Two old projects finished

I have sorted out my stash and found several kits I have started time ago. Some kits were just started, others are ready for paint and there are a few I already had painted. I started to finish this project. The first I have finished was the M31 from Takom. I lost one of the light so I had to find a solution to solve this problem and with some sand bags I looks good for me.

The second kit is a Trumpeter kit, the BTM -3.

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1/35 Meng Panther Aufsf. D

Hi all,

had some problems with the StuG and thought I can destroy the kit or put it away for a better moment. So I bought a new kit for the GB Kursk. It’s the Panther Ausf. D from Meng.

Inside the kit you find a lot of yellow colored sprues, a bit PE and a metal barrel. The instructions are black and white colored, but the painting guide is in color.

Verder lezen

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Next project 2 busts or AFV T34/12 1942

Hi,

after a long period I will start something new. I had a new workroom in our new house but that one was not what I would want it to be so we decided to prepare the other room and now I’m more happy with the space. There is still more to do but my workbench is ready,

As I do like to participate in a GB because it motivates me more to finish a project I will start with participating in another GB.

But what to build, it’s has to subject that fits in Operation Citadel also known as the battle of Kursk.

I have two subjects left, the busts or the tank. But I’m not sure what I will do as I do have to finish the plane and have still some other projects on the go.

But after a new search into my stash I found another kit and I think I will start this one first.

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1/35 Dragon Sd.kfz 7 8t halftrack

Years ago I have build the same half track from Tamiya. This kits build fast and are a bit simple, but with some paint and extra you can make a descend model.
When Trumpeter came out with there sdkfz 7’s I tried to build them but there were a lot of fitting issues and the kit is still in an unfinished state. When I was cleaning out my stash I found this kit from Dragon and thought to give it a try.

The box:

More about this kit: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/134074-dragon-6545-sd-kfz-7-8t-half-track-early-production

I started yesterday evening with the build of this kit at a club meeting. Did not make many pictures as the kits builds nice and fast so I forgot to make pictures.
The kit start with the chassis, a very complex chassis.
 

With the winch and gas tank :
 

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1/35 IBG Scammell Wrecker (4)

Hi all, this will be the last update for this project. I have finished the weathering phase and I think it’s finished. It’s not the best project I have build. One of the reasons is that I had problems to glue the parts together and that was the reason I had put this project on the shelf of doom. But when the Turkey Shoot started I put it back on the table and working along with more does give more motivation and finally I have manged to close this project. The only thing to do is give the model a final coat of matt varnish.

The final pictures:

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1/35 IBG Scamell Wrecker (3)

The final day of the Turkey Shoot weekend on Fory Models. It’s time to start the weathering. I use most of the time clay washes, pigments and inkt.

Most of the times I start with inkt. When that’s dry then I make a pallet from clay washes I want to use for a project, as I do have different colors.

Al thought the Turkey Shoot is finished, I did not manage to finish this project.

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1/35 IBG Scammell Wrecker (2)

This the second day of the Turkey Shoot event on Flory Models.

After a night of sleep I sprayed on the chipping fluid. I do have two bottles from different compagnies and I will test if the do the samen or if there wil be a difference between both products.
 

The fluid has to dry before you can put on the final color. I chose to spray on a grey color.

After 20 minutes a started with chipping. I used a stiff brush and some warm water.

And … is there a difference between both products? I can’t see the difference. The paint was easy to remove, sometimes a bit to easy but the result is ok.

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1/35 IBG Scammell Wrecker (1)

A new update from the painting stage. I have decided to make a civil after war vehicle with some bath maintenance.

The first stap is to paint on Vallejo Frimer UK bronze. I did use a paintbrush to paint it on because it doesn’t need to be need.

When the paint is dry I will make some scratches and more with the colors I show below. After that is will spray on some chipping fluid.

Uses the colors above to doe some pre-chipping. Before I will spray on the chipping fluid when I have thought about the final color on the wrecker.

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1/35 IBG Scammell wrecker

Hello,

at the moment there is a Turkey shoot on Flory models. I decided to pick up a kit that I had started a while ago. But I had problems with gluing the parts, because after a while the parts felt of and I good not find the right glue. After some search on Google I found out that the plastic is not the same as in most models kits. Finally got a bottle of Plastic Magic glue and that did the job. In between I also got the Scammell Pioneer from Thunder Models and there is some discussion about the faults in the IBG kit. For my not a problem.

First I will show some older pictures I made during the build process:

The kit is build out of the box. The only thing I did was using a fine saw to make the wood parts a bit more grainy.

Yesterday I started with preparing the parts for the primer coat.

The primer I use is from Vallejo and works fine for my.

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