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18 | 12. February 2020, 07:02
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Bruce Huxtable
And a superb result it is too! I missed your earlier posts but am glad to see your kit's full story. I am inspired to give link and length one more try.....
18. July, 11:13
Tom
Thanks Bruce 👍 Definitely give it a go, once you get the knack is becomes less frustrating 🙂 I think there are some good hacks, such as using tape to keep everything steady as you work your way around, probably some Youtube vids might be useful 👍
18. July, 13:22
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks for your tips,Tom.
18. July, 15:39
Tini Hendriks
Another beauty!
19. July, 22:11
Tom
Thx Tini, just clearing my backlog of unfinished kits before an order of 1:35 Shermans arrives 😄
20. July, 05:47

July 6, 2021

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My latest Sherman. 1:44 resin. Need to get some 1:144 decals now.
2 | 2. May 2020, 06:24

July 5, 2021

Tom owns this item
5. July, 08:53
Tom owns this item
5. July, 08:52
Tom owns this item
5. July, 08:52
Tom marked this item as on order
5. July, 04:55

July 4, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
7 | 5. February, 08:30
Tom
This was an interesting build. A long way from my comfortable Tamiya-zone experience. The antenna and the shovel were not fit for purpose, so I took a shovel from a 1:72 Opel Blitz and stretched some sprue for the antenna. Lost a lifting hook to a parallel quantum dimension off the end of my tweezers so I used the wire from a plastic tie strip. The gun attachment behind the mantlet looked like a dog had chewed it while it was still on the runner, so I cut a segment of bamboo chopstick that was the right diameter. The tracks seemed pretty good and formed nicely to the right shape, and then one of them snapped. I managed to bore the end of the gun out without destroying the plastic and without putting a hole in my finger. Quite pleased overall. I will give it a once over with primer and then I think it will look quite good with an olive drab base coat.
28. March, 09:58
Spanjaard
Looks nice 👍
4. July, 11:40
gorbygould
Good work.
4. July, 14:12
Tom
Thx guys 👍
4. July, 23:48

July 1, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
33 | 19. April, 13:44
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Tom
Job done, game over.
19. June, 04:52
James C
Pretty cool Tom and welcome to the dark side that is 1/35 scale armour 😉👍

Your build reminded me that I have this kit in the stash as well.
If/when I get around to it, I will probably do it in an early camo scheme.

This one inspired me to start my own, older Tamiya kit... the Panzer IV
19. June, 07:22
Neuling
Very good result! 👍
19. June, 08:37
Rui S
Now with a very Nice weathering. Well done 👍
19. June, 11:23
Tom
James, Neuling, Rui, thank you 👍 I am very pleased with the result and happy to cross the finish line. Now I can just enjoy the model without thinking about what I need to do next 😄

James, that PzIV looks good, are you posting pics?
19. June, 11:50

June 24, 2021

Tom marked this item as on order
24. June, 01:49

June 19, 2021

Tom completed this item
1:35 M4 Sherman (Tamiya 35190)
U.S. Medium Tank
M4 Sherman Early Production
Tamiya 1:35
35190 (190) 1995 | Changed parts
19. June, 07:18

June 18, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
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1:48
Planning what stowage to add.
5 | 3. January, 13:42
Tom
I like this Tamiya 1/48 MMV series. A bit easier on the eyes for building than 1/72, but still compact for my limited working/display space. Starting off with the Firefly.
3. January, 13:46
Tom
Build a basic paint job done. Got a coat of satin varnish on. Next step: planning some basic weathering - a bit of dust, etc.
11. April, 07:16
Tom
I want to get the basics done: dust, wear and tear, but I've not done weathering before. Should I airbrush the dust, or dot filter, or a general wash or filter? Any suggestions for basic treatments welcome. Cheers! 🙂
12. April, 12:09
JD
Here's a great tutorial to help get you started.. Youtube Video

 
12. April, 21:43
Tom
Excellent, thx JD! 👍
13. April, 01:39
JD
No problem! Also check out Dave's model workshop for another great tutorial Youtube Video

 
13. April, 02:00
Tom
Thanks JD, great resources! I spent half my life without the internet, how did we manage back then? 😄
13. April, 02:29
Tom
The thing holding me back is fear of failure. I should just dive in and try these things. I can't get kits very easily/economically where I am, so I hate the idea of trashing a kit. Especially a Sherman 😄
13. April, 02:31
JD
Yeah, just dive in and play and experiment like you are a kid again, and don't worry about messing things up, because failure is the greatest teacher. When I first started up again 5 years ago I was so afraid to mess up a model, that I built a little tank out of wood to learn to airbrush on, then later grabbed some toys from the local dollar store to practice on. When I felt comfortable enough I switched to actual models, and have been doing it ever since. It's a good idea to practice on stuff you don't care about first to gain experience 😉
13. April, 02:56
Tom
👍 👍
13. April, 03:07

June 12, 2021

Tom marked this item as on order
12. June, 02:46
Tom marked this item as on order
12. June, 02:46

June 9, 2021

Tom marked this item as on order
9. June, 11:36
Tom marked this item as on order
9. June, 11:36
Tom marked this item as on order
9. June, 11:35

June 8, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
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The packaging is designed to look like a sushi box.
7 | 5. June, 03:32
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Robbie
I am not surprised at this. When I was in Japan oh way back in the late '70's, many of the restaurants/food courts etc. had a display window that showed all the different dishes/offerings they had. They were all models. They looked very real and for awhile there I thought when they opened they cooked them up to be displayed and maybe later in the day replaced them. Turned out not real. Not sure the material they used but some rubber/latex thing.
6. June, 23:01
WhiteGlint
That's an unusual kit. I wonder if there are Takoyaki and Ebi Fry kits as well...
Would love to eat... no, build those. 😄
7. June, 10:31
Tom
We still see those display model dishes in the windows of Japanese restaurants here in Thailand. That's my second-favourite part, after the real food 😄 Yeah, takoyaki are another favourite, WG 👍
8. June, 02:07
akira kita
If in Japan, there are activities for foreign tourists to experience making food samples.
Of course including takoyaki or ebi fly. (^o^)
8. June, 13:12
Tom
I hope to go back one day, Akira: 1) See Fuji-san again 2) Go on a plamo tour 😄
8. June, 14:13

June 6, 2021

Tom now follows akira kita
6. June, 10:00

May 15, 2021

Tom and Mike B are now mates.
15. May, 03:22

May 10, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
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1:76
Camo scheme (from Tamiya)
8 | 29. March, 06:08
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Tom
Primed and some base coat on before rain stopped play (I spray outside). Tamiya Fine Surface Primer and then TS-3. I will finish up the tracks and wheels with a brush, base coat the vehicle with TS-3, attach tracks and fenders, and then camo 🙂
6. May, 03:20
Tom
Tracks painted, attached with fenders, build finished, 3-colour camo next.
9. May, 03:31
Peter Batin
Consistent systematic approach. Bravo!
What kind of camouflage do you want to paint?
9. May, 07:32
Tom
Peter, thanks 👍 - the Fujimi instructions only provide a scheme for grey, so I am following a Tamiya guide for yellow (base), green and brown (pic 15).
9. May, 12:37
Peter Batin
Thanks Tom. I continue to watch.
10. May, 05:56

May 5, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
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German Heavy Tractor SS-100 & 88mm Gun Flak37 (no. 27)
1 | 3. April, 06:32
Tom
Inspired by Rui's great album: My love for the Hobby | Album by mig
3. April, 06:59
Neuling
Thanks for showing! 👍
5. May, 11:01
Tom owns this item
5. May, 06:55
Tom owns this item
5. May, 06:55

April 29, 2021

Tom now follows jhull123
29. April, 03:27

April 28, 2021

Tom now follows Gordon
28. April, 02:42

April 27, 2021

Tom started this item
1:35 M4 Sherman (Tamiya 35190)
U.S. Medium Tank
M4 Sherman Early Production
Tamiya 1:35
35190 (190) 1995 | Changed parts
27. April, 01:44
Tom owns this item
27. April, 01:42

April 26, 2021

Tom wants this item
26. April, 01:02

April 23, 2021

Tom marked this item as on order
23. April, 09:07
Tom marked this item as on order
23. April, 09:06
Tom marked this item as on order
23. April, 09:06

April 22, 2021

Tom wants this item
22. April, 07:23

April 19, 2021

Tom added a new project.
1:35
In progress
1:35 M4 Sherman (Tamiya 35190)
 
1 | 19. April, 13:42
Tom owns this item
1:76 Jagdtiger (Fujimi 76208)
Jagdtiger
Fujimi 1:76
76208 (SWA8) 2009 | Changed box
19. April, 13:41
Tom owns this item
1:35 M4 Sherman (Tamiya 35190)
U.S. Medium Tank
M4 Sherman Early Production
Tamiya 1:35
35190 (190) 1995 | Changed parts
19. April, 13:41

April 18, 2021

Tom wants this item
1:76 Tiger II (Fujimi 76100)
German Heavy Tank
Tiger II
Fujimi 1:76
76100 (WA-1) 2013 | Changed ???
18. April, 12:27

April 16, 2021

Tom marked this item as on order
16. April, 06:07

April 15, 2021

Tom marked this item as on order
1:35 M4 Sherman (Tamiya 35190)
U.S. Medium Tank
M4 Sherman Early Production
Tamiya 1:35
35190 (190) 1995 | Changed parts
15. April, 11:19
Tom
My entry for #KITOFF4CHUF on Twitter.
15. April, 11:21

April 12, 2021

Tom
I keep getting "Upload failed" today 🙁 Any clues as to what I am doing wrong? Thanks!
12. April, 06:45
JD
Not to worry, it usually means the system needs a memory upgrade or something and our intrepid Webmaster is on the case.. 😎
12. April, 07:34
Tom
Cheers JD, got it 👍
12. April, 07:49
Spanjaard
reported yesterday already. you can see at feature request section
12. April, 08:22
Tom
Cheers Spanjaard 👍
12. April, 12:10

April 11, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
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1:72
Natural light.
16 | 1. February 2020, 06:31
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Tom
Thanks Cuajete 👍
10. April, 10:22
Thomas K.
Very nice 👍
10. April, 13:58
Stefan Schacht
well done 👍
10. April, 14:57
Rui S
Nicely done 👍
10. April, 16:14
Tom
Thomas, Stefan, Rui - thanks guys 👍
11. April, 02:38

April 10, 2021

Tom completed this item
10. April, 09:40

April 9, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
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1:76
Tamiya TS-3 base coat
6 | 25. March, 07:30
Tom
Build finished. Primer and base coat on next weekend. Time's up this week.
4. April, 14:15
Tom
Got up early to get the spray booth up and running before work. Elefant now built and primed. For a cheap 1:76 kit, I think it is starting to look good. The rubber tracks were horrible to put on, but they have a good shape. Dark yellow base coat next, for three-colour camo.
8. April, 07:18

April 7, 2021

Tom marked this item as on order
1:76 Jagdtiger (Fujimi 76208)
Jagdtiger
Fujimi 1:76
76208 (SWA8) 2009 | Changed box
7. April, 09:30
Tom owns this item
7. April, 09:27

April 3, 2021

Tom and Tini Hendriks are now mates.
3. April, 09:25

March 30, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
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1:1
This is the going rate for this kit on eBay right now :) Can't decide if I am disappointed that one of the 50 lucky peop...
13 | 26. September 2020, 08:09
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Tom
Nathan, the images of the golden noodles don't look so great tbh. So even though I really want one, I don't mind not having one. And I think my life would be over if I spent a grand on a kit 😄
Jan, Brandon, I guess it is pretty strange, but you summed it up perfectly, Brandon 👍
7. January, 08:53
Tini Hendriks
Very very awkward 🤔, but I love it 😀👍🏼
30. March, 08:37
Alexander Grivonev
The Japanese are a very fascinating people 😄
30. March, 08:48
Tini Hendriks
$29,50 and a Humbrol jar with gold paint would do the trick for me as well 😂(no offending)
30. March, 10:18
Tom
Tini, Alexander, the golden version is not on ebay anymore, so either someone paid a grand for it or the lucky and undeserving owner still has it. Plenty of standard kits on there though, get one while you can 😄
30. March, 14:20

March 29, 2021

Tom started this item
1:76 Jagdtiger (Fujimi 76208)
Jagdtiger
Fujimi 1:76
76208 (SWA8) 2009 | Changed box
29. March, 06:08
Tom added a new project.
1:76
In progress
1:76 Jagdtiger (Fujimi 76208)
 
1 | 29. March, 06:06

March 25, 2021

Tom owns this item
25. March, 08:41
Tom added a new project.
1:76
In progress
1:76 Elephant (Fujimi 76101)
 
25. March, 07:29

March 24, 2021

Tom completed this item
1:1 Cup Noodle (Bandai Spirits 5060591)
BEST HIT CHRONICLE
Cup Noodle
Bandai Spirits 1:1
5060591 (2527249) 2020 | New tool
24. March, 12:24
Tom owns this item
1:48 T-34-85 (Tamiya 32599)
Russian Medium Tank
T-34-85
Tamiya 1:48
32599 (99) 2021 | New tool
24. March, 12:22
Tom owns this item
1:48 T-34/76 Tank (HobbyBoss 84806)
Russian
T-34/76 Tank (Model 1942 Factory No.112)
HobbyBoss 1:48
84806 2006 | New tool
24. March, 12:22

March 11, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
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1:12
Final pic, recreating the box art, kind of.
29 | 24. January, 14:09
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Stephan H.
These are the droids we are looking for 🙂 nice work!
10. March, 08:11
Tom
Thanks Stephan! Great avatar 🙂
10. March, 10:17
Spanjaard
both look great!
10. March, 10:35
Tom
Thanks Spanjaard! 👍
11. March, 05:58
Stephan H.
Representing !😉
11. March, 07:07

March 7, 2021

Tom marked this item as on order
7. March, 12:19
Tom marked this item as on order
1:48 T-34/76 Tank (HobbyBoss 84806)
Russian
T-34/76 Tank (Model 1942 Factory No.112)
HobbyBoss 1:48
84806 2006 | New tool
7. March, 12:18
Tom marked this item as on order
7. March, 12:16

February 17, 2021

Tom wants this item
17. February, 09:23
Tom wants this item
17. February, 09:23
Tom marked this item as on order
1:48 King Tiger (Tamiya 32536)
German
King Tiger Production Turret
Tamiya 1:48
32536 2006 | New tool
17. February, 09:22

February 16, 2021

Tom marked this item as on order
16. February, 01:34

February 15, 2021

Tom wants this item
1:48 KV-2 (HobbyBoss 84816)
Russian
KV-2 Tank
HobbyBoss 1:48
84816 2006 | Changed parts
15. February, 13:28

February 11, 2021

Tom wants this item
11. February, 07:53
Tom wants this item
1:48 King Tiger (Tamiya 32536)
German
King Tiger Production Turret
Tamiya 1:48
32536 2006 | New tool
11. February, 07:53
Tom wants this item
11. February, 07:52
Tom marked this item as on order
1:48 JS-2 (Tamiya 32571)
Russian Heavy Tank
JS-2 Model 1944 ChKZ
Tamiya 1:48
32571 2012 | New tool
11. February, 07:51
Tom marked this item as on order
1:48 T-34-85 (Tamiya 32599)
Russian Medium Tank
T-34-85
Tamiya 1:48
32599 (99) 2021 | New tool
11. February, 07:50

February 8, 2021

Tom completed this item
1:12 C-3PO & R2-D2 (Bandai 0223297)
Star Wars The Last Jedi
C-3PO & R2-D2
Bandai 1:12
0223297 (2393011) 2017 | Model set Multi-topic (2)
8. February, 14:31

February 7, 2021

Tom owns this item
7. February, 09:33

February 6, 2021

Tom wants this item
6. February, 04:58
Tom started this item
6. February, 02:54
Tom started this item
1:12 C-3PO & R2-D2 (Bandai 0223297)
Star Wars The Last Jedi
C-3PO & R2-D2
Bandai 1:12
0223297 (2393011) 2017 | Model set Multi-topic (2)
6. February, 02:53

February 5, 2021

Tom added a new photoalbum.
1 | 5. February, 11:58
Tom added a new project.
5. February, 11:56
Tom added a new project.
1:76
In progress
1:76 105mm M4A3 Sherman U.S. Army Medium Tank (Fujimi 76220)
 
5. February, 08:29
Tom
Hoping my eyes can manage 1:76...
5. February, 08:35
Tom marked this item as on order
1:48 Elefant (Tamiya 32589)
German Heavy Tank Destroyer
Elefant
Tamiya 1:48
32589 2016 | New tool
5. February, 04:06
Tom marked this item as on order
5. February, 04:06
Tom completed this item
No Doraemon (Bandai 0219754)
Doraemon Figure-rise Mechanics
Bandai
0219754 2017 | New tool
5. February, 03:47

January 25, 2021

Tom owns this item
25. January, 14:13
Tom owns this item
25. January, 14:11
Tom owns this item
25. January, 14:11

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