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Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Mussolini, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru WW2|ORG Editor

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    I painted them a rust-color. Well, Rust is the name of the color. Model Master paints, for the most part. Just touched up with the black paint, so give me an hour or two and i will stick the tracks back on, post a review on the process, and what i plan to do differently with the next kit i got (a Russian T-34 i think...my 'local' hobby shop doesnt exactly have a great selection). Next on the list will probably be a Sherman, followed by a British Tank. Any suggestions as far as British Tanks?

    Now, when i post the pictures, no negative comments! I was never one of those kids who could color in between the lines, and this is my first Model EVER...so also a learning process. Also, note i am using Paintbrushes, not an Airbrush like 90% other people use.
     
  2. Generalfeldmarschall Matthew Bluhm

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    First, congrats on building it, glad you had fun :)

    Though there are a couple statements you made I'd like to address.
    You said "Now, when i post the pictures, no negative comments!" If you meant straight up comments like "that's horrid" then I agree with you, but I hope you didn't mean no comments that don't necessarily praise your work. That's part of how we learn, by having others criticize your work.

    And the other comment you made was

    "Also, note i am using Paintbrushes, not an Airbrush like 90% other people use"

    I don't have an airbrush, and allot of other modelers don't either. There was a time when an airbrush was completely foreign to the modeling community you know :rolleyes:;)

    Matt
     
  3. Mussolini

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    Correct! No "thats horrid" posts. I've just been under the impression (based on pictures of finished models) that most people use an airbrush. Theres no way a paintbrush can result in the way those pictures look! I'll get some pics up tomorrow (getting late now) but i'm overall generally pleased with it.
     
  4. PzJgr

    PzJgr Drill Instructor

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    LOL. I have a Pak40 with a Horch carrier that I still have in its grey colour because I am too afraid of messing it up. So don't worry. You are doing more than I and others have. Salute!

    As my German friends have told me, a botched up attempt at speaking German is way better than no attempt at all.
     
  5. Mussolini

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    Here it is.

    Not great but hey, its my first try.

    [​IMG]

    The other pictures i took seemed fine on the camera, but came out fuzzy when transfered to the PC. Looks kinda funny from the top, but thats because you can see its sloped sides.
     
  6. Slipdigit

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    Which reminds me of question I have had in the past but not gotten answered. Does anyone know why the main gun was off center to the right?
     
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    Looks good, but I want to see it other then from a birds eye view!!!
     
  8. von Poop

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    This is far from a definitive answer but I'd guess that the overall lowering of the superstructure meant the gun had to come down too necessitating moving it sideways to leave space for the driver? Taking into account that each small lowering of the trunnions requires an even lower space for the breech end when elevated.
     
  9. Mussolini

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    I agree with von poop. I imagine it was off centered to leave room for the driver in the front-left (i believe). You've got to imagine that the gun apparatus would take up some space, along with ammo-storage so devoting one half the space to that would leave space for the rest of the crew on the other side of the tank.

    My next model is a Russian T-34/76 Mod. 1942

    Hardly opened the package but can already tell the wheel-apparatus fits much nicer then the one on the Jagd.
     
  10. Mussolini

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    Rolling through the wastelands of Russia...
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    Oops, Russia is to the East!
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    As you can see, the tracks are the worst of the whole apparatus. I think next time (on the Russkies tank) I will paint them black and *attempt* to dry-brush the Rust Color on too...
     
  11. uksubs

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    Pic of a Minichamps Jagdpanther [​IMG]
     
  12. Mussolini

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    Here are some more - Close Ups.

    This is a detail of the back.
    [​IMG]

    And two of the Sides:
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    Not bad at all Musso!! The painting is the tricky part aint it? :D
     
  14. TA152

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    It don't move me too much sitting on the carpet. You should take it out side and put some mud and dirt on it to make it look more real. :eek: :D
     
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    Ah, what a lovely sight...............nothing like a jagdpanzer to get the adrenaline going. Excellent job Mussolini. Salute!
     
  16. Martin Bull

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    Lazy modelling time again - thought I'd join in the Jagdpanther fun with Dragon's little 1/72 scale, readybuilt 'Ardennes '44' version...

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mussolini

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    Well the T-34 is slowly coming along. A lot of the pieces i will add after the first coat of paint as it might prove tricky to paint with them on (ie the shovel etc).

    A few minor problems with this kit - i rail snapped as i was cutting it from the mold, and a few microscopic pieces went flying while cutting them too. Its near impossible to find them again since i dont know where they went and the carpet eats them up. But again, they're minor pieces, so probably wont be missed.

    There are also two box-like contraptions that go on the back of the T-34, but for the life of me, i cant figure out where they go! There is no clear picture in the instructions, and they each have a little knob that looks like it is supposed to slide into a hole to attach it to the back. However, i can not find any such holes! The picture of the back piece prior to their attachment does not show any holes either! I am baffled. I am thinking of cutting off the knobs and gluing the boxes to the back as i can easily figure out where they should go.

    Here is an image of a completed one: note the box-like structure in the back X 2

    http://www.onmarkint.com/images/6/60165b/60165b.jpg

    This one here is the kit i have:
    http://www.aaamodels.co.uk/List_Pics/DML/DML_60237_T-34_76_M1942_KHARKOV_43_WHITE.JPG
     
  18. TA152

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    I had anouther bright idea that you don't really want to hear about. :D

    Got any left over fire crackers from the 4th of July ? Add some real battle damage. :eek::eek:
     
  19. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    Martin, is that another one of those models you buy ready painted? I wouldn't be ashamed of it if I painted with that quality. ;)
     
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  20. Martin Bull

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    It sure is ready-painted and quite astonishing both for 1/72 scale and the fact that, when new, it cost less than £10.....:eek:
     

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