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Strenko J

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Fantastic sculpting on the base and painting of the Panzerjager..looking forward to seeing it all come together..well done
 

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Thanks Joe, good to have you drop by. This is one of the rare occassions that a build of mine is current and in progress in real time rather than a finished oldie. This will see the finish line so hope I don't dissappoint.

A word of warning...snails have been heard overtaking me with a roar. :smiling:

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Hi Guys,

Since the ruins is used as an observation outpost besides an important watering hole, I thought of adding a long range telescope for the inhabitants to view the vast desert so I roumaged the stash and found a box of Tamiya Observation Group figures and visual equipment.

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The big one in the center is what I'll be using.

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Richard
 

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Hi,
The tri-pod is molded solid so it was either to paint black or hollow it...I chose the latter. I started by drilling and shaving off the excess plastic and then filing it flat...

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Other than the drill these were the simple tools I used.

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Tamiya provided a jig which was molded onto the sprue tree to align the legs...just waiting for the glue to set then on goes the telescope.

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Richard
 

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WOW..Richard. the weathering on the vehicle is so delicate and realistic... i can't wait to see the evolution of this....
By the way the decal with the palm tree... is that a Afrika Korp one??? if yes why the svastika is missing...??? IF no..which one is this?:smiling::smiling:
have a nice day
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Hi Lee & Greg, thanks.

Don't know how old they are but I know they appeard in Italeri's first catalogues featuring Verlinden. It depends on which one you choose with the right pose or detail.

You have an eagle eye Greg. ..the Swastika is missing...didn't come with the decal. Must be some sensitive issue...looks like I may have to paint it in. Good thing is that the tank hasn't been secured onto the dio yet.

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Richard
 

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.... Richard... I'm really sorry i did not mean to add extra work... but this politically correctness on scale modelling... is really annoying... for the rest your work is superb..
 

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:smiling4:No worries Greg, I couldn't put my finger on it why it looked odd or lonely. Easily remedied with some Vallejo white.

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Richard
 

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Hi Richard, makes that tri-pod look really good:thumb2:! Great overall modelling on the Panzerjager and the base as well, the plaster rubble looks very convincing.

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You guys sure know how to make a guy feel good...thanks...I'm a mortal as well with many faults.

Just started on painting the groundwork with base colors of diluted khaki and neutral gray. Haven't taken any pictures yet.

Cheers,
Richard
 
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