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1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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sgtreef
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Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 12:27 AM UTC
Well started that rascal yesterday.
Should be a quick build no tires and about from the one site I have seen one is the welds missing at a few places so should be good and fast on this one.
Then the Pak 38 5 CM is up to the plate.


Thanks Jim for moving the jeep over to large scale, with all the pics must of been well I do not know.

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Yes about the same quite a few knockouts on the inside of those parts but no big deal.

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Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010 - 01:59 PM UTC
Just about done.








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Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010 - 03:14 PM UTC
Looks good Jeff. Can you post an image of the box so I can see what this thing looks like. I don't know what this is.
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Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010 - 07:36 PM UTC
This is huge, I didn't know that they had one of these in this scale. I like the choice of skis, assuming they gave you a choice between skies and wheels. This'll look sharp with some nice weathering in this scale.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 12:27 PM UTC
Thanks James and Jeremy.

Yep 1/6 scale does not come with wheels but I found a set from the DID Nebelwerfer so I have them coming the spoked type.

Only picture I have is from the Dragon site.

http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DRA75005

Enjoy and easy build really.
Should have the first coat of paint on tomorrow.



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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 06:34 PM UTC
i just bought this kit a couple of months ago

i will be looking at this thread with a great interest

i am part way thru building the 1/6 panzerschreck
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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 06:50 PM UTC
The spoked type will look good in this scale, I look forward to seeing them.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 01:38 AM UTC
I think the tires will look good also.

Only thing is the breech keeps falling open so I think a little glue will fix that problem.

Also the barrel is quite heavy Aluminum but still heavy and well I guess would be better to glue it in place to the carriage.

Mine is super glued in and well will not go no where for now.
Strange they did not give something to hold the carriage on.
I think I might just glue the carriage on.

Can't wait to get the tires then just make up some hubs and off to a base for the thing.
Quick build indeed 4 days total.

Painting will take awhile though.

Enjoy the build.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 10:54 AM UTC
A little more done today.














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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 12:04 PM UTC
hi jeff

what did you use for the weld beads?

squadron green putty?
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 12:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

hi jeff

what did you use for the weld beads?

squadron green putty?



Green stuff is what I used.

I tried epoxy sculpt but to sticky and I did not feel like messing with it and baby powder as would not roll real good.

So gave Green stuff a try.

You still need to use baby powder they say Petroleum jelly which I do use when making tarps for Sherman's but on this I tried Baby powder and it worked out pretty good.

http://www.polymericsystems.com/epoxies-adhesives/epoxy-putty-tapes/kneadatite-blue-yellow.htm

I know might be a long reply but explains a bunch.
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 02:35 AM UTC
This is really an excellent build, Jeff! You know, I came really close to buying one of these from my LHS a few months back but thought that it may look too much like one of the 21century toys so I put it down. Sure enough I am regretting it now. It really looks superb and you're doing a fantastic job on it!

Keep the pics coming!

Rob

P.S. And those weld lines look amazing! How did you actually do them?
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 01:44 PM UTC
Thanks Rob for the compliment.
An easy kit really not much needs to added from the only pics That I have seen except a few welds.

The tires arrived today so a stripping and some paint then we can back on the thing.

Back to the question easy get some of that Green stuff and roll a ball not a big one and what I did is use Baby powder instead of Vaseline to keep it from sticking where I did not want it to, after I rolled a snake in my hand I then applied it to where I wanted it to be and then used some baby powder to keep it from sticking to my X-acto knife blade I made slices into it to simulate welds..
Just keep a little baby powder on a piece of something or it will stick to your blade push it into place then you can make it any size by trimming with a sharp blade.

Try it easy really.

Actually I bet any two part epoxy putty will work.

I have tried Epoxy sculpt but I had too much mess with the stuff I walked away from it.

Cheers

Might as well post the tires here.







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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 03:42 PM UTC
You were right about those tires Jeff, they are going to look real sharp on this kit.

I like your technique for using the Green Stuff. I've never used it before, but many of you guys really have a lot of good stuff to say about it so it looks like I'll be picking some up when I get the chance.
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 11:07 PM UTC
Looking good Jeff, that will be nice and definitely different with the wheels instead of skis.
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 12:03 AM UTC
Thanks Jeremy and Mark.

Enjoy the kit.

A little update.


















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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 11:51 AM UTC
A few filters and the box coated.

Will tone the box down when the oil paint dries and I might need to lighten the tires a little.

Cheers













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Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 01:37 PM UTC
Starting the base.








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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 06:06 AM UTC
Updates.
Well I might put a figure on this one I do not know.

Cheers
Jeff

Trying snow











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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 12:02 PM UTC
Looking good Jeff. You definitely know how to make good looking bases.
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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 12:15 PM UTC
Looking good there Jeff. What are your intentions in regards to the base? I'm taking a guess that you are going to either be painting it white or adding a fine layer of snow to it, but that's just my guess.

Also looking back I realized there are what appear to be threaded studs for mounting the wheels on. A nice touch for sure, and I was wondering if they are functional?
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 02:25 AM UTC
Snow on Jeremy.

Now the question a figure or not?
In this scale where there is real material well they look decent,but the heads always seem to have a dead stare.
I have seen many that were done up beautifully though.
A good repaint of some Head sculpts or a Tony Barton head would bring any figure to life.


So the question is again a figure or not.

With one and of cause I would use the winter coveralls.







Without a figure.











All comments excepted.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 02:05 AM UTC
A little more weathering more will come as I wind this one down until the winter uniform for the figure arrives then will set him up and see what it looks like.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:12 AM UTC
About done with the weathering.
If I think too much then a light coat of white will tone that down.

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Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 05:05 AM UTC
Looking good Jeff, I wish I could apply weathering like that.