William De Coster Thanks friends, especially for demystifying the what I assumed was a patriotic slogan, it indeed seems to read Vladimir Mayakovsky - good catch Bob, I learned something on a Friday evening...
28. February, 17:10
Bob Hall I only ask because if so, that is not to criticize but it was spelled wrong. is it a decal from the kit ? Влади́мир Маяко́вский, is the proper spelling. The Tank looks great, I was just curious and was a bit confused by the spelling.
28. February, 18:58
William De Coster That's a very interesting observation Bob, it was a kit decal, I have uploaded a picture of the decal sheet (the model comes from the Heller 1945 The Last Battle gift box) - and I believe I found a picture of the real tank... The decal seems to match the picture, but I don't know in how far the writing in the picture is correct - maybe it's a "soldiers slang" spelling ? Thanks very much for the very interesting input
29. February, 13:51
M Ferguson Most impressive. Gives me a couple of ideas to try with this 1:76 classic .
29. February, 20:14
William De Coster Thanks M, I find these cheap oldies perfect to practice new techniques on, with the challenge to try to make them look more realistic then they are
1. March, 16:09
M Ferguson Fair enough. I've got several similar experiments on the go, as far as gleaning more detail and realism from basic kits .
1. March, 23:10
William De Coster I know - it's a challenge
Meanwhile I have posted adding mud, grime and dust & dirt to the kit in another album - otherwise this album becomes too bulky to browse through... if only I could find a way to add the link here... or link these albums together somehow...
3. March, 22:19
Tom Great update and great process shots, worth a thousand words to see materials, products and techniques like that
4. March, 01:37
William De Coster Thanks Tom, I wish I had more time to play and experiment with this model... Meanwhile I made some progress, and added some pictures to the second gallery (if only I could put a link here) about adding the wheels and tracks and replacing the gun barrel