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Andy H

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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #144 on: May 11, 2022, 11:12:23 AM »


Yay! Back to it at last.  ;D

Popped out for paint and storage boxes - well, you know how that ended, right?  :angel:

I thought these dudes would look nice hanging around the Panzer II...



...or at least the horse would come in handy around the Soviet village if the figures are ropey.


These guys are always useful...



...the birds will come in handy you-know-where.  8)


...and, er, I had such fun putting the vintage Panther together, I went for a later model (in both senses)  :)



Currently slapping mud on the Panther and painting the crew, back soon with a dirty kitty  ;)
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« Reply #145 on: May 11, 2022, 01:53:08 PM »

Still a work in progress, but not too bad for a pair of old-timers...




Back soon with the final sprint to the finish.  :)

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« Reply #146 on: May 11, 2022, 05:52:11 PM »


Crew in position. Letting mud dry before toning it down - I think I'll leave it overnight. Then it's time to clip the hull together and for 101 finishing touches...










Thanks for looking in, back soon.  ;)
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« Reply #147 on: May 12, 2022, 08:37:23 PM »

I'm calling it done.  :)

I thoroughly enjoyed putting this one together. Not too satisfied with my first attempt at zimmerit - but then, if you don't have a go, how are you going to improve? She looks the part from a distance, and won't look out of place amongst my collection. Anyway, there she is...















Thanks again for looking in, back soon with more tank-tastic adventures.  ;)





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« Reply #148 on: May 13, 2022, 02:49:47 PM »


Now then, has anyone seen a Panzer II?












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Andy H

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« Reply #149 on: May 13, 2022, 06:32:59 PM »


Decal time...




I've taking to using Humbrol DecalFix, and despite warnings on various forums that it doesn't leave much time to work with, I've found that's not the case - plenty of time to (carefully) slide those decals around, just as well - the three-piece Balkankreuz over the aerial frame was challenging.

The nerve-racking shrivelling-up as they settle over raised surfaces took some getting used to...















Thanks for dropping by, more weathering wackiness soon.  ;)

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« Reply #150 on: May 14, 2022, 04:56:49 AM »


That's all the base colours on. Just a matter of dusting and washing to go, the moulded surface texture is doing a lot of the work for me...



















Thanks for looking in, back soon with more budgie smuggling boisterousness.  ;)


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« Reply #151 on: May 15, 2022, 05:35:04 AM »


Time for the icing on the cake...




...back soon with the finished article.  ;)

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« Reply #152 on: May 15, 2022, 08:00:26 AM »

And there she is done.  :)

Final verdict: Very nicely detailed kit, relatively expensive with miniscule parts and needless photo-etch that I found challenging.














Thanks for looking in, back soon with a seventies revival vibe.  ;)

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« Reply #153 on: May 15, 2022, 05:04:51 PM »


O.k, groovers - I'm on a roll! Time for another blast from the past.  ;D

Not too shoddy for a kit originaly released in 1975. Great fit, minimal clean up. The horse's legs might be a little short, and I'd forgotten the delights of making reins and cinches from plastic card (there's a sheet in the box), I think the whole ensemble will blend in with more modern offerings.











Currently waiting to make sure the glue's set before twisting and bending those reigns to shape and slapping some paint on.



Back soon with more equine embellishments.  ;)



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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #154 on: May 15, 2022, 09:04:06 PM »

Tamiya tank model maker should stick to making tanks, the head is also too large. ;D In his defense though, horses are difficult to sculpt, even as a 3d model, something I attempted a few years ago with similar results.
It could also be intentional, a stylized thing, as the humans also have disproportionately larger heads.


The panzer2 model looks great with it's simple early war dark colouring, definitely worth the trouble it caused you.
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« Reply #155 on: May 15, 2022, 09:38:33 PM »

G'day Andy

It took a while to complete but it was worth it, I agree with rogeroger the Panzer II looks great.
Simple paint scheme and really detailed, one of my favorites.
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