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Tiger Models Panhard VBL plus loads AM
robthepom
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:02 PM UTC
Hello Fellows
I bought this kit from a FB group, its came with so much AM, i have no idea how I'm going to paint this stuff, slowly slowly

1/35 Tiger Models VBL
VBL TTOP conversion set
Def models wheels
Blast ammo boxes
Blast french equipment pack

Good kit so far





panamadan
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Minnesota, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 03:28 PM UTC
Thats a crazy looking set up.
Keep at it.
Dan
bison126
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Correze, France
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 06:35 PM UTC
Nice start. Two remarks if you don't mind : the radio set is green with only the front face black, the ammo boxed are too dark.
I have never seen a model of a VBL with this conversion. I'll follow your build with interest.

Olivier
marcb
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 07:19 PM UTC
That's a nice set up.
Blast and KMT make modern figures as well.

Blast.
https://www.blast-models.eu/fr/

KMT.
http://1-35models.com/
robthepom
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:01 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice start. Two remarks if you don't mind : the radio set is green with only the front face black, the ammo boxed are too dark.
I have never seen a model of a VBL with this conversion. I'll follow your build with interest.

Olivier



Hello Olivier
Thanks for the reply, I,m glad you are watching, please give me as much input as you can, the interior green is not perfect. I painted the radio before I saw references, I,ll change that
http://data3.primeportal.net/apc/jean_thomas_rembert/vbl_3rd/images/vbl_3rd_32_of_98.jpg

I can’t find any reference for this French conversion set, do you have any picture or colour references..?

What colour are the ammo boxes, I followed the instructions Tamiya olive green

Thanks in advance
robthepom
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:56 PM UTC

Quoted Text

That's a nice set up.
Blast and KMT make modern figures as well.

Blast.
https://www.blast-models.eu/fr/

KMT.
http://1-35models.com/



Not sure I,ll go for figures yet, thanks for link
bison126
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Correze, France
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 04:05 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello Olivier
Thanks for the reply, I,m glad you are watching, please give me as much input as you can, the interior green is not perfect. I painted the radio before I saw references, I,ll change that
http://data3.primeportal.net/apc/jean_thomas_rembert/vbl_3rd/images/vbl_3rd_32_of_98.jpg

I can’t find any reference for this French conversion set, do you have any picture or colour references..?

What colour are the ammo boxes, I followed the instructions Tamiya olive green

Thanks in advance



I'm not sure this conversion is already in service with the French army. I think it's just a kind of prototype by Panhard.
Tamiya Olive Green is a bit dark. Add some yellow and it should do the trick.

Olivier
robthepom
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 08:05 PM UTC
insides are done, i raided the spares box for decals




I've still not decided about putting figures in just yet, plenty of time to decide.
flugwuzzi
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Lower Austria, Austria
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 01:57 AM UTC
Interior comes along nicely.
Well done.

Cheers
Walter
robthepom
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 01:51 PM UTC
Thanks Walter, its a small but good kit

The conversion set fits perfectly, parts mounted with Blutack to check where the parts all go




and after many hours of searching i actually found some reference pics of the conversion set

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SwIMtBfE4kk/TgYdvDvnDKI/AAAAAAAAAPI/9KtXRJ6iH7g/s1600/Panhard_VBL_light_wheeled_protected_vehicle_with_WASP_turret_French_Defence_Industry_Paris_Air_Show_2011.jpg

https://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-photo-paris-jun-military-jeep-panhard-vbl-opex-on-th-paris-air-show-on-june-in-paris-79817359.jpg

Time for some paint
bison126
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Correze, France
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 07:14 PM UTC
Very nice build. And you'll have a really original VBL Rob

Olivier
Maki
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ARMORAMA
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 07:47 PM UTC
Wow, very nice. I like the work on the interior and the conversion pieces look superb. I like how it all comes together, seems like a very enjoyable build.

Well done,
Mario
robthepom
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 03:04 PM UTC
Thanks for comments

styrene, resin and PE, i better prime this one




3 colour camo next, i will probably mask the colours my free hand airbrushing might not be up to the job
robthepom
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 11:34 AM UTC
camo is on, very pleased with it, used Tamiya Acrylics and Ammo masking putty, my freehand painting is not good






clear coat and decals next up
MakiWawa
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 06:35 PM UTC
Nice job!
robthepom
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 06:53 PM UTC
VBL is finished, i just need to repaint my figure with french camo using references. I dont know what to do with the base yet, i dont have any static grass or foliage for tropical scape.







robthepom
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
All Finished, i enjoyed this one



Thanks for comments and watching
Maki
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ARMORAMA
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 08:17 PM UTC
I've been enjoying your build very much, Rob. You really did a wonderful job on the conversion.

I'm a bit dissapointed by the weathering and finishing the model. I guess there would be some more dust on the vehicle in the desert seting... Don't get me wrong, I don't like heavy weathering which is a norm nowadays, but some would do well to "connect" the model to the base.

Mario