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PostSubject: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 3:07 pm

Just picked this up from the local hobbycraft.



Continuing my obsession with all things Korean, ill be doing it as a bulldozer (scratch building all extras) which was used in Korea during the later half of the war/police action.
There's not too much flash considering its Airfix ... i'm impressed !!!



Don't usually work on 72/76th scale so we'll have to see how it goes ... i do have my new prescription modeling glasses though
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 3:58 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 7:09 pm

Made a start
Got the wheels and hubs glued, painted and a basic drybrush,  



Got the hull together .. do not adjust your monitor ... it IS orange ... all will be revealed in due course.

The hardest thing is making the paint look like it's been slapped on in the field without it looking like a slapped on paint job from the bench ... if you get my drift .. this should be ok for what i have in mind.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 11:31 pm

Nice dry brushing, Colin. Looks like those modeling glasses are paying off.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Tue 11 Mar 2014, 12:25 am

Nice subject Colin.

The styrene looks to be like that almost 'rubbery' type.

Wheels look great.

Are you going to be advertising Tango Orange fizzy drink then????  

I'm intrigued!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Wed 12 Mar 2014, 3:29 pm

The plastic is a little more "rubbery" than usual to be honest, makes for easier trimming and cleanup.

No Fizzy drink advert... but concentrating on an orange thing for so long it certainly feels like i've been Tango'd   
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Wed 12 Mar 2014, 6:22 pm

Got the wheels and tracks on, just base weathered at the mo and will complete when it's all in one piece.

Started the "bucket", just an old "spare" from another kit with styrene sheet added, justs need to be trimmed and sanded to shape when dry.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Fri 14 Mar 2014, 3:48 pm

The side bars of the bucket are made from balsa and styrene strips. i cut slices from thin sprue to simulate boltheads.

All together


Painted grey

Started the weathering, just watercolour washes and bicarb of soda for dust.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Fri 14 Mar 2014, 4:44 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Fri 14 Mar 2014, 4:47 pm

WOW (nuff said me thinks)...

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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Fri 14 Mar 2014, 5:55 pm

Ta chaps,
Had to add some little hoops, loops and brackets




Made a set of guides with a hydraulic piston for raising and lowering the bucket.


Just a quick sneak preview of the freaky paint job.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Fri 14 Mar 2014, 9:17 pm

You had me with the wonderful scratched "bucket." That's right about using bicarb of soda for some weathering, I had forgotten that tip! Luv the little details added, like the grab handles and tiny rings. Now about that paint job...it's not April 1 yet! Thanx for a tutorial on building small military models.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Fri 14 Mar 2014, 9:47 pm

It's not April 1st....  This is a legitimate paint job that I've seen in one of my korean war books.

I've just had a good couple of hours on the little begger,  lost myself in the build and didn't take any photos unfortunately so I'll be posting the finished job tomorrow when I add a few more extras that are drying at present.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Fri 14 Mar 2014, 10:18 pm

Great work on the bucket Colin and errr!!! I think you have been Tango'd!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Sat 15 Mar 2014, 1:11 am

 
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Sat 15 Mar 2014, 1:23 am

I'm familiar with this old kit. I really like what you are doing with it. Yes, I've seen that picture before and wondered what the crew were thinking.......or drinking.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Sat 15 Mar 2014, 2:00 am

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....or drinking.
I think you hit the nail on the head there Chris   
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PostSubject: Re: 1/76 Airfix Sherman Tank, Korea circa 1951.   Sat 15 Mar 2014, 2:17 pm

well i got it completed (as far as i'd like to take it) last night ...

Teaser picture

finished thread: http://skidsplace.forumotion.co/t1599-1-76-airfix-sherman-tank-korea-circa-1951-completed
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