Get yer kits out.

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by von Poop, Nov 2, 2006.

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  1. montgomery

    montgomery Member

    here is some pictures of some of my 15mm models
    some shermans
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    and som italians
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  2. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    hmm, perhaps you could make your bases a bit prettier?
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I done a Tiger.
    tig48-6.jpg
    tig1.jpg

    tig48-3.jpg
    tig48-5.jpg

    tig48-4.jpg
    tig48-2.jpg
    Tamiya, 1/48th scale.

    Anyone out there do Planes or ships? I'm sure you do...
     
  4. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Nice piece of work. I am looking forward to the Christmas period when I can sit down and do some kits.

    What are these new 1/48 Tamiya's like? I saw the Firefly in Normandy over the summer and it looked quite good.
     
  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    here is some pictures of some of my 15mm models
    some shermans
    [​IMG]


    Great to see a younger member painting and gaming with models, rather than a PC.

    Have you tried drybrushing some of your tanks? It's really simple and it stops them looking too 'flat' colour wise. All you do is mix the main colour you paint your tanks with some white, get an old brush, dip it in the paint, wipe it with a cloth so it's almost all off the brush and then vigorously brush it over the model. The lighter colour will bring out some of the models details. It works very well on tanks.
     
  6. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Your Tiger is fine, vP, I only hope it doesn't rain or you'll get your transmission wet as I see quite a gap between the glacis and nose plate :D
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Your Tiger is fine, vP, I only hope it doesn't rain or you'll get your transmission wet as I see quite a gap between the glacis and nose plate :D
    ssshh.
    errr.. it got dropped while unloading from its ship. ;)
    (I haven't seen 'flats' for ages, seem to be better quality than I remember....)

    48th Tamiya kits seem really nice paul, metal hull makes 'em pleasingly 'weighty'.
     
  8. PearlJamNoCode

    PearlJamNoCode Senior Member

    WOW! I really like that tiger! I think that's the model that I will try first.

    I assume that I'd have to buy my own paint for this project as it is not included in the kit box, but are there any special painting techniques or tools (airbrushing, etc...) that I would need?

    Thanks!!
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Cheers.
    I wish I could help more Pearljam but it's something of a black art that I'm only starting to get my head around.
    The Tiger is airbrushed/microsolled/washed/pigmented (etc.) to buggery but none of the techniques are essential, everyone starts somewhere. Try Missing Lynx for the best general modelling reference on the web, you'll see some of the the finest work in the world on there too.

    If you do one of the 48th scale Tamiyas one thing worth remembring is you'll need some superglue to join things to the metal hull as well as normal plastic cement. Other than that, grab a paintbrush and go for it, the most important thing is to enjoy doing it, they never come out as well as you hope, some look like the glue-gun wielding cossacks have overun them but it doesn't matter if you enjoyed making it, each one is usually better than the last and you can always get the bangers & WD40 out. ;)
    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  10. PearlJamNoCode

    PearlJamNoCode Senior Member

    Cheers.
    I wish I could help more Pearljam but it's something of a black art that I'm only starting to get my head around.
    The Tiger is airbrushed/microsolled/washed/pigmented (etc.) to buggery but none of the techniques are essential, everyone starts somewhere. Try Missing Lynx for the best general modelling reference on the web, you'll see some of the the finest work in the world on there too.

    If you do one of the 48th scale Tamiyas one thing worth remembring is you'll need some superglue to join things to the metal hull as well as normal plastic cement. Other than that, grab a paintbrush and go for it, the most important thing is to enjoy doing it, they never come out as well as you hope, some look like the glue-gun wielding cossacks have overun them but it doesn't matter if you enjoyed making it, each one is usually better than the last and you can always get the bangers & WD40 out. ;)
    Cheers,
    Adam.

    Thanks for the tips... I think I'll be purchasing one of these kits with some birthday/christmas money soon.
    http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=32504
    http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=32523

    I'll be sure to post some pictures of it when I complete it:)

    -Dan
     
  11. montgomery

    montgomery Member

    von poop your tiger looks really nice.
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I agree, not overly done.
    Some modellers tend to over-weather their vehicles, as if every AFV was covered in mud and rust.
    Nice to see the lightly weathered look.
     
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Remember my chum who makes Z gauge armour for model railways?
    Z-PANZER.COM - The ONLY place for Z scale armor

    Well here is his latest. A PZ 38t
    The road wheels on my model are moulded from the IDLER wheels from a 1/72nd scale model of the same tank. Cheating- yes! But they were the right size!!!

    barrel is 0.5mm diameter to give you an idea of scale
     

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  14. mollusc

    mollusc Member

    Von Poop,
    That is a bloody good Tiger 1. Even better that it's in 1/48th.
    Well done you.
     
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Nice.
    So Z Guage is 1:220? That's even smaller than those Dragon 1:144 things... Strewth!
    The man has the eyes of a 10 year old I assume?
    Scratch building's somehow 'proper', I often get the feeling while making kits that it's basically just 'colouring in'...
     
  16. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Another vehilcle i find completly fascinating.

    Italeri DukW 72nd scale.

    Standard Kfz practice. Humbrol/revel oils, Black and brown pastels, brown acyrilic wash. model as is, no added detail. Really pleased with this.

    Gotta do the DukW ride in town at some point.

    Kev
     

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  17. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Nice DUKW!
     
  18. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Nice Job VP. Lovely paint detail as ever...
     
  19. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    Got to agree with Owen- all my vast armies of H0/OO figures and aircraft/tanks etc "went west" in horrifically realistic battles of attrition in the '70s. Even managed to simulate atomic explosions using aerosol cans!

    Foolish men treating your troops that way;)

    My son will inherit a considerable Army of Auburn Rubber Deuces, Half Tracks, Pershings, Jeeps, Artillery pieces and men to scale. Several 88s and 105s with lots of plastic equipment and about 3 companies of WWII plastic soldiers. Not as accurate as Airfix(sp) or the more detailed models but will be fun when they make their appearance on the field of Battle again.

    Cheers to the young at heart.

    :cheers:
     
  20. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

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