Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:49 am

Hello friends, Very Happy well I have resumed my work on the grille H, after soldering and sanding
The ends of the ammo holders, I added a styrene disk on the bottom as this are not supplied in the PE kit and I think it needs one.


So I took my trusty home made punch and made all the needed disks




And this is how it looks like completed


Next I continued adding small details to different parts of the vehicle and ammo bins gun base etc…






As with all PE kits there are many tiny parts to deal with, this is the tarp tie downs that go around the upper part of the shields.




The ammo holders that go on the shield needed a bracket to be secured on the side, the PE kit does not supply one so I used a piece of styrene to make one…..






It looks like this after glued together ….


Next came the transmission details, for this I used the Griffon Model set, it is made for the more recent dragon kits witch have a more detailed transmission, the one that comes with the old Grille kit is very crude and with almost no detail, so I only used the steering levels and a few detail parts that can be seen from the fighting compartment, the front and sides shields are just dry fitted for the photo……








Here are the side shields with all its parts installed, the kit has many missing details inside, I only added a few basic ones cause it will take forever to do all what it needs
And don’t want to do a super detail work on this one...




With all the interior parts installed its time to start painting the interior bounce , so that’s coming next….thanks for watching… Shocked

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excellent update

Post  brokeneagle on Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:35 am

Outstanding detail work Cool bounce

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Jenny Ryan on Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:36 am

Well this is marvelous Very Happy , I love all the detail work you have done Very Happy !

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Noel-Petroni on Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:39 am

Wow! You're turning this kit into a super model!

The detail you are doing is fantastic!

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  lupanzer on Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:22 pm

Dear Abdin.

...great details on this one...my congraulations...folowing with a big interest!

Regards!

Luiz.

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Kreighshoer on Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:31 pm

the cygnet that turned into a swan ... no wait ... Shocked ... every cygnet turns into a swan ... duck ... the ugly dug turned into a swan ... better ... phantabulous work! a real thriller to watch ... no ... a hitchcock ... yes ... this is a hitchcock! blockbuster entertainment! kudos abdin! (hot weather + cold beer = laura tipsy! ... sorry!)

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Bob Letterman on Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:32 pm

Hi Abdin,

Absolutely fantastic job you are doing on that not-so-good kit! Very clean build and the detail work is extraordinary!

Congratulations!

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Dragunov on Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:21 pm

Hi Abdin,

Somehow I've missed this post! What an impressive peace of work, impressive! Love you're eye for detail!

Cheers Erik

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:51 pm

Hi my friends!! Thank you all for your comments Very Happy , Time for an update, I’m in the final stage of the grille build, hope to finish on time, so this is where I’m now……..

Painted the interior and weathered it using dry brushing and powders…








Next installed the seat on top of the engine compartment, I changed the back rest with one from dragons drilling kit as it was better detailed than the original one……


The muffler was completely redone as the one from the kit was a junk, so using brass tube and styrene disks I did a new one, the pipe is a piece of sprue drilled out


The original and the new muffler


This is how it looks installed…….


Finally the model received the first coat of paint and some decals from archer…..












Next step will be to finish some more weathering on the interior top and start the white wash finish on the exterior……

Here are the kits figures, some filling and it received the first coats of paint…..




I hope to finish on time so I have to step on it, the base is already done, pictures coming next with last update, thanks for watching and hope you like it……. bounce Razz Very Happy

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  G Cooper on Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:44 am

That is looking fantastic. And those figures are looking real nice too. But seeing yours reminds me that I gotta do some work on my little Pz 38 hull kit.

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:12 am

Looking Mighty fine Abdin but the clock is ticking Shocked . I really hope you get this one finished as it looks Kewl .

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  brokeneagle on Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:24 am

excellent build and the figures are looking great. Good to see that Dragon are paying more attention to the seat details.

Ian.

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Noel-Petroni on Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:08 pm

I've been away for a while.... and just visited your post.

Good progress, Abdin! I like how the interior is coming along.

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:02 pm

Hi my friends, finally I finished what seemed to be an eternal task lol! . I spent the last 4 nights working till 12:00 am to finish the diorama but thanks to god I was able to do it!!. Very Happy
So let’s go…

The base received some dirt from the back yard and was painted with brown colors, using foam I did the desired shape to the edge. then using spakling compound I shaped the hole area and looks like this


Using branches from the backyard I simulated the trees, the base is covered with diluted white glue and the woodland snow was added. Also added some tall grass here and there
Finally I sprayed the whole base with hair spray to seal the snow so it won’t blow off..




I did a mold of the ammo cases and mats from the dragon sfh18 set, also a mold for the extra shells needed.


Here is the grille just before applying the white wash……..








And now the white the wash, I first sprayed the model with hair spray, then I applied the white acrylic paint to the outside….








About 1 hour later I started to scrub the white paint with a stiff brush and water till it looked right, after that I dusted the white with weathering powders and here is the complete result……



















So I can declare this diorama finished, thanks to all of you that followed and supported me along………..
Abdin

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Guest on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:45 pm

Very nice job in the details!!!

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  StuG on Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:28 am

Good one Abdin...Congrats..Smile

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Noel-Petroni on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:40 pm

Nice diorama, Abdin!

I like the foot prints in the snow. THe white wash came out nice too!

Congrats

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:33 pm

Johnny, stug and noel, thanks for your comments, glad you liked it.

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