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Offline FokkerFodder

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A triple tank mega build
« on: April 12, 2016, 04:20:44 PM »
Hi all

My last post from Qatar before I head back home (Canberra)  permanently this evening… and as part of the long wind-down here I have been in the odd situation of having no family responsibilities for 3 months….  What does one do in such situations?  Work bench time of course!

So a quick post of my projects – 3 tanks in 3 months – a feat I’m sure I’ll never, ever replicate.  Lots of fun doing these – first armour models in 35 years… the Meng A7v and Takom Mk IV and Whippet.  The photos are poor as I was in a rush, but you can get the gist.  I’ll get around to doing dioramas some time.

Cheers

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Re: A triple tank mega build
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 04:32:18 PM »
Three superbly built and painted tanks FF, three in three months is a fine effort.

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Offline Nigel Jackson

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Re: A triple tank mega build
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2016, 04:43:58 PM »
Very impressive, FF.

Best wishes
Nigel

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Re: A triple tank mega build
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 07:32:14 PM »
Amazing job on the tanks, FF!  Excellent detail and weathering!

Cheers,
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Re: A triple tank mega build
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 11:21:31 PM »
Very very nice.
James

Offline RAGIII

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Re: A triple tank mega build
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 12:29:35 AM »
I have to agree with the others. Very well built and extremely well painted and weathered! Lovely!!
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Re: A triple tank mega build
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 01:25:07 AM »
Those are 3 truly superb tanks, FF!  Very Impressive!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: A triple tank mega build
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 03:32:10 PM »
Hello ladies and gentlemen,
Beautiful paint and weathering. BRAVO !!!!
I came to the dark side buying a Meng FT17 last week... ;D
Best regards.
Alain.
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Offline Borsos

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Re: A triple tank mega build
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2016, 04:51:51 PM »
Wow these tanks just look awesome. Great finish! and that within three months!
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Offline FokkerFodder

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Re: A triple tank mega build
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2016, 08:26:23 PM »
Thanks everyone - and i managed to get them back with only moderate damage. Now to do up the mancave and then it's decision time.... What next on the bench? Something with a propeller and wire... Maybe a wnm eiendecker or my first resin model- a silver wings hart?

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Offline JamesAPrattIII

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Re: A triple tank mega build
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2016, 07:22:22 AM »
Great models only Mark IVs were painted a dark earth not a dark green. For information of German tanks see the book: The German A7V tank and captured British Mark IV tanks of WW I" it looks like you are modeling the A7V #504 Schnuck you might want to look at the camo and marking in this book.