Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Male Tank Washes & Filters

The model has now had a couple of filters added followed by some pin washes. Next will be a matt varnish before further weathering using the weathering pencils I bought a while ago. 

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Mk IV Male Tank

Not much progress this week what with the build up to xmas and breaking my only pair of glasses! However I've added a bit of chipping to the model although not much and just have the exhaust to finish off before washes & filters. 

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Mk IV Tank Crew Done

That's the tank crew finished apart from a bit of matt varnish once the oils on the boots dry. Really happy with the way they came out and just love all the details present on them. They should look right at home on the tank later on.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Mk IV Crew Painting Part 2

I've now finished the uniforms on the figures and have just started on the insignia and flesh areas. The details really do stand out now and I'm really enjoying painting these.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Mk IV Male Paint On

The paint arrived the other day so I've now sprayed the model using the suggested mix called out in the tamiya painting guide. It's 1 part XF 52 & 1 part XF 55. I then lightened this with more XF 55 followed by a couple of drops of white to finish off. Next some X 19 smoke was sprayed on to create some darker areas. 

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Mk IV Male Tank Figures

Whilst I wait for some paint to arrive for the tank I've started to work on the figures. Under a coat of primer you can really appreciate the fine sculpting of them. I've already started painting with a base of vallejo panzer aces 317 British tank crew.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Tamiya JGSDF Type 10 Complete

Well that's another model finished! Didn't take me long to finish it up with just some carbon fibre antennas and the translucent film supplied in the DEF update set used for the periscopes. This worked really well and looks very much like modern optics. I really enjoyed this one being almost out of the box. So easy to build and great fun to paint. 

This is my fifteenth model finished this year, I guess retirement is suiting me! I will make a small base for this soon, probably when I sort one out for the Mk IV male tank.