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Griffon Panzer 38(t) Exterior

Griffon offers this highly detailed set to improve the exterior of the DML Panzer 38(t) Ausf. G! Included are five frets of PE, a length of 0,3mm copper wire (10cm), a length of 0,2mm copper wire (5cm), a length of 0,5mm plastic rod (5cm) and the main barrel of the Panzer 38(t)!

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Painting and weathering a white washed AFV

Hello everybody, in my first sbs I would like to display my approach on a winter camoflague, the often feared "white wash". The following pictures will hopefully illustrate my efforts on a 1/48th scale StuG III Ausf. B. I did last year. It's the Tamiya kit and I used all kinds of bits and pieces, to get the highest possible level of detail (at least according to my skills and patience lol! ).

Now lets me start a few pictures of the unpainted model:
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Modelling a KO'ed vehicle

Hello everybody,
today we will discuss the painting of an knocked out and rusty vehicle. Over the past few years these subjects have become more and more popular and the following step by step pictuires will illustrate my attempt to paint a knocked out Hetzer.
So let's get started ! Here's the unpainted model again:

I used the Eduard Hetzer mixed with some bits and pieces from DML and Verlinden.
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Tamiya F4F Wildcat

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat


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Kit #61034                                            MSRP $26.00


Images and text Copyright © 2005 by Matt Swan


Developmental Background



In 1936 the US Navy evaluated a number of designs, which were competing to be the Navy's new carrier-based fighter. A Grumman built design that began life as a biplane won the contract and after several design modifications became the XF4F-2. With large wings, situated well forward on the fuselage, the plane had very high lift, permitted quick take-offs, slow landings, and excellent maneuverability. After flight trials in 1937 the design was renamed F4F and orders were placed by the U.S. Navy in 1939. Oddly enough the first production aircraft off the line did not go to the Navy but went to Canada instead. These five aircraft were redesignated “Martlet Mk 1” and transferred to the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. In December of 1940 two of these planes made history when they engaged and shot down a German aircraft. This was the first documented engagement of American built aircraft against German aircraft.

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AFV Club's T-34 Factory 112 1942 production, a look inside the box...

For an upcoming review:






















Sprue A


Sprue B


Sprue C


Back of Sprue C


Sprue D


Back of Sprue D


Sprue E


Back of Sprue E


Sprue F


Sprue G


Sprues H & I


Tracks


Tracks from other side


Turret welds on clear piece


As you will note, the second suspension channel is still incorrect but camouflaged. Only the Trakz set has the correct angle.

Regards,
For an upcoming review:






















Sprue A


Sprue B


Sprue C


Back of Sprue C


Sprue D


Back of Sprue D


Sprue E


Back of Sprue E


Sprue F


Sprue G


Sprues H & I


Tracks


Tracks from other side


Turret welds on clear piece


As you will note, the second suspension channel is still incorrect but camouflaged. Only the Trakz set has the correct angle.

Regards,

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