Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday afternoon

I'm just beginning to see, now I'm on my way
It doesn't matter to me, chasing the clouds away.

Who was that, the Moody Blues? Anyway, it seemed fitting and frankly I couldn't come up with anything else off the top of my head.

So, work continues on the AFV Club M3A3. I've done some more pigment work and built up another layer or two back and forth between washes and pigments to create some depth but I still have work to do in that area as a whole. I just though it was different enough from the last set of pictures to post this update. I made some stowage and mounted it but it appears I need to tighten the rope a bit, which is odd because it was taught when I last saw it. Perhaps as I kept painting the tarp and net, they became softer as they absorbed the paint and squished a bit more. *note to self: wait until all is painted before attaching rope in the future.

I just added the tracks before taking the pictures, they have yet to see any paint or weathering so ignore their cleanliness, I just wanted to get them attached before getting too far ahead with the running gear. I used the kit tracks because I was not in the mood for individual links on this build. The plan was to avoid the aggravation on something that will be mostly hidden by filth but murphy's law poked it's head in. Since I use straight M.E.K. for my glue, it attacked the vinyl tracks like a rabid pit bull with it's balls in a vice and I had some major scrambling to do at one point to save them, which I believe I did but time will tell.

Anyway, enough chatter. Check out the pictures if you'd like, as alwasy, clicking on them makes 'em friggin' huge! lol.




  1. Velly velly good, sahib!

    Could I ask that for future builds you lower your standards and quality so that I can actually give some decent criticism?


  2. LOL!

    I'll do what I can Rudi.

    Thanks a bunch.


  3. Ken your builds are awesome. I notice you have some video and I love the stowage videos. I am going to try some on my next build, but would love to see some step by step video of your weathering as I find it top notch.


  4. Hi Das,

    thanks for the comments. I will be posting many more step by step videos in time, pigments, oil paints etc. I've been working on them just haven't finished them all yet.

    Thanks for stopping by.


  5. Ken,

    I like what I see, it's looking superb !

  6. Thanks you sir!

    Results to the contest are going to be posted later today brother, are you ready?


  7. Very nice Ken. Very nice indeed. Feel free to copy/paste this into a topic on SMA. The folks would love to see more of your work.

  8. Incredibly impressive builds. Your attention to detail is inspirational.

  9. Thanks so much for the comments and encouragement gentlemen, I really appreciate you stopping by.