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Tamiya Dragon Wagon Pictures
octupus
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2002 - 03:56 AM UTC
Hi Guys & Gals,

Just uploaded the pictures of my Dragon Wagon here:
and the photos are here: http://groups.msn.com/armorama/dragonwagon.msnw?Page=1
Comments are welcom.

Steve
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2002 - 04:12 AM UTC
Steve,
Nice work! Is this OOB or are there some extra P/E items on this? Either way it looks very sweet! Needs a nice Sherman or TD on it though.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2002 - 04:22 AM UTC
Jim,

Some Eduard and Tamiya PE parts are added on. Thanks for reminding me to put a sherman on it ,I've built the Tamiya M4 Sherman #35190 and will post it later.

Steve
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2002 - 04:54 AM UTC
Looks good Steve, and you beat me to the punch, I was trying to post my pics of unfinished dragon wagons in the rivet review forum, but the server is screwing up. I am thinking of doing a dio with one DW kit and one 40 ton tank transporter kit (you know, with trailer) I just haven't decided what I want to do yet. How's this sound a DW towing another DW with a Diamond T wrecker on it's trailer?

Did you do the PE racks for the MG ammo on yours and if so how hard/worth it? It is lookin' good.

Rob
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2002 - 10:02 AM UTC
Hi Rob,

I was thinking on the same thing of you a DW with a Diamond-T Wrecker on the trailer ok I am thinking further of a other vehicle thanks!!!!! :-)

Plasticbattle
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2002 - 10:34 AM UTC
Definately one of the coolest models around at the moment. Its plain to be seen why its that "little" bit more expensive than a normal kit but it still looks value for money.
As the other guys have already pointed out, it is crying out for a load and a nice setting or dio. Great work BTW!!
octupus
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2002 - 02:35 PM UTC
Rtwpsom2,

I am looking forward to seeing your Dragon Wagon soon.

Plasticbattle

You are right, the Dragon Wagon is worth to build and the details are great too. Thanks for Tamiya's new technology for molding and crisp craftmanship.

Steve
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 04:27 PM UTC
I finally got the bugs worked out, you can see a few pics here:

http://community.webshots.com/album/53467719Mugdsy

By the way, all that chain cost me $6 US at hobby lobby in their craft jewelry section.

Cheers,

Rob
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 11:34 PM UTC
Rtwpsom2,

It's not bad and I can see that you are building two, right? Is that one without the trailer?
Are you weathering one of the Dragon Wagon? I can see there is white/gray color at the lower part of it.

I am looking forward to seeing the finished ones.
Good job anway.

Steve
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 12:40 PM UTC
Very nicely done Steve!

I really liked the weathering. It's subtle and realistic. Did you use pastel chalks for weathering? I especially like the rusting you did on the exhaust. It looks like real rust!

Again: very nicely done!
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 01:40 PM UTC
Very Nice.. However, Just a small point.
Would it not be better to make the camo net at the top a slightly different olive drab?
I am very impressed however!
I especially like the chalk/pastel dust fininsh and YES the rust...How did you do the rust.
Is it real rust, ie, iron nails rusted in a small amount of water?????
Post back.
octupus
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 02:04 PM UTC
Jeepney & Desert-fox,

I just hand painted Tamiya XF64 on the exhausted pipe, however, I didn't use any pastel on the vehicle. It's not real rust. I painted the camo net OD and dry brushed with XF49 (Khaki).
By the way, thanks for your comments.

Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 06:19 AM UTC
Yeah, I just started, though and I have a lot left to do. Thank goodness I am not doing any PE or it would take forever.

PE

Rob
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 07:19 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Yeah, I just started, though and I have a lot left to do. Thank goodness I am not doing any PE or it would take forever.

PE

Rob



Rob--that Baby is well worth the effort. You'll love the end results. PE is like bringing coal to New Castle. I think it is a total waste on the DW.
Good luck
DJ
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 07:30 AM UTC
Hello DJ: Check your PM. You should have a message from me there.