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The Duke's Workbench Updated Again Dec. 30, '09

Mark Deliduka

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Well, I had the house to myself so I decided to try and make a bit more progress. I'm hoping to finish more than a few of these in-progress builds before the New Year. One thing I was not looking forward to was putting the tracks on the BMP 1 and the two T-34 conversions. So that is what I did.


Here they are with the tracks on and the start of a basecoat on each one.


Egyptian T-34:






Syrian T-34:






And finally, the BMP I that I've decided to make Iraqi, since I already have one of these in my Russian Army:







Yes, the paint looks glossy. I don't know why. It is Testor's Sand Beige and for some reason it always comes out glossy. Oh well, I'll be flattening these out anyway.


Next I got some more done on the little Russian gun truck. The windows are in, the cab is built, and I painted the whole thing with an olive drab basecoat:







I liked the color so much, I re-painted the GMC truck with it:






Finally, I got some more progress done on my blacksmith shop:






The roof was still wet when I took this pic.



Well, that's my Christmas Eve progress so far. Hopefully some of these will be finished by the New Year.


Thanks all for looking, comments are welcome.

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Here's my progress on my last models for 2009. I might even get at least one of these done before the end of the year.


I'll start with my Br-52. This model is all assembled and fully painted. I have coated it with a clearcoat and washed it:






Now all it needs are decals and a dullcoat, but........









I lost the decals.


So much for finishing this one this year.




I may just dullcoat it and weather it and call it done anyway. Trumpeter has not answered my order for replacement decals so unless I find them again, I'll never be able to decal it anyway.


Moving right along. then.....



I did alot more work on my Blacksmith shop. The forge is painted and ready to go in:




These next pics are of the building itself after I'd done a dark brown wash on it. The roof parts are not cemented down, nor is the forge cemented in place yet:








I might even got this building done today.



Aside from these, I have two more trucks to finish. They are at the weathering stage now so I didn't take any pics since the next ones I'll be taking will be finished pics.


Speaking of finished pics, feel free to check out my other five models I finished yesterday. Four armor and one submarine. They are in their respective Forums.


Thanks all for looking and comments are welcome.

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