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    Wow! No one else started the fire so I will. Needed a few Arado AR-196's for my battleships and remembered these in the kit library . . . 1/200" scale, molded in clear with a crazy PE canopy frame. One box makes 5, so here we go!

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    Clear bit, fine detail

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    PE bits

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    Formed the frame for the canopy over a small paint brush handle

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    Cue the painting elves!

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    Wow, like the details! Where is the coin for size comparison?

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    They look idealike!

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    These are 1/200. Trumpeter makes a few WW2 in 1/200 but mostly Pacific US. They do a Walrus for all those looking for a RAF water rescue mission.

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    I wanted to do a Staaken R.VI for Shapeways, mostly because there aren't any available in 1:285/6mm scale. But once I started researching, I found there were a lot of differences between individual R.VIs, including:
    • Later models and refits added a central fin and rudder for better controllability.
    • At least two had ladders and platforms that allowed the two engineers to man rear-firing guns on the upper wing.
    • Later models and refits had balanced ailerons.
    • The last three, produced by Aviatik, did not have the stepped nose. The pilots were in an open cockpit on top of the fuselage.
    • R.30/16 had a supercharger driven by an extra Mercedes engine in the fuselage. While you can't see the engine itself, you can see its intake louvers, exhaust, radiator, and air-cooler.


    So I made three models instead, R.25/16, R.30/16, and R.52/17:
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    Very nicely done! I eventually built several of each one including 3 on pontoons! What I will ever do with 18 Staakens I know not, but they are so cool!

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    Another slug of painted figs. The 13.5 mm Yanks are from last months Wargames Magazine. Got 2 copies so working on the Confeds right now. Have a box set with 24 more sprues in the works but not going to be here till late spring /early summer. others are my weekly hobby store stuff.

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    Great stuff, Ken!

    Those casualties are especially nice!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    First lozenge camo and first Seefrosta Flanders plane

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    Great Halb. You got that camo down perfect.

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    Thank you, Peter!

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    Oh, that is nicely done. That camo makes my hands shake and my eyes cross...

    actually, maybe that is the Roku gin I've been guzzling to stay warm. Holy crap it's cold in the mountains tonight.
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    Nice paintjob Chris

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Jeff, I'm sticking with bourbon. It's been down in the mid 20s here, a summer day for y'all.

    Thanks, Dave! More on deck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    These are 1/200. Trumpeter makes a few WW2 in 1/200 but mostly Pacific US. They do a Walrus for all those looking for a RAF water rescue mission.
    For those of you that don’t look in the painting showcase, I just did one of the Walrus models. I like the end result, but it was a rocky road for me to get there. I have an Arado and Kingfisher in the queue as well. I look forward to seeing Clipper’s Arado when it’s done!

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    Tanks. Your welcome.

    In various states. Decals, weathering, details...lots to do.

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    Finally back at my painting station, finishing off some commissions then I’m allowed to paint some of my toys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Patrol View Post
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    Tanks. Your welcome.

    In various states. Decals, weathering, details...lots to do.
    Good bunch of tanks there, Bruce.

    I sense a North Afrika campaign on the horizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Good bunch of tanks there, Bruce.

    I sense a North Afrika campaign on the horizon.
    Desert Fox! Monty! Patton! Egos on parade! Maybe a lost city infested with jewels and mummies.

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    love the armor. Looks like some fun a brewin'
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    I suppose I should be painting the Valentines today (they are technically the Rooskie ones that I got because they were 40% off with free shipping, but into the desert they go!). But it seems Somebody Else in the household wants some mechy guys painted, so as long as I have the Bronze Green out, primed, and gonna do these dudes today.

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    OK, like the 8th army tanks, Honeys, Grants, Crusaders, and Pz III J it looked like. Oh yeah, and the odd Sherman, but then they were always odd.


    Liking all the planes coming across also. (someday, if I ever get out from under the work load for others, and the new Epic civil war stuff)
    Well, here is another slug of random stuff finished in the last week or so.
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    Running with the boars, eh Ken
    Are those Saxons a commission or for the shop?
    Karl
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    Some of this Ghouls are laying on my workbench, too.

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    Karl, they are for a worker at the shop. I also have an army of them for my Saga games (been a while) Including some Brother Vinni females for my Viking Shield Maidens.

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    Those are great, Ken! Those shields are top top

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    I thought with winter I would get more done. So far I have managed my first Russian Empire.

    Base Ares Nieuport Plane
    AK aluminum used to paint over decals.
    All Misc Mini Decals

    Turned out nice!

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    Thanks Chris, normally I use Little big Men transfers for the shields but this job was a bit on the cheap. He bases them after he gets them so I suspect he does other touch up jobs also. I will paint a theme for a few months then he does a 3 x 3 display case in the store with his terrain and buildings and mostly my figs. Last one was a western town all the cowboys I did for him ended up in. He was also working on a WWII Pacific island landing with Japs and Marines I did but not sure where that went. Now it is mostly Civil War but he ran out of figs so had me do a box of Saxons to keep me busy for a while. Did get almost 200 WWII German Heer for Flames of War though. Planning on dropping off about 35 figs a week to keep within the guys weekly hobby budget (yep, they tell me some people do odd things like that).

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    You're cranking them out faster than they can go through the meat grinder, Ken

    Sharp Nieuport, Dave. Looks like the rudder's jammed though.

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    It's just the jolly roger on the tail. I ate all the jam this morning.

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    It's nice to see some armor on the work bench. My brother Bob (BB401) and I have been accumulating and building up forces for an upcoming conflict in early March. Besides aerial WoG combat, we are going to ground in Bolt Action with the 1/56 scale miniatures. Rubicon and Warlord kits so far. Plastic and Resin and Metal kits with crews! Here are the ones I have done. You can see detail and technique for mine and Bob's and all models of various kinds at https://theatomfurnace.blogspot.com/Click image for larger version. 

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    Just some F6F Hellcats until I get my next shipment from AIM.

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    Karl Meyer's Albatros D.V, Seefrosta Flanders.

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    My wife and I are holidaying at Victor Harbor for the week (still got to 31 today though) so I packed my travel modelling kit hoping to get my King Kong miniature well under way.

    So far I’ve got the first coat of black down. Travel kit equals no airbrush!

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    BTW, sunrise over the water was pretty spectacular this morning!

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    Looks like someone's been shot down in flames!

    Nice to see another Great Ape in progress - and there I was thinking they were rare (or at least, endangered!)
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Looks like someone's been shot down in flames!

    Nice to see another Great Ape in progress - and there I was thinking they were rare (or at least, endangered!)
    Oh that my flame markers were that spectacular!

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    Great stuff! Amazing work!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles downunder View Post
    My wife and I are holidaying at Victor Harbor for the week (still got to 31 today though) so I packed my travel modelling kit hoping to get my King Kong miniature well under way.
    When you get to the base... I recommend putting a lot more thought into it than I did . I was so excited to try re-basing that I used grass etc. from a kit I had purchased for "some day". Now I have a 3'x4' mat of Manhattan being printed and it occurs to me that my Kong is standing in grass... on top of the Empire State Building...

    Face Palm!
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Scharf View Post
    When you get to the base... I recommend putting a lot more thought into it than I did . I was so excited to try re-basing that I used grass etc. from a kit I had purchased for "some day". Now I have a 3'x4' mat of Manhattan being printed and it occurs to me that my Kong is standing in grass... on top of the Empire State Building...

    Face Palm!
    I’ve already carved almost all the original base off and am planning metal pegs into the feet that will plug into corresponding holes in my roof section that sits on top of my game mat. I’ll do this when we return home and I have access to my trusty Dremel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles downunder View Post
    I’ve already carved almost all the original base off and am planning metal pegs into the feet that will plug into corresponding holes in my roof section that sits on top of my game mat. I’ll do this when we return home and I have access to my trusty Dremel.
    Well played!
    I have that same wet palette in your photo. It's top shelf, eh?
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Scharf View Post
    Well played!
    I have that same wet palette in your photo. It's top shelf, eh?
    Yes it is. I bought it recently to replace a home-made one and it is so much better. My home-made one was ok but the lip was too high and I occasionally had trouble getting the under lying sponge at the best level of dampness.

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    I haven't been here for a few days. The lastet paint jobs are fantastic. Good to see the gret work people are doing this month.

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    I love looking at other people's paint jobs, so thanks for the photos - if I ever get my Shapeways models 100% finished I'll put a photo up.
    WW2 African campaign armour has always been an interest, so it was great to see them here too.
    Well done guys.
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    My Kong is coming along nicely:

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    I am back at home base now and so have access to all of my modelling tools and a bench top with a magnifier!

    I’m thinking now that I should have painted a base coat of very dark grey followed by a black wash. I think that would have been easier than a base coat of black followed by a dry brush with grey.

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    Looking good Wayne As an intermediate tone/step you could try making a very thin dark gray glaze and hit the larger areas for an intermediate highlight -- upper thighs, outer arms, top of head, belly, etc, all but the dark recesses. Better if it's too thin even if you need to glaze some areas twice, and easier if it's darker -- you can always lighten it some. He'll look a bit botched but then your drybrush in a lighter tone will bring up even more highlights without too sharp of contrast.

    Both methods are classic highlighting strategies, I agree the one you describe is probably easier for most of us (starting with the mid-tone base then washing it darker then highlighting). Think of it in reverse; you've established the shadows, now you're going to paint in the mid-tone in a thinned down glaze.

    lol -- my unsolicited advice. That's what I'd try, but Kong is gonna turn out great regardless.

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    Coming off my workbench today -

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    More photos in the Painting Threads tomorrow.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Tim, that is some pretty impressive mass production!

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    Thats a great colection of models in this post, well done to all

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    Good looking stuff there, Tim
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