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Κυριακή, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

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Happy Holidays all (or y'all as they would say south of the Mason-Dixon line). Work is over for a few days, I'm catching up on my sleep and more than catching up with my food. Blame my mother in law. Her cooking is excellent.

With work being hectic before the holidays I did not have much time to complete any of my ongoing projects. However, I did manage to finish painting and weathering one of Italeri's quick-build Panther Gs. Great kit, easy to build. My main problem was the lack of schurtzen, but that was easily rectified with plastic card.

I've opted to go with the late war "ambush" type camouflage. As usual, I washed with Devlan Mud, did some drybrushing with a medium grey, and some weathering with diluted British Dark Earth. I plan to make an almost full troop of 3 tanks. For games in the Western front, this will be very difficult for the Allied player, as Panthers tend to dominate due to their long range, good mobility and sloping armour. But for Eastern Front games, with those nasty T-34/85s in large numbers, a troop is not too bad. Two of the models will be the Italeri easy kits and one the more detailed Revell Panther G. It's a great little kit and very easy to build despite the large number of parts.
Here is the "to do pile" on my modeling desk. A couple of Pegasus T-34s, 2 Russian light tanks, some terrain, an Armourfast Hanomag and one more Panther G. I hope I'll get at least some of them done by the end of my vacation (although the Mrs. has other ideas as to what constitutes quality time).
Finally, this being Plane Month and all, I could not avoid posting a picture of an airplane, although this particular model was was completed a couple of months ago. This is an Airfix Hurricane Mk. II, a rather old mold (probably older than me) but a very satisfying build regardless. There are tons of Hurricane decal sheets out there and I have more than a few. This was done as an all-black Mk. IIb night intruder. If you have not build an Airfix Hurricane, go out there and buy one. With some TLC you'll have a great model for the shelf or the wargames table.

Now I'm off to get some some soda to help with the indigestion. Have a great night y'all from Athens.

5 σχόλια:

  1. That´s very good painting on the Panther...looks a bigger model than it really is...very good !! Looks like you have a lot of work going at the moment.
    Greetings
    Paul

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  2. The Panther looks fantastic, and it is alway great to see a photo of the "to-do-list".

    I am impressed with the Airfix Hurricane as well, nice to see it in a night black scheme.

    Awesome work all round.

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  3. The Panther is very nice. I couldn`t believe by the first look, that it is a fast assembly kit. Great Paintjob.

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  4. Χρόνια πολλά! Να χαίρεσαι όσους αγαπάς!!!:-)

    Magnificent work αγαπητέ!!!

    Waiting eagerly to see the rest of your work finished!
    We should meet up to play with our toys!!
    I am very glad that I found someone playing ww2 with 20mm figures!!! :-)
    Email me!!!
    T.

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  5. That Panther looks 1/35th to me.It fantastic.You have a lot of work to do, look forward to seeing it finished.

    Cheers Rich.

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