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Offline gedmundson

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1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« on: February 21, 2023, 07:15:10 AM »
I've been taking a break from my aircraft builds and decided to build Copper State Models new 1/35 scale Ehrhardt M.1917 Armoured Car.
Since one of the resin crew figures was posed holding the door open I embellished the detail in the interior with seat backs & cushions and a few other bits. Three of their crew figures were painted up, two of them wearing Chauffeur leather uniforms. The vehicle is depicted as one in service with the 6th Army in Flanders Spring 1918. Most of these vehicles actually served on the Eastern Front. Cheers!

 












Offline Rob Hart

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2023, 11:13:40 AM »
Superb craftmanship! The figures are among the best that I have seen,

Offline PJ Fisher

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2023, 12:58:46 PM »
Brilliant paintwork!

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2023, 05:01:21 PM »
amazing build as usual!
your paintwork is always an inspiration for me!

ciao
edo

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2023, 05:38:01 PM »
Pure artistry! Amazing!

Offline Borsos

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2023, 05:48:47 PM »
What a great vignette. Your paint job is amazing as always!
Andreas
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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2023, 07:03:03 PM »
Just lovely!

Offline Dirigible-Al

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2023, 03:24:32 AM »
Wonderful
I heard that it all started when a bloke called Archie Duke shot an ostrich 'cause he was hungry!

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2023, 10:22:09 AM »
Another incredible model and figures!! Please fill us in with paint brand, colours, etc.

Steve

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2023, 03:19:57 PM »
Another museum piece in search of a museum!

Offline gedmundson

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2023, 05:58:25 AM »
Thanks to all for your very kind remarks on the project -all very appreciated.

Another incredible model and figures!! Please fill us in with paint brand, colours, etc.

Steve

Thanks Steve, and to describe how I painted the model would take a few paragraphs. I did write this one up for Model Military International for a future article, but to summarize I used Tamiya XF-22 RLM Grey, and lighter variations, splatter screens, pastel chalks and oil paints to weather it. Lately I’ve been adding that dampened mud look to my models by carefully applying X-22 gloss to the adhered pastel. I have quite a few pre-thinned Tamiya acrylics kept in old film containers or their used jars which come in handy when reaching for something quick that’ll work.

The figures are done with Vallejo acrylics, and I’ve invested a fair bit of coin in building a large selection of those to choose from. Although I must have over 100 different colours from their line, I get most things done with about a dozen of the basics  ;)

Cheers,
Gary

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2023, 06:29:02 AM »
Yet another jaw-dropping diorama Gary.

I have said this before and I'll say it again, you manage the make the green look so much more interesting with all the different shades and nuances. And you are a master in weathering.

Hats off!

Willem


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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2023, 09:33:29 AM »
Thanks Gary. I will watch out for that issue.

Steve

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Re: 1/35 scale Copper State Models Ehrhardt Armoured Car
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2023, 04:10:09 AM »
Fantastic! ...as always =)

Paul