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Andy Smith 115/03/2012 19:53:54
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Ok chaps,i`ve ALWAYS said that i`d never start one kit before finishing another......Mind you,that was a LONG time ago!!embarrassed,

The PAK 40 is laying in wait to be painted,but,it`ll have to wait untill i`ve got a grip on the Air Brush scenario!!

Anyway guys,i`ve finally got some bits together for this!! done the drive and track wheels.......




all treated,primed and ready to rock!!

I have a question tho!!embarrassed......They are obviously dry fitted,when do you guys paint,or fix ?!! In my dim and distant past i used to paint everything and then stick!!........But i want to do better these days,so,with these tricky bits-how do you all approach it.............If anyone`s watching obviously!!

Well,now i`m going to start the tracks for this one,laborious i know,but at least with my trusty Dog with me as ever!!................Hey,Mort......


.....Thanks mate!!!disgustwink 2


Edited By Andy Smith 1 on 15/03/2012 19:59:31

Edited By Andy Smith 1 on 15/03/2012 20:07:50

Johnny Gers15/03/2012 20:03:54
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Will be watching this Andy.

Tim Lane15/03/2012 20:06:46
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I'm on the same learning curve and got three kits on the go waiting for a proper paint job!smile p

Airbrush experimentation is fun but frustratingface 12

I like your 'constant companion' 'eat, sleep, wake up, eat, sleep,' it's a hard life!

Keep up the good work

Tim L

john keogh 115/03/2012 20:19:49
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Hi Andy, I usually paint the wheels asap then i fit and glue when the rest of the vehicle is finished,problem is not all vehicles are the same on a tamiya tiger 1 in 1/48 i did this then had to take off the side skirts and mud flaps to get the tracks onface 8 its a case of reading each vehicle i think with that vehicle i would get my base colour on then the wheels and tracks.

Ghostbuilder15/03/2012 20:38:33
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Well what can I say buddy, this came as a shock! smile o smile p

With regard to your weathering question, what sort of ground work are you planning? Dust, mud, sand, snow etc?

Richard. beer

Andy Smith 115/03/2012 21:19:03
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Was just logging off when saw the replies chaps.....Thanks for your inputs!!teeth 2,!!

Johnny,nice one mate,keep watching-nice that you`re dropping in!!thumbs up,

Tim- Yeah,you`re right sir!!.......A very steep learning curve indeed......but i think it`s definately worth the trials and tribs of trying to get a bit usefull at it!!disgust ........Mort has abandand me......even a brainless dog seems to just know mind bending tracks can be!!disgust

John,thanks for that,i`ve taken that on board,Funny really,but i seem to be almost afraid to have a go at my stuff in case i make a mistake!!sad,but,i`m just a re-born modster!!embarrassed,

Ghosty!!.....This was a build i was going to do in October last year.....But,the BMW took a while!!surprise,it`s still tied into the Dio i¬m going to atempt with the PAK 40(`s),Troops,Stug (STUGGS!!),and a lot of scratch ground/building work!!,It`ll take me a while......I`m the Tortoise,not the Hare!!.......But i`ll get there,stage by stage.......a bit like Danny`s Dio coming together!!!smile d

I HAVE A PLAN!!........Just hope i live long enough to finish it!!....HA!!face 20,

Cheers guys,

Andy 21:35:30
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Hi Andy i paint the wheels and the chasis seperately and then stick em onwink

But thats me?


(PS don,t rush it,take your timecheeky)


Simon Hammerton15/03/2012 22:22:30
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Hi Andy

I built this a few years back.

I dry fitted the wheels, then built upper and lower track runs. The uppers started at the 12o/c position on the drive sprockets, and ran to the 6o/c on the rearmost roadwheel. The lowers filling in the rest. This allowed a good level of sag in the top runs.

Once the track runs were dry they were removed for painting, as were the wheels and sorockets.

Axle stubs were masked - along with the trackguard locating points,and the hull painted.

Once all the painted sub- assemblies were fitted (wheels, tracks, guards etc), the whole model was weathered to tie it all together.

It's a fun little kit, enjoy.

Tim White 116/03/2012 17:33:51
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Looks like a great job, matethumbs up. Your dog seems to have the same intense work ethic as cat face 20.



Ghostbuilder16/03/2012 18:35:53
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Hey mate.....

That photo of Mort above... Is that the first airbrush attempt at a feathered black and white cammo scheme? smile p......Looks like he's waiting to go into the washing machine there mate. Good job Vallejo are water based, a cup full of "Oxy 10" should shift it wink 2

Cheers beer


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