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September 13, 2006, 01:55:08 AM
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braxat2000

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Hello,
I'm new in this forum, and in mecha modelling in general. I'm usually building AFVs, dioramas and vignettes, but got hooked on Mecha modelling not long ago.

My first model is a continutation of my love for WWII AFVs, and it is of a 1:35 Gunther mecha by dust. I will add to it a resin figure of a tank commander, and four rocket troops also by dust.

For now I painted the white camo, and am planning to eccentuate the Dark yello Dunklegelb, maybe by oil filters.

Thanks for watching, any comments are very welcome.
Eyal.

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September 13, 2006, 02:05:59 AM
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That's one of the WWII walker mechs, right?  Looks pretty cool.  Just watch the large pics next time, ok?  ;)

http://fichtenfoo.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=293

September 13, 2006, 02:12:21 AM
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braxat2000

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Hi Fulcy,
It is a WWII walker indeed.

I'll resize the picture later  according to the guidelines and edit the message.

Thanks,
Eyal.

September 13, 2006, 02:29:58 AM
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Great model looks cool so far, looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

I bought the Gunther too aswell as the German Raketentruppen They are great models but I was a bit disapointed to find the optional gun missing. Aparently it was never intended to be part of this realise but will be part of the 2nd realise around xmas time.

I'm looking forward to more of the 1/35 Dust.

September 13, 2006, 03:52:14 AM
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Quote from: "braxat2000"
Hi Fulcy,
It is a WWII walker indeed.

I'll resize the picture later  according to the guidelines and edit the message.

Thanks,
Eyal.


Actually, I kinda prefer the larger images - allows you to see more details.  We just want to keep the side to side scrolling of the forum limited - so having a link to a larger image is preferred so it opens in a new window.

Just did some looking around at the Dust story, and wow, seems like it's something that's right up my alley.  Need to look into it some more!

September 13, 2006, 04:37:46 AM
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If your interested in it the comics and source book from the Dust shop are great loads of designs and descriptions. Theres also a magazine called master modelers with loads of scratch builds, conversions and dioramas. If anyone knows where theres some scans from that I would love to see them.

September 13, 2006, 05:49:14 AM
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At my first glance I find the design too "boxy" for my liking, such as the legs and feet.

I'm sure it'll slowly grow on me, especially if you do a good job.  :)

September 13, 2006, 06:09:54 AM
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Looking great so far. I like the design of the Dust mecha. Painting looks good so far. Looking forward to seeing these rocket troops. 8)

September 14, 2006, 08:58:37 AM
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Hi,
A small update - I painted the metallic and wooden parts, and added Archer fine transfers balkecruzes.

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September 14, 2006, 09:14:59 AM
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Wow.. looks great! I like the blocky design. Reminds me of mechwarrior cartoons in the very extremely early days. Looks like all the AFV skills are coming riht out on this mech. I think you'll feel right at home building Votoms and MaK kits!
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I'm trying to decrease my talk : model ratio.
Less talk more model!

September 14, 2006, 12:29:56 PM
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Hi,
I agree it is not as elegant as a Gundam, but they tried to make it similar to a German WWII AFV such as the Sdkfz250 or 251 for instance.

I'm trying a method of oil filtering, I would be very interested to hear your comments, here is a short guide I wrote:

I used oil colors and dotted the surface. I then moistened a soft brush and tried to work the paint into the surface. I read about this method on a couple of occasions, but I decided to try it after the wonderful results of the JGSDF LAV of FichtenFoo.


http://www.degem.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=34080#post34080

September 17, 2006, 10:01:44 AM
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I started to pin wash the model, using mineral white spirit and raw umber oil color.
It's still very clean and organized, and It will be broken later in the weathering process.

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September 17, 2006, 10:17:04 AM
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Looks great. Try some dabs of blue here and there next time with the oils. I did that a bit on my Jeep (and all others) and it looks great. Adds to the worn look. Did you see my Russian KV-2 progress page? I documented the weathering there as well in decent detail.

September 17, 2006, 11:43:50 PM
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Hi,
I'll try to add some blue next time. Should be interesing. I know that some colors can be added to the mix to change the tones of the surface, but still didn't try it. I like how the KV looks like, the tracks are especially nice, and to me it's one of the harder thing to do, so thanks for the tips.

I finished washing the entire model, and started applying the pigments:

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Applying pigmnets:
I used white spirits and mix various shades of MIG pigments. When done, I tone it down a bit using a moistened cloth.There are a lot was to apply pigments, and I must confess I'm really just starting to learn how to use them.

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September 18, 2006, 05:27:02 AM
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Looks great! The use of pigments looks fantastic for a start.

September 18, 2006, 05:53:04 AM
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your kit is very original...i like it!!! So realistic...it could be a great weapon in a WWII's parallel world :wink: !

My english is very bad so sometimes i don't understand what you mean...But the photos are suffisent to show us a great kit! I am Fan! :wink:

September 19, 2006, 11:34:27 PM
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Hi,
Being a few days at home sick, allows me to continue this project mush quicker than I anicipated.

Here are the figures, which are the rocket troops from dustgame, and a panzer commander figure from TANK, which was cut in half to accomodate him in the turret.

The heads are all Hornet's apart from the TANK one which still has the original head. I had to fill some holes using green stuff, and primed the figures using gray car primer straight from the can.

As my original scheme to build a giant town square with all the figures didn't pass my wife inspection (she still fuss over the 120 cm long Leopold rail gun base I built), I decided to cut the scene into two separate bases. The smaller will hold two officer figures, and the larger the Gunther and the three other figrues.

Building the bases:
- pick a suitable picture frame.
- build a box of foamcore.
- for the crater: replace the corner with a styrofoam block. and spray it with strong thinner.
- glue Kancali latex cobblestones with cyano cement.
- use instant pappier mashie mixed with cat litter and dirt from the garden for the walls of the crater.
- add dirt and crushed dried plaster.
- the broken cobbles are cut rectangular cobbles bought at an arts and crafts stores.
- the broken pipe is a pen cut to shape (I was too lazy to get a straw in the middle of the night), and broken with pliers.
- apply a layer of water thinned wall filler to bring everything into coherency.
- for the small base: The base for the monument was cut from cork and glued with contact cement. The monument itself was designed with powerpoint (I guess this is the most lowtech way to design anything ;)), and cut from Evergreen plasticard sheet.

I think it's turned out not bad. I still have time to improve things, so please, tell me what you think - I appreciate it.

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And a link to Kancali:

click here

September 20, 2006, 02:11:26 AM
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Oh, wow, I'd love to see pics of the rail gun!!!

And that base isn't too shabby either ;)

September 20, 2006, 03:38:56 AM
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Hi fulcy,

The leopold dio was the first model I made when I returened to the hobby so it's not the best looking model, and I learned a lot since then.

It is impressive though:

http://www.degem.net/dioramas/display/leopold/index.php

October 07, 2006, 02:18:05 AM
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Hi,
I finished after some hard work the five figures for the Gunther vignettes.

The Gunther commander is TANK resin offering, and the other four are rocket troops from Dust. I added Hornet resin heads for the plastic figures, and painted them with Vallejo for the camo, and Tamiya, Humbrol and oil color for the equipment, field gray trousers and flesh color.

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