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Hi people!

 

As I said on the "camouflage and markings" forum, I'm working on a MarkIV  during the Third Ypres battle.

The inspiration comes from this well known picture :

As the model will be cut to show it bogged and as I didn't want to waste a new Takom model, I choose to upgrade an old Ehmar kit with some parts from the Takom MarkV and some other remain from a MarkIV to MarkII conversion.

The strangest is that the new parts (roof, frontal armor, rear plate) fit very very well!

The left track is yet provisional : it will be completed using the old multiparts track shoes from Takom, a nightmare to built but much better detailled than the new ones on inner surfaces.

Until now, I haven't found any photographic evidence about marking on this tank. i hope I will before finishing it§

Regards

Gilles(Lostiznaos)



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Nice idea and great build. Waiting for next steps and above all for your rendition of muddy Flander's field.

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Mistake!



-- Edited by lostiznaos on Friday 2nd of March 2018 11:43:04 AM

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Thank you very much!

I'm working on the display, the tank will be sunk in water in a big shellhole .



With the tank in place:

Some work on the ground.









 

 Best Regards

Gilles(Lostiznaos)



-- Edited by lostiznaos on Friday 2nd of March 2018 11:43:55 AM

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Looking very good! Great model and great idea to make this diorama.
Best regards,
Willem

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Thank you very much!

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Great idea, great setting with a lot of atmosphere! Any idea about the water? Colour or resin?

Cheers, Peter

 

 

 



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Thank you!
I will use resin, my very first attempt!

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I thought so because of the arrangement in your photos and that's why I was asking. Your modelling skills are always impressive, nevertheless my suggestion is that resin has a major disadvantage: it is creeping up the banks and wall.

This problem can be circumvented in dividing the whole arrangement in an underwater and a surface zone. So the unbeloved creeping up the bank and walls can be prevented. You can see this in my current project (No, not a tank, as I do not want to hijack your thread

First I had to poure in all parts up to the waterline, i.E. the walls, the piling and the water gauge. Only then the whole arrangement could be installed ontop of the surface.

Annother approach is described in Gordon Gravett's marvelous book "Modelling Grassland And Landscape Detailing". He takes a piece of acrylic sheet painted on the underside. For the slight ripples on the surface, he used clear acrylic lacque(Tamiya X22) applied as fairly small stroke.

If you have some interest, I could send you a scan of that methode.

Happy modelling,

Peter

 



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Stunning work as usual Gilles. The top few inches of the water would only be clear after a day or two, below that would be liquid mud. Hope it turns out ok for you.
Paul

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Incredible.. and something different.. usually you see ships / submarines in water.. but now a tank !

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Thank you very much!

As my first questions turns on the water, special thank ti Peter!
Your comment is especially interesting and I would be happy to look at the method you speak about. My very first idea was to use clear PVC but I was afraid with the contct between te base ans the model...

I eventually completed the left track using the first edition Takom tracks, an awful work but with much better inside details than the newo one...

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I progress a little in painting and weathering the model too.

Basic coat :



And some weathering :







-- Edited by lostiznaos on Thursday 8th of March 2018 09:56:32 PM

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Great idea and fantastic work!

 



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Thank you!

I progress slowly in my display : I had some grass around the shellhole.







The next step will be the barbed wire, I'm trying to make something to look like, I'll see!



-- Edited by lostiznaos on Thursday 15th of March 2018 11:03:33 PM

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For the barbet wire try a mosquito's net.

sites.google.com/site/phersuminiatures/Home/tutorials/making-barbed-wires

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Its been discussed before. Try here  http://landships.activeboard.com/t5536431/barbed-wire-in-135-scale/

HTH  Paul



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Tank you both!

I used mosquito nets some times ago and I thougt it was very interesting for small scales especielly wargmaes scenary .
This time I will try to make "real" ones using metallic wires.
I'll see this afternoon and will post the results if it works!

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Hi people!

I work on the barbed wires this Week End and I'm rather happy with the result, even it is very time consuming to do. Around 2,5 meters made in a whole afternoon, thanks to the rainy weather!







In place :



It will do the job I hope!



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Absolutely fantastic work!

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Thank you very much!

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Some progress on the display...



It is my first attempt for a while to add water on a scene, very uneasy!
I try different colors, the Brown green is my favourite to show a sleeping water.





I will add the resin as soon as possible maybe with some brown pigments on it, I think to obtain a trouble effect.



-- Edited by lostiznaos on Tuesday 24th of April 2018 09:39:29 PM

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Coming along very nicely Gilles, I cant wait to see it finished
Paul

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Tank you very much!
It sould be completed for the Saumur contest!



-- Edited by lostiznaos on Thursday 26th of April 2018 08:44:20 PM

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Some news...

I add the water this Sunday without any problem and some gloss varnish all around to depict a wet ground...










I will add the fig as sound as possible to complete the work.



-- Edited by lostiznaos on Monday 7th of May 2018 09:49:15 PM

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I like it, great work.


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Excellent paint job..



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Thank you very much!

I eventually completed the vignette adding a fig converted from a Miniart fig...

Some time after the battle, the tanks left dug in the shellhole...

A so bloody victory...







Some more details :





-- Edited by lostiznaos on Sunday 13th of May 2018 01:57:49 PM

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Did it get a medal at the Saumur contest?
it should .....

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