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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 6 months 5 hours ago #61

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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!

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 5 months 1 week ago #62

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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:

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 4 months 3 weeks ago #63

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Wee update, got a bit of painting done yesterday :woohoo:
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 4 months 3 weeks ago #64

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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.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 4 months 3 weeks ago #65

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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? :)

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 4 months 3 weeks ago #66

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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: ;)

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 weeks 5 days ago #67

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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. ??

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 weeks 5 days ago #68

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Nice look forward to some new pics

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 weeks 2 days ago #69

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Small but some progress
Let me know what you think
Cheers

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 weeks 1 day ago #70

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

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 weeks 22 hours ago #71

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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... :)

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 weeks 20 hours ago #72

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

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 weeks 15 hours ago #73

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Lookin G OO D real GOOD


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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 week 5 days ago #74

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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.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 week 5 days ago #75

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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

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 week 5 days ago #76

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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

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 week 4 days ago #77

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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
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 week 2 days ago #78

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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.

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