I've now added some highlights to all the raised rivets & bolts using a light grey. It's hardly noticeable in the pictures but I've kept it subtle. Followed by some detail painting it's now ready for a gloss coat.
Sunday 23 August 2020
After a slight delay due to airbrush issues I've now sprayed the model using tamiya colours. Good old XF 63 German grey was used with a drop of black added for the first coat. This was followed by German grey with a couple of drops of XF 82 added and sprayed quite thinly in the centre of panels etc. Finally some white was added to that mix and again sprayed into the centre of panels which gives just enough contrast. I'll add more fading later with oils during the weathering process.
Thursday 20 August 2020
Well the model took no time at all to build, such is the superb engineering of the kit and it's all straight from the box. I really enjoyed it even though it was such a short build process! Anyway primer went on yesterday so I should start tackling the paintwork this weekend.
Tuesday 18 August 2020
Well I started building last night and did a couple of hours. Already I've got one track run done and I'm now starting on the second one. As you would expect the fit of parts is phenomenal and the detail is excellent. You almost don't need glue the fit is that good. I have a feeling this won't take long to build!
Monday 17 August 2020
Monday 10 August 2020
I've now finished the model by adding a very light application of pigments followed by some graphite powder for the tracks and then finally some fuel staining. The base is just a recycled one from an old build but it works well in highlighting the size of the model as well as being a good contrast for the funky camo scheme.
I've really enjoyed building & painting this kit, it was a perfect choice to restart the modelling mojo as it was so easy to build. I'm now looking at other early war tamiya kits to build next!
Monday 3 August 2020
Saturday 1 August 2020
I've also had a much needed top up of my Vallejo paints and also bought some decent brushes. I went for the new Fugazi series from Broken toad as they where a reasonable price and look to be nice brushes. I also bought a little treat in the shape of a Gecko models cruiser tank A9 Mk1 CS. It's not little that's for sure with the box packed with parts!