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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby casper » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:23 am

Hi Dazza :) hows the T34/85 coming along
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:12 pm

Hi Casper, thanks for the prod!! :laughing-rolling:
Yes its been a while, family stuff, Mrs slipped discs, work!!! I have been plodding on and managed to finish the build, so I will get you up to speed and then do some gallery pics!!

Lower hull sides done, wheels fitted, now for the tracks!

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And now for the tracks, started with a base of Tamiya red brown and metalic silver before building up rust, mud and dirt.

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Next step of the track weathering is coming along now.

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Dust and mud applied and dry brushing done.

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Inside and outside of the tracks with dry brushed pigment.

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And finally the tracks fitted.

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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:46 pm

I have started the detailing on the front hull. Heavy wear on this as its been through the odd wall or two!!

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Scratches and chipping on the sides of the hull.

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Well we have had a slight hiccup!! :angry-banghead: I had a feeling the plastic hinges on the rear panel were not man enough, and I was right!! :angry-banghead: So after some head scratching and raiding the mother in laws dolls house parts box, I found some brass gate hinges. :D And with a little trimming and some plasticard, I came up with this!!

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Now I know its not perfect, or historically correct, but it does the job, and by the time I have painted, weathered and splashed some mud about, no one will ever know!!! :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby casper » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:35 pm

your work is outstanding Dazza and a joy to watch :clap: :clap: :)
Nice rescue on the hinges and love all the weathering, rust and chipping
K on the way :clap: superb
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:44 pm

Hi Casp and thank you. It was a really fun build and would happily build another!
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Gundog » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:22 pm

Fantastic job! If it hadn't been sitting on a table, I would have sworn it was a picture of something in the Bovington tank museum. :clap:
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:38 pm

Hello Gundog and thank you.
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:44 pm

Well that was a success!! The hinges work fine and blended quite well I think as I also had to scratch build the inspection hatch hinges as they gave out too! The heavy chipping and scratches are now finished on the whole of the upper hull. They look very sharp and harsh for now, but once I have started on the weathering, rain streaks, rust, dust and other bits and pieces, they will tone down and look more natural. Please excuse the reindeer tea tray, but it is perfect for doing the weathering on, as it catches powders and they don't stick, allowing you to scrape them back in the pot so no waste!!

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I have started the weathering and detailing on the upper hull. Lots to do yet, but I think its getting there.

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Cleats are done with some nice photo etch straps to hold them in place, spare tracks are fitted and the 2 man saw, which is a pe replacement and really has sharp teeth!! Needs weathering as its a bit shiny. Still a way to go, tow cables next!!

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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby steve131 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:29 pm

:clap: :clap: You got real talent Dazza you are a true artist WELL JELL of your skills :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:01 pm

Thanks for the comment Steve, not sure about a skill, just copied my old Ford rusting away!!! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:16 pm

Now its time to get dirty!! Lots of brick dust from city fighting. Still a bit more to do, but the hull is nearly done now.

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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:32 pm

Well I am calling the hull done for now. Headlamp fitted as are the towing shackles. Fuel runs on the tanks are done with linseed oil, it stays wet looking even when its dry to the touch. Maybe a bit of fine tuning and tweaking when the turret is in place, but these are the last photo's of it until the final completed photo shoot.

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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby anstontyke » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:49 pm

absolutely amazing build :clap: i wish i could be 1/10th as good as you.
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:15 am

Turret is coming along now.

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Upper part of the turret is nearly done, seats to fit and that's about it. Gun breach is painted and started on the detailing.

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Turret interior is finished, just the shells to add, and they will be added after detailing and weathering. I have applied a coat of Klear to seal it all. Once its dry its time to mess it all up!!! :laughing-rolling:

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Lower turret detail and weathering well under way. Heavier wash on the turret to depict the smoke and soot from the main gun.

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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:32 am

some work on the gun breach, and finished the ammo rack in the lower turret.

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Breach and barrel are now fitted to the upper hull, just the shells to paint and fit, bit of dusty stuff and then I can glue the 2 halves together!! :D

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Shells done and fitted in the rack, the two halves of the turret glued together.

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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby steve131 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:10 pm

As usual outstanding work Dazza :clap: ,very nice kit. Must look into purchasing a Trumpeter kit, would love to see your SKILLS on my favourite kit the 1/24 Airfix Stuka. :ugeek: :ugeek:
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:32 pm

steve131 wrote:As usual outstanding work Dazza :clap: ,very nice kit. Must look into purchasing a Trumpeter kit, would love to see your SKILLS on my favourite kit the 1/24 Airfix Stuka. :ugeek: :ugeek:



Erm............not built a plane in 20 years!!! :laughing-rolling: Must give one a go!! :D :D
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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:38 pm

I do like old CD cases, they are perfect supports and turntables, makes turrets so much easier to work on!! :D Although there are not many parts left to fit, there is still loads to do. Next up is to use some Mr Surfacer and mould the weld seam where the turret halves join, then onto the cupola and hatches.

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Well thats about it for now. The cupola and hatches are painted and fitted, and i have shaded some of the turret. There was a horrible gap around the cupola where it joins the turret, so this is now in the process of being filled. Once dry, sanded and painted I can carry on with the weathering and detailing.

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Aircraft recognition stripes are done, coat of Klear next, then the decals. Another coat of Klear to seal them, and then on with the weathering, best bit!! :D :D

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Decals done with paint runs, and not evenly spaced from side to side to make it look like they were field applied.

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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Dazza » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:31 pm

And so the weathering begins! First off a light wash to blend the colours, then on with the chipping and scratches.

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next up, highlight wear areas, pin washes, streaks, rust and mud!!!

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Well the turret has finally met the hull!! A few tweaks to do and then I am calling this done. The next pics will be in the Finished Gallery!

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Re: Dazza's 1:16 T34/85

Postby Mustang » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:00 pm

Excellent work on this Dazza, would love to see a step by step on how you did all this.

I've read how to do weathering and chipping and seeing it in step by step photos is easier for me to understand.

But again excellent work. :clap:
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