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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2017 01:44 am 
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First stage of my Mk IV project complete. It carries 24th Panzer Division markings, so I envisaged a machine covered in the dust of the Russian Steppe; maybe with a smattering of brick rubble, and perhaps the hint of a Molotov cocktail having hit the front?
Heavy spraying ofHumbrol Dust Wash, and some black and rust weathering powders:
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Stage two will be these chaps, plus a machine gunner from the Tamiya Assult Troops set, as there is a singular absence of one in this kit:
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2017 05:35 am 
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Very nice panzer build! Looking forward to more work on the Victor.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017 01:11 am 
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Thank you.
The Victor takes gap filling into a whole new dimension. Here's a couple of photos of the challenges that await. I've spent an hour this evening with Miliput, and anticipate spending at least the same tomorrow. That's before sanding, and fine filling with Mr Surfacer afterwards.
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Meanwhile, I've dug this "gem" out of the deepest, darkest depths of my stash. It came as part of an eBay haul, and I think I have finally thought of a use for it :angryfire:
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Mar 2017 00:45 am 
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The Victor is so big, it's difficult to show what I've been doing with it. Essentially, about four evenings worth of filling, sanding and more filling, since the last update. Most joints require attention. Here are some examples:
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The Vulcan in the background is my daughter's WIP!

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Mar 2017 02:31 am 
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Taking shape nicely, I noticed the Ailerons are movable, are you going to cut through the trim tabs, to make them look as if they also move?
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Mar 2017 00:54 am 
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Nothing so technical planned. Just trying to get rid of the multitude of gaps.
Looking good in white (primer) as she overflies the final resting place of the Bismarck:
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Mar 2017 02:11 am 
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I wonder what you have in mind for that Encore/Heller Zero. I just started the same kit (in "Modelex" brand rebox) and figuring how to solve the absence of the rear row of cylinders in the engine

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Wow you're busy! I love the Panzer IV and Grenadiers, I once used those sets together but yours is looking leagues ahead :clapping:

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Mar 2017 00:54 am 
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Thanks for the positive comments.
Tonight we have a zebra effect V Bomber:
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The Panzer Grenediers taking shape:
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The Zero has had some weight added:
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Before an iconic shape comes together:
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Fine detail will not be required for this build....

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Just wondering why you need to add weight to the Zero :scratch:

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Mar 2017 19:33 pm 
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Everything look good to follow ! :D :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Mar 2017 01:17 am 
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Victor has been sprayed white underneath, and has received her first coat of grey on the upper surfaces:
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The Zero has been sprayed metalcote alluminum all over, and then salt applied to areas likely to show signs of heavy chipping:
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Tamiya IJN Green then sprayed over the upper surfaces. The underside has been left. Firstly, it won't be visible on the finished model, and also I believe some Japanese aircraft had bare metal undersides:
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Mar 2017 06:07 am 
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Hmm, salt, never heard of that before, will have to try that in a future build.
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Mmm. Salt chippings. Most effective chipping method using rock salt. Looking forward too see the final results. :thumb:

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I don't know how you manage to keep track with so many models on the go at the same time TD, but it seems to work! Love the MkIV. Interest to see how the salt works out. Is it rock salt you're using?

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Now I know why you've put ballast in the Zero. To be accurate, if the cockpit is closed you'll need a figure of the dead pilot (?)

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TunguskaMonAmour wrote:
if the cockpit is closed you'll need a figure of the dead pilot (?)
As this is a light hearted build, he's been left out in the interests of taste.

Rock salt noted for future builds. Here's the bent Zero, paint further weathered by the corrosive effect of Decalfix on Tamiya paint!
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Great results on the chipping. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar 2017 01:13 am 
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Thank you!
I hadn't intended this to be as "work in progres" as this, but there was a burning smell from my compressor, and it stopped, so this is as far as I've progressed with camouflage painting my Victor tonight:
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Hmm, compressor run out of oil?, (must check mine). The weathering on the zeke looks great.
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