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War Piglet

Revell Abrams in Braille scale

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SimonT14/07/2017 00:47:09
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Hi Al,

Are the UV tubes part of the desert fly killer option pack?

dont know

Road of Bones17/07/2017 17:55:27
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Evening gents- been having a few issues with my internet of late (it was down for most of last week), and SWMBO has been cracking the whip over finishing off the patio, but I've got a little more donesmile d

First though, the roll call...

Jim- many thanks mate! It's rather fun scratching in tiny scale, isn't it? nerd

Robin- I'm cheating even harder than you by not botheringface 20

Steve- you're too kind sir! face 23

John- thanks mate- I look forward to the Meng A1 toothumbs up

Si- face 20thumbs up

So...I got an evening or two in, and primed it one night, before using my Meng modern US colours to spray the thing the next. I used all three shades of desert tan, starting with the shadow for behind the running gear and lower hull, through the normal shade for the hull & turret, finally using the lightened shade sprayed from above. A bit of detail painting followed, but there's plenty left to do:




Oh...ok then, I can't scroll through my albums to select the right pics...oh, fixed now! face 22

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John Redfern17/07/2017 22:25:29
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Looking good mate are you adding crew?

Road of Bones19/07/2017 20:46:10
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John- no, not this time. I had a hunt online for some 1/72 crew, but I didn't much like the look of what was available. This will be a standalone vehicle. Glad you like it so far!thumbs up

I carried on detail-painting & added some anti-laser periscope stickers cut from the excess on my AFV club Stryker set. I then added one of the 2 sets of decals that came with the kit. I liked the "Bad Attitude" stencils, so went with that one:







Found a fix for the album problem- renamed the album with quotation marks, so it appears at the top of the list, so I don't have to try and scroll through all my albums to access it. Still a problem though...dont know

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John Redfern19/07/2017 22:02:14
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The piglet marches on,nice use of the left over stickers. Loving the red cooler,pops out at you. Just received the Flyhawk kit today will post some pics tomorrow,on.first look It's got to be the best small scale Abrams available. Have you tried preiser for crew? Carry on.
Road of Bones22/07/2017 16:08:50
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John- that Flyhawk M1A2 looks jolly good! thumbs up Thanks for the support on this onesmile d

After an evening spent pin-washing & dry-brushing the Piglet, and adding a couple of antennae from .009" guitar string, I think I can call this one finished! party Here be photos:







Finally, a cheeky comparison with it's Big Brother, War Pig:


I thoroughly enjoyed this little mojo-booster of a build, and I may have to do a bit more Braille scale stuff in future (it certainly takes up less shelf space!)nerd Thanks to everyone who checked in and offered their support as I felt my way back into bench time again...

Alistair smile d

John Redfern22/07/2017 19:23:48
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Top class stuff sir,would not be able to tell which scale this was from the pics,wish mine turned out as good.


Si Benson22/07/2017 23:03:37
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Evening Alistair,

Thats a very nice result on the 'war piglet'....has turned out really well. These Revell kits are great OOB but can really shine with a tweak here and there, like you've demonstrated brilliantlythumbs up

Lovely stuffbeer


John Race23/07/2017 09:24:51
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Great finish , a clean looking build thumbs up

John .

Steve Jones 1223/07/2017 12:45:57
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A cracking little build. Some nice detailing added to a wonderful finish. The out door shots look great. Well done mate


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