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beowulf

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so heres my entry for the GB


had this in the stash for a very very long time, i can remember buying it on ebay when i got back into modelmaking so it must have been 2007 or 2008, often thought of doing it but chickened out to do something else but its time has come lol


its certainly the largest AFV kit ive attempted


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done my old trick of making a hole and gluing in a nut,,,,i have a threaded rod which then screws thro the bottom of the hull giving me a 'handle'


ive also bonded in a few large heavy nuts. this will add some mass to the whole thing. ive done it before and it helps to make it sit on the tracks a bit better, and makes it feel a bit more substansial if you pick it up


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and heres the real deal......plan is to make a simple sand covered base for it all some how


seems they started out in a green colour, often overpainted in a sandy colour.....ive seen pics of some extremely weathered ones where the sand paint is worn away but thats way beyond my abilities, so its going to be a sandy one lol


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Nice one Paul
 

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this seems to be one of those kits with a zillion parts in the box.......it seems ive been sticking bits together for ages and not got that much to show for it


i think it will be one of those that suddenly all comes together

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got most of the reactive armour added today


the kit came with two figures but one is complete rubbish and has been binned......which just leaves Moshe the legless tank commander lol


looking forward to laying down some paint in a few days


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its basically together, all the greeblies are attached, the bustle was an absolute pain!not as neat as i would have liked but its the best its going to be. it will get filled with cans and boxes and stuff anyway


next will be some paint, and im not sure what im going to do, need to go and do some more research....................or looking at pics of tanks on the net as swmbo calls it lol


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at this point...............paint is on, its a bit light cos it was all i had thats vaguely close and i hope once i get a brownish wash on it will look better...had a go at this preshading malarky, never got on with it in the past but since this is a light colour over all i thought id have another crack at it...its had a good coat of Kleer ready for the wash and the decals applied


currently doing the boring job of doing the road wheels


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so me and swmbo have had a few days away which has given the oil wash a chance to dry off although it dosnt seem that noticable in the pics, given it a coat of matt varnish to dull it all down too


planning on a pigment wash to mucky up the road wheels a bit


tracks next, which aint my favorite thing


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nice work Paul,dose look good so far ,like the sand color ;)
 

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calling this done


it all suddenly came together


used one of those Tamiya weathering kits to add some black soot to the rear of the engine vents, could have done with a little more i think.....added some sand pigment to the tracks and road wheels to dirty them up a little


added bits and bobs to the bustle


knocked up a base with a sheet of polystyrene packaging, loads of pva then sprinkled with sand, didnt get the effect i was after so ended up paining with some cheapo poster paint....plan is to use this for the Panzer II as well


more pics in the finished thread


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