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PostSubject: Whippet MK.A   Sat 28 Jun 2014, 9:18 pm

This is my entry for a WW1 GB elsewhere.......rules being anything WW1 related, starts today, 28th of June (the day in 1914 that Prince Ferdinand was assassinated starting the whole unpleasentness)  til  11th of November (last day of war in 1918)

Whippet Mk. A tank by Emhar in 1/35



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its gone together  quite quickly..........its weird that there is no 'hole and peg' type connections, just butt joints
ive done my usual trick with armour this scale and added some large nuts to add some mass. i always think a little weight makes it sit on the tracks a bit better. ive also added a small nut over a drilled hole so i can use some threaded rod as a handle







Al's also planning on doing this after his trip to the salt mines flats so hopefully he will go right where i go wrong lol

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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Sun 29 Jun 2014, 1:02 am

Good tip on the weights. I remember with planes it's good to weight the nose so it sits stable on the runway.
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Sun 29 Jun 2014, 1:56 am

Nice start and a good tip on the weight.
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 6:24 pm

if i hadnt used ca to attach the side bits that carry the tracks then i dont think they would have stuck!!....had problems as it was





guns in and the lid on top then i can get it primed!

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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 9:32 pm

moving along nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 10:35 am

Not until it get's the tracks on Buck.!!!! LOL

Coming along nicely Paul.

Great watching this for when I do mine!!!   

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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Tue 08 Jul 2014, 11:51 am

That's a neat looking old timer !!!!
  
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Sun 13 Jul 2014, 8:10 pm

finally got back to the bench......got a bit done today despite having some major airbrush drama.......for some reason i just couldnt find where it was blocked,....had to strip it 4 times before i found it lol

tried some of this pre-shading malarky.....never got on with it in the past, think im too heavy handed and just over cover it when i spray the top colour, but i thought id try again.............bit hard trying to work out what green should be used for these, so i just used some Vallejo Dark Green....which is pretty close to russian green/NATO green.....but by the time its been weathered with oils and washes ans matt varnishes it will be toned down anyway

going to leave it for a day then it will be decal time so the weathering goes over the top of it all




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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Sun 13 Jul 2014, 8:18 pm

Lookin' good! As always impeccable work. Can't wait to see the weathering on this build. Keep at it. Its lookin' great!
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Wed 16 Jul 2014, 7:28 pm

some progress

gave it coat of kleer ready to put the decals on.................and changed my mind on some of them!!

seems a lot of these carried red/white markings in various places, no doubt as some kind of identification aid.......but i really didnt fancy putting the decals on. lots of rivets and other details mean i dont think they would settle down even with gallons of microsol, so i decided to try masking and painting. needs a second coat of red..
dont think it will matter if its too rough since i dont think it would have been applied too carefully for real.....and its going to get weathered and washed as well


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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Wed 16 Jul 2014, 7:47 pm

Looking good Paul.  I'm really developing a liking for these WWI tanks.  Got to give one a try one of these days.

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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Thu 17 Jul 2014, 5:22 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Fri 18 Jul 2014, 8:56 pm


so its had a coat of kleer, decals added, white/red stripe added, another coat of kleer to seal it all





the kit comes with decals for various tanks, didnt want to do Ceaser 2 or Firefly which are two famous Whippets.............settled for Fanny Adams

next step is the tracks.......not sure how im going to tackle them, as they are vinyl and in 3 bits. think i shal try painting them, attach them and touch up

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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Fri 18 Jul 2014, 11:31 pm

 Lookin' good!
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Sun 20 Jul 2014, 8:28 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 11:31 am

the tracks left a bit to be desired......supposed to slot between the drive wheels and the outer sponson but the wheels a tad too big and the gap a tad too small, but the plan is to muddy this up so i hope it will get hidden

next plan is to put a wash on the tracks so they are not so shiney, oil filter on the tank, then a matt varnish to seal


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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Thu 31 Jul 2014, 9:51 pm

its had a few days for the oils to dry off and im not too impressed, bit too brown for my liking and it hasnt streaked in the way i wanted, all my own fault due to poor technique. plan is to give a wash down with thinners and have another go tomorrow


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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Thu 31 Jul 2014, 10:19 pm

It is a dark model. I think the track thread look good.
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Thu 31 Jul 2014, 10:26 pm

I agree it looks a bit dark but the effect is there and looks quite good, it doesn't look too brown on my tablet screen but it isn't calibrated so I can't comment on that.
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Thu 31 Jul 2014, 10:31 pm

used a tad too much yellow ochre so its come out brownish. i was after an effect ive achieved before last year but i bolloxed it up

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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Sun 03 Aug 2014, 9:29 pm

second go and im more happy this time

used burnt umber and siennas again but instead of ochre i used a dark blue

going to leave it well alone for a while to dry off before moving on to the next step




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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Sun 03 Aug 2014, 10:17 pm

You are too hard on yourself Paul, it's looking good.

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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Sun 03 Aug 2014, 11:38 pm

cheers but it didnt show up in the pics that well......the ochre made it very brown, and in all the wrong places

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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Mon 04 Aug 2014, 1:10 am

Thae make a model of a Whippet ?!?!   

....ohhh, its a tank....  





  
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PostSubject: Re: Whippet MK.A   Mon 04 Aug 2014, 4:25 am

Looks very good to me either way, but I'm not an armor guy. The ochre version looked a little like surface rust.
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