Apocalypse tank EditionPrevious thread: >>10607979This thread is for the discussion of scale plastic (and resin, PE, wood, etc) models kit-Post photos of your builds in progress and your finished builds-Have your builds critiqued or critique others-Discuss tips and techniques-Ask for advice or give advice to othersAlways remember:>No manufacturer is purely perfect or awful (except for Starfix). ALWAYS research your kits before buying.Some helpful guides to get started:https://www.scalemates.com/http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20%28Scale%20Modelling%20Step-By-Step%29.pdfhttp://www.scalemodelguide.com/http://www.modelersite.com/en/area/98/scale-models-techniqueshttp://fichtenfoo.net/blog/model-tutorials-and-in-progshttp://ipmsstockholm.org/https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/http://www.primeportal.net/home.htmhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/156268995@N04/albumsPlus there are tons of people on YouTube with pretty good videos on techniques etc.Some sites to purchase models, extras, and supplies:>ebayhttps://www.dersockelshop.de/ (GER)https://www.scalehobbyist.com/index.php (US)https://www.alfahobby.se/ (SWE)http://spruebrothers.com/ (US)https://freetimehobbies.com/ (US)http://www.hobbyeasy.com/ (HK)http://www.luckymodel.com/ (HK)http://www.hlj.com/ (JP)https://www.modellbau-koenig.de/en (GER)http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/m/ (JP)https://www.hannants.co.uk/ (UK)https://www.jadarhobby.pl/index.php?language=en (PL)https://www.bnamodelworld.com/ (AUS)http://volksusastore.com/webstores/scale/ (US) (Carry Mr. Color and GaiaNotes paint)https://www.emodels.co.uk/ (UK)https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/https://www.super-hobby.com (EU/UK/RU/US/PL)https://plastmodel.pl/ (PL/EU)https://agtom.eu/en/(PL/EU)https://exito.site/en_GB/index(PL/EU)https://m-zone.pl (PL only)Jannie feedback for really, really big retards:https://www.4channel.org/feedback
first for helicopter modelling
Progress with the Dunsterforce Lanchester.
Almost done with the Rolls Royce.
>>10619920How many levels of autism are you on my man? I thought Night Shift was a psychopath for spending a weekend on weathering road wheels. Your whole engine looks like a project on it's own.
So bumbling around Scalemates I just found this. This picture is from the maker's Etsy store. Someone thought this was a suitable image to use to sell his stuff.
>>10620166People who have not seen actual good prints think this sort of FDM garbage is insanely good. Many such cases. Sad.
>>10620166>68 SEKif this was a decent resin print I'd buy it if I played some ultra-obscure dutch army in a wargame.Printed pic related a couple of days ago, it's not perfect but it's gonna look good on a gaming table once painted (as a freikorps vehicle)
>>10620237Decent print. Also clean your keyboard, dude. What would your mother say if she saw that?
>>10620190I remember seeing such things back when that was pretty good relatively speaking, and thinking "this 3D printing stuff ain't gonna be anything to care about for a long time to come".
strong start to this thread. A struggle to get the hood and radiator in place, and it still isnt that good. It'll be a while before I tackle another miniart truck
Just picked this up today, should be interesting. Going on a dock diorama so I might make forklift forks to replace the bucket.>>106202873D printing technology is great, we just need better 3D design (that armored car should come in several pieces for ease of painting)
amerimutts of /smg/, is pic related a good zinc chromate color for the insides of a patriotic fighterprop?
>>10620350>we just need better 3D designI'm doing my part
>>10620351I wouldn't have expected so, but it just might be.
>>10620388Reminds me of Testors' Zinc Chromate, and seems accurate enough to link related:https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/196309/curtiss-p-40e-warhawk/
Can anyone recommend anything to listen to while building because I flat out waste two hours trying to find anything on YouTube to listen to
>>10620542I listen to the In Our Time PodcastI've also listened to Yale's free lecture series, I can highly recommend the ACW, ancient greek and medieval history ones
>>10620542This entire channelhttps://youtu.be/dCXV_J8LxyE?si=0usKIxOHKy0J5Rad
>>10620542I typically settle on one of the following:>well done historical videos, like the people profiles>just about anything paranormal, horror, cryptids, or mysteries >conservative talk shows>playlists of hard rock/metal that youtube puts together for music I can't find torrents of
>>10620542You can always listen to the 4 million hours of Drachs drydocks. Fighter Pilot Podcast is also good if you like planesOr MATI if you like drama and Jersh's autism mushmouth
I used Tamiya's TS80 flat clear on top of acrylic paint, and while it looks really good, I notice that in a few spots the TS80 has diluted the top layer and it has bled down to the black that I used as primer. It's not super aggressive, but how would I prevent such a thing in the future?Pic related. Sorry for the quality. You can see on the idler that the tan color has become muddied and is showing more black through than it should. It was painted the same way as the other wheels and should look pretty much the same. Any ideas?
>>10620974You want to use an airbrush for light coats of lacquer clear over acrylic paint.
How do you guys deal with the shame of being a shitty modeler? Every time I make a model, I manage to fuck something up; either I lose some pieces, mess up PE parts, and don't get me started on rubber tracks. I don't think I've managed to glue them properly even once.I don't even paint them; I just put them together and leave them on a shelf. I don't want to even think about what sorts of abominations I would create with some paint; I was always really shitty at anything painting or drawing-related.
>>10621037Either1) Actually put time and effort into your builds and don't be a boomer/retard conveyor belt for babyshit tier kits. And thus improve in the process.If above doesn't work then2) Accept that you are actually retarded and pick another hobby.
>>10621037stop acting like a woman and caring about what retards on the internet think.you're playing with overpriced toys, who cares
>>10621037Depends on how long you've been a shitty modeler. If it's been years without any improvement you can blame yourself.
>>10620368Now make a 29M Crossley.
>>10620368Based cad autist
>>10621089took a quick look, hardest part would be getting references>>10621113im seriously considering quitting my job and selling .stls for 5 bucks a pop
>>10621135better to invest in a printer and print them yourself.unless you've got the time to hunt down people uploading them for free etc.could also go the patreon route.quitting to sell for 5 dollhairs each isn't sustainable
>>10621135How will you live off $15/month?
>>10621135just make STLs while "working" from home officeit might take a few tries, but if a retard like me landed that kind of job (mine also pays very well), you can, too
>spend hours filling and sanding the seam on Apache >realize the real thing has a seam down the middleI’m gonna fucking kms
>>10621184it's so over
>>10621184Sculpt a new one
>>10621151>unless you've got the time to hunt down people uploading them for free etc.If the model Is good enough pirates will scan and retopo it
>>10621151I already have a printer, but I would need an array of them to output anything at a profitable level. And who would pay 60-70 bucks for a resin print when a plastic kit exists for less? Not worried about pirating either, if someone wouldn't part with 5 bucks for it, they were never gonna buy it. I'm targeting the scale modeling community who have printers and interest in printing their own kits & accessories. I bet there's a couple thousand people out there that would buy a $5 Ha-Go, just gotta find them.>>10621168lol, hey now. I've actually set myself up to the point where I can live on 1500-2000/month. the threshold for success is pretty low.>>10621172I can wfh, but I gotta remote into my office computer, so no dice. Anyway, I got a little over 2yrs of expenses saved up, no dependents, so why not. The ST-26 and 1/12 whippet are other avenues I could pursue as well. The corporate world just sucks your soul, im gaining an average of 10lbs/yr, drinking excessively, and steadily becoming unhappier all so i can blow the excess money on models I dont have time to build
>>10621232godspeed, anonsorry about your lack of life prospects, perhaps this endeavour will keep the rope away
Speaking of suicideIs twitterbro still alive?
>>10621336Don't know, his twitter account is gone. Maybe old age got to him, or he just decided to get off of Elon's wild ride
>>10621353>his twitter account is gonegot nothing to look forward to anymore, cya /smg/
>>10621353Fuck, it is. I was just following him so I can't remember what his name was to look for him on other social media.
>>10621037Depends on how many models you are working on. If you're already on your 3rd or 4th model but still making dumbass mistakes like losing parts and fucking up the parts is definitely on you.Take responsibility for your actions and learn from your mistakes. Unless you're severely autistic, you should absolutely be improving by each abomination you create.>gluing rubber tracksAgain, how many fucking kits have you done? You're not supposed to glue the rubber tracks unless you have some extra strong glue that can partially melt them together. Anybody would tell you that you're supposed to melt them together with a soldering iron or a match stick.
What's the process for painting 1:72 WW2 fighters? Got a quick Spitfire Mk V project in front of me. >gray primer with panel line preshading >black primer with mottling >just gray primer with full color and do all panel shading with post-effects? I've done a Bf-109G a while back and it was extremely meh.
>>10621546Post-shading is far superior to pre-shading for a multi-color camouflage
Quick and dirty TKS from the awful Mirage Hobby kit. How quick and dirty I'm thinking whether I should gloss coat is before oils, but just painting on the flat basecoat might lead to disaster.
>>10621733why would you waste oils on this piece of shit?
>>10621753Mostly practice. Also when the fuck even a single tube of oil paint will ever run out?
>>10621508>You're not supposed to glue the rubber tracksNTA, but I superglued my rubber tracks in after painting. Rubber tracks suck donkey cock and that was the only way to make them behave.
>>10620711I like MATI but Null's tranny hatred is starting to get monotonous
>>10621508You can stick the later Tamiya ones with extra thin (it says in the instructions specifically when this is the case). I don't know how widespread it is but this is the case for Easy Eight.
Hi all,I'm looking for a good entry level airbrush for a kit I'm building. I would look on the archive but apparently searches are disabled. Don't really have a budget. Pic rel. is the kit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhLXraZqrXwNightshift's painting: Masterful or excessive?
>>10621972He's got a style, and he does it well.If you look at models made in that kind of style as more impressionistic than as realistic recreations in miniature they are nice.
>>10621965I have a dual action airbrush I bought from ebayIt's one of those shitty Chinese onesI also have a Chinese air compressor with a tank, not sure if they're sold anymore
>>10621959I have the Tamiya with newer toolings, you can get away with superglue/cement, but I ignore it anyway because of the risk of it ripping apart.It's just easier to burn it and knife the excess gunk or put putty in it then paint or put mud on it again.
What brush do you guys use for the figures/people?
>>10622095You do understand that this is about as specific a question as "What paint do you use for scale models?", right?
I think plasmo's models look more realistic than night shift. Sorry I just do.
Goddamn it my Tamiya basic putty sunk and now the seam is still there
AND THEY WERE ALL YELLOWWWW
>>10622095Ammo® Marta Kolinsky no. 2
>>10620974Thanks anon. I was on the fence on whether to decant the contents or if I should just hit it straight from the can. I decided to be lazy, but that's alright. Learning is part of the fun.After hitting it with the TS-80 is it safe to go back and put more acrylics on it? Will it create a visible difference between layers.Pic related. It's my current build. I've spend over a year and a half on it, mainly putting it off because I didn't want to ruin it. But now I'm getting close to finishing it. Gonna add some subtle silver coloring for wear and tear on the tracks but other than that I'm not gonna do much else there.Thanks again!
I have a bottle of super thin CAWhat do I do this time so it lasts longer than a month?
>>10622393You could always just buy smaller, cheaper tubes and throw them out once they start taking longer than 1 second to harden
>>10621546I do black&mottling, but whatever works for you.>>10621756>Also when the fuck even a single tube of oil paint will ever run out?I think I'm about halfway through the two tubes I use the most, and I bought those in 2016...>>10622247At leats the belly ain't.>>10622393In my experience what happens is that the nozzle gets glued to the cap, and/or there's a buildup of dried glue so you can't get the cap back on properly, so try to wipe any glue off of the nozzle before screwing the cap back on when you use it.
>>10621993Pretty close, some of his models have that realistic look to them, but it all breaks apart at stowage and figures, which look like they're straight out of a painting.
>>10622224Yeah, what's your point? Nightshift does more stylized stuff, Plasmo likes doing stuff closer to reality
>>10622561I like the more painterly look desu
Is this worth it?It is for the A7V
Does anyone make a star wars star destroyer or light cruiser, any large imperial ship, specifically in 1/144th?
I just noticed there's a sale on bnamodelworld with some decent ship kits The trumpeter 1/350 Bismarck for $207, Veryfire USS Missouri for $300, some flyhawk kits with decent discounts Check it out
>>10622659No, nobody makes a scale model Star Destroyer kit that's 36 fucking feet long.
>>10622016The same chink airbrush + compressor combo is sold in almost every country under multiple different brand names
>>10622657>aberprepare yourself for the worst assembly manual imaginable, treat their stuff like PE puzzle
>>10622661For those prices you should get the 1/200 scale kits.
>>10622821Well you're looking at about $1100 for the 1/200 Bismarck, maybe more, and about $570 for the 1/350 Bismarck, also maybe a bit moreI will admit that sometimes it does seem appealing to go with 1/200 because of the base kit prices yet you cannot assume that the kits are actually going to be more detailed, they're likely going to be less detailed and therefore the need for an aftermarket set will increaseAftermarket sets for larger scales will cost more therefore it all adds upAlso 1/200 is actually a huge increase in size and so it makes storing your models so that they don't collect dust more expensive
Do any images of the back of the AMX-50 turret exist?World of tanks' model has an elevated plane at the back and I can't find any other references
>>10622832Maybe install Bore Blunder and compare it to that. You can view any vehicle in the main menu for free, and rotate the camera around a bit. I do that a lot for my builds, to look at parts that most walkarounds photos missed.
Idea for next build project: >have good relations with normie neighbor friend >offer to build him a model (out of my pocket) that he can then put on his shelf or whatever >build subject is his choice >since not a military nerd, I have no idea what he'd choose Interesting challenge IMO, since it could be anything from Oddball's Sherman to... well who knows. I have no idea what vehicles normies are aware off. Do they even know what a T-72 is?
>>10622858He will ask you to make a car
>>10622863Cool, because I've never done a car.
>>10622858He will ask you to build a 2/1 scale fully functional replica of Bagger 288
>>10622832what the other anon said, war thunder's models are always very accurate, even when it comes to the color of the various parts
Has any of you ever built something like this Post Apocalyptic Camper Van?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oQsf9eq4Ebasically what you imagine your mobile home to look like after you survive nuclear annihilation or another civilization-ending catastrophe
>LEGO releasees a Concorde set>latest scale model is 2004 tool rebox by HELLersmg sisteurs, c'est fini :'(
About to be a boat.
>>10622246Apply another layerall putty shrinks as it cures to some degree, especially on bigger seams
>>10623066Is that the chink version of Postman Pat?
>>10622246I had to fill the turret collar seam several times with Tamiya putty and several more times with diluted putty It's pretty smooth right now, the seam is horrible OOTB>>10623007Thanks guy
>>10623194yes, but he brings you only the freshest and timeless political commentary wrapped in meme-ready format>inb4 metal gear is gunpla
>>10623123How do you go about the painting? I find it confusing at 1/700.
>>10623343Not him, but you usually paint the deck, then autistically mask it all up and spray the hull/superstructure paint or vice versa.Regardless, you either spend 3 years cutting and applying masks (think of a stupid amount of tiny squares of tape), either spend 3 years painting the details by hand very carefully.
>>10623343Ideally I'd buy some deck masks so I don't have to manually mask all that crap. Then you paint most superstructure levels and such before assembly.Now in this case there were no deck masks to be had and I still couldn't be arsed to mask around all the tiny bits. So instead I sprayed the deck, then I sprayed the sides of things being careful to keep the airbrush slightly below the "horizon" so no paint ended up on the deck, and finally I went in with the hairy stick the slap grey onto everythign I didn't get with the airbrush this way.So, yeah, with no deck masks there's basically just no quick and easy way to do it, you...>>10623368>either spend 3 years cutting and applying masks (think of a stupid amount of tiny squares of tape), either spend 3 years painting the details by hand very carefully.Though in this case I went a bit faster than that on the hand painting, let's just hope wash and filters will hide the resulting oopsies.Pic: Aurora, a much smaller cruiser that was a lot quicker and easier to do the hand painting on. Not using a deck colour (the green for Belfast) that simply cannot be brush painted also helped.
I'm on the home stretch with the build of the u-boot. Waiting for the rigging line to arrive so I can finish the radio antennae lines and then hope I don't fuck anything up before I can get this motherfucker painted and set in resin. Have spent the majority of my evening trying to rig a 3D model of a german sailor for printing. I'm so close but I feel like a complete retard, I have plenty of 3d modelling experience, but none with rigging and I'm about to cry. Nothing makes sense but I want a crew for the final diorama.Also if I never see 1:350 PE ever again, it will be far too soon.
Well, it happened again. An entire drive sprocket broke off after the oil thinner weakened the cement joint. Is it just a problem with Abt 502 thinner or all oil thinners? Should I just move to enamel for washes and filters and only do oil dots and rivets/panel lines with oils?
>>10623548How much thinner did you use my man? Also if it was rubber tracks then you would have been fucked even without the oil thinner, trust me bro.
>>10623558It was a filter. So a lot.
>>10623425based build. dont give up on 1/350 PE, it really does make the build in those scalestook a break from my yellow boy and did some sponge chipping and bolt highlighting on the ehrhardt
>>10623571>dont give up on 1/350 PE, it really does make the build in those scalesOh no blue workbench anon, I meant I probably won't be doing anything in 1:350 ever again. The PE did really pimp that shit up.You really like all those bolted and riveted things, don't you? I have to admit that disregarding their usefulness IRL, they do tend to make for damn cool looking models. And the pin washes must be orgasmic.
I am not having fun The one thing I hate the most is having to scrap away details and then trying to make the surface look smoothIt's even worse when there are other details around the scrapped away details
>>10623583>I meant I probably won't be doing anything in 1:350 ever againstill blasphemyYou really like all those bolted and riveted things, don't you?yeeee. Crude, bulky, utilitarian, mean looking, are all cool. It's probably why I gravitate towards russian shit
>>10623611why do redditors think this is a fantastic build? and why do they use the exclamation mark so much?
>>10623617Are you autistic?
>>10623617Because redditors are retarded. It looks like hot shit (in terms of a paint job) and the retard should feel bad for 1) buying Zvezda and 2) fucking up such a high price model. I mean it literally looks like a fucking child painted it, it's just sad.
where do you guys buy your extruded foam? I've been ordering it from greenstuffworld like an idiot but as I'm a novice this is not economically feasible. Any place in the US that ships it out at a reasonable price? When I look on the Michaels website it seems to be all floral foam, and i know if i go in there they won't have what I want so I haven't even looked. Any insights would be appreciated. I'm looking for around A4 size or whatever it's called, the blue block foam. I know home depot has some insulation foam that is similar dimensions but it seemed too pricey
>>10623642>>10623617It’s unfortunately the only place you can post your builds (in non video form) with any significant population. When the alternatives are 4chan and boomer forums with no population, it’s hard to be picky about where you post your shit.
I'm not sure of the exact scale but I was wondering if there were any places that sold very small shark mouth decals for planes? I promised a friend I'd paint up some of his models for some mech game and he said he wanted a couple to have the mouths, but my normal scale is 1:72 so I neither have anything lying around in the decal bin I could use or have experience with what kind of scale I should look for decals at
God I wish Wingnut Wings were still aroundFuck Roden
There's one thing that I hate doing with scale models and will likely decide whether I buy a kit or notIt is assembling cubes from multiple parts They never turn out right and they're awful to clean up when there's a lot of detail on themI know why they do it but it's still frustrating as fuck
>>10623425PE heaven, top build, anonbut did I read that right? you want to make the rigging before painting? are you insane?
>>10623934bite the bullet and post to ww2 scale model Instagram and/or boomerbookinsta is literally the unexplored frontier for scale model shit
>>10624258You can expect perfect fit from like Trumpeter. The turret ERA boxes on their T-80BVM fell together perfectly.
>>10624335Now if only their T-14 kit fit together as well as that one. The turret had gaps in like six different places altogether
>>10624335Trumpeter is low tier in correct fit Their T-80s may be good, but I haven't seen any other recent kits that fit together as well
>>10624384Well I'm slowly becoming "that guy" who only builds one subject on and on, so I can only speak on their T-80. Will compare to the full-interior Amusing Hobby T-80U when it drops.
>buy a kit for the Gneisenau>go look through the kit to see all the goodies including the brass barrels>look for the main armament but cannot see them, only the secondary armament >start panicking that maybe something wasn't packed>decide to look at wikipedia >realise that they were only armed with 11 inch guns and the 'secondary armament' I'm seeing was actually their primary armamentGoddamn it
>>10623910Buy XPS from hardware store, moron.
>>10624323Haha, you're not supposed to do the rigging before painting? Oh, of course I wasn't going to do that haha. But just in case anyone else is wondering, why shouldn't you? Too fragile? Can't access anything?
>>10624324I’ve been trying to do that, been exploring different platforms ever since I got imagebanned.Instagram is nightmarishly hard to get discovered on. I consider myself a decently good modeler, but either I’ve been shadowbanned or there’s some trick to the algorithm I’m not getting because 1 or 2 likes and 1 follow is the best I can expect to get out of a post.But yes a lot of people who post there are very very talented.
>>10623611>100% brushed in Acrylicyeha, I can tell. What scale is this?
>>10623617You don't have friends anon, don't you?
>>10624533bet it's /35, judging by the scuffiness of the brush mark
>>10624550You don't know how tag questions work anon, do you?
>>10623969Well, we can hardly help you with the scale here, but considering what fits a specific fuselage may not fit your specific mechs... Go grab your fine detail brush.>>1062440711" secondaries... someone's been building some scary ships as of late.>>10624449The rigging getting in the way/being knocked off is certainly a possibility. The stretchy rigging material I use has also proven to be quite solvent-sensitive.
>>10624551Oh, then it is the 1/35 Zvezda kit. I have that one on the bench currently.
>>10624634i don't believe you
>>10623617If it was a Z tank they would hate it
>>10624877What if it's a red Z, part of Priggy's clown brigade
>>10624904Equally retarded, fuck ziggers
I for one enjoy wolfpack Ziggers
>>10623602have you considered scraping them instead of scrapping?
>>10623384That's a sweet Aurora, who makes it?
>>10625575VERY nice work, anon!
I bought a 15 blade pack from Manwa and they're shitNot even in a 'sharp but gets dull very quick way'I'm thinking of getting the Modeller's Knife Pro from Tamiya, any experiences?
>>10625820Just get olfa baldes
>>10625820>Modeller's Knife Pro from TamiyaThat's just an Olfa AK-4 with a price increase.
>>10625820All Tamiya blades are Olfa, it even is written so on the blades themselves.The 25 blade pack Tamiya sells is like 40% more expensive than a 30 blade pack from Olfa.
>>10624629>The stretchy rigging material I use has also proven to be quite solvent-sensitive.Aw yeah that might be a problem. Thanks for the heads up.
>>10624639Do I need to post a pic now?
>>10626168yes, put it side by side with a sherman
>>10626192I don't own a Sherman. I only build a Dragon Israeli Sherman once and sold that. But here is the Pantsir anyways...
>>10626202Trucks are so sexy
>>10626227Nah, not my thing. I find it kinda tedious. Nothing wrong with the kit but I remembered why I never really built trucks.
>>10624449>>10625904good to know I saved a brother from certain disaster
A few more bits glued on. From here on out it's mostly PE to go.
>>10626364Why does it look so plain?
>>10626402because it's unbuttered, duh
>>10625874Anything with "made in negrostan" printed on it can immediately be thrown into the garbage can
>>10626402Well, it ain't exactly Flyhawk. That said most of the finer details, ie the PE and rigging, isn't there yet and the detail we do have don't have any wash to help them pop.
>>10626424>my models deserve only glorious nippon steel folded 10,000 times
Might be time for the most cliché build: a 1:35 Tiger tank. But might as well go full baddie and make it a Waffen SS tank. So questions: >Did Waffen SS operate King Tigers? Not just Tiger I's. >Who were the most evil bloodthirsty nazi scumbags, outside of Dirlewangers? I assume Dirlechads didn't actually operate heavy tanks. >What's a nice Waffen SS tank crew set?
>>10626473>>Did Waffen SS operate King Tigers? Not just Tiger I's101st, 102nd, 103rd SS Heavy Panzer Battalions (Schwere SS-Panzerabteilung) renumbered 501, 502, 503 with introduction of Tiger II
>>10626480Thanks. Any armor-based war crimes? Like mowing down POV's with the bow gun, or crushing civilians?
>>10626484If you desire additional information on the war record of these units, including answers to any retarded questions like that, you can easily find them by looking them up.
>>10626486I'm doing exactly that. Answer my question slave.
does anyone have any German tank officers/commanders in 1/48? my next kit after this Musashi is going to be an AFV Club Tiger and I think it's about time I paint a figure and have him sticking out the turret hatch. I somehow cant find anything like this on scalemates.
I have this on my model I had to fill the gap because in real life there is no gapWell what I do is get out some tamiya putty and spread it onWell I don't have any lacquer thinners so I use it straight from the packet and spread it on poorly, basically I cover the entire surface with the putty even though there is a thin seam at the topI let it dry and then I start sandingAfter a copious amount of sanding I've noticed that I've started to create a slopping surface on the part, the seam is gone but the part is completely fucked upI fucking hate myself, God fucking damn it
drunk impulse bought two more kits, lets role boys
>>10627054rebuild it with more putty and slightly more careful sanding this time
>>10627093What kind of sanding tool would you recommend?I'm thinking of attaching sand paper to a metal ruler with double sided tape so it will stay straight
>>10627105anything you can put pressure on and keep the sandpaper flattape it to a block of wood or something else that wont bend and fits in your hand you don't need a special tool
>>10626850https://www.super-hobby.com/catalog/Second-World-War-288478.html?search_attr_1=1%3A48sometimes scslemates are incomplete
>>10626850>>10627256you can also narrow down the results further, I've only just noticed you can show only German units and there's hundreds of these bastards
>>10627256>>10627257thanks friend, will search through here
Does anyone else get confused about what they need to remove versus what is supposed to be moulded on detail?
>>10627309Everyone has at some point lopped off the wrong bit.
>>10627319i hope atleast 2 people get this reference
>>10627330fuck you for reminding me about this pedofag and his crimes, I really didn't needed thinking about him today
>>10627330Dude was doing sadpanda-tier tomfoolery in real life, and not only was he getting away with it, he's celebrated for it, and basically sunk the world with his monstrous coomery being adopted as mainstream "science". Not even fucking Jimmy Savile managed to get away with it to this extent, at least he was disgraced after his death. Also proper styrene NZLAV when?
>>10627480when fake Australia becomes relevant
>>10627620I understand that you are a fucking moron, but do you understand what rent free means? It means that you always thing about something, you absolute mongrel. How is replying to a fucking post that was posted in this current thread out of the blue in any way related to thinking about said topic all the time?? As we have established your mental deficiency, no reply is needed from you. Thank you and kys.
>>10628000oh yeah, so fucking based to mutilate one of the male twins after a botched circumcision, giving him a faux pussy, dressing him up in girl clothes, giving him girly haircuts and reinforcing his submissive role by forcing him and his brother to perform sex play at the ripe old age of 4 - and videotaping it all "for science", while not telling the parents what the fuck you're actually doingthen iirc the forced mtf twin whiplashed out of the "transition", tried living as normally as he could but ended up Cobaining himself before it was Kurtthe other twin also ended an hero? something like thatmeanwhile Money want held to any accountabilityso yeah, hella based, redpilled as fuck the way the wachowski faggots truly intended - transitioned into the real world, eh?
>>10626364clean your workstationhow the fuck did your spraybooth get even this dirty, at least replace the air filters
>fall away from modeling since late June because of irl stuff, weather (hot and humid but trying to save on brutal electrical bills this summer so only having the AC on at night), and I lose my mojo>weather starts getting nice again>more free time latelyI think it's about time, lads
Not sure I'm happy with this piece of shit TKS. The oil pinwash kinda darkened the tank too much and obscured all the preshading work. And then I kinda had trouble controlling the amount of earth pigments and it obscured the pin-wash work. This model was supposed to be a learning experience, and I'm not sure if I learned much, apart from my techniques are still shit, and maybe dated. Also that I still can't photograph models.
Dumbum can't photo.
I think I'm gonna abandon oils (apart from oil dot filters), mostly abandon pigments, and get with the times and move to enamel washes.
>>10628219Oil is the next level from enamel washes. The benefit from enamel washes is their non existent surface tension so they flow everywhere.
>>10628171>fall away from modeling since late JuneYeah. Late June of 2019...
>>10628582Congratulations on your continued sobriety, you poor bastard.
>>10628133>how the fuck did your spraybooth get even this dirtyI keep spray painting stuff in it.>at least replace the air filtersYeah, it's starting to be time for that again soon.>>10628219Maybe add some pre-dusting (ie airbrushing with well thinned out dust colour) before dust the pigments if you don't do it already? And perhaps try to work it into the running gear and suspension a bit better, looks like it's mostly just on the outside here, not on top/sides of it all.
>>10628212>>10628217>>10628219you can still get the tamiya pin wash and partially salvage this, but on the other hand this is a shitty TKS, so why bother>learning experiencethis should teach you to change your approach entirely, perhaps plan better and read up on the techniques you want to use
>Bought Takom 1/35 T-54B from aliexpress last year>It has the wrong hull shape and apparently Takom has a revised hull>Back and forth emails, they take months to reply>Finally paid 10 USD for shipping for the revised hull>They sent the same incorrect hullAAAAAAAAAAHHHH
>>10628984A bit similar happened with VKB with me. >order Gladiator NXT EVO stick and base >somehow they sent me the last remaining pre-EVO NXT base >back and forth emails >they kinda forgot about me >remind them that I exist after five months >finally send me a proper NXT EVO base (thankfully for free)
>>10628992>gee, Bill!>mom let's you have TWO extraordinarily expensive hobbies?!
>>10629009Yeah, not even the most expensive ones. Thankfully I don't care one bit about cars. or legos or shit, else I'd be totally bankrupt.
>>10629025hey, that's my house on your wrist!
I don't know whether I like 1/700 or 1/350 betterI wish that there were more 1/350 dreadnoughts and pre-dreadnoughtsSo far I have the Lord Nelson, Danton, Borodino and Dreadnought
>>10628984mane, give it a restlegitimately what are the differences and why are they so critical?
/smg/ should be a separate board, change my mind
>>10629244Trains can come too
Isn't Liquitex just Vallejo for poorfags, or is Vallejo just Liquitex for richfags? Now I'm confused.
>>10629305Liquitex is an age old brand for artist's acrylics. Has been used for airbrush illustrations during the 80s a lot. I don't know if it is any good for modelling but those are very decent paints for painting and illustrations.
>>10629037Your house costs 2000 bucks?>>10629244Yes, but the traffic would be so high, the jannies couldn't keep up.
>>10629502Artist lines are superior to modelling stuff. Vallejo, ak etc have nothing on real paint like golden or liquitex
>>10628252Oil flows equally well imo, clean your models
>>10629588Don't tell me to clean my models fuckface. Enamel has even lower surface tension than oils.
>>10629644Fake news plebbit leftist basedgandaZ
Why is every general on every board such utter shit now? It's like they all went full retard over the past two years. Even the comfy ones.
>>10629502It has poor adhesion on non-porous surfaces
Hello I want to make this cia AH-64Can someone tall me what paints should I get?
remember not to reply to single cell organisms such as the above
>>10629703All US military vehicles have Federal Standard paint codes, literally google it.
>>10629703airbrush paintsobviously not the ones made for houseshope this helps
Just learned these exist. How come nobody seems to use them? Let me guess: completely replaceable with eye-shadow.
>>10629802>obviously not the ones made for housesObviously not. Paint meant for fences then again...
>>10629806They don't really have a purpose. You can do the same thing with oils and pigments, which most serious modellers already have, so there is no need to buy a separate product.
>>10629653R*ssians, ziggers and general vatnik shitposters. The war really cranked up the troll farms and just brown retards that sympathize with the shithole that is r*ssia.>>10629502True>>10629668Also trueI really like Liquitex inks, they are super vibrant, but they rub off really easily, gotta varnish them right away pretty much.
LPJ showing me up on my ehrhardt. but I got a new lamp thats much brighter and washes out colors in pictures. now I can finally see what I'm doing in my painting station
I also got another paint rack earlier this week.
>>10629874Very cute, I'm jealous
>>10629806I use the sand/light sand/mud weathering master for putting layers of 'natural' dust and dirt accumulation you'd find on vehicles. As the other anon said, it's possible to achieve the same effect with oils and pigments, but weathering master allows a quicker means of doing so.The only problem I've found with it is it generally doesn't like it when you try to apply sealer and it'll mostly dissolve away.
>>10628219>>10628217>>10628212looks like shit, but also salvageable .I suggest you play around with a couple of enamel weathering effects, something like a very bright sandy one such as rainmarks effect a nd a medium tone muddy one. Try to force the contrast between the different panels with them , perhaps. also, the dusty one should go everywhere to make the model less dark. then a coat of varnish, a wash , some moderate chipping on the edges of the panels and you're done.
>>10629874where's your Tamiya and Mr.Color paint anon
>>10629806I'm using two of them, wife got me them for some occasionthey're ok
>>10629874>all this Vallejo>all this model airblue workbench anon, it's joever for you
>>10630666Thanks for the review, satan.
>>10628582May of 2021 here. Haven't touched shit in over two years. Should sell everything.
>>10630182>salvageable Yeah, the next one I think.
How do you get like a rack for paints?
>>10630581>>10630668I have no exhaust system, and little potential for adding one, so its acrylics for the foreseeable future>>10631001you buy one
>>10631001money, 3D printing or make it yourself from cardboard
>>106310011) Buy it2) Build itIs this what /smg/ is now?
>>10629653Russians and delusional thirdworlders
>>10631064Why did you write "delusional thirdworlders" twice?
>>10629653invasion by redditors
>>10629653It seems like the whole covid thing did a number on the mental health of a noticeable number of the population, making them actually insane. It probably also introduced some new users here who are not very used to the culture.
>>10629653>past two yearsthis has been the case since Redditors frequented the website because of Trump and pol back in 2016
>>10631027Get those portable spray booths. I have one that has dual exhaust fans and sucks in paint without issue. I have a ceiling fan while I paint and it doesn't circulate in my room.https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=WYagImp0srg
>>10631277It's running the exhaust outdoors that's getting me. I'm in the basement so the best exit is through the window which is currently a shitty single pane non-opening one. And that venting would have to run across existing shelving and storage. I'd have to move my painting station across the room to the newer bench which isn't really set up for it, and then replace a window. A lotta work when I'm content with my acrylics
>>10631288can't you just paint outside?
>>10631288you can put the hose in a water bucket so paint particles deposit there. some fancier spray booths even use a water curtain instead of an exhaust fan to directly catch excess paint and fumes in the air.
>>10631374NTA but the issue isn't paint particles, the paint dust gets caught in the filter. It's the fumes. I just ventilate my room for about an hour after spraying lacquers and for water based acrylics it's whatever. Just wear a respirator during spraying.
>>10629703God that Comanche in the foreground is sexy. Shame it was never to be.
>>10631399>I just ventilate my room for about an hour after spraying lacquersanon...
>>10629653Unironically, people obsessed with the latest slav shitflinging fest. Just look at the other replies. Those cum slurping, reddit browsing retards need to get a grip and keep their obsession out of the thread because it derails shit here constantly. Niggers.
>>10631417five rubles habe been deposited to your sberbank account, comrade
>>10631419It's telling that you clearly took that personally, despite the fact that I didn't specifically refer to either side. I don't care what 'team' you support, you're all thread derailing, cum sucking faggots when you bring your shitflinging contest here. Fuck off back to >>>/r/eddit where you belong.
>>10631288That's what the air filters are for. I tried spraying lacquer paints and thinners to the exhaust with the filter, it's extremely faint even though I'm constantly blasting the filter directly.You can apply multiple filters in the hose if you're concerned that much, but again it's up to you if you want to limit yourself.
Decided to build something a little different and really enjoying learning how to paint wood. Unfortunately, a small gauge pinged off and I can't find it anywhere.Thinking of doing the paint scheme that inspired Ferrari.
>>10631417>M-M-Morty why do you*BURP* care about the latest slav shitflinging fest Morty? It literally doesn't m-m-m-mater Morty. Y-you sho*BURP*uld n-n-n-not care about anything Morty. You should be a nihilist like your grandpa Morty, only caring about always being superior to the n-normies Morty, obsessively in fact. >Aw jeez Rick, it sound kinda like a historically significant event though. >It isn't, because I don't care, so n*BURP*neither should you Morty.
>>10629653Unironic and real answer (the fact that no one ever gets this should tell you who the modern demographic of this website is):Because moot sold the website to hiroshi and the dude is a native Japanese living in Japan so he could not care less at all about US politics or culture war or whatever, iirc he doesn't even speak English. He's just here to rake in some ad revenue. His hands off approach has resulted in a massive decline in quality. When moot was still here he took a personal interest in maintaining the website and would often go on mass banning sprees as well as creating quarantine boards if needed. If he was still here you bet your ass he would nuke /pol/ and go on a mass ban wave (he has literally deleted /pol/ before), but he is long gone so as a result the schizos are left to run wild and rampant all over the website. It's only gonna get worse as more and more oldfags age out of here so enjoy it while you can lmao.
basically done. pin washed, oil dot filter/streaking, oil shading, speckling, and a little touch up dark shading. Might give it a satin coat tomorrow to seal it all up. >>10631371i could, but its not convenient or practical for half the year>>10631374like the other guy said, I want to ventilate. My house is small and air is recirculated with my heatpump. I've had some nice chemical smells spread everywhere like a japanese aircraft carrier cuz the AC kicked on.But I'm fine with my acrylics for now, maybe when I build my dream house in NH I'll make plans for fume extraction in case I want to shake things up
>>10631757the one made by lpj looks vastly better
>>10631652It's gotten so bad I've been giving serious thought to going out in daylight. I don't wanna do it, bros. I don't want to be a Sunshine Boy.
>>10631789You can do it anon
>>10631757I really gotta build a Freikorps armoured car some day.>>10631556That's, what, six gauges that can be seen in the image? Cluttered little thing, by WW1 standards...
>>10632043pic related got announced recently. Im gonna get the two tone russian one
I am using a 10X magnifying eyepiece to clean up mould lines on my 1/700 kit
How long to let sprue glue dry?
>>10631001buy a nail polish display rack
I want a German tank collectionI am starting with the A7V What should I get afterwards?Is there an interwar or WW2 kit which comes with everything you need and is also very affordable?
>>10632255I don't want to buy friulmodel tracks
hi newfag here just want to share my second ever scale modeling project so far, is a tamiya nissan 240zg. Paint is tamiya spray "racing white". does anyone know how to apply waterslide decals without losing them? sometimes mine don't even stick and fly off when i breathe a bit too hard on it
>>10632515you need to massage them with a damp q tip you silly billy, did you not watch any online tutorials?
Calling it done. A bit low on interest at the moment so I went and skipped railings for basically he first time ever (would have had to use third party generic ones). Also rather limited rigging (which has turned out basically invisible in the photo) since the "arms" on the masts are just glued edge-on to the masts themselves, and are thus insanely fragile. Emotional support battleship added in for size.
>>10632515get the decal medium (decal setter, decal fix), it's highly diluted latex that will "glue" the decal in placethe second ingredient is decal solvent (decal softer), a mix of IPA and other stuff that softens the decal, helping it to bend and lay flat on curved surfacesalso prepare the surface with gloss varnish
>>10632751the one in light grey that looks like unpainted plastic is actually done?
>>10632802It's all painted, most of the lighter grey bits are fragile PE parts that got a bit less weathering.
>>10632751What ship is the emotional support? POW, DOY, KGV? It looks really good and it's making me want to try to take a crack at the Tamiya 1/700 KGV I have in the stash.
>>10632855Prince of Wales, a'la Flyhawk.
anyone ordered off miniaturmodelle.net before?
>>10632567tried the damp qtip method, it works well with flat surfaces.>>10632801thanks for the info, I'll probably need this to glue the shift pattern onto the shifter since it's round and the flat sticker doesn't want to apply on it. do you know any brands or specific products (prefer something I can get in north america)?
>>10632918You were too cowardly to do the PE radars
Are the old toolings from the 60s deteriorating from overuse, has the QC of reboxes taken a nosedive into flashfagging, has the technology behind the toolings aged like milk, or were the old toolings always O.K. Boomer?
>>10633734All of the above.
>>10633734>has the technology behind the toolings aged like milkNot really. Some Trumpeter or Zvezda toolings from pre-2010 are fucking atrocious while 1970ies Tamiya is pretty nice. Overall it seems all the real companies have pretty nice detailing and multi-part molds because of CAD and shit these days, but in the end it's still stuck behind the designer.
>>10633734Yes but also they were always garbagePeople would buy multiple boxes of the same kit because they would expect multiple parts to have errors
>>10625874The tips on these break easily, but they are otherwise pretty good.Also, did any of you guys have a family lighter growing up. I was always so hesitant about asking to use it when I was younger and building models.
>started a Dragon panther and can already tell the suspension is not going to be levelAt least Tamiya had guide pins
>>10634076>Also, did any of you guys have a family lighter growing up. I was always so hesitant about asking to use it when I was younger and building models.Yeah, we remember that bit of bullshit, don't try to pretend it's you.
>>10634130I am not even pretending, I am the guy. I am at my parent's place right now. Do you want to see the lighter as proof?
I felt like building something Finnish.I also felt like building a StuG.Luckily, Finland used the StuG.So who makes a Finnish StuG in 1/72?>UMAs the saying goes: FUG :DDWell truth be told they're not that bad really. Just keep your tube of filler handy, be prepared for thick sprue gates, the occasional odd engineering choice (like the periscope sight not being attached to the inside of the roof, but stuck to the gun base on the superstructure floor you can see here, despite not moving with the gun at all), some flash, etc. I should perhaps also point out that Stockholm syndrome is something the media made up and not really a thing in actual psychology.As a quick observation regarding UM's tendency to release a lot of different variants this kit had five different main gun barrels on the sprues.>>10633728I tried. IIRC one even came out pretty nice. What you see here is Plan B.
>>10633519you'll need softner for the decals to work on any surface that isn't almost perfectly flat
>>10633519>brandsI'm using Mr.Hobby (sometimes so listed as Gunze), theirs are called Mark Setter and Mark Softer (japs can't into English)there's always Tamiya, too, your usual hobby supply store should stock either or
>>10634198post it, with timestamp
>>10632197Won't that only fit like Vallejo?
>>10633894>People would buy multiple boxes of the same kit because they would expect multiple parts to have errorsWhat a load of bullshit.
>>10634424Why is your family lighter not refillable? It's just a plastic husk with a regular lighter inside.t. have the same piece of shit
>>10633734>has the technology behind the toolings aged like milkYes. With CNC machinery, CAD and high precision mills you can achieve unmatched precision in tooling manufacturing.Pre-CAD/CNC era required lots and lots of manual labour to create "master model" and base toolings on it.High quality tooling is expensive as hell though. So today you kinda have an alternative: invest bux and get perfect tooling or save money and get 1970-tier tooling.>Are the old toolings from the 60s deteriorating from overuseSort of. Sooner or later someone will fuck up and damage them permanently forever. >were the old toolings always O.K. Boomer?This.We are just spoiled nowadays. Kids back then sawed and filed Spitfires out of balsa wood bricks, and we are throwing tantrums over plastic bits being 0.02mm wider than in real life.
>>10634424>>10634198>>10634076Sort of. Then I started buying cigarette lighters. Much more convenient. Plus plausible deniability if you ever decide to start smoking.
>>10634335thanks will check that out
The AMX is ready for priming
>>10634714That's one beefy looking turret.
>>10634729the gun is absurdly long, it sticks out 15 cm the turret sleeve
>>10634714Damn, how long has it been? A Year in the making?
fuck you for keeping this zigger thread alive
>>10634885wtf, u high m8?
someone needs their diaper changedin other news>f35 hijacked to the Chinese base on Cuba diorama when?
>>10634468Unless you're a literal child, making a larger hole shouldn't be a problem
started decaling the bed and cab, dry fit into place for now. I did a sort of peach colored undercoat on both as I remembered the advice that pink works well to bring out yellow. On the front most yellow piece it was just a white base coat and the difference is pretty noticeable.
>>10635123Wow, that is a gorgeous looking yellow, weird how you say peach undercoating did the trick but I believe it.
>>10635139ty. I didnt have pink so i mixed red with some white primer, turned more peachy than pink
>>10635123Red/pink works because it 1) Lets the yellow overcoat still be read as yellow (as opposed to other, darker colors that will make it just look not yellow)2) Gives the yellow a slightly warmer hue which is how we see most yellow tones every dayBasically yellow, due to it's coverage being fucking trash, is one of the few colors that actually does benefit from the "pre-shading" technique. But as said before, it only works if you build the shadows up from brown/red up to a pink/white, because those tones will not really fuck with the yellow, but make it look kind of natural. You can obviously experiment with other undertones for other effects, but if you want yellow yellow, the brown-red-pink axis is the one to aim for.This guy did a pretty nice experiment (results at 18:00ish), but his undercoat was merely a very toned down wash. You can see on the stormcast how a stronger blueish undercoat makes the yellow read much more as a greenish tone (which makes perfect sense).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u8fV0aTO1w
>>10635006It's just the usual case of the USMC "don't crash" challenge (IMPOSSIBLE).
>>10635123>>10635139>>10635140>>10635157I'm the anon who originally suggested pink as an undercoat for yellow. Yellow has always been a pain in the dick to use because it's probably the colour most affected by the undercolour and it keeps affecting it layer after layer. I learned about the pink trick from an italian miniatue painter friend of mine, never had an issue since.Peach is close enough it would work and look good. "Neutral" pink (more or less bubblegum pink) is what to use if you need to prevent your yellow from drifting at all. Red will tend to orange it up, orange will do this to a lesser extent. None of these are wrong, it just depends on what you're going for.Pale yellow or tan yellow does the same job for red (pink will also serve), and red will do the same job for purple (it would need to have some brown in it). The white/tan/brown added is to give those colours coverage as the underlayer.
>>10635210Blue and green generally don't have issues with coverage. Yellow, red, and purple are always the most trouble. Anyway, those are just guidelines, as always use your own best judgement and your own eye. You may find in practice that peach is most utilitarian for large consistent surfaces (the truck looks great), in which case you should use that because it works.
Anyone use the Harder & steenbeck evolution 2 in 1 airbrush? Any opinions?
I'm going to embrace my 40k past and build some British Mark tanks and a WhippetWhich 1/35 kit should I get first?There's Tamiya, Meng and Takom
Will flow improver help with my vajello paint in the air gun? I’ve gone to just using their Air line of paint because I can’t figure out the regular paint.
>>10635538Vallejo airbrush thinner is a more ideal choice, that will make it behave like Vallejo air.
>>10635538I use vallejo flow improver and vallejo airbrush thinner
>spend 10 hours on vehicle interior>gets closed it never to be seen again
>>10634468nail polish racks don't normally have holes, they're just a bunch of shallow shelves stacked on top of each other
Fellow faggots, my stash is getting too big and real life keeps getting in the way of modeling. This is about half of it. what do? rope, etc. is not an option.
>buy like 5 different missile types because I like them all>can only fit at most 2, more likely 1 type on my plane What situation would there be where a fighter would fit long range strike missiles, short range precision missiles AND anti radiation missiles?
>>10635538Flow improver is literally drying retarder. It's not really going to thin down your paint that much. As other anon said, airbrush thinner is the thing you need for actually thinning down the paint.
>>10635887>20 something kits is "too big" of a stashAnon...
>>10635887Stop buying, start building? Or just keep whining about it online, happy that you now at last have a character trait?>>10635908Anti-radiation to blind a SAM site and then short ranged missiles to clean up launchers, etc? All three at once just sounds like an air show ground display.
>>10635887>J7W1 >Do-335 >Skyray >Ho-229>X-29 Why do you hate normalcy anon?
>>106358871:72? kiddie tiercome back when you get your kicksonly from space consuming 1:32 and 1/16 plastic heroine.
>>10635690you're supposed to take pictures and build with open hatches
>>10635887Seconding the motion for J7W or Do-335.That Ho-229 is also that new 2019 tool and I'm curious how the kit holds up.
>>10635908static display at an airshow
Am I getting this order of operations correct?Primer > acrylic paint > enamel gloss varnish > hair spray > acrylic paint > chipping > enamel varnish > weathering > matte varnish
>>10636178People use enamel gloss varnish?
>>10636188Isn't enamel varnish somewhat counterintuitive?Wouldn't the thinner from pins or weathering just get through it?
>>10636178>enamel varnish > weathering >If you want to use enamel or oil based paints/washes/filters for your weathering, as I'd recommend and it seems most do, then the varnish coat here should be acrylic rather than enamel so it won't be dissolved as easily by the enamel thinner/white spirits used in the weathering.Your first varnish coat on the other hand can likely be whatever, I don't think hairspray/chipping fluid will be prone to eating through cured acrylics, the water used for the actual chipping stage certainly won't any time soon.
So you know how some kits have the tracks and wheels as a single piece? This kit isn't one of those, we're talking link and length tracks and every wheel/sprocket being two parts. Drive sprocket and return rollers didn't have good enough pegs to really allow themselves to be dry-fitted properly to the hull either. So all in all this was a decidedly fiddly affair, but with camouflage running all the way down the lower hull sides it seemed like the best idea anyway.PE to follow.
idk how you guys put together the model & then paint it while assembled instead of painting pieces individually and then assemble
>>10636277I'm the autistic other end, I black prime my T-80BVM as I go along, because later shit like the turret front under the ERA armor will become hard to reach, but visible if you peek in.
>>10636277depends on the overall complexity and the particular modelI can't imagine any faggot painting plane/heli cockpits post-assemblybut tanks are just METAL BAWKSES so it doesn't matter
>>10636277Painting before assembly is actual serial killer/psychopath type of behavior. Seek help my man.
>>10636354nah trying to cut out carbs going into the holidays
>>10636365>>10636365>>10636365fresh coal is served
>>10636048too little shelf space, my black brother. i also would enjoy seeing some bombers some day on the shelf, and it aint happening in large scales>>10636085all are getting built, eventually, but i'm partial to the j and the horten myself.>>10636039>normalcyit's boring. I'm still gonna get a spitfire and a p51 one of these days. >>10635995capital advice, old chap!