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Black_sheep
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 06:07 AM UTC
Hello everyone,

finally I happily finished all interiors of my Malka. First finished was the rear crew compartment, quite narrow for four guys!








and a view through the open hatch with my endoscopic camera which was borrowed from my office:












After that finshed up the rear ammo storage compartment:




again some closer views with the endoscopic camera:





and finally the most demanding part - the driving compartment:









Last action so far was the plain base russian green coat at the vehicle´s outside surfaces:


To be continued...
Petro
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 08:22 AM UTC
Very nice Thomas
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 12:03 PM UTC
Not much in the way of "building," but I did get some more paint on.



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Black_sheep
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 04:33 AM UTC

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Very nice Thomas



Thank you Marc
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC
Loving every post that you put up Thomas. It is a fantastic build.

Paint down is a major step Mike. Looks great.
Black_sheep
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 04:59 AM UTC

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Loving every post that you put up Thomas. It is a fantastic build.



Thank you very much Peter, I am happy to hear this. Looking for an appropriate crew now for her after I completed the outside paintjob
BogiBg
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 07:09 AM UTC
I managed to finish something...
Inspirational photos first.



This Fk.39(r) looks like it has some camo pattern painted on, but, since it's hardly visible on photo I painted it simple dark yellow. Same thing with Bishop, Bronco depicted it as one coloured but to me it looks like there are two, at least on the mud guards.



So, my four entry's,

















And fifth one progressing slowly...


ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 08:11 AM UTC
I should treat you a drink for each finished model, Bogi!

Clean builds-as usual, effective painting-as usual and superb finishing- as usual too!!!

Extremely well done, sir!



petbat
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 08:18 AM UTC
A wonderful line up from the man that does not sleep..

Great work Bogi. I have the Bishop and this makes me want to build it...
BogiBg
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM UTC
Thank's, my friends. Angel, one will be enough, once, when I come for a visit.
Normally I don't drink but for you I will find some rakija we can share.
Peter, go for it. Bronco's Bishop is excellent model. Demanding, complicated but fun. Everything fits and everything you need is in the box. Contrary to, for example , Dragon m7 Priest.
So, see you in your campaigns, they are next on the list.
Black_sheep
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 10:39 PM UTC
Gentlemen, basepainting with GUNZE 136 russian green (excellent match) and a cautious highlightening with GUNZE 312 Green FS34227 is finished. Also did prepaint the tracks and running wheels and dirty up the lower hull. For a better handling during painting the upper and lower hull as the drivers compartment and the gun itself are still not glued together:







I am satisfied so far with everything. Now I need to paint some small Instruments and the sparetracks and then we will prepare for an burned umber oilwash of everything
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 10:59 PM UTC
Thomas,

I think you already have a show stopper!
Excellent job sofar,



Black_sheep
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 11:09 PM UTC

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Thomas,

I think you already have a show stopper!
Excellent job sofar,




too kind, thank you very much Angel
BogiBg
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 08:21 AM UTC
Thomas, looks really good so far.
Small update on my last entry...
I fixed all of the missing details for British version of M7 Priest.

and painted base OD.

Black_sheep
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 02:12 AM UTC

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Thomas, looks really good so far.



Thank you, too Bogi. All your works does look fine, too mate!
Black_sheep
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 02:22 AM UTC
Did finally run over the finish line with my vehicle today. I finished it up with the outside painting. All the small Details are added now and I also made also the stencilling at the projectiles with a black very fine 0,2 mm pen. So far I am very pleased with this build. It was not a stroll in the park but worth the efforts.

I will place the vehicle at an appropriate socket with the complete crew (ordered seven crewmembers for it from Evolution and Tank already) so the journey is not over yet

This is how the vehicle is looking at the end:










never push the red button if gun is loaded








Thats it so far; stay healthy all
Petro
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 03:35 AM UTC
Thomas, truly a first rate build and finish you have there.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 03:55 AM UTC
I fully agree with Marc!

Stunning work Thomas, and adding figures will elevate your Malka from "show-stopper" to "show-killer"

BogiBg
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 08:14 AM UTC
Thomas, congratulations. Impressive model.
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 10:48 AM UTC
Thomas,

Amazing work, a real beaut!

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 03:40 PM UTC
Update time.
Tracks mounted and painted. Will need refinishing in some spots.
This is the better looking side, sag wise.

A few more things to add and hoping for the rest of the paint job this week.
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 03:33 AM UTC
Hope everyone's doing fine, seeing as I'm home as my workplace is shutdown for at least a month, I've had a good deal of time to get some time at the work bench.

The gun platform is in place and I added welds


Not really visible but there's weld under the platform too


Gun cradle is done, filled in the gaps with Squadron green putty stippled on with a bit Testors liquid cement.


Gun dry fitted on the cradle. I cut the two pegs that go into the gun sides shorter so I can just slightly stretch it open to pull the gun off for easier painting later.


Finally got around to making the air vents


petbat
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 09:27 AM UTC
Bogi, the Priest is looking...Righteous..

Thomas. What can I say? Superb, outstanding, magnificent... they seem a little trite in expressing what you have achieved.

Marc and Comrade, coming together very nicely guys.
BogiBg
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:17 AM UTC
Thank you Peter. I made some progress since, finishing running gear and tracks. I used Bronco workable tracks, which is a kit of its own, every link has five parts.


I left it OD, as it looks like on this photo, which shows vehicle I try to replicate.

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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 02:12 AM UTC
Looking good, Bogi!