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    Italeri 1:35 Scale U.S Marines M4 Sherman

    Italeri 1:35 Scale U.S Marines M4 Sherman
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    Last edited by Darren; 27th March 2017 at 02:04 PM.

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    Each one is getting better, I really like these.
    The writing in white must be a pen, else you have a very steady hand with a brush !!
    Lovely job


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    Thanks Rich, I'm defiantly seeing improvement, learning new techniques and learning from mistakes with each model I build. I have a steady hand but not that steady, The writing was in fact the water slide decal that came with the model.

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardB View Post
    Each one is getting better, I really like these.
    The writing in white must be a pen, else you have a very steady hand with a brush !!
    Lovely job

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    Well you definitely can't see the outline of the decal, i remember when i used to do a bit, it was a revelation that glossing the area, applying the decal and then covering the area with matt varnish would completely conceal the slight edges you'd normally see.... you've clearly found the same or a better way to do it
    Last edited by RichardB; 29th March 2017 at 04:59 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardB View Post
    Well you definitely cannot see the outline of the decal, i remember when i used to do a bit, it was a revelation that glossing the area, applying the decal and then covering the area with matt varnish would cmoletely cnceal the slight edges youd see.... youd clearly found the same or a better way to do it
    Pretty much the same process Rich but after application of the decal (and before the Matt varnish) I use a decal softening product, it is solvent based and softens the decal so it sinks into recesses, shapes over rivers etc and helps with hiding the outline. It makes it look more painted on rather than just stuck on.

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    I did not know Sherman could swim. Obviously, those exhaust covers are for swimming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sksvlad View Post
    I did not know Sherman could swim. Obviously, those exhaust covers are for swimming?

    Yes and not, these exhausts or air intakes were used in deep water landing beachs.
    http://kids.britannica.com/eb/art-40595

    In counterpart, if you would let a sherman tank swim, you had to use a DD (Duplex Drive tank)
    http://the.shadock.free.fr/sherman_m...plexdrive.html


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    Hi Darren,yet another masterpiece,even the scratches on the turret are showing rust,the attention to detail is second to none,well done,
    Regards,
    Don,

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    Quote Originally Posted by beihan62 View Post
    Hi Darren,yet another masterpiece,even the scratches on the turret are showing rust,the attention to detail is second to none,well done,
    Regards,
    Don,
    Thanks Don.

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    Meanwhile, I think you just take real tanks and shrink them somehow. In other ways I can not explain these impressive details.
    Stunning Job again.

    Best wishes from Germany.

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