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5 | 22. May 2020, 00:43
Danny Janssens
Wich brand are the metal tracks?
3. April, 16:40
Rui S
Very nice work 👍
3. April, 17:31
Xerxes
Great Project. Nice paint job (x)
3. April, 20:10
Al
Hi Danny, sorry for the delayed response; Friul metal tracks almost exclusively on all models.
Thank you Rul s and Xerxes.
25. April, 09:16

September 19, 2020

Al added a new photoalbum.
9 | 17. September 2020, 23:38
Michael Osadciw
It looks great, nice work. The weathering on the fenders is particularly amazing.
18. September 2020, 00:03
Neuling
I agree with Michael. You make plastic look like real metal.
18. September 2020, 20:04
Al
Thank you both, I give all credit to the Uschi Dark Iron burnishing powder!
18. September 2020, 22:00
Jay G.
Looks great!!!! Love the work of the paint effects. May I ask how you achieved it??? Getting ready to finish a Afrika corps panzerjager 1 and would like to show the original grey paint under the afrika color.
18. September 2020, 22:37
Al
Of course! I use a piece of packing foam/sponge and tear off little bits to create even more texture. I apply 3 consecutive coats of the following acrylic paints Rust Texture by Vallejo. When dry I apply Dark Chocolate brown (sometimes sold as Mecha chipping brown) and a final coat of Tamiya Dark Iron.

You want to dab this out onto a paper towel, the key is to wok in very light passes; practice on the bottom of your vehicle.

When all is dry I rub on Uschi Dark Iron powder; I use my finger tip and really burnish it in.

I also work in sub-assemblies, in fact when I airbrush, the model is more unassembled than it is assembled. Each wheel, fender, door, hatch and tool is painted, weathered and allowed to dry before final assembly.
19. September 2020, 13:02
Al
For showing exposed undercoat of paint you could use the sponge technique above combined with the hairspray technique (Panzer Grey enamel rattle can followed by hairspray 24 hours later, followed by Afrika sand)
After the hairspray technique you can finalize by sponge dabbing on panzer grey over the Afrika Korps sand color. The desert winds sandblast vehicles a lot but there is little ambient moisture to cause too much rust but you do see some rust, just not like the South Pacific.

The initial Afrika Korps paints were applied in the field much the same as winter white so there should be lots of "holidays" or missed portions.
19. September 2020, 13:10
gorbygould
That weathering is pretty remarkable.
19. September 2020, 14:05
Al
Thank you; I read that some tank crews were in continuous operations for 29 months without a break and that includes their tank except for field maintenance.
19. September 2020, 14:57
Jay G.
Thanks for the info Al!!!!! I'll give it a go.
19. September 2020, 19:21
Olivier
Nice ! But I doubt that any Tiger had time enough to rust like this one in operation. 29 months of continuous ops w.o. leave or back to training periods seems odd. The German army was well organised until the last few weeks of the war. And most armoured vehicles did not last very long in the field.
19. September 2020, 19:35

September 17, 2020

Al added a new project.
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1:35 Tiger I Late Production (Rye Field Model RM-5015)
 
1 | 17. September 2020, 23:37
Al completed this item
17. September 2020, 23:37

September 9, 2020

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Flakpanther D using the very old Italeri Panther D hull and tracks and a Flakvierling 2cm turret in resin
3 | 9. September 2020, 15:13
Al added a new photoalbum.
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Project: sturer emil
Scratchbuilt
5 | 8. September 2020, 12:45
Al
A few builds and dioramas from last year
8. September 2020, 13:26
8. September 2020, 13:35
Spanjaard
the bike dio is amazing.
8. September 2020, 13:36
Al
Thank you; the amazing thing is they just rode through a minefield LOL!
8. September 2020, 17:34
Neuling
Nice dios! Those bikers not only withstood the minefield they will also successfully fend off the corona virus! 👍
9. September 2020, 06:14
Al
Thank you and LMFAO! Good one on the Coronavirus and the masks!!!
9. September 2020, 15:03

September 8, 2020

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10 | 4. September 2020, 17:27
Neuling
Very cool diorama! 👍👍 - Btw you built an air force Schwimmwagen: Number plate "WL" means "Wehrmacht Luftwaffe".
5. September 2020, 09:39
Al
Thank you; yes the Luftwaffe had to loan out the Schwimmwagen for some recon work. 🙂
7. September 2020, 13:27
Spanjaard
wow. that is certainly one of a kind of a dio.... not the usual subjects. excellent!
7. September 2020, 14:35
Al
I'm fascinated with the Aerosan; the Russians have always had interesting military equipment and a fairly good military.
8. September 2020, 18:02
Olivier
Close encounters of the Xth kind...

Nice !
8. September 2020, 21:53
Al
Thanks Olivier!
8. September 2020, 23:44
Al added a new project.
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8. September 2020, 13:18

September 4, 2020

Al added a new project.
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1:35 Aerosan RF-8/GAZ-98 (Trumpeter 02322)1:35 Schwimmwagen Type 166 (Tamiya 35224)
 
1 | 4. September 2020, 17:20

September 2, 2020

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6 | 1. September 2020, 16:04
Al
I love Rye Field Models; just built this kit from my stash and it was the most detailed Tiger I've handled, even better than the Trumpeter and AFV kits and that's saying a lot.
1. September 2020, 20:57
joe strenko
That is a great level of mastery in chipping on that Berg..very realistic looking..you can tell she's been around and seen a lot of action In battle
1. September 2020, 22:31
Al
Thank you; I had read an article by a German WW2 Tank crewman who had been in combat continuously for 29 months! It spoke to me of the enormous wear and tear on their equipment.
2. September 2020, 20:52

September 1, 2020

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2 | 31. August 2020, 20:32
Al
Tamiya Tiger I Late in 1/35 with peel and stick Zimmerit, also an Aber barrel. This kit is a bit old especially compared to the RMF Tiger I just got into!
31. August 2020, 21:03
Spanjaard
that is a beautiful Tiger you got here. congratulations
31. August 2020, 21:42
Al
Thank you. It's an older kit but fairly simple. I got it on eBay years ago. It came with Verlinden interior kit but I didn't use it.
1. September 2020, 01:00
Neuling
Good work on this big game! I like picture No. 3: "Jawohl, Herr Hauptmann!"
1. September 2020, 07:50
Al
Jawoh!!! He's actually the commander so I'm going to pretend he is merely shading his eyes, like when you are in the movie theater and you first walk outside?
1. September 2020, 20:19
Al added a new photoalbum.
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i love the vinyl tires; I soak them in alcohol if they are real shiny but most just need a soapy water wash. When dry t...
6 | 23. August 2020, 01:23
Rui S
Great dio. Very well done 👍
25. August 2020, 13:02
Spanjaard
wow, amazing job Al!
25. August 2020, 14:26
Gary Dahlström
Eye candy in its' roughest form. Great job!
25. August 2020, 16:01
Al
Thank you both, I need to blend and dust in the rubble piles; it doesn't look like rubble to me in the pictures, it looks like somebody dumped a load of debris in the middle of the road LOL!
26. August 2020, 12:01
Spanjaard
some smaller debris and dust may help blend it in?
26. August 2020, 17:47
Al
Yes, absolutely but my workbench is full and then some
30. August 2020, 11:42
Olivier
Do not be too hard with yourself. I like this diorama. Might a very light coat of buff or gray paint with your airbrush help with the blending ?
30. August 2020, 20:02
Al
Thanks; I might just give that a crack, also a little pigment powder.
1. September 2020, 20:17
Al added a new project.
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1:35 Bergepanzer Tiger I (Rye Field Model RM-5008)
 
1. September 2020, 15:57

August 31, 2020

Al added a new project.
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31. August 2020, 20:49
Al completed this item
1:35 Tiger I (Tamiya 35146)
Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181
Tiger I Late Version
Tamiya 1:35
35146 (146) 1989 | New tool
31. August 2020, 20:26

August 26, 2020

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This is a "cuff style" which holds the tracks to be pinned with the guide horns facing up
Project: Maus
1:35 Maus (Dragon 6007)
4 | 13. August 2020, 13:25
Spanjaard
i need to remember this idea when i get into some Friuls that i have waiting in my stash....
25. August 2020, 14:31
Al
It works so much better than the old way of cutting individual pins but PLEASE be careful when you trim the sewing pins, they are hardened and will fly off like projectiles
Also please don't use your hobby cutters, use wire cutters, you will break your hobby cutters. Otherwise it's so easy and quick.
26. August 2020, 12:00
26. August 2020, 17:49

August 25, 2020

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This is what a brace of 10 track links looks like ready to be pinned
Project: Friulmodel
Scratchbuilt
3 | 13. August 2020, 14:21
Treehugger
Ah, so you do not use the included wire in the Friumodel track kit, but instead using these pins? And if so, do these pins go all the way over the width of the track?
13. August 2020, 14:47
Al
Yes, that wire is quite flimsy and requires you to drill them out one at a time. I usually order several packs of the pins and get the 1 3/8" ones. If the tracks are wider I find longer pins. Use Extra-Fine, normal sewing pins are a bit too fat.
13. August 2020, 14:56
Spanjaard
excellent idea, and the also the jig
25. August 2020, 14:28

August 16, 2020

Al added a new photoalbum.
7 | 15. August 2020, 20:44
Ben M
Amazing weathering. This tiger is metal af
15. August 2020, 21:14
Al
Thank you, it's one of the better Tiger kits I've had a chance to build, the molding has very realistic metallic surfacing.
15. August 2020, 21:58
Neuling
That tank really looks like a chunk of heavy metal! 👍
16. August 2020, 08:44
Al
It's the burnishing compound, I love this stuff and probably over use it but thank you!
16. August 2020, 17:09

August 15, 2020

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Project: Maus3
1:35 GERMAN SUPER TANK 'MAUS' (Cyber Hobby 9133)1:35 Set of Barrels for German Heavy Tank Maus V-2 (Aber 35L-225)1:35 MAUS V2 tracks with sprockets (Workable) (Takom 2094)
3 | 15. August 2020, 18:57
Spanjaard
Excellent
15. August 2020, 19:02
Al
Thank you! I'm about done with the Maus although it has a lot of flat surfaces that encourage weathering.
15. August 2020, 19:07
Al completed this item
15. August 2020, 18:55
Al
These are excellent and are very workable.
15. August 2020, 19:06
Al completed this item
15. August 2020, 18:55
Al added a new project.
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1:35 GERMAN SUPER TANK 'MAUS' (Cyber Hobby 9133)1:35 Set of Barrels for German Heavy Tank Maus V-2 (Aber 35L-225)1:35 MAUS V2 tracks with sprockets (Workable) (Takom 2094)
Pz.Kpfw. VIII Maus
3R Military Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945)
104
1945 Fictitious marking
Dark Yellow, Dark Green, Red Brown
 
2 | 15. August 2020, 18:11

August 13, 2020

Al added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Maus
1:35 Maus (Dragon 6007)
10 | 11. August 2020, 22:11
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Al
Thank you Guy, I used Tamiya and my old airbrush.
12. August 2020, 23:27
Lenny Li
Very nice steel effect, next time try to use a pencil, you will be surprised!
13. August 2020, 01:16
Chris Church
Stunning. Very, very well done!
13. August 2020, 01:35
Al
Thank you both; I actually try the pencil and it works very well but the Uschi powder works best for me.
13. August 2020, 14:13
Spanjaard
i was thinking about using graphite powder... but i guess you just answered when you mentioned the pencil😉
13. August 2020, 14:35
Al added a new project.
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1 | 13. August 2020, 14:20
Al added a new photoalbum.
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6 | 31. July 2020, 18:15
Bob Hall
Top Notch, Top !
1. August 2020, 03:24
Spanjaard
beautiful
5. August 2020, 08:44
Al
Thanks guys. I'm not a fan of full interior kits though.
5. August 2020, 19:30
Treehugger
Interesting seeing the model next to a forest.

I've been wondering if I should make some trickery to my Challenger tank, by blending two photo, so that I can show this tank in a farm field, and remove the excess (the stand) so that the tank *maybe* looks like it is really in the field in 1:1 size. 🙂 That way one can match the lighting and get some realistic shadows, and match it with the field nearby, if one takes the photos at the same time of day and with the same angle vs sun/shadows.
5. August 2020, 19:42
Al
If you are using your phone's camera it has amazing capabilities to give depth of field or to bore down, I encourage you to do this! Also it's not trickery, it's art. Frankly I photograph outdoors because there is no substitute for sunlight to add realism.
12. August 2020, 12:13
Al
I've just finished the Tiger I by Trumpeter and it's on my finish table for weathering, will post another album later this week. Having built the Tiger I by Academy, AFV Club and Tamiya, this was the best; the cast surface texturing was superb.
12. August 2020, 15:01
Wayne Lee
Superb detail on exhaust pipe, rust/texture is very convincing! Bravo!
12. August 2020, 15:20
Al
You should have a go at the Trumpeter kit one day Anna, it's really one of their better ones.
12. August 2020, 23:22
Al
Thank you Wayne, all I need to do for inspiration is look at the piles of rusty junk outside my barn ha!
12. August 2020, 23:23
13. August 2020, 08:57

August 11, 2020

Al added a new project.
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1:35 Maus (Dragon 6007)
 
1 | 11. August 2020, 22:08
Al owns this item
1:35 Maus (Dragon 6007)
Maus German Super Heavy Tank
Dragon 1:35
6007 1993 | New tool
11. August 2020, 22:07

July 31, 2020

Al completed this item
1:35 Tiger I (Academy 13239)
Tiger I 'Early' version with full interior
Academy 1:35
13239 201* | Changed box
31. July 2020, 18:09

July 23, 2020

Al added a new photoalbum.
3 | 17. July 2020, 17:22
Neuling
This really is something off the beaten track. I like it!
18. July 2020, 18:15
Rui S
Very Good indeed. lot of attention to the details and nice figure painting. Well done 👍
18. July 2020, 21:24
Al
Thank you; the kite/copter was a bit finnicky to work with. The resin figures are easier to paint than the styrene ones i found. I use highly diluted enamel paints to wash the colors instead of trying to control paint. My styrene figures are frustrating and I'm never happy with them.
19. July 2020, 22:12
Spanjaard
excellent job. certainly different than most dios. really great
23. July 2020, 00:28
Al
Thank you; it's definitely a "what if" that gave me an excuse to combine some oddball equipment.
23. July 2020, 13:11
Al added a new photoalbum.
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5 | 17. July 2020, 18:43
James C
Great job on a cool subject. 👍
17. July 2020, 20:10
Rui S
I agree, nice details, well done 👍
17. July 2020, 20:45
Al
Thank you both; I built it last year and now I already want to redo it with the things I learned from everyone up here.
18. July 2020, 12:09
Spanjaard
you mean get a another kit and do it again, or you will remove the paint from this one?? looks really good as it is
23. July 2020, 00:30
Al
i might redo this one because i'm running out of room for displays. Thank you. The danger of coming up here is I keep learning more techniques and then I wish I knew then what i do now.
23. July 2020, 13:09
Al added a new photoalbum.
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5 | 17. July 2020, 19:12
Spanjaard
well done!
23. July 2020, 00:29

July 17, 2020

Al added a new project.
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1:35 M2A1 Half-Track (Dragon 6329)
 
17. July 2020, 19:09
Al completed this item
17. July 2020, 19:00
Al added a new project.
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1:35 DUKW Amphibious Truck (Italeri 6392)
 
17. July 2020, 18:40
Al added a new project.
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1:35 Human torpedo "Neger" (Verlinden Productions 816)1:32 Focke Achgelis Fa 330 (Fly 32007)
 
17. July 2020, 17:08
Al completed this item
17. July 2020, 17:04

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