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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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A7V 1/35 (Meng)
Sergas
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 05:41 AM UTC
Hello there

Here I wanna show you guys my latest finished project.

It is the A7V from Meng, first ever Tank that the German`s build. There is not much to say to the kit itself, Meng provides a lot of photo etch and the Decals are really nice to work with. I heard some horror stories about Meng`s Decal`s, but luckily they were quite good to work with, just took some time to put them all on, because there are so many (took me more than n hour).
I used Tamiya Paints for the base color and the camouflage. The Weathering was done with some Vallejo and MiG products (my first ever time using Streaking effects on one of my Models).
So I hope to get some constructive criticism from you guys.

Long story short.... here are the Pictures:






























hope you guys like the pictures

cheers
David
TAFFY3
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New York, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 06:03 AM UTC
Great job, David. Makes me want to pull mine out of the stash. Al
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 07:50 AM UTC
Very nice overall feel to it David. Nice subtle approach to the weathering, but the groundwork needs ironing
JSSVIII
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 02:42 PM UTC
Nice work David, I had heard the same thing about the decals, glad to know that there is hope for them though.
Zhivago
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 07:45 PM UTC
Looks great, David. I've just recently finished my A7V and have yet to weather it. You've given me some ideas! As for the decals, you're right. Slow work but I had no problems other than having to apply generous amounts of Microset and Microsol. Cutting slits in the large iron crosses on the ventilation grids was a bit of a worry, but mine came out just fine--as did yours. It was a fun kit to build. As soon as I get mine weathered I'll post a photo.
Davidstingray
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 09:13 PM UTC
Look great. Very nice job painting and weathering.
celt15
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 04:52 AM UTC
As a new armour modeller,I am amazed at the choice of subject in 1/35.BTW great looking model.
Sergas
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 05:32 AM UTC
Thanks guys for all the compliments. That encourages me to show more of my work

@Peter
What do you mean with "ironing the ground work"
Was the Model itself not build correctly? Maybe some left over flesh somewhere?? Is the base color or the camouflage not correct? Or maybe the weathering??? I would like some more information what you meant

@John
I almost threw this Kit in the dumpster! The Interior, specially the drivers compartment. Almost made me lose the last of my hair on my head
So I had to take a brake from that project for a while, until I decided to just do the outside.
I had some worries about the decals on top as well. I actually "ripped" one or two corners, because my knife didn't cut it correctly. But luckily with a bit of Microsol, I was able to fix it.
I would really love to see your work You don't get to see WW1 Tanks that often.

@Kenneth
You get almost anything what your heart desires, specially when its German Armour from WW2!

cheers
David
bprice1974
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:36 PM UTC
Very nice work, the A7V is one of my favorites tanks. I don't know if it is the strange shape all the rivets or those square panels, but the tank just appeals to me. Thanks for sharing your work are you planning on putting it into a diorama in the future?
Sergas
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 08:06 AM UTC
Thanks Brenton.
For sure its a nice looking Tank. But my Girlfriend thinks otherwise! When she walked in to my Hobby room (while I was working on the camouflage), she really asked me "Why are you building a Box on tracks?"

At the moment I don't have plans on putting this on a Diorama. But you never know

cheers
David
modelcellar
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 02:08 AM UTC
Hi David,

You did a GREAT job on the A7V. I like it a lot.

RE: >>
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At the moment I don't have plans on putting this on a Diorama. But you never know



Well, if you do a diorama, you might want to check out our WWI German tank troops (modeled after a well known photo of Germans standing next to an A7V). You can check them out here:
www.Modelcellar.com (they are on the front page about 2/3 the way down, and in the 1/35 category on the catalog page)
regards,
Paul

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bprice1974
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 02:59 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi David,

You did a GREAT job on the A7V. I like it a lot.

RE: >>
Quoted Text

At the moment I don't have plans on putting this on a Diorama. But you never know



Well, if you do a diorama, you might want to check out our WWI German tank troops (modeled after a well known photo of Germans standing next to an A7V). You can check them out here:
www.Modelcellar.com (they are on the front page about 2/3 the way down, and in the 1/35 category on the catalog page)
regards,
Paul




I second that ModelCellar has some awesome figures that are extremely well modeled and very original poses. I have several of their figures and sets on my want list, just need to get some cash saved up to make the purchase. There A7V and 21CM Morser crews look great.
Bodeen
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 03:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks guys for all the compliments. That encourages me to show more of my work

@Peter
What do you mean with "ironing the ground work"
Was the Model itself not build correctly? Maybe some left over flesh somewhere?? Is the base color or the camouflage not correct? Or maybe the weathering??? I would like some more information what you meant

I think all Peter meant, jokingly, was that the fabric in the background "groundwork" needed ironing. I don't think he meant any insult. Maybe you were just joking too.

@John
I almost threw this Kit in the dumpster! The Interior, specially the drivers compartment. Almost made me lose the last of my hair on my head
So I had to take a brake from that project for a while, until I decided to just do the outside.
I had some worries about the decals on top as well. I actually "ripped" one or two corners, because my knife didn't cut it correctly. But luckily with a bit of Microsol, I was able to fix it.
I would really love to see your work You don't get to see WW1 Tanks that often.

@Kenneth
You get almost anything what your heart desires, specially when its German Armour from WW2!

cheers
David



I think all Peter meant, jokingly, was that the fabric in the background "groundwork" needed ironing. I don't think he meant any insult. Maybe you were just joking too.



Sergas
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 11:49 PM UTC
Yea my backround is not the best. But i dont see why i should buy something fancy, when a bed sheet does just as good

Thx guys for the website. I added it to my favorites.

cheers
David
roygdarwin
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Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 04:39 AM UTC
I think your build is great ,and you have done a fine job on the paint ,well done .
KruppCake
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:12 AM UTC
Very nicely done. I think your paint job is spot on! If you like Meng's WWI series, the whippet is a nice one to put together.