Weekend of Scott April 2014

Hi All,

Here are some general pics from our last Weekend of Scott in April 2014.  Scott painted 3 vehicles in all (A German 88mm flak gun, a German Greif and a Russian Jeep).  He brought back a US armored winter jeep, a German kettenkrad (tracked motorcycle) with trailer, a German motorcycle with sidecar, a German Kubelwagen and a US 37mm anti tank gun.


The lineup with (from left) Aaron, Jeff, Scott, Tom and Alex


Foreground: Russian lend-lease jeep, German Kubelwagen, and US armored jeep with winter camo.

Background: German motorcycle with sidecar, Us 37mm anti-tank gun, German 88mm flak gun and German halftrack command car Greif.












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German Greif

These are pics of Alex’s Greif German Half Track Command Car.  The infamous General Rommel of the German Afrika Corps used this as his command car during the campaign in North Africa. This was painted during our April Weekend of Scott.





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German 88 Final Pics

Hi All,

Here are some of the final pictures of the German 88 as painted by Scott Carter of Faded Armour.




Here are some pics with a gun crew added.  Javier of www.war-toys.com is very excited.




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88mm German Flak Gun Project Update

Hi All,

The Weekend of Scott is here and my 88mm German Flak gun has been given the royal treatment.  Here are some in process pictures.  Glamour shots to come soon on the main site.

Scott paints this in phases.  He starts off with studying the project.


Scott studying


First off, the camo pattern is added.

Scott Carter applying camo pattern

Barrel installed with rings on the barrel to denote gun hits (scores).  White for aircraft and black for armor.

88mm German Flak barrell with rings

After camo application, fading begins.

Scott Carter begins fading the paint job


Scott arter fading the 88mm German Flak Gun

Additional fading with brown highlights.

Applying brown to the 88mm German Flak Gun

The ending touches include chipping with an artist pen to simulate paint chipping an underlying rusting.

Final touches applied by chipping with an artist's pen


Final pics to come here and on the main site.

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German Flak 88mm Project

Greetings. Here are some pics of my 88mm tear down and rebuild.  The original model was sold by Merit Intl and is all metal and super heavy.  The original factory pics show a very glossy paint scheme. This paint was applied without adequate primer, so it needed to be removed and reapplied.

Caltek 3

In the process of removing the paint, I found that all of the detail pieces were glued on with a glue that easily came off in paint removal.  Thus, a rebuild was required.


Tear Down

Using JB Weld was the key and using micro machine brass bolts added the right detail without any gluing.  Just drill a pilot hole and tap them into place for a snug fit.I also tried to “pin” some pieces rather than glue them to add additional structural integrity.

Reassembly 4

After reassembly, the pieces were all properly painted with primer and then coated with basic Krylon tan camo.  This spray paint is ideal.  It dries fast, dries flat and provides a nice base to add the final base coat.

Primer 1

The final base coat uses Tamiya brand Dark Yellow in little spray can bottles.  This paint is meant for smaller scale plastic models but it is perfect for 1/6 plastic and metal vehicles.  With the tan primer base coat, this stuff applies very nice without having to buy too many small bottles (especially since they are $6-$7 each).  I used 4 little bottles to paint all the nooks and crannies on this beast.

Base Coat 1

Now on to the final weathered paint job courtesy of Scott Carter of Faded Armour who is visiting us in the desert Mar 21-23.  Next post after that!

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