Okay, here's my latest update, mostly on work I managed to get done at Hobby Day this past weekend.
I'll start by posting the pic that was wrong in the previous post. Here is what the truck bed and chassis look like dry-fit together:
Anyway, moving on from there, I pulled out my Dark Green and started to shoot just about everything that needs it. After it dried, I neglected to shoot pics; instead I went straight to a lighter green and started to modulate the green on all the single color vehicles.
Before I get to that, I'll start with the aircraft I was working on. As I looked over the Israeli Sufa, I noticed a few more gaps and seams that needed filling. Out came the Vallejo acrylic putty and into the seams it went. You may not be able to see the newest seams I filled but now they are all done:
Now I think this is ready for paint. I'll have to mask off the canopy first and then shoot it with a primer to actually see what might still need to be filled.
Moving on, I started the AH-1 given to me by my friend on another Forum. First was the cockpit:
Later I did the engine and transmission cover since closing up the main fuselage requires weight in the nose to keep this bird on it's skids. I didn't have any at the time so I just went ahead with the engine and tranny cover:
Moving on to my armor; I decided to start a couple new projects. One was the IBG Hungarian Toldi II tank that has been sitting for awhile. I started by assembling the lower hull and the wheels. I didn't shoot a pic of the wheels, but here is the hull:
Then because I didn't want to deal with the suspension, I went forward in the instructions and assembled the turret:
My next started project was another IBG model; this time it is the Diamond T wrecker that I've waited so long to get. First was the chassis which was surprisingly easy to do given that there was so much assembly required:
Next was the lovely, well-detailed engine that will unfortunately be covered up. But it looks great before it gets hidden:
Finally, I started the cab; but I only did the front part of it since I still need to detail paint inside the cab before I close it all up:
Now I can show all the painting I did on all this armor. I'll start with the Wrecker cab since I just posted the previous assembly. Here it is painted and semi-poorly modulated:
Next I modulated the Russian BREM vehicle. It didn't turn out anything like I was hoping. I seem to be finding it difficult to adjust my air pressure properly. Oh well, at least I had a lot of practice today, starting with this:
Subsequent washes and weathering will probably blend that in better. One can only hope.
I then shot the cab and front fender of the first Russian tractor:
Followed by the cab, fender and tractor bed of the second tractor:
I then basecoated and modulated the SA-6 Gainful:
Finally, I decided I needed to finish up another short run kit that I'd had sitting for awhile. The Soviet SG-122 got the second run of tracks on the other side, as well as the side armor protecting the gun. I also added some more filler to several seams that I found again:
Man that model is crude!
Next I assembled the gun. The front plate broke as I was pressing it into place, so I tried to get it sanded as smooth as possible after fixing it again. There was a lot of other areas that needed sanding as well. I then drilled out the gun barrel too, although it is not easily seen in this pic:
Here is the whole thing all assembled and ready for paint so far:
And finally, I basecoated this and modulated the green on this as well:
I find it amusing that the best modulation was done on the crappiest kit! Oh well, story of my life....
Last but not least, I also shot a base coat of dark brown on the IBG Japanese Chi Nu tank. I'm probably going backwards putting the darkest color first, but I started with it. These are the Mr. Color paints specifically for Japanese armor by the way. It's kind of hard to tell in this pic, but this is painted I assure you:
And that covers everything I got done on Hobby Day weekend and the rest of this week. Thanks all for looking in, comments are welcome.