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Peter Marshall

Pzr IV/70(A) Sd.Kfz.162/1

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Started today, the old Tristar kit in the Hobbyboss box

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Work starts with the two sets of road wheels - steel rimmed for the front and rubber rimmed for the rear. I've left off the rubber rims at the moment - they can go on after paint

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Then on with the bogeys

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Then finally for the day, the drive sprockets

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This is a typical Tristar kit, a lot like Bronco - lots of detail, and tiny pieces but everything so far fit's really well.

Peter

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Nice work so far Peter. 

Not a vehicle I'm interested in sadly, as its not a Panther, Tiger or King Tiger variant. 

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Today's work - first finished off the last construction adding the supports for the shurtzen and last of the details

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Then primed with Mr Surfacer black, and then added lightening

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Then on with the paint

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Peter

 

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Today's work - first added 'Ambush' cammo using a small mask, and sprayed the Balkenbreuz

 

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Then a Tan filter over the top to start bringing it together

 

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Then while that was drying, started assembling the tracks. These are workable tracks, and so far (20 links in),  it appears that they work - only another 74 to go on this side

 

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Peter

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Today started by adding the decals and then dot filtering 

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Then added mud to the lower hull

 

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Finished assembling the track all 98 links

 

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Then 1.5 hours of swearing and fighting with the bloody things - they fall apart way too easily if you put *any* twist on them, and 98 links is actually a few short. 

 

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Peter

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A tip i picked up the other week - I haven't tried it yet - is to use a dab of liquid cement to hold the tracks together while assembling, then use another dab when you're ready, to reactivate the cement to bend and pose them.

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25 minutes ago, Grunhertz said:

Looks great peter what did you use for mud? 

Oils and Pigments - Dark mud and Earth oils as a base, then Russian Earth and European Earth pigments. The pigments stick to the oils nicely

 

14 minutes ago, Paul Brown said:

A tip i picked up the other week - I haven't tried it yet - is to use a dab of liquid cement to hold the tracks together while assembling, then use another dab when you're ready, to reactivate the cement to bend and pose them.

That's fine - these are workable tracks, just incredibly fragile. However i'm going to glue the other side :-)

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Today's work - added the tracks on the other side

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Then a pin wash over the details

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Then painted the exhausts - first Dark Rust oil paint, then pigments

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Peter

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