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. Please like & share:

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. First thing you have to do is deciding which model you want to build. As this kit is build for a GB with the theme Operation Citadel/the battle of Kursk I will build nr 1.The build starts with the wheels. You can choose between two kind of wheels. I don’t know what the difference is so after looking at the pictures I decided for road wheels A and B. Step 2 In this step you have to to install the parts that give some strength to the lower hull and also the parts for keeping the swing arms in place. Step 3/4 In these step there are some small parts that need to be attached to the lower hull. Step 4 wants you to assemble the swing arms. There a three different types of swing arms, A. B and C. On the last picture you can see the swing arms and the back plate attached to the lower hull. Step 5 and 8 The wheels has to be attached to the lower hull in step 5. As the Panther has a multi layers wheels I thought it wanted to paint them separate, but how to attached the tracks? Finally I decided to make different lengths of tracks so i could put a part on the sprocket and idler wheel and two straight parts in between. On the picture …

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 :   Please like & share:

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: Please like & share:

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. Please like & share:

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. Please like & share:

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. Please like & share:

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. Please like & share:

1/35 Hasagawa Hitachi Zaxis 135

Hello, I have been a bit offline for several reasons. In the meantime I build two Hasagawa kits. Hasagawa has a serie kits excavators. The first one I build was the Zaxis 135TP. This Double Arm Working Machine Astaco Neo has two arms, a grabber/digger and a snipper arm. I made both arms but finaly decided only to use the grabber/digger arm as the other arm only fell down every time and I didn’t like it. The second kit is the Excavator Z Axis 135 US. It’s the same base, only this one is provided with a excavator bucket and dozer blade. Thanks for watching. Please like & share: