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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 10 months ago #31

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Great looking Sherman.
Can't wait to see all the ingredients come together.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #32

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Hi there.
Small bit of progress made here over last day or so.
Kits now primed and ready for paint.
This little project will go on hold for a wee bit so I can get my teeth into the D-DAY GB
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Sorry about pics. All are taken on my I Phone, so not the best.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #33

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Great stuff Tiger. All those components are looking terrific.
Can't wait to see more of this.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #34

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Cheers Wally.
I going to concentrate on the D-Day GB but will slip in some more of this build when able.
Painting all the figures is going to be the testing time.
I'm going to have a crack at using acrylics for this not the usual humbrol enamels I've used for ever.
Looking forward to it though.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #35

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Good looking bunch of stuff there Tiger. That Sherman looks good :woohoo:

What brand acrylics are you going with? I've heard Vallejo are pretty good

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #36

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Hi Andrew
Yeah I have heard the same so guess I might as well buy some and give it a crack. You can get some Acrylics from Spotlight as well cant remember the brand, Mike Butler put me on to them.
Vallejo and Spotlight brand ? for the figures
Tamiya acrylics for AFV's Oil washes and chalk pastels for weathering
Base made up of grout, various ground cover materials and acrylic's
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #37

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You wont look back after using Vallejo for the figures.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #38

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Cheers OD
I have heard they are the bomb, just need to work out now which ones I need to get for both commonwealth figs and US figs.
There is a bucket load to choose from.
Looking forward to using them though :-)
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #39

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A good way to start is to get the Flames of war paint sets, they are Vallejo paints and are also designed to do the different units, so I got the US and German sets, worked well, but you do get 2 flesh paints but you'll use them eventually. It proved to be a good foundation to my growing Vallejo paint collection, I'll have to post a picture of some of my paints.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #40

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OH MY GOSH
I would have nightmares for years if I had to paint all those figures. :S

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #41

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:) ... Greetings ... :) :
Interesting project indeed, I look forward to this one ... :) .

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #42

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Cheers Gary, good plan i'll do that :woohoo:
There are a few figures Tony, might doe a couple at a time so I don't get annoyed with the repetition.
de3freak, cheers for looking.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 years 9 months ago #43

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whilst scouring the infinite pages of FB, I came across this tribute to our boys who fought in Italy during 1944.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152524...evant_count=1&ref=nf





thanks lads

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 3 weeks ago #44

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Back into this one now, blow off the cobwebs and some more research to do on the Kiwi's in Italy.
I have another Sherman which I will pull off an old dio and donate to this build.
Just going through some ideas now of what and how to build this thing, not too big though.
Looking at getting the Sherman Tank riders from AC as well.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 3 weeks ago #45

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Can I suggest the gas mask bags come off and replaced with the front fitted canvas pouches on either side of the webbing?
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 3 weeks ago #46

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You can suggest and yes I will remove them, I think I have some spare pouches in the bits bin.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 3 weeks ago #47

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Neat project Tiger.
Bison Decals used to do a range of markings for NZ vehicles in Italy. By the time I got back into modelling the 1/72 sheets had long sold out but the 1/35 sheets are still available on Ebay. 190929175216 is an auction number from a guy who I've bought from before - if you have a look at his other auctions and search for 'New Zealand' there're some other sets that might be useful also.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 3 weeks ago #48

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Cheers Powder, I do have 1 set of bison decals but am going to need more so I will have a looksee around for sure.
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There are several NZ Bison decal sets that would work,
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 2 weeks ago #50

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Cheers, There will be a number of small bits and pieces I will be getting over the wee while just to have the extra details which I think will be needed to make this AWESOME Baha ;)

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 1 day ago #51

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Not much done here, seem to be having mojo issues.
Some painting has been done on a couple of figures, still unsure of colours but will post pic of what's done soon.

Needing to start painting the tank soon and again not sure on colours, any advice would be welcome please.
I generally use Tamiya and thinking the Pale Sand / Blue black disruptive scheme, Thoughts ???

Also will more than likely be adding a donor ( old ex dio ) White Scout Car and some more figures.

Thanks for popping in, sorry not much to see yet till mojo kicks in.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 1 day ago #52

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I'll have a look at a few of my Kiwi references later tonight re: Tank colours

OD will be able to help with the uniforms, he is knowledgeable on that topic :)
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 1 day ago #53

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Glad to have caught up with this one. A great collection of builds so far. Although they weren't Tasca, the DML Shermans are really nice. The one place where the DS tracks actually work beautifully. I'm with Tony, I'd not cope with all these soldiers to paint, not at all. Watching watching...

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 23 hours ago #54

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Hi Dave, you may find this useful: balagan.info/ww2-painting-guide-kiwi-and...in-the-mediterranean

Keep 'em coming . . .
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 10 months 14 hours ago #55

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Bishop wrote: Glad to have caught up with this one. A great collection of builds so far. Although they weren't Tasca, the DML Shermans are really nice. The one place where the DS tracks actually work beautifully. I'm with Tony, I'd not cope with all these soldiers to paint, not at all. Watching watching...


Cheers Bishop, just to add to it I think I'm going to have some captured German Paratroops on side of road ??

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 9 months 4 weeks ago #56

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Decided at 4pm today to take a break from the stresses of house moving and shot down to the excellent hobby shop in Taupo. Run by a lovely couple and I came away with the Tamiya M10 for my own Kiwi street scene in Italy...
They had the 1/35 Vosper MTB in there was tempted but thought I had better pay the removal company first!
Next its an AC Models tank crew and a suitable selection of Royal models and Model Victoria figures for the street scene itself.

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Nice OD.
Never been into that shop, must do it one day.
I'm going to have to check out these Model Victoria figures you mentioned, never heard of them :whistle:

IMG_5552.JPG Small progress on figures, thoughts on the colours before I go to far :whistle: I have also done a couple of blokes with Khaki Drab/British Battle dress colour which are not quite ready to have their pics taken yet.[attachment=48216]IMG_5552.JPG

Small progress on figures, thoughts on the colours before I go to far :whistle:
I have also done a couple of blokes with Khaki Drab/British Battle dress colour which are not quite ready to have their pics taken yet.
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Tiger wrote: I'm going to have to check out these Model Victoria figures you mentioned, never heard of them :whistle:


They might be secret? Perhaps just google 'Victoria's Secret Models' and see what turn up. :pinch:

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For the two tone Sherman the NZ troops had these painted in a sandy mud colour, try a 50/50 mix of Tamiya Deck tan and White with the top surfaces lighter still due to the bleeching effect of the sun.
The black hand painted bands are actually a very slight black blue colour more like a very dark panzer grey but with a blue tint again with the combination of sun, dust and rain in the Italian wet season this colour would also be heavily faded.
Most of your figures would be in Khaki drill uniforms but again faded due to the sun,sweat, dust and rain. The long pants could be in drill but also British uniform Khaki similar to what you had in your first picture the AK Interactive British WW1 uniform set would match this. All webbing was Khaki drill best matched with the Vallejo Khaki but lighter by adding Vallejo white or for a slight variation the Vallejo flesh highlights the lightest shade.
The socks have a green band above the boots I think these were a green colour best matched with Russian Uniform green from Vallejo.
All colours for the khaki drill would be sun bleeched from rain, and sweat the ww1 colour khaki though would be ok as is as it is lighter than the WW2 British Khaki already.

This picture shows a good cross section of uniforms again go for the lighter option which although B/W this picture tends to show.
Hope this helps happy painting!
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 9 months 3 weeks ago #60

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Thanks great info there OD it gives me a great starting point.
Off to get paint :) Oh wait Xmas ruined me as well as 2 weeks in Coromandel coming up.
Will have to wait till new year. No stress as long as its ready for AiC 2017
Thanks again OD

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