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Start Date 17/11/2015
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IS-2M Tamiya 1/48 *FINISHED*

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #1 by johnsnz
IS-2M Tamiya 1/48 *FINISHED* was created by johnsnz
Hi,

I'm thinking of doing Tamiya's 1:48 IS-2 in a post war scheme possibly on a small scenic base as tanks seem to suit that.



I don't build much Armor so it will be a nice change..

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John
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4 years 10 months ago #2 by Von Drinkoften
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Awesome John. B)

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4 years 9 months ago #3 by johnsnz
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The IS-2 kit has arrived....





It looks good

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4 years 9 months ago #4 by PJNZ
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Cool! Look forward to seeing this come together

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4 years 9 months ago #5 by Bishop
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Another vehicle I may have to build. Watching, watching..

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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4 years 9 months ago #6 by johnsnz
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Hi,

I have been doing a bit of work on the IS-2.
Being Tamiya it is of course sublime to build...

The pictures are not the best as I have my photography set up broken down over the Xmas period.





I need to paint the lower hull and do the tracks before I mate the upper and lower hull.

Cheers for looking
John

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4 years 9 months ago #7 by Andrew
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Bishop wrote: Another vehicle I may have to build. Watching, watching..


I'll second that, but a 1/35 version

Nice work so far B)

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

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4 years 9 months ago #8 by Von Drinkoften
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Wow that has come together nicely! Nice work.
I got a couple 1/35 scale armour kits this year for Xmas and among them were the Tamiya JS-2 & JS-3. :woohoo:

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4 years 9 months ago #9 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looking really good. Gotta love those IS-2's - The're pretty beast in COH2 :)

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4 years 8 months ago #10 by johnsnz
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Further work on the IS-2.

I added the tracks and spent a couple of days painting them with various enamels. I knocked up some track rust pigment from pastels and applied this setting if with neat IPA then a drybrush with Vallejo Steel to pick out the contact surfaces. I watched a great video on YT of a guy weathering tracks which was really helpful.

The top of the hull got painted in Tamiya JASDF Olive which gives a good approximation of 4BO green I then lightened the base colour and picked out panel edges in the lightened mix modulating everything back with a very well thinned coat of the base colour. It's also had a filter wash of burnt umber oil paint.





Still a good bit to do with a spot filter and dust streaking. I'm happy with the tracks and the modulation on the 4BO.

Cheers
John

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4 years 8 months ago #11 by Xtr3meNZer
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Those tracks are looking very cool.

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4 years 8 months ago #12 by Bishop
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Very nice work on the paint modulation and the sag of the tracks.

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4 years 8 months ago #13 by Von Drinkoften
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Really nice looking build B)

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4 years 8 months ago #14 by johnsnz
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Thanks for the kind words on my build.

The IS-2 is progressing and I'm moving into the final detail painting phase.





The figure needs a bit more work I painted him using the Airbrush figure tutorial on Missing Lynx's 1/48th sub forum.

The tools need painting as do a few other details.

Thanks for looking..

Cheers

John

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4 years 8 months ago #15 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looking quite nice there - especially like the faded look on the paint work there. Very nice.

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #16 by johnsnz
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Hi,

The IS-2 is now complete.

Images attached and further images in the GB RFI thread...

IS-2 Leipzig East Germany 17th June 1953

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Thanks for looking..

Cheers

John
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4 years 8 months ago #17 by grover
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Well done John. That looks awesome. Love the weathering and the tracks.

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4 years 8 months ago #18 by Von Drinkoften
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Awesome build John and have to agree with K1... really nicely weathered and not over done. Looks fantastic. B)

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4 years 8 months ago #19 by grunzter
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Agree, it looks great. Figure looks good and love the tracks.

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4 years 8 months ago #20 by Xtr3meNZer
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Saw the pics in the finished album as well. Looks really good mate. Well done! First over the line!

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4 years 8 months ago #21 by johnsnz
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Thanks for the kind words I'm glad you like it.

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4 years 8 months ago #22 by Grant
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Top build. B) I like the photos too.

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4 years 8 months ago #23 by johnsnz
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Thanks...

Glad you like the photos....I try my best on those.

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