Given the tank a coat of Xtracrylix Flat varnish and added some soot pastel to the gun barrel. Next thing to do is the tracks. well nervous about that. Going to use halfords primer first then a brown base with rust pigment rubbed inbetween the links. Unless someone has a better method?
Just about to start painting the tank commander but have no idea what humbrol paint to use for the uniform. The instructions say Tamiya XF-65 but there is no 'green' conversion for it only a grey colour which i don't think is correct. Any ideas guys?
Ok i made a slight boo boo in rushing around building this tank. Just realised i glued the body together and totally forgot to put the periscopes inside.....DOH!
So i've split the body again which was quite easy and very little damage to the mating surfaces. Started adding the periscopes and decided to make one of them a little more detailed. It didn't have the hole where the lens fits in and was instead just moulded flush. So i've drilled it out and will repaint it then add some pva glue to represent the lens when it drys clear. Here is the offending periscope
Camera phone doesn't really pic out the detail as much as i wanted it too but it has worked. In the end i used Humbrol Clearfix for the lens as PVA wasn't giving me the right effect. Beccause here is air behind the 'lens' it makes it look real whe you see it in the flesh. Really happy in how this came out.
Ok this is the first time i've ever added pigment/mud to a model and i think it's gone on ok. I used pastel chalk, pva and xtracrylix flat varnish in a mix. Is it looking ok or does it need more/less mud?
Cheers Ron. Starting to look like a tank now eh? Really enjoying this build. Armour being a totally a new experience for me and is one that i intend to pursue. Quite looking forward to building my Panthers and King Tiger now. Why is the it the baddies always seem to have the best kit?
Sorry for not posting any updates lately. Just back off holiday and also been working lots of different shifts so not been able to get any work done on it. Shouldd hopefully have it finished this week though :