Post by scratchmod on Nov 26, 2011 15:46:22 GMT -5
Well I just got back in from doing yard cleanup the past few hours....and putting up X-mas deco and lights outside. Figured I'd do it now since it's nice out. Am beat but will try to get an hour at the bench...then maybe later tonight.
Can't wait to start playing with paint again. ;D ;D
Post by scratchmod on Nov 27, 2011 10:37:14 GMT -5
Yep , no harm in that Mark.
I spent about three hours on the turret last night, mainly on the gun and mount. The kit comes with a crappy plastic barrel and the molds were off set so it was not round. Luckily I found a metal barrel and breach from a T-34 mod 41 that I had built years ago. It took a while but I did find those parts...yep T, they were in the shed. The kit parts on the front of the turret, the mantlet and stuff was hollow , which meant that with the roof off and the turret off the turret ring....all you saw was a big open void. I used basically guess work on that area and added.......nuts and bolts...just to add detail in that area.
Wife is going to a baby shower this afternoon, so it's me and the dogs in the hobby room for about 4 hours....should get the turret and some other details done in that time. Could be getting primer on this in the next couple days if all goes well.
Post by scratchmod on Nov 27, 2011 15:51:40 GMT -5
OK fellas, just a small update. It's taking longer than I thought to do the turret...mainly due to studying ref pics to get some of the details and also for the battle damage.
Note the gun is not straight, it's just dry fitted and will be glued after painting. I also added more bolts to the turret ring along with some detail.
Now to the cool aprt. Going with the thought that it's 1942-43 before the big gun Panther and Tiger, this KV took on a few hits before the Stuka came in for the kill. I used ref pics for this part and think it looks ok.
Once the painting is underway you will see these marks better. Hope you like so far.
Like the website says......the art of destruction ;D ;D
Post by scratchmod on Nov 27, 2011 16:36:48 GMT -5
Hiya Dick, thanks bud. Yep sure did. I have a tool I made years ago just for this. It's a metal rod that has both ends tapered but one is very small and somewhat pointed. This one is used for small arms pock marks.
Hoping to get more time in later and get some of what's left of the hull detail on.