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Group Build III: The Overlord Build

Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by PanzerProfile, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Boba Nette

    Boba Nette New Member

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    So how are we doing so far?Boba and I have been working on moving my ass into her house.Except for a bit of research,we ain't done squat.I intend to remedy this today.Must get building!
     
  2. Ricky

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    I finally gave up on my idea (a Sherman with Bulldozer blade) when I could not find a kit of the correct type of Sherman. However, I found a Cromwell, and when I opened up the kit it comes with a Culin device!
     
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    me not good, :(
    need to finish a home project first, :roll: rats!!!!!!
    my pz IV, have only the wheels set up and some zimmerit apply
    that is no good, just that in 2 weeks :eek: yikes!!!!!
     
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    I still have not decided on what I want to build. :-?
     
  5. Boba Nette

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    We still have roughly six weeks to go.Plenty of time for any real modeller to crank something out. :D
     
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    six weeks!!!, :eek:
    hell not, not enough for me!!!!
    some o my models took me years, yes years, to finish
    so i'm not sure if i can finish on that time, sorry guys
     
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    Well, I've been caught out again -- new contract for the next two months, so away from home a lot of it.

    Damn! Some day......
     
  8. Boba Nette

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    I just finished the suspension assemblies.What a treat to have pieces fit like they are supposed to.
     
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    I finally found something to build. 1/72 scale Tiger. I wanted to do something in 1/35 this time but I hate the idea of spending $40 on a model kit.

    They also had one of the 1/25 scale Panthers. That box was twice the size of the 1/35 ones. Maybe I can talk somebody (Santa?) into one for Christmas. :wink:
     
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    I've got the lower hull and suspension finished.I get to start on another set of insane indy links like the M36B1 had.As long as they fit like they are supposed to,it's all good.Hey JC,if you think a $40 1/35 Tiger is expensive,dig up the prices on a 1/6 scale, aluminum,motorized,remote control,sound effects added,Beretta 9mm mounted in the turret Tiger I from Armortek.
     
  11. Ricky

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    I started on mine, built a few componants, opened up my tin of green paint to add some colour... it was gummed up. :angry:

    So I spent my time rifling through my spares boxes for external stores and a commander figure, then modifying the poor commander.
     
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    Depending on what kind of paint it is,add a little water or paint thinner.
     
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    not gonna work - it is a hard skin on top and thin gloop undernieth.

    I now need to go spend a whopping £1.05 on a new tin. :(
     
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    I've seen that happen to many of my colours over the years. I have been fitted with a new set recently, so it should not bother me this time.

    I have decided on a model I haven't build before, it's a Stug III Sturmhaubitze. I tracked down a unit that used them during the Normandy campaign so I should be alright.
    It's got the base paint on, but that's all for now. I like the kit a lot though, it came with a commander, spare jerrycans etc. a whole bunch of extras. Sure looks promising! :cool:
     
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    Guess who doesn't store his tins upside down?
     
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    i do not have that kind of problem, and all my bottles are in the upright position, some of them are more than 6 years old and still good!!!!!
    i found out that when you thin paint , it will goes kaput as in ricky's case.
    what i do is to only thin the paint i'm going to use, and if by any chance i got some left over, sadly i dispose of it
     
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    Have most of the parts pre-painted. Gonna try airbrushing this one. I do the pre-paint to get all the parts painted that I won't be able to get at once everything is together.

    Airbrush was a gift so I better use it. :wink:
     
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    I find that only paints I use frequently do that - and only some of them. :roll:

    I probably didn't secure the lid properly or something.
     
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    Hey PP,what company makes the kit you are building?
     
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    I've got the turret and left side links completed.Just a few hundred pieces to go on the right side tracks.After that it's the headlight/taillight assemblies.Then I break out the paints.
     

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