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Primed and Loaded up by enc86 Primed and Loaded up by enc86
Over the long weekend I found some time to get work done on my tank. First off was getting the kit primed for paint and seeing how I have some awful weather to look forward to, it was good timing. Getting the primer on relived some of my worries as the tank looks pretty good and I can start imagining it with different colors. I have removed a lot of the sub-assemblies as they will be painted separate, but now it starts looking like a tank and not like plastic madness.  

I also found some time to do the tedious work on my resin stowage and figurine sets. Getting the resin parts, washed, sawed/cut off the trees, trimmed and sanded takes a ton of time and they still are pretty rough but I got the brunt of the work done on them. Learning from my PBR build, I have started to mess around with the placement of the stuff. I can already tell that a few hatches and handles will have to be cut/sanded to get everything flush, which will be good to do now before painting. There might be more stuff on it by the end but it's good to get a rough idea. Everything will be tied down by PE straps, so hopefully it looks good finished.  Anyways it sure looks like I got my money's worth, as I have enough stowage to detail several projects.
Figurines are still in pretty rough shape but the basic idea and poses are down. Head and arm swaps for each and because they were half body, used the stock kit figures to make them whole.

Now I am excited, as the tank is just about ready to be painted and I can really start having fun  STILL unsure about paint XD but I think I am going to go with my gut and paint it up in different shades of gray. As always comments and suggesting are welcome!
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:iconadamthung:
AdamThung Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
they look so much different un painted 
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
yea they do, kinda hard to image with colors.
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he-man95 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
love all of your crazy modding!! that's definitely one of the coolest tanks ive seen.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
thank you very much, hopefully it will be just as cool with some paint.
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NavJAG Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome - nice work on your Tankers as they fit perfectly in the turret!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
yea i was happy they fit for the most part. can never quite tell when using AM figurines.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking great, What sort of environment is the base going to be?
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
lol still not 100% sure. i haven't done to many of these big dioramas, i think once i get the tank painted i can match the surroundings more to it. it seems like a backward way of going about things but hopefully it will work for me.
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SarienSpiderDroid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Rust would be great. Please, make it a rusty tank, it would fit so well into a postapocalytic world! And maybe a graffiti on its sides...
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
yea i have been toying around with some rust effects but uncertain. sometimes it clashes with the gray. i guess thats why i am so stuck on paint, different schemes make a world of differences with other details.
if not, on the diorama base there will be room to really rust up some stuff,hopefully get that techniques down.
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JURDGLIUSI Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
spare pants! :D
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
and then some!
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:iconbluefox284:
BlueFox284 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Well packed and busy. :nod:
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
lol yea hopefully it will be just a bit better packet on the final build up.
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shank117 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lookin good
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thanks man, lot of work but the hard stuff is done. should be fun to paint up.
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TimBaldwin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
This is brilliant!!! All the additions to the tank look so natural, like they really belonged there. Excellent job, can't wait to see the end result! :-)
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
thanks. yea i really couldn't totally tell when i was gluing it all together. lol i did obsess for a LONG time over all the small bits. so i was happy to see it all come together.
ill get to painting!
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What is the green stuff under and around the stinky guys armpits? :O
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
its just green putty, it covers the seams at the body/arms. i still gotta trim him a bit and sand it down.
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thought he need some Right Guard? Epoxy putty?
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
lol yea he was getting a bit ripe!

no, its modeling putty(?) www.scalehobbyist.com/product.… its in a tube, no need to mix but stiny and drys fast. cheap,paintable and sand-able but allso thinner, wouldn't be able to sculpt with it. it can be a few choice words to work with.
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Never used that stuff before? Does it dry pretty solid or is it brittle? Been breaking my golden rule lately and using a lot more superglue. It works great until your fingers stick together. It still fuses paint but work with it in the workshop away from the good cars and train set. Prefabrication work before paint is the best time to use superglue. I have a few choice word enhancers for this too! lol   
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
yea it can be kinda brittle and wouldn't hold anything together. but its a fast and easy way to cover seams, great in pe-painting stage.
any small cracks,seams or imperfection, it is alot better than using epoxy(use that stuff for bigger seams and such tho) its pretty much contour putty.
i tend to use a bit of super at all stages of the build. i try to use as much plastic cement  or in combo. but by the end more than a few things will need the trusty super. great for tacking stuff in place during the build but scary when project has paint on it. lol i have slowly got much better at working with that Satan glue.
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What I don't like is the water effect of superglue. It just runs where it wants to and most of times where it shouldn't. Cement glue seems to be temporary and only holds when it feels like it but do use it quite often. Epoxy is my main glue but really just for putting cars together when finished. Sometimes accessories might get some epoxy but not often. It does not hurt to use every weapon in your arsenal! :D
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
yea its always good to use all the weapons in your arsenal! i have more than a few by this point XD
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Tatsumi67 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
This looks awesome!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
thanks dude. hopefully with some paint it will be even more awesome!
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soldust Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well imma stick with the Godzilla/mech killer theme (i think it works better then post-apoc for this one, just my opinion tho)
I would like to recommend this for posible paint:   www.globalaviationresource.com…
would pull the look together well I think. as for weathering, I would say less rust more battle damage? plasma scorch marks in the armor, chips and bare metal, shell dents, mud grime...somethings gotta take care of all those mega chickens the nazis left behind...
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
hummm ill have to think on it, they really do have a distinct and cool color scheme.

yea i agree less rust and moar grime and get it dirty. haven't thought about the damage, ill have to try something out. i like the bare metal idea as well, that might be super badass.  
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soldust Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
glad to share ideas! cant wait to see the finished product, what ever you decide.
 I actually have a model thats been stuck in the paint shop for some time now. maybe I'll put that up and see if i can get any feed back...
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You certainly love your stowage XD and also this is a Japanese tank right? it's just that your using US tank figures....
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
do i ever, this stuff is just too cool! but yea, after everything else going into this kit, i thought why not go all out.

about the US troops, hopefully when i am done it will not be a Japaneses tank so the troops will not be US either. i am hoping they will look the part. anyways i like to play fast and loose with the rules XD
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

The cloest I came to a lot of stowage was my Abrams XD gonna put some on my BMP too, however University is being a bitch....

 

A What if??? XD

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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
i remember your Abrams, that one a had bit of stuff. sometimes less is more anyways but for this one i really want that "fully loaded" look.
hope schools going alright dude, noticed you haven't been on.

ohhhh yea, maybe a bit of post apocalyptic diorama action XD
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Oh no I've moved on from school XD i'm in University now or College for you guys lol wanna be some sort of programmer but i'm struggling to get motivated XD

You have some damn fine apocalyptic models dude :D i'm sure this one will be just as good :D

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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
ahhh thats what i thought, around where i live we still call college school alot of the time. i know all about the getting motivate, i am sure in a few weeks you will get in the mood.

thanks buddy, means alot.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks dude, I hope so ^^

You're welcome :D

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Mephistofelesword Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
holy mother of Chuck Norris
this will be a battlefield 4 graphic quality work
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
lol too fracking funny.

thanks a ton, getting psyched myself. really excited to get painting this beast.
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Brandzai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking good in primer thumbs up emote  
A lot of sort-of similar looking rolled up thingies on the turret though. Might wanna swap some for boxes, crates, or a roadwheel or two. (just my two bits, ignore as you please ;) )
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
yea, its a relief. i was certain that some things would need some TLC but it came out allright.

 i hear ya and am not in love with how every thing looks, some swapping out and adjustment is gonna be required. i am sure i got some ration boxes,ammo and such to play around with.
one of the sets come with an old TV and matress(among other things) was fiddling with them but they just didn't seam to look right.
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah you're right, with it having one colour it looks a lot less like chaos due to the small details that had a different colour are now less attention-getting.

You already decided on a name? =P
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
yea alot of the details blend in or look like they were meant to be. its so hard to tell sometimes. also in a few spots i had glubed on the glue, i was worried there would be a ton of sanding needed but it looks like its mostly fine. that makes me very happy

lol you know me, i will not decide intill 5 mins befor i submit it. but all kidding aside i am learning toward "Odin"
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ack! He's to the painting stage! :tantrum: dang!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
lol yea thru luck and brute force.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Luck and caffeine.Kids and coffee don't mix 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
i was a work horse XD
but really i got everything for the tank itself primed in like an 1 1/2 hour. good times.  next sunny day its gonna be the crew and stowage.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

hopefully tomorrow will be partly sunny...storms staying north so far.

but we had a big recycling fire last night, so it's all smoky here today.

so its still blah out. smoke and rainless rain clouds.

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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
nice! be ready XD

dang, thats not good.
yea thats not ideal painting conditions.

i sent the daughter out to play and was spraying like a madman on the porch. i had like a two hour window before it started snowing and becoming nasty out. looks like thats what i got for the rest of the week. now there is not much stopping me from getting this thing painted(other than deciding on color XD)
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