Richies Build : Tamiya 1/35 Hetzer FINISHED 3rd October

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Post  Richie on Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:15 am

Thanks for the comments guys ! Bob , your what if scenario is only in my dreams , Jenny overtook my modelling abilities years ago !

Now for the all important guns

The 75mm gun has a replacement armourscale barrel, I added some casting numbers from an Archer surface detail decal sheet.

The remote MG34 mount was dressed up, I "borrowed" a Armourscale barrel from SWMBO's secret stash. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  lupanzer on Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:01 am

...these details make the diference...nice to see!

Regards!

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Post  Kreighshoer on Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:25 am



oh that's sensational stuff richie! i love the casting numbers so much! that detail levels up the whole gun to another dimension not to speak of the "borrowed" armorscale barrel!

just make sure SWMBO doesn't notice! lol!

GO RICHIE! GO! GO! GO!

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Post  Blade57 on Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:48 pm

Richie -

Looking super Mate. I feel 'motivation' coming on to get going on mine now. You don't give yourself proper credit, your talents are exemplary and I've always admired especially your figures. Just superb details and work. Agree with the 'Half' figures situation. Takes me long enough to do them with any kind of decent result. Now about the taking time thing. That's a real problem for me and other of us old guys. We seem to funtion like in reverse 'dog years', everything is 8 times slower...lol.
Anxious to see more.

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:14 pm

Hey, these details are very nice. The numbers - and the MG!

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Commander painted

Post  Richie on Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:18 am

Thank you Laura, Luiz, Mike, Johnny & Ann, I really draw inspiration from your words

Mike, we all want you to dig that Hetzer out & start building! Very Happy You are getting a hurry along with some WWII Production tracks on their way to you too

As I said before, the commander needed to be added before the build could continue much further. I did not proceed to carefully with the dot pattern as most of the figure from the shoulders down will be obscured.






Now to put him inside the pre blackened interior & on with the build! I have had to endure a duet sung by Jenny & her little sister of "my heart will go on! " which actually sounds vaguely like the iceberg scraping the side of the Titanic, so be nice Wink

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Post  Kreighshoer on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:21 am

beautiful figure painting richie!

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:09 pm

Servus Richie, the man looks very well painted.

What did you use for the shoulder straps? Or is that a structure of the fig? They look very well.

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Post  Highlander on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:27 pm

Nnice looking figure Ritchie , looking forward to seeing it all together.

cheers
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Build finished (almost)

Post  Richie on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:41 pm

Thanks Laura, Johnny, Ann & Brian, good to see you are checking my progress


Here is the Hetzer, Jenny helped me assembling the WWII Production tracks , which are as usual just superb. I decided to fit the earlier 38(t) tracks but either these or the later pattern which were wider are fine








Voyager provide the tow cables & resin ends. The air intake is beautifully delicate. I have used Cast A Coat to provide some texture to the exhaust


The commander has very little visible







The jack block is a piece of basswood, cut to size & scrubbed with a wirebrush to give it some character then the voyager etch was used to detail it



I cheated by only adding the latches to the tool clamps



I noticed while trimming the photographs that I forgot to add the grouser box catches, I could see they were just going to be knocked off & were going to put them on last. Note the aerial stowage along the side

I will add the schurtzen when the vehicle is painted & tracks installed

More soon, comments welcome.

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:01 pm

Wow, Richie, that I call heaps of progress! Guess you worked hard.

And what we see - you also worked very well.

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Post  Kreighshoer on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:36 pm

this is a significant and beautiful update richie! i love it! nice "cheating" by the way! i keep that in mind! Very Happy

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Post  Highlander on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:56 pm

Looking very good Ritchie , lots of progress and nice brasswork , looking forward to seeing the paint going on .

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Hey, Richie,

Post  Bob Letterman on Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:54 am

It all looks great so far. I was really impressed with the MG 34. Your figure was top drawer, dude! Keep goin'! And keep those emails coming, my friend! he he he! lol!

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Post  Dragunov on Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:02 pm

Hi Richie,

Like youre work very much! Asspecially the step by step building pics. The PE work looks great. Will start my first model ever using a update set with PE soon, so I really think I can learn alot here!

Lookin forward to youre paintjob.

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Post  Blade57 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:30 pm

Richie -
Superb work Mate. Those PE details really add quite a bit and you've inspired me to try and do more on my Hetzer (and yes, I'm actually getting started on it, barely, but started). You're detailed progress reports are very helpful and just hope that mine is half as well done. It's added little things like the texturing of the exhaust and headset work that really make this stand out. Keep it going, this is really looking masterful.

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Post  Pvt Mutt on Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:10 am

Cool
That's going to look sharp and that TC peeking out is killer.

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Post  david samson on Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:03 pm

wow great job i have the same set for my hetzer and i only added some of the etch set . the tool clamps were easy for me but those stupid
cable tie downs...........ARRRHGGG not to mention the real little teeny tiny shrub and brush tie downs !! cheers

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Post  Ruben Lopez on Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:51 am

Your attention to the details is really paying off Richie.
One question though, are you going to paint it with the figure in place? That doesn't look very easy!

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Post  alex on Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:19 pm

fantastic detail work
man this group build gets bettewr and better
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Post  Richie on Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:09 am

Thought it was about time for an update, my hetzer has a coat of camo paint now.










Jenny wanted me to try her Lifecolor paints, so I did the hetzer with them and they are like silk to airbrush with! I have painted the schurtzen as well. I still have to do the detail painting & finish the second figure. then on to weathering!

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Post  Kreighshoer on Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:14 am

that looks mighty fine richie! cheers

i like the green based camos more than the yellow based ones and yours looks top notch! (maybe i have seen too many yellow based three tones)

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:40 am

Hey I did not realise you posted the pictures already !

It does look very nice .

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Post  Noel-Petroni on Tue May 05, 2009 9:40 pm

Hi Richie!

Your Hetzer looks very good............... any weathering?

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Post  Blade57 on Wed May 06, 2009 12:03 am

Richie -

Really looking sweet and detailing is top notch. The crew figure came looks outstanding too. Got to get mine going more than initial stages, just isn't much modeling time right now. I'll get it going eventually,

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