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Crusader to Gazala Campaign
johhar
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:33 AM GMT+7
Gaz, the dusting looks just like many reference pictures so I think you really nailed it.
Peter, if your wife isn't dusting, she's probably waiting for you to step up, just like mine. Same with vacuuming, mopping, etc.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:13 AM GMT+7
John and Mike,
Thank you!
justsendit
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 07:52 AM GMT+7
NICE!!

—mike
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 07:38 AM GMT+7
Gaz..
your Pz III is coming along very Dusty, I like!!

JohnA
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:50 PM GMT+7
Mark, Zon, and Peter...thank you!
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 04:52 PM GMT+7
Gaz. Looks like this crew dusts as well as my wife does - not at all!
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 02:57 PM GMT+7
Awesome job Gaz. Really looks the part.
-zon
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:06 PM GMT+7
Gaz, excellent work with the dusting, she really looks like it has traveled on dusty ground.
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:01 PM GMT+7
Hey Everyone,
Work continues on this panzer. Last night and this morning I applied the dust details. I used a blend of white, yellow, gray, and dark brown chalk with turpentine to apply it to the model.

Then I used various brushes to get the desired look, sometimes using a little more turpentine to remove anything that looked brushed on.

The pics:








My goal was heavy dust on the running gear, less on the horizontal surfaces of the top of turret and chassis, and a streaked, yet thinner application on the vertical areas.

Next up, I'll clear coat the dust to lock it into place as it's very fragile. Then I'll paint the details, then lightly dust the tools and do a general touch up with the dust and any painting. I have the Friuls ready, but am waiting for all of the return rollers to dry.

Happy building!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:42 AM GMT+7
Okay, let's get back on Topic

Welcome aboard Iain. Great to see the variety of choices people are making
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 03:42 PM GMT+7

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John,
When you hit a large one with a shovel, it feels like hitting a rubber eraser.

Gaz



lolx2 I can hear the distinct sound that the shovel makes. Yeah.. I would think Australia has a cane toad problem, still.

At Pet..
You must live where the toads are plentiful.

At Mike..
Literally SMH. Cuz your humor is just on point.

JohnA
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 02:50 PM GMT+7
Hey JohnA, I was joking about the clamp and how it looks like a giant bipod. Lol!

—mike
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 02:33 PM GMT+7

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@ JohnA – The MG belts are a nice touch, indeed. ... Austrailian for “bipod!”

Cheers!🍺
—mike



My fault Mike....

Rommel's Greif and Adler don't have a bipod mounted on the MG. That's why I asked if it was a fake or real MG a few pages back.

John
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 09:14 AM GMT+7
OK... I guess I have to believe. Thankfully here in suburbia the largest ones I've seen are less than half that size.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 07:44 AM GMT+7

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That bottom pic has gotta be photoshopped. If not, that thing would be as heavy as a leg of lamb.

Gaz

BTW...I thought it cool that the toad in the video was 'Gaz'.



FYI Oh doubtful one
Apr 1, 2010 - The biggest cane toad ever found in Australia was 24 cm long and weighed in at a hefty 1.3 kg. That's almost 3lbs. But the worlds largest ever cane toad is reported to have weighed a massive 2.65 kg, that's 5 lbs. 8 oz. It was a huge 38 cm in length, that's around 15 inches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_onANXeIPA

The toad in the pic is closer to the camera so looks bigger that way
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:00 PM GMT+7

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Iain,
Welcome to the Campaign! Excellent choice! Are you going to do a Caunter Scheme?

Gaz



The are two schemes for the 8th hussars included, not sure if they are caunter or not, the box art shows quite a bright looking blue which I won't be using as most info I found suggests that's not correct.



Iain,
I've heard and read that the blue is incorrect, as well. Even with the proper color, I really like the striking looks of the Caunter scheme.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:56 PM GMT+7
That bottom pic has gotta be photoshopped. If not, that thing would be as heavy as a leg of lamb.

Gaz

BTW...I thought it cool that the toad in the video was 'Gaz'.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 08:27 PM GMT+7

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There are lots of people who find cruel ways to kill them, and the golf club is not a rare option.

Gaz



Whack- a-toad, the game all Queenslanders play








And just how different are they?

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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 06:56 PM GMT+7

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Iain,
Welcome to the Campaign! Excellent choice! Are you going to do a Caunter Scheme?

Gaz



The are two schemes for the 8th hussars included, not sure if they are caunter or not, the box art shows quite a bright looking blue which I won't be using as most info I found suggests that's not correct.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 06:51 PM GMT+7
John,
Cane Toads are amazing animals. Unlike the North American toad, they can be quick and mobile. Their posture is quite pugnacious. They look like they would fight you if they could.

They are poisonous to dogs, but not to cats...go figure! Fortunately, none of my rottweilers has ever decided to have a taste.

You can safely pick one up with your hand, but you want to wash it afterwards. I've fished a fair few out of the pool skimmer box. It grosses my wife and daughter out, but it's only a toothless toad.

I gave up trying to kill them. When you hit a large one with a shovel, it feels like hitting a rubber eraser. I've never succeeded in killing one on the first blow... that's why I gave up.

I learned that crows will flip them onto their backs, thereby avoiding the poison glands over their shoulders. Once the crow has flipped them onto their backs, they open up their bellies and eat their fill.

Cane toads kill small native frogs. I don't know what else they do, but to me they are only really a nuisance. I probably carry about 12 a year to the street where they can either meet their fate by car, crow, or hop into either my lawn or a neighbor's lawn.

There are lots of people who find cruel ways to kill them, and the golf club is not a rare option.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 06:39 PM GMT+7
Iain,
Welcome to the Campaign! Excellent choice! Are you going to do a Caunter Scheme?

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 06:36 PM GMT+7
Zsolt,
Your improvements certainly improve the looks!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 01:05 PM GMT+7
At Zsolt..
I really like the extra details you did!! I have the same kit....

At Petbat and Mike..
Thanks Gents!

JohnA
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:56 PM GMT+7
At Gaz and Pet..

YES, it was the cane toads!! "Still a problem", not good Gents! Going to google and see how bad it is. Like I said above, it was a few years back when I watch the documentary.

Petbat..
That video was just awesome!! Lawn morrow sense, priceless! It brought back memories when I was a kid, living near a canal, mowing the back yard and my dog chasing the toads.

JohnA
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:16 AM GMT+7
@ Peter – There’s a color for that: “Toad D Green.” 🐸 Lol!
@ JohnA – The MG belts are a nice touch, indeed. ... Austrailian for “bipod!”
@ Zsolt – I love the extra details. Keep ‘em coming!
@ Iain – Welcome to the campaign.

Cheers!🍺
—mike