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After the fun of Euro Militaire the other weekend, here is a new project on workbench. It is Tamiya‘s 1/35 Renault UE tractor. The kit was released a few years ago and is an excellent little kit. I have reached this stage in just a couple of hours of relaxed modelling and there was not stress involved or problems with the instructions. I am building the box completely out the box as I want to focus on the painting and weathering.

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I then moved on to the tracked trailer. I am always amazed at the ease with which Tamiya kits go together. In places this trailer has just clipped together. None of the challenges you face with some other manufacturers kits. There is about 2 hours work in putting this together. There was some sanding required in order to get rid of pin marks.

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Better photos soon (these were taken on my phone for a quick upload to my blog).

Ross

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Hi Ross long time no see.(CSM)

Well its all this tech-knowledge that helps.

Nice start,hope to see more :popcorn:

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Hi Frank,

Yes I am, amongst other things. I hope all is ok in Cornwall.

Ross

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Hi Ross mate.

Well, alls well.

How's your UE comeing along.

I know your a busy man :coolio:

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Very busy :winkgrin: But never too busy...

Here are some pics of the UE itself finished. I will take better pics once I start painting.

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No addition have been made. I just used some Mr Surfacer 500 to add texture to the hatches. There are areas which could be refined if you wanted too.

Ross

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Well, 2013 was a complete washout where modelling was concerned. I did not finish anything. However, new year, new job, and a new start. I intend to try to do a minimum of 20 minutes modelling a day. Hopefully, this will build up and I may actually finish something. To start with I need to finish off some old projects so I am returning to the Renault UE. I have now finally got round to painting. Primed and pre-shaded, the UE was given a coat of Vallejo ModelAir Russian Green. I have then done some basic colour modulation by adding some black for shadow areas and adding some Camo Light Green to create highlights. Next stage will be applying decals and then start working on the weathering steps and painting tracks etc.

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Ross

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Cheers Crossy. Hopefully as I get back into my stride their will be more updates!

Ross

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