Ram II

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About Patrick Bernier (PatB)


Hi Patrick Very nice work. Excellent conversion. Is that camo netting an AM product? Or did you make it yourself? Thanks for publishng, Bill. Rudi
AUG 22, 2007 - 05:39 PM
Great job on that one. Especially the camo netting turned out very well. Thanks for sharing
AUG 22, 2007 - 06:29 PM
Thanks a lot for your kind words. It was a project I had in mind for years ! For the camo netting, I've used a net from custom dioramics soaked in white glue. I applied it on the tank and let it dry. Once dry, I added the hessian stripes from Tamiya masking tape. Quite easy but time consuming Happy modelling, Pat
AUG 23, 2007 - 10:23 AM
That certainly is a very nicely built and finished model.
AUG 23, 2007 - 08:29 PM
Fantastic model. Great work all round on the tank, figures and stowage. I really like it.
AUG 23, 2007 - 08:35 PM
Great subject and build. One observation though, in reality it's a Ram OP Tank. Ram OP tanks were used as forward observation posts by Field Artillery Regiments equipped with the similarly based Sexton SP's and by Armoured Division FAR's and Armoured Brigade HQ's. The 6pdr cannon barrel was actually a dummy made from a section of pipe and a cable reel for laying down communication wire was installed on the rear deck. The communication cable reel is a dead giveaway for identifying this vehicle. The removal of the 6pdr permitted the installation of a map desk and additional radios and interphones in the turret. The Ram OP tank's similarity to the Sherman permitted it move about the battlefield without drawing any additional attention from enemy gunners. A much ignored subject and it's Canadian, Yaaaaaaaay Well done Patrick, merci bien. Cheers jjumbo
AUG 23, 2007 - 09:08 PM
Pat-- great job on a often missed historical vehicle. Can you describe the type paint applied - - base, weathering and highlighting? thanks DJ
AUG 23, 2007 - 11:38 PM
Hi Pat, Great looking build you have there and a nice unusual subject. Thanks for sharing great work all around. Cheers Al
AUG 24, 2007 - 04:31 AM
Thanks all very much for your kind comments. As John mentionned, this should be called Ram mk. II OP. I also saw pictures of the OP version on a Ram mk.1 chassis. As for the paint job, I used Tamiya XF-65 Field grey for the basecoat. The weathering was done with a couple of filters and wash of raw umber (oil). I also did a very light drybrush of khaki. I concluded with some artists' paint pigments fixed with taltine (free odour turpentine). Thanks again. Very appreciated. Pat
AUG 24, 2007 - 04:11 PM