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Offline Feldmarschall Zod

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The Destroyer.
« on: December 24, 2015, 04:01:54 AM »
A 1/48 kit that is a mix of Hobby Boss,and Tamiya.  Not sure if I will swap the 90 out for a 105 howitzer.  No photo etch will be used. I am also thinking of taking the stowage boxes off,and using different ones.   Paint may be a panzer gray base,and white camo.
Every time you eat celery,an angel vomits in a gas station bathroom. Tanks rule. I know the load is late,but the voices tell me to pull over and clean the guns.

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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2015, 04:14:21 AM »
Looking good Chad!  One of the best what-if ideas ever by combining the M10/M36 hull with a tank turret. 
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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 04:18:11 AM »
Looking good Chad!  One of the best what-if ideas ever by combining the M10/M36 hull with a tank turret.

Thanks Jeffry. I just like the angles of the hull front and sides on the M10 and M36.  It may have been a better hull choice for the M4 series if it would have had thicker armor.

This one will be a zombie slayer basically.
Every time you eat celery,an angel vomits in a gas station bathroom. Tanks rule. I know the load is late,but the voices tell me to pull over and clean the guns.

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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 07:38:49 AM »
Sorry for no progress pix until now. Been pretty busy with life. The front bogie sits a bit too high.
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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 11:28:54 AM »
Coming along  :)
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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2016, 07:02:22 PM »
Coming along  :)
Thanks. I am hoping to get paint on today.
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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2016, 05:31:50 AM »
I decided to use Tamiya XF 74 as a base coat.  In a few days,I will spray on some floor wax,wait a couple days,then add some white camo.
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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 02:25:59 AM »
Looking forward to the white camo  :)
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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 02:53:53 AM »
A remarkable combination of parts for sure.  The one thing that I notice as being slightly odd are the stowage bins along the side of the hull as they stand out due to the perpendicular angles that are contrary to the hull.  Otherwise, this is just wicked. 
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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2016, 03:27:19 AM »
Creative engineering.  Is working.  Effective change of character and handy use of the styrene.

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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2016, 09:28:52 AM »
Thanks everyone. I will have to do more of this hull type for future Sherman tanks. ;D

Running behind schedule,as work and the weather have put me a bit behind.
Every time you eat celery,an angel vomits in a gas station bathroom. Tanks rule. I know the load is late,but the voices tell me to pull over and clean the guns.

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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2016, 08:27:32 AM »
I was finally able to get the white on today. Work issues have kept me behind. I tried to airbrush the white on earlier. But my Iwata was being a pain. :-\ I brushed the white on. Later,I dipped a brush in Tamiya thinner,and scrubbed some of it off.
Every time you eat celery,an angel vomits in a gas station bathroom. Tanks rule. I know the load is late,but the voices tell me to pull over and clean the guns.

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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2016, 09:19:33 AM »
Looking good  :)
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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2016, 10:15:42 AM »
Looking good Chad!  One of the best what-if ideas ever by combining the M10/M36 hull with a tank turret.

Thanks Jeffry. I just like the angles of the hull front and sides on the M10 and M36.  It may have been a better hull choice for the M4 series if it would have had thicker armor.

This one will be a zombie slayer basically.

And a fine zombie slayer it is!
Follow it around with a fire truck to hose off the zombie juice!

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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2016, 12:03:47 PM »
Thanks you two.  Clear matte coat on tomorrow,and brush on some dark earth pigments,
Every time you eat celery,an angel vomits in a gas station bathroom. Tanks rule. I know the load is late,but the voices tell me to pull over and clean the guns.

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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2016, 03:01:50 AM »
Finished.
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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2016, 03:08:50 AM »
Well done.
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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2016, 03:53:44 AM »
Well done.
Thanks Greg . I am going to see if I can upload two more pictures from my iPhone.  I am having problems posting from my laptop
Every time you eat celery,an angel vomits in a gas station bathroom. Tanks rule. I know the load is late,but the voices tell me to pull over and clean the guns.

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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2016, 07:15:31 AM »
Love this model! But it gives other idea: what if opening a standard turret to convert a standard tank in a tank destroyer?

Opening a M-47 or M-41 turret.  ??? 8)

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Re: The Destroyer.
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2016, 07:48:34 AM »
Love this model! But it gives other idea: what if opening a standard turret to convert a standard tank in a tank destroyer?

Opening a M-47 or M-41 turret.  ??? 8)

Thank you kindly. :)
Every time you eat celery,an angel vomits in a gas station bathroom. Tanks rule. I know the load is late,but the voices tell me to pull over and clean the guns.