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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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MkIV Complete
jonnysocko
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 07:35 AM UTC
Well I think I'm done? If I can find the right soldiers and or crew I'll ad them later but I think it looks nice as it is.











Agamemnon2
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 05:09 PM UTC
What it needs is one guy in the Prussian army uniform standing on the top, map in hand, going "Where the trenches at?"
bilko
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 05:30 PM UTC
Brian

Well done and well weathered. I assume this is the Emhar kit. I have done the Whippet and have the Female in the to do list, and I see that this one has the same difficulty with the tracks. I know mine stood proud in a couple of places no matter how much super glue I used.

Did the instructions call out for a green colour? I know with the Whippet the suggested colour is almost a battleship gray, and any colour photos I have seen on the web have been museum pieces done in green, which I assume are repaints so may not be accurate.

While what Dom says is true of most peoples impressions of the First World War - there must have been grass at some stage before the mud ruled.

Brian
Drader
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 05:57 PM UTC
The colour could also be repainted Feldgrau.

As for figures, I slapped my forehead when I remembered these

http://www.icm.com.ua/en/model/35291

Where is there an emoticon for that ??

Brian - Emhar's painting instructions are highly dubious - British WW1 tanks are a darkish brown in colour - one of the few contemporary descriptions is 'mud brown'.
jonnysocko
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 06:41 PM UTC

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Hi Brian , being a big WW1 fan I have to reply here because I feel this could have finished a bit better

first off all there are no rules in modelling but net next time try to put a bit more WW1 feeling in your dio, now this one feels wrong for me, I expect trenches, bombcraters, blown of trees, sandbags...now I haven't got anything of these and that is a shame....like putting a DAK panzer in the snow...basicly I'm missing a bit of action

secondly I don't like those trees, try toning them down (next time, leave this as it is !!), as mentioned before they look to green to me, also adding more little branches would add more realism



no bashing only an honoust opinion so don't shoot me !!!! I don't know your age so giving remarks is always dangerous...

cheers
Dom



I gotcha. Your not hurting my feelings. I want you to be honest. I'm balding with thick skin. "41" LOL!!! I painted it Khaki Brown like I read somewhere that the historians claimed that was probably a good bet and I don't know why it has a greener tint? The models plastic is green , so maybe that is comming through? I wasn't too woried because I've seen a few that did look greenish. But I think you may be right because after looking at ton of old photos and some museum original paint pics that those tanks were brown. Now I hate to burst your bubble but all of WWII wasn't barren wasteland and there were trees in most parts before they started bombing so I'll keep my trees. I just ordered the INTERUS Mark V. http://www.hobbyterra.com/product.asp?idProduct=231 And I promise a real WWI mud laden! bomb ridden wastland of a diorama! Vanderboer! I'm gonna make you proud!!! LOL! : ) Thanks for the input. I really do apreciate it.

Brian
jonnysocko
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 06:42 PM UTC

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I myself think its magnificent and the weathering is just right only thing wrong is that the trees are very green



I think you guys are right on this tree thing. I'll break out the airbrush today on them.
jonnysocko
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 06:44 PM UTC

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The colour could also be repainted Feldgrau.

As for figures, I slapped my forehead when I remembered these

http://www.icm.com.ua/en/model/35291

Where is there an emoticon for that ??

Brian - Emhar's painting instructions are highly dubious - British WW1 tanks are a darkish brown in colour - one of the few contemporary descriptions is 'mud brown'.




Thanks. I just ordered those with my INTERUS Mark V and I'll put them on this diorama withe the MkIV. Thanks
Drader
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 06:55 PM UTC
Think you'll find the Interus Mark V an even bigger challenge. It has about 10 times the parts of the Emhar and a load of flash and fit issues. Mine sits in a box until I've attained the zen-like calm to cope with it.

And if you check ICM's site, they also do British WW1 troops to go with the Mark V. Curiously the Mark V is more likely to have operate in open, grassy country than the Mark IV, which remains associated with Passchendaele.