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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Ricky, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Ricky

    Ricky New Member

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    The topic for showing off your completed modules!

    Here are my initial (fuzzy) pictures:
    . I'm actually very pleased with this model - beware of a slightly biased judge! :grin:
     
  2. Ricky

    Ricky New Member

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    Some more - hopefully better - pics!

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    You can clearly see the mug of tea in the hand of the commander, but the cigarette in his other hand has not quite come out.
     
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    I like it, especially the cup. :D
     
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    wow Ricky! Very nice work!
    The details are nicely painted on this one. Your pics aren't blurry, don't worry there :)
     
  5. Ricky

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    Thanks - it is a piece of sprue drilled out.

    Oh, the model is 1/72 scale
     
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    Ricky.

    Good detailing for 1/72. I initially assumed 1/48.

    The tea doesn't look quite dark enough though! :wink: :D
     
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    Well, this guy likes a good dollop of condensed milk in his tea... :grin:
     
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    Nice detail work.I never would have guessed it was 1/72.
     
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    Here's my Tiger I. It represents 2.SS PzAbt. 102 in Villers-Boccage, Normandy on June 13th, 1944.

    The markings are hand painted. They didn't turn out all that well because of the Zimmerit. The kit is a Dragon 1/72 scale from the Eastern Front. I couldn't find a Normandy period Tiger kit anywhere.

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    Hey, that looks very good!

    Just like in real life... :cool:
     
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    JC,those markings look fabulous.
     
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    Hmmm..this mug idea looks familiar to me... :D

    JC great work! Esp. the markings...and what about the shaking hands?
     
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    Thanks for the good replies!

    As for the shaking hands, I use a small block of wood to set the model on and a folded up cloth (rag) to make a pad to rest my hand on. Also, try to trace the markings lightly with a pencil and then paint them.
     
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    :D Yes, I saw yours and was momentarily upset that my great idea had already been taken. :wink:
     
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    Here is my lawyers phone number...06305659566 :grin:
     
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    Great to see the second finished model! Good work there Jcalhoun, as always. I have always liked zimmerit coating. Did you make it yourself or did it come with the package?

    BTW, awesome to see you've made a 1/72!
     
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    PP;
    The Zimmerit is part of the model. I think they did a good job of creating.

    I doubt I would try to make Zimmerit on that small of a scale. :D
     
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    True, true. Maybe clay may do the job, but I highly doubt it... ;)

    good job anyway! They should apply that zimmerit to other models too, I've never seen any prefabricated zimmerit on 1/72 models.
     
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    I once tried Zimmerit on 1/72... I simply softened the surface of the plastic with glue and then used a mini screwdriver to make the marks. It worked ok... but it is far from a uniform look, and you can only do teeny bits at a time, and it is very easy to mess it up (with no way of correcting mistakes)

    Overall - don't bother! :wink:
     
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    :D Yes, great work friends!!

    Regards,
    Rodolfo
     

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