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Tommygunn1972

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About Tommygunn1972

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    Moddeling, Star wars, photography.

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  1. Decal time Sorry it's been a while, I wanted to add some stowage later and some spare tank tracks to the turret which I was surprised were not included. So I ordered a workable track set from Amazon so I could butcher the kit tracks but they came and were missing parts so I couldn't build them. I am now waiting for their replacement. Which has been a while. In the meantime I clear coated with Gauzy intermediate and added the decals. So this model now depicts a vehicle from the 1st tank battalion at C-Coy 1969. The decals were from Star decals and went on pretty good with micro-sol. It was then that I think I made an error due to my lack of armour experience. I clear coated the the decals to seal them then read it is best to Matt coat them for the weathering stage. Can anybody explain. I'm a little unsure where to go next with the weathering stage, I have oil paints, pigments and chalks. Just not sure of the best way to use them or the stages to go through. As always any advice will be appreciated
  2. Looking good so far. I'm looking forward to following this build, would love to give a decent falcon kit a go. I have a half finished amt kit on the shelf of doom, the detail is so bad it puts me off finishing every time I look at it.
  3. Thought so thanks for the advice Dennis I think I will fix the track guard and then clear coat.
  4. Ok had a bit of time yesterday while the wifey was at work. However, too much time was spent trying to paint 1/35 eyes so the archer set of eyeballs is on order! I managed to get last coat on the tank and do some detailing. Knocked the track guard off so will need to look at that or could it be battle damage? Bloody eyes lol. The standing figure is almost ready for a clear coat and wash, just got to sort the eyes. I know he's not the best but it's pretty good for me believe me. Not sure where to go next. Should I clear coat it and decals or airbrush some soot on the engine grills and barrel? I think this next stage is where it generally starts to go wrong for me in any model I do and I loose interest. Must keep motivated, must keep motivated.
  5. Thanks John, that could be a life saver. Will look into it.
  6. Ok so to get this build upto the present day, here is what happened with the painting. I was a little unsure about the colour, I wanted to not pre-shade but use some colour modulation so I chose a darker green to start with. It looks even darker on the photos: Turret And hull Everything together with a dark and medium coat on. I used Tamiya XF-74 olive drab and the second coat was lightened with XF-57 buff. That's where I'm at right now just deciding on the colour and how to apply the last, lighter coat. I ordered new decals from star decals, they look pretty good: And I started on the crew figures, another first: Yes I know he has his shirt sleeve ripped off but I kind of like it. They all need some detailing and a wash, oh and some eyes which I'm a bit concerned about. That's it for now all up to date with this build.
  7. Ah ok, I get you now. I think mud is definitely the answer, maybe not everyone's but it's mine on this build its all a bit crowded under there now and I'm not the most delicate with my fat fingers
  8. Hi, thanks for the advice, I am not sure what you mean though, this is my first armour build and I am feeling my way through as I go. I was hoping to have it nice and dirty underneath so hopefully you won't be able to tell, if I am thinking what your thinking lol
  9. Thanks john, the aerial isn't the kit piece I used some thin wire, it looks bent because I keep knocking it while I work on it. I'm hoping it will look ok after I've finished it up and straightened it out a bit. If it doesn't I will look into your suggestions.
  10. Found this on my phone, it helped too: Although looking now I totally messed up the handles on the side.
  11. Hi Dennis, I have thrown the instructions but the photo I posted earlier was about it. I had to fill in a lot of the gaps, there wasn't another page so it wouldn't help you. I found this image online which helped: Hope it helps, there wasn't much online to go on either.
  12. Ok so it was super fiddly, but looks really good. I'm not a photo etch expert but I think it turned out pretty good. I needed to make my own handles for the sides of the IR light too. Also used some garden wire for the cable that runs from it. This is how it turned out when attached.
  13. So onto the turret, time to get the magnifying glasses out. This kit offers loads of detail, the hatch looks so much better and the Jerry can too. I was glad to see things starting to look like a tank. Then these came in the post: This might turn into a diorama of some kind. Next on the list is the searchlight, which looks super fiddly!
  14. Ok, next instalment with the build. After getting lots done on the hull: I realised I probably shouldn't have added the small road wheels on, not sure if this will cause issues with painting later. Lesson learned for the next kit. As a distraction the after market kit from Def.models came. I have used photo etch before but not resin parts so another learning curve. I always like to try an new technique or skill out on each model there are lots of firsts with this. Here's the kit: It's just for the turret. The parts look pretty good with replacements for the mantle, IR light and photoetch for various catches and the mantle cover clips. The instructions however leave a lot to the imagination
  15. Thanks for the info, will definitely think about it. Not sure about the 24 hour build though it takes me that long to stop scratching my chin and decide where to start
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