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Well, I should be working on the (resin) Eagle IV, but resin, sanding and.. I'm not a patient person!
So now that I'm out of my comfort zone anyway (mordern armor, etc), I'm starting a Leopard 2A5 (Danish version).
I've bought a excellent book on the subject ("The Danish Leopard 2A5", by Thomas Antonsen), and I'm working my way throught the differences. The kit is Revell's Leopard 2A5, which seems to be the most recent, and closest to the end target.
First we have the hull rear wall, the kit has 2 boxes, one on each side of the convoy light, the Danish version doesn't have these boxes, so off they go!
I can sympathise with the Eagle IV, but I hope you will finish it eventually, it was an interesting build. This one should be good too, I like the look of the modern Leopard, a very purposeful tank. Obviously you are going to be doing the kit as detailed as you can and I look forward to seeing your build logs.
Two lovely models with really nice paint jobs. I may 'steal' your method with the paper mask when I come to do my Autoblinda, it has a similar camouflage in three colours. Lovely finish and I look forward with interest to the next stages of the paint job.
Really good job on the railcar, I don't know how you are able to display all this big stuff. You must have a large area free to put your stuff, unfortunately I have to hide most of mine away in boxes due to lack of space, shame really. I shall look forward to seeing the painting stage and how you handle the weathering and detailing, nice work - well done.
I like the glass display case like some here have, but am pretty sure I will never get one.
My old stuff that isn't really up to standard is stored in plastic boxes in the attic/roof space.
Recent stuff that is of a fairly good standard is in a large 3 drawer plastic organiser (holds about 50 models)in my study (where I model), and stuff that is recently completed or in progress sits in a small cupboard in the same room.
Half a dozen models are based on small dioramas which are in my bookcase, and the BP-44 sits on a 1.2 metre long shelf mounted diorama (fixed on the wall) bought specifically to display it on (& has a clear acrylic case to cover it to protect it & keep it dust free).
The current train build will also have a dedicated shelf mounted diorama. Just not sure how big I'm going with this build and what may be displayed with it, so shelf size to be obtained still undecided.
Man I love looking at these these train being built! Almost makes me want to get another and do some more, but then I remember the hassles I endured just trying to finish the one train. Keep going Neil! This is gonna be one outstanding model when you are done!
Looks really good and the paint job is excellent. I am definitely getting one of these, it looks so good. The best thing is that it was actually used in combat, admittedly only two of them (as far as I am aware), but that counts, I shall follow your finishing with interest, very nice work.
According to Spielberger the first 5 O-Serie vehicle were delivered Dec.1944
I thought a chassis ap. 2 months younger would be a good match. Version with 3 return roller unlikely at this time.
But these are only my personal guesses.
Regards from Vienna
Visit our modelling show "Go Modelling" in Military Museum in Vienna at 9/10th march 2013
Jaymes Crowther (Login JimJam6981) Missing-Lynx members
What have I been doing?
July 18 2012, 3:27 PM
Ive started a long term projectin the background of the photo you can see a Diamond T Tractor unit with a Scammell Trailer..Im trying to reproduce it. I cannot find anymore pictures so some artistic licence will be used on this build and possibly I may turn it into a Civilian build. So far Ive put some serious hours detailing the trailer and replacing bits that are missing or wrong. The Diamond T has been build besides having the tread plate replaced with Slators 1/87 tread plate.
Here is the original photo and the build Ive still got some ways to go on the build and detail the ramps then sort out paint for it. If anyones got any more information or paint please pass it on? Comments are welcome..
Jaymes Crowther (Login JimJam6981) Missing-Lynx members
July 19 2012, 4:43 PM
Hi Paul thanks buddy! I'll bring it to the club next month as I'll finally be there!
Hi Mark! I found the picture by accident and really wanted to do it..I've not seen any other photos since. I have managed to finish the trailer almost. I will get some pictures up of it soon when I've put some paint on it! your not from Modellers alliance? are you?
This message has been edited by JimJam6981 on Jul 19, 2012 4:44 PM
Wow, it's been a month since I last posted and I've been working my tail off. In between times, I've tried to find a few hours to slip into my hobby room and get some progress done on some of these models that have been sitting on my workbench for far too long!
Okay, today I've managed to find some time to finally get some pics and get them posted. I've also managed to complete two more armor models.
Okay, I have managed to get the following work done.
First is the Opel Bus I've been working on. I pulled the body off (it was only dry-fit on there) and shot a coat of Panzer dark grey over it. EPIC FAIL! I guess the paint was too old or something, so I'll be making another attempt later when I can get some more paint:
Later; after sanding some of the roughness off, I decided to add some detail parts, as well as the Photo-etch luggage rack and ladder:
Next is the German Neubau Fahrzeug No. 1 that finally got a basecoat on it. This one seems to have applied more smoothly. Now to camouflage it:
This next one is my third ACE gun I started some time ago. This is an 88mm anti-tank gun that has now been basecoated:
These next two are two models I started for fun. This one is an Airfix Panzer IV I got from a friend. I figured a quick and easy build; and I may even use it in my wargaming army:
This one is a Doc Models Italian CV-35 tankette that I assembled in less than an hour and then added a basecoat on it:
My apologies for the blurry pic; apparently it's too small for my camera to focus on!
These last two are two Dragon models I started; the Churchill III and the Churchill IV. Nice little models and the suspension was a breeze to assemble!
And now for my completed models. This first one is the ACE Kfz 21 Rommel's ride. I haven't gotten the Rommel figure painted yet, but the car is done. It doesn't show as dusty in person as it does in these pics:
This next on is the ACE K-18 Feldhaubitz in firing position:
Okay, that's my Update for now. Hopefully the next one won't take a month to do. Hopefully also, I'll have more finished models to post next time I have the time!
Thanks all for looking in; comments are very welcome.
This message has been edited by Duke_Maddog on Jul 22, 2012 11:23 AM