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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2016, 07:32:31 PM »
This is a great build!!!

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2016, 08:52:28 PM »
Thank you !

Wheels, painted, weathered, dusted

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2016, 10:40:41 PM »
The base. First the wooden base was made, then shaped and the " hole " filled with styrofoam which was covered with news paper, for gluing I used white glue for wood. After complete drying a layer of sand as been applied and a few " stones " randomly, the stones are larger pieces picked out from cat litter ( unused of course  :-green :-green :-green ). Once again for the sand a white glue was used, while the stones are fixed with super glue ( gel ). The black stripes are marks for wheel tracks to avoid gluing stone on undesirable area

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2016, 06:50:06 PM »
The figure, first I picked out the figure from my stash which was best for the idea I got. First I choose the head with helmet, but later on I changed my mind and placed a bare head without the helmet, the helmet will go on the vehicle. The original figure had a normal shirt sleeve but I wanted the sleeve to be wrapped up so i took the hands from dragon's africa corps figure set. As you can see it needed a lot of putty to get it wright. The blue UNEF stripe on the sleeve is from kitchen foil, the belts on the elmet Tamiya masking tape. And one detail I always liked so this time I made it, the Ray Ban sunglasses from brass wire

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2016, 06:52:26 PM »
What newspaper to use to get that realistic effect?

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2016, 07:17:18 PM »
It makes no difference, the shiny paper makes harder then usual paper or toalet paper when dry so I like it better, but any of these is useful

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2016, 06:47:28 PM »
:-ok

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2016, 12:10:29 PM »
And now the weapons, first the 7,62 machine gun mounted beside the barrel of the main gun. Not much is visible of this gun when put on place inside the turret so I didn't give too much attention to it. Looking in my " left over " box I discovered Karaya's barrel for 7,62 gun, so I install it. It's a very simple tuning set, all you have to do is to remove the plastic barrel and install Karaya's ( which is a needle from injection ) and after that the perforated part which is all ready shaped so nothing else to do only to glue it to the spot. In the Eduard's photo etched parts for M8 there is a also a little update for this gun so I used it also. This is how it fell out

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2016, 07:26:16 PM »
Excellent!

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2016, 08:11:45 AM »
Thank you !

And now the 0.50 cal. It's a combination of Eduard's Brassin 0.50 cal, RB update and photo etched parts also by Eduard which are given in the M8 set, the ammo box is from the original M8 box by Tamiya


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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2016, 05:37:59 PM »
:-ok

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2016, 01:41:10 PM »
And this one finished. Due to some computer issues some of the pictures of this build and Spitfires as well are lost, I'm afraid forever, so I will present it to you finished, step by step to compensate as much as I can the lost ones....

First the figure

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2016, 01:42:26 PM »
The 0.50 cal

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2016, 01:44:35 PM »
These vehicles arrived in Sinai in olive drab and later on painted in white on the spot, so I made a worn out well used look. Some details first

 

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Re: m8 greyhound 1/35
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2016, 01:45:53 PM »
And finally the full look