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39 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

Phil

Amazing details for sure.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thanks Peter, for all Dragon's instruction SNAFU’s their products are good. Just wish the cost of new kits from them was a little lower. A Tiger 1 with Zimmerit over here is over £80…….

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Nice work on the Halbkette Phil. Lots of detail and I'm peeking at your staged painting approach. Dragon instructions, well, they are a test sometimes. i hate these blue gray painting instructions, that's so 80's.
The prices for Dragon kits are raising more than with other companies. I haven't bought Dragon for a while, but have many in stash. I think not one of them was a full price purchase, albeit new. Dragon kits often are available for a reduced price.

Cheers Rob

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18 hours ago, DocRob said:

Nice work on the Halbkette Phil. Lots of detail and I'm peeking at your staged painting approach. Dragon instructions, well, they are a test sometimes. i hate these blue gray painting instructions, that's so 80's.
The prices for Dragon kits are raising more than with other companies. I haven't bought Dragon for a while, but have many in stash. I think not one of them was a full price purchase, albeit new. Dragon kits often are available for a reduced price.

Cheers Rob

Thanks Rob much appreciated, I’ve probably only ever paid full price for one Dragon kit, I scour evil bay these days. Saying that a 1/35 Sexton II 25pdr SP Tracked went for £91.00 inc p&p which is unbelievable. I think the last three Dragon kits I picked were all around the £30.00 mark……….

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Ok for people who like building workable tracks and for those who despise the process, have look at these……two parts per track link with 5 sprue gates to clean. The result is great though……..

 

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On 7/4/2022 at 12:02 AM, GazzaS said:

I have a couple German half tracks with indy links to look forward to.  Yours look great.

Thanks Gaz, this is my first half track, it’s fun little project, trying to get my mind at out how to spray this with all the internal components etc…..I have the Famo also in the stash….

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On 7/4/2022 at 7:36 AM, DocRob said:

You could avoid cleanup through heave weathering with mud, Phil ;).

Cheers Rob

Good point Rob, done most weathering but haven’t got around to mud yet….I’d be undecided if to go for wet or dry….

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10 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

Good point Rob, done most weathering but haven’t got around to mud yet….I’d be undecided if to go for wet or dry….

I like a mix of both best, surely depending a dio setting. Wet mud for the tracks and some on the wheels after the application of dry caked mud onto the running gear.

Cheers Rob

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5 hours ago, DocRob said:

I like a mix of both best, surely depending a dio setting. Wet mud for the tracks and some on the wheels after the application of dry caked mud onto the running gear.

Cheers Rob

I remember you using that technique on a build, any recommendations on “mud” suppliers……

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1 hour ago, Bomber_County said:

I remember you using that technique on a build, any recommendations on “mud” suppliers……

I think you mean the Tankette build, but there is no real wet mud and I can't remember, which products I used. I can only quote myself from an older post.
 

Thanks Phil, I build up residues with mud / earth washes, with added pigments in different earth shades. I start with the darkest and as a last step, everything got blended with mineral spirit. This way the impression of build up residues becomes more 'real', as it flows more into the corners and hidden places, where dirt will always accumulates.

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On this on,  used the same technique

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Cheers Rob

 

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8 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Thanks Gaz, this is my first half track, it’s fun little project, trying to get my mind at out how to spray this with all the internal components etc…..I have the Famo also in the stash….

Open topped vehicles present a few more challenges than the average tank.  They always take me a bit more time.

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16 hours ago, DocRob said:

I think you mean the Tankette build, but there is no real wet mud and I can't remember, which products I used. I can only quote myself from an older post.
 

Thanks Phil, I build up residues with mud / earth washes, with added pigments in different earth shades. I start with the darkest and as a last step, everything got blended with mineral spirit. This way the impression of build up residues becomes more 'real', as it flows more into the corners and hidden places, where dirt will always accumulates.

 

Thanks Rob, I’ll look into it….

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16 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Open topped vehicles present a few more challenges than the average tank.  They always take me a bit more time.

Gaz, very very true, painting sequence goes out of the window. I have the Tamiya Famo and trailer on the horizon so that will new full 360 degrees painting and weathering…….

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I watched a YT video of a fella doing the Tamyia half track and his painting was a bit different than mine for his effects but then again my wethering techniques are still in their infancy.looking good thus far.;)

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On 7/17/2022 at 7:03 PM, Kaireckstadt said:

Thanks for the weathering tipps and very nice progress on your halftrack Phil! 

Thanks Kai, you must be having the same weather as us, hot, hot ,hot, so no airbrush work for me…..

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On 7/19/2022 at 8:47 PM, Bomber_County said:

Thanks Kai, you must be having the same weather as us, hot, hot ,hot, so no airbrush work for me…..

You are right! It has been extremely hot here this week except yesterday.

Hope that it soon is over. For me 25 degrees in summer would be enough.

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