Bowcat's Tamiya 1/35 Chieftain Mk 5

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1/35 armour is something I haven't tried since I was twelve, I have Trumpeter's plough fitted Challenger in the loft so should give it a go some time. I have a plan for my builds this year so it won't be any time soon.
 

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Bob can I ask how you paint your figures do you acrylic or oil.?
And I hope my eyes are deceiving me but are those tankies berets green or black
 

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Acrylics, although I will probably go over with an enamel wash tomorrow to pick out some of the uniform details.

The berets are dark green, although the headphones are black. The instructions called for black uniforms but I preferred the green.
 

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If your struggling with painting eyes check out international scale modellers face painting tutoriol on YouTube.
The green overalls are fine but a tankie wearing a green beret arghhh ! ;)

Standing by for friendly fire LOL
 

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I realised that when I was painting them, by that stage I couldn't be bothered. Lesson learned for next time.
Been there mate! And even after I thought I'd scraped & sanded them all off.
 

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If your struggling with painting eyes check out international scale modellers face painting tutoriol on YouTube.
The green overalls are fine but a tankie wearing a green beret arghhh ! ;)

Standing by for friendly fire LOL
Ahh, bit of a faux pax huh? OK, I could be persuaded to paint them NATO black. :smiling3:
 

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Another great build that could tempt me to the dark side.
I do like the mk1a cardboard box spray booth. I used to have one myself, a great bit of kit.
 

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Thats better Bob :smiling3:
The weathering is good mate
 

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Cheers. I went a bit heavier on the weathering than the Challenger, really just practicing new techniques, but I'm happy with it. I particularly like the effects of the streaking grime and the mud.
 

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That looking the business Bob, nice weathering.
 
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