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Tamiya GB: JS-2 straggler (part 2)

May 18 2012 at 8:51 PM
Ralph Riese  (Login RalphRiese)
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Lu: thanks for opening the gate; and thanks for the previous comments Gents. Looking forward to leaning lots here.
Kit decals on, and some oils added to the engine deck area and running gear...

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I filled the knockout pin marks on the outside of the lower track runs... and then glued the tracks onto the wrong sides of the hull. Brilliant!

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Wasn't sure how the kit decals would go, so I cut the carrier film away from the "113" and applied each number separately. Tamiya's 48th scale armour kit decals seem to work much better than some of the aircraft kit decals.

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Time to glue the deck to the hull...

Thanks for looking. All comments most welcome. Cheers, Ralph.

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Greg Hessig
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Nice oil washes. Congrats on the finish. nt

May 19 2012, 12:29 AM 


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Luciano Rodriguez
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Last in first out!

May 19 2012, 4:13 AM 


Someone with the good taste to make a polish JS finally! You gained me with this one sure and no doubt at this pace you are wining the Stalin race here too. The model looks very nice at the moment.

Keep us posted, please.



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Devaud théophile
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Beautifull paint job!!

May 19 2012, 4:51 AM 


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Diego Quijano
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Looking good.

May 19 2012, 8:58 AM 

Nice oil job. I really like the effect on the wheels relief.
Sorry for the pin marks affair. That kind of things happen to me all the time also. LOL happy.gif



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Alvaro Rodriguez
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Ha, ha, ha... :)

May 19 2012, 10:02 AM 

Hi Ralph!

It´s funny to read your issue with the pin marks. I´m almost sure that when we see an amazing model we don´t use to ask ourselves about silly mistakes or accidents occured during the assembly or painting.

In other words, if you are modeller and you are reading this and you never make a mistake while modelling, please raise your hand!

-I bet everyone has both hands down!- happy.gif

Good work on that steel monster!


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John Bryce
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Re: Tamiya GB: JS-2 straggler (part 2)

May 19 2012, 11:43 AM 

That's a great finish, especially the bare metal on the tracks and drive sprockets. Almost makes me want to build something other than British/Commonwealth!!!



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Marek Jaszczolt
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Just for historic correctness

May 19 2012, 9:07 PM 

Polish JS-2 from 4 heavy tank regiment (marked with eagle in rhomboid) had tactical numbers by the end of war as follows :
#400 (regiment commander Mikolaj Janczelenko)
1 company
#410 (commander: Wasal Riabcew)
2 company
#420 (commander: Mikolaj Pawlenko)
3 company
#430 (commander: Grzegorz Bubryn)
4 company
#440 (commander ?)

Earlier (before 1st March 1945) tanks from that regiment had four digits tactical number: the same as above but with additional "0" on the end e.g. 420 was earlier 4200 etc.

This message has been edited by jaszczolt on Jun 27, 2012 2:02 PM

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Ralph Riese
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Thanks Marek...

May 20 2012, 4:04 AM 

Hello Marek: many thanks for the useful information. I wonder whether Tamiya had the decal sheet misprinted, as the other Polish option does have the "4xx" numbers. Cheers, Ralph.

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Ralph Riese
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Thanks Gentlemen: interest and comments much appreciated. Cheers, Ralph (n/t).

May 20 2012, 4:04 AM 

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Javier Soler
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Very interesting

May 23 2012, 2:19 PM 

Hi ralph, sorry Im late but wanted to tell you that the technique you have used is very interesting.
I personally like more dirty vehicles, but you made a great job. Congrats.

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