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PostSubject: The German/Russian Light Artillery Half-SlackTrack Project   Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:14 pm

Heh everyone, It's that time of the season where I get busy with a project I've had on the back-burner.

Any advice on a good basic airbrush system anyone? Need some help on what to buy?!


It starts with the Cherilea Half-Track... and ends with a groovy SlackElastic custom diorama.
I won't give the gave away on the end-product-diorama just yet... but let's just say it's going to have three deadly far-out personnel!  affraid  affraid

So phase one... cut the top inner panel out of the half-track... drop it down as a seat... cut out the side windows... and add the fish tank filter covers I got from the dump a year ago because I thought they'd come in useful for something! Only decision now is whether to cut the top panel in half and make it flip out or keep it as a seat and make the top section from scratch... and then paint job and customisation with accessories..

It cut very easy with a decent knife blade... had to go slow and steady after a light guide scratch.. side windows were a little fiddly but work great.. i'll need to eye-slit the front windows in a similar way so my driver can see and I've decided I'm going to buy an airbrush system and teach myself how to do that too...










I'll keep you all posted, but it might not be a quick one... but sometimes I hammer it all weekend if I get in the zone  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil

It will have a 3 man team, driver and two rear personnel. Will be either summer camouflage or winter white...but I think summer..and it might even end up as a Russian/German mixed-camo vehicle.... so that my Red Army can finally get a pharken vehicle... those poor reds have had to walk walk everywhere on the VAM Front since the 70s haven't they eh? Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes

Hope to see you all on April 10th!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Laters, Slacktrackers

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PostSubject: Re: The German/Russian Light Artillery Half-SlackTrack Project   Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:07 pm

Interesting project,

Don't know why cherilea didn't release this half track with an open back.
It opens up more play potential and could double up as a storage container for all those fiddily bits and pieces.

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PostSubject: Re: The German/Russian Light Artillery Half-SlackTrack Project   Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:32 pm

actiongary wrote:
Interesting project,

Don't know why cherilea didn't release this half track with an open back.
It opens up more play potential and could double up as a storage container for all those fiddily bits and pieces.

I agree... could have had a slot in lid too! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: The German/Russian Light Artillery Half-SlackTrack Project   Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:05 pm

looks fantastic now the vam can actually sit in it and drive it , like the look of the gun tractor concept ! Slacktastic indeed!
maybe raise the height in back with a cover on a frame ,a little bit like this ?
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ww2+soviet+gun+tractor&view=detailv2&&id=03C093452616B1ED51BBBC33853C2A4F920F919C&selectedIndex=8&ccid=VTXuwyFM&simid=608028681266005316&thid=OIP.M5535eec3214c172c7f3b9bec1024af25o0

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PostSubject: Re: The German/Russian Light Artillery Half-SlackTrack Project   Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:12 pm

Wow slack! looking great so far mate! Be interesting to see where and what it will look like at the end cheers

In my personal experience with Cherilea vehicles is the weird plastic compound they use. For some reason it is hard to find a glue that will hold over time?, and they do not take well to paint? I used a plastic primer before spraying one a few years back, and over time the paint flaked off Sad
I now wonder whether using a base coat of some kind would have helped before adding primer? I would suggest asking advice from Reddragon or brownboots, as they had similar problems with a bicycle bash they both did recently with great results cheers .
For my last few customs, I have favoured games workshops primer, as it makes a great basecoat and lasts over time. As for a spray unit?, I am sure there must be a system out there, and maybe one of the guys here could provide some useful help. I always use car paint over the G/W primer. I hope my advice can help my friend cheers .

BTW, awesome to see you posting again Very Happy , you have been missed.

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PostSubject: Re: The German/Russian Light Artillery Half-SlackTrack Project   Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:56 am

Lookin good so far! Very Happy
Can't wait to see it done! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The German/Russian Light Artillery Half-SlackTrack Project   Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:09 am

verynice and good job!
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PostSubject: Re: The German/Russian Light Artillery Half-SlackTrack Project   Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:30 am

Very nice Jason, looking forward to seeing more of your excellent work....

with the plastic body of the vehicles i usually sand the body over with a fine wet and dry paper then primer it before doing the fine paint job..


looking for to seeing you again on the 10th April..Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The German/Russian Light Artillery Half-SlackTrack Project   Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:32 pm

Captian action wrote:
looks fantastic now the vam can actually sit in it and drive it , like the look of the gun tractor concept ! Slacktastic indeed!
maybe raise the height in back with a cover on a frame ,a little bit like this ?
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ww2+soviet+gun+tractor&view=detailv2&&id=03C093452616B1ED51BBBC33853C2A4F920F919C&selectedIndex=8&ccid=VTXuwyFM&simid=608028681266005316&thid=OIP.M5535eec3214c172c7f3b9bec1024af25o0

That's a great idea... especially with the canvas rolled up on that frame... I'll take that idea and run with it... cheers chap!! Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: The German/Russian Light Artillery Half-SlackTrack Project   Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:37 pm

Cheers for tips chaps... I'll definitely sand and primer for sure... it is quite an oily plastic it seems... but a good clean should do it... I'll keep you posted affraid

See you at on 10th Howler!!

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