:48 AM UTC
Time to wrap up the Trumpy M1a2.

I gave it a light weathering and began adding stowage from the spares. The kit comes with some really bad attempts at CID panels. I had a set in the spares so I went with those instead.
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And done. At this point, I'm just ready to be finished with this one. It really wasn't a fun build. If this wasn't for a campaign I probably would have shelved it. I see a what-if kitbashing in the future for this one.
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Pics in gallery and thanks for the campaign.
agriamodeling
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 07:39 AM UTC
Hi Joseph,

Very nice and clean build. Pls keep posting the progress, I wonder what colour you will choose for painting. I built a Tiran 5 from a Takom T-55A with A/M conversion sets and would like to see your approach.

Tamas
agriamodeling
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 07:35 AM UTC
Hi David,

Your weathering is absolutely amazing! I am curious to see the model photos once the tank is finished.

Tamas

littlebear573
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 06:29 AM UTC
Hi guys some really good work going on.

Iím making slow progress on my centurion shot





petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 08:20 AM UTC
Nice crisp clean build Joseph
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 08:19 AM UTC

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On the other hand, having taken a good look at the tracks on that thing, I might change my mind again!

Michael



"I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure...."

I was planning on the Challenger for this build but David has that covered, so I may switch to the Magach...

I think we need to remember the older adage :
"a person who makes no decisions, makes nothing at all"

Looking forward to seeing whatever you decide on.


BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 05:00 AM UTC
Hello everyone,

Takom Tiran 4 is now ready for primer.








Thanks,
Joseph
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 04:22 AM UTC

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Hi Michael. A particular reason you stopped the Magach? I have the Meng Magach 6B in the stash



Nothing wrong with the Magach, I just had a real urge to build the Merkava. On the other hand, having taken a good look at the tracks on that thing, I might change my mind again!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 03:34 AM UTC
well i have had a "fun" weekend assembling replacement tracks from fruil for my british army challenger and at last they are now ready for painting...more updates soon i hope.

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 08:07 PM UTC
Hi Michael. A particular reason you stopped the Magach? I have the Meng Magach 6B in the stash
69mudbone
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC
Hi Guys WIP update, finally got some free time over the weekend to build my T-55 from Trumpeter went together quickly with no problems. Primer paint on and ready for color





MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 10:09 AM UTC
Very nice work going on here!

I've bogged down on the Magach, so I'm doing something completely insane:





I know this is nuts, but it's what I want to do! So I guess we'll see...

Michael
littlebear573
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 02:05 AM UTC
Hi all

Iíve been super busy at work not had much time at all to look trough the builds properly but there are some great builds going

Managed to make some progress on mine

j
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC
well, the decals have been added and i have just finished giving them another gloss coat from a tamiya spray can, next will be the oil washes and grime.

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 01:31 PM UTC
Nice work David. Also great to see the shelf queen given some TLC.

John, very nice AB control on the camo scheme
mechaman
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 05:55 AM UTC
Progress! Got a NATO-flage thrown down. Not entirely accurate, but I am liking it. Now onto washes and weathering.


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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 06:01 AM UTC

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Hi David,

Both looks very nice to me and I like your canvases very much, I am curious to see the weathering you will apply. I mostly paint my tanks in various shades of different greens, so I hope to learn good ideas from your projects.

Rgds,

Tamas



Hi tamas and thanks for those kind words.

the canvas covers are made from tissue paper which was cut to size and then coated with a mixture of white glue mixed with water. once it dried I trimmed any excess with a sharp knife and then i coated with super glue and let that dry overnight. this gives the tissue extra strength and makes it a lot easier to paint with an airbrush or even a regular brush.

hope this helps.
agriamodeling
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 05:14 AM UTC
Hi David,

Both looks very nice to me and I like your canvases very much, I am curious to see the weathering you will apply. I mostly paint my tanks in various shades of different greens, so I hope to learn good ideas from your projects.

Rgds,

Tamas
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 03:29 AM UTC
well it's time to start spreading the paint around and after some pre-sahding with flat earth from tamiya i have now gone on to do the main coat of paint which is tamiya dark yellow with some buff thrown in to tone it down a little. next came the some mid painting range which was tamiya dark yellow followed by the highlights which was dark yellow with white mixed in.

still plenty more to do, a gloss coat and decals are the next item on the agenda, when i get time.



oh and i pulled a shelf queen out, namely the afv club scimitar and gave that a similar treatment.

Braille
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 05:39 PM UTC
@k_mero4 ĖKalin,

Oh, my goodness I donít feel so bad now, I too have not worked on my project since I last posted. No choice life things get in the way! Need to get back to work on it. Yours is coming along fine and you even have a complete interior to do, which by the way looks amazing. Iím far behind and I donít have an interior to contend with. Keep it coming!

This campaign is starting to rock!!!

~ Eddy
petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 07:21 AM UTC
Off to a great start. Keep on it (Motivation)
littlebear573
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 11:28 PM UTC
Yeah it is lol got annoyed with one of those captcha thing and put it down quickly lol

I was motivated last night and started work on my AFV Shot Kal

Got all the hull done and wheels made