the bulk of the gear comes from the Verlinden M1A1 stowage set and was like a whole build in itself(as they tend to be) a very nice set i will add, highly recommend and worth the $20~ if your looking for a big set of modern stowage. after all the cleaning of the parts,trimming,sanding,priming,painting,weathering and washing, this pile took me around 14-20 hours. hopefully over the weekend i can start geting some on the tank and start work on the last round of stuff i gotta do for it.
while all this stuff might not make it on the tank, the leftovers will be loading up my next project, a kitbashed humvee to match the tank. anyways other than a few touch ups(stupid close ups show mistakes) i am really happy with how it all came out. hopefully it will give the tank a good lived in and ready to rock look.
did i just see a stereo?
thanks friend, these sets are alot of work, but i enjoy working on them. they tend to give your moneys worth(amount of stuff and time it takes to make/paint) believe it or not, but most of this stuff i was able to get on the tank and mostly squared away.
that's some details :3
yea its a bit crazy, plus the photos are zoomed in, some of this stuff is freaking tiny lol. anyways they were a labor of love, hopefully they will make the tank look even better.
if you want buddy, i could do it, but you really should give it a shot. they really are not that bad to do, just takes some time. i tend to space it all out to avoid having my eyes burn out lol. ie clean one day, prime a few days latter ect.
yea that PE stuff is tricky, i mess it up all the time. tho its an acquired skill and no real way to short cut it. just good tools and experience. i get a bit better every time, i wouldn't stress over them and if some doesn't get on the build who cares and who will ever know! just a shame it costs soooo darn much, that makes you want it all on the kit lol
i hear ya about that tho, all that stuff can burn you out. i have done two this year(pbr with PE set, aftermarket fig and stowage and my current tank with PEx2,aftermarket figurines and stowage sets x2) all that stuff is a bit to get your head around, all the parts, instruction sheets and stuff can be crazy. i try not to think about all the stuff and focus on the step at hand(easier said then done) sooner or latter it will get to the 75% mark and you will get that final push you need.
But thank you for your advice and help so far, such a shame your so far away id get you to show me how you weather and paint your items would be good to learn from a master modeller.
very nice, i have been looking at some Legends sets lately, still trying to find my next big build. they look really nice and tend to have alot of life, from the ones i have looked at.
welcome buddy, anytime! i wish i was closer to stuff as well, would be fun to meet up and do a painting demo. maybe at some point ill get my act together and get into youtube. would be much easier for me to explain/show how i do things. lol i am no master but someday i hope to be!
i might, my family has tons and tons and tons of air miles loged up(father-in law does international bisuneses alot) so who knows i might vist your fine country someday.
Watch out man! I hear the Ptarmigans are starting a winter underground resistance movement. They may have infiltrated the local area.
So if you start to see the chickens wear little tiny berets and find little tiny maps with (actual) chicken scratches on the them, --Take precautions.
i just thought the hats and maps were some sort of chicken fad, like members only jackets or Justinn bieber.