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PHC1 11-01-2020 10:08 AM

WW2 modeling
 
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Here is one of my other hobbies that I enjoy from time to time. :thumbsup:

What I love the most about plastic models is that besides building it, which is time consuming but therapeutic :D, one gets to see the project through to completion and finish the model the way one imagines it and sees it.

My favorite plastic modeling subject is WW2 armor and vehicles. Both Axis and Allies. Since the armor/vehicles were never spotless and clean, having seen some really rough action and battles, it adds a whole other dimension as to how to "weather" and add "wear/tear" to the models for more realism to a plastic model.

I've only started enjoying this hobby recently and it was a steep learning skill with building, air brushing, weathering, etc... It is a time consuming hobby for sure. So far I'm having a lot of fun with it.

Some pics.


Soviet WW2 T-34/76 tank. It is not only the most produced tank of the WWII-era, with 84,000 built (compared to the 48,966 Shermans of all versions) but also one of the longest-serving tanks ever built.

SCAudiophile 11-01-2020 02:25 PM

Those look great!!!

PHC1 11-01-2020 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by SCAudiophile (Post 1019603)
Those look great!!!

Thanks.

The Axis armor is a very popular modeling subject among the modelers.

Here is the German Tiger tank, a much feared foe that no Allied force looked forward to meeting in battle. :no:

Masterlu 11-01-2020 03:24 PM

Serge... great modeling and photos. :ok:

joel_hifi 11-01-2020 04:36 PM

Very realistic, well done!

PHC1 11-01-2020 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Masterlu (Post 1019607)
Serge... great modeling and photos. :ok:

Thanks Ivan.

Here is a model I did last year. It is a Panzer III Ausf N from the Deutsches AfrikaKorps (DAK) led by field marshal Erwin Rommel in the North African campaign. Most historians say it was the last of the "gentleman's war" as far as WW2 goes.

The Panzer III Ausf N was designed as a close-support infantry gun firing a high-explosive shell (hence the relatively short barrel) but was also effective against the tanks it faced early in the war.

I modeled the model to look battlefield worn from the harsh, sandy and dusty conditions the troops encountered in the North African environment.








https://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-c...ng_501_DAK.jpg

2fastdriving 11-01-2020 07:50 PM

Wow! I used to build models, and thought I was pretty good, but you are on a different level! Very impressive.

PHC1 11-01-2020 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by 2fastdriving (Post 1019676)
Wow! I used to build models, and thought I was pretty good, but you are on a different level! Very impressive.

Thanks Marc. Never thought I'd get into model building but I'm having fun with it. Not artistic but learning airbrushing was a lot of fun. :yes:

Here is a model I really enjoyed working on and it took about 3 weeks to complete. Very detailed model with lots of parts... :sigh:

1/4 Ton Willys (Jeep)

edkoz 11-02-2020 11:55 AM

A really GREAT job! Very realist
Ed

PHC1 11-02-2020 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by edkoz (Post 1019726)
A really GREAT job! Very realist
Ed

Thanks Ed

jbaudio68 11-02-2020 02:55 PM

Wow. I have a bunch of old unopened models (three boxes). I’ll send some pics;)

miner 11-04-2020 04:57 PM

Very nice specimens. As a young kid I used to build the Tamiya brand models (like you, WWI amour). These were motorized with wired controllers. I did not spend the time painting afterwards - just wanted to get it up and running.

JDCheek 11-04-2020 08:40 PM

The coolest thing I’ve seen lately. Great detail, especially for a self confessed beginner. I think they are awesome.

PHC1 11-04-2020 09:00 PM

Thank you gentlemen.

PHC1 11-08-2020 02:25 PM

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WWII 1.5T Soviet ZIS truck. Produced in large numbers from 1932 to 1948. They were the workhorses of the war for the Soviets. Smaller 1/48 scale.

I thought the mud on the soldiers boots would add even more realism.

PHC1 11-15-2020 10:43 AM

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Panzer Kampfwagen II Ausf F tank. As it was at the end of the French campaign.

German forces began Fall Rot (Case Red) on 5 June. The sixty remaining French divisions and the two British divisions in France made a determined stand on the Somme and Aisne but were defeated by the German combination of air superiority and armoured mobility.

German tanks outflanked the Maginot Line and pushed deep into France, occupying Paris unopposed on 14 June. After the flight of the French government and the collapse of the French Army, German commanders met with French officials on 18 June to negotiate an end to hostilities.

bart 11-15-2020 11:39 AM

Wow Serge!
Great work. :thumbsup:

I did this in my early teens.
By the age of 15, I had a whole scenery of WWII in my room. It was filled with the North African war, with sand, soldiers, tanks, trucks, Kübelwagen, buildings, airplanes in the air and all that stuff.
My mother went crazy after a while and I couldn't keep it for long. :D

I must still have some paints, brushes and boxes lying somewhere in the house.

PHC1 11-15-2020 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by bart (Post 1021247)
Wow Serge!
Great work. :thumbsup:

I did this in my early teens.
By the age of 15, I had a whole scenery of WWII in my room. It was filled with the North African war, with sand, soldiers, tanks, trucks, Kübelwagen, buildings, airplanes in the air and all that stuff.
My mother went crazy after a while and I couldn't keep it for long. :D

I must still have some paints, brushes and boxes lying somewhere in the house.

Thanks Bart. I have a dedicated room for the modeling and my mom lives in a different state. Safe to say she will not be invading my hobby space. :D My wife supports it and always compliments the work... Whatever keeps me occupied I think.... :lmao:

Route 66 11-15-2020 02:01 PM

Man, I can't believe your attention to detail -- right down to the gauges in the Jeep and the dirt on the tread!

Simply amazing. :thumbsup:

PHC1 11-15-2020 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Route 66 (Post 1021269)
Man, I can't believe your attention to detail -- right down to the gauges in the Jeep and the dirt on the tread!

Simply amazing. :thumbsup:

Thanks, attention to detail and figuring out how to paint and add effects that enhance the realism is where the fun is for me. :thumbsup:

PHC1 12-01-2020 07:17 PM

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WWII Soviet Field Commander.

This project was kicking my butt as painting flesh tones and especially the face turned out rather difficult on this larger scale model.

Masterlu 12-01-2020 08:02 PM

Tedious & dedication = perfection. :ok:

PHC1 12-01-2020 08:23 PM

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Tedious & dedication = perfection. :ok:

Yes, usually... Painting those medals was just about the edge of my nerves and eye resolution. :D

Masterlu 12-01-2020 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 1023409)
Yes, usually... Painting those medals was just about the edge of my nerves and eye resolution. :D

You should have demoted him. :laughin:

PHC1 12-01-2020 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Masterlu (Post 1023411)
You should have demoted him. :laughin:

:roflmao:

PHC1 01-19-2021 08:15 PM

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Talk about eye strain :sigh:

Tiny 1/100 scale. Not doing that scale again. :D Difficult to airbrush something that small.

1945 German MAN AG Panther tank.

By 1945, the resources and supplies were running low. Paint was also in short supply. This Panther is modeled in “Improvised Camouflage” with the Red Oxide Primer and the Dunkelgelb paint that would have left the factory in the spring of 1945.

JDCheek 01-19-2021 09:26 PM

I always love your model posts. Amazing work. I don’t think I have the eyes or the hands for it!

PHC1 01-19-2021 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by JDCheek (Post 1029804)
I always love your model posts. Amazing work. I don’t think I have the eyes or the hands for it!

Thanks! I think my eyes will be asking for up close glasses soon. :sigh:

jbaudio68 01-29-2021 03:26 PM

WW2 modeling
 
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Here is a jagdpanther I built when I was 11 and my dad hand painted the camo (he was a brilliant model builder). Attachment 64011

PHC1 01-29-2021 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by jbaudio68 (Post 1030866)
Here is a jagdpanther I built when I was 11 and my dad hand painted the camo (he was a brilliant model builder). Attachment 64011

Great job on your part building it and the camo paint scheme is of course very impressive. :thumbsup:

The actual camo colors and schemes are forever debated in various model hobbyist forums to the point of absurdity :D

jbaudio68 01-29-2021 09:27 PM

Thank you and I totally agree. He was not trying to match anything—isldont think— he was just having fun. I played with that tank— it was a Tamiya motorized tank— for years.

FreddieFerric 12-12-2021 06:56 PM

Great work Serge. Incredible detail and realism.

Haven't seen you around in a while. Hope all is well with you.


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