British Desert Patrol

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Hosted by Luciano Rodriguez and Pat Johnston, this discussion group is dedicated to 1/48 scale AFV, vehicle and figure modelling.

British Desert Patrol

Joined: July 14th, 2005, 5:41 am

August 1st, 2012, 10:27 pm #1

This is my first attempt at 1/48 scale modeling. I used Tamiya's basic jeep with a resin conversion set from Black Dog and figures from Evolution Miniatures. I can't say enough good things about these figures. Undoubtedly the best 1/48 figures I've ever seen.

Check out my blog athttp://firstmasscavalry.blogspot.com/

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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 10:46 am

August 2nd, 2012, 8:03 am #2

Nice scene! And you´re right, the figures are awesome!

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Joined: March 26th, 2003, 4:28 pm

August 2nd, 2012, 9:31 am #3

This is my first attempt at 1/48 scale modeling. I used Tamiya's basic jeep with a resin conversion set from Black Dog and figures from Evolution Miniatures. I can't say enough good things about these figures. Undoubtedly the best 1/48 figures I've ever seen.

Check out my blog athttp://firstmasscavalry.blogspot.com/

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Brian,

Well done. You not only made the jeep conversion but also took the time for the figgys and the decorated base. Three remaks regarding the scene:

1> When making decorated bases one has to be careful on how the model sits the base. The jeep seems to be floating a bit but that can be corrected quickly I think. Also some dust on the tires would fit well I think.

2> Take care of chipping because in my honest opinion is clearly overdone in the jeep. Please do not get me wrong because I also overdid chipping in many models in the past while learning. Practice is the key. Some less and smaller chipping would have been better I think, but nothing bad if you do not want to correct that now. Just do not forget it for the next one. You will not regret it.

3> The stone background looks very convincing to me.

Any other future 48th project in mind?
Lu

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Joined: August 10th, 2010, 7:19 pm

August 5th, 2012, 1:25 pm #4

This is my first attempt at 1/48 scale modeling. I used Tamiya's basic jeep with a resin conversion set from Black Dog and figures from Evolution Miniatures. I can't say enough good things about these figures. Undoubtedly the best 1/48 figures I've ever seen.

Check out my blog athttp://firstmasscavalry.blogspot.com/

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Lu is absolutely right, a little more integration between the vehicle and the ground and the thing will look great.
Good job, Brian.

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Joined: July 14th, 2005, 5:41 am

August 9th, 2012, 2:56 pm #5

Brian,

Well done. You not only made the jeep conversion but also took the time for the figgys and the decorated base. Three remaks regarding the scene:

1> When making decorated bases one has to be careful on how the model sits the base. The jeep seems to be floating a bit but that can be corrected quickly I think. Also some dust on the tires would fit well I think.

2> Take care of chipping because in my honest opinion is clearly overdone in the jeep. Please do not get me wrong because I also overdid chipping in many models in the past while learning. Practice is the key. Some less and smaller chipping would have been better I think, but nothing bad if you do not want to correct that now. Just do not forget it for the next one. You will not regret it.

3> The stone background looks very convincing to me.

Any other future 48th project in mind?
Lu

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Thanks for both your compliments and suggestions Lu. I'll certainly take them into account on my next project. Just what that will be at this time is anyone's guess.

Regarding the floating right front wheel. I know exactly what you mean, and I'm not sure what happened there. But I assure you all four wheels are solidly planted. I think it has more to do with my photography skills than my modeling skills!

Thanks again. I love your work and appreciate you taking the time to help.

Brian
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