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EnsignExpendabl added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 18, 2017
28. February at 05:47:32 Share
Markus Kutsch I do not think all of the "cool kids" paint in oil. I tried both methods (oil / acrylic) and both have its advantages. Oil is easy to blend(blending). But the drying time is relatively long. And the colors Look a bit different after drying. Acrylic is drying super fast, does not smell and is available in many colors. I have used the Andrea Fleshpaint set for my last figures (Around the Corner, Hue 68 . I am really enthusiastic about the opacity and how great the highlight and shadows match each other.
The disadvantage is that they do not blend so well. It should be applied layer by layer in thin layers. My problem is aware of this .... I have to invest more time for the individual layers and dilute more.In my taste I rather work with acrylic but especially with the weathering, oil colors are indispensable for me.
07. March at 18:49:19
Markus Kutsch But you did a great Job on your Figures
07. March at 18:50:06
gorbygould The ICM Soviet NCO looks very good. I assume that these are 1/35 figures?
08. March at 16:40:23
EnsignExpendabl Yes, these are all 1/35th scale. That particular one is from the "Soviet Staff Personnel (1943-1945)" kit.
08. March at 17:14:34
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November 05, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 05, 2017
Project: BT-7 mod. 1935 command tank in scale 1:35
1:35 BT-7 (Eastern Express 35110)1:35 BT-7 (Zvezda 3545)1:35 45 mm 20 K tank barrel (model 1934) (Aber 35L112)4+
27. September at 21:15:52 Share
Bart Goesaert nice start
29. September at 13:35:13
Dave Flitton Watching - this should be interesting
29. September at 18:36:55
Rui S Now now, Well, well. This is one I will not lose 8) ;)
So far Zvezda is beating EE.
I've several EE in my stash. I couldn't imagine that the plastic is so brittle :(
I usually associate brittle plastic with good detail... like ICM kits.
01. October at 02:14:41
Danumurthi Mahendra Very nice set of PEs
01. October at 05:50:27
EnsignExpendabl This is as far as I can get before starting to paint, which I can't start on due to construction of the non-scale variety. Going to put this one away and start on another kit.
05. November at 18:33:14
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October 20, 2017

EnsignExpendabl and Matthias Weiss are now mates.
20. October at 17:38:53 Share

October 17, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 16, 2017
Project: BA-64 in scale 1:35
1:35 BA-64(r) (MiniArt 35110)1:35 Tank Crew (MiniArt 35009)1:35 Soviet Staff Personnel (ICM 35612)
16. April at 02:27:19 Share
Spanjaard excellent.
16. April at 09:28:12
James C Very cool!
16. April at 11:00:10
Zsolt Czegle Great work!
17. April at 17:30:07
17. April at 18:46:35
gorbygould Nice little dio. Out of interest, do you know why it has rip saw on the side? Just seems an odd thing for an armoured car to have - is the Black & Decker Workmate inside?
17. April at 20:01:26
EnsignExpendabl Saws are pretty standard instruments for Soviet armoured vehicles, the T-34 has a big two-man one on the side. I suspect it's used in case you need to make The Log https://tankarchives.blogspot.ca/2016/03/the-log.html
17. April at 20:14:00
gorbygould Thanks for clearing that up. Not being a tanky person I was a little confused.
18. April at 08:22:59
Oleg Mordasov Very good dio!
11. October at 11:35:09
Rui S Nice Vignette EnsignExpendabl
I wonder what colour did you use to paint the interior? It seems a bit dark...
11. October at 14:44:56
Dan M Nice one! Figures, weathering of the vehicle, the small dio, they're all very nicely done
11. October at 14:54:42
EnsignExpendabl The inside of the turret is painted using the 4BO colour modulation set from Vallejo, the inside of the hull is painted with Golden Acrylic Titan Buff.
17. October at 22:36:47
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October 01, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 0
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1:35 BT-7 (Zvezda 3545)1:35 Georgian Legion (Dragon 6277)1:35 NKVD Troops (Alanger 035205)
01. October at 02:18:59 Share
Rui S I will follow this one with interest.
I could also recommend:
https://scalemates.com/kits/..-mb3517-german-captives-1944
Just a thought :S
01. October at 02:59:30
Danumurthi Mahendra Interesting!
01. October at 05:49:09
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EnsignExpendabl added the Ultracast Russian Heads WWII, Tank Crew 1941-45 (1:35) to his stash.
01. October at 02:03:02 Share

September 28, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 27, 2017
Project: Command Panzers in scale 1:35
1:35 Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen IKLA (Master Box LTD MB3502)1:35 Pz.Bef.Wg.1 (Dragon 6597)1:35 Kommando Panzer IB (Italeri 207)
27. September at 21:27:43 Share
Rui S Nice model EnsignExpendabl.
The only issue IMHO -I'm sure you don't mind me saying- is the track sagg going up immediately in front of the left side idler wheel (photo 3).
28. September at 01:54:44
Alec K Wow, very excellent and fine work
28. September at 04:25:14
EnsignExpendabl Yes, @Rui, the tracks didn't quite sag as well as I expected them to... But alas, without workable tracks, there is no way to change that after they are in place.

@Alec thanks!
28. September at 06:11:55
Alexander G. Fantastic result!
28. September at 17:01:06
Mike Daniels Very good. The wear and tear effects, and the overall 'oilly' look. Superb!
28. September at 18:43:01
Choppa Nutta Very good wear and tear effects
28. September at 21:59:35
EnsignExpendabl Thanks, everyone!
28. September at 22:38:38
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EnsignExpendabl added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 16 images
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1:35 BT-7 (Eastern Express 35110)1:35 BT-7 (Zvezda 3545)1:35 45 mm 20 K tank barrel (model 1934) (Aber 35L112)4+
19. September 2016 at 04:33:46 Share
C Marques de Sá Great! Will be following this project!
19. September 2016 at 05:31:19
EnsignExpendabl Finally getting started on this guy. I picked up a ton of aftermarket parts since I started planning, so there's no point in delaying it any longer. I have a lot of improvements to this positively ancient plastic planned, so it will be a large WIP album.
27. September at 21:17:39
Rui S I'm in,
I like this tank and I've 2 in my stash.
28. September at 02:11:13
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September 27, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added the RB Model 45mm 20K - BT-5, BT-7, BA-6 (1:72) to his stash.
27. September at 21:14:32 Share

September 25, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 24, 2017
Project: Command Panzers in scale 1:35
1:35 Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen IKLA (Master Box LTD MB3502)1:35 Pz.Bef.Wg.1 (Dragon 6597)1:35 Kommando Panzer IB (Italeri 207)
25. July at 03:20:07 Share
EnsignExpendabl I ended up with three PzI command tanks. I bought the Italeri first, for the rusty tank diorama where I wanted a cheap, small kit. Then I saw the Dragon one at a price I couldn't pass up. The MB kit was the first time I ever saw a PzI Ausf. A command tank, plus there was an intriguing sticker on the box: "Bonus Dragon tracks and PE". I couldn't pass that one up either, so here we are.

Upon opening the boxes, I was pleasantly surprised. Dragon threw in the standard sprue full of spare wheels, the Italeri box had a set of link to link tracks inside (manufacturer not labelled), but the Master Box was the most surprising of all. Inside was a whole bag of goodies marked Dragon USA, including four sprues of track links (these might be Dragon, but they're not Magic Tracks) and suspension bits, and a huge photo etch fret, much bigger than the one that came with the original kit (that one is still included in the box and only includes the muffler meshes). Looks like I'll be able to beef up both of the "weaker" kits with superior Dragon components! Stay tuned!
25. July at 03:29:33
Ingo F Nice, i am in.
04. September at 23:23:59
Rui S I'm tuned ;)
04. September at 23:50:24
reisender.ab Hi Ensign, looks as if you have made already some progress. Just some comments from my side. The Dragon shows the first or second production typ. I only know three-colour-schema Reichswehr vehicles with this antenna arrangement. The Italerie is in its configuration (extra armour on the front, storage box on the rear and the air inlets a tropical version. Maybe the Dragon has some spare parts to make it a European, if you want. The masterbox is a nice one too, but I will build mine with a chassis from Tristar as I prefer their level of detail. Enjoy your build and let us see how it looks in the end. You can find some good pictures in the Tankograd Wehrmacht Special No 4009.
05. September at 14:27:24
Rui S Also in Tankograd Wehrmacht Special No 4002
05. September at 18:23:22
Dave Flitton Watching!!
05. September at 18:38:31
EnsignExpendabl reisender.ab Oh, I already did a gray painting scheme that I am very happy with :( I should have known better than to trust the manual with colour schemes.
08. September at 15:42:55
reisender.ab Hi Ensign, maybe someone knows how the few vehicles, which received the antenna frame, where used later. If they have been upgraded to actual standard in the later years, they may have removed the frame antenna.
09. September at 11:20:25
EnsignExpendabl I'm really bad at incremental updates, it turns out. Anway, here is an in progress shot. I haven't added a flat coat on top, but it looks pretty good without it. Thoughts?
24. September at 21:53:38
Bastian Bäuerle The painting of panzergrau looks very good. Great job!
24. September at 22:30:11
reisender.ab Congrats, on the good job. Looks perfect.
25. September at 08:51:43
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August 06, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added the RB Model 57mm OQF 6 Pdr Mk.III L/36.5 - Crusader, Cromwell, Churchill / 1 (1:35) to his completed kits.
06. August at 01:14:57 Share
EnsignExpendabl added the Italaerei Crusader III (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Crusader III (Italaerei 219)
 
Crusader III British Cruiser Tank
Italaerei 1:35
219
1976 | New tool
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06. August at 01:14:53 Share
EnsignExpendabl added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Cruiser Tank Mk.VI Crusader III in scale 1:35
1:35 Crusader III (Italaerei 219)1:35 57mm OQF 6 Pdr Mk.III L/36.5 - Crusader, Cromwell, Churchill / 1 (RB Model 35B017)
06. August at 01:10:38 Share

July 30, 2017

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Updated: August 02, 2017
Project: Cruiser Tank Mk.VI Crusader III in scale 1:35
1:35 Crusader III (Italaerei 219)1:35 57mm OQF 6 Pdr Mk.III L/36.5 - Crusader, Cromwell, Churchill / 1 (RB Model 35B017)
19. July at 04:30:53 Share
James C Cool. This one is near the top of my to-do list as well.
20. July at 01:52:23
Rui S Nice progress EnsignExpendabl
As to the wheels it's a tank, so... ;)
20. July at 01:58:19
Rui S And you did the right thing, hehehe ;)
Nice progress EnsignExpendabl
22. July at 20:40:07
Markus Kutsch Great build.....keep up
30. July at 11:00:06
Rui S The turret weathering is looking great
30. July at 14:24:04
C Marques de Sá Looks very nice! Is that a commons british desert camouflage?
30. July at 17:56:06
EnsignExpendabl Thank you! Markus and Rui!

I've seen the camo scheme on pictures of other British tanks, but not the Crusader. I messed up the edge of one of the brown spots, which inspired me to try it out.
30. July at 19:57:40
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July 26, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 0
1:35 sig 33 auf PzKpfw 1 Ausf B (Maquette MQ-3508)1:35 Separate tracks for models (Master Box LTD MB3505)
26. July at 17:58:48 Share
EnsignExpendabl added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 0
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1:35 Churchill Mk.III (AFV Club AF35153)1:35 Churchill Mk.III (AFV Club 35153) (E.T. Model C35-006)
26. July at 17:52:36 Share
EnsignExpendabl added the MiniArt BA-64(r) (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 BA-64(r) (MiniArt 35110)
PANZERSPAHWAGEN
BA-64(r) /CREW
MiniArt 1:35
35110
2010 | Changed decals
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26. July at 17:49:36 Share
EnsignExpendabl added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 0
1:35 Soviet Heavy Tank KV-2 (Zvezda 3608)1:35 KV-2 (E.T. Model C35-019)
26. July at 17:39:23 Share

July 23, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added a new project.
Status: On hold | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 2 with 14 images
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1:35 Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen IKLA (Master Box LTD MB3502)1:35 Pz.Bef.Wg.1 (Dragon 6597)1:35 Kommando Panzer IB (Italeri 207)
23. July at 23:24:47 Share

July 22, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added the Pegasus Hobbies Camouflage Netting to his stash.
No Camouflage Netting (Pegasus Hobbies 5192)
 
Camouflage Netting (tan)
Pegasus Hobbies
5192
200x | New tool
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22. July at 23:40:55 Share
EnsignExpendabl added the Master Box LTD Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen IKLA (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen IKLA (Master Box LTD MB3502)
 
Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen IKLA
Master Box LTD 1:35
MB3502
2004 | New tool
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22. July at 23:40:44 Share

July 20, 2017

EnsignExpendabl and Ingo F are now mates.
20. July at 22:38:05 Share

July 19, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added the ASUKA Model Medium Tank M4A3E2 Sherman "Jumbo" in 1:35 to his wishlist
19. July at 16:38:16 Share
EnsignExpendabl added the SOL Model M4A3E8 Sherman in 1:16 to his wishlist
1:16 M4A3E8 Sherman (SOL Model MM069)
 
M4A3E8 Sherman
SOL Model 1:16
MM069
2012 | New tool
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19. July at 16:37:54 Share
EnsignExpendabl added the ASUKA Model "Easy Eight" in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 "Easy Eight" (ASUKA Model 35-040)
U.S Army M4A3E8 Sherman
"Easy Eight" Thunderbolt VII
ASUKA Model 1:35
35-040
2016 | Changed decals
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19. July at 16:37:42 Share

June 17, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added the RB Model 57mm OQF 6 Pdr Mk.III L/36.5 - Crusader, Cromwell, Churchill / 1 (1:35) to his stash.
17. June at 03:07:56 Share
EnsignExpendabl added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 2 with 26 images
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1:35 Crusader III (Italaerei 219)1:35 57mm OQF 6 Pdr Mk.III L/36.5 - Crusader, Cromwell, Churchill / 1 (RB Model 35B017)
17. June at 03:03:51 Share

May 27, 2017

EnsignExpendabl added the E.T. Model T-34/76 Mod.1942 Fender (Dragon) (1:35) to his stash.
27. May at 23:46:47 Share
EnsignExpendabl added the E.T. Model BT-7 (Mod.1935) Fender (Tamiya35309) (1:35) to his stash.
27. May at 23:46:21 Share
EnsignExpendabl added the E.T. Model BT-7 (Mod.1935) Basic Set (Tamiya35309) (1:35) to his stash.
27. May at 23:46:19 Share

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