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pedro.negron
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Hi Guys:

Just a few weeks aways to Ipms Nationals!!!! Everything is already in package so what next? well for me, to start a new kit, this time is the Pz.Beob.Wg. III Ausf . H.

This obsolete panzer III manage to spent a little more time in service as a Artillery Observation vehicle.

A total of 262 such tanks were converted from Panzer III. They featured improved armor protection and the main armament was replaced with a dummy gun that allowed powerful radio equipment to be installed within the tank interior. Manned by a crew of five, these Pz.Beob.Wg.III vehicles served widely with Wespe and Hummel artillery batteries. The Dragon kit specifically depicts an Ausf.H variant of this artillery observation vehicle.



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July 10, 2014 at 9:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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I'm building mine out of the box, so no PE sets, metal gun barrels or metal tracks for this little guy.

Started with the wheels, the fitting is a little loose, so make sure you double test the alignment and that all the wheels touch ground before making final fitting.



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July 10, 2014 at 9:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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The hull is a little warped, at least in my case. Have to heated in water in order to achieve a decent one. Here my result so far. Overall is a really straight forward built with no big issues .



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July 10, 2014 at 9:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Next the tracks, after some cleaning I used 96 on each side but with 94 its just fine.



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July 10, 2014 at 9:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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I left two tracks unglued on each side for easy release like in the picture.



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July 10, 2014 at 9:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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More work in progress, hull and turret near complete. both have some plastic line to let you know where to put some pieces, remember to removed it first.

Also some plastic putty used here and there to fill some seams lines an other parts on the rear.



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July 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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The Only PE Parts on the kit, I just glued it with Carpenter's white glue. Works fine for me, just use a small amount.



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July 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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And finally the Turret in a 75% done. 12 hours so far since I started this project, should stay out of the soccer games on TV jejejee



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July 10, 2014 at 9:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Well last night I work just two more hours, so with that little time I finished all the details of the turret. I just left apart the machine gun barrel so I can paint it easily.

 

Next the fenders and constructions is done.



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July 11, 2014 at 8:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Hi guys:

 

Constructions done on Friday Night, Primed on Saturday and today (Sunday) started with the green color of the Camo.



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July 13, 2014 at 9:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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I wanted to make some shadows and lights with the green so started with the darker one. Pictures coming soon.

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July 13, 2014 at 10:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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I just primed the model in white, but instead of going to the base color I started with the camo color in the darkest color first, then today I will go again with a less darker until I achieve some light on it. So let see if this work for me.



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July 27, 2014 at 4:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I applied silly putty on all the model to cover the areas were the green camo will stay.



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July 27, 2014 at 4:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here the result after applying tamiya dark yellow with flat white.



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July 27, 2014 at 4:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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after removing the silly putty. Need some retouching here and there bet the results are great.



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July 27, 2014 at 4:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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First,Painted the wheels black, seal with clear matt the whole kit, then the next day I put some chipping using acrylics colors, then I put a filter using oils (Burnt umber) this will warm the base color.

 

Its very important to seal your base color, because when you apply the filter using thinner, if not well covered, the paint will start to peel off. Happens to me on the turret. What I do? just put some dark chipping color to dissimulate it the best I could. Here my results so far. Still a lot of work to do.



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July 27, 2014 at 4:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Hi!

 

Well, after decals I started with the mud part, for this I use a mix of microballoons, white wood glue, maybe a small spoon of white sand, water and color. The last part is not that important yet, because later when its get dry I will airbrush a clear mud color, in this case I use Tamiya Deck tan.

 

Next Day, after all is dried, I airbrush first the Deck Tan,and an hour later a mix of deck tan with a few drops of flat earth and respray the zone. So tonight I will continue making more layers in earth tones then to seal the work again to add oils details.



 

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July 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Last Friday I went on weathering the belly of the tank.



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July 27, 2014 at 4:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Next day results



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July 27, 2014 at 4:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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more progress, fenders installed too.



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August 14, 2014 at 4:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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