Just a quick update: I'm still plugging away on this; today I painted the body. I've decided to brush paint it using oils, just for the heck of it (and because I don't like the hassle of setting up my airbrush and cleaning it afterwards). The only problem is that oils take a long time to dry. I may break down and use the airbrush to put a rusty base coat on the treads; there's a lot of intricate detail there.
No pics, I'm afraid; don't want to be moving stuff around with wet paint on it. But I'll take some as soon as I reasonably can.
Thought I'd post some teaser pictures today. Still plugging away; oils are wonderful in lots of ways, but they take a loooooong time to dry.
Here's a long shot of various bits drying on top of the famous Rocketeer family furnace. You can see the whip antenna too, and the two skeletons, which received ribcage transplants from Boot Hill (mwooooohahaha) :
And the world's crookedest exhaust pipe. It snakes from the engine exhaust pipes over the frame rail to connect up to the muffler I stole from a Monogram '48 Ford pickup. In retrospect, perhaps I should've located the muffler a bit further aft. It's made from solder, which is my favorite material for this sort of thing. You can see Rommel snuck into the picture down at the bottom. I wanted his mouth open, so I cut his jaw loose using the sewing thread trick (which worked great):
So glad you added a link for the pictures. Believe it or not, I was just looking at this thread last night. Just one question. Was the Dragon Sd.Kfz. 7 half-track that you used 1/35 ? Incredible build, love it detail.
...Was the Dragon Sd.Kfz. 7 half-track that you used 1/35 ? ...
Yep, 1/35th scale. The whole Rod is kind of confused, scale-wise; the jerrycans and armament seem to be 1/35, although the rest of the model is 1/24th. When I built this one, I substituted 1/24th jerrycans and machine gun.
Post by kabdriver on Sept 12, 2018 17:54:35 GMT -5
Ohhhhh, kooooool! This is a seriously nice build - I love all the extra detail that has gone into it - especially on the chassis. That's WILD, man!
Those uprated tank tracks are really nice - they look fiddly to assemble? But it's totally worth it. This build is the benchmark for when I build one now, I think! Incredible! The paintwork looks really nice too!
Is Rommel puking over the back after downing all that booze? LOL!
So glad you added a link for the pictures. Believe it or not, I was just looking at this thread last night.
That's weird - I was getting excited about the RR reissue and was looking at this thread this morning! Good thing they keep all these years-old threads huh? There's some GOLD to still be found if you go back some!