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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #264 on: October 28, 2022, 05:31:36 AM »


No drama other than being time-consuming with the tracks. The top runs are assembled over slotted jigs supplied with the kit. Careful study of the instructions is rewarded, although I fail to see why longer lengths can't be provided. Surely no problem in this day and age to mould saggy tracks? That being said, I'm impressed with the hollow guide horns and the rotating front sprockets that enable assembled individual links to line up on the aforementioned top runs.

Nicely detailed multi-part top hull, although fitting to the bottom was challenging. Given my time over again, I'd leave the exhaust off until later. Still, I got there in the end.

Well, nearly time for the turret - teeny tiny parts ahead...














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



Looks like rubber band tracks were good enough for the Afrika Korps...  ;D




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« Reply #265 on: November 01, 2022, 02:08:15 PM »


Back to it after a few nights at work.

I've got to be honest and say that the constant carving/filing off sprue lugs moulded onto small parts is a chore. Still, a few sub-assemblies involving a multitude of often tiny pieces down the road, and we're on the way to a very detailed panzer indeed...














Thanks for looking in, back soon with more tiny tantrum inducement  ;)



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« Reply #266 on: November 02, 2022, 04:49:01 PM »


Ha! One panzer ready for the rattle can.  :)

Fiddly in places - don't take this one on if you don't own tweezers or reading glasses. Laden with tools and spare tracks, might take a while to paint...



















Thanks for dropping by, back soon with more aerosol adventures  ;)




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« Reply #267 on: November 03, 2022, 10:43:30 AM »


Now the fun can start.  :)

Sprayed, drybrushed and first coat of Klear. Ready for first wash...














Thanks for looking in, back soon with more hairy stick happenings... ;)


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« Reply #268 on: November 03, 2022, 05:18:14 PM »


Ready for decals...










Thanks for looking in, back soon with more plastic panzer pandemonium  ;)


The option I've chosen is a Panzer 4 F from 14. Panzer Division, the unit in this colour footage - it was completely destroyed at Stalingrad...

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« Reply #269 on: November 04, 2022, 09:27:05 AM »


Wash, brush, shade, highlight, wash brush, shade, highlight, spray to preserve. Quite a lot done to bring little details out, a final dusting and a light squirt of fixative, and I think I'm almost there as far as the top half goes...

























Thanks for looking in, back soon with more filthy fun  ;)



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« Reply #270 on: November 04, 2022, 01:43:49 PM »


Yay!! It's filth time!  ;D

As usual, it's going to look messy for a while as I start out with very, very wet paint and washes then get a little drier every time - until I'm virtually dusting with powder (I call this my 'salvaging a mess method').  Real mud works counterintuitively to the way I normally work, the top layer of fresh, wet mud is darker. However, I'll be highlighting as a very last touch - it just makes the model look three-dimensional...yet another of those modeller's compromises. Anyhoo - time for yet another tea break while the wet applications sink down and dry...










Thanks for dropping by, back soon with more mud-bound mirth  ;)



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« Reply #271 on: November 04, 2022, 08:41:31 PM »


Several applications later and I think I'll leave it at that for now. Looking forward to a relaxing day doing the crew figures and planning a base tomorrow.



















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


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« Reply #272 on: November 05, 2022, 12:23:28 PM »


New! Improved filth!!

Textured, shaded, highlighted and generally cleaned up, wheels touched in and lightly weathered. That's the tank done.


















Right - time to meet the crew. Although they've got locating lugs and slots, there's plenty of leeway as far as positioning arms and heads go, it's worth checking the figures for fit before the glue goes off. These guys should really set the whole thing off once they're done...












Thanks as always for dropping by, back soon with more Ostfront observations  ;)

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« Reply #273 on: November 08, 2022, 07:32:02 AM »


Work in progress. Say hello to my little friends...
















Thanks for looking in, back soon with more vehicular vernacular  ;)



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« Reply #274 on: November 08, 2022, 12:54:54 PM »


The finished article. The chaps look a bit jaundiced under artificial light. Anyway, I think I've earned a mug of tea.  :)


























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The only remaining Panzer IV (F), Victory Park, Moscow.


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« Reply #275 on: November 09, 2022, 09:11:39 AM »

Pics taken in natural light show the figures off better, faces are just two applications - diluted Revell flesh and neat Army Painter flesh tone over a white undercoat. The better the figure, the better the effect.
















Anyone for blitzkrieg?





Final verdict: A finely detailed and relatively easy to assemble kit that sure as Hell looks like a Panzer IV to me. Tempted to get the 'variation on a theme' long-barrelled version with Afrika Korps figures.

Thanks for following, off to look at the stash - pretty sure I won't be going for Panzer grey.

To the next build...and beyond!  ;)
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