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M_Sinclair

1/35 Takom T29E3 "What If"

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Morning everyone!

 

Over the last few days I have managed to get all the fiddly bits on. 

32689301623_d68a098dce_b.jpg20170317-MJS_9854 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

I forgot to take a close up shot of it. But I added a simple handle to the inside of the commanders hatch. Besides the vision block there's zero detail on the inside of the hatch and it looks pretty baron. And unfortunately I have no reference pics of the inside of the hatch to give me any clues. So (inspired by the Abrams) I added a simple strap/handle made of lead foil and finished it off with a couple of tiny resin bolts. It's completely inaccurate but is far more pleasing to my eye now. 

33120113770_bf09b1dbc6_b.jpg20170317-MJS_9855 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

33503707985_49903ee72b_b.jpg20170317-MJS_9856 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

The mufflers/exhaust pipes are just sitting loose at the moment. 

33347252882_d52d1b1f56_b.jpg20170318-MJS_9861 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

Unless I can think of something else to add (possibly wiring the headlights) I think she is ready for primer. 

33347245702_da80139475_b.jpg20170318-MJS_9867 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

Till next time!

33347238192_246c8f356e_b.jpg20170318-MJS_9870 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

-matt

 

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Stunning beast!!!, Already looked very nice with the gray tone ...:popcorn:, cheers mate :D

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Posted (edited)

8 hours ago, FrancisGL said:

Stunning beast!!!, Already looked very nice with the gray tone ...:popcorn:, cheers mate :D

Thanks Francis. I feel I agree with you. Was tempted for a moment to leave her sans paint. So I hope you don't mind as I start adding some colour ;)

 

I don't have any Tamiya olive drab at the moment and the hobby shops are closed Mondays. But I do have Tamiya olive green and khaki drab. So according to my calculations those two combined should yield olive drab! ... Maybe.

 

Close enough!

32713797764_c2f93f4d79_b.jpg20170320-MJS_9884 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

The custom "OD" was sprayed on very lightly. I started at the top. Worked the sides and moved down. The top, flat areas were applied in a random, swirly pattern as I do so very often. A perfectly even coat looks  dull to me. The sides were applied in light vertical streaks.

32742757583_5218294ec7_b.jpg20170320-MJS_9887 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

The very dark black/green primer is allowed to show through as deep shadows. I don't want to cover all of that. I didn't even directly paint the underside of the barrel.

33428421321_f15b6e8ff1_b.jpg20170320-MJS_9891 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

With a layer of "OD" she's looking more like a proper American tank now.

33428416471_cc0fa70238_b.jpg20170320-MJS_9895 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

Till next time.

 

-matt

 

 

 

 

Edited by M_Sinclair
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Only just caught up on this. Great build.

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NIce gun barrel shades (shot 3)...the color seem to me ok, :popcorn:, cheers mate :D

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Impressive build, The damage and the weathering effects in the paintwork look great !

Tempting to build a tank as well.

 

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Looking great Matt. The cast texture is showing up really well under the paint.

 

Andy

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