- Aug 23, 2016
- First Name
wow Bob,looking great,do real,like the tracks,real glad that you do like the,circle template,
its a great help,and ,with me ,just a small touch hear and there,is need,save so much time,painting the wheel,s,
very good going,cannot wait to see some color on her,:D
Smooth paintwork Bob
Looking very good so far!
Very nice work Bob
Great start Bob, a lot of detail with those mine rollers......have fun:oops:............Jim
Looking good Bob
Very nice, but what's the trick with the circle template?
Alot of work done. Here is the next update. The tank is NOT painted using Tamiyas JGSDF colours as they are acrylic and are not available in the Tamiya enamel range. I dont like to airbrush acrylics. The colours were eyeballed and I came up with the closest match I thought possible.
Preshaded the tank with Humbrol 85 Coal Black and forgot to take a photo. I then painted the basecoat with Humbrol 110. Happy with the result.
Also started work on the mine roller
Then using something new which I learned of thanks to Barry which he uses on most of his recent 1/32 aircraft builds - Clever Putty, I masked off the base to begin painting the camo pattern
Second color painied using Humbrol 30
Masked the turret next
Now to create the blue tinted glass ( I assumed it was blue as I couldnt find any reference photos, although the picture on the side of the box has some of the glass blue). I used Tamiya enamel Clear blue and mixed it with Micro Krystal Klear and using a toothpick layered it into the glass holes.
The glass on the turret hatch is supposed to be clear, so that was done using just Micro Krystal Klear, all other glass holes were tinted blue. It is still drying in the photos below. I also attached the rubbers covering the front and the turret.
Camo pattern touched up
Detailed of the small parts was then done, I broke off the antennas, as Im going to use metal wire for those instead.
I used Vallejo Washes light grey on some of the wheels and Black wash on the grills on the turret.
I highlighted the panels and lines on the tank using a Copic Multiliner Black Pens, using the 0.03mm and 0.05mm ones. Here it is mostly weathered with panel lines highlighted.
The tank is now complete - I will not weather it further - except for the wheels. I will finish the tools, some spare extras to put in the basket and then I will do the decals and seal it all in. The mine roller will probably be done last.
Once again I would like to say I chose not to use the Tamiya JGSDF colours as they are acrylic. The colours above were eyeballed to the closest possible colours and also to give more of a contrast too. Personal preference.
I hope you all liked the update. All comments welcome.