1/35 British Cromwell

Andy Smith

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Hi all,
Well,as i`ve only just signed up this current build is well under way,but i thought i`d post up where i`m at with it so far.
It`s a Tamiya kit,straight ootb build using the supplied Rubber Band tracks,base coated in OD,with a "Dark Green" wash.It looks very shiny at the moment...... that`s deliberate of course,been Glossed varnished in preparation for a "Dust" wash,followed by pigments. Then it`ll be stowage and figures time:p.
Anyway,enough waffle.... `ere be pics.............
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So there you have it,
Cheers for now,
Andy
 

Pantherman

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Hi all,
Well,as i`ve only just signed up this current build is well under way,but i thought i`d post up where i`m at with it so far.
It`s a Tamiya kit,straight ootb build using the supplied Rubber Band tracks,base coated in OD,with a "Dark Green" wash.It looks very shiny at the moment...... that`s deliberate of course,been Glossed varnished in preparation for a "Dust" wash,followed by pigments. Then it`ll be stowage and figures time:p.
Anyway,enough waffle.... `ere be pics.............
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So there you have it,
Cheers for now,
Andy
Nice work Andy, I'm liking it.
Pantherman
 

Phil57

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I too am liking this. In fact the Cromwell is on my must do list. I am also in awe of your work bench with all the trays and what not for bits and bobs. How organised is that??? Mine looks like a bombs hit it. Great work.
 

Andy Smith

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I too am liking this. In fact the Cromwell is on my must do list. I am also in awe of your work bench with all the trays and what not for bits and bobs. How organised is that??? Mine looks like a bombs hit it. Great work.
HA!! Thanks for that Phil...
.. not so sure about the "organised" bit mind.... Usually the stuff that should be in those drawers are all over the place!! ;)
Re the actual kit though... I'd definitely recommend it mate,it's typical Tamiya (as in a superb fit,and a pleasure to build),and looks a good rendition of the real thing if you ask me.... Although I'm No expert!!
 

Phil57

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HA!! Thanks for that Phil...
.. not so sure about the "organised" bit mind.... Usually the stuff that should be in those drawers are all over the place!! ;)
Re the actual kit though... I'd definitely recommend it mate,it's typical Tamiya (as in a superb fit,and a pleasure to build),and looks a good rendition of the real thing if you ask me.... Although I'm No expert!!
Me neither Andy but it does indeed look the real deal. Love it and love Tamiya.

Phil
 

Pantherman

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I too am liking this. In fact the Cromwell is on my must do list. I am also in awe of your work bench with all the trays and what not for bits and bobs. How organised is that??? Mine looks like a bombs hit it. Great work.
I do like a tidy workspace, I'm a bit of a neat freak when it comes to modeling.
Pantherman
 

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Pantherman

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Oh Wow.....no way am I going to show you mine.
Now I'm intrigued, got to post a photo. We can shame you into tidying it up!!!
I have worked with chippies who can't find their tool's through all the mess around them so probably nothing I haven't seen before.
Pantherman
 

Phil57

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Now I'm intrigued, got to post a photo. We can shame you into tidying it up!!!
I have worked with chippies who can't find their tool's through all the mess around them so probably nothing I haven't seen before.
Pantherman
Hmmm......I will think about this. Stay tuned.
 

Andy Smith

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Mornin' Chaps :)
Made some steady progress on this one, namely "dusted" it up a bit,added some camo netting,and began the tedious process of adding/removing leaves to try and get a good balance......
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Plenty to be done yet,but it's taking shape,the commander is nearing completion,so he'll make an appearance in the next update ;)
Thanks for looking in,cheers for now,
Andy
 

Phil57

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Andy, pardon my ignorance but what do you use as the leaves on the netting? It looks really good.

Phil
 

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Mornin' Chaps :)
Made some steady progress on this one, namely "dusted" it up a bit,added some camo netting,and began the tedious process of adding/removing leaves to try and get a good balance......
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Plenty to be done yet,but it's taking shape,the commander is nearing completion,so he'll make an appearance in the next update ;)
Thanks for looking in,cheers for now,
Andy

Andy, pardon my ignorance but what do you use as the leaves on the netting? It looks really good.

Phil
Phil, I have used these and they worked really well. They come in different colours.
Pantherman
 

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Andy Smith

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Andy, pardon my ignorance but what do you use as the leaves on the netting? It looks really good.

Phil
Thanks for the compliment Phil. :)
The stuff above,that Pantherman suggests is good, I've used it in the distant past, however,whilst rifling through the wife's ingredients cupboards,a few years ago,I saw these(not the wash mind!! :) ) and had an idea.....
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Poor a 50/50 mix of each into a rattle can top,stir them up thoroughly and shake em all over where you've put PVA glue,leave to dry, then invert,shake and voila..... probably have to add/take off a few here and there until you're satisfied with the coverage.Then dab the occasional,lighter parts of the "leaves" with the wash if it needs toning down a little ;)
 

Andy Smith

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Thanks for the compliment Phil. :)
The stuff above,that Pantherman suggests is good, I've used it in the distant past, however,whilst rifling through the wife's ingredients cupboards,a few years ago,I saw these(not the wash mind!! :) ) and had an idea.....
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Poor a 50/50 mix of each into a rattle can top,stir them up thoroughly and shake em all over where you've put PVA glue,leave to dry, then invert,shake and voila..... probably have to add/take off a few here and there until you're satisfied with the coverage.Then dab the occasional,lighter parts of the "leaves" with the wash if it needs toning down a little ;)
P.S. Forgot to add....
You can get other brands of the same stuff for as little as 39p a jar....and these 2 have lasted me YEARS :)
 

Andy Smith

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Afternoon Gentlemen :)
Well, quite productive day,the Commander is in and I've finished the camo stuff.... I could've gone further with it,but there comes a point where you'd see no tank... .... just a mobile shrub!! ;)
Anyway, without further ado,in no particular order,here are some pics....
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So then, stowage next....
 

Pantherman

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Phil57

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Thanks for the compliment Phil. :)
The stuff above,that Pantherman suggests is good, I've used it in the distant past, however,whilst rifling through the wife's ingredients cupboards,a few years ago,I saw these(not the wash mind!! :) ) and had an idea.....
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Poor a 50/50 mix of each into a rattle can top,stir them up thoroughly and shake em all over where you've put PVA glue,leave to dry, then invert,shake and voila..... probably have to add/take off a few here and there until you're satisfied with the coverage.Then dab the occasional,lighter parts of the "leaves" with the wash if it needs toning down a little ;)
Firstly, Andy great model. Love it and look forward to seeing it on a base. What you use for leaves on the camo net is genius. Thank you so much and rest assured I will be doing one on my next vehicle for the European theatre. At the moment I am doing a desert Matilda so I will wait until I finish that first. Well done and thanks again.

Phil
 

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