LCM and Sherman Tank

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LCM and Sherman Tank

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LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:21 pm

Here is my second effort for the comp, The 1/76 scale Airfix LCM and Sherman Tank.
First off are the instructions
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:27 pm

Nothing complicated there, so on with the build
All the parts for the Tank
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All being prepared for paint
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:42 pm

I now realize that I never took many pics of the build itself :angry-banghead:
Wheels painted and fitted, the Tank is painted olive drab, the only variation is the rubber on the wheels(tamiya nato black) and the tools on the hull

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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby casper » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:47 pm

great start number1 :) fancy doing another Tank myself but larger scale than my last effort :think:
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:51 pm

This is my first attempt at weathering, I think it came out alright :)
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I drilled the end of the barrel

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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby casper » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:58 pm

Weathering is perfect matey looks really great, and a quick build :clap: :clap: :)
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:08 pm

Now the LCM (landing craft medium)
First the instructions and parts:-
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Ummm whats he upto?

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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:11 pm

Thank you Casper, after the traction engine I wanted something simple and quick to build, only thing is I tried weathering for the first time :o
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby Mustang » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:24 pm

Love the Tank N1, look very nice. K

The LMC is something different :)
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:40 pm

Ahhh don't worry folks he's steering!

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I thought I would try the "hairspray technique" on the loading "bay"
Frist of all paint the underlying paint you wish to reveal, in this case I used Humbrol enamel 113 Rust, when dry apply a coat of varnish (I used Johnsons Kyristal Klear) when dry, spray with hairspray, then when that's dry, apply the top coat, in this case Tamiya acrylic light grey. After waiting for the top coat to be touch dry 10-15 mins scrub with an old brush and water and the paint should come off. Here's where I think I went wrong, I used Krystal Klear instead of an enamel varnish, I think this is what caused a reaction between the hairspray and the underlying paint. secondly I let the top coat of Acrylic to dry for to long so the water did not start to remove it, I had to use Tamiya thinners and quite alot of pressure before the paint started lifting, this also started lifting the rust colour in places. Things always look easier on you tube :angry-banghead:
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:42 pm

And heres the result, I think its ok
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:47 pm

Thankyou Mustang for the K

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The sides were just painted with rust on top of the grey using small amounts of paint and dragging a dry brush down to create streaks of rust and a dirty grey wash was used for a bit of grime
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:58 pm

The underneath was masked ready for paint, Airfix suggests 113 rust, I thought black would look better so I used Tamiya satin black brushed on.

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Decals applied, next up some weathering.

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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:09 pm

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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:11 pm

Almost forgot the crew!

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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:14 pm

Lastly with the tank, thanks for looking in :D

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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby Mustang » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:09 pm

Excellent builds, and so quick :o

Would give you another K but I need to spread them out first, so one coming soon. ;)

:clap: :clap: :clap: Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby steve131 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:11 pm

Great work, weathering looking good. K awarded. :clap:
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby Mustang » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:17 pm

I see you had this built a while ago, as I've just noticed it in the Yeovilton show photos. Did it get much notice and comments.
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Re: LCM and Sherman Tank

Postby number1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:55 pm

Mustang wrote:I see you had this built a while ago, as I've just noticed it in the Yeovilton show photos. Did it get much notice and comments.

Sadly not, it was started around 7th Feb so did'nt take too long to do.
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