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Andy H

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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #252 on: October 19, 2022, 03:04:14 AM »


What ho, chums!  :)

Plodding along. Tha carpet monster was hungry today, so had to improvise a few pieces. Still, that's the hull finished. The last stage is the turret - which looks fairly fiddly. Will return to it with fresh eyes.










Thanks as always for dropping by, back soon with more miniature madness.  ;)



(That's Otto Carius sat on his Pz38, btw)
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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #253 on: October 19, 2022, 04:05:20 AM »

These Czechoslovak tanks have been exported and have seen service in so many countries that it should give you ideas for some original paintjobs...

An example :


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Andy H

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« Reply #254 on: October 19, 2022, 07:50:20 AM »


Yes, there's only so much panzer grey a guy can take   :)) .

I'm tempted tp pick up a Pz35t and go for a Slovak or Romanian scheme.

Meanwhile, this caught my eye...





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« Reply #255 on: October 19, 2022, 11:07:01 AM »


Just about ready for a first coat of grey. Needed a little filler on the stowage bins (my fault, not Tamiya's). The turret interior has been painted, but most it will be obscured by the crew figure. The cupola consists of 14 pieces - it all fits perfectly, but was a little fiddly. The kit comes with some stowage, but I'm probably going to add some more...





















Thanks for looking in, back soon with more miniature mishaps...  ;)


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« Reply #256 on: October 19, 2022, 05:13:29 PM »


Ready for decals and rusty tracks...






















Thanks again for looking in, back soon with more miniatures on the march   ;)

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« Reply #257 on: October 20, 2022, 09:19:20 AM »

Quite a bit done, quite a bit to do. Time for some figure work while the decals settle down...





























Thanks for dropping by, back soon with more armoured antics  ;)

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« Reply #258 on: October 20, 2022, 03:25:06 PM »


Stowage and filth. Almost there...






















Thanks for looking in, back soon with the final flourish   ;)

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« Reply #259 on: October 25, 2022, 06:34:06 AM »


Minor disaster on the weathering front (I just wasn't happy with how the running gear looked, so started over). More filth, final highlighting, stowage re-arranged and fixed in place. 101 final touch-ins and she's ready for a final coat of flat varnish before being put on a base...




















Thanks for dropping by, back soon with more mudbound mayhem  ;)

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« Reply #260 on: October 25, 2022, 01:46:57 PM »


That's the build done and sprayed with a final coat of Tamiya flat clear...





Well...time to make a fairly simple base.

Suddenly struck by inspiration from some Ferrero Rocher cases I've had knocking around for ages. It's just a matter of spraying the inside, not the outside, for a protected finish. I just had a can of RAF ocean grey to hand, obviously any colour will work. Once dry, mask off and apply real soil (I've had some dried out for weeks) mixed with white wood glue, brushed/slopped on with an old, wide brush. Remove masking tape while mixture is wet to get a fairly straight border. Leave to dry (that's the part I find difficult).





The plan is to catch the mixture still workable enough to imprint track marks, mask off again, dry brush several shades from dark mud to off-white and apply grass tufts. Stay tuned, chums.  ;)
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« Reply #261 on: October 26, 2022, 11:12:55 AM »

The most difficult bit is waiting for the mud to dry...














And there you have it. Just some mud sparingly slapped on the tracks to go.  :)

A larger base would have given me an excuse to break out some infantry or test out my idea for quick and easy trees. I'll have to save that for another build.
















Thanks as always for looking in, back soon with more miniature mayhem  ;)

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« Reply #262 on: October 26, 2022, 02:05:55 PM »


 I'm calling this one finished.  :)

As normal with the Big T, any problems with this kit were entirely of my own making and I'd certainly make another one if it landed in my lap. Not fixed to the base at the moment as the Panzer IIs look at home on it - once I've done another couple of bases, I'll see what looks best where.
































Thanks for dropping by, I'm off to look at the stash - if anyone's been following this thread and would like to bump one of the kits to the head of the queue, sing out, I'll try to accomodate.

Back soon with more plastic pandemonium.   ;)

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« Reply #263 on: October 27, 2022, 02:20:48 PM »

Right then, let's go to Stalingrad while the panzer grey's out.






Assembly starts with the 21-piece arse-end rather than the running gear. Some small parts, but as ever with the Big T, it all fits together and it's soon time to assemble the hull tub and fix the wheels on...






Thanks for looking in, back soon with more short-barrelled shenanigans.  ;)
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