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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
easyco69
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 11:19 PM UTC
love those brass mg's !!
ANT1969
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Budapest, Hungary
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 04:36 AM UTC

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love those brass mg's !!



Thanks, David!
Meanwhile, I applied the first wash with 502Abteilung oil paint.

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trooper82
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 01:58 PM UTC
Great work so far I would paint the figure satin black for helmet and overalls. Check to see if his mask is hanging in front of him ?
Paul
ANT1969
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 02:33 AM UTC
Thanks Paul!

"Check to see if his mask is hanging in front of him ?"
No, this figure will be without face mask.
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ANT1969
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:06 AM UTC
I'm thinking about this mask. Something like that would be good.
http://www.jonsmith-modellbau.com/products/scale-115-120mm/a7v-tank-crewman/
Maybe I can do it from air-drying modelling clay.
ANT1969
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 05:39 AM UTC
Some pictures of weathering. I used oil paint wash and MIG pigments. The figure is still in early stage.

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ANT1969
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 04:06 AM UTC
Today I completed the figure. Minor repairs are necessary (for example the crewman's boots), but it will be the final version.

Regards
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PantherF
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 04:10 AM UTC
Too bad there isn't a 'LIKE' button for us to click on. I'd press it several times! The light weathering, the base and tree PLUS the figure. Awesome work!


I do now need to find my own A7V today!








Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 04:28 AM UTC
Looks like all the joints between the armor plates and the roof are the main trouble areas. I have this in my stash too for several years. Needs a lot of putty and probably replacing the rivets with Archer's.
HermannB
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 04:37 AM UTC
One more reason to get an up-to-date A7V in styrene SOON!
ANT1969
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 05:04 AM UTC
Thank you for the kind words!
As for the filling and rivets: I used a lot of putty also, but I was not in mood to replace all the rivets.
By the way the turret roof was the only inaccurate part, with the side plates there was not this problem.
Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 05:20 AM UTC
Archer rivets are convenient in that they come in rows and strips so you don't have to add them one at a time. But after looking at their catalogue, all the rivet sheets are in O scale, and really too small for a 1/35 A7V. However, their smaller rivet sets would be suitable for a 1/72 Emhar A7V which has the same fit problems.
Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 05:26 AM UTC
Would it help to score along the roof main panel lines and bend each end of the roof section downwards slightly? Maybe then the roof will line up better with the tops of the wall panels.
ANT1969
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 06:05 AM UTC

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Archer rivets are convenient in that they come in rows and strips so you don't have to add them one at a time. But after looking at their catalogue, all the rivet sheets are in O scale, and really too small for a 1/35 A7V. However, their smaller rivet sets would be suitable for a 1/72 Emhar A7V which has the same fit problems.



Thanks for the info, I did not know these rivets. According to truth, I did not want to "overcomplicate" this build.
As for the roof: the bigger problem was that the roof plate was twisted in compared to side plates.