Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Secret Key Remember me

TOPIC: Kiwi's somewhere in Italy.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 8 months ago #61

  • olive drab
  • olive drab's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 2938
  • Karma: -162
  • Thank you received: 209
Good one. Any questions just ask. AC models do a NZ crew for the Sherman (shamless plug there) and I understand a NZ crew for the M10 in the new year, at least I think its going to be a NZ crew.
Working on my M10 at the moment after spending five hours this morning sorting things here including driving in the prechristmas traffic to pic up models etc from mum's in Cambridge. Got bloody annoyed with this holiday traffic and those individuals who think its ok to drive at 70 to 80km on the open rod with 30 cars behind them!
Ok rant over now where is the new lounge sweet, third attempt today to get it right!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 8 months ago #62

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937
Nothing much here yet, been away on holiday.
Looking forward to sinking my teeth back into it now.
Bought some Model Colour paints for the figures the other day and some Tamiya for the Sherman :woohoo:

This may morph into a dio with 2 Shermans, Universal carrier, White Scout car, 1 wrecked Schwimmwagen, about 20 Kiwi infantry and 4 German Paratroops as prisoners.
Phew

MIGHT I say :unsure: :blink:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 7 months ago #63

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937
Wee update, got a bit of painting done yesterday :woohoo:
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 7 months ago #64

  • Bishop
  • Bishop's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 9023
  • Karma: 115
  • Thank you received: 1549
Nice camouflage work. From the photo I think the driver's side panel on the Sch W is coming adrift. Great watching these come together.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Amateur plastic surgeon!

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 7 months ago #65

  • Powder
  • Powder's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • M
  • Posts: 1472
  • Karma: -3
  • Thank you received: 373

Bishop wrote: From the photo I think the driver's side panel on the Sch W is coming adrift.

Driver's side looks fine to me. :P

Nice camo job Tiger. What's the plan with the rare white albino Sherman? :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last Edit: by Powder.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 7 months ago #66

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937
Cheers guys.
The Sherman is going to have a disruptive ? cammo pattern soon.
Colours are Deck Tan and German Grey mixed with a hint of blue, i'm going to have a crack at OD's advice for the colours as I don't have a clue :whistle: ;)

Thanks for popping in.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #67

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937
Well I have a wee bit more done now, progress has been slower than snail pace :(
Have done a little more painting on the figures but nothing picture/post worthy at moment.
Also have camo pattern done on Sherman and decals 1/2 done.

If I get time today I will take some pics and post
Fingers crossed.

Need to change the title maybe also as I have a clearer idea of the scene and story. ??

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #68

  • yak
  • yak's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 821
  • Karma: 10
  • Thank you received: 229
Nice look forward to some new pics

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Rob

Currently hacking away at:
1/48 Hobby World TA-4
1/48 Tamiya Mosquito
1/35 Asuka Firefly VC "on hold"

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #69

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937
Small but some progress
Let me know what you think
Cheers

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #70

  • yak
  • yak's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 821
  • Karma: 10
  • Thank you received: 229
Very cool. what do you use for your dirt/dust effect? and how do you get it to stay on?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Rob

Currently hacking away at:
1/48 Hobby World TA-4
1/48 Tamiya Mosquito
1/35 Asuka Firefly VC "on hold"

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #71

  • grunzter
  • grunzter's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 997
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 173
Looking good, always like the kiwi element.
Lot of figures waiting for you LOL.
I see the decals have silvered a little. One trick I do with decals if the surface is not perfectly shiny is to set them down onto a layer of future, and then coat them in future. Once dry no air below, and a nice hard protected layer on top... :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #72

  • Andrew
  • Andrew's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Serial kit starter...
  • Posts: 4682
  • Karma: 47
  • Thank you received: 591
Nice work Dave. Hopefully you can deal to those silvered decals B)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #73

  • Tony Lee
  • Tony Lee's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Shoot Low Boys,They're Ridin Ponies
  • Posts: 1656
  • Karma: 110
  • Thank you received: 186
Lookin G OO D real GOOD


Tony lee
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiger

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #74

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937

yak wrote: Very cool. what do you use for your dirt/dust effect? and how do you get it to stay on?

I have used AK European and Africa dust effects, it's like a wash and also Chalk pastels rubbed through sieve and rubbed on.
Not really what I was after so may do it again yet.
Can't even decide if this now going to be a big dio like my Red Ball Express or maybe smaller individual displays.
???????????
The following user(s) said Thank You: yak

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #75

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937

grunzter wrote: Looking good, always like the kiwi element.
Lot of figures waiting for you LOL.
I see the decals have silvered a little. One trick I do with decals if the surface is not perfectly shiny is to set them down onto a layer of future, and then coat them in future. Once dry no air below, and a nice hard protected layer on top... :)


Cheers mate
I used MicoSol to lay these down and have matt coat over to seal.
Not sure how to fix yet Hmmmm

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #76

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937

Andrew wrote: Nice work Dave. Hopefully you can deal to those silvered decals B)

Cheers Andrew.
Not sure how to fix this yet.
These are Bison decals and cost me a fair bit so don't really want to buy more if I have to

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #77

  • Andrew
  • Andrew's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Serial kit starter...
  • Posts: 4682
  • Karma: 47
  • Thank you received: 591
Are you applying any gloss before laying out the decals? Either klear/Future or Tamiya X-22?

Here is a youtube vid on fixing silvered decals. Watch from around 4 mins



Here is a thread on another type of fix

www.weaponsofwwii.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6001
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiger

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 months ago #78

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937
Thanks Andrew, had a crack at fixing last night.
We will see if it worked or not ??
Tried a short cut to get shit happening here following a YouTube tutorial and end result was what you see.......Shit
Learning curve there.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 2 months ago #79

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937
Quick update.
Making headway with the figures, still heaps to do.
Flesh and faces are a curse but will get something that slightly resembles skin at the end.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 2 months ago #80

  • shaunfletcher
  • shaunfletcher's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1568
  • Karma: 18
  • Thank you received: 236
Lots of character there. Cool.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiger

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 2 months ago #81

  • Nosferatu
  • Nosferatu's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 2030
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 470
Jealous of your figure painting skills there Tiger! Impressive!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiger

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

"Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most"

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 2 months ago #82

  • grover
  • grover's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Kane - Like the biblical figure, only prettier
  • Posts: 5044
  • Karma: 37
  • Thank you received: 1152

Nosferatu wrote: Jealous of your figure painting skills there Tiger! Impressive!

2nded!!!!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiger

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kane
On the Bench - 1/48 Revell F-15E

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 2 months ago #83

  • Bishop
  • Bishop's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 9023
  • Karma: 115
  • Thank you received: 1549
All looking good. I really like the camouflage on the Sherman
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiger

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Amateur plastic surgeon!

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 2 months ago #84

  • Glenn
  • Glenn's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3199
  • Karma: 33
  • Thank you received: 518
Great to see you are still trucking along with this build Dave.
Lots of work on them figures,Looking good The guy on the right is outstanding:cheer:
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiger

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 2 months ago #85

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937
Thank you for the positive comments guys, the pics look better than the real thing :)
Keeping on with this as I would like to bring up to AiC this year along with some other builds which have been hiding away.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 1 month ago #86

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937
I have been plodding away on this, figures are nearly done, weapons to be fitted and a little work on Sherman.
Pics soon I hope, too dam cold in garage at moment.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 1 month ago #87

  • Maarten
  • Maarten's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 2770
  • Karma: 185
  • Thank you received: 621
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiger

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 1 month ago #88

  • shaunfletcher
  • shaunfletcher's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1568
  • Karma: 18
  • Thank you received: 236

Tiger wrote: I have been plodding away on this, figures are nearly done, weapons to be fitted and a little work on Sherman.
Pics soon I hope, too dam cold in garage at moment.


Figures always seem to take forever eh! but so worth the effort especially in this case.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiger

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 4 weeks ago #89

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3171
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 937


Wow looking forward to making these up, bit nervous.
Pretty blimmin cool figure so hope I can do them justice with good paint job.
Have also done a wee bit over the weeks so hope to get pics up soon
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 year 3 weeks ago #90

  • Admoto
  • Admoto's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Gold Boarder
  • Gold Boarder
  • Posts: 209
  • Karma: 4
  • Thank you received: 69
Wow .... huge project. The vehicle and figures are looking good. So much work in all those figures to paint.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiger

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Tony LeeAndrewGary