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ripley

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« Reply #375 on: March 20, 2018, 07:41:27 AM »
Tha'ts looking better . I use Vallejo 70.988 Khaki , its great for the Brit's webbing as well . Two armie's kit - 1 color , cause I'm cheap  ;D  Really  it's whatever looks good to you , I base my color choices on WW2 webbing and kit that I had collected as a teen in the 70s , and some kit box art that looks " right " to me . If  you  have 2 or 3 of the same figure giving them   lighter or darker kit , plain or a camo helmet makes them look a little more  iduvidual ( and I can't spell  :-[ )
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« Reply #376 on: March 20, 2018, 05:21:07 PM »
Thanks.

Over breakfast I used some Citadel Karak Stone on it, and then got a bit too enthusiastic and painted the ends of the blanket. Well at least I did not get porridge on it (or eat the paint).

I will reshade it tonight.

I am nearly out of khaki, base colour for multicam etc.

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« Reply #377 on: April 01, 2018, 12:31:01 AM »
So I have started the T34/76 turret.

The Rubicon pieces (the turret ring from the T34/85 kit is bottom left.




Some filling required around the breech.




The breechblock etc (temporarily) in place.





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« Reply #378 on: April 01, 2018, 07:00:52 AM »
Wow , lots of detail on that and most of it gets hidden by the turret roof  ;D  Do you have the front plate for the mantle or do you have to make one ?

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« Reply #379 on: April 01, 2018, 03:14:05 PM »
Going to have to make it.

Interesting getting the plastic into the required shape.

Two options, use microstrip for the edges and then use a thin Evergreen sheet as the outer surface of bend a thicker strip of Evergreen to the profile.

I have drilled a hole representing the shot that penetrated on the front of the turret, then any misalignment can be excused as the gun mounting being broken.

Does anyone know what would happen to the view ports in the event of a minor turret explosion ? I have drilled out the pistol port.
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« Reply #380 on: April 01, 2018, 05:59:40 PM »
I'd say the the view ports would not be greatly affected by a penetration, but might be blown off or damaged by the kind of catastrophic explosion T-34s were prone to when their ammo was hit.  Having them open tends to reinforce the fact that the tank is derelict.  But it's not worth the effort in this scale.

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« Reply #381 on: April 01, 2018, 06:52:49 PM »
Thanks.

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« Reply #382 on: April 02, 2018, 12:40:10 AM »
 . Unlike panzer IV , which had a seperate port ,, the 34's was welded to the turret , the internal stuff moved , not the outside . And if the tank blew up , the  blast would blow open the roof/ Driver hatch and / or remove the turret . Never seen blow out turret vision ports on T-34



Notice glancing blow on vision port , pretty good welding  ;D picture from Squadron / Signal T-34 in Action
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« Reply #383 on: April 02, 2018, 01:22:02 AM »
Thanks, the story is of a catastrophic fire as a result of the hit rather than an explosion (it is for a turret swap of tank 21 so the damage has to be limited to the turret).

The plan is to have burn damage round the right firing port and the big hatch (hiding the lack of detail in the turret).

I still need to get the breech assembly undercoated before I  start the assembly.

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« Reply #384 on: April 02, 2018, 03:42:45 AM »
Here's a few damaged turret pictures from the Mythical Weapon book







This is what happens when the turret with the bolted rear plat brews up

There are 7 distinct types of the flat pan turret according to Myth Weapon , what do we have in plastic  , 2 from Rubicon and 1 from Warlord . Lots of room for kit bashing
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« Reply #385 on: April 02, 2018, 04:38:06 AM »
Thanks.

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« Reply #386 on: April 07, 2018, 03:50:09 PM »
Completely off topic, but...

Hasslefree Danica figure.

Kev White is probably my favourite figure sculptor.

Larren Jax

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« Reply #387 on: April 07, 2018, 09:52:27 PM »
Paint job on Danica looks great , you really nailed the shades of black . At first glance I though the 2nd figure might be Finn from Star Wars ,  nice work on the dark skin tones ,  I've never managed to figure that  out

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« Reply #388 on: April 07, 2018, 10:17:01 PM »

 That T34 turret is shaping up very nicely, I look forward to seeing the finished wreck. I also love Mr Whites sculpting, (nice job on the Danica & Jax minis) I just wish he'd do pulp 30's/40's styled models (the Major Stephanie sort of counts & has provided the base for many female Cap models).

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« Reply #389 on: April 18, 2018, 03:20:55 PM »
Not so much work in progress, but more future work.

In addition to the resin and figures, there was also this at Salute. Slowly catching up.