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For SWM 2017 theme : Korean War Chinese Howitzer 1/35 scale
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PostPosted: November 14th, 2016, 9:55 pm 
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In an annual effort to build something for a number of tables/SIGS and having no idea of what was needed/wanted for this one for 2017, I took the easy option and gave Daz money and a simple remit: go off and buy something that you want on the table at SMW in 2017, and just make sure it isn't a plane, and then I will build it and if its 1:72 ish scale I may keep it, but if it is bigger; it will, like the US carrier this year, be brought along to Telford or any other earlier show once finished and handed over to you. I did also hint that I fancied something armour-ish rather than a boat this time:

So he returns with this

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and some change from the money I gave him. I then spent that change on the set of figures which with a little adaption should (according to TomW) be fine, and will mean I can have a commander type one poking out top and do something else with a couple of others... ;-)

(if this needs moving into a specific 2017 show folder? someone probably ought to do so once one gets made.)


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a bit of internet oogling and I have some ideas for something to do with it, and an idea of what I am trying to replicate in assembling kit. This is when modelling can (and it will with this) be fun and pleasantly challenging.


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I'm glad you're happy with what I found Chris :)

I shall start a 2017 SMW build thread asap.

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Nice find Chris and good hunting Daz!
Looking forward to seeing this built and displayed at SMW17!

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Whilst having a secondary fondle before I shelve items onto my modelling den racking, I decided to open the box of figures... parts for 4 of the supposed 6 in the box are AWOL. An email has been fired off to Ian at Heritage/Kits for Cash. I will wait and see what he comes back and says. He claims on his web-site that he checks all kits! :twisted:

(it really was my year for bad luck this year with preorders and other stuff. However, Hannants are due fair credit and kudos, as one call on Monday and the 5 missing items (over £50 value from a £220+ order (a good half of which is not for me - a club-mate and I combined as I was at SMW) ) all arrived in the mail Tuesday morning.


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Jeez Chris that sounds so unlucky!
Atleast Hannants sorted your order out, £220! I only spend just over £50 and got 18 full kits!
Shows the value of aftermarket parts!

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Maverick231 wrote:
Jeez Chris that sounds so unlucky!
Atleast Hannants sorted your order out, £220! I only spend just over £50 and got 18 full kits!
Shows the value of aftermarket parts!


I had to collect over a dozen pots of their paint for my mate which accounted for over £50; and I had half a dozen CMK sets of resin figures at £7 a go, which quickly add up, then with a couple kits, plus decal sheets, and both Eduard and Aber aftermarket are not cheap ... which helped push the total up.


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Yes it sure sounds like you got a good haul mate and why the heck not :D.
If I could have got anything else I's have bought a 1/72 Tornado Update Set https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/VL0517
I think I can honestly I personally think it was the best model show I've ever been to.
Thanks again everyone I can't wait till the next one!

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Ian at Heritage was very good. Once I had sent a couple photos through to show his price ticket on box and the contents which were missing he arranged a refund which I now have. So just need to source a couple figures again... plenty time and shows etc to sort that out.


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I can now report that this is in progress. Thought I ought to make a start, as I foresee a long and interesting stage with assembling and fitting the tracks in my future.

Stages 1 and 2 have been assembled tonight. The plastic is quite soft on some parts, while the attachment points on such parts are large and thick. I am taking care as best I can getting bits off the sprue and trimming attachment points back, but a couple of cover caps have suffered; I am sure that once undercoat painted a bit of tippex etc or thin filler will as always work wonders on any worrying areas.

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There are a couple of other pieces I shall add and then it is painting for the lower hull. Mr Hobby /Aqueous Hobby 309 (Dk green) or 66/19 (drab brown type colour from colour chart) are suggested. I shall be going for a green - either revell 68 or 65 which are two different greens I regularly use on armour. If anyone with more experience reading this suggests some other Revell Aqua shade for this 1951 Chinese artillery regiment... do speak up please


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Nice to see this under way Chris. I shall do a little research into Chinese armour colours. 8-)

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Dazzled wrote:
Nice to see this under way Chris. I shall do a little research into Chinese armour colours. 8-)



Green, Revell R65/ R68 is still the way I think to go with this, unless anything more apt and appropriate should be used. I will probably be at the point of trying to get a coat or two on it over this weekend.


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chrism wrote:
Dazzled wrote:
Nice to see this under way Chris. I shall do a little research into Chinese armour colours. 8-)



Green, Revell R65/ R68 is still the way I think to go with this, unless anything more apt and appropriate should be used. I will probably be at the point of trying to get a coat or two on it over this weekend.



Sorry Chris. Fact is I plain forgot about this. :oops:

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It's been Christmas and with littlun arriving modelling took a back seat ...

If you have more accurate info to contradict my thoughts of the revell green .. I will hold off to give you a slug of time ... But I'm juggling builds for more clubs and Sigs than is good for me


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Having a serious illness didn't help either :cry:

However...A good colour for Soviet armour of this period is Tamiya XF-61 (Dark Green). This is equivalent to Revell 32165 (Bronze Green) or Humbrol 161.

Hope this helps. 8-)

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