The horses and cart are from Master Box.
Hope you like it…
This was a model a little bit with crude parts of resin and white metal, but you can make something of it.
I painted it with Vallejo Vietnam Olive Drab and the weathering with pastels. Decals came from the spare box – in the kit there are no decals.
Regards, Gerhard La Crois
Kit: Dragon M-51 Premium Scale: 1:35
Extras: Stretched sprue antennas, Searchlight and stowage taken from Academy M-51 kit,
Tarpaulin made from tissue.
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This is my third model. We have limited equipment in my country; for example we haven`t any materials for weathering models. I made this model during about 10 days. I am still an amateur. This model is 1:35 scale. I made one side muddy and the other side clean.
In my country is lack of buying facility results in boycott. The boycott is unfair because that causes hurt to all people not to government. (Specially artists)
Thank you. Mohammad A. Email address: email@example.com
I built this excellent little model from the box with just the addition of some stores from Tamiya and a jerry can rack from plasticard strip. Construction was straightforward, all the parts fitted very well.
The kit features a die cast chassis which is no problem if using superglue. There is no interior detail for the driver’s compartment, so all the hatches were fitted closed,
and I chose to leave the side skirts off – I think the M8 looks better this way.
I first sprayed the tyres with Revel 9 anthracite. The tyres were then masked off with Tamiya tape. I then sprayed the hull, turret assembly and wheel hubs with Xtracolor Olive Drab Gloss. They were then sprayed in a random pattern with Xtracolor faded olive drab with a few drops of gloss white added.
When all was dry I applied the decals using Micro Set and Sol. The masking tape was removed from the tyres and all the assemblies were then sprayed with a coat of Klear,
to protect the paint finish from the oil paint washes. A Burnt Umber oil paint wash was used first, followed by a wash of Humbrol 29 Dark Earth to give a dusty, dirty appearance. The Dark Earth wash was heavily applied to the wheels and tyres. A final spray of Humbrol matt cote sealed everything in.
The 50 cal was assembled and detail painted together with the stores. Finally two antenna were made from stretched sprue and fitted to the twin posts which were in turn fixed to the hull. Another excellent kit from Tamiya in their 1:48 series.
Tamiya 1:35 M8 Greyhound
I built this excellent model from the box with just the addition of some stores from Tamiya.
from the inside.
- The interior was sprayed with satin white, then masked off and the floor sprayed Olive Drab
- I then sprayed the model overall with Revell 9 Anthracite to give some shading to the recesses – this also included the wheels. The tyres were masked off by cutting masks from Tamiya tape using an Olfa P Cutter
- The hull, turret assembly and wheel hubs were then sprayed with Xtracolor Faded Olive Drab
- Faded the paint some more with a few drops of gloss white and sprayed this over the top surfaces of the hull and turret in a random pattern
- The masking tape was then removed and the decals applied using Micro Set and Sol.
- All the assemblies were then sprayed with a coat of Klear, to protect the paint finish from the oil paint washes. A Burnt Umber oil paint wash was used first, followed by a wash of Humbrol 29 Dark Earth to give a dusty, dirty appearance. A final spray of Humbrol matt cote sealed everything in
- The 50 cal was assembled and detail painted together with the stores
- Finally two antenna were made from stretched sprue and fitted to the twin posts.
They were tied down with nylon thread.
Cheers for now, Roger B.
This model has been made using the ABER barrel, Legend stowage and Hobbyfan figures. The stowage was designed for the academy but it fitted the AFV club fine. The resin figures are great and gives life to the model.
I have always liked the M10. The old Tamiya was one of the first model kits I built.
This time I went for a whitewash as in the Ardennes 1945.
- The etched brush guards around the front and rear lights look much more like the welded steel guards on the full size tank
- I also scratch built a Cullin hedgerow cutter from plasticard
- One complete front track guard was cut off and the hinged part of the other, I also used an etched hinge plate
- I assembled all of the tank with the exception of the tracks and stores
- I used Xtracolor Faded Olive drab to spray an overall coat. Some white was mixed in to the faded olive drab and was applied in a random pattern to fade the paint some more
- The decals were then applied went down ok with some Micro Sol
- A coat of Klear was sprayed overall to seal off the enamel paint ready for an oil paint wash
- I used burnt umber and burnt sienna thinned with white spirit
- The pre-formed tracks were sprayed while still on the sprue with Humbrol dark earth and then dry brushed up with aluminium around the teeth and matt black over the rubber track blocks. The tracks were then assembled around the wheels and sprockets with superglue
- The entire tank was then given a coat of Humbrol Matt Cote and the stores were then added and tied down with fine thread
- A couple of spare wheels with welded bolts and plates were added to the front armour.
These 1:48 kits are not as detailed as their bigger 1:35 counterparts but they do go well with 1:48 aircraft and are well supported with other kits and aftermarket parts.
The model was finished with Revell’s Olive Brown thinned with water. Highlights were achieved by adding a touch of Tamiya Flat flesh to the base colour. Weathering was a combination of Abteilung modelling oil colours used as overall and pin washes with Mig pigments for dust and mud. AK Interactive streaking enamel colours were also used. Finally, Pencil Graphite was applied to the edge of all “Angles”. As an Aircraft modeller, I like now and again to build armour and let the imagination flow in respect to weathering, (like an artist with a blank canvas!)
AMMO paints, thinned are used to paint the blotches – the hand painted blotches are lightly filled and unified using the airbrush. The coverage is not uniformed as I want to maintain the “hand-painted” feeling.
Just like as was done on the real tanks, the disruptive outlines are hand painted.
These new AMMO Splashes Effects are pretty incredible. Great color choices (looks like real dirt to me!!!) and very versatile.
Pigments are dabbed into the moist surfaces. The combination of dry pigments and wet enamel effects create excellent and natural looking results.
I used: ABER PE (2 sets), ABER barrel, Friul tracks, resin radio.
The open vehicles are always challenging. But it came out great. I love all the details.
In my country there is a lack of buying facility as a result of the boycott. The boycott is unfair because that causes hurt to all people not to government (especially artists).
Thank you, Mohammad Adl from Iran 2013 | e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Desert Eagle Productions Battering Ram for Merkava 4 Desert Eagle Productions Fuel Barrel and Mount Friulmodel tracks for Merkava 4
Construction was a time-consuming endeavour as the base kit, tracks and all additional accessories added up to a monster parts count. The Meng kit is a gem and goes together “Tamiya” like. The DEP additions were astounding in their detail, and engineered beautifully, though a steady hand and magnification was needed to solder the fuel barrel mounting rack together. The final challenge during the construction phase was forming the turret basket covers. This was done with aluminium foil.
Painting consisted of a Mr.Surfacer 1500 grey primer coat. The base colour was a mixture of several IDF sand grey tones, both lighter and darker to achieve a modulated finish. Over this I sprayed 2 light coats of hairspray for later chipping duties. The sand colour top coat (Tamiya Desert Yellow XF-59) was sprayed all over the model in several very light coats, then chipped, more hairspray, more top colour, more chipping….and so on.
Several light pigment coats of various shades to match XF59 were added to the upper surfaces of the model, primarily over the anti-slip coating, this was sealed with an enamel pigment fixer.
All of the smaller details such as the turret mounted machine guns, tow cables, trophy sensors etc. were painted in the same manner as the main hull and turret.
Final detail painting was done primarily with AMMO’s Oilbrushers, fuel and grease stains, along with additional sand tones.
This is my model made from the Academy 1:35 Merkava Mk.IV lic with some Eduard photo etch and Legend basket conversion set.
Weathering is mainly done using AK Interactive weathering products and True Life Middle East Dust wash. With the AK Interactive products I just applied a little to each area I wanted to cover, waited 10 minutes and then lightly brushed off with white spirit.
Tamayi Field kitchen
ESCI stores wagon
MK35 civilian figure
Just Bases pre varnished base
Vacform Building from Poland
Balsa wood, household filler, commercial tin foil container, plastic strip, rigging strip
Why this subject?
I started out wanting to try out the vacform building and the base was part ready from another project that I had decided to use a larger base. I also wanted to do something small using horses as I had planned another diorama using with lots of horses. Originally I was only going to use the Tamayi kit but after positioning the field kitchen, I decided to add another vehicle then the figure was added as it was left over from the previous project an already painted.
Download the full details of Phillip’s diorama.
The dog is from a spares box and the walking soldier is from Andrea. The soldier clambering down is a Tommie’s War figure. You know war in the trenches was not all hell and fury. A lot of the time it was very quiet and that is what I have tried to show. The name ‘Mud and Khaki’ is actually the name of a book I read when I was 7 or 8yrs. old. It is the story of an artilleryman, and is set in 1915. It is an autobiography written of his time in the trenches. The words in the title are worth a mention. Mud of course refers to the condition of the trenches, but Khaki is in memory of his dog which attached itself to him and they had, and survived, many adventures together. That story has stayed in my head ever since I read it as a schoolboy.
Also one of my latest vignette, 2/Pz Jg Abt3, 3rd Pz Gdr Div. South of Cologne, Germany. Early March 1945
Hope you like it!