Builds Long Range Desert Group Chevrolet Truck, 1/35th scale Tamiya kit with Eduard PE set.

the figures of the Other ranks by MB are very good, lifelike poses and character faces.
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the RTR Officer, option A instead of the Arab style head gear.
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second option head, he looks too German, (mainly cos he is) with the better kit head to one side in grey.
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And leather, Dad used on his leather belts etc.
I’m sure I read a Tankie was LRDG. But majority of them were Kiwis and use the grey head with the beard.
FB this morning Sprocket, these are LRDG apparently. I didn’t think they used Jeeps, thought that was an SAS thing.
But I thought the clothing would be handy for you.
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Smeggers

ADC
Moderator
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forging on with the salt technique. second layer of salt. Left to dry outside in the sun, then it'll be ready to airbrush the next sand tone.
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the second salt layer brushed off...
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close up of the front wheel arch to give a better idea of where I am so far.
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Fang_Farrier

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Kit Reviewer
Off thread but on the topic of lost salt.

There's a technique when making resin retained bridges that uses lost salt.
One places fine salt crystals on the plaster model of the tooth. Build the shape that you want over the salt in wax.
Remove wax form, gently wash off salt with cold water.
Invest and cast wax form.
It gives a surface suitable for micromechanical bonding of the resin.

Alternatively you can not bother with the salt, cast it and then blast with an air abrasion unit. (Mini sand blaster!)
 
Brand new pocket digital camera Canon SX620HS, arrived from Amazon today, lets take a look at what it can show us.
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I'm blown away by the image quality and how close it can focus, This figure just has a flesh base coat.
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I better up my figure painting skills if this is the quality of my model pictures from now on, that one would make a great local boy story, press image.
 
even that Thompson could be better, never been able to show 1/35th firearms this close before, I'd better start taking them seriously now.
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nice detailed general view of the truck.
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second stage of face painting, with Sgt Nesbitt Driver of R2. Painting faces before painting clothing details.
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more work on the Thompson
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Chef

LE
and suddenly I'm very nearly at the end, just the following tasks to complete on it.
A, finish assembling, mounting and covering vehicle mounted weapons
B, paint ,weather, secure stowage, this is minimum for the return to base.
C, finish making the sand matts and their cradles on the front wings.
D make a glass case for it.
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and suddenly I'm very nearly at the end, just the following tasks to complete on it.
A, finish assembling, mounting and covering vehicle mounted weapons
B, paint ,weather, secure stowage, this is minimum for the return to base.
C, finish making the sand matts and their cradles on the front wings.
D make a glass case for it.
That is pure excellence.
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