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    Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  Dottore on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:01 pm

    Have carried on working on this Centaur...should be done soon...





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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:13 pm

    Bravu Laughing

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  Dottore on Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:34 pm

    Model is now primed (mostly) and ready for SCC2 Brown...a rather horrod dark brown hue the colour of poo...but I will definatly give the colour my own lighter twist...Hope I manage to do justice to the stowage from Black Dog when I get down to painting them...

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:40 pm

    Nice Work Doc!!! Really like the work and detail!

    p.s. - just one question, how do you manage to work on a pink surface???? Suspect Looking at it alone has already broken my sight What a Face

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:05 pm

    Nice work Doc, my question is how are you going to paint all that items at the back , or you just put them on for the photo...

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    some answers...

    Post  Dottore on Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:54 am

    Joe...I'm a gynae...you get used to pink believe me LOL

    Skyhigh...the stowage is just dry fitted...it comes off for painting...

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  alexbb on Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:26 am

    now im starting to get hit by the green eyed bug. i envy you guys, yes even you doc considering the slow work rate. ooh i just cant wait for june to be over than its at least three month of pure unadultered modelling bliss.

    btw i like the way you dressed the centaur pity its goining to be coated in s..t shade colour

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  Ray on Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:38 am

    Looking good & can't wait to see your justice unleashed upon that stowage cheers

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:34 pm

    Prosit Doc, some really excellent detail there, that is one loaded mother!

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  iCocker on Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:37 pm

    Nice one Doc, this gonna be good challenge, bringing out weathering from a brown coloured scheme gonna be something worth watching ... keep us posted!

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  Tancred on Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:28 pm


    Very neat work Doc, keep it up. Looking forward to seeing how you are going to tackle the paint. Cool


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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  Dottore on Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:47 pm

    I havent been able to attend the club meetings of late...but I've been modelling some too...
    Trying to recreate the infamous British SCC2...and though the paler colour I have chosen may not be strictly legit I cannot bring myself to paint this tank a dark shi* colour...and anyway after washes and weathering the tank will darken somewhat.
    I tried to make an overhead lighting effect.
    Glossed using Tamiya clear mixed with lacquer thinner and decals applied using the excellent Mr Mark Softer. Without even uing Mr Mark Softer the notoriouly thick Tamiya decals snuggled down real well to the raised details. A light coat of PolyS matt varnish restored the finish to a nice matt ( I really recommend PolyS acrylic varnish if you can get hold of it!).

    Next up...chipping, filters, pin washes and streaking...

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  iCocker on Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:11 am

    I am also seeing a bit of modulation, BRAVO dottore! Maybe just pick out some extra flat surfaces on the turret to give it more highlight effect ... glazes are enough ...

    The decal softer looks that it worked really smooth ... impressive to say the least especially using Tamiya ones!

    This gonna be nice mate, do not overdone chipping as normally by the time these brutes were KO by the big cats were still brand new Twisted Evil
    Daqt tisma lil Alex jghidilna kemm dawn faqu tigers ... lol!

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  alexbb on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:19 am

    iCocker wrote:I am also seeing a bit of modulation, BRAVO dottore! Maybe just pick out some extra flat surfaces on the turret to give it more highlight effect ... glazes are enough ...

    The decal softer looks that it worked really smooth ... impressive to say the least especially using Tamiya ones!

    This gonna be nice mate, do not overdone chipping as normally by the time these brutes were KO by the big cats were still brand new Twisted Evil
    Daqt tisma lil Alex jghidilna kemm dawn faqu tigers ... lol!

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    theres no way that a centaur could knock out a tiger van the gun it carries was for close infantry (in this case marines) support

    btw dott
    excellent rendition and quite a good compromise re colour

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  Joseph on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:34 am

    First of all, fejna raskhom, and just to let you know club meetings are still on Wednesday Smile.

    Very nice finish and lighting effect is really spot on.

    May I ask, what are those numbers on the turret for?

    Once again well done

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    Turret markings....

    Post  Dottore on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:50 am

    An observer standing behind the turret during firing of the howitzer used to adjust firing coordinates using the degree gradations on the turret...

    Hope to see you soon at the club!

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:43 pm

    Nice work Dottore, good to see your work again after quite an absence.

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:39 pm

    Nice work, and the decals went on really well. Keep us posted!.

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:41 pm

    Dottore wrote:An observer standing behind the turret during firing of the howitzer used to adjust firing coordinates using the degree gradations on the turret...

    Hope to see you soon at the club!

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    May I ask, on whose side was the observer, German side??

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  Ray on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:17 pm

    Holy crap that looks so gooooooood Twisted Evil

    Love it I love you

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    Finished model....

    Post  Dottore on Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:26 am







    All comments welcome...

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  Joseph on Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:16 am

    Well done, weathering and stowage are spot on and exceptionally presented.

    I would prefer to view such a beauty on some terrain!!!!!

    Well done again.

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  iCocker on Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:37 am

    Dot

    As already heard from us and many other modellers at Euro, I guess this was your turning point from your previous work, as for the piece of tin, yep pity this was overlooked but do not discourage nad do not look back, I think if you continue working on this system you shall aceive your goal!

    If you go on FB it was one of the tanks picked by the AK team and that for me is more then just a crappy commanded some top brass got! pirat

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  alexbb on Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:29 am

    if its of any consolation i think its your best model by far. and seeing the offerings at euro the only thing missing is the balkenkruz. it seems we are back to the euro of the early 90's where personal opinions are more important than quality and accuracy.
    anyway matt its simply great and you shouldbe proud of you work

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    Re: Centaur (Tamiya)

    Post  Tancred on Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:24 am


    Hey Matthew, some great photos you have there Very Happy

    I also think you managed to make a great model, it looks real good Cool

    Keep it up.....


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