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valveampman

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Take 2.  A cruel fate for a dialectic!  No, don't ask?
This is my entry for the 1/72 GB.  I have at last cleaned my bench of all models or got them to a point where they can be used as fill-ins to the finishing point.
Looking at the sprues there is all but one part to build to troop transport variant, the only problem is I will have to get another kit for the chassis and running gear.
Anyway to the kit.  I will be doing the open top one, (like a bit of fresh air me.)
Here are a pic or two of the sprues and plans.


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The top one it deserts colours.
More later, I have an appointment  with a pot of extar thin and a per of Dspiae cutters.
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Welcome to the GB. I'm so happy to see another vehicule. Not that I don't like Aircrafts, but armor is great too. Will follow your threat with attention. This is gonna be a nice one. 
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Welcome to the group, looks like a great choice of kit.  Love those old German half-tracks!
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Welcome and good luck! It’s a very nice group here, great to have you in here.
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valveampman

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I don't know how this forum feels about painting or spraying on the sprue, the last forum I was a member of, deeply disapproved of the practice.  But Revell seems to revel in the practice and tell you to do so in the discussions, as, for me, its a means to an end, something to hang on to when spraying and painting.


On to the model; a coat of primer (White,) on the running gear, and black for the tracks, then sand yellow over the running gear.  Built up the chassis, (a little heavy handed on the extra thin on one of the parts, haven't built anything this small of quite a while 1/35 or 1/48 so a bit more latitude.)

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Yes, you may or may not have spotted a deliberate mistake.
Right off to break out my hairy sticks top paint the tyres.
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We are a very easy going group and nobody ever criticizes anyone. It's your build so just do it your way
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I'm baffled.  Why on earth would some people think dimly of painting on the runner?  Did the world topple of it's axis when you did it?  Was there a financial crash?!?  Some people really need to get a life!
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Nice start and great that you've already get some paints out.
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For your tyres try Bobby's method.... tyre black in one dish on palet, water with 1 drop of Flow Improver in next dish. Mix approx 50:50 then all you need to do is touch tyres near rim and capilary action does the job for you

Ok you'll need to do 2-3 times, but makes it really easy

It gives a really clean line where the rubber tyres meet the metal rims

And as you're seeing.............paint on sprue all you want, I do

Have fun with this build, we all are

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Yes I saw his video on how to paint tires on landing gears... great !!!
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99 times out of 100, I can paint tyres with no problem at all.  But there is one per cent chance that the law of sod will take a look at you and demand to know what you are doing.  The night I did the painting the tyres ever the Winsor and Newton Professional Water Colour Sable 00 felt like a yard broom. I didn't do myself any favours by working on the footings of the man cave so I can do my modelling and paint spraying without mucking up my flat and had the shakes. [i-T62BbnG-XL] 

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Being that I'm a consummate perfectionist, very annoying, but by the time I have put on the tracks and put some muck and mud on the wheels hopefully no one will notice?  Not that is an excuse for bad workmanship, though that can not be helped sometimes; I like my models to have the well-used look and not showroom fresh.
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I doubt my own efforts would be any better, so don't beat yourself up over it.  As you say, once the tracks are in place, and you've added some mud and filth, they'll be great!
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I'm finding this 1:72 build a real challenge, use to 1:48 smallest scale.

I'm sure by the time you've finished it'll look excellent. Weathering is great for hiding mistakes and sometime those mistakes can be made into part of the weathering.

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Looks great so far. 
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Just a couple of update pics, plus an Oops, but not on my part, its what's on the destructions? 
On dry fitting the exhaust before I finished making it rusty, I found that in the instruction you are supposedly in run it one side but in reality, it has to run on the opposite side.


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Just to show you that I can wield a hairy stick.  The seats, back squab and fire extinguisher, if  anybody had any doubts that I can paint with a brush

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Lastly a couple of front wheels all ready to be wethered up like its two big brothers. They are off a 1/35 Katyusha rocket launcher (Starin's Organ.) that I'm struggling to finish, a lot of rinse and repeat, I 'm not very good at rinse and repeat 16 times.  I am putting together a build steam of that build if anyone is interested?
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