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Joined: June 15th, 2009, 4:37 pm

June 22nd, 2009, 10:17 pm #1

Ok, so I was bored and wanted to do a quickie! I have been eyeing these 48th kits for a while and have seen some great models on websites. They are so cool with their metal chassis and the detail is great for the scale. Also they build so quickly. What also got me thinking was the 1/72 Churchill tank that Anton brought along to our meeting. (see below) I was so impressed.
<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00899.jpg" width="100" border="0">
For basically the same size as a 1/35 tank you can do a super little base and vehicle or mini dio!
I really enjoyed building the kit (abbout 2 hours) and this was with link and length tracks! I was amased at how little paint I used!..lol.  I am going to played with the painting and weathering on this kit. Here is how it went........

I started by painting the model dark brown (a mixture of black brown and dark earth). I then built up the olive drab green (Vallejo) and progressively lightened it with dark yellow, which I sprayed onto the centre of panels. I gave a very light drybrushing of dark yellow just to give a bit of highlighting. I then painted the road wheels in Dark Grey and gave the tracks a wash of Dark Earth acrylics followed by a drybrush of Steel. I then masked and painted the Red and White markings on the sides and rear (very fiddley!)


I then sealed the model with Future and applied decals, using a liberal amount of decal softening solution to get the decals to conform to the model over the rivet detail.


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00915.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00916.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00917.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00918.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00919.jpg" border="0">


I now will apply washes and further dry brushing and distress the surface with chips etc. I plan to do an oils wash to streak and weather the tank surfaces.


This is such a cool little project, I couldn't wait to see how it looked when finished.


 


Here the filters have been applied and freshly applied pin wash is still drying!


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00921.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00922.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00926.jpg" border="0">


Almost finished...done the washes, some distressing and detail painting. Matt coated the model. Now ready for come pigments and other last detail painting and finishing. I cannot explain to you how much fun I had with this model!


<img alt="" src="http://www.ipmsdurban.co.za/upload_folder/DSC00927.JPG" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://www.ipmsdurban.co.za/upload_folder/DSC00930.JPG" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://www.ipmsdurban.co.za/upload_folder/DSC00931.JPG" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://www.ipmsdurban.co.za/upload_folder/DSC00936.JPG" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://www.ipmsdurban.co.za/upload_folder/DSC00937.JPG" border="0">


Ok so I think this is done now, I want to include a figure with the tank though, and I want to do a little base but I will get to that some time in the future.


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C01006.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C01007.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C01008.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C01009.jpg" border="0">


So many models, so little time!
Last edited by Y2kEric on June 22nd, 2009, 10:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: April 17th, 2005, 8:16 am

June 23rd, 2009, 1:13 am #2

Nice shades and weathering....I have one sitting on my workbench too. Yours made me want to finish mine.

The Duke
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Joined: July 15th, 2006, 7:54 am

June 23rd, 2009, 11:53 am #3

I can't believe you built it inside a couple of hours, it take me days, even if I hurry.
Really nice job, I like it.
Cheers
Tony
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Joined: June 15th, 2009, 4:37 pm

June 23rd, 2009, 12:36 pm #4

Nice shades and weathering....I have one sitting on my workbench too. Yours made me want to finish mine.

The Duke
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Talk Less, Build More
http://tinyworldofcalvingoh.blogspot.com/
Thanks Calvin

So many models, so little time!
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Joined: June 15th, 2009, 4:37 pm

June 23rd, 2009, 12:39 pm #5

I can't believe you built it inside a couple of hours, it take me days, even if I hurry.
Really nice job, I like it.
Cheers
Tony
Thanks Tony, I think it was the kit!! It literally fell together, typically Tamiya. Also I have been bogged down with Dragon Sherman Tank Tracks and really needed a release.

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

June 23rd, 2009, 4:14 pm #6

Ok, so I was bored and wanted to do a quickie! I have been eyeing these 48th kits for a while and have seen some great models on websites. They are so cool with their metal chassis and the detail is great for the scale. Also they build so quickly. What also got me thinking was the 1/72 Churchill tank that Anton brought along to our meeting. (see below) I was so impressed.
<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00899.jpg" width="100" border="0">
For basically the same size as a 1/35 tank you can do a super little base and vehicle or mini dio!
I really enjoyed building the kit (abbout 2 hours) and this was with link and length tracks! I was amased at how little paint I used!..lol.  I am going to played with the painting and weathering on this kit. Here is how it went........

I started by painting the model dark brown (a mixture of black brown and dark earth). I then built up the olive drab green (Vallejo) and progressively lightened it with dark yellow, which I sprayed onto the centre of panels. I gave a very light drybrushing of dark yellow just to give a bit of highlighting. I then painted the road wheels in Dark Grey and gave the tracks a wash of Dark Earth acrylics followed by a drybrush of Steel. I then masked and painted the Red and White markings on the sides and rear (very fiddley!)


I then sealed the model with Future and applied decals, using a liberal amount of decal softening solution to get the decals to conform to the model over the rivet detail.


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00915.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00916.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00917.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00918.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00919.jpg" border="0">


I now will apply washes and further dry brushing and distress the surface with chips etc. I plan to do an oils wash to streak and weather the tank surfaces.


This is such a cool little project, I couldn't wait to see how it looked when finished.


 


Here the filters have been applied and freshly applied pin wash is still drying!


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00921.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00922.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C00926.jpg" border="0">


Almost finished...done the washes, some distressing and detail painting. Matt coated the model. Now ready for come pigments and other last detail painting and finishing. I cannot explain to you how much fun I had with this model!


<img alt="" src="http://www.ipmsdurban.co.za/upload_folder/DSC00927.JPG" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://www.ipmsdurban.co.za/upload_folder/DSC00930.JPG" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://www.ipmsdurban.co.za/upload_folder/DSC00931.JPG" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://www.ipmsdurban.co.za/upload_folder/DSC00936.JPG" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://www.ipmsdurban.co.za/upload_folder/DSC00937.JPG" border="0">


Ok so I think this is done now, I want to include a figure with the tank though, and I want to do a little base but I will get to that some time in the future.


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C01006.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C01007.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C01008.jpg" border="0">


<img alt="" src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb81 ... C01009.jpg" border="0">


So many models, so little time!
Eric,

I relly enjoyed with your writing and your model alike. The story you told can be the story of many of us the first time we gave 1/48th scale a try (but not so quickly done in my case ). Anyways I appreciate your curiosity when (1) you wonder what would happen if you make that kit almost at once and (2) when you decided to give 1/48th scale models a chance. Two remarkable things to me.

Regarding the model I think it is good specially if we take in consideration the invested time to make it. the only thing I miss is that scene and figure you mentioned and some final pics to enjoy it plenty soon.

Thanks for the nice story and your very original style to share it with us. Much appreciated.

Lu

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