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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #375 on: July 21, 2014, 08:35:00 PM »
Daum !!! FAB stuff.  In the grey primer and with the quality of the images they look like pro company 3D renderings of the lastest "soon to be released" kits .....

Brent

I was thinking the same thing. So smooth, it looks CGI. Helluva a compliment to that primer-- I need to get some now  :o
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #376 on: July 21, 2014, 08:50:57 PM »
I'm not worthy!  Top job, can't believe how smooth you got it under the primer.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #377 on: July 21, 2014, 08:53:44 PM »
All of these builds are amazing and inspiring, pure genius executed at such a high level of workmanship!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #378 on: July 21, 2014, 11:50:35 PM »
Great builds, Gingie! 8)

I love Tamiya grey primer, too. It can, sometimes, come out a little glossy & it can be a touch difficult to hairy-stick paint (adhesion issues on the glossy surface) but rattle-can paints & airbrushing (which I've seen done by others) adhere well & look really good.

Do you have a shot of them side-by-side in primer? ???
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #379 on: July 22, 2014, 09:04:17 AM »
Wow, thanks fellas!  :D

Yes, the primer does give it a CGI look! I should have known better, but this stuff really needs to be sprayed outside. I've been coughing for a day now since I sprayed it in the basement.

Here's a pic of them together and primed:


And I almost hate to do this, because I think it looks so much better on the Leo than the LAV...



If I did that, it would leave me with a spare Gatling turret... too big for the Dana. Maybe a HEMMT? hahah, Die good idea fairy, die die!!


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #380 on: July 22, 2014, 10:15:15 AM »
How does the gun turret look on the LAV hull?

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #381 on: July 22, 2014, 09:54:25 PM »
Thanks, Gingie! :)

The rail gun turret on the Leo does look good but I think the Gatling looks better. :D



Here's me playing Devil's Advocate: >:D

What if you widened the Stryker hull to match the width of the Leo? ???
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #382 on: July 23, 2014, 01:18:58 AM »
What if you widened the Stryker hull to match the width of the Leo? ???

Die good idea fairy! Die, die!!!!

 :D

lets just say there's enough LAV's where this one came from that I don't need to worry about modifying these particular ones any further.


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #383 on: July 23, 2014, 04:02:44 PM »
Yes, the primer does give it a CGI look! I should have known better, but this stuff really needs to be sprayed outside. I've been coughing for a day now since I sprayed it in the basement.

........... Maybe a HEMMT? ...........


As for the spraying indoors, my OSH alarms are always going off when I grind and sand resin without a mask, I'm always in too much of a hurry to faf about finding one.

BTW The crowd demands a HEMMT conversion ........  8)

Brent

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #384 on: July 24, 2014, 05:51:03 AM »
Wonderful! My vote is for the rail gun turret on the Leopard and gatling on the HEMMT. But then what to do with the LAV 10x10 ??
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #385 on: July 24, 2014, 06:30:00 AM »
But then what to do with the LAV 10x10 ??


MLRS of course  ;)

Or scaleorama it back to 1/48 for an amphibious APC from Command and Conquer
http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060812095504/cnc/images/c/cb/Amphibious_APC_01.jpg

Graeme.. just terrific work. It just proves that with the right design stuff just looks right on other platforms.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #386 on: July 24, 2014, 11:24:00 PM »
There is an MLRS in my future...my kids left the tops off all of their 30+ markers. What a co-incidence they scale out to realistically sized 35th rocket tubes. Add to that a buddy who used his MLRS hull as a transporter and now has a spare launch system....


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #387 on: July 26, 2014, 07:28:12 AM »
Gingie, your stuff is more fun than cable TV!

I really, really like that huge turret on that long missile truck!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #388 on: September 23, 2014, 10:37:05 AM »
A few quick updates:

After 4 years (!) since being built & painted, I finally tried out the hairspray technique on my LAV-TUA. My first time trying this, and it was quite fun! The downside of the fun part is its reallllly easy to get carried away. This will definitely not be my last model I try this out on:









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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #389 on: September 23, 2014, 10:41:10 AM »
Next up, some vintage Canadian 3-tone cam for the 10x10. My airbrush woes started with this kit...after 3 hours of fighting my airbrush, I was able to diagnose it as having a failed needle bearing. Once I figured out that, it was a pretty easy fix and I could get back to spraying. Except...there was a problem with my compressor, and it allowed oil into the air hose. Compressor oil and Tamiya paint do not play well together, hence a few shiny bits here & there. Though I'm fairly certain the weathering process will take care of that.





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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #390 on: September 23, 2014, 10:47:12 AM »
last update is the Gatling tank. Again, the airbrush fought me. This was originally painted desert tan, but it looked too plain, so I painted it NATO-3 tone, but using 3 shades of brown. It looked awful. Decided to repaint it in olive drab...ran out of paint before it was done. Grabbed my remaining bottle of OD, and...it was a different colour. Repaint again. Decide that like the all-over tan, plain green was too boring. So I cut up loads of masking tape and carefully masked out a splinter cam scheme. Mixed up some new green and sprayed it on. Pulled off the masking tape, and realized I'd sprayed basically the same green again! hahah! Finally, and this is what is pictured, I mixed up some black green and soft-edged the hard edge cammo, and then some really light green and repainted to the OD for better contrast.






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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #391 on: September 23, 2014, 11:19:36 AM »
Those camos look fantastic! Well done!

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #392 on: September 24, 2014, 07:08:01 AM »
You really overcame those challenges and ended up with a winning paint scheme!

Outstanding!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #393 on: September 27, 2014, 11:18:05 PM »
Great build, fantastic finish! 8)
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #394 on: October 25, 2014, 09:00:34 AM »
Got some decals on and a bit more weathering than I intended:





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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #395 on: October 25, 2014, 09:02:50 AM »
Also mucked this one up too:




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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #396 on: October 25, 2014, 11:03:58 PM »
Your weathering is very well done and I especially like your work on the tires which seems incredibly realistic!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #397 on: October 26, 2014, 12:06:13 AM »
I have to second BdB's comments ---   :)

The mud accumulation in the wheel wells, look remarkable. I see it like that on my truck after it rains as we have to drive a few miles on gravel roads where I live before we get to some paved roads ---

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #398 on: October 26, 2014, 03:59:43 AM »
I really like the way you have done the optics on both. 
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #399 on: October 26, 2014, 04:07:07 AM »




Looking at this one makes me wonder about a BTR equivalent.
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