M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:14 am

Yesterday I finally got around to making the brackets to hold down the mantlet dust cover

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Almost ready for paint now. I just need to add a couple of things first.
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:06 pm

Aside from adding the tracks and some antennas, basic construction is now complete. I replaced the kit .50 for the TC, with one from Dragon out of my spares drawers.

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Painting can begin tomorrow…
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby LyleW » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:12 pm

Very nice. Looks quite “tanky”. Let’s get some paint sling in’ going.
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:28 pm

Thanks Lyle. Yes, the Patton tanks all are the epitome of “tanky”. Paint is going on soon :wink:
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:02 pm

I airbrushed on a coat of Humbrol enamel Matt Black for the base coat

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And a couple close ups of the added armor texturing and Archer casting mark decals under the base coat paint. I think that they look pretty good

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Good guys wear black…
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Floki » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:06 am

Seeing it all in one color now really helps in bringing all the texture and cast markings you added together.
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:51 am

That it does! All that Mr Surfacer and the bare decals looked horrid! :wow:
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:03 pm

Woohoo! Olive Drab applied! I used Mission Models FS 33070 version of OD on this one. In all honesty, the more that I airbrush Mission Models, the less that I like them. Maybe it’s the dry climate here, but I get far better control and results with most every other brand. Anyways….

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and some close ups of the casting texture and marks decals under the paint

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More to come in a few days…
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby BlackSheep214 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:00 pm

Wow... that looks really nice. I have yet airbrushed Mission Model paints myself. I’ve got a few colors in my stash. One color I did pick up was called Have Glass Grey. I’m wondering if that color I can be use on a future F-15 Eagle or Phantom. :hmm:
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:29 pm

Thanks Tom. As far as the Have Glass Gray goes, as far as I know, it is only use on the F-16 and F-22…. and maybe on the F-35, at least some of them.
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