Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

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Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

Postby Duke Maddog » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:45 am

Hey everyone! Happy New Year and welcome to the new Grand Opening of Maddog Manufacturing for 2021. Most of which I'm going to show right off is work I did just before heading out on vacation back in December. Since it didn't get posted then, I'll be showing it here.


So, all aboard the tram and remember to keep hands and feet inside at all times. Enjoy the tour!


To start with, these are my most active projects currently going on right now:


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A lot of the work you see here has already been chronicled, but just before I left, I did some airbrushing of base coats.


First I'll show you the work I did on the C-54.


I worked on sanding and shaping the cockpit canopy to get it ready for paint:


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I think it's ready, but I'll have to prime it first to be sure.


Then I built all the engines and dry-fit them to the wing nacelles to see how they look:


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They look great in place, but I had a sneaky suspicion about something so I slipped a cowl on one of them to see how well it fit. It didn't:


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That is way too far from the nacelle so the engines are gonna take a little finagling before they get painted and closed in behind the cowls.




Moving on, here are the pics of that base coating work on my armor and the 1929 Coke Delivery Van...


First off, I had the Olive Drab out so I shot the OD basecoat on these models:


M-5 Stuart:


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M-551 Sheridan:


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M-113 APC with Turret:


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Next I pulled out the Dark Green and shot it over these:


Russian BTR-70 Early:


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Russian BTR-70 Late:


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...and my Russian 2S19 Artillery Vehicle that I'd assembled in 15 minutes some time before:


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Later I pulled out the Green Drab and base coated the M-51 Isherman:


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After that dried, I shot a coat of Israeli Armor Sand over this, trying hard to do it light enough for the Green Drab to show through in places:


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I then changed things up and loaded some red in the brush and shot my 1929 Coke Delivery Van. It was still wet in this pic:


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Personally I'm not that thrilled with that red, I feel it's too light. I want a darker red on this so I'll be looking for another color to shoot on this.


After that, I shot the dark tan over the D-9 Dozer:


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I'll be doing a dark brown wash over that to make it pop and then after paint the interior, I'll add the windows to this. Then after I weather it, I think it will be done as I don't remember any markings for it.


The day before I left, I shot gloss coats over all the above vehicles to prepare them for decals when I came home.


Finally when I got home, I decided to tackle the BTR-3K that has the digital camouflage decals included. Alexey had a nice sheet of digital patterns but I feel there could have been more as I didn't have enough for the upper deck in back. Maybe it doesn't need it up there, but I added what I had left after applying them to the sides, front and rear. There was no diagram in the instructions showing where and how to apply them so I winged it. I think it looks pretty good, despite my poor application:


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And no, I won't paint the remainder on the top. I don't want to deal with masking with multiple strips of tape over multiple layers, even on that small area. It's just going to be dullcoated and weathered after adding any other markings that might go on this. I also decided that after dealing with these, I was going to wait for another day to decal the rest.


Okay. that's what I have to show for the start of 2021. Hopefully I can maintain this momentum throughout the year.


Thank you for joining the Grand Opening Tour! I appreciate all comments.
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Re: Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

Postby speedgraflex » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:54 am

Incredible tour, Duke! I want to go through everything you posted and described again! Fabulous ending-beginning to a new model building year! Huzzah!
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Re: Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

Postby Floki » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:02 am

Really excited about the BTRs! The red on the coke can looks bright orange on my phone
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Re: Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

Postby LyleW » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:33 am

I was chuckling when I saw the first picture with the aircraft...all “in scale” all quite large.

Very nice collection! You have been a busy lad.
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Re: Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

Postby Duke Maddog » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:39 pm

Wow, thanks guys for all the fantastic comments and compliments!

Bruce, I'm glad you liked the tour. Feel free to read this as often as you like!

Clint, thanks! The BTR's should be completed rather quickly now that I have the digi camo on the one. And you're right, the red is a bit too orange for my taste as well. That is why I want to repaint it

Lyle, I agree! Seeing all thew aircraft and armor in scale like that is quite the sight. Thanks man! I hope I can continue to be busy!
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Re: Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

Postby Stikpusher » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:40 pm

And the Duke keeps marching along! Always a treat to watch your production line Mark.
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Re: Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

Postby BlackSheep214 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:09 pm

Wow... you’ve been busy. :shoutout: :shoutout: :shoutout:
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Re: Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

Postby Medicman71 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:51 am

Excellent!! :shoutout: :shoutout:
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Re: Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

Postby Duke Maddog » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:25 pm

Thanks guys! I hope I can keep marching along at this rate.
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Re: Maddog Manufacturing Open in 2021

Postby Dragline » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:51 pm

We have been busy haven't we?


It all looks great.Now you can finish them at your leisure.
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