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snapper_city last won the day on November 24 2017

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About snapper_city

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  • Birthday 14/08/1981

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    Modelling, Mountain biking, Climbing.

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  1. snapper_city

    AFV Club 1/35 M113A1

    I made up some thinned enamel last night from a 20+ year old pot of Humbrol and gave it a test. It by far the best results so far but I'm still not 100% happy. If I can't crack this I think I'll just leave off the scratches and move on with the weathering. Hopefully I'll get time to post pictures of my results later for you all to see and give your feedback on.
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    AFV Club 1/35 M113A1

    Nearly all the Vietnam minigun fitted M113's have seen had what looks like a 40mm ammo can or two on the roof to the right side of the cupola. This is the look I will be going for. I have also seen one picture of the minigun mounted on the back right ACAV position where I have mounted the .50 cal. Minigun on the back
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    AFV Club 1/35 M113A1

    I have used pencils before for scratches but I'm looking for the scratches to be a slightly lighter green then the base colour. These will just be scratches through the top layer of paint. Not down to the metal. Unless I can find a lighter green art pencil. There's an idea. I'll do some research. Cheers Dan.
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    AFV Club 1/35 M113A1

    Thanks Richard. Yes they seam to be paint surface scratches. It doesn't go through to the metal very often. I have been experimenting with techniques but still not happy so far. Sponge technique dragging down the side doesn't look right. I have tried this technique using Scotchbrite also but still not what I'm looking for. Another technique is placing a bit of Tamiya tape down and thinly painting a line against it. I'm struggling to get them thin enough though. This is not bad for the odd heavy scratch but not the numerous light scratching I'm after. My next technique to try is get a clear coat down and try knock up a batch of enamel colour thinned like some of the Ammo type streaking grim. I'm taking pictures as I go so my next picture update will highlight all these techniques.
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    AFV Club 1/35 M113A1

    Thanks. I'm trying to decide if I should do scratches down the sides or just do scratches through the mud weathering.
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    AFV Club 1/35 M113A1

    Unfortunately struggling for time to work on this the last few weeks. Hopefully things will improve soon. Looking forward to getting back to the beach.
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    Takom IDF Tiran 4

    This is looking good.
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    Transport/cargo group build?

    I'll have some of that heavy lift hotness.
  9. Great job on this.
  10. snapper_city

    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    Strapped in for the ride.
  11. snapper_city

    AFV Club 1/35 M113A1

    Hi guys Here is where things are up to. Not a lot of bench time lately so not much more to show. The chipping is finished and I am detail painting parts ready for a clear coat. IMAG4947 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG4948 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG4951 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG4952 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG4953 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG5071 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Until next time.
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    AFV Club 1/35 M113A1

    Hi guys Sorry for the lack of updates. I only get evenings to model which I'm doing almost daily and it's either model or update the forum. Things have been moving on quite well but it's going to be tight for a finish by the end of the month. The front finished. IMAG4895 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The back all ready to go. Good old Tamiya tape cut on the Infini cutting mat with added PE buckles. IMAG4899 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG4900 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Next it was time to clear the bench ready for primer. I haven't had this much real estate since the beginning of the build. IMAG4911 by Mark Inman, on Flickr All masked up ready to go. IMAG4912 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Tamiya XF-1 Black as a primer base. IMAG4919 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG4920 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Firstly I tried Vallejo Model Color 889 USA Olive Drab but instantly decided it looked wrong and too brown. Kind of glad as Model Color is a bar steward to spray well. IMAG4925 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Next up Vallejo Model Air 013 Yellow Olive. I'm a lot happier with this colour. IMAG4927 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Chipping has begun. IMAG4931 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Finally the tools of the trade have been painted. They still need a wash but they are looking the part. IMAG4932 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Until next time...
  13. snapper_city

    AFV Club 1/35 M113A1

    Great job. I'll look into this.
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    Me three love the M113. This reminds me of the ADATS conversion from Legend. Watching with interest.
  15. snapper_city

    Boeing B-52D Stratofortress - 1/48 Sanger

    Lol definitely. I guess building a big vacform Buff is preferable to chasing little green men or following the voices in your head to unscrupulous ends. I've just caught up with Tom's build as well. Not been on the site much lately so only just seen the threads. Superb stuff.