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SPAAGot edition

previous thread: >>9349876

This 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 others

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.pdf
http://www.scalemodelguide.com/
http://www.modelersite.com/en/area/98/scale-models-techniques
http://www.swannysmodels.com/Tools.html
http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/model-tutorials-and-in-progs
https://www.scalemates.com/
http://ipmsstockholm.org/
https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/
http://www.primeportal.net/home.htm

Plus there are tons of people on YouTube with pretty good videos on techniques etc.

Some sites to purchase models, extras, and supplies:
>ebay
https://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)
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currently counting some rivets, what are you guys up to?
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>>9367966
>what are you guys up to?
Got burned up by T-26 tracks once again, still have some left to go. Instead decided to finally take some pictures of Dragon 1/700 Bismarck i finished like over a month ago now that i got some better work lighting and testing out camera features on my new phone.

Like they were talking in previous thread WOWS is a pretty good guide when it comes to rigging your ships no matter what you think of the quality of the game otherwise.
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>>9367966
putting off having to do these fucking Zvezda tracks.
these are kind of weird because they come in the sprue in several separate groups of links, plus several independent links. it's gonna be a bitch doing it, especially since some of them seem broken.
do you guys have any tips on the "gluing the wheels to the tracks, taking them off the tank, painting them separately, then reattaching at the end" strat? especially for a planefag who's never done tank tracks before.
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>>9367966
>what are you guys up to?
spending more time thinking about building models than actually building them, as usual.
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>>9368005
dam bro, that hits hard
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>>9367966
regretting that I bought friul instead of masterclub tracks
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>>9367966
Just finished a Italeri CR.42 after not making anything for the past 3 years, and soon I'll be working on a S.79, also Italeri.
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>>9368011
Freehand camo is based
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>>9367989
>putting off having to do these fucking Zvezda tracks.
>>9368008
Oh, so you watched that video too huh?
And I had always thought Friul were THE stuff, but apparently I was wrong.
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>>9367989
Just youtube it, there are several ways to do tracks and they all require a lot of explanation. The way I do them is I just glue them with tamiya glue into one entire track run and then wait 30 minutes, primer it, then simply just shape it around the wheels.
>>9368008
>he fell for the boomer meme
Yeah they kinda suck, I only ever buy the already assembled friul tracks and only if I absolutely have to and if I love the tank, ie I bought them for T-80U because the Trumpeter tracks for it are garbage and there are no alternatives.
>>9368011
Very nice
>>9367966
Painting some ACE models piece of shit. Actually came out pretty good but I'm still never building one of these things agjain.
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>>9367980
looks pretty good, I want to try a 1/200 one day.
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>>9367980
Looks awesome. would love to try a ship one day.
would the Bismarck be so weathered, it was less than one year old when it got rekt...
Anyway, how did you weather the wooden deck? I have some crates i want to finish and i'm really digging that deck
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>>9368067
T-26 Track General at this point
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I have just spotted the Mister Craft T-60 Light tank on ebay.
It only costs 7-9€ on average.

Is this the cheapest 1/35 tank kit ever made?

According to scalemates, its a rebox of a rebox of an old kit, but surprisingly it seems to be somewhat decent and not horrible as you would expect it from an decades old eastern european kit.

Also, why is the T-60 such a cute little tank so i have to buy one?
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>>9368011
The camo is amazing.
Which S.79 are you going to build?
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>>9368504
Don't be a retard anon, spend a few dollars more and get yourself a hobbyboss kit instead of this piece of garbage.
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>>9368504
fuck me dead, dont get me.started on mr craft. I have a Cobra model that is so badly tooled...sink marks, ejector marks, even the damn panel lines look like they were scratched by a blind chinese chicken with parkinson's.

>pay shit price
>get shit product
only fair i guess.

>pic related
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>>9368527
Hey, it looks pretty good for 1/700
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>>9367989
>do you guys have any tips on the "gluing the wheels to the tracks, taking them off the tank, painting them separately, then reattaching at the end" strat
uh, give it a designated name?
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>>9368527
managed to get a behind the scenes shot of mr crafts panel line engraving process
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>>9367966
I have a HobbyBoss Mi-2 to paint and working on a Arma Hobby PZL P.11c.
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>>9368011
I think you might have just triggered multiple elitists with that image

But I approve, nice little model.

>>9368504
The only thing MisterCraft models are good for are decals, but not all kits. Some of them are printed in house (shit), some of them are made by Techmod (good).
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>>9368527
>>9368539
Looks like a fine 1/350 model of a Cobra
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>>9368539
that astronaut is the crispest 1/700 figure I've ever seen bruh
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>>9367966
OT-130 still sitting on the bench with incomplete tracks. Started the ZIL-131V with guideline missile and trailer, basically 3 kits in 1
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>>9367966
trying to find motivation for model making
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>>9367966
Gonna have to fire up DCS, invert the Tomcat to get a good look at its gear bay.
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>>9367966
beating myself up mentally at stubbornly trying to get pieces to fit that the instructions SAID FUCKING FIT and instead of just taking a breath and trying to solve it logically I broke a piece by trying to force it.

dont drink and model guys
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>>9368649
fly over an f5 while you're at it
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Do people here actually use 0.2mm and smaller nozzle sizes?
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>>9368692
>guaranteed replies
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That's a lot of detail just for a wing light.
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>>9368730
I own the Viper module but never even noticed that.

DCS can be a blessing if the plane you're building is a playable module. Graphics nowadays are fucking insane.
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>>9368688
I normally use 0.4 and 0.2, keeping 0.15 around for Luftwaffe mottling and similar.
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>>9368417
>would the Bismarck be so weathered, it was less than one year old when it got rekt...
I dont know, I just wanted to test out some ways to weather ships I read about and since this kit wasnt really that good quality-wise I just went with it reality be damned.
>Anyway, how did you weather the wooden deck? I have some crates i want to finish and i'm really digging that deck.
I´ll try to recall since I initially did this deck back in 2016/2017 before I shelved the whole kit. Its a base coat of wooden deck tan that i just drybrushed with like 3 or 4 darker and lighter acrylic colors using a really bristle brush and going in the direction of the deck planks. After that I gave couple of coat of oil paints, mostly red, brown and black.
Looks good enough from far away.
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>>9367966
1/700 Trumpeter HMS Hood 1941 which is very much a work in progress, 1/35 Tamiya Jagdpanzer 70 and T34/76 to do weathering and filtering (Particularly proud of how the Jagd has come out for my perceived skill level so reluctant to 'ruin it'), 1/72 Mirage T-26 for the group build which I'm weathering and giving diorama a go. Also got a load of cheap Armourfast kits that I'm doing GUP replicas for my kid.
>>9368741
Probably going to do similar to this for the Hood as I've already cocked up the hull colouring (pretty accurate to real life 507B so way too dark for 1/700) so going to have to be heavy on filtering and blending anyway.
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>>9368692
gray toothpaste is my favourite colour
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>>9368692
SOUL
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>>9368512
It's an Italeri 1:72, I've been on a Italian Armed Forces fix after watching a bunch of Drachinifel videos on the Regia Marina.
>>9368566
Thanks, I wanted to airbrush it but I realized my airbrush couldn't do that fine of painting. Plus many of the period photos I saw of CR.42s the camo was drowned out so I kind of just said screw it and tried my best.
>>9368692
We all have to start somewhere.
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>>9367966
still not getting my T-26/U-137. Got a good deal on a flyhawk HMS Hermes kit in 1/700 from a facebook auction at least.
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>>9367966
counting rivets as well
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anyone ever decanted spraypaint and counted the final volume?
i want to know how much thinned paint is in an x ml can, so i can make an economic between cans and bottles of primers or lacquer paints
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>>9369277
The amount is on the side of the can retard. Literally says 100mL right there
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>>9369292
that's the volume with the aerosol inside, dear anon
i want to know the volume of final usable paint for airbrushing
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>>9368692
There's a guy on twitter who seems to post a model once every week. They look like this too
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>>9368692
haha first model, be gentle!
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>>9369378
>that decal alignment
Christ
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>>9369386
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>>9369378
Eh, I can't dislike an Hs 123 model, it's such a charismatic looking plane.
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To be fair, it may be a kid or a really old guy but I don't get how the paint is so ...chunky?
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>>9369474
It's a combination of getting glue everywhere (they prob use superglue) and hand brushing on the shittiest most basic brand of paint they can find with the thickest chunkiest coats. At least it isn't horrendously glossy like most 0 effort boomer models are.
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>>9369378
>>9369386
>>9369474
At least he's trying judging by how his camo matches up with the guide but Jesus dude.
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>>9369474
looks like paint not made for models (latex acrylic maybe) that isn't thinned at all.
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>>9369144
>It's an Italeri 1:72, I've been on a Italian Armed Forces fix after watching a bunch of Drachinifel videos on the Regia Marina.
Be careful, Italeri is notoriously terrible when it comes to indicating which colors to use. Personally I'm following this guide, the guy seems to really know what he's doing:
https://youtu.be/W5QGLivKpNI
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>only so many subs in 350
it hurts, lads
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>>9368789
>1/700 Trumpeter HMS Hood 1941
nice, I picked up the 1931 version. let me know how it goes and if there's anything I should look out for. will probably tackle it sometime early next year.
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>>9369378
>>9369386
>>9369474
holy shit, link his account anon
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>>9369938
I dunno man. I feel kind of bad but I've seen them on my timeline for years and there's been no improvement. I think they might be special.
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>>9370077
oh then I feel bad then. oh well
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Anyone know if Panda model (specifically the M8) tracks are decent or I need to get replacements?
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I'm halfway to finishing the new Amusing Hobby T-72AM with Full Interior and this is the most pleasant full interior build I've ever done. Everything is so streamlined and easy. Not like Miniart which although builds into a masterpiece is absolutely nightmare tier. I'll never understand why manufacturers think multipart tubs are ok, fucking no one wants this.
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>>9370346
As a T-72sexual, I am very jealous of you.
Maybe when my stash gets smaller i´ll get one of those.
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>clipped, trimmed, sanded, and glued the road wheels
tomorrow's the return rollers, and maybe if I'm feeling particularly masochistic I'll start working on the thing we don't talk about in this general
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>Go on reddit r/modelmakers
>scrolling down
>see someone did a Yamato build, post is 12 hours old yet has less than 100 upvotes
>legitimately a fantastic job done
>keep scrolling
>tons of really mediocre / pointless shit with way more attention
>all these retards that post WIP of every stupid thing they do
>boomer's workstation literally 700 upvotes
>some other guy just posting a picture of a box gets more attention than this
>a guy that literally posted some landing gear for an aircraft has more attention than this guy's yamato / yukikaze diorama

I hate reddit. I fucking hate it so much. I swear all you have to do to get attention there is say "First time doing X!" or "first plane I've ever made!" or some sob story and all the idiots upvote your post.
Anyways kind of an off topic vent but that place can just be so fucking annoying.
Here's the guys yamato by the way

https://imgur.com/gallery/lms5CwV
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>>9370542
Don't know why you expected anything else
also very nice boat
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>>9370382
It's not a lengthy build thankfully. The only thing I don't like about it is that it only comes with 12 rounds for the autoloader which is dumb as fuck, you can't display a full autoloader stock.
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>>9370542
Reddit is full of spiteful people lmao, of course they'll ignore anything that makes them insecure.
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>>9370542
I think this can be summed up by human psychology, if something is more relatable it can be appreciated more. looking at that pic you posted, I cant relate to it, its far too sterile and looks like it came from a hobby magazine, theres no context to it.
One of my build was decent with decent photography but not too over the top and I got 900 upboats
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>>9370542
this is fucking incredible, what a fantastic build.
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>>9370559
>sterile
>cool angle of two ships posed in the middle of action
a-anon, I...
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>>9370569
if it was posted on a cutting mat I guarantee you it would get twice the amount of votes
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>>9370576
that's just proof redditors are subhuman
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>>9370542
Damn, every millimeter of that build has nice details. The weathering really makes everything pop out, without being too heavy.
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Neat trick for cleaning small parts with an ultrasonic cleaner while minimising solvent usage.
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>>9370542
Mediocrity is celebrated. Result of the participation award generation
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>>9370542
Deck not stained and too bright, 2/10
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>>9368659
remember you can always sand to get a better fit mate.
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>>9368692
oooh feel the crust!
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>>9370346
>I'll never understand why manufacturers think multipart tubs are ok
An obvious guess is that, no, it isn't about them just thinking it's ok and that's it. Instead it's probably about what the cost and complexity would be to mould it as a single piece and what other changes (like making side detailing separate pieces instead of moulded in) would have to happen to make it possible, which then of course may in themselves drive cost as well as complexity both in moulding and assembly. As much as we might wish not every manufacturer will be at the top of the pile with these things.

>>9370542
>I hate reddit. I fucking hate it so much.
Yet you, apparently, keep going there.
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>>9369819
>>subs
what's so special about painting a black floating pipe?
The only excitement I see in them is the difficult process of building an ocean diorama base for them. Or mummifying them in poured resin.
what do you like about building em anon?
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>>9370722
There's also kits with cutouts so you can model the insides. But that's in 1/144. I see no appeal of subs in 1/350.
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>>9370559
slit your throat
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>>9370542
Youtube just recommended me one of this guy's videos building this diorama after I looked at these pics a few hours ago

spooky

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChbssnG0D98ue1rnMDZ5K8w/videos
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>>9370542
That is a very nice boat. It's the same with art, inspiration for which I go to reddit; you gotta scroll into the "upvoted but not popular" section to get the good shit.
>>9370346
Do you mean their T-72AV or T-72M1? Ostensibly they're going to be similar but I want to know if their T-72AV also has a removable turret roof.
I also want their T72m2 one day. Some T72s have no right being as sexy as they are.
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>2022
>amusing hobby t-90 full interior
Whoa.
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I have to keep telling myself to never buy kits just because it's discounted or "I might not be able to buy it later". There's always new shit to buy.
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>>9370735
seething that your post only got 50 upvotes bitch boy?
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>>9370722
I dunno they're cool technological marvels.
>why do you do X in scale modeling?
we're all autistic, anon. we can't explain what makes us so interested in some things.
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>>9371180
>"I might not be able to buy it later". There's always new shit to buy.
for tanks and planes, sure. ships are hardly popular.
though the moment I see Eduard re-release their Red Baron kit, I am buying it. that's the only kit I really want right now, but their 2017 profipack is literally impossible to find anywhere.
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>>9371320
speaking of Eduard
>they're already sold out of their new Hind on their website
Christ.
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>>9371329
Yeah, they brought them all to a model show or something similar and sold them all there, I hear.
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>>9371329
It's just the zvezda kit so what's the big deal?
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>>9371349
but muh Eduard photo etch and decals
(but unironically)
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>>9371180
bruh don't be a mong like me, I'm beating myself up cause i cant find some luft'46 kits anywhere, cause apparently they are no longer in fashion.
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>>9371352
Just buy some sci-fi kit and slap hakenkreuz and RLM colours on it. Normies won't know the difference.
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what's my best kit option for an f-15j?
i've read that platz' new tooling is still not as good as hasegawa, but hasegawa's was first released in 1988 so i find that as hard to believe
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>>9371355
>mfw he's thinking we do it for the normies

bro are you even a real autist?
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>>9371375
GWH worked out fine for me.
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>Haven't built a kit in a few months
>Got inspired yesterday and worked light speed on Arma Hobby PZL P.11c
>Got it almost ready to put primer on today, just gotta work on the wheel assembly
>knife slipped, thumb sliced open
>unable to do any models for at least two weeks

It's not fair, bros.
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>>9370707
yeah, it went together perfectly fine the next day after I just sanded down the mating surfaces slightly. the bottom screw hole for the shock is half missing, but I still managed to hook it around the screw enough to tigten it down and it looks fine.
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>>9371511
Pain is the best teacher.
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>>9371532
this is very true
I cut my thumb so many time shaving down the road wheels on the HobbyBoss Kit About Which We Do Not Speak so many times back in May that I was rendered unable to work on it for a few days while it healed. tip of my thumb pad looked like it had gone through lingchi.
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>>9371633
>not covering your thumb in superglue to keep on working
ngmi
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>>9371669
>use acetone to get it off later
>acetone burns the shit out of your cuts
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>>9370915
Meant T-72AV. Haven't gotten to the turret yet but looking at the instructions you can't. The interior parts fit on to a "shell" that the exterior armor fits over like a sleeve. You could just not glue down the base plate for the turret though and then you can easily pop it off. I'm gonna use magnets for this build to try to keep as many things removable as possible so I'll keep you posted.


Does anyone know if any manufacturer sells 1/72 tank tools by themselves? Things like shovel, axe, band saw, etc. Need them to fill in for all the missing tools on some of my resin kits.
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>>9371675
Just leave it on bro? Eventually your skin will push it off as it heals and regenerates.
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>>9371680
I'm not the guy but I wouldn't want superglue embedded deep into my fingers.
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>>9371669
super glue was used by field medics during the Vietnam war for quickly stopping bleeding.

Opportunity missed i guess?
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>>9371699
This doesn't work like that.
>t. badly cut my hand with a box opener while working on a door. Pic related, red arrow. Sliced right through a vein (visible in pic) and i guess some nerve tissue too (numbness). Never knew blood would jet that far, but hey, what do now?
>apply pressure
>pour a shitload of everclear
>superglue the gash closed
>try to align edges as well as possible, kek
>apply more each day as it peels away until healed.

In 3 weeks it looked as it did now. Clean and pink, small scar. Feeling returned to the area in about a year. Lucky? yeah, probably. Stupid? Possibly, but there you go.

>>9371680
this.
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>Zvezda 1/72 La-5FN
>1972 tooling
>Zvezda 1/72 MiG-3
>1978 tooling
Is 1/72 fucked for ww2 soviet aircraft?
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>>9371772
Unironically yes, us Soviet/Russian 1/72 chads were put on this earth to suffer.
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>>9371772
Nah. For the La-5FN you have KP and for the La-5 that's something ClearProp have actually released. Mig-3 is worse but HobbyBoss may be better than the ancient tooling Zvezda peddles. Brengun's Yak-1 is a pretty neat little kit, ICM coughed up a new Po-2 tooling last year, Tamiya makes an Il-2 and if you really need a Zvezda kit specifically then I've heard very good things about their new Pe-2 tooling.
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I'm thinking of building THAT kit next and wanted to paint it as it would have looked during the Falklands war. Unfortunately, it's really boring.

So now I'm conflicted. I can go historical and have a boring, grey plane or I can just give it the paint job it had before the taskforce set sail.
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>Visiting museums and looking at pictures of the real thing for reference
Peabrain
>Fire up DCS to study the models
Normie
>Go to sketchfab and find a random model to reference
Ascended
>Invent your own detail and color scheme
Enlightened
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>>9372380
>spend months on a project, adding intense detail, spend hours sanding/puttying/painting individual parts
Peabrain
>spend a week or two on a project, put decent effort and detail in, it comes out solid/good
Normie
>have multiple projects at once, take months to complete them all but they're all good
Ascended
>spend 1+ month on a kit and it ends up being garbage anyway
Enlightened
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>>9371772
upscale to 1/48
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>>9372705
1/48 is for boomers who start a build then throw it on a shelf for a year before tinkering with it some more only to feel pressured then put it back and repeat until they finish it a year in. For true chads who actually build their models 1/72 is the only solution because 1/48 takes up too much space.
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>>9372775
>1/48 is for boomers
stopped reading there, bruv
48 is the kino scale for planes
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anyone know what grit tamiya's fine surface primer L is?
or at least in comparison to mr.surfacer's grits? where does it stand between 500, 1000, 1200, and 1500?
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>>9372780
This
>>9372775
Seething 1/72 scalelet cope
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fuck me, those road wheels were so annoying.
tomorrow's for the other small pieces for the hull and the return rollers. tuesday or wednesday I'll start taking a crack at the fucking tracks.
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>>9372775
1/72? Must be used to playing with small things.
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>>9369933
>1931
I'm quite impressed for the affordability of the kit. The parts themselves are decent quality, just have fairly prominent ejector marks on hidden faces that need filing, and go together well. The waterline plate lines up pretty perfect with the upper section, but I'm going for full hull and the fit of that has been my only disappointment with the kit. Nothing a bit of filler won't solve, and has a painted black strip along it which will hide all manner of sins on the finished product.
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>>9372981
that's all pretty good to hear, desu. I'm looking forward to it.
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First plastmodel takes WEEKS to refurbish popular ammo weathering products and then they delete my account for no reason at all?
Poles truly are the white negroes of Europe.
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>>9373116
Based Poles
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>>9372780
sure for ww2 fighters, but bombers are fine in 1/72 and ww1 biplanes should be built in 1/32 because they are tiny in comparison.
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>>9373116
Sounds like a (you) problem, I never had any similar issues to this
At this point I've left there a few thousand and the only time an order was wrong (I got sent a wrong kit) they just said "keep it". So I've gotten myself a free 1/32 Me 109, which was nice
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>ordering WWII-era Soviet sub from some Ukrainian site
>wait a day
>they send a follow up email to personally paypal the site owner
kinda cozy desu, the thrill of possibly being robbed makes the dopamine rush of receiving it in the mail 2 weeks later all the better
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>>9372917
It's not that bad, Anon, just basic modelling skills. The tracks are kind of a nightmarish failure of link-and-length though. You have to bend the shorter straight sections around the idler and sprocket.
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>>9373497
I'm a planelet and we don't really have anything as difficult as tracks. maybe biplane rigging but that's it.
thanks for the encouragement though. yeah not really looking forward to that, i'm worried the tracks will break. i'll either heat them up with a lighter or soak em in really warm water.
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>buy a kit from a boomer on facebook
>package arrives
>it has a bunch of pages from scientific articles about reumatism and arthritis to protect the kit box

b-bros...
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>>9373588
Send him a picture of the finished product
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>>9373588
oh man that's depressing. do what other anon said. and if he's selling any more kits buy those too
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Spanish Civil War T-26 got its basecoat of AK real colors Field Green mixed with some Tamiya NATO green. Then I added the camo pattern of AK RAL 8020 sand brown. was too lazy to even try any sort of masking so I just freehanded it with my Badger Patriot 105 using its stock 0.5mm needle.
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>>9373645
Looking good, anon. I like it.
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>>9373598
>>9373621
we'll see if I manage to build this first. I don't have much experience with 1:700 ships, but at least the kit looks really good.
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>>9373588
Arthritic modeller here. In fact I do it to keep the digits moving to a certain extent. Its not impossible, just slower. It just the ache you have after exercising or physical exertion (hands I suppose it would be working on your car quite heavily?) albeit all the time. Don't panic if you get some bad on news on this one day lads.
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>>9373978
>Flyhawk Hermes
Christ, have fun. Flyhawk has better ships than Tamiya these days. really high quality stuff.
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I'm having a real hard time airbrushing vallejo air precisely with .2 needle and at 15-20psi. The paint either doesn't come out or sprays huge amount. Tried thinning and flow improver but the paint is spider webbing. Something to do with my airbrush or should i just give up and try different paint brand?
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>>9374003
what thinner are you using?
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>>9374003
Vallejo seems to be a real unpredictable paint for airbrushing. Some people can just chuck a bit of water in and off to go, others can bully it into behaving with various cocktails of additives, some people it just never fucking works for. One of the most offputting things about learning to airbrush for me is that there are so many variables it's the most infuriatingly trial-and-error-personal-experience-onry learning process I've encountered in my life.
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>>9374004
Vallejo's own. Might be that I can't get the thinner ratio correct
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>>9374028
>Vallejo's own
oh then I have no fucking clue what to tell you, sorry. have you tried Googling and reading any similar questions from other forums? might be something else out there in some boomer convo from 2004 or something.
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>>9374028
try, and i'm not trolling nor shitting you, vodka.
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>>9374039
why are eastern europeans like this?
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>>9374033
>have you tried Googling and reading any similar questions from other forums?
Yup, just've to keep trying then

>>9374039
Alcohol is so expensive here so that's really not an option. And I would just drink it anyway
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>>9374056
not trying to be an autistic ass but in English you don't say "just've." are you Russian by any chance?
good luck on the search for help btw. I stick almost exclusively to Tamiya paints so I can't really help
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>>9374062
>in English you don't say "just've."
Lmao I don't know what I was thinking there.I swear I'm not retarded, just tired
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>>9374056
>Alcohol is so expensive here
>He doesn't order 3litre wine packages of Jelzin vodka from Germany just to thin his paints tax-free.
Never gonna make it, Pekka.
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yep, it's another unbuildable Italeri kit that turns into an absolute butcherfest.
For the sparviero anon: ignore the instruction manual, this is the correct positioning.
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>T-26 instructions show the turret MG magically appear in one of the instructions
>nowhere to be found on any of the sprues
b-bros?...
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jeebus, what glue is that?
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>>9374399
If it's a simple design just go to your local park and get yourself an hypodermic needle.
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>>9374457
was replying to this >>9374307 anon
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>>9374463
my neighborhood is 80% white and 20% asian so there arent any hard drugs within 10 miles
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>>9373497
also forgot to say that the worst part of the roadwheels was actually getting them attached to the bogies via a poorly-molded styrene bolt, which required a lot of trial-and-error sanding and bending to get them through.
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>>9368692
No tips yet so here you go.
After separating the parts from their tree, use fine grain sand paper to smooth the bumps from the part tree, and remove plastic flashing.
Dry fit parts before gluing and sand parts to perfect fit.
Glue melts the plastic of your model. You don't need to glue all the edges of the part. Use/find bond points/joints.
Thin your paint. Should be like milk, not semen.
Keep clear parts away from glue fumes. Best to wrap in a tissue and place last. The fumes fogs the glass and you will leave finger prints.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW8jjXHSYO8
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>>9374613
anon that's clearly not his
even the filename should be a dead giveaway
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>>9374613
other anon beat me to it but yeah that's not his, it was some legendarily awful post some guy uploaded to reddit a while ago. Guy Fawkes mask really seals the deal
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>>9369474
The paint in the first pic is an emulsion tester pot.
https://www.wilko.com/wilko-tester-pot-pure-grey-emulsion-paint-75ml/p/0428669?gclsrc=ds

I do recommend their primer though.
https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-grey-spray-primer-400ml/p/0413846
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>>9374457
just normal superglue. I'll probably invent some detail and sculpt a canvas cover (like the one you find on tank gun mantlets) around the attachments.

Also I have a question: pic 1 is what the real thing looks like, pic 2 is what I'm working with. how do I paint it to make it seems as much realistic as possible? the internal paint is light grey / off white.
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lots of progress on my current build today. feels really good.
anyone else made a lot of progress in a single day recently?
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>>9374810
spent hours cutting parts for my ST-26 production run, felt alright, still a lot to do. No straight modeling days in a while
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>>9374870
>ST-26
do you have any orders yet?
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T26 individual suspension bogies look like motorcycles from a certain angle
i cant be fucked to take a picture but you all know what I'm talking about
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>>9374943
based autist
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so how many people do we have total who have done the T-26 group build? I think there are 6 or 7 of us.
basically the only thing left for me before painting is to start cutting out and sanding the tracks. assembling the tracks+bogies+wheels and rollers off the tank will be somewhat tricky since the Zvezda road rollers can only be assembled on the tank itself, and not separately like the road wheels. really looking forward to doing this Winter War camo though
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Are Voyager PE parts actually noticeable if you aren't planning on battle damaging the model?
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I have given up on the T-26 kit tracks and ordered metal tracks. Why couldn't the T-26 guy have chosen something with better kits, like the valentine or BT-7?
>>9374946
>>9374943
Found a pic on scalemates manual. You can't look at this and tell me it doesn't look kinda like one of those sport bikes, right?
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>>9375215
Looks like a Tron light cycle
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>>9375160
for thin areas, like exhaust pipes or mudflaps, the more realistic thickness is very noticeable
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>>9375215
>>9375229
naw dog, its the Akira bike
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>>9374941
No, not out for sale yet. PE batch should be shipping next week, so looks like late October it'll be up for sale. Got 6 people on the wishlist at scalemates, a handful of people on armorama are interested, and one guy who reached out to me so I can give him a heads up when I launch. I'll let you guys in on the details, 1st production run is 100 conversion kits, stand to make ~2k if I sell em all. Got a list going of future conversions and kit ideas, hope this works out, need to ditch the corporate world.
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I'm okay at painting camo, but how should I paint the fine black lines between each color splodge?

It looks like it would be a pain to mask.
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>>9375425
Freehand via paintbrush or fine liner pen would seem the obvious choice.
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>>9375425
You're overthinking it, just use a sharpie.
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>>9375388
good luck anon, we're all rooting for you.
hopefully if you broaden your kit base as well you'll be able to make tons of money. do you have any other ideas for conversions/PE kits?
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>that massive list of inaccuracies and faults on Dragon's M103A2 armorama review
Holy shit. Looks like I'm not building an M103 until someone else makes one.
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can I polish/buff a gloss coat with just a microfiber cloth or do I really need some polishing compound? I wanna do a really nice glossy finish for the fuel tank on my honda monkey but I dont have anything.
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>>9375568
You're gonna be rubbing for a long-ass time.
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>>9375570
dang, figured. guess I can pick up a tube of finishing compound.
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I'm usually a proponent for vinyl tracks, however they need to have nubs bigger than .5mm to make them work
Otherwise, ICM did their best to minimise questionable design decisions like no alignment pins for all wheels or duplicating the drivers hatch
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can any autists help and tell me if the T-26 actually had this gap? I remember the HobbyBoss kit having it too but both that kit and this Zvezda one are of rather dubious quality, and it could just be a coincidence. in that case I'll just putty it in.
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>>9375610
doesn't seem like it
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>>9375633
funny, I couldn't find any pics giving a good enough angle to help answer my question. but I'm retarded, so...
thanks anon
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>>9375553
Thanks, not aiming for tons of money, just enough to keep me afloat. Got tons of ideas though, for starters most are T-26 based. Naturally ill split up the ST into just a chassis conversion and just a bridge unit (tho with supporting jacks) then there's the ST-26 with a mine roller, OT-26 both early and late, T-26TU command tank. At least one refueller, maybe one of the APC versions. Track jigs for it and the T-20, on and on, with some other oddball subjects for good measure.

>>9375610
Going off memory, no gap. Real thing has a tab folded onto the top of the hull there
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>>9375594
You can just superglue the tracks together. Don't actually need huge nubs to melt together.
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>>9375640
The area is extremely small and any tension will rip them off
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>>9375666
I built them and they were fine for me, although just to be sure I did apply super glue between the links as well as on the tabs.
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Can I hand-paint 1/72 planes with Tamiya/Mr.Hobby paints or am I going to have to get some Citadel paints?
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>>9375705
hand painting with Tamiya is fine so long as you aren't doing anything larger than like, 2 square inches.
>Citadel
if you want to go broke, then go for it
>Mr Hobby
can't speak to this. I know they're lacquer, though. genuinely unsure if you can hand brush that stuff, though I don't see why not.
Vallejo is probably the best option for brush painting, as it can be thinned just with water.
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>>9375711
>hand painting with Tamiya is fine so long as you aren't doing anything larger than like, 2 square inches.
What's wrong with brush painting large surfaces with Tamiya? After a single coat of varnish, it's undistinguishable from any other brand of paint. In fact, I'd say it's better than most other brands, since it never covers any detail.
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>>9375746
Not the guy but it dries on the paintbrush so easily and you can scratch the paintwork you've already done on accident. It was a real pain when I many years ago did a car with Tamiya and brush paint for this reason, so many attempts to get the body to not look like shit
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>>9375567
I think that kit almost single-handedly got Dragon's "Black Label"-line the nickname "Black plague".
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>>9375705
ammo by mig is also a solid optionfor brush painting, more so than for airbrushing (at whick i fucked up miserably). Pic related, ammo brush painted me410.
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>>9375867
>those camo fades
I'm assuming you got that by just putting some of that light shade on a sponge and dabbling it on? looks pretty nice.
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>same fucking prick outbid me on the same kit in two different auctions on ebay
fuck off i need that republic venator on my self
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>>9375873
actually they are drybrushed with a stiffish brush. I think i cut a brush down for stiffness, i didn't have a small enough drybrush, this is in 1/72 scale. It took some patience.
Here is the belly - the paint went down smooh enough with thinning. The BK5 is totally inaccurate (scratchbuilt).
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>>9375909
why the fuck is the faggot buying multiple
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>>9371329
If you're in the UK, scalemodelshop has them
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>>9375961
eh not a chopper guy. still crazy how high-demand a lot of their stuff is.
not surprising, though, since their kits are almost always great and lots of fun to make. and the decal options!...
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starting work on this teeny kubel, first land vehicle, wish me luck faggits!
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>>9376177
have fun anon
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>>9376177
nice, kubelwagen was my first real completed model, and I totally fogged up the windscreen cause I didn't know matte over clear part = bad
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>order King Tiger with Aber photoetch from ebay
>it arrives
>no photoetch
b-bros...
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>>9376200
on some reflection I'm minorly upset but I don't think it's a big deal because 1. it's Tamiya and 2. the kit is fucking massive anyway. and on second look, I guess I paid as much as the standard vanilla kit anyway without the photoetch.
plus I have an Ardennes Sherman too and it would be stupid if one were insanely detailed with photoetch and the other were just plain OOB. all's well that ends well I suppose.
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>>9376177
I've got one of those in my to-paint pile. Pity the Jeep from the same set is a piece of garbage.
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bitched out after lots of frustration and yelling and opted to glue the wheels, bogies, and track to the T-26 directly. will snap a pic of progress later.
I feel like I copped out, but I just hope it pays off and looks at least decent. kind of annoying they didn't opt for full proper track links nor vinyl tracks.
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IT'S FINALLY HERE, BROS. AFTER WAITING FOR SO LONG.
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>>9375909
>Venator class attack cruiser
Anon, I'm praying for the day Bandai make Star wars kits again, and I'll either sacrifice a goat or watch spiderman 3 for them to make a Venator. I have the revell kit, it's been in limbo cause I hate how it came OOB and decided to add styrene griblies and panels. The bridges were god awful and basically needed to be redone
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>>9376680
happy for you anon
I hate basically anything (except a few jets and ships) post-1945, but the one tank I'd be cool with doing is a T-55 or one of its modifications.
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>find out there's a 1:48 a2d skyshark
I dont need it..
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>>9376683
Just get the Tamiya T-55 if you ever do, it's pretty god tier and builds up fast.
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>>9376680
is trumpeter's t-62 really that bad?
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>>9376841
It has some minor rivet counter tier inaccuracies (mainly the loaders hatch) but no, it's pretty great. I just want the Zvezda one because:
It has the canvas roll instead of the snorkel that literally no T-62 had mounted ever so I don't have to make one, and it won't have the dumb turret with no tabs that the Trumpeter one has (which prevents you from fiddling with it).

Will also prob be cheaper.
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>>9376680
Nice
Hope they or some other company expands on it with a few of the billions of T62 variants
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>>9376200
>>9376255
Anon you paid for something as advertised and did not receive it as such. Put your big boy pants on and contact the supplier.
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>>9376680
I don't get why people like zvezda, they certainly don't match up on any level to any standard chinese company
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>>9377299
???
Have you literally never built a Zvezda kit from the last 5 years? They're great.
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>>9376680
Now where's my T-80 + T-64 variants you slav(e)s.
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Calling this one done. Might add a figure and diorama later though.
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>>9377610
The Panzer IV F2/G is one of my bucket list models that I really want to have a perfect one of in my display.
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>>9377613
Kit is Dragon's 6360, version with no photo etch included, not that it's needed for a Panzer IV, in my opinion.
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>>9377616
Last one, I suppose.
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>>9377610
Track tension/shape looks wrong to me.
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>>9377619
I like tracks like I like my women: loose.
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>>9367980
i could've sworn there's railings unless this kit didn't have any.
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>>9377619
>>9377625
Aye maybe a touch loose, but I also prefer some slack on models, especially when the model is displayed with wear.
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>>9367966
scheduling a visit with an escort. then deciding which kit to start next. plane, car, or ship?
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>>9377515
Buy Trumpeter, dumbass
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>>9377625
>liking used goods
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>>9377684
It only came with PE set and railings for upper structures. Not that I care since I hate putting in PE railing and I dont think its worth the extra money unless the kit comes with some.
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>thinking about ordering MORE kits, even though nothings been done in a while
>but it's on sale, but it's available now and maybe it won't be soon, yadda-yadda, every excuse to horde more shit
>on the other hand get sick of the boomer store I usually order from, with their scam sales, where half are garbage shelf-warmers for 20% off, and the other half are 1% off just so it looks like more stuff is on sale
>check out a different store, that I once ordered Tamiya paints from
>absolutely fucking everything in stock
>better sales (30-40% on actually decent kits)
>faster delivery times
>"fucking great" I think
>but now that I know they have, and will have everything I need in stock, I don't feel like I have to buy shit anymore

Anyway opinions on the Tamiya 1:48 F-15? It costs half of Hasegawa's, and a third of GWH's Eagle. I might just get that.
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Plump Sherman or edgy Sherman?
Plump Lee or edgy Lee?
First post decides.
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>>9377817
plump
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>>9377817
Plump. With late turret
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>>9377223
well I didn't bother to look at the pictures (contents of the box) which VERY clearly did not actually have the brass parts, just the sprues, decals, and instructions.
like I said, I paid the standard market fee for the plain OOB tank. if I had been completely robbed then I'd be bitching. idk man, it's not a big issue to me. I'm not even good enough with models to warrant having some massive PE sheet that doubles the build time of a kit.
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>>9377625
>liking loose tracks
unfathomably based
>liking loose women
unfathomably cringe
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>>9377337
>>9377299

They are really good, and in addition, they cost only half or even less than that of your average chinese company.
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>>9377843
This is a dumb question but did you check the inside of the box lid? Iirc for that set it comes taped to the inside of the box on top and I legit thought it was missing too
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>>9377879
just checked, yeah there's nothing. also iirc there's supposed to be a little picture of the PE stuff on the front and there isn't. whatever. like I said, not a really big loss for me. probably for the better desu
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>>9377885
low energy
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>>9377887
you mom's low energy
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>>9377843
>>9377885
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>buy Panda's M8 AGS, open box
>broken parts, extremely overdesigned parts, what the fuck are these tra
I fear I have made a mistake. I still gotta build another one of their garbage kits though, since they have the only 1/35 Tunguska on the market.
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>>9378048
Pretty sure Panda went bankcrupt because no one was buying their kits.
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>>9377817
Halfu Sherman, Edgy lee is the objectively correct response.
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>>9378058
Yeah, it's a real shame, they were one of the few companies doing kits of less popular vehicles (on that matter, how in the world are the M8 AGS, M109A7 and Tunguska considered so unpopular to have no kits? Surely they're some of the more well-known vehicles?)
They also had some cool modern Russian shit like the Kurganets-25 and the T-15 with the 57mm.
I think that had they not gone under, they could have improved the quality of their kits (Chinese kit companies tend to do that) but ah well. Pity.
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how about this frankenstein of a (probably latewar) sherman
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>>9377958
ur mom anon LMAO
like I said though if he charged me MSRP for the actual PE kit (like $80+) and I got none of it, THEN I'd be pissed. but I paid ~$65 (including shipping) and the kit usually goes for like $55.
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>>9378086
Unfortunately you can't build a King Tiger without the engine deck meshes. It's illegal.
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>>9378083
What's frankenstein about a M4a1e8 76(w)? Realistically post-war I believe. Don't think any of them made it to units before the shooting stopped.
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>>9378083
isn't that just a super sherman with upgraded armor?
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>>9378089
>mesh
oh it came with that. no actual brass PE though
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>>9378116
I meant these meshes, not the sorry excuse Tamiya gives you for the anti-grenade screens.
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>>9378126
o-oh yeah...
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>>9378141
I would honestly go out and at least buy the PE for the screens since the Tamiya shitty mesh ones are always awful.

Having built this kit before desu 90% of the PE set is pointless (in my opinion) shit like tool clasps and hooks. It did have PE to fill in the commander cupola periscopes though which to me was god tier since I hate undetailed cupolas.
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>>9378048
Yeah I fucking hate over engineered shit. A lot of Panda kits were interesting but I didn't love any of the vehicles enough to suffer through those kinds of builds.
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>>9368527
kek, I built that one. Also got tricked by the less than 5 € pricetag.
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>>9369427
Ohh, my late granddad would have liked that. He flew that plane.
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>>9368504
Yeah all Mister Craft kits are reboxings of egregiously shit old kits. The T-60 is one of the less bad ones, I suppose, but it's still shit and the tracks especially.
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>>9375666
Glue them together and then reinforce with thin wire looped through the holes in the center to take the tension.
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>>9377617
Extremely well done. The only critic I can think of is that bright, light rust, that doesn't look very good.
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>>9377610
I like the rust on the spare track in the front. Did you use pigments?
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>>9377703
schedule a visit to your local parish
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>>9378086
>ur mom anon LMAO
All this talk and still much of a lil bitch to send an email, even to just give them a heads up on the inaccuracy of their listing.
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>>9378418
I mentioned it in my feedback anon
saved btw
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Just 6 months delayed from initial estimate, but finally received my NuNu BMW M8 GTE. The molds look absolutely gorgeous, but I better sharpen up my car skills a little before I try building it. Also BS Models in Belgium have been absolute champs about the delay including offering me some free extra goodies as a thanks for waiting, so definitely using them again next time I want an autism level detail car
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>>9378425
I was really interested in that and have been watching it ever since it was announced, its so rare for modern cars to be released. did you get the upgrade kit for it?
I dont think il get it though, my gunpla backlog grew too much and im tired of cars after my last one, that tamiya senna
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>>9378429
I did not, but I probably will before I get to building it. It is on a different level detail wise from the other car kits I have lying around from Fujimi and Tamiya, but I fear some of the parts are thin enough that they might be tough to assemble and paint without damaging them.... beyond my skill level if I have to do it justice for now at least
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What's the best paint brand for jet exhausts?

If we have to be specific, GE exhausts.
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Consummatum est.
ignore all the fucking puttying, I'll do a bit of sanding where required. hoping to prime before I go to bed tonight.
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>>9378170
actually thinking of doing something like pic related with it, but i won't be able to pull it off that classily...ah well, one of these days / months / years
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>>9378740
Bonum

So is this whole T-26 thing a group build or something?
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>>9378793
Just so you know lakester, or belly tankers were a real thing. After the war surplus drop tanks were dirt cheap, were made of lightweight high-grade aluminum and had a perfect aerodynamic shape, so lunatics started building cars out of them for racing in the desert salt flats.
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>>9377810
I built the Tamiya F-15 a while ago, it was a solidly meh kit. No rivets, decent fit, (although watch the fuselage seam around the cockpit), includes missiles and drop tanks (no decals for the missiles though). I would get the GWH F-15 if I was to build another, I understand it's far and away the best in 1/48, and by the time you buy enough resin and spend the time making rivets to get the other kits up to par you would have been better off with the GWH kit.
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>>9378823
some newfag modeler was interested in a T-26, some insanely autistic niggerfaggot started rage posting about how the guy was gay for wanting to make a T-26 instead of a Tiger or something, so in a surprising act of solidarity like 10 of us decided to buy a T-26 kit and finish it before New Years. I think mine is the last one to be made, but I'm taking my sweet time as my last tank (HobbyBoss T-26) sucked
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>>9378909
did that new guy every buy a kit or post his work?
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>>9378930
not to my knowledge. kinda hard to keep track of some people here. only ones I'd probably recognize are the autistic Aussie making that Morane-Saulnier a few months back, the newfag Aussie making the P-40, the paintbrusher who exclusively does Soviet AFVs, and that one guy who does everything and has one of those special painting vents to make sure he doesn't suffocate to death on fumes.
oh and that one newfag who painted HMS Dreadnought with enamels and then did a pretty good Tirpitz in 350.
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Why do tank roadwheels have uneven spacing
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>>9378909
anyone have a screenshot of the IANF's comments?
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>>9378972
not that I remember, he just kept sperging out and calling anon a faggot for wanting to build a T-26. it was retarded. either an insane Wehrb or just a very good baitposter desu
there's another guy here who is very intensely critical of most people's posts yet never actually posts any content. it comes across WAY too smarmy and genuine to be a troll, too.
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>tfw have 100 tabs open at 2:30am looking at paint I don't need on a bunch of different sites tryng to find the cheapest that I'm not going to buy
anyone else feel like they 'need' to get the right colours. I'm not some paint chip sniffer but it always itches my brain when a kit lists a colour I don't have, even though I could make do with 'close enough'
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>>9378978
nice. Is the hobby boss kit in 1/35 scale worth getting?
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>>9379002
worse is when you build up the base colours and they are very different to the box art. It's painful man
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>>9379004
the tracks are really retarded. impossible if you're new to the hobby (it was my 4th kit). the detail is superior though imo. assembly is a bit gayer
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>>9379007
I think it's worse with stuff like RLM colours because you have armchair pilots all huffing their own farts on the forums over what the right mix is. I have a 1/48 ta-152 that's sat unfinished for several months. The underside and overall basecoat is RLM 76. I HAVE a pot of tamiya xf-23 light blue, and I could probably get 'close enough' trying to mix my own shade by just adding some grey, but it still fucking irrirates me because what if it comes out wrong? what if I fuck up and mix it different if I need to mix some extra?
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>>9379016
>>what if it comes out wrong? what if I fuck up and mix it different
In my experience with oil filters. If it comes out wrong, you will no which colour is lacking. So all that is then needed is to get the oil paint or enamel product that is the missing colour and then do a dot filter or enamel filter to push the colour in the right direction.
In the end it's just a model and paint can always change after being sunbleached or being hit by fumes, dust ect.
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>>9378978
on second thought I'll do a second light primer coat tomorrow after I help my dad with some chores. some areas are a little too unexposed for my liking.
really annoying that seam on the bogies is still showing though, I sanded that shit until it was perfectly smooth. hopefully it's just an issue with it not being completely coated in paint or something, and will disappear in the final analysis.
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>>9379027
the pitfalls of the chronically anxious I suppose. I was looking at getting a bunch of mission model paints in RLM colours cause I read they're real fucking good acrylics.
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>all the boomers nonstop crying about "muh fuel lines" for the entire production of this kit
>barely even visible on the actual thing
>literally easily made with some fucking wire and glue
SHUT THE FUCK UP AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
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>want Leopard 2A4
>but just want it as juxtaposition for my slav tank collection
>all the "simple" leopard kits are out of stock everywhere except for the overpriced ancient italieri one
Why is Revell so hard to find nowadays?
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>>9378961
just so some engineers can have a giggle
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>>9378961
Weight distribution.
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>>9378909
I kinda shelved my UM T-26 for now but I'll finish it eventually, I got frustrated with 1/72 roadwheels and was in a particularly work stressed week at the time so that wasn't doing it any favors
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Almost done with T-72AV hull, only dry fitting for now. Painted the autoloader carousel but I will prob repaint it due to some bad reactions with some wash.
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>>9378838
Didn't know about the racers (thanks!), did know about the Vietnam drop tank boats, pic related.
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>>9379016
i feel you bruh, check out my totally RLM-spec FW19blaaarhggf
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>>9379472
Over here (Hungary) decades after the war you'd still find in the rural areas sheds, outhouses, chicken-coups and whatnot built from the aluminum skin of downed American bombers and escort fighters.

Also first-communion dresses made from parachute fabric.
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>>9379439
That's pretty cool, just a decade ago a full-interior T-72 was an impossible pipedream.
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>>9378383
No pigments on the rust, I mostly just followed Night Shift's instructions on the rust.
>>9378362
Thanks.
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Sup /smg/ I made my first model.
Muddy zundäpp from Russia.
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>>9379548
>first model
>expecting upvotes

(but in all fairness it's not bad desu, colors are pretty flattish so i'd put a dark wash on the leathers and something, maybe some chipping on the paint and call it done).

My first models were a blobby mess so yeah.
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>>9379557
I'm out of nuln oil, you think dry brushing flat black would suffice?
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>>9379548
That mud looks terrible, at least try to blend it with the rest by creating a gradient. Also, stippling is your friend.
It has a ton of dust trapped under the paint. Dust your fucking model before painting it.
You're supposed to wash your model when you're done painting.
The chipping is too random.
A bit of oil dots filter would do it some good as well.
1.5/10
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>>9379565
bruh, nuln oil / washes go into the recesses, dry brushing goes on the raised parts. If you wanna go drybrushing, go with a lighter shade, black would fuck everything up.
>>9379570
get a load of this elitist nigger
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>>9379570
I used this pic as a ref. I wanted to show effects of rasputitsa on the model.
>>9379574
Oh right. Thanks.
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>>9377689
>colors are wrong
>zero weathering
>gloss finish
>zero color modulation

2/10
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>tank in a museum is aseptic so it's fine if I'm a lazy nigger
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I love how there's two types of weathering retard:
>it has to look like a showroom tank because I was in an indoor museum/arms expo once
>it has to be look like a range hulk because I was at an outdoor museum/saw a gate guard once
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>>9379475
god I hope mine looks better than this but yeah look at that damn blue.
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>>9378936
Me?
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>>9379658
good beer choice
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anons, I'm getting very close to finally priming this m4a1. I have just added some turret seam lines and a tarp around the gun. Once the epoxy dries i'll carve up and sand any of the ugly seam lines I don't like.

I've been following night shift's guide to american cast iron texturing video.
How's everyone's night's going?
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>>9379472
>>9378838

tell us why anon, you haven't yet bought a 1/32nd aircraft kit just to scratch build a racer/boat with the included fuel pod?
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>>9379570
>You're supposed to wash your model when you're done painting.
Absolute fucking retard
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>tfw want to build new tank or AFV but already have like seven different projects that are either ready to paint or ready to weather and finish up
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>>9379811
maybe, you are just in a mood for construction.
Why not try getting some afv's that have the same camo as you're over projects. That way later on when your mood changes you can comeback and batch weather those tanks with common camos.
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>>9379713
Cars are usually 1/24 (or god forbid a 1/25 kit from the 60s) so the scale isn't right
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>>9379864
>scale is not right
for what? you scratchbuild it in 1/whatever the fuck you want scale
pic unrelated
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Anyone here know if a Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind would always have had Zimmerit applied?
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>>9379475
>the blue
what the fuck were they thinking
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>>9379570
>this nigger back at it
every time. fuck off
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>>9379901
This one looks like there wasn't any applied to it
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>>9379901
There's plenty of examples of it without it, not sure why you'd think it had it always.
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You know what
I dont really like masking.
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>>9379901
>>9379959
>>9379980

They re-used hulls of damaged Panzer IVs sent back from the front line to the factory for an total overhaul.
Depending on when and from where, these would have Zimmerit applied or not.
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Just realized I'm probably doxxing myself by putting my pictures here and on Scalemates, but oh well.
I don't think any of you are psychopathic enough to care, except for maybe>>9379570 nigger.
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>Great Wall Hobby
anyone have any experience with them? are they good? thinking of eventually getting their Midway TBD kit.
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>>9379901
They stopped applying zimmerit on the 9th of September 1944, and kept making Wirbelwinds into 1945.
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>>9380027
Built their 1/72 F-15J. Really nice surface detail, no flash or so to speak of, the wing root bits by the intakes had some wobbly fit but otherwise it was Tamiya/Flyhawk fit. Hopefully they'll make more 1/72 kits of stuff I want to build.
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>>9380034
that's good to hear. it's only a few years newer than their TBD kit too I believe, so I my hopes are reasonably high.
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>>9379990
Pretty sure no one does but at least the results are satisfying if you do it well.
>>9379980
Basically because >>9380000 and my not being able to find many decent pictures of Wirbelwinds through my quick google search.
>>9380029
They used old hulls though, is the thing. Could still have zimmerit on them to 1945, but I dunno. Was hoping someone could quote a good source on when they were or weren't built with zimmerit or without.
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>>9380058
well, I suppose it doesnt matter because your question was answered, right? unless you're trying to do a vehicle from a very specific time period, idk.
I've seen photos (and models) of Zimmerit being stripped off either by the crew or by battle damage (pic related), so that's an option too if you're willing to do some scratchbuilding/puttying/extensive modification.
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What are vacuform canopies used for? Are they just replacement parts?
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>>9380080
For replacing the kit canopies, which are often very thick and/or have nasty parting lines. Also Canopies don't warp the cockpit as much since they're thinner.
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anyone have any ideas for Vallejo/Tamiya colors for a Soviet green from the late 30s/early 40s? I plan on giving my guy here a base green coat, then apply some chipping fluid with the Winter War white on top.
I have a few Tamiya and Vallejo Model greens to work with but was looking for what you guys have used in the past. don't really have time to do any testing, desu.
when I painted my garbage HB T-26 in May I just used Mr. Color Russian Green I and it was a little too bright. I think I went over it with Tamiya Dark Green to provide some highlights, but I also didn't have that many paints to begin with then.
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>>9379623
>>9379924
oy, there's no blue in there, just glorious turqoise
>not enjoying the superior artistic interpretation
>trusting pleb-tier RLM numbers
oh what feculent little philistines!

here, feast your eyes on the belly in all its naked glory:
(you'd get a kick out of the backside too)
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>>9380130
where are the landing gear covers
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>>9380018
I can assure you that nobody cares about your shitty finnish T-26, Justin Pinard (24y.o.) from New York
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>>9377299
their newer 1/72 stuff is pretty good in my limited experience
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>>9378634
the answer is always alclad
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>>9380130
christ on a bike I don't feel bad about ordering those mission model paints now
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>>9380130
bruh
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>>9380018
I've seen some posting here, 2ch and on Armorama, like the anon with the T-26 bridgelayer
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>>9380201
what are you talking about, anon
>>9380248
based. ST-26anon is such an unbelievably huge chad
>>9380130
>that fucking blue
good Lord
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>Eduard releasing a Pearl Harbor Zero
FUCK ME
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>>9380201
it's not Finnish btw
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>>9380261
Why don't they release a Mig-15 in 1/48?
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>>9380027
They're pretty great.

Source: Built their excellent 1/144 scale B-52
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>>9380320
someone else did a few years back, was just actually looking to get some early Cold War jets the other day. can't remember who, though. dont think it was GWH, but some other chink company.
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>>9380333
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/bronco-fb4014-mig-15-fagot--1315242
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>>9380350
anon pls they'll cancel scale models. no wait that's a good thing everyone build fagots.
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>>9380253
>based. ST-26anon is such an unbelievably huge chad
aww thanks bb. I'll be doxxing myself fully on that if any of you mongos buy one, eBay puts the return address on shipping labels
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>>9380350
ah yeah it was Bronco. I was looking at a MiG-17 and F-86F too. plus a MiG-21 from Eduard. might do some sort of Korean War/Vietnam set of planes or something. only thing dissuading me is the fact that Phantoms in 48 are fucking huge.
>>9380404
see pic related
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these fucking tubing runs I swear to god. it's going to be a miracle if I don't accidentally pull a part free while trying to fucking sleeve them over the connector pins
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I wanted to start posting some of my stuff on scalemates but now I'm worried that the schizo might seriously doxx me
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>>9380497
just embrace it anon. no one cares.
(I already got doxxed but who gives a fuck)
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>>9380497
Just remove the metadeta from your photos
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>>9380086
decided I won't lay down the base green/chipping fluid/white until tomorrow after work.
also, decided on doing some mix of XF-62 Olive Drab and XF-58 Olive Green. seems like it should be solid. plus I suppose it doesn't really matter since it'll just show up here and there under the white top coat, and as long as it's just vaguely green it should be fine.
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>>9380559
4chan already does that retard
that's why phoneposter images get rotated when the exif orientation gets stripped
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How does a man acquire some gosh darned PE fenders in america?
Why does so much stuff appear to be sold exclusively in japnese and polish sites?
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>>9373645
I can never take that thing seriously with the headlights in that position, it looks like a cartoon mosquito or something
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The guy that did HobbyBoss's T-20 Komsomolets: How are the tracks? Are they as garbage as their T-26 ones?
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General rule for building something small such as a T-26 is to just buy metal tracks. It's a real pain in the ass to deal with individual links at that size
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>>9381535
not as bad as the T-26, there are no plastic pins, and no one's pretending that they're workable. Indy links tho so it is tedious and can be fiddly
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>my T-26 and Whiskey-class package is finally on its way back to me

T-26kings...
Subkings...
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>paint figures
>think it looks pretty good
>take picture
>immediately looks like dogshit
Is this the modelers version of the camera adds however much weight or something?
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>>9381683
pretty much yeah. it highlights flaw. If it looks good from a few feet away though then it's fine.
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>>9381683
you think rl pilots look super sharp in photos of their cockpits either?
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>>9381683
>A magnified image reveals imperfections
Wow, got another revelation for us Einstein?
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>Thin down some enamel paint and dump some grounded up soft pastels for mud weathering
Is this a good or bad idea?
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>>9381748
a bottle of mud from Ammo costs 3.70€. don't be a nigger.
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>>9381748
Should work for thin mud.
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>>9381748
Chuck some plaster in as well if you want your mud a bit 'chunkier'.
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What's the difference between Miniart's SU-122-54 early and late types? Aside from the extra antenna
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>>9381560
The Last T-26... I just had a package arrive in customs according to tracking, so expect to hear harsh words about glacial customs processing in about a week or so...
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>>9381942
>>9381560
oh word, I thought my shitbox was the last T-26 to be built. everyone seemed to do theirs immediately. I sat around struggling with HMS Nelson's railings before just moving on.
speaking of, I'll try out that superglue applicator for it, otherwise I'll just switch to inaccurate railings that at least have a bottom bar. at least then, gluing them on will be easier.
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>>9381945
>Nelson
Rodney*
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>>9380253
>>9380243
>>9380237
here you go bois, have a go at the backside too, totally up to spec. Anxiously awaiting (yawn) this >>9379570 critical nigger (crigger?) 's analysis on this, lmao

>>9380143
i fucking lost them, goddammit
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>>9382020
>i fucking lost them, goddammit

Can relate
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>>9381926
Roadwheels, fuel drums and various other miscellaneous details
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>>9382020
Based anon, going your own path

godspeed
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Identification markings painted with minimum amount of bleeding, i just now realized that the X on the roof came with the kit as a decal, but whatever, I think it looks better when painted in.
Also one of the rickety PE attached spotlights on turret came off, but I was actually thinking of just attaching it as a stowage, as in it had came off in the field and they just strapped it in to be fixed when they have time.
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>>9382132
I like
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>>9382132
Nice subject. T-26 doesn't really ahve any interesting paint schemes or markings besides the Spanish civil war
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>>9382020
wait this is *your* abomination?
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>>9381945
I dropped my 1/72 mirage and it got all fugged up, I wasn't overly happy with the outcome anyway so I'm going to get another to build and have this one derelict in the diorama.
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>>9382181
Why the fuck doesn't anyone make a decent 1/35 kit of the angled hull T-26 for fucks sake
For that matter why doesn't anyone make a decent 1/35 kit of the T-26, really
Does Tamiya have an e-mail I can write and ask them to pretty please finally fix this fuck-up in history
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>>9382273
Zvezda will hopefully make some new ones soon, their T-26s are literally reboxes of their kit from 1993 or 97 or whenever. really not a good mold honestly. the detail is ok I suppose but its just kind of a shitty kit honestly
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>>9381942
>>9381945
I don't even know if it will clear customs when it eventually arrives here. It's already been rejected once and nobody at postnord seems to be able to tell me why
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>>9382308
>postnord
Well, there's your problem. The God-forsaken Venn-diagram-overlap of Maud Olofsson fucking around and joint Swedish-Danish state owned companies.
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>>9382132
I think I see some mold lines on the things that hold the bars coming out of the turret
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>every M13/40 or M14/41 has tooling from the literal 70s
fucking shit
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>>9382348
I don't, BUT
>>9382132
Fuck you the Spanish Civil war was a shit inconsequential conflict
>>9382295
I fucking hope, but I'm the one here who publicly roots for the Zvezda kit over the Hobby Boss kit just for the tracks.
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>>9382374
>the tracks
they were both garbage desu, HobbyBoss tracks were literally unworkable and the Zvezda tracks were some bullshit in-between half-assed attempt that was thoroughly annoying. I know tracks are legendarily annoying on basically every tank kit, but fuck's sake
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>>9382371
Are you surprised, no one cares about the Italian AFVs and the whole conflict was inconsequential in the face of the eastern front of WWII.
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>>9382381
I choose the Zvezda tracks because at least you can build them, as opposed to the hobby boss ones that require you to glue the track pins on regardless of whether or not they're workable or not.
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>>9382383
anon, there are kits floating around out there of Literal Who aircraft with 2 fuselages half-built and German unprotected cruisers from the 1890s that did literally fucking nothing while they existed. you'd think someone could do a new tooling of Italy's most common tank from WWII sometime in the last 50 years
>>9382388
yeah I guess you're right. still shit tho. would love a new Zvezda tooling since theyre supposedly really good now. only other Zvezda kit I have is their Yak-3 from like 2012 or thereabouts so it's probably halfway between "shit" and "incredibly good"
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>>9382397
You'd think so but Italy did literally less than nothing in WWII.
Modern Zvezda kits are actually good (after they were acquired by non-Russians, how weird is that?)
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Are 1/350 wooden decks a meme? Sometimes it feels like it'd be easier to just to properly paint and weather the plastic deck than deal with this hunk of reconstituted sawdust.
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>>9382431
Just don't build ships. They're shit and annoying and you will never build a realistic thing in that scale.
And sailors are all gay. Which is still an insult no matter what the government says.
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>>9382433
>Just don't build ships. They're shit and annoying and you will never build a realistic thing in that scale.
incredibly gay, cringe, bluepilled, and Jewish take
>And sailors are all gay. Which is still an insult no matter what the government says.
well I'll let you have that one
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>>9382433
>t. tank humper
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>>9382443
Yes but also I'm drunk and confrontational.
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>>9382444
>drunk at 4pm
you ok lad?
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>>9382451
>You ok lad
No I haven't been for years
>>drunk at 4pm
No it's 23:14 here
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>>9382454
>No I haven't been for years
sorry anon
post pics of your models
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>>9382459
I posted the latest one in this thread >>9377610
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>>9382465
oh that one was really nice. the rusted out exhaust was really 10/10 imo, camo is pleasant as well
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I really like this, I'm glad to have found motivation to come back to modelmaking
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>>9382489
if this is that new P.11 that came out a few years ago, lmk how it is. was looking into getting it at some point
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>>9382348
No you dont, And I have no intention of cleaning them up at this point.
>>9382374
>Fuck you the Spanish Civil war was a shit inconsequential conflict
Well fuck you too I already have enough 4BO shit on my shelf so sue me for using some flashy colors for change.
>>9382381
>HobbyBoss tracks were literally unworkable
I managed to do it, it took me 4 weeks on and off but i goddamn did it.
>>9382454
>drunk at 4pm
>No it's 23:14 here
I see that you have been to Alko.
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>>9382524
>I see that you have been to Alko.
Nah I got cheap gin from a friend who visited Spain.
And God I wish I had, I only got to the lowest levels of alcohol high.
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>>9382521
It's Arma Hobby P.11c. It's really good, I bought this one about a year ago. It is their first tooling (I think?) and it shows, there's a bit of flash, and four parts had wrong numbers, but otherwise it's really good. The detail on the wing surface is really crisp for the scale. It's cheap enough so you don't really lose that much if you screw it up
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>>9382405
??? Zvezda is owned by non Russians?
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>>9382564
idk where the dude got the info but Zvezda is russian ever since it was founded in 1990. What I find funny is that they somehow managed to get a license from Boeing for the dreamliner.
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>>9382530
i'll drink with you, my depressed amigo, i'll be having pic related.

Also, getting close to finishing the Kubel i started a few days ago (Academy 1/72). Thinking about adding some pigments/dust, but for now it looks kinda flattish, any smart faggot with a few words of advice for a novice vehicle painter?
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>>9382374
>Fuck you the Spanish Civil war was a shit inconsequential conflict
U wot m8
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>>9382671
it looks great imo, don't need to weather it anymore, it already looks beaten down
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>>9382671
Just realised that was on a bottle of jaeger
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>>9382371
Yeah, it's absurd, even fucking Romania gets a better treatment. This is a problem that also applies to figures.
At least Italeri offers more choice regarding aircraft.
I'll probably get tbe M13/40 from Tamiya anyway, since it's so cheap.
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We need to petition the jannies for a 500 post limit on /toy/

new thread

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>>9382405
>You'd think so but Italy did literally less than nothing in WWII.
This meme really needs to die. The Med is fast becoming the new Asia Pacific in being the neglected front in pop history.



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