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Same here cant find anything either, now I know I didnt hallucinate my time in the military (I have photos) and yes I'm in them!

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Yeah I know someone building a Land Raider is about as exciting as watching ice melt but I'll try to make it interesting.

After spray painting the interior gray I proceeded to apply a coat of black primer to the exterior of the hull.

http://i.imgur.com/CCzhHnP.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/GEaYXHB.jpg


I left as many parts as I could removable; I had no idea Land Raiders were so complex. Seems like they're built like a house of cards and the front loading door is a masterpiece of engineering, kudos to that. I'll have to keep that trick in mind for a future scratch project.

http://i.imgur.com/1Y68Vrn.jpg


After the paint dried I began applying the Grey Knights Aluminum Metallic powder.

http://i.imgur.com/oA4LMgu.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/1fN59uS.jpg


So you're telling me Blackadder that after all that we're gray again.....

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Holy shit man, I went away for a couple of years and you are still at it. Your work never ceases to amaze me with its precision. It also inspires. Carry on.

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Holy shit man, I went away for a couple of years and you are still at it. Your work never ceases to amaze me with its precision. It also inspires. Carry on.
Ha! a couple of years that's a good one but I don't work exclusively on the Thunderhawk you know; I have done half a dozen other more interesting projects in the interim as well. :D

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Ha! a couple of years that's a good one but I don't work exclusively on the Thunderhawk you know; I have done half a dozen other more interesting projects in the interim as well. :D
Don't take that to mean you are still working on the thunderhawk, I was referring to your work in general, and the standard and quantity thereof. If there is one fixture of heresy online, it is the standard and quantity of your work.

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Yeah I know someone build a Land Raider is about as exciting as watching ice melt but I'll try to make it interesting.

After spray painting the interior gray I proceeded to apply a coat of black primer to the exterior of the hull.

I left as many parts as I could removable; I had no idea Land Raiders were so complex. Seems like they're built like a house of cards and the front loading door is a masterpiece of engineering, kudos to that. I'll have to keep that trick in mind for a future scratch project.

After the paint dried I began applying the Grey Knights Aluminum Metallic powder.

So you're telling me Blackadder that after all that we're gray again.....
I absolutely loved building the Land Raider Crusader. Still, my favorite model.
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Fifteen Minute Paint Job:

Sidetracked as I've been with the election primaries I've missed working on my Landraider so today I bit the bullet and painted er coloured up the whole tank less the armament which is still in the mail from Australia.

Granted I did have the whole tank primed with flat black but swear to Gawd it took fifteen to twenty minutes to paint er colour up this tank and no drying time. Of course there are pro-painters that can fault this tyro effort but you cannot beat the speed of the result.

So here's a few views you might find interesting:

http://i.imgur.com/o6c0MZU.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/Zf19C0v.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/aavguV7.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/Xe74ERw.jpg


Yeah that's copper powder I put on the track as an experiment. I've had the stuff lying about for years and decided to give it a go.

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What do you use to stop the powder rubbing off? Just matt varnish? The copper looks good, but I'll have to see it better on a larger screen, just my low spec phone available at the moment

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What do you use to stop the powder rubbing off? Just matt varnish? The copper looks good, but I'll have to see it better on a larger screen, just my low spec phone available at the moment
Thanks for the reply. The powder is rubbed into the flat paint by hand or brush and is permanent until you wash it off with soap and water. Handling seems to more firmly ingrain the powder instead of removing it. I've handed the models for hours with no significant removal of the finish. I haven't tried a varnish to fix the powder as yet there hasn't been a need.

Have a second look:

Fifteen Minute Paint Job Part two:

BTW the shadows on the model are in the finish, it isn't the lighting and I still have to brush off the excess metal dust.

http://i.imgur.com/m5M1OnU.jpg


Sorry for the shaky image I haven't mastered the art of the selfie.

http://i.imgur.com/3ua7Z3m.jpg


Or the two handed hover for that matter.....

http://i.imgur.com/dNivmeH.jpg


That's a little better....

http://i.imgur.com/ZUxyP6w.jpg


and blew it again........sorry

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those are excellent results at four times the time.
bet it took longer to take and post the photos.
thanks for the hard work!
looking forward to the weaponization.
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