WIP - close to finishing my flammpanzer project.

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    WIP - close to finishing my flammpanzer project.

    Post  Magal on Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:46 pm

    I bought this Italeri kit at the exhibition and plunged into its construction almost immediately - to think that I've tens of tank kits [including two pz III's], awaiting their turn for years and years.
    Anyway, I constructed this kit OOB except for some minor detailing such as brackets and latches that were made out of tin foil strips and bent wire strands.
    Base frame and ground work were done over this weekend [starting Friday] and all that's left now is a touch of pigments on the running gear and some earth thrown about by the tracks. Of course I'll be adding three squaddies for close support.

    Comments and critique welcome; thanks for watching.






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    Post  Ray on Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:23 am

    Looks great to me mate  cheers cheers cheers 

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:48 am

    Exceptional work!!

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    Post  Magal on Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:21 am

    Small lapsus - kit is actually from Revell - excellent in fiit and detail but with very confounding instructions.

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    Post  David on Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:11 pm

    Ground work compliments very well with the weathering

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:20 pm

    Nice work Mark.. cheers 

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:32 am

    I like everything about it!... spray job, weathering...etrc

    Well done!

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    Post  Carius on Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:50 pm

    Excellent!!!!

    Weathering like a real tank.


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    Post  Magal on Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:09 pm

    Thanks for the comments folks. Just arrived in the desert,so it will be at least another four weeks before I resume working on this one. I'm thinking of placing three figures in the foreground on the LHS of the tank and as indicated above, adding the finishing touches to the groundwork.
    Speaking of groundwork, its worth mentioning that on this vignette, I used different sized static grass which I fixed to the 'ground' using my DIY applicator. The difference this makes is astounding; the results are considerably more realistic than just sticking on the grass as I used to do before.

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    Post  Ray on Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:55 am

    Keep Safe bro pale 

    Gear up for a retake of your tutorial on tape (hopefully) when you get safely back PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE  cheers

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu May 01, 2014 7:28 am

    Awesome work.....
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    Post  alexbb on Thu May 01, 2014 8:56 am

    Magal wrote:Thanks for the comments folks. Just arrived in the desert,so it will be at least another four weeks before I resume working on this one. I'm thinking of placing three figures in the foreground on the LHS of the tank and as indicated above, adding the finishing touches to the groundwork.
    Speaking of groundwork, its worth mentioning that on this vignette, I used different sized static grass which I fixed to the 'ground' using my DIY applicator. The difference this makes is astounding; the results are considerably more realistic than just sticking on the grass as I used to do before.


    love your work. btw how about a step by step article on how you built your diy applicator as it looks like it works perfectly.

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    Post  Ray on Thu May 01, 2014 2:36 pm

    alexbb wrote:
    Magal wrote:Thanks for the comments folks. Just arrived in the desert,so it will be at least another four weeks before I resume working on this one. I'm thinking of placing three figures in the foreground on the LHS of the tank and as indicated above, adding the finishing touches to the groundwork.
    Speaking of groundwork, its worth mentioning that on this vignette, I used different sized static grass which I fixed to the 'ground' using my DIY applicator. The difference this makes is astounding; the results are considerably more realistic than just sticking on the grass as I used to do before.


    love your work. btw how about a step by step article on how you built your diy applicator as it looks like it works perfectly.

    Yes A.B.B. wise question  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 

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    Post  Magal on Thu May 01, 2014 3:18 pm

    alexbb wrote:
    Magal wrote:Thanks for the comments folks. Just arrived in the desert,so it will be at least another four weeks before I resume working on this one. I'm thinking of placing three figures in the foreground on the LHS of the tank and as indicated above, adding the finishing touches to the groundwork.
    Speaking of groundwork, its worth mentioning that on this vignette, I used different sized static grass which I fixed to the 'ground' using my DIY applicator. The difference this makes is astounding; the results are considerably more realistic than just sticking on the grass as I used to do before.


    love your work. btw how about a step by step article on how you built your diy applicator as it looks like it works perfectly.

    All that's needed is an electronic flyswatter [€4.5 from homemate] and a metal strainer or sieve. In my case, instead of a strainer I used a herbs dispenser which my missus had bought from a kitchen ware store.


    1. Cut out the swatter net and surrounding frame.  This leaves you with two free terminals at the output end of the circuit board.

    2. Solder on two wires - one for the negative about 40 cm long and the other [positive] just about 3 cm.

    3. fit the strainer seculely in place of the nets and solder or crimp the positive lead to it.

    4. At the free end of the negative lead, attach an insulated croc clip.

    Close up the handle and the contraption should be ready for action, looking something like this

    As I said above, instead of a sieve, I used a metal dispenser can but the function is all the same.
    If you encounter any problems with this project, I'll be available to help out when I return home towards the end of May

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