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    laffly am80 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:32 pm

    this is my latest. this is a resin model of the french laffly am80 armoured car. the model is from des resins and is a very very good kit. the fit is equal to if not superior to most commercial plastic kits around and the detail is fine and accurate. the kit went together without any major problems and additional detail needed was minimal
















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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  iCocker on Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:08 pm

    Cool subject, Alex ... what brand it is? Seems the flu kept you concentrated on something

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:13 pm

    ivan
    its DES KIT resin from france and its brilliantly deseigned

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  iCocker on Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:26 pm

    Have read a lot about DEsKits resin and always given a thumbs up, this subject has some nice camos I guess what are the plans, shall be ready for Catania?

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:48 pm

    hopefully yes but im not going to rush it to replace the kit would cost me 119 euros. still i have to finish it by january and have someone take some decent photos so i can send them to the supplier as part of the deal

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:00 pm

    the model was primed using plasticote sandable grey primer straight from the can. i use this type of sprey as i find it sprays evenly and thin it also gives me a strong etched surface to work on.







    next the model was given a rough overall slightly metallic dark brownish grey irregulal coating and lowlights in black with enamel paints. i havnt used enemels for a long time and forgot how much they smelled. the running board was also painted in a wood tone colour. i used enamels so that i will not have to seal the model with matt since some areas, notably running board and hatches, etc are to be given the hairsprey technique together with latex masking for scratches and weathering, the underside was given a browner tone .






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    Post  Dottore on Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:45 pm

    bringing it to the club Wednesday jew?

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  Ray on Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:21 pm

    How sweet n cool she looks with those mudguards and that thick armour Cool

    I'm imagining her spinning the rear wheels just the same 1st u 2nd lol!

    Don't rush it Alex, but please get it READY for Catania as we might need her to RAM PS lol!

    So great to see you still "producing" despite flu's setback Sad

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  Tancred on Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:43 pm

    Looking good Alex, always an original and interesting subject.

    Get well soon!

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:08 pm

    did i say i wasnt going to RUSH THIS?
    WELL IM GOING TO EAT MY WORDSplent of time on my hands so.
    after applying hairsprey with airbrush i started layering thin coats of tamiya nato green acrylic, than using darkened base colour to create shadows and lightned base colour to creat highlights
















    next the scribble camouflage was applied using acrylic i do have some oversprey but this will almost certainly be unnoticed once weathering is applied, so no need to go into all the trouble of cleaning up the said overspray.









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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  Ray on Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:23 pm

    Tal-GENN!!!! X'inhi cool n sexy mnejka Twisted Evil

    The scribble effect is like water reflection WOW WOW WOW!!!!

    Isma BEJNIETNA........I WAS NEVER IN DOUBT that you won't get HER READY and it would have been a real pity if it was otherwise Sad

    I JUST LOVE HER I love you

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:15 pm

    Alex khemm int tal gennnnnnnn cheers

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  Joseph on Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:10 pm

    Nice one Alex, very intresting camo and application. Well done as usual, nahseb l'erbgha narawa!

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:11 pm

    THANKS TO ONE AND ALL
    hopefully i will bring it down with me next wednesday. started chipping paint off and tomorrow if everything goes according to plan i will give it a good satin coat, apply markings and leave to dry

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:51 am

    finished scratching the model gave it a light satin coat and added decal. once dry i will apply my decal concoction to remove silvering film and the worst part of it all wait until everything is bone dry









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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  Ray on Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:08 pm

    This REALLY ROCKS mate and that water reflection effect with that scribble (I think the pale blue background is aiding that effect) is driving me crazy with anticipation to see it "in the flesh" on Wed k'Alla Jrid Cool

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:21 pm

    Bloody filter i can;t see a thing, must see this at home. Kemm int kattif ALEX ippostja itratt wiehed imgiddem mhux mill-photobucket forsi dan il-miskin jara xi haga!

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  Ray on Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:47 pm









    Brian hope this makes up for ALL the "Gold Posts" Twisted Evil

    Took just a second and I'm on a coff break at home cheers

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:50 pm

    Thanks Ray, x'naghmel minghajrek jien!!?? That is a beauty Alex, i love it all round, the build, the paint, it is way out cool!

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:53 pm

    aw ray
    mhux gold haqqek imma platinum
    lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:00 pm

    Mela ghidlu, jien nissekonda dak li qed tghid u prosit ghal darb'ohra, veru AFV mhux tas-soltu u tal-genn. SUppost lil Marco tghogbu ghax bl-iskribble qiesa xi ajruplan tal-luftwaffe.

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  Ray on Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:00 pm

    alex wrote:aw ray
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    lol! lol! lol! lol!

    Naf lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

    Brian, always a pleasure to help and increase my tally of posts lol!

    Joking apart, Brian do you see that "water reflection" effect with the scribble? I know that it is greatly enhanced by the pale blue background like she's in an aquarium, but it's really driving me nuts and I keep saying that She's so cool n sexy Razz

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:12 pm

    Thing is that when something is submerged in shallow water and photographed, the pattern the sunlight makes on the waves is just like his scribble, so i fully agree with you, but as you say, the blue surrounds amplify this effect. Maybe it is in an aquarium but where are the goldfish!?

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:29 pm

    ABOUT TIME I EXPLAINED
    the vehicle was used in tunisia by the french and to break down the shape and green colour they used scribble camo which gave the effect of haze or as you put it water effect, a mirage effect

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    Re: laffly am80 1/35

    Post  iCocker on Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:22 pm

    Gerger eh!

    Prosit mate ...

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