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    Post  alexbb on Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:34 am

    recently i have been working on two spanish civil war 20mm armies. my interest on this conflict goes way back and the more i read the more this interset grows. this was a strange war where the best equiped and most numerous faction (republicans) lost out to a smaller and inferior equipped but a well organized and led army(nationalists/fascists). one example is the battle tanks and armoured cars used by the armies . while the republicans had the then most modern cannon armed soviet supplied and crewed bt5 and t26 the nats on the other hand had mg armed panzer I and the useless italian cv35 as for amoured cars the nats had amongst others obsolete ww1 ansaldo the rep had the fai and cannon armed ba6.
    this war was also characterized by the building of numerous indeginous armoured vehicles as troop carries namely by the workers of various ship and rail yards one of which the ebro produced no2 is the subject for my model

    this is goining to be a relatively quick build quite simple constriction wise and very little external detail on the real thing

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    Post  iCocker on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:38 pm

    The precessors of MadMax, love these subjects ... I am also a fan of the Spanish Civil War, currently just been reading the new Osprey offering on the subject written by Zaloga.

    Very interesting and colourful subjects ... tempted to build something from that period!

    Looking forward for this interesting sbs!
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    Post  alexbb on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:46 pm

    iCocker wrote:The precessors of MadMax, love these subjects ... I am also a fan of the Spanish Civil War, currently just been reading the new Osprey offering on the subject written by Zaloga.

    Very interesting and colourful subjects ... tempted to build something from that period!

    Looking forward for this interesting sbs!

    have an issue with the camo on this one will need all your feedback its light grey with visible haphazard hand painted green stipes and blotches
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:10 pm

    Very interesting!

    Now as soon as you finish it MasterBox will issue one!

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    Post  Ray on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:41 pm

    What???????

    No Bolts and Rivets showing on the body???????

    Should be a piece of cake then lol!
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:55 pm

    Lovely work as always Alex, really great.
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    Post  Guest on Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:02 pm

    Another interesting subject, will keep an eye on this one. Great work Alex. How much will be the rivet count on this one?
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    Post  alexbb on Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:20 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:Another interesting subject, will keep an eye on this one. Great work Alex. How much will be the rivet count on this one?

    not a lot . this was welded armour with just a few bolts here and there
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    Post  iCocker on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:19 pm

    Alex this vehicle cries for some subtle modulation effects, those panels are designed for this technique and would make a monotone scheme more attractive.

    Regarding squiggles and hand paint, I think nothing would beat doing these freehand aswell!

    What MG did this have, maxims?
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    Post  Dottore on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:30 pm

    at work again...surely will be another great piec cus...
    Post a pic of the real thing if u find time please...

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    Post  alexbb on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:31 pm

    iCocker wrote:Alex this vehicle cries for some subtle modulation effects, those panels are designed for this technique and would make a monotone scheme more attractive.

    Regarding squiggles and hand paint, I think nothing would beat doing these freehand aswell!

    What MG did this have, maxims?

    ivan the mg is a hotchkiss (resin offering from sparta)
    agree with you re modulation my only problem is that it is overall very light grey (gis ben claro)
    as for the scribble and blotches do you mean by brush or airbrush as they are very very visible in as being hand painted with certain areas showing brushmark and sharp uneven demarcation

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    Post  iCocker on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:44 pm

    Ah lovely MGs from Sparta, I got a couple of Maxims from Euro, they are impressive in detail, the best I came across till date!

    As for modulation, though it iis light still you can work it out I guess, just you have to find the right colours to mix and think that the colour you wish to achieve would come out in the highlight and midtones. Regarding the handwork I think paintvrush is the best, maybe try to find a good thin flat brush ...

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:20 pm

    interesting subject and srachbuilding as always Alex......
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    Post  Samwel18 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:28 pm

    Love it mate Wink

    Keep up the good work Smile

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    Post  alexbb on Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:33 pm

    basically side grills rifle ports and more work on turret .
    resin home cast wheels of which barely a cm will be visible

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    Post  Ray on Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:32 pm

    I said it before but am going to say it again......you really should get one of these beauties up to EuroMilitaire in the UNPAINTED form....just ONCE, ONLY ONCE Twisted Evil
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    Post  alexbb on Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:37 pm

    Ray wrote:I said it before but am going to say it again......you really should get one of these beauties up to EuroMilitaire in the UNPAINTED form....just ONCE, ONLY ONCE Twisted Evil

    maybe just maybe next year
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    Post  Ray on Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:41 pm

    alex wrote:
    Ray wrote:I said it before but am going to say it again......you really should get one of these beauties up to EuroMilitaire in the UNPAINTED form....just ONCE, ONLY ONCE Twisted Evil

    maybe just maybe next year

    Muwaaaaaaaaah I love you lol!
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    Post  iCocker on Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:34 pm

    It is a pity not casting it mate ! You already would have a customer!
    This is one of your finest builds mate, the simplicity and sharp angles makes it very interesting!
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    Post  alexbb on Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:36 pm

    just finished all construction on this one very few rivets but the weld seams where infuriating.still something good came out. i dicovered how to make weld beads using thin solder .4mm and an old cheap plastic lighter.

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    Post  iCocker on Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:43 pm

    What a beauty Alex, love the welding effects ... is that a hotchkiss MG in the turret?
    Ejja paint it up ... not much more remain to Catania!
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    Post  alexbb on Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:00 pm

    Ivan yes its the sparta resin hotchkiss
    as for paint i think i will finish it by catania just primed it and not much to correct some blemishes here and there hopefully tomorow i will start spraying grey. do you know of any online article on how to modulate light grey. the reason for usig enamels on this one is to keep paint as thin as possible whilst being strong enough to take on my brand of hairspay distressing which is very rough.
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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:13 pm

    Unusual......ugly machine but such a beautiful model....proset Alex....fantatstic scratchbuilding as usual....
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    Post  Ray on Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:10 pm

    Very realistic welding apart from everything else that is top notch as usual cheers
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    Post  Guest on Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:15 pm

    nicely done, really like it. Agree with Louis, it is beautiful in its uglyness(hope I got this right Embarassed ) Let's see some paint on this one please.

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