WIP 1/72 Centaur part 4

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WIP 1/72 Centaur part 4

Joined: September 18th, 2005, 6:32 am

August 10th, 2012, 12:45 am #1

Hi guys, what a right royal pain in the ass, but its starting to take shape, for anyone new to this project, this is a Royal Marine support group Centaur conversion of the 1/72 Revell Cromwell, decals are from Bison, the turret decals were a nightmare, and took about 2hrs on their own, the decal instruction advised to cut off all the detail from the turret and apply, however to get them to fit I cut them up and placed them around the turret detail, I had to seal them with a gloss coat, it was worth it in the end, I think they look effective, I will have to add the odd number and line with free hand, ignore any gloss effect, the next step will be a matt coat, then onto weathering, all comments welcome.
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.a ... art-4.html
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Joined: March 26th, 2011, 3:16 am

August 10th, 2012, 3:30 am #2

The decals look great, 2 hours well spent! Looking forward to weathering and more.
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Joined: April 5th, 2004, 3:57 am

August 10th, 2012, 7:02 am #3

Hi guys, what a right royal pain in the ass, but its starting to take shape, for anyone new to this project, this is a Royal Marine support group Centaur conversion of the 1/72 Revell Cromwell, decals are from Bison, the turret decals were a nightmare, and took about 2hrs on their own, the decal instruction advised to cut off all the detail from the turret and apply, however to get them to fit I cut them up and placed them around the turret detail, I had to seal them with a gloss coat, it was worth it in the end, I think they look effective, I will have to add the odd number and line with free hand, ignore any gloss effect, the next step will be a matt coat, then onto weathering, all comments welcome.
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.a ... art-4.html
looks the business for sure.
Cheers Elliott
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Joined: July 19th, 2005, 4:59 pm

August 10th, 2012, 11:41 am #4

Hi guys, what a right royal pain in the ass, but its starting to take shape, for anyone new to this project, this is a Royal Marine support group Centaur conversion of the 1/72 Revell Cromwell, decals are from Bison, the turret decals were a nightmare, and took about 2hrs on their own, the decal instruction advised to cut off all the detail from the turret and apply, however to get them to fit I cut them up and placed them around the turret detail, I had to seal them with a gloss coat, it was worth it in the end, I think they look effective, I will have to add the odd number and line with free hand, ignore any gloss effect, the next step will be a matt coat, then onto weathering, all comments welcome.
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.a ... art-4.html
But you've emerged victorious.....That is a great looking little model!

All the best
Andy S.
Andy Smith
Worcester, UK
обезьяны собираются к звездам
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Joined: December 12th, 2011, 6:45 pm

August 10th, 2012, 1:54 pm #5

Hi guys, what a right royal pain in the ass, but its starting to take shape, for anyone new to this project, this is a Royal Marine support group Centaur conversion of the 1/72 Revell Cromwell, decals are from Bison, the turret decals were a nightmare, and took about 2hrs on their own, the decal instruction advised to cut off all the detail from the turret and apply, however to get them to fit I cut them up and placed them around the turret detail, I had to seal them with a gloss coat, it was worth it in the end, I think they look effective, I will have to add the odd number and line with free hand, ignore any gloss effect, the next step will be a matt coat, then onto weathering, all comments welcome.
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.a ... art-4.html
...And decal work ! The decals make this one realy coming to life, well done.
Is this model going into a diorama of some kind ?

Alfred
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Joined: August 5th, 2009, 2:09 pm

August 10th, 2012, 5:26 pm #6

Hi guys, what a right royal pain in the ass, but its starting to take shape, for anyone new to this project, this is a Royal Marine support group Centaur conversion of the 1/72 Revell Cromwell, decals are from Bison, the turret decals were a nightmare, and took about 2hrs on their own, the decal instruction advised to cut off all the detail from the turret and apply, however to get them to fit I cut them up and placed them around the turret detail, I had to seal them with a gloss coat, it was worth it in the end, I think they look effective, I will have to add the odd number and line with free hand, ignore any gloss effect, the next step will be a matt coat, then onto weathering, all comments welcome.
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.a ... art-4.html
The work in the decals deserve the effort cause it looks spectacular!. Great model, Like a lot the paint.
Very good job.
Off the topic, I'm tryng with the scy fy and i use to visit your blog for inspiration. Amazing all your works.

Carlos
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Joined: September 18th, 2005, 6:32 am

August 11th, 2012, 12:16 am #7

Hi guys, what a right royal pain in the ass, but its starting to take shape, for anyone new to this project, this is a Royal Marine support group Centaur conversion of the 1/72 Revell Cromwell, decals are from Bison, the turret decals were a nightmare, and took about 2hrs on their own, the decal instruction advised to cut off all the detail from the turret and apply, however to get them to fit I cut them up and placed them around the turret detail, I had to seal them with a gloss coat, it was worth it in the end, I think they look effective, I will have to add the odd number and line with free hand, ignore any gloss effect, the next step will be a matt coat, then onto weathering, all comments welcome.
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.a ... art-4.html
Thanks guys, this tank is actually going to a follower of my blog as a prize in a competition I ran, incidentally, the yellow vehicle in the header of my blog was also given away.
Thanks Carlos, good to hear I have provided inspiration, any questions you may have, feel free to ask.
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 3:15 pm

August 11th, 2012, 7:11 pm #8

Danl,

Your works are inspiring me to convert one of my Cromwells into a Centaur. Congratulations! BTW, did you convert yourself or used a kit made by someone?


Off Topic: Dear Carlos, If you want to change ideas with me about figures and sci-fi, I may be of some help. Please drop me some lines.


Happy modeling, Ricardo
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Joined: September 18th, 2005, 6:32 am

August 12th, 2012, 10:29 am #9

Hi Ricardo

Thanks, this was my own conversion, here is a link to pics before paint.
http://www.gunnerswargamming.blogspot.c ... ntaur.html
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