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#51 Proud Kraut

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:36 AM

Hey Lars, I wouldn't expect a masterpiece with a WIP photo. That's why it's a WIP. So far so good. You know what you have to do to make it to your liking.

Patience my friend, patience. I myself, I like the preliminary look.

 

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Good point, Manny... Keep calm and build the next parts... At least I'm done with the scratchbuild parts after having finished the racks for the charges.

 

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#52 The Meatcan

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:55 AM

Lars, that's nice progress. You are getting there and it's looking good!
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Posted 15 October 2018 - 11:42 AM

Thanks very much, Terry! Only slow progress these days. Many tiny parts which take much time to assemble.

 

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 11:42 AM

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#55 ArtyScout

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 01:06 PM

Well OK! That looks pretty good so far. 

 

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 01:22 PM

After a very very busy month I finaly returned to my modeling desk today. I nearly finished the M 43. The little dio I'm thinking about will take place in Korea where both Howitzers saw action. I'll execute the M 40 in firing position and the M 43 on the march.

 

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 01:27 PM

Both kits side by side. After having built both kits I do prefer the Tamiya one. Both kits are very detailed but the AFV Club one is much more difficult to build. Of course the Tamiya M 40 guncrew is another outstanding feature.

 

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:04 PM

Looking really good Lars!
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Posted 24 November 2018 - 08:03 PM

Yeah Lars, I'm in slo-mo build too. I like how both of these SP guns are coming along.

 

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Manny



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 01:00 PM

Both kits received a coat of primer...

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 01:00 PM

...and today a first layer of Tamiya XF-62 OD.

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:58 PM

Yesterday the guns received a washing with fluid black color. Today I added multiple layers of different shades of OD.

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:58 PM

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

Meanwhile I have applied the decals and started with weathering and detail painting of the guns.

 

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:06 PM

Wow. Very nicely done.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 02:03 PM

The decals look great, especially the dragon. The weathering is very nice. I can tell you're using the vinyl tracks. Still doesn't take away from the fine work you've done here.

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:02 PM

I don't know how I missed this.  Another great job, they look terrific.  Well done.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:42 AM

awesome job - they look great!!



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:42 AM

Still painting small parts, details etc.

 

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:42 AM

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:43 AM

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:48 AM

There's still a lot of work to be done. For the dio I'm thinking of a typical Arty scene - it's getting dirty!

 

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

These guns look like they've been out in the field. Great work again, Lars.

 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:26 PM

Thanks Manny!

 

I was unsure if I should build a dio with the two guns or not. There's a nice set of figures with the Tamiya kit that scream for a dio. On the other hand I do not want to build another dio which will be stored away at the attic  because of space limitations right after it is finished. In addition I'm thinking of beginning a new project at our new World Militaria Forum's modeling section. So many kits, so little time.

 

Sometimes it needs a single picture to trigger a decision. When doing some online research about the Korean war I came across pictures of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

 

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