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Improvisation, personal initiatives etc.

Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Roel, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Roel

    Roel New Member

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    Here's a topic to show off all those things you've done yourself, without following the instructions, to improve the final model. I'm sure you all have examples of models you've significantly improved by doing things yourself rather than being told what to do! :grin:
     
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    This doesn't really count as one of mine, and it rather scandelised me at the time, but a friend of mine once painted a Panavia Tornado kit pink with yellow spots, as a homage to 'Mr Blobby' (a TV character of the time).
     
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    well it's a nice idea any way :grin:
     
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    well,I can add the kingtiger with zimmerit I'm building also with p.e. parts :grin:
     
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    yeah you really did that zimmerit nicely! 8)
    I shall have to take a good look around in my models exposition before I can add something I guess.
     
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    If you have the parts or can make them yourself,add stowage.Add spare track links.It doesn't matter what tank they are from(Make sure the era is correct).I saw a pic of a Panzer IV with T-34 links draped across the front for added protection.Helmets,boxes,logs(for unditching) or foliage can all be added.Use your imagination.
     
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    I once noticed the remarkable similarity between the tracks of my 1:72 Churchill and KV1 models, whereupon I draped spare KV1 track links all over my Churchill in the way tankers have done it on pictures I've seen of the tank in action. It came out looking rather realistic, much more like a real Churchill.
     
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    too bad you didn't paint your model :wink: want lessons? :p
     
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    Thanks Sturmtiger. You just gave me a marvellous idea for my Panther G. I shall post pics when finished.
     
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    If you are doing a Panther G,you can place the gun-cleaning tube across the extreme rear of the engine deck.Earlier models had them stowed on the left side but they sustained a lot of damage.The instructions may or may not show this.It could have been a field modification.Also,if you have the parts,place extra road wheels at the top rear of both hull sides.It looks cool and will also be accurate.
     

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