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Meng Whippet Tank
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:50:33 AM »
I've finished the Meng Whippet. It may become part of the WWI Diorama group build. Or not. I have the Meng Renault FT-17 in the queue. I'm deeply meditating on the Mark V Male. In any event, here are some completed shots. I may write up the build on my site later on.













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Re: Meng Whippet Tank
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 07:52:12 AM »
An extremely well made and painted tank Eindecker, the weathering is excellent and not over done.

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Re: Meng Whippet Tank
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 09:33:29 AM »
Modeling is a personal activity of course, but I don't care for overly weathered and beat up armor as a rule. Unless they are wrecks, destroyed or abandoned for a long while. The WWI tanks were generally muddy and heavily weathered once they had reached the front, but I like my armor models used but not abused.

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Re: Meng Whippet Tank
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 09:50:00 AM »
Flawless build, Michael!  I love the weathering.  Just right, as far as I'm concerned.
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Bud
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Re: Meng Whippet Tank
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2016, 03:00:22 PM »
Very nice build. I like the different wood tones of the bars.
 For my personal taste there could be a bit more dirt on the front and underside. The name "Firefly" should be toned down a bit by using some oils or a filter. But that is only my opinion and I am barely standart, because I weather all my models extremely.
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Re: Meng Whippet Tank
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2016, 04:42:36 AM »
I like this model, very well done.
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Re: Meng Whippet Tank
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2016, 07:01:47 AM »

You honoured them! Look, how happy they are! ;)
 Very nice tank!
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Re: Meng Whippet Tank
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2016, 12:52:37 PM »
Firefly is as Firefly does.

Warp speed, if you please.
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Re: Meng Whippet Tank
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2016, 12:56:12 PM »
Very nice build. I like the different wood tones of the bars.
 For my personal taste there could be a bit more dirt on the front and underside. The name "Firefly" should be toned down a bit by using some oils or a filter. But that is only my opinion and I am barely standart, because I weather all my models extremely.
Manni
I understand. I'm not so interested in heavy weathering, mud, dings and scratches. I like to show more of the model and keep the effects in a supporting role. This Whippet is not long away from the factory but has had some use on the maneuvering grounds. I have some British WWI equipment and dunnage I may add.

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Re: Meng Whippet Tank
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2016, 02:33:34 PM »
I posted the final thoughts on my Whippet build on my site: http://modelbuilder.blogspot.com/2016/08/whippet-at-finish-line.html
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Re: Meng Whippet Tank
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2016, 06:36:00 AM »
I have not been paying close enough attention to this section of the Forum. I obviously have missed quite a few great blds. Your Whippet is no exception. Lovely work all around!
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