D9R armoured dozer

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D9R armoured dozer

Joined: October 29th, 2003, 5:23 pm

November 10th, 2011, 9:39 pm #1

Hi all

I've posted some photos of Balaton Modell's resin kit on the CC forum. I've started a small base for it, but whether I finish it is another matter!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... ured+dozer

Regards

Alex
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Edu
Joined: January 9th, 2001, 12:09 am

November 10th, 2011, 10:47 pm #2

How the hell did you manage to build such a good model?

Your model looks like those prety women you see on TV or Films whom you say:

"Hey this girl does not exist in the real life, it is impossible.. and I've never come across anyone"
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Joined: May 3rd, 2005, 4:10 pm

November 11th, 2011, 10:58 am #3

Hi all

I've posted some photos of Balaton Modell's resin kit on the CC forum. I've started a small base for it, but whether I finish it is another matter!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... ured+dozer

Regards

Alex
...little beast, excellent weathering, as usaual a littele masterpiece I like it!
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Joined: May 15th, 2005, 10:32 pm

November 11th, 2011, 3:26 pm #4

Hi all

I've posted some photos of Balaton Modell's resin kit on the CC forum. I've started a small base for it, but whether I finish it is another matter!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... ured+dozer

Regards

Alex
Stunning great work! Simply overwhelming with all the great detail and incredibly realistic painting and weathering.
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Joined: January 1st, 2008, 6:44 pm

November 11th, 2011, 3:58 pm #5

Hi all

I've posted some photos of Balaton Modell's resin kit on the CC forum. I've started a small base for it, but whether I finish it is another matter!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... ured+dozer

Regards

Alex
Absolutely stunning, as usual. n/t
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Joined: April 21st, 2003, 10:39 pm

November 11th, 2011, 8:31 pm #6

Hi all

I've posted some photos of Balaton Modell's resin kit on the CC forum. I've started a small base for it, but whether I finish it is another matter!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... ured+dozer

Regards

Alex
an excellent model. I wait to see your model in Torrent next year.

Regards.

Pedro.

MECHANICAL DOG
http://neloan.blogspot.com/


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Joined: March 8th, 2005, 3:16 am

November 12th, 2011, 3:16 am #7

Hi all

I've posted some photos of Balaton Modell's resin kit on the CC forum. I've started a small base for it, but whether I finish it is another matter!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... ured+dozer

Regards

Alex
it doesn't get any better than that. A very,very nice build and paint-job. Only one thing caught my eyes when I first saw it. I have worked in construction and run heavy equipment most of my life. Of course,this is only if your aim is for realism. Never saw dust on the blade of a dozer. When you work it,the blade is shiny and when you rest it,it's rusty. That is not to say that it isn't possible,but given your attention to detail,thought I would mention it. Still a beautiful model.........Dan
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Joined: October 29th, 2003, 5:23 pm

November 12th, 2011, 8:49 am #8

an excellent model. I wait to see your model in Torrent next year.

Regards.

Pedro.

MECHANICAL DOG
http://neloan.blogspot.com/

Hi Pedro

Thanks and yes, I'm planning to attend Torrent next year for sure. I look forward to seeing you there!

Regards

Alex

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Joined: October 29th, 2003, 5:23 pm

November 12th, 2011, 8:49 am #9

Hi all

I've posted some photos of Balaton Modell's resin kit on the CC forum. I've started a small base for it, but whether I finish it is another matter!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... ured+dozer

Regards

Alex
It was a bit more of an unusual subject but it was an enjoyable one to paint and weather.

Many thanks!

Alex
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Joined: October 29th, 2003, 5:23 pm

November 12th, 2011, 8:54 am #10

it doesn't get any better than that. A very,very nice build and paint-job. Only one thing caught my eyes when I first saw it. I have worked in construction and run heavy equipment most of my life. Of course,this is only if your aim is for realism. Never saw dust on the blade of a dozer. When you work it,the blade is shiny and when you rest it,it's rusty. That is not to say that it isn't possible,but given your attention to detail,thought I would mention it. Still a beautiful model.........Dan
Hi Dan

Thanks for your comments - I'm always happy to hear suggestions and observations!

Personal experience is valuable for guidance, but is just one input I use into guiding weathering and finishing. The context here is an IDF vehicle operating in very dusty and sandy conditions, rather than a construction site (in the US?) that your experience indicates. Certainly there will be many similarities, but the situation is slighty different.

Additionally, a model represents a snapshot of time, so one moment it could be scooping sand, the next moving with the blade raised and plumes of desert sand and dust billowing around etc, etc. It then may come to a complete stop for some time. Who knows! I try to envisage a series of events over time that could lead to a given weathering appearance. Sometimes I will apply a small degree of artistic licence, but I try to aim for realism first.

Ultimately I also use as many photos as possible of the real thing. Here's an IDF D7 at rest that has the lower part of the blade covered in sand and dust. Who knows the situation minutes or hours before this, but the snapshot is enough.

Many thanks

Alex

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