German 3T 4×2 Truck with 2cm Flak 38 and add-on to diorama

This time not all the work is being done on just the model first, its being spread out over the field maintenance equipment as well. It takes some time to get the look I’m after for each part so it looks used and weathered. The truck will be open being worked on like the Panther D.  More to come

This table was grey like the vice.. then added oily rag and oil stain –  last added vice now that it’s painted

   

The truck

M4 Sherman (early production) — Finished

This one is done and I’ve put the two together and it’s about 20 years apart. Now to move back to the diorama to finish it.
First off the front shots then the two tanks..


About 20 years apart

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M4 Sherman (early production) — Update

Small update just finished all the small add-ons and still working on the commander. Next is touch up painting then more weathering and that should wrap up this project..  (dirt and rust)

more front shots

 

M4 Sherman (early production) — More weathering

Now the tank is done it’s time to weather and add the extras..  The five pictures show the start of the weathering and still a long way to go.

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Still have not finished the Commander…  working on him as well

 

M4 Sherman (early production) — Goggles

The build is going great just finished the goggles for the commander and driver. I used canopy glue for the lens part as a friend suggested and it turned out good, still building the commander but as you can see the driver is done. Right now the main gun is drying and working on the tracks then putting the rest together. Then the fun starts with weathering…..  more to come

making room for lens

Used canopy glue for the lens

Driver gets one pair

 

Sd.Kfz.184 Schwerer Jagdpanzer Elefant

Now completed and moving onto the next which I think will be another Sherman. This one I had built about 20 years ago so now I will build it again to compare.M4_Sherman-IMG_0112

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Sd.Kfz.184 Schwerer Jagdpanzer Elefant (getting close)

This tank was not in my collection so it was next on the list. Right now I’m working on the crew and markings then weathering (more). Also just picked up a German maintenance crew and tools to add to one of my dioramas new-light-01 .. I will remove the Sturmtiger and add another cargo truck with a 20mm in the bed, then add the tools.

 

 

88mm FlaK 36 auf Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H (finished)

Now this is done it’s time to pick the next (a Sherman or Elefant) or a Churchill….. Might be the German Elefant.. all the paints are out already

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New lighting for the dioramas

Got a new LED light to help with night time shots and low light areas. (thanks goes to my wife)

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LED lights with a blue filter to bring out the lights

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Moving along 88mm FlaK 36 auf Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H

Here’s a small update…  road wheels almost done and 88mm 75% done and soon to start camo then weathering.

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