My first endavour into modelling

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  1. ScOoTeR1992

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    well like the title says this is my first ever model its nothing special its a 1/48 scale Tamiya Flak panzer IV "WhirbelWind", it cost me $35.00 AUD and that is including the glue, it was pretty fun building from what I already know the instructions are very well done and PLEASE don't blame me for the lack of color in it I haven't got that many paints. Please any criticism is appreciated as this is a learning curve for me
     

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    Well you're off to a good start Scott! nice mate.....:D
     
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    Good work mate!

    Better than some of my first efforts!
     
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    Nice stuff Mate!

    Looks cool!:D
     
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    Thats not completed yet is it Scooter???
     
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    With Les here.:) Anyway the models looks very good.:D
     
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    Looks good, but why the heck weren't the tracks rubber? I guess I've never built 1/48 armor before. It's not too late to paint her either. If you don't have the money for all the paints, just buy the main camo colour first, and work from there. Looks good!
     
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    Off to a good start mate...keep going! :thumbleft:
     
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    Yeah, don't stop now. Looks great. Just get some main color paints. You'd be suprised how much difference that alone will make. Besides, the paints don't go bad and can be used on future builds. Don't shoot for authenticity, shoot for experience and technique development.
     
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    Looks good to me.... My first plastic kit, a Spitfire, is still a-building !

    Charles
     
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    Very good work for a first attempt. It seems to be neatly assembled, no glue marks or other nasties. As for the paint, I'm with the others; a coat of 'Dark Yellow', the dark sandy colour I think I saw in one of your shots, is good enough to start, then, if you can, some light streaks of green and red-brown. As Matt said, no need to go for authenticity at this stage - it's a learning curve for the painting. Any 'mistakes' you make, either in application or colour, or trying to get the 'fiddly', all ready assembled small bits done, will be lessons for future reference.
    Well done.
    BTW, many AFV kits now have plastic tracks, in sections and lengths, in order to give a more realistic appearance.
     
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    no guys it ain't finished yet got a little more painting to do...and thanks guys and also Catch the tracks arent rubber but the M2A2 Bradley that I'm also working on now has rubber tracks, I'll try and get photos up soon
     
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    Good stuff buddy...! Looking forward to see the progress..:thumbleft:
     
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    Look forward to the pics...Scott!
     
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    sorry guys I'll upload pictures as soon as I can find the cable for my camera
     
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    Very nice but does it fly? LOL
     
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    well here it is the painted version I have a feeling it is actually really bad...On a lighter note the Wirbelwind will be appearing along side its new friend...yes I was bored today so I went out and bought a new model its another 1/48 scale Tamiya but this times its a Sherman and this one I am personally amazed at the way it turned out, but I'm open to comments on the Sherman and Wirbelwind
     

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    Sherman looks great, pity the tracks on the Wirbelwind aren't rubber, you could take them off and paint the undersides yellow too.

    Check out some armour sites with weathering tutorials, that sherman would look great dirtied up a bit!

    I have to say though, they're two great models for a complete novice! :thumbleft:
     
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    Keep 'em models coming mate...:thumbleft:
     
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    Wow, the Sherman looks great!
     
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