1/35 Dragon Panzer III Ausf J Out of the box

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    1/35 Dragon Panzer III Ausf J Out of the box

    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:03 am

    Hi Guys...YES its me posting on AFV's topic!!!...You are not dreaming!!!

    Due to our club's penalties, I was forced to build an AFV... lol!

    So I did. I'm not an AFV builder, I never was. I do not have any Knowledges about, I dont Know about Mig's pigments, pin wash etc.

    Why I'm posting this...Because of a lot of argues about the overall look and result. Some people believe that this is a rubbish full of painting and weathering mistakes, by the otherhand, some people believe that its pretty good...and much better than many winning panzers.(!!!!!)

    What's your opinion? The truth please. Its not a plane, so I will not feel bad. I just want a second judge.



    According to this pic of Ausf J (23rd div.), I painted it in Panzer Grey and Ochre. I didn't manage to find red markings with white outline of the number "633" in 8mm height so I made a mask and I coded with 431 (11th division) as I saw it on a model in web. I dont care because as I told you I'm not an AFV builder. I just want something good for display case. Nothing else.

    So TELL me please. The TRUTH.



















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    Re: 1/35 Dragon Panzer III Ausf J Out of the box

    Post  Ray on Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:12 am

    Alex good morning......how is the weather over there? Sticky and humid and scorching hot like ours? I'm praying daily for that sweet sound of thunder and raindrops I love you

    I'm in the same shoes as you are. I don't know nothing about Tanks Sad

    But IMHO you executed a very very good job and judging from the pics, you got pretty familiar with Mig's pigments Laughing

    Either or and irrelevant of what people may think of this Tank, you still deserve a round of BIG applause for sticking your neck out to build something out of your perimeter pale

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:18 am

    Hi Ray,
    The weather here is sunny and very HOT!!!! I want winter BACK to model like a human being not like an Hybrid!

    Anyway. Thank you. I didn't use Mig's pigments and other AFV's tools. Actually the MIG's school builders say the worst about it...I painted it and weather it with airbrush and washed it with oils. Nothing else.

    Yes its totally out of interests and nothing to do with my way of modelling and painting.

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    Post  alexbb on Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:49 am

    Alex Kontiveis wrote:Hi Ray,
    The weather here is sunny and very HOT!!!! I want winter BACK to model like a human being not like an Hybrid!

    Anyway. Thank you. I didn't use Mig's pigments and other AFV's tools. Actually the MIG's school builders say the worst about it...I painted it and weather it with airbrush and washed it with oils. Nothing else.

    Yes its totally out of interests and nothing to do with my way of modelling and painting.

    alex
    morning. i quite like what you did. my only reservation is that on this particular vehicle the dark yellow camo should be wider. as regards to weathering mediums it is not a question of which is best but a question of which you feel comfortable using. one of the best, if not the best afv modeller rarely uses pigments, he uses oil washes and controlled drybrushes. mario eens is the guy and his work speaks for itself with golds at euromilitaire and best of classes and shows all around europe.

    beleive me for someone who builds magnificent flying machines this is good no actually very very good

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:11 am

    Hi my friend, i need to find some time to check this out at home. Cannot see it at the office.

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    Nice panzer...

    Post  Dottore on Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:58 pm

    Very well done from a wingy guy Laughing

    I'd remove the flag if possible...looks a bit too rigid. Just about the only thing i didnt like mate!

    Well done!

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:05 pm

    Thanks guys. Are you sure that nothing goes wrong on this? I'm surprised... HIT hard.

    Here are a couple of pics WITHOUT flash. Daylight shots.









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    Re: 1/35 Dragon Panzer III Ausf J Out of the box

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:15 pm

    i love it like i love all the models you build but i don;t like the flag on it. it is somehow unnatural and looks really stiff. Otherwise brilliant.

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