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Weathering the Halftrack with oil colors. I have described the procedure in several topics before so I can let the pictures speak for themselves.

 

 

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I nearly completed the Halftrack yesterday. I´ll finish it when adding the first figures. Here´s what I do have so far.

 

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Yes, this is coming along very nicely. Can you imagine that "sudden stop" feeling to those U.S. soldiers when their vehicle is suddenly stopped by the beast? Now I'm looking forward to the figures.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Not much progress these days. I´m waiting for some elements for the base. So I started to build and paint the first figures. Here´s the Halftrack crew, a mix of MasterBox and Tamiya figures.

 

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Hey Lars, I know what you mean when you have to wait for something. But I like how you kitbashed the figures together and how you positioned them in and around the halftrack. Nice work.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Very nice figures, they fit the scene brilliantly. I just think the M2HB .50 should be mounted to the fork near the front of the body, close to the barrel? I think I see a small dimple there to clip it to the fork?

Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.

 

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9 hours ago, earlymb said:

Very nice figures, they fit the scene brilliantly. I just think the M2HB .50 should be mounted to the fork near the front of the body, close to the barrel? I think I see a small dimple there to clip it to the fork?

 

You have very good eyes. The MG isn´t complete yet. I still have to add the ammo box and belt. Then I`ll arrange it correctly. Good hint!👍

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Thank you! Finally it continues. I received the remains of a dio that I found online.  It wasn´t easy to find some factory like looking house ruins in this scale.

 

 

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Thanks for your kind feedback Manny & Dennis. First rehearsels, in every case very space consuming. Two possible variations.

 

 

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I'm not much into fantasy type stuff, but I really enjoy watching this one come along. Great imagination combined with awesome modeling skills makes this one something I check for updates on frequently. Can't wait to see the completed project!

 

Randy

MSgt USAF (Ret)

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Thanks very much Randy! Not much time for modeling these days but summer vacation is in sight. I got me a wooden frame and started with the base. I´m not happy with the 3 different cardbord ground plates and have ordered more of the asphalt ones.

 

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On 6/25/2020 at 4:33 PM, cutiger83 said:

Very nice. I like how the back of the half-track is raised in the air.

 

...Kat

I second that! So far, so good.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Thanks Kat & Manny!

 

While our U.S. soldiers are under construction, what is very time consuming, a T28 super heavy tank (from a former modeling project) acts in place of the GIs. Of course, after the return of the Infantrymen, the T28 will be send into the depot again.

 

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1 hour ago, Proud Kraut said:

Thanks Kat & Manny!

 

While our U.S. soldiers are under construction, what is very time consuming, a T28 super heavy tank (from a former modeling project) acts in place of the GIs. Of course, after the return of the Infantrymen, the T28 will be send into the depot again.

 

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That thing was a monster in it's own right.  

 

Mikie  

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