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DennisTennant

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  1. DennisTennant

    Abrams M1A2 tank in 1:48 scale

    I finally finished this baby last night. My first competed build for 2019. It's the Tamiya kit built in Operation Iraqi Freedom (thanks for correcting me, Rob) scheme. I used mylar for the optics and a resin set from Red Zebra for stowage. I also printed out cardboard boxes for MREs from Freddie's set and assembled them for a neat look that breaks up the stowage on the tank. I added a boom mic to the tank commander with copper wire. I used the hairspray technique on this one and tried to bring out the NATO woodland scheme underneath like the original. It didn't work out too well in that the top coat was very tenacious and didn't want to come off easily. Final weathering with Wilder oils and Flory pigments. I also made use of an item called "ceramic wire" for the aerials. I'm pretty satisfied with this build. The kit is highly recommended.
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    Abrams M1A2 tank in 1:48 scale

    I want to see some of the Leopard and Challenger families of tanks too.
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    Abrams M1A2 tank in 1:48 scale

    Thanks Bryan, Rob, for the nice comments. I wish Tamiya would release more modern subjects in 1:48!
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    Abrams M1A2 tank in 1:48 scale

    Excellent reference. Thanks!
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    Abrams M1A2 tank in 1:48 scale

    I'll fix the road wheel issue. Thanks for letting me know about that!
  6. DennisTennant

    Super Pershing - Sort of.

    Very nice Super Pershing, Bryan! The build and weathering are simply stellar!
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    Australian IPMS member needs help

    I recently received the following request from an Australian modeler and am passing it on to anyone who would like to help him out. His email address is: usmcau(at)gmail.com. My name is Leo Groenendyk and I am a member of IPMS Australia, Melbourne chapter (second oldest in the IPMS world) I am also a former President of the club. And a disabled Australian ex-serviceman fighting cancer, again. My reason for this direct request for help is that I am writing a guide book on the Airfix Corporation of America 1963 to 1965 which I hope to have completed by early to mid 2018. Having acquired 71 of a total 75 kits in the series (not counting several variations) I have hit a brick wall in acquiring the final four kits to complete this research project. Yes I have used every known source such as Ebay and American & English specialty model kit sellers along with Facebook forum requests to no avail. I am looking for the following Airfix Corporation of America kits: S1-39 Airfix-600 Scale Kit HMS Darling S3-39 Airfix-600 Scale Kit HMS Cossack S3-129 Airfix-600 Scale Kit German Battleship Scharnhorst S1-398 Airfix-600 Scale Kit British Man-O-War The Royal Sovereign. I have attached photos of the above kits. Note I am not after the English Airfix or Airfix Craft Master range. I am not after anything free and I am very happy to pay a high but fair price including postage to acquire these kits. I hope that someone in one of the IPMS American chapters may have these specific kits in their collection and be willing to part with and assist me in completing this project? Thank you for you time and help in advance. God Bless America and Her Allies. Leo Groenendyk.
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    Australian IPMS member needs help

    I recently received the following request from an Australian modeler and am passing it on to anyone who would like to help him out. His email address is: usmcau(at)gmail.com. My name is Leo Groenendyk and I am a member of IPMS Australia, Melbourne chapter (second oldest in the IPMS world) I am also a former President of the club. And a disabled Australian ex-serviceman fighting cancer, again. My reason for this direct request for help is that I am writing a guide book on the Airfix Corporation of America 1963 to 1965 which I hope to have completed by early to mid 2018. Having acquired 71 of a total 75 kits in the series (not counting several variations) I have hit a brick wall in acquiring the final four kits to complete this research project. Yes I have used every known source such as Ebay and American & English specialty model kit sellers along with Facebook forum requests to no avail. I am looking for the following Airfix Corporation of America kits: S1-39 Airfix-600 Scale Kit HMS Darling S3-39 Airfix-600 Scale Kit HMS Cossack S3-129 Airfix-600 Scale Kit German Battleship Scharnhorst S1-398 Airfix-600 Scale Kit British Man-O-War The Royal Sovereign. I have attached photos of the above kits. Note I am not after the English Airfix or Airfix Craft Master range. I am not after anything free and I am very happy to pay a high but fair price including postage to acquire these kits. I hope that someone in one of the IPMS American chapters may have these specific kits in their collection and be willing to part with and assist me in completing this project? Thank you for you time and help in advance. God Bless America and Her Allies. Leo Groenendyk.
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    Anybody ever seen one of these?

    Thanks Eric!
  10. I found this Ford demo model in my late father-in-law's storage locker. Anyone ever seen one of these and have any idea of what it would be worth to a collector? It's made of plastic and has a lot of descriptions written on the underside. I think it's a promo model handed out by dealerships as a premium to favored clients, etc. but can't say for sure as I've never seen one of these in the wild. Any help appreciated!
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    Anybody ever seen one of these?

    Thanks for the help, everyone. I'll head over to the MCM forums and post it there. Will let you know what I find out. dt
  12. DennisTennant

    KV-220 Rearmed

    Sweet build, Bryan!
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    GMC 2 1/2 ton truck

    Here's some shots of my most recent project, a GMC 2 1/2 ton truck. Built basically the Tamiya kit OOB with an Aves Apoxie-rolled cabin cover, some 55 gallon drums and a liberal use of static grass and leaves punched from the real thing on an acrylic base covered with more Apoxie.
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    GMC 2 1/2 ton truck

    Thank you, gents!
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    SU-85 Early Production.

    Looking' great!
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    GMC 2 1/2 ton truck

    I ordered them from greenstuffworld.com in Spain. They offer a variety of different leaf punches and other diorama stuff. Delivery wasn't too expensive and it arrived within a week! dt
  17. DennisTennant

    Tamiya 1/35 Cromwell in Polish service

    Very good Cromwell! Clean build. I agree with Bryan that silk thread works great for tie-down rope. You can get a lifetime supply from a craft store for a couple bucks. I have also used unwaxed dental floss colored with a brown Sharpie....
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    Italeri 1/72 Valentine

    You did a nice job on that.
  19. DennisTennant

    IDF M-50 VVSS Early

    It's coming along nicely!
  20. DennisTennant

    Soviet M4A2 Sherman

    Some photos of my latest project, a Soviet Sherman M4A2 tank. 1:72 scale.
  21. DennisTennant

    British Crusader Mk. III tank in 1:48 scale

    This is an out-of-the-box build of the Tamiya 1:48 Crusader kit. I was tempted to finish with a sand terrain base but kinda like the look of it sitting on a glossy black base. No more using brass nameplates, I'm making my own using Photoshop and my local Walgreens! This was a sweet build and I was sorely tempted to ratchet up the detailing a bit but went the OOB route instead. Weathering with Flory clay washes, pigments and oils.
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    SU-85 Early Production.

    This looks like a great kit. I think I'll have to add one to my collection. I can't wait to see how dirty you make it!
  23. DennisTennant

    The Duke's Motor Pool

    Truly an impressive amount of work, Mark. Well done!
  24. DennisTennant

    Egyptian T-34/100

    Can't wait to see more! Great project, Mark.
  25. DennisTennant

    SU-76i with extras.

    Love all the attention to detail, Bryan. Well done!
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