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« Reply #225 on: June 11, 2017, 03:20:22 PM »
I think the additional weathering is great the way it is.  I'd call this one done. 

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« Reply #226 on: June 11, 2017, 04:04:47 PM »
Thanks.

Now to finish off the Hetzer (and the Katyusha) and start assembly on the M4A3E8 (once I have a colour scheme).

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« Reply #227 on: June 11, 2017, 09:47:54 PM »
The wheels look good , Nice use of the hooks / tow cable from the BA 251 , I should have  thought of that  :-[

 This is the Puma the Brits captured and returned to the UK for testing , after testing they used it as a range target !  It looks pretty beat up for late 44 , so I would assume any that lasted to "46 would probably be in real rough shape , like this one


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« Reply #228 on: June 12, 2017, 01:37:39 AM »
Thanks for the positive comments.

I did wonder about following Ripley's lead and removing the door from one of the stowage boxes. Mangling the mudguards like the picture above is well beyond me.

One feature of the model are the two fuel drums.

When I looked at this photograph, do you know what crossed my mind?


One hole in the front of the drum and the fuel will run down the top of the mudguard straight on to the hot exhaust box. Fun will not ensue.

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« Reply #229 on: June 12, 2017, 09:38:50 AM »
IRC ,, the Puma had a Tatra  Diesel engine , so not as dangerous as gas

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« Reply #230 on: June 12, 2017, 11:10:41 AM »
One hole in the front of the drum and the fuel will run down the top of the mudguard straight on to the hot exhaust box. Fun will not ensue.

Nevertheless, fuel drums were sometimes carried on engine decks.  I assume you'd drop them when you got to the combat zone.



One small point I noticed is the black on the exhausts.  It looks a bit solid.  Can you drybrush some more black over it to make it look more like soot and less like an oil stain?


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« Reply #231 on: June 12, 2017, 03:18:48 PM »
@Ripley: yes you are right it is a diesel.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SdKfz_234

@Pinky: I will have a go at feathering the edges a bit. The muzzle break could do with some soot as well, the black s a bit stark.

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« Reply #232 on: June 13, 2017, 02:17:43 PM »
@Ripley: yes you are right it is a diesel.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SdKfz_234

@Pinky: I will have a go at feathering the edges a bit. The muzzle break could do with some soot as well, the black s a bit stark.

Blackened muzzles are just artistic licence.  There would be some discolouration over time, and loss of paint around the edges, but not the sooty black look that modellers like.
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« Reply #233 on: June 13, 2017, 03:53:37 PM »
True, since the deployment of smokeless powder at the end of the 19th century, except for Northover Projectors.

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« Reply #234 on: Today at 02:01:49 AM »
More uses for the Allied Stowage set, plus uses for the bits left over from building the SDKFZ253.

An Empress Carden Loyd MMG carrier. For some reason the model is not supplied with the tripod for using the Vickers off of the vehicle. The tripod from the Rubicon SDKFZ250/253 kit was shortened and added to the glacis.

Also a use for the middle two boxes (left over from the two end ones being used on turret boxes).


Painted in a dark green (Citadel Caliban Green) as a vehicle pressed into service.

Still awaiting transfers and final weathering.

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