I'm terribly sorry to leave you all hanging, IF you guys are looking forward to it. Let's get on with the update.
Last time, I stopped at the question if I should paint the tools in metallic colours. Well, I decided for it and I went ahead and painted them in a dark grey-ish metallic.
As you can see from these pictures, I have also painted the turret, chipped and applied the decals.
As you can see from the turret front photo, I applied the barrel in grey. I read ( AND suggested ) that late war German tanks were applied in some kind of heat resistant lacquer which is a grey ( or dark grey ) colour. Having no idea what shade of grey exactly it is, I just went ahead a spray a grey I saw in front of me.
The turret was suggested by my sister. Like the Chinese, we Burmese believe in numbers as well. I was going to pick a number ( I forgot which exactly ) that has some kind of connection with death and she said no and suggested me to pick '' 3 7 9 '' and I went with it.
I have also finished painting the crew figures. Due to the bad lighting, I took two pictures ( with and without flash ) for each figure -
Here is the commander -
I made him a loader as I will be putting him next to the loader hatch -
This is the gunner -
I don't know what he would be -
And I don't what is he either but he's a grumpy guy, that's no doubt LOL -
and remember I bought a box of Great Wall hobby IR device? Here is how it look out of the box -
The box provided two options on how to put on the IR device AND provide enough parts to make two as well. I build two out of the box and scavenged the commander's IR device of the Trumpeter E-100 for the third one. Here they are -
Here's the Driver IR device -
This is the Gunner's device -
And this is the Commander's -
I still need to build a little hub for the wire and video feed ( if any ) to go into. I will do it later. I'm tired for now.
I also rusted up the exhaust -
And here is how it looks minus the crew -
Oh yeah, I also put on spilled fuel and oil stains on the wheels, the engine deck and other moving parts like the hatch. I forgot to take pictures of that. I will just show them on the finished product.
Well, that's it for now. I have bought Panzer Divisions decals and waiting for it before I finish this. I'm planning to put on the markings of the famous division my favourite general commended - The Ghost Division. Wish me luck with my research.