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Steven Van Dyck added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 20, 2018
Project: Sherman Crab in scale 1:35
1:35 Sherman V (M4A4) (ASUKA Model 35-016)1:35 Sherman Cuff type workable tracks (Bronco AB3547)1:35 CRAB Mk.1 (Resicast 35.1133)1+
31. July at 23:18:38 Share
Glenn . Not sure about crab? But that looks tasty!
19. August at 13:08:31
Steven Van Dyck Thanks, Glenn! It sure was.
21. August at 23:39:13
Steven Van Dyck The Sherman has won silver in Scaleworld, category "naked kit".
09. September at 23:08:40
Steven Van Dyck Now it is primered in Humbrol Tank Grey to prepare for the hairspray technique.
20. September at 18:01:47
Steven Van Dyck After the hairspray I painted the Crab in Tamiya Olive Drab and black for the flail cylinder.
15. October at 00:24:08
Steven Van Dyck Now the shadows and highlights are done, with stress on the light tones to show off chipping later on.
15. October at 22:35:19
Steven Van Dyck Insignia for a generic tank have been sprayed on, so you won't find this tank on any reference pictures.
17. October at 23:43:11
Holger Kranich Jesus, what a project! And the good Asuka kit at the start!
18. October at 08:51:51
Steven Van Dyck A good start gets you underway, Holger. If I compare to builds of other brands, I see the differences. I just did some chipping on the hull.
20. October at 01:14:59
Holger Kranich Looks amazing Steven, as always!!!
21. October at 13:25:32
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October 20, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added the Black Army Modells Rider (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Rider (Black Army Modells 35-34)
Black Army Modells 1:35
20. October at 21:45:41 Share
Steven Van Dyck added the CMK British 8th Army Tank Crew (1:35) to his stash.
20. October at 21:41:20 Share
Steven Van Dyck added the Panzer Art Road Wheels for Bussing-Nag 4500 (Early Pattern) (1:35) to his stash.
20. October at 21:39:24 Share
Steven Van Dyck will attend Scale Model Challenge 2018
Scale Model Challenge 2018 in Veldhoven
Scale Model Challenge 2018
NL 20. and 21. October 2018, in Veldhoven
20. October at 01:17:19 Share

October 11, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 10, 2018
Project: Sabre Dog in scale 1:48
1:48 F-86D Dog Sabre (Revell 04553)
16. September at 23:11:31 Share
Steven Van Dyck The build has started. 5 years ago I found a derelict piece of photo etch on the floor of Moveleo's Model Force meeting. I found a kit that lacks this PE and will try to enhance it.
16. September at 23:16:23
Steven Van Dyck The cockpit is painted and installed in the hull.
19. September at 23:30:50
Steven Van Dyck The yellow tail is painted.
27. September at 21:35:52
Steven Van Dyck The black decals are added. it still needs some repair.
29. September at 23:06:50
Steven Van Dyck I removed a lot of the black stripes and replaced them with Tamiya black. This gave better results on the vortex generators and corrected the offset.
30. September at 20:20:33
Steven Van Dyck The bare metal has been sprayed on.
02. October at 23:42:31
Steven Van Dyck Decals have been placed and now the wheelbays are painted green.
10. October at 23:32:01
Gordon Sørensen Nice job with the NMF. Alcad? The black stripes defonately look better painted. Aluminum foil for paint masks?
11. October at 01:17:30
Steven Van Dyck Thanks, Gordon. I've seen other people presuming this paint is Alclad, but it's just a generic brand of household spray can, named Sencys. It happens to deliver a very shiny finish. The decals of the kit have a tendency to rip off if you use a lot of taping during masking, hence the alufoil. I didn't want any overspray, it would be conspicuous on the black and yellow.
11. October at 07:10:37
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October 07, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added the L'Arsenal 40 mm Bofors quad (1:350) to his stash.
1:350 40 mm Bofors quad (L'Arsenal AC 350 07)
40 mm Bofors quad
L'Arsenal 1:350
AC 350 07
07. October at 19:04:46 Share
Steven Van Dyck added the Part Bussing-NAG 500 S Engine Hood IBG (1:35) to his stash.
07. October at 19:00:42 Share

October 06, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added the AFV Club BUSSING NAG L4500S (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 BUSSING NAG L4500S (AFV Club AF35170)
AFV Club 1:35
2012 | New tool
06. October at 20:39:09 Share

September 26, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 25, 2018
Project: OH-58D Kiowa in scale 1:72
1:72 OH-58D Kiowa (Italeri 1185)1:72 M1114 w/M2 + M1114 w/Mk.19 (Dragon 7295)1:72 Bell OH-58D Interior (Pavla Models C72052)3+
15. December 2015 at 19:37:27 Share
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Steven Van Dyck Thanks! I almost finished the Humvees and built a dio base of plaster and pigments. In a week it will probably be visible in Scaleworld.
01. September at 02:21:01
Konrad Limmer Looks very nice ! Like it!
01. September at 07:37:51
Łukasz Gliński It keeps looking better with every update
01. September at 10:56:29
Steven Van Dyck Some of the last things have been done: fixing everything and spraying it matt. But suddenly I can't choose photo 129 as the teaser, it's stuck on "first photo". Is this a bug?
07. September at 00:36:32
Steven Van Dyck I'm still stuck on the album photo, but it should contain the final pictures now. Enjoy!
25. September at 19:55:13
Cuajete Very nice work, Steven. Congrats!
25. September at 20:08:54
Ekki I must have missed this one.
Fab work!
25. September at 21:13:40
Łukasz Gliński Nice finish, the dio looks great
26. September at 08:29:10
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September 24, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 23, 2018
Project: BTR-80A in scale 1:35
1:35 BTR-80A APC (Trumpeter 01595)1:35 Lenses and taillights for BTR-70 - Trumpeter - (SKP model SKP216)1:35 Mordern Russian BTR-80 Basic Parts (for Trumpeter) (Voyager Model PE35638)2+
23. September at 01:21:05 Share
Steven Van Dyck Let's build this comrade.
23. September at 01:24:00
Bryn Crandell Looks like this could be fun! Watching.
24. September at 19:49:32
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September 23, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 7 images
23. September at 01:00:33 Share

September 19, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 113 images
13. October 2015 at 16:01:52 Share
Steven Van Dyck The build has begun. I started with the wheels, as in probably te most of Sherman topics. Only the rivet idea of the last picture I don't really care for... 144 rivets to shave from the sprue and aim to the wheel inside without locator holes.
31. July at 23:25:08
Steven Van Dyck The rivets are done anyway and the bogies are finished and remain workable. Only last minute I discovered an error and had to switch each wheelpair.
04. August at 23:47:43
Steven Van Dyck The hull is assembled, but I once let my vigilance drop and mixed up the steps. I had to pry the hull open again and squeeze the exhaust module in.
07. August at 23:03:37
Steven Van Dyck The first resin parts are emerging. Some small parts are for periscope protection. Removing the original periscope hatches was not easy.
10. August at 18:56:41
Steven Van Dyck Cutting the tracklinks and cleaning them. The ice cream cup is the most critical instrument.
19. August at 11:57:20
Steven Van Dyck The tracks are ready and fitted to the wheels. There are 8 extra links per side required due to the longer M4A4 hull, luckily Bronco provided 26 extra's.
21. August at 23:41:04
Steven Van Dyck The flail arm connections are made. One piece of resin had to be thermoformed with a heated metal rod. I replaced the plastic rod with tube so it's shaped smooth. The last picture shows a difference in the real Crab, I'll probably adapt that.
23. August at 23:01:34
Steven Van Dyck The chains are also thermoformed and glued to the rotor.
03. September at 00:24:22
Steven Van Dyck The rotor and the spare chain racks are finished.
03. September at 22:28:39
Steven Van Dyck Humbrol Tank Grey has been applied as the primer.
19. September at 23:58:02
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September 16, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 1 with 57 images
16. September at 23:07:15 Share

September 09, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added this book to his library.
Marder III (Nuts & Bolts 17)
Marder III Panzerjäger 38(t) für 7,5 cm PaK 40/3 (Sd.Kfz. 138) Part 1: ...
Nuts & Bolts Nr. 17
Volker Andorfer, Martin Block, John Nelson
09. September at 21:48:52 Share
Steven Van Dyck added the Real Model Wheels for FAMO (front) Pattern 1 (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Wheels for FAMO (front) Pattern 1 (Real Model RMA35047)
Wheels for FAMO (front) Pattern 1
Real Model 1:35
2014 | New tool
09. September at 21:47:35 Share
Steven Van Dyck added the Panzer Art BTR-80 Road wheels (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 BTR-80 Road wheels (Panzer Art RE35-444)
BTR-80 Road wheels
Panzer Art 1:35
09. September at 21:46:05 Share

August 27, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1: | Albums: 0
11. August at 18:53:28 Share
27. August at 17:34:00
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August 18, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 20, 2017
Project: M65 Atomic Cannon in scale 1:32
1:32 Atomic Cannon 280mm Gun with 50 Ton Transporters (Revell/Renwal 85-7811)1:35 Nuts and Bolts SET A (small) (Meng Model SPS-005)1:35 U.S. Tanks Tools & Holders (WWII) (Royal Model 443)4+
05. February 2016 at 00:29:40 Share
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Kerry Cox Patience and vision pays off eventually.
A big hearty salute mate. :)
Well done. :) :) :)
10. August at 19:44:51
Steven Van Dyck Thank you, guys! The gun will attend KMK Scaleworld in about a month and it will finally participate in the contest.
10. August at 19:58:27
Choppa Nutta How many years in the making did this project take in the end ?
at least 2 I'm guessing given the shear amount of scratch building you've done !! :)
10. August at 22:16:42
Steven Van Dyck Build started february 2016.
10. August at 22:54:16
Bryn Crandell WOW! Been following this one since the start. Glad to see it finally finished. This is truly a masterpiece by a master builder.
13. August at 14:14:21
Glenn . Great Work!
13. August at 17:09:17
Robert W Martel SUPER !!!!!
16. August at 08:26:40
Clifford Keesler Awesome job. Outstanding workmanship.
18. August at 01:34:41
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Steven Van Dyck added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 18, 2018
Project: Sd.Kfz.6/1 in scale 1:35
1:35 LeFH18 (AFV Club AF35050)1:35 BMW R75 (Great Wall Hobby L3510)1:35 Railway Semaphore (MiniArt 35566)13+
16. October 2016 at 01:43:50 Share
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Steven Van Dyck The gun is now ready for painting, after some cleaning and restoring some small pieces.
01. August at 22:29:21
Alexander G. Really nice progress, Steven. Superb detailing work although it'll hardly beat your Atomic Cannon insanity ;)
02. August at 13:07:47
Steven Van Dyck Thanks, Alexander. It won't surpass it in album space, but I think it will have a lot more interaction in the elements. There must be about 15 figures already. Today I painted the gun and the bike in Gunze Dunkelgelb.
07. August at 23:07:47
Steven Van Dyck Now I dry-fitted the half-tracks again to the base plate, with the new gun and bike. I also tainted the Sd.Kfz.6 with Flat Earth and Deck Tan. The two last pics show a better position of the bike.
09. August at 01:41:01
Olly Very impressive so far. The end result will be outstanding.
09. August at 03:35:11
Steven Van Dyck Thanks, Olly. Today, all the vehicles are painted with their shadows and highlights. Some other details are already put on.
14. August at 01:30:57
Steven Van Dyck Some smaller paint jobs and the jerrycan assembly are done. The bike gets the rubber tyres.
16. August at 02:12:33
Steven Van Dyck Most of the Hornet heads are placed today. The gun is completed and the half-track got primer red in the lockers.
18. August at 00:41:31
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August 16, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added the Bronco Sherman Cuff type workable tracks (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Sherman Cuff type workable tracks (Bronco AB3547)
Sherman Cuff type workable tracks
Bronco 1:35
2011 | New tool
16. August at 13:56:11 Share
Steven Van Dyck added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 16, 2018
Project: Sd.Kfz.251/7 in scale 1:35
1:35 Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. C (Cyber Hobby 9135)1:35 7.92mm MG-34 (RB Model 35B39)1:35 Transparent periscope for Sd.Kfz.251 series (AFV Club AC35005)5+
18. August 2016 at 01:39:25 Share
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Steven Van Dyck The last tool clamps are fixed and the wheels dryfitted.
20. October 2016 at 00:07:44
Steven Van Dyck The interior is masked off and the lockers have been finished. I'm waiting for less humidity now.
24. October 2016 at 01:05:28
Steven Van Dyck The red primer phase is done.
24. October 2016 at 21:35:44
Steven Van Dyck Now the Friuls are adapted to the drivetrain.
27. October 2016 at 00:58:25
Steven Van Dyck Again some action with the sd.kfz. painted German Grey and highlighted with a drop of pale blue.
23. August 2017 at 00:58:48
Steven Van Dyck Because the other vehicles are painted, the Sd.Kfz.251 also has to be more lively. With a lighter and a darker grey the effect is soon accomplished.
14. August at 01:24:20
herbert otto gille top project ziet er goed uit
15. August at 19:23:25
Steven Van Dyck Bedant, Otto. Dit project zit eigenlijk vast aan een groter geheel: Project: Sd.Kfz.6/1 Vandaag heb ik de maskering weggehaald.
16. August at 02:05:36
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August 14, 2018

Steven Van Dyck Added a new review for:
1:35 Sherman Cuff type workable tracks (Bronco AB3547)
Sherman Cuff type workable tracks
Bronco 1:35
2011 | New tool
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August 13, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 13, 2018
Project: Sd.Kfz. 232 "8-Rad" in scale 1:35
1:35 Sd.Kfz.232 Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (Tamiya 35297)1:35 Sd.Kfz.231/232 Barrel & Clearance Indicator Pole (AFV Club AG35035)1:35 Sd.Kfz.231/2 Wheel Set (Sovereign 2000 S2KA019)3+
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Steven Van Dyck Thanks, Dave, they're doing fine still but they prefer tiny bugs. I just added a large update with comparison pictures on the barrels, distance poles, additional stowage box and direction indicator protection bars.
14. July at 01:21:51
Steven Van Dyck Today the fuel tanks are added. Voyager made them oddly tiny, I think.
20. July at 00:17:36
Steven Van Dyck I found some Hobbyfan Sd.Kfz.231 figures in a store. One doesn't fit very well, maybe the Tamiya turret ring is wrong?
11. August at 22:10:45
Urban Gardini Great progress with this oldie in a new box!
11. August at 22:36:41
Steven Van Dyck Thanks, Urban. I had to replace the boxspring antenna. Soldering didn't work, it never does with me, so I glued it.
13. August at 02:08:23
Urban Gardini Try this product then! Just dab a click of the paste where you want to solder and then put the flame from a ordinary lighter next to it. Item - XG 50 Liquid Solder Paste Welding Flux SN63 Pb37 Leaded SMD BGA SMT Stencil
13. August at 12:53:22
Steven Van Dyck So it combusts in stead of needing to be heated? Interesting.
13. August at 13:00:48
Urban Gardini You heat it with the flame. No physical contact is needed.
13. August at 13:14:46
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August 11, 2018

Steven Van Dyck added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 0
11. August at 19:13:29 Share
Steven Van Dyck added the Panzer Concepts Sd.Kfz.9/2 Conversion: Drehkran (Hebekraft 10t) auf Fgst des schweren Zgkw 18t (1:35) to his stash.
11. August at 19:12:27 Share
Steven Van Dyck added the Hobby Fan Sd.Kfz. 231 Panzerfunkwagen Crew (1:35) to his stash.
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