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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Building Trumpeters 1/16th Panther G
Cuny12
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 09:45 PM UTC
Nice Build mate itís been interesting to watch how you have gone about various areas of the build.

I have completed my one sans the Commaders optics which Iíll do tomorrow.

I appreciate you modelling style and your approach in terms of getting your bucks worth out of it I think people have to come to terms that not everyone is out to do show stopping models keep on doing what you do mate.

Cheers Cuny12
47jw66
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 12:40 PM UTC
Donald,
Being a youngster next to you, at 71 years young, I understand your comment about stairs. Your work has been a joy to follow and I have a least two of the 1/16 kits you have built waiting for me to start. I think your work has been some of the best presented here on Armorama, and some of the techniques you have introduced in your builds have and will benefit us all.
If you decide this is the last build, Thanks for the "ride". If not , can't wait to see what is next.
John
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 01:08 PM UTC
I think you will find this very interesting, Trumpeter gives you with these kits Copper cabeling to use for the Tow Cables.
that doesn't work, They are too big in Diamater and are almost imposible to paint.
I found at my local Hardware Store some Cables that are just right, a little paint and they should look good.



OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 01:13 PM UTC
Here's how one looks on the kit, needs paint ofcorse.




I just had to get this out.
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 01:24 PM UTC
Hi John.
The Boss is after me to keep on doing this I don't know?
Well I still have a 1/16th T72 and 2 Panzer IV Ausf F s one Iwas going to make into an ausf.G
I don't know I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
It's good to hear from someone who likes what I do.
I do this not fore recognition or money , but to help those out there that don't have a lot of experience.I have been building for over 60 years.

Sincerely
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 07:21 AM UTC
Yaaaaa I'm finally Done, Here are the Pics.

I dirtified the Engine a little.

Here are som Pics. with the Turret removed this is the last anyone will see of this.


OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 07:27 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 07:32 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 07:37 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 07:41 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 07:46 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 07:51 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 07:56 AM UTC




Dear Fellow Modelers.

If any of you are really interested in this build, I am enclosing for you a link so that you may obtain the complete batch of Pics.
These ones shown here are going to be fading away eventually.
Sincerely
Donald
Below is a link to all the Pics.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!ArouE_A-TfGGgaAhyZbTVZ8vSR4kGA
ColinEdm
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 08:20 AM UTC
Nicely done Donald! Still plugging away at my 1/35 version...
47jw66
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 08:24 AM UTC
Donald,
Thanks for the link to the pictures.
John
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 06:08 AM UTC
I somehow missed the ending of your build thread, Donald. I just caught up with the last several pages now.

Just wanted to say it looks great and I really appreciate the effort to make these build threads.

I hope we see more work from you in the future!

Jim
HarrisHawk
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 07:34 AM UTC
Thanks for sharing with us, nice clean build. I really like the 1/16th scale armor, and your work is top quality.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 12:37 PM UTC

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Thanks for sharing with us, nice clean build. I really like the 1/16th scale armor, and your work is top quality.


Thank you for your comments, Did you see my Panzer IV Ausf. in 16th. scale? I finished it a short while agoe.
Doald
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 08:21 AM UTC
Yes, I did follow that wonderful build as well. I really enjoyed following these builds. Now, when will we get a 1/16th scale PzIII?
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Yes, I did follow that wonderful build as well. I really enjoyed following these builds. Now, when will we get a 1/16th scale PzIII?


Probably as soon as trumpeter sends me one.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 10:58 AM UTC

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Why not use airbrush to paint? You should buy a airbrush and a air compressor.



O I have all that plus a spray booth in the basement, I just prefer to brush the Camo.
I just turned 72 Years old, My arthritis hurts like hell, My spray painting area is down a steep flight of stairs and the Dam model is very heavy for me about 10 to 15 Lb.about 30 of your Kg.
I think this is going to be my last build for this Forem, it's just getting too hard to do.
Sincerely
Donald


I don't think it is your last work, you still have plenty time to live and build models. This hobby just like drug addiction, you can't quit it easily. By the way, Although your skill is not very well but it is still a Nice work, you have done a great job.

Catdaddy
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 11:06 AM UTC

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Why not use airbrush to paint? You should buy a airbrush and a air compressor.



O I have all that plus a spray booth in the basement, I just prefer to brush the Camo.
I just turned 72 Years old, My arthritis hurts like hell, My spray painting area is down a steep flight of stairs and the Dam model is very heavy for me about 10 to 15 Lb.about 30 of your Kg.
I think this is going to be my last build for this Forem, it's just getting too hard to do.
Sincerely
Donald


I don't think it is your last work, you still have plenty time to live and build models. This hobby just like drug addiction, you can't quit it easily. By the way, Although your skill is not very well but it is still a Nice work, you have done a great job.




....your skill is not very well? I happen to think your work is outstanding! Iím glad someone else is not covering beautiful work with 6 inches of weathering. 😄
Of course, armor wasnít washed and waxed in combat, but I think sometimes less is more. Great build, and your posts have helped me with my big Panther, so thank you, Donald! M guy
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 11:26 AM UTC
Thanks Guys, you just made my day.
I'm happy to see that there's someone out there that appreciates my work. It gets very depressing not knowing if anyone likes it or even not.
I just usually do a light coat of dust, and not a lot if any luggage as these vehicles usually didn't last that long
I like to keep it simple.
Just finished the 1/16th. M5A1 Stuart, and hard at work on the M19 Tank Transporter.
Regards.
Donald
UpperCanadian
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 06:30 PM UTC
Donald, I really enjoy your work and your build commentaries.
KGPhantom66
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 11:45 PM UTC
Donald, your work and explanations are really good and I am now preparing my build assembling the bits i need.

Regards,

Dave