Guadalcanal USMC M2A4 complete

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Guadalcanal USMC M2A4 complete

Joined: September 21st, 2001, 12:15 pm

May 7th, 2012, 12:01 am #1

Well this one has been done for a while...I finished it at the end of March 2011 for the AMPS 2011 Show and received a Silver in Advanced for my work. I was commuting to Maryland for the work week and only home on the weekends, then moved to Maryland of September of last year, so I'm just now getting around taking photos of it completed. I noticed that the rear engine deck screen has popped loose, so I need to fix that. The markings are custom made dry transfers that cost a pretty penny....

In-progress shots can be found here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... n-progress

Equipment used: Nikon D3000, Nikon 40mm Macro, and Cowboy Studio 3 light set from Amazon.com. Pretty happy with the photos, though I think I need to adjust the white balance to get the colors to show up a bit better...they where taken under 5500K lighting from the light set and 6500 Florescent bulbs in my work area.



















Not sure why the dry transfer "silvered" there













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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 8:54 pm

May 7th, 2012, 12:46 am #2

rusting to death at the back of Hell's Point, Guadalcanal.

Nicely finished kit there, well done.

Kylie
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 11:31 am

May 7th, 2012, 11:33 am #3

Well this one has been done for a while...I finished it at the end of March 2011 for the AMPS 2011 Show and received a Silver in Advanced for my work. I was commuting to Maryland for the work week and only home on the weekends, then moved to Maryland of September of last year, so I'm just now getting around taking photos of it completed. I noticed that the rear engine deck screen has popped loose, so I need to fix that. The markings are custom made dry transfers that cost a pretty penny....

In-progress shots can be found here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... n-progress

Equipment used: Nikon D3000, Nikon 40mm Macro, and Cowboy Studio 3 light set from Amazon.com. Pretty happy with the photos, though I think I need to adjust the white balance to get the colors to show up a bit better...they where taken under 5500K lighting from the light set and 6500 Florescent bulbs in my work area.



















Not sure why the dry transfer "silvered" there













Peter Griffin: Any problem caused by a tank can be solved by a tank.
and a nice build. Any model that can stand up with that kind of camera scrutiny is well finished. I particualrly liek the yellow band around the turret.
Hope all is well.
Jim
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 2:05 pm

May 7th, 2012, 1:55 pm #4

Well this one has been done for a while...I finished it at the end of March 2011 for the AMPS 2011 Show and received a Silver in Advanced for my work. I was commuting to Maryland for the work week and only home on the weekends, then moved to Maryland of September of last year, so I'm just now getting around taking photos of it completed. I noticed that the rear engine deck screen has popped loose, so I need to fix that. The markings are custom made dry transfers that cost a pretty penny....

In-progress shots can be found here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... n-progress

Equipment used: Nikon D3000, Nikon 40mm Macro, and Cowboy Studio 3 light set from Amazon.com. Pretty happy with the photos, though I think I need to adjust the white balance to get the colors to show up a bit better...they where taken under 5500K lighting from the light set and 6500 Florescent bulbs in my work area.



















Not sure why the dry transfer "silvered" there













Peter Griffin: Any problem caused by a tank can be solved by a tank.
Scott,

Awesome work! This vehicle is on my (LOOOOONG) list of tanks that I'd love to build someday and yours looks amazing. Oh and a belated welcome to MD!

Mario
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 1:16 pm

May 7th, 2012, 4:16 pm #5

Well this one has been done for a while...I finished it at the end of March 2011 for the AMPS 2011 Show and received a Silver in Advanced for my work. I was commuting to Maryland for the work week and only home on the weekends, then moved to Maryland of September of last year, so I'm just now getting around taking photos of it completed. I noticed that the rear engine deck screen has popped loose, so I need to fix that. The markings are custom made dry transfers that cost a pretty penny....

In-progress shots can be found here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... n-progress

Equipment used: Nikon D3000, Nikon 40mm Macro, and Cowboy Studio 3 light set from Amazon.com. Pretty happy with the photos, though I think I need to adjust the white balance to get the colors to show up a bit better...they where taken under 5500K lighting from the light set and 6500 Florescent bulbs in my work area.



















Not sure why the dry transfer "silvered" there













Peter Griffin: Any problem caused by a tank can be solved by a tank.
is the trooper with the Tommy Gun standing in front! Looks great!
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