Pz.Kpfw III Ausf. L - 10 Pz.Div. - Tunisia 1943 - Tamiya 1:35

Hi all,
I started to build this “old” Tamiya kit:


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as usual a quick look inside the box:


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To better detail the kit I’ll try to use this aftermarket PE: Part P35-127 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.L


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and I would like to use this friulmodel track:

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A very nice project :slight_smile:

I remember when that ‘old’ kit was state of the art! Guess that ages me :slight_smile:
I have that kit with a load of AF accessories in my stash. Looking forward to watching your build progress and spark inspiration in me to pull it out and build it.
Following…
Cheers,
C.

First steps … lower hull


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Looking forward to following the build. Appears off to a nice start!

I’m detailing the top of the hull…


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Detailing Top hull … terminated


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Turret assembled


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Cupola detailed…


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Rear hull modified …


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Nice work. I was not familiar with that photo-etched set before, but it looks nice.

Hi all,
I made this tool, based on instruction published by producer, to make faster the Friulmodel Tracks assembling phase … what do you think about it?
Any tip, as usual, is welcome … :smiley:


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Cutting area:


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Assembling area:


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I painted the model with a layer of Black Primer …


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After allowing the base color to dry, (and after dusting the light box … :grin: ) )
I gave the model a thin layer of paint, this time usinf Tamiya XF-60 - Dark Yellow …


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Meanwhile I assembled the Friulmodel Track


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Weathering … Metallic layer


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… Dark washing …


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Looking really good :+1:

… Desert Sand layer …


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Hi mates,

I think it is almost completed …

As usual any tip to improve the model is welcome …


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Very nice finish. Good photos quality too.

Excellent paint job and weathering not to extreme! and the presentation is
well done too.
Really like it!
Cheers,

Looks great, Well built, kit. Nice paint job and weathering. Love the fountain too.
A couple of suggestions (not criticisms) : Add a figure or two. And those ‘Jerry cans’ need some weathering - those things were always very beat up.

Thanks for the suggestions Ralph …

I’m planning to place two figures, below the preview …

Any suggestion to improve the vignette is welcome :grinning:


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