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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 months 1 week ago #91

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Wow, it's been a little while between pic and update.
Change of plan, I will now only use the Sherman and figures in a dio for AiC, there was no way I was going to get this even close to being done.
Bit closer now, still a fair bit to do though.
What do you think, comment and criticism appreciated and accepted.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 months 1 week ago #92

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LOVE THE MUD!!! Liking this a lot so far.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 months 1 week ago #93

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Tank's nicely painted, and I like the mud as well, and given parts of Italy like Romagna were so muddy the army even tried fitting grousers on the tracks to cope with it all, you could throw more mud around and still not have enough!

My only comment would be to tone down the yellow/green of the lichen (?) a bit so it's not so bright, partly because I associate mud with winter and hence plants and vegetation are not as vibrant generally speaking, and also it will be less distracting to the eye, making for a more unified composition. Perhaps the camera is telling porkies so IRL it's more neutral looking and if so, all is good.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 months 1 week ago #94

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Persoanlly I would down size some ,actually all of the scratches. They appear to much considering the operational speed of the vehicle when moving through vegetation that would do that sort of damage. I know its trendy to add these but having done some 4 wheel drive through some vegetation the vehicle thanksfully never had such scratches.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 months 1 week ago #95

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Appreciate the comments guys.
There is still work to do on the terrain so the scrub can get toned down a bit ( it is straight out of the packet at moment )
I see what you mean about the scratched Mark,I'll attempt to reduce them a little. Cheers.
Any advice on whether or not I should make the rest of the ground work look wet ?

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 months 1 week ago #96

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As Michael Rinaldi of Tank Art fame would say "you can never have a chip to small".
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 months 3 days ago #97

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Awesome stuff Tiger :woohoo:
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 months 3 days ago #98

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In a 4x4 vehicle you tend to drive down tracks with roadside vegetation. An AFV routinely punches through hedgerows, orchards and tree lines as well as rubbing against banks of river banks and re-entrants etc. The dirt, dust and mud not to mention occasionally the actual paintwork does get scratched.

Not to mention we drive them like rental cars :P
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 2 months 1 day ago #99

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If you check actual photos you would struggle to find large scratches in armour.
Going through hedgerows was only psssible with a Cullin device fitted and heavy wooded vegetation risked damage to track pins and without supporting infantry ambush..

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 month 4 weeks ago #100

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Wee update, not long now to the finish line :woohoo:
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 month 4 weeks ago #101

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I really like that a lot. The muddy puddle sells it. The figures look great too.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 month 3 weeks ago #102

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Mean bro,like the look of that now........
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 month 3 weeks ago #103

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Cheers guys,
I have done a little more so pics soon, so close to the finish line,

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 month 1 week ago #104

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I'm calling this done yay.
Completely different result from what I first decided to build ( bit ambitious ) but still ok with it.
No real historical accuracy here and just had fun building it.
Thanks for popping in and having a gawk and comments over the last wee while.
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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 month 1 week ago #105

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So much to take in!! Awesome work!!

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 month 1 week ago #106

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Very nice indeed, that vegetation turned out well in the end, great job mate.

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I agree, the vegetation is nicely muted and tones in really well. You can almost smell the mud. Great result.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 month 1 week ago #108

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Looking great. Nice work. - "Just had fun building it " That's what it is all about.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 month 5 days ago #109

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Thanks for the comments guys, appreciate it.
I hope to have a few Kiwi builds on the go next year all going well.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 1 month 4 days ago #110

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Very nice Dio
love it all.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 4 weeks 1 day ago #111

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Great work

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 4 weeks 19 hours ago #112

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This was really awesome to see in the flesh/plastic well done mate

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 4 weeks 19 hours ago #113

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As Yak said awesome to see,top job:)

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 weeks 5 days ago #114

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Thanks for the positive feedback and comments, it is appreciated and what keeps me going sometimes. Apart from just enjoying modeling as well :)

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 weeks 5 days ago #115

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Well deserved it was mate.

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Kiwi's somewhere in Italy. 3 weeks 5 days ago #116

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Thank you Gary :)
Good to see you on the weekend, hope you get well soon.

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