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Slav eyes edition

previous thread: >>9446561

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)

>Currently running groupbuilds:
- T-26 in all its glory (basically finished)
- Zvezda kits (One finished so far, pic related, still plenty of time)
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I've added info about groupbuilds in the header for the thread. Small addition but fairly useful imo
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Idea for new group build:
a model built EXCLUSIVELY from spare parts (from other kits) and modelling materials such as styrene sheets/lead wires/brass tubes etc. It should not resemble anything that has ever actually existed
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>>9460073
Totally jumping on this one man bandwagon.
I have three options, maybe you autists can help me decide:
> dieselpunk walker
> mad max racer
> near future / alternate present VTOL gunship of some variety
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>>9460096
The first 2 options sound very interesting, but the third one seems too complicated for a kitbash project
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>>9459741
>meanwhile every single Trumpeter Russian plane kit comes with 6 fucking sprues of weapons of every kind imaginable
Looks like us Pact Forces chad's win again
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>>9460073
That's definitely doable, but you need to remind us when zvezda groupbuild is about to end (february?), otherwise everyone will forget it.
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>>9460136
>meanwhile every single Trumpeter Russian plane kit comes with 6 fucking sprues of weapons of every kind imaginable
For the F-14 in1:48 HB just tossed in their weapons sprue from their F-18, so I even got weapons the Tomcat never ever fucking carried, like the Harpoon. For the 1:48 JF-17 they just tossed in the sprue from their J-10, so I got every modern Chink missile from PL-5 to PL-10, which are mostly foreign knockoffs, so they'll be usable in other planes (R.550 Magic, Python 3, Sparrow, Sidewinder).
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do you get cancer if you brush paint models without a respirator or is that just for airbrushing?
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>>9460182
Assuming that you're using acrylics there's literally no problem, you don't need a respirator lol
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>>9460182
You'll get cancer from the plastic/resin dust anyway.
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Don't know what to build next
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>>9460249
same
my backlog is like 50 kits and idk what to do once I finish the Zero.
might do another submarine to cleanse the palate.
Gato-class, Ming-class, or Akula-class, bros? saving the Borei for some time in the future
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>>9460254
I don't even have a backlog, I buy kits one at a time, which makes it more difficult because I don't have a few dozen in my backlog to pick from
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>>9460261
What do you like to build? Tanks, planes?
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>>9460254
Gato
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>>9460261
eh I'd rather not have a bunch of kits taking up a lot of space.
better to save your money and buy kits when you're ready to make them then splurge and have a bunch of shit laying around collecting dust unmade.
are you a tank or plane guy? if you mainly stick to one or the other, branch out and try the other. or maybe even try a small boat, sub, or ship.
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>>9460249
3rd kit from the top of your first backlog pile
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>>9460268
>then splurge
than* splurge
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>>9460249
>>9460261
>>9460268
Get yourself something out of your comfort zone. Space shuttle or satellite, obscure interwar bomber, or a car.
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>>9460265
Mostly tanks
>>9460286
I'll look around for something weird and interesting
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>>9460306
>Interesting

Dragon Lunar Orbiter, various racecars, sci-fi kits

>weird
Flying pancake, all the wehrabium, failed prototypes
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Anyone here build UM models 1/72 vehicles?
How is the detail on a scale of 1-10?
Also how frustrating was building them from 1-10?
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>>9460314
I've built 3 of their 1/48 kits.

Detail: 6-7 out of 10 (some kits include PE)
Frustration: 10 out of 10. Couldn't finish one and threw it away out of rage, one is shit and one ended up being ok-ish.
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>>9460314
They are okay, but don't expect stellar quality, just your typical short run eastern european model kit. It's still better than AZ Model, but that's not a hard thing to be.
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>>9460320
Oh ok
I thought they were meant to have great detail for 1/72 scale but were awful to put together, guess I'll avoid them
>>9460319
I didn't even know they had 1/48 kits, interesting
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>new Tamiya 1/16 RC Centurion
>It has accurate engine noises
BREHS...
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>>9460314
Ok (but no more) details, a decent bit of work to get them to fit together.
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>>9460249 #
do one of those weird amphibious landing vehicles that look like sandcrawlers
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>almost 4 hours
>2 more fucking tracks to go
I don't think i'm going to buy a takom kit again or anything with individual track links
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>>9460420
but muh details
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>>9460367
So I won't be losing out on details if I go with trumpeter or zvezda?
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>>9460484
That probably varies on a kit by kit basis. But on some kind of average I wouldn't expect any major differences.
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>>9460484
usually it's better if you check scalemates and pick the model with the most recent tooling
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>>9460420
weaksauce

>one thousand and sixty eight individual pieces
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Not sure if this is the right thread but I'd appreciate some advice, I'm taking apart an old Bburago f40 1/18 and repainting it, and replacing the plastic parts with metal tremonia transkit parts. My first step will be to take off all the plastic parts and wash the metal body in pinesol to take off all the factory paint. I have a lacquer based white primer by Krylon and testors enamel paint in red to go on top of it. I'll finish it off with Decals and then testors enamel clear coats. My question is how long do I need to wait between primer mist coats, and then the first paint coat. After that how long do I wait between paint costs? Finally, do I need to wet sand the primer/paint coats between sprays? I see it recommended all the time online but they also say to wait a week or more between coats and a month for the wet coat to dry, and that would just take forever. Can someone please help me figure out how to get this thing painted? I'll be storing it under my sink or in a kitchen cabinet to dry.
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panel marbling on planes only really works for naval aircraft that spend time at sea, right? because of the salt corrosion and discoloration to the paint and stuff? I think I've only seen it done to carrier aircraft like Zeros, Corsairs, Wildcats, Phantoms, Hornets, and the like.
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>>9460420
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N06fZxoUQx0
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Does anyone know a good kit for an initial production early cold war Abrams? Every single kit I see is for shit gulf war and beyond.
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Can someone explain why there isn't a modern M3 Lee kit for 1/72?
Would love to hear an excuse
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>>9461240
1/72 is a shit scale
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>>9461299
Just like building waterline kits of ships is for dimwits.
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>>9461240
The Mirage one isn't all that old?
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>>9461338
Oh I stand corrected, mirage hobby isn't a great brand but it's certainly better than hasegawa's offering it just wasn't coming up in my searches
Thanks for pointing that out to me anon
>>9461299
I think it's a cute scale, I like cute tiny tanks
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>>9461299
cope more, weak-eyes
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>>9461299
>>9461304
Both correct
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Why is scale modelling so big in spain? Also why are there barely any kits on the BMD 1 and 2 in 1/35?
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>>9461687
Spaniards didn't take part in history so they feel the need to play it out with small toys.
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Alright so if you an autist like me and insist on modelling your obscure Japanese Anime-inspired flight game models but think custom decals are a bitch to get, here's what to do:

I got a cricut for work related purposes and decided to try it out as a masking cutting tool for model kits, and it is just fucking fantastic. Thoroughly recommended. It cuts using PNG files I easily make myself so you don't need Illustrator or some bullshit to get it all right. Here is the result with my 1/72 Academy F-22, only used for the markings:
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>>9460680
Nah
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>>9461730
Its a Danish plane. Denmark is essentially an aircraft carrier that is stuck anchored to northern germany.
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>>9461729
Lots of money though. Like £200+
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>>9461797
The smallest one is like $130. Sure it's a lot of money if you don't see yourself using it that often, but having to order custom decals over and over or god forbid actually paying the hilarious amounts that Ace Combat kits go for on eBay it's a sweet deal. I'll get a lot of use out of this for masking in R/C cars as well.
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>>9461800
What did you get?
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dumb question, if i want to make this red pop more, would adding white do it, or would it just make it a lighter shade? currently painting these masts and the red looks too dull
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>>9462021
white will just make it look slightly more pink, I think it is missing a second layer or something
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>>9462021
You need more saturation bro, do you even color theory. Honestly you should just get a brighter red paint, something like neon/blood red.
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>>9462021
It's looking slightly translucent. More layers will help. In the future, if you want a really bright colour, paint the piece white first, and then put on the bright color.
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>>9462022
>>9462028
>>9462029
yeah im dumb lol. ok thanks. this is a practice model to help me get back into it and ive been fucking up a bit already. thanks for the tips
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Tamiya releasing a new KV-2. Finally that shitty Trumpeter kit is now irrelevant.
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>>9461996
It was for work so I bought the biggest one, the Maker 3, it's not my money and I might need the engraving features for that stuff, but the basic kiss cut stuff is exactly as good on the cheap little guy. I saw some samples done in a hobby store before buying it. It's working great for all these markings
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Shit forgot the image. This is Tamiya's KV-2.
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>>9462047
Would you like to elaborate what made it a shitty kit?
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>>9462064
It's not a shitty kit at all. There might be some flash to clean up and maybe some seams need filling, but it's pretty easy to build and the Tamiya offerings really just can't compete in price-to-quality level. Sure, the Tamiya kit is probably easier to build well, but that's not worth 20-30 euros of extra cost. None of Trumpeter's KVs are bad.
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Okay, so this is going together fine but are these meant to be so visible?
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>>9462070
I think they're meant to represent the actuators that actually move the slats.
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>>9462072
Ah, thank you anon. I tried finding some pictures but couldn't find any clear pictures to see if people trimmed them back or not.
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>>9462064
>>9462067
It's just old. It was a good kit for its time but now it's really in need of an update.
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>>9462047
I was wondering when seeing as the new kv-1 came out last year. Might wait and pick them both up. Been wanting to build a KV-1 since watching that russian Tankers movie.
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Are there any notable issues with the tamiya 1/48 p51d mustang? Want to get this version for my first model build, no prior experience
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>>9462214
Kind of completely unrelated but the paint scheme may be hard for a beginner
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>>9462214
It's easy to build and sufficiently accurate for a first model. Just remember you're going to fuck something up on your first one.
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>>9462256
>Flashbacks to almost destroying my first plane in a bath of terps
>Flashback to not making enough of a mixture of paint so that touching up my second plane was a bloody nightmare and melting decals.

Listen to this man anon. He speaks the truth.
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>>9462237
>>9462256
>>9462269
Thanks, it's hella cheap which is why I'm looking at this particular mustang. My local hobby lobby has a 40% sale on models so I may go see if they have an easier paintjob for similar money. Thanks!
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>>9462323
I mean it's up to you, metallics can just be hard if you're presumably brush painting and the masking around the front of the plane doesn't look very fun
1/48 tamiya planes will definitely be a good choice 9/10 times though
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>>9462323
P40b Airfix is cheap and the US Airforce paint job is very simple.

I did the Flying Tigers one as my second model and it was really good.
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>>9462021
is this the bounty?
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I need to make conical parts, I am using a drill + sandpaper at the moment.

The next better tool is a lathe, right? chink stuff starts @ 250€
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>>9462367
no its the lindberg Gouda model, i bought it from hobbylinc because it was dirt cheap. turns out its the original molds from the 60s so its been a headache trying to assemble
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>>9462214
I've built it several times, it's an old kit, not as detailed as anything modern but it holds up really well considering its age. Really easy to build, good instructions, parts will fit without seams or gaps which is typical for Tamiya.

It's a good kit anon.
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HML. booze and impulse black friday shopping to the rescue
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>>9462403
Model shops do Black Friday deals?
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For the love of God just FYI to anyone here who ever looks into the model makers subreddit.

Do NOT BUY FROM INTERNETHOBBIES.COM, these retards are listing them in their black friday deals thread. It's run by a single mom and they don't actually exist, their entire business model relies on hoping you believe them when they say your shipment is coming in and basically stalling until it's too late to do a refund/charge back. If you buy from them using a debit card you are especially fucked. If you don't believe me just Google them, I fell for this shit last black friday but luckily I'm not retarded and used PayPal so I just disputed them 2 weeks after my order had never updated and immediately got a illiterate death threat in my inbox lmao.
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>>9462405
andyshhq is, dont recall much in the plane or ship area, but im an armor guy. I wonder if spruebrothers will do something

>>9462444
>reddit
lol no
What's with this hobby and scammers tho? seems like every couple months i hear about recasting, or orders never being shipped, etc... conning a niche group of boomers really doesn't seem all that profitable
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>>9462455
I'm pretty sure sprue brothers is gonna do something but haven't announced it yet because I noticed stacking items in my cart lowered the individual price for each one the more I bought. Not sure if it always did this though but I sure as fuck never noticed it before.
>>9462455
It's exactly because it's a bunch of boomers. If you read the internet hobbies complaints you'll see a lot of them start out the same, with something along the lines of
>"I decided to be nice and wait 3 months for my order to update"
Because boomers unironically still believe "special order from Europe" is some grand multi month journey when I can have shit from Moscow at my doorstep in a week.
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>This Vallejo mask is shit. Abteilung is better, I'll just add it to my basket and leave it until payday.
>Two minutes later. I've bought a pecura and 8 paints because I don't want to pay £4 for postage.

I'm a fucking retard.
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>>9462444
be sure not to tell them
let the soiboys get scammed
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>>9462444
what about tkhalidex.com and bqanghan.com ?
I've found these sites a while ago but their prices seem too good to be true.
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>>9462484
Anon I don't know if you're trolling me or not but the answer should be obvious to you just looking at those websites.
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>>9462465
i understand the reasoning behind scamming boomers, but the scale modeling angle won't scale. you're stuck bouncing around the same small community trying to scam people repeatedly. A more general boomer commodity could be a one and done scam.
>I decided to be nice and wait 3 months for my order to update
I can relate, and not even a bommer. current order from europe hit a month today. luckily ive been complaining. $2500 of material lost by fedex. bunch of useless idiots, last week package was found and moving through the system, this week, oh it never even entered the country.
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>>9462484
The the urls alone sound like some indian antivirus scam shit
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>>9462465
I mean me and others in these threads have had orders from eastern europe that take ~3 or so months to arrive before
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>>9462582
Yeah but the difference is none of those websites have a dedicated facebook group calling them out for being a scam website or an official warning from Takom to not buy from them.
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>>9462609
>an official warning from Takom to not buy from them.
holy shit, that's amazing
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yo you guys usually have to drill holes into resin aftermarket parts? These Eduard GBU-12s are a bitch
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>>9462635
? Why is it making you drill a hole?
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>>9462323
You're don't have to paint it the same as what's on the box, Tamiya usually have 2 or 3 paint schemes in the instructions

That said, I'm not familiar with Mustang paint schemes so maybe they only came in polished metal and painting it anything else will trigger the autists
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>>9461729
Ace Combat isn't that obscure anon, cool method though I've been struggling too when it comes to custom tail codes
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>>9462651
Pic related

But to be honest, anything will trigger color autists.
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>>9456432
I haven't built it yet but it's gonna be a big plastic display case (custom built) with some terrain laid out on the base showcasing Russian, American and British MBT's from the Cold War in one display. Still debating on if I want to include Germany and France or not but that might make it a little too big since its 1/35 scale.

Anyway I can show you the tanks I've finished so far for it.

Here's a Dragon 1/35 M60, amazing kit btw, builds like a dream compared to the usual Dragon bullshit.
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>>9463047
1/35 Amusing Hobby Centurion, the AFV rubber mantlet did not fit perfectly but it was good enough. Dunno what the fuck kit manufacturers are thinking always leaving out iconic tanks that have mantlets, literally NONE ever had them off. Drives me insane. Other than that the kit was also 10/10, especially the tracks which practically fall together.
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>>9463047
The Legend Stowage kit for this kit is also amazing btw, came with a stupid amount of stowage that I plan to use for another M60A2 I'm working on atm.
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>>9462047
Cool. I'm currently building the new KV-1, it goes together so smoothly its unbelievable. Hoping they release KV-1e at some point too.
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>went to buy paint
>only bought paint
You can do it if you try bros
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I lost the bottom track length for a $13 kit and I'm so fucking mad, I don't know where the fuck I put it
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>>9463111
Good job, fren :)
Been fighting the consoomer demons myself
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>>9463047
>Still debating on if I want to include Germany and France or not but that might make it a little too big since its 1/35 scale.
The Strv 103 is an important MBT of the cold war anon.
The one made by trumpeter only costs 16€ anon.
Are you SURE you want to miss out on that?
There's also a cheap Type 74...
>>9463052
That stowage looks amazing
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>>9463047
>>9463050
>>9463052
You evidently have a talent for stowage. Very nice.
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Fairly new to this fun hobby, will any stores online have sales for black Friday? I need to pick up essentially everything but discounts on some kits, paint and maybe a decent airbrush set would be nice. Worth waiting until Friday?
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>>9463047
>>9463050
>>9463052
I agree with >>9463195 your stowage looks great, teach me your ways
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>>9463302
Yeah, most shops are gonna jump on that bandwagon more or less.
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Is it a bad idea to seal the basecoat of tank tracks with a couple of layers of varnish?
I have a pair of rubber band tracks that I forgot to treat with primer and the paint keeps flaking off when I bend them.
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>>9463516
I'd start over unless you've already mounted them on the model
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test
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How long should I wait before applying hairspray chipping/AK chipping fluid after varnishing?
>>9463302
Yes of course, banzai already has one right now, and some ebay stores like fogmodels started theres early (although its already over).
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>>9463516
Shouldn't hurt, may not be enough.
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>>9463573
I don't think you need to varnish before hairspray chipping do you?
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>Zvezda T-62 was not supposed to release until Feb next year
>Superhobby already has them in stock (????)
>Order them
>It ships
BROS...
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>>9463658
you dont
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>>9463658
If you don't want to unintentionally damage the base layer when using a tooth pick you pretty much need to gloss varnish when it comes to acrylics
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how do you guys go about masking wheel wells in preparation for painting the wings/fuselage?
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>>9463803
Masking tape, BluTac, bits torn off a dish sponge, masking fluid. Mix and match to fit the wheel well.
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>>9463803
I stuff them with slightly damp tissue paper
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>got 30$ RFM Challenger 2 and heavily discounted Mini-Art T-55
Black Friday going good so far bros.
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>>9463854
>£22 for RFM Chally
Where
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>>9463862
You missed it, it was on Andys HHQ, but it sold out almost immediately.
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>>9463803
>>9463851
>>9463853
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>>9462728
I used to print out the "decal" on regular paper and cut a mask with that, then use a teeny tiny bit of spit to keep it in place for the 5 seconds you need to spray. It kiiiinda works? Not as good as this CNC cut but it's better than handpainting for sure. It's not a great photo but here's that method used for Neucom markings on a homemade R-103
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>>9462728
Retard moment, forgot the pic
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>>9462444
Check out this 100% legit review, lel. I found it here: https://www.reviewcentre.com/review862670.html
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>>9463974
amazing
what a load of bullshit
are they literally just a fraud company? do they literally not ship any actual kits or equipment? how the fuck have they not been arrested yet?
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>>9463988
actual reviews say they ship orders but only send you like a couple items/wrong items so that they can tag it as fulfilled and then stop replying entirely once you ask where's the rest of it, basically they make you overpay for some shit to make a 90% profit margin
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>>9463803
Blutac the wheel covers in place.
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Airfix A-4 Skyhawk, or HobbyBoss?
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I am not going to jew them but prices look descent.
Checked salemate before. Will I make a mistake?
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>>9463988
I dug really deep into them one time and it's pretty insane. The CEO guy they mentioned is actually dead and the company is actually run by his schizo ex wife. As the other guy mentioned they will occasionally mail out small stuff like paint or a kit or two but largely they wont mail out anything at all. The owner is pretty schizo too, I wish I saved the emails she sent me when I paypal disputed them, they were like a fever dream.
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>>9464210
Read the reviews?
But knowing the companies, trumpeter, although not stellar, will be miles better than airfix.
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>>9464268
i expect a netflix documentary on this now
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>the new Andys HHQ warehouse is literally 5 cities over from me
This is based, it's like I have cheap as fuck overnight shipping.
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calling this tiny boi finished, still needs a matt coat. Easy assembly kits are both cool and suck donkey balls.
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>>9464821
Is that the Hobby Boss kit? While I have my issue s with it, I am glad that there is an available 1/72 Salamander again, while the Golden Wings kit it is based off of is better, that shit is rare as hen's teeth these days.
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>>9464831
>hobby boss
Correct, the kit is nicely molded with crisp details, the plastic is thick and there is a big gap behind the wings. The canopy has 2 big tabs that are visible from the outside, and the cockpit detail is nonexistent. Decals are decent but seem too bright. Landing gear is flimsy but i guess its realiatic. Needs a lot of weight in the nose. It was the only salamander in 1:72 and i'm glad i went for it.
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>>9464821
Looks great.
Planes with a jet engine on top are awesome.
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>>9464821
>eject seat
>got sucked into the engine
who the fuck approves this design?
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>>9464908
>>eject seat
genuinely surprises me they even had an ejection seat. It even saved the pilots life 50% of the time!

>During its exceedingly brief operational service career, the 162's cartridge-type ejector seat was employed under combat conditions by JG 1's pilots at least four times. Fw. Günther Kirchner was the first to attempt an ejection on April 19, but he was too low and was killed when his parachute failed to open.[24][25] The second recorded use was by Lt Rudolf Schmidt on April 20, with Fw. Erwin Steeb ejecting from his 162 the following day. Finally, Hptm. Paul-Heinrich Dahne attempted an ejection on April 24, but was killed when the aircraft's cockpit canopy failed to detach.
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>>9464908
It was wild times. I know of at least one Mig-15 pilot who got decapitated by flipping in the air while ejecting and the hitting the horizontal stabilizer upside down.
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>>9464852
Indeed anon, I remember building one a few years ago (since unfortunately broken in a cleaning accident, be careful of the undercarriage). I scratch built a cockpit for it and updetailed the wheel wells, but other than some work needed hiding the canopy tabs it builds into a very smart model. I still have one of the Golden Wings 162s in my stash and will build it once I can decide what scheme I want to go for (I have a decal sheet with a couple of the Germans schemes along with French, British and Soviet captured examples).
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>>9464911
its amazing that no one got sucked into the engine
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>>9464821
Nice pube, right over the cockpit
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https://www.emodels.co.uk/revell-1-72-the-razor-crest-the-mandalorian-06781.html

fuck me look at these promo images. does revell literally not have their own decen in house modeller? they look like a 4 year old did it.
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any south america/brazil good stores?
I want to get started but importing is too expensive
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>>9465062
do you not have local model stores? just go in and take a look around, ordering online probably isnt the best way to get started anyway
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>>9464973
I suspect that the guy gets an arbitrary limitation like only using Revell products to make it. That metal paintwork is absolutely atrocious, I can understand the cockpit being a little bit of a meme but not the paint quality
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>>9465071
I hope the AMT one is better, for almost £50 you expect to get a little more than a bare plastic cockpit with literally not a single raised detail other than the decals which look like stickers you'd find on a lego set. I suspect most of that cost is licensing and you're gettimg maybe £10 worth of plastic.
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>>9465064
As a south america inhabitant (but not the one asking), no there isn't, unlike slav countries where modelling is huge, over here it's basically unheard of these days.
there used to be a chain of craft stores that sold revell models and paints but they stopped in like 2012 because no one bought them.
nowadays there is one (1) hobby store that keeps modelling stuff in stock in my city, but their prices are stupid because you basically pay the base price + whatever it costed them to import it + like a 15% extra on top so they make a profit
There are other places that basically just backorder everything, you place your order at the start of the month, they wait for other people to order as well and then order a single large package from the US or whatever, and everyone collectively pays the $24+ shipping fee instead of eating up the whole cost yourself by ordering online directly, this is basically the cheapest way to order for me but it's really annoying and takes really long
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>>9465116
What about other related hobbies like miniature painting or wargames in general or warhammer?

Stores carrying these things almost always also carry Vallejo paints and basic hobby tools.
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>>9464973
I believe they might be under legal obligation to show the model as it is, without any serious interference into it as to not create false advertising.
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>>9465149
RC modelling and wargaming are marginally more popular, again there's like 1 store that carries citadel paints (but not vallejo) and a few warhams models, for everything else backordering is the best option.
some of the RC stores seem to carry mostly parts and decals, not so much paints, though with a bit of googling I think I found one that stocks tamiya paints, at least in spray form(?), might give them a closer look later.
the one expensive store I mentioned earlier has vallejo and tamiya stuff but their selection is really limited, haven't bought much from them because they never have the colors I need, or the models I want, though they have stuff you can't import from the US like plastic cement.
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>>9465200
I dont see any other manufacturers putting in that little amount of effort though, I mean jesus at least try to paint it *well*
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>>9464908
This is the Fieseler Fi.103R Reichenberg. It is straight up a manned V1. Contrary to the Japanese The pilot is to bail out just before impact, meaning bailouts will be part of normal operations. It didn't have an ejection seat though, and thus the survival rate was expected to be less than 1%.
At last the Japanese were honest about the Ohka...
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>>9465309
It comes prepainted.
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>>9465337
does it now?
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What's the best way to remove the paint from the glass in this situation?
Do I try to melt the paint with alcohol and then repaint only the right surfaces?
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>>9465349
try to lightly scratch it away with a toothpick. is it acrylic or enamel?
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>>9465361
Vallejo
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>>9465368
>do you drive a gasoline car or diesel
>Chevrolet
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>>9465491
A Chevrolet can have either a diesel or a gasoline configuration.
There aren't Vallejo paints that are not acrylics.
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>>9465491
Vallejo has only acrylics..
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>>9465512
>>9465548
They have alcohol-based metallic paints too.
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>>9465559
does it looks metallic to you?
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>>9465368
bro, nitpicking aside, do this >>9465361
i always do this with my plane canopies if i fuxk the masks up, especially if its not primed with a hardcore primer.
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>>9465582
I wasn't even trying to take part in that discussion, I was just pointing out that those anons are factually wrong.
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>>9465586
Got it, thanks
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And in today's episode of "minor webshop coding whoopsies"
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>>9460033

Hey OP please take these enthusiast pages concerning 1/72 braille scale into your sticky

https://www.onthewaymodels.com/whatsnew.htm

https://henk.fox3000.com/index2.htm

thanks
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>>9465724
Most of the time I wonder how little they pay their IT guy for him to give so little fucks about it.

But the shop is cheap and good so I can forgive them that.
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>>9465738
Yeah, the price they actually charged me was as it should be, and shit got delivered on time, so the "minor" is there with good reason.
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Does anybody know the Tamiya paints required for these colors?
It's the "japanese style" 5-tone WW1 french tank camouflage.
I tried looking up this information for myself but every single guide has completely different colors from all the others.
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>>9465780
brown looks like linoleum deck brown or hull red, gray could probably be sky grey, royal light grey, or medium grey
dunno about the rest
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>>9465804
Mmmmh I can't find some of the colours you mentioned in the Tamiya range. So far, pic related are my findings.
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>>9465817
I don't really know what to do or say except post pic related
ignore the shit on the sky grey bottle, I'm painting my Zero landing gear
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>>9465817
>can't find some of the colours you mentioned in the Tamiya range
XF-79, XF-9, X-14, XF-80, XF-20
Internet search engines, they're the shit
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>>9465724
>>9465743
wait, i'm tired as fuck and maybe drunk too, but what's the problem except a relatively high price?
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>>9465817
Tamiya's color range doesn't get as autistically specific as other brands, if you want something specific from them you might be better off mixing your own
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>>9465724
>like $30 for 40ml of Tamiya primer
>$75+ for 400ml Leveling Thinner
what in the fuck
did they try to do like a 20% discount but it ended up being a 200% price increase?
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>>9465833
The web shop is bugged and shows the price in Polish zloty despite the "EUR" at the end. Which makes the prices appear less "relatively high" and more "utterly insanely high". 73 USD for a 400ml bottle of thinner anyone?
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>>9465837
It says EUR, it's actually PLN. So the price shown is 400% more than it actually is.
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>>9464908
Better than the Tu-22 which splattered you into the concrete if you had to eject below 300 meters.
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Sprue Brothers Black Friday sale is on bros. Got me a Panda Hobby Cold War era Abrams and another T-10m but this time the Trumpeter one.
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Found this for £20. Never made a ship before. Worth a punt?
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>>9465973
without the concrete splattering hindsight I'd say that almost seems more reasonable than getting ejected from the top at high speed
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>>9466007
this rare pepe goes straight in my collection
bought some stuff too. We should do a post black friday sale shit edition, in some weeks.
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Finally got around to finishing my AT-3 Sagger mini diorama. I've had my eye on the tiny resin kits they sell of it for a while but they make absolutely 0 figures that could reasonably go with it. Until I realized Zvezda makes the one set that has a Cold War era Russian troop in a prone position, quite literally the only figure like this in existence, so I slapped them together as an excuse to finally build the mini resin kit.

I left the wire unpainted since I've seen pictures of the cable being copper and it added some pop to it.
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>>9466020
Looks like it's a pretty average kit from Zvezda. The gun barrels are plastic and not hollowed out. The tooling looks pretty mediocre especially considering it's a 2011 tooling.

I mean, for $20 and it's your first kit I'd say go for it. If you want something more detailed and really want to build the HMS Dreadnought go for the Trumpeter kit, it is more expensive but it's much better detailed and accurate.
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>>9466091
Yeah my thoughts
Only thing to keep in mind is that pontos and flyhawk have a set for the zvezda kit while with trumpeter you're stuck with eduard so it may be a bit fiddly to put the pontos/flyhawk ones on the trumpeter kit
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Really excited to getting around to marbling this guy at some point in the next few days. Never tried it before and looking forward to seeing the results.
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I like hobbylinc for the user galleries because it really highlights how awful the average person is at this hobby.

Like what the fuck is this.
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>>9466552
The T95 was left to rot in a field for thousands of years before they found it again. Bad example.
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>>9466552
>submerged in swamp, recovered in 2017
top tier weathering desu senpai
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>>9466552
>not even the barrel is oriented correctly
Fuck
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>>9466552
It's ok he'll upload it to Reddit with how it reminds him of his dead grandpa and get 1000 upvoots and some gold from a kind stranger
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>>9466552
>1/35 tank
>1/1 weathering
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>>9461687

Fecause franco and muh fachas, the military has been shadowbaned for 50 years
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>>9466552
Put it in a river diorama, and it'll look pretty rad.
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>>9466552
"it's a wreck" AKA something went horribly wrong and I decided it to cake it in effects to hide it
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>>9466589
labeled as his "first model" to get the sheep to hit the up arrow.

Only thing worse are the people who say "first model" when it's clearly not the first model they have done.
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>>9466941
I fucking hate humble braggers.
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Rate my level of autism:
>do c o n i c a l rod with shafts
>no lathe, no cnc

nowing you will have tolerances about 0,5mm
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>>9466552
It looks like cast iron that wasn't cleaned in a long time
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>>9466583
That's just the automatic anti-counter-battery-fire-smokescreen generator.
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>>9466552
>the muzzle brake is vertical
my fucking sides
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Finally got my kit for the zvezda build.
I'd have my metal barrel for it as well right now if I hadn't been stupid and ordered it from the same place instead of getting it on backorder to save $10
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>>9467082
COMRADE, IS CLEAR YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE IN HEAD OF SOVIET TECHNOLOGY. YOU SEE, IS NO MERE GENERATOR OF SCREEN OF SMOKE. IS ACTUALLY NATURAL CAMOUFLAGE APPLICATION MECHANISM. WHEN GLORIOUS SOVIET SHELL LEAVE RIFLED BARREL OF CANON OF URAL STEEL, HALF HOT AIR OF GAS GO UP TO COVER AREA IN SMOKE TO TRICK LAZY EYE OF CAPITALIST, HALF GO BLAST IN GROUND TO PROJECT STREAM OF MUD, GRASS, TWIG, STONE, WORM AND SAND OF SPLATTERING FRONT ARMOR. THUS, WESTERN EYE IS MORE OF TRICKING THAN SIMPLE SMOKE SCREEN. YOU ARE OF WELCOME, COMRADE, DASFIDANIA!
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>>9466552
what pisses me the most is the fact that this isnt't cheap kit. what is this? dragon? the one that's like 50$?
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>>9467174
who's gonna tell him?
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>>9467179
kek, he should answer "take this to /pol/ i'm out comrade"
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>>9467133
update: I kinda expected this but the lower hull is slightly warped and the plastic feels sorta thin and brittle, how exactly do you get around to fixing that again?
also will it be alright if I give the fenders a few passes with a rotary tool to make them look damaged or would you not risk it?
I've only ever built babby tier models before
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>>9467174
Sir? The FBI would like to ask you a few questions.

>>9467175
In 1/35 it's either Dragon's tooling or resin, so...
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>>9467197
If you want to make fenders that look damaged your best bet is to cut them out of sheet aluminum and bend a bit to look like what you want them to.
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>>9466552
>he doesn't weather his tanks by burrowing them in a wet sandlot for a week

NGMI
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>>9467183
wouldbe a shame to do it, all nations are one under communism right?
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>this will sell our model
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>>9467245
that plane REALLY looks like it's coming up out from the water behind the ship
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>>9467201
I would do that for vehicles with more "normal" fenders but the ones on the BMP-2 are shaped very specifically because they double as air tanks since it's an amphibian vehicle
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>>9467245
oh no no Hermeschads the kido butai is laughing at us again

anyway, finally got this assembled and got a layer of gloss varnish on it to prep for washes. I hope the varnish will work ok since I'm a bit weary of vallejos varnishes.
Also never position your casemate guns with the barrels pointing out from the ship, they will snap off and besides they're almost always pointed forwards on photos of the real ships
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>>9466073
Looks good, foam for the base?
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>>9466073
looks good breh, what scale is this? nice bushes.
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>>9467333
1/35
>>9467301
Yes it's just those black foam sheets AK sells.
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>>9467297
Maybe insulation foam? Thick one. You can model it easily.
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>>9466091
Okay, thanks anon. Found this for £35 so I might grab this instead.
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>>9467577
Oh God it's £70 with PE parts. Do I do it?
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>>9466573
It says in the description that its supposed to be "textured camouflage".

Here's another gem from that same user.
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>>9467619
Ok THAT is shit, the other one sort of had an excuse
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Twitterbro finished his Vulcan
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>>9467627
I'd like to remind you all again that this is not the new one, its the old one. Still hilarious tho.
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>>9467627
pls send link I want to bully.
Of curse some models of mine, looked the same but:
>8 years old
>only having 4 revell email colors
>cheap brushes, not knowing anything about thinners or using them etc.
(but you can have a descent finish even with out them desu)
>no internet or any other source for information
>no money
>no one told me it looked shit, its possible to be better.
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>>9467245
Cheeky fucks. That said, it looks quite nice doesn't it so I might buy it after all.
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>>9467663
I suspect the person doing this shouldn't be bullied anon. Also, Revell Email would be a step up, we've seen before their paint of choice is Wilko (hardware shop in the UK) emulsion tester pots.

I don't have any models from the Humbrol enamel days, in my memory they were more or less IPMS winning albeit unweathered. This plainly cannot be true, I'm sure they were awful, but obviously at the time I was very happy with them, in a way I doubt I ever will be again whatever I do. So who is to say I was doing anything wrong.
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>>9467663
I can't do that. I stumbled on him by accident and whilst his models are really bad ,and I think worthy of a chuckle on 4chan, things would get out of hand and we'd lose the purest model maker I've ever seen.

He never responds to any comment btw. I've tried several times as have others. He has never answers so he's not looking for attention either.
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>>9467678
He's a redditor, isn't he?
Only a redditor would reach such lows.
Anyway, at least post some screenshots of the comments other people write to his posts.
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>>9467708
anon who posts the screenshots here said hes probably retarded or something
I'd feel bad laughing to his face. but there's nothing wrong with laughing about it otherwise
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Hi, guys. Can you watch my model while I step away for a minute.

My first 1/35 scale and my second tank. It looks unfinished because I am clueless how to use pigments. The mud effect is pva glue with soda and vallejo madeira. Oil stains are also madeira covered with gloss coat.
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>masterclub tracks arrive
>240 pins available per side, need 218 to complete
>break 7 pins out of the first 12
Oh no
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>>9467780
>>9467782
>>9467788
it's nice, but yeah, it does have an unfinished look. Painting that tarp in the back of the turret and maybe applying some washes would help a lot, I think.
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>>9467802
>he fell for the metal track meme
This is why if I ever want to bother at all with metal tracks I only pay extra to get the ones made by Ukrainian slave labor.
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>>9467780
>>9467782
>>9467788
Don't use flash, really hard to judge your model at all when its so washed out.

But from what I can see looks fine, only thing I'd complain about is paint the canvas roll and of course, throw some wash over the model, thats why it looks unfinished even if you weather it.

Good for 1st attempt at 1/35 though, keep it up bro.
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>bought 8 models so far for black friday
My backlog...bros...its over for me....
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>>9467843
my backlog is literally like 50 kits if you don't include the 4 or 5 extra Japanese carrier plane kits I have in 700, and probably 50% of all of my kits are ships in 700.
if I didn't buy a single kit until my backlog was done, it would probably take me ten years or more at this rate
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>>9467585
Well it's going to be better than the Zvezda probably. Might want to look at some reviews of it.

I'd say yes though, $70 for a kit and photo etch in 1/350 is pretty good.
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>>9467866
The worst part is I build 1-2 a week and it still isn't shrinking in size.
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>>9467843
>>9467866
>>9467933
>Working on kit
>Lose interest
>Get new kit
>Refuse to build new kit because old kit isn't finished
>Start working on old kit again
>lose interest and browse 4chan all day instead
>weeks pass
>see new kit I want
>buy new kit
>refuse to build it because I HAVE to finish the kit I was working on
>Cycle repeats
>backlog is like dozens of kits now

Help me
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ugh when are we going a new tooling of the weasel in pic related. For something that's a ww2 subject, wouldn't there be plenty of allies modellers that would jump for such a unique looking subject.
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>>9467945
Weird vehicle, never even seen it before honestly. Seems pretty useless considering it can only carry 3 men and it doesn't even look like it could carry much cargo at all. Not armed so it's useless even as a support vehicle. What was the point of this thing?
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>>9467948
>>9467945
Ok nevermind this is just one variant of it and it was kind of like a tractor that was converted for multiple uses.

Seems like it was like a more versatile bren carrier with better off road capabilities. Also used a lot in the arctic and was planned for use in Norway. Either way interesting vehicle but I understand why there's not many kits. Seems pretty niche
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>>9467933
you must have a really good job to afford kits at that rate, holy shit
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>>9467955
I work in IT, sometimes I even build them on the clock.
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>>9467965
fuck me
still trying to get a job but I'm, uh, not vaccinated
if federal jobs didn't require a vaccination I would've submitted my application two weeks ago
until then I'm just still being a neet
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>>9467627
for the longest time my models didnt have the canopies painted because i knew jack shit about masking and i couldnt be arsed to manually paint the framework. This guy on the other hand is really trying, and i respect genuine work.

>maybe he's retarded as someone said
>maybe he's a kid and hia parents are posting
>maybe he's a boomer with mental problems

doesn't really matter, would hate to see him stop.
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>>9467982
unironically this
I mean, it's fucking hilarious to see
but he's enjoying himself and he's happy. who the fuck should stop him? no one
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>>9467627
It baffles me how can someone do something for YEARS and not improve at all
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>>9468077
maybe he used the vallejo sandy wash. That thing has green binder for some reason and it dries green
also is that captcha
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>>9467948>>9467948
you could model it with a mg on a tripod mounted on it, to make it seem more menacing.

But I just see it as a good opportunity to do some marsh diorama model work with it. It was used in vietnam and korea as well, and was more mobile than the jeep during the ardennes offensive.
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Fuck. I feel like just doing everything except washes with lacquer paint. I'm too impatient for enamels.
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>>9467802
just use wire instead
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Do tanks of all eras have armour texture? If not, when did they start being smooth?
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>>9468259
I thought only cast shapes have armor texture and welded plates don't?
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>>9468267
You know I say that then find shit like this
Maybe it's really scuffed paint layering but I really don't know
Maybe it's only RHA that doesn't have texturing
Maybe I'm an idiot who knows
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>>9468282
shit forgot pic
guess that last part about me being an idiot turned out to be true
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>>9468267
>I thought only cast shapes have armor texture and welded plates don't?
t. third bottle from the right >>9468351
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>>9468267
The thicker the plate the more texture it has, because they're forged almost as large ingots at first and then rolled into plates, and the thinner plates have been rolled many times thus the texture gets flattened with each pass.
Though tanks with a bit more craftsmanship put into them have stuff like weld lines and plate texture sanded down, like for example modern tanks built during peacetime since there's no rush to get them to the battlefield. Also surprisingly earlier WW2 russian prototypes had the texture sanded down, like the original KV-1 prototype has a cast turret but you can barely tell
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Speaking of armour texture, the new Zvezda T-62 doesn't have any on the turret
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>>9468561
Are you surprised? None of their more recent kits have had any textures. At least there's an attempt in the shape.
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>>9467969
Might join you in neetdom once the federal mandate is in place. Only getting more and more dissatisfied with my job anyway. 2yrs expenses saved up, might as well try my model making business ideas
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>>9468351
Can't get Mr Color, so in my mind its become a magic modelling fluid that you just have to wave near a model and get perfect results. Its awful recognising you are a slave to consoom thinking but feeling it anyway.
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>>9467982
As said above, there is a purity to the effort that is hard to deny. I wonder if this qualifies as "outsider art".
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>>9468599
>might as well try my model making business ideas
good luck, ive thought about it but its just too risky desu
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>>9468572
The shape is very good, but you have something that you will never find in a ~€25 1/35 kit, a clear lense for the IR projector
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>>9468753
Did you get yours already? Currently waiting for my two in the mail.
>>9468286
I'm pretty sure that's the paint, and it's for grip. I might be completely wrong here but I know Abrams do.a similar thing where areas commonly walked on by the crew are painted with a mixture that contains sand in it for grip, leading to that weird texture on certain parts.
>>9462444
Lmao this warning just got put out, apparently they're being sued by the state.
https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/taking-action/press-releases/attorney-general-shapiro-files-complaint-against-online-hobby-shop-warns-of-holiday-shopping-scams/?fbclid=IwAR0saWuQTtHkOx_yp7v610IvER2YxBFBO9QACdVe14sC0J6dpyovgDp8pYQ

I had no idea they had a Gundam store as well, I feel bad for any gunpla retards that actually bought from it.
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>>9468766
>I'm pretty sure that's the paint, and it's for grip.
No-slip coatings look rather like a coarse sand paper. It's in a way what they are. You have some at the front of the hull here. They don't look like the front of that Challenger turret.
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So i went ahead and built a friend for this guy. >>9464821
Went with the obnoxious red one because i got bored of the same old RLM grau-grun, dunkelgrun and hellblau. Both still need varnishing. Like the Salamander, the Komet is also a Hobby Boss Easy assembly kit, i just added a barrel of rocket juice behind the cockpit and broke off one of the generator blades because fat parkinson fingers. Everything i said about the Salamander kit applies: nice sharp details, very easy assembly, ugly cockpit tabs, interesting decal sheet with german (doh) and british (huh?) markings, i guess for the captured one.

>>9464969
Looked for a similar pube for the komet, shit out of luck.
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thoughts on using just white to marble a plane? any advantages or suggestions to using multiple light colors (washed out deck tan/buff, off-yellow, stuff like that)? is marbling modulation only really useful for replicating certain effects (i.e naval aircraft, instead of ground-based aircraft)? or does it all really just depend on the primary aircraft color/livery?
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>>9468636
There's nothing special about mr color compared to other lacquer paints like gaianotes or tamiya lacquer. But it is true that lacquer just btfos other paint types.
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Can I get some help on replicating this color? It's not quite metallic so should I start with a yellow or is there some better way to get this color?
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>>9469441
looks like some shade of dunkelgelb
maybe add just a tiny bit of blue to tone down the saturation a bit
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ordered a Miniart T-80 (light tank) as my Black Friday haul.
I really tried to not buy too much stuff this year, but i felt one model is ok.
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>>9469985
I got myself 1/72 Trumpeter T-10 and Revell Ostwind. Were on clearance, so only 20 euros.
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>>9469441
Pretty sure that's metallic. Maybe light orange? It does remind me a little of dunkelgelb too, like >>9469446 said.
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i ordered a 1/35 m36 jackson this black friday, I didn't get much of a bargain. only 15% off.

it'll cost me when i start hunting for reference books, stowage and figures
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>>9469249
In my eyes your default marbling colour is the "proper" colour you're going to slap on top as the blending coat. Whatever you have marbled underneath will after all affect the look of the final coat, and assuming whatever is in the paint pot is what you want overall then you want that in the marbling as well so you don't pull away from that. The variation you put into the marbling coat, be it just the contrast between what you paint and the primer or by adding more colours to it, is to get some variation in the final look, deviation from the standard of "whatever paint you're painting the blend coat with+however much you let the primer shine through".
So marbling white instead of the top colour means the final look will be somewhat desaturated, and assuming you build up the more solid parts of the marbling to just about proper white it should also make the final look a bit brighter. Sounds like it could work if you want to show a very sun-bleached colour, at least assuming the paint on the original was one that sun-bleached in that way without pulling off towards a different hue while it was at it. It seems decidedly less useful for something that hasn't been bleached on the other hand since it makes it harder for you to get the full saturation in your final look. (Alternatively, if the paint in your pot is a tough too dark and saturated compared to what you want...)
The usefulness in my eyes is for any aircraft that isn't meant to be model-car-showroom-perfect in appearance, and you can modify the marbling to give you various highlighting effects as well, in many ways it's a more advanced and slightly less even pre-shading (which needn't be just for panel lines, the black-and-white approach to some tank builds is another example). But all said and done what we're doing here is far more art than science. It's a tool, pick it up, play around with it, find out how it works of you, and use when you find it appropriate.
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>>9470072
>mfw reading this post

unironically, this is the kind of shit i come here for.
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1/48 T-34-85. Needs some dry brushing, a painted commander and touch ups. I've only done gunpla previously so it was my first time for many techniques. Can't wait to take the lessons I've learnt here to a new model.
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>>9469446
>>9470059
That dunkelgelb is a good match color wise. It looks like a "creamy" or subtle metallic and I'm not sure how I'd replicate that sheen at 1:25 without it looking overdone.
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>>9470167
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>>9470172
Looks great, only nitpicks are the wheels not being dirty like the tracks and fenders around them and the exhausts not being rusty
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>>9463974
Is that from Rod Stewart?
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>>9467619
I like how the rifles are just balanced on the vehicle.
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Why the fuck can't I get my sprue to stretch evenly there's always shitty blobs in the middle and it snaps when I try to stretch those out
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serves him right, he trusted vallejos gloss varnish!
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The photoetch guide says to remove the 3 hatches from the piece and replace them with the photoetch ones.
How should I do that?
It's the first time I buy extra photoetch.
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>>9470410
i would sand them off with a sanding pad or scrape them off with a hobby knife. A rotaty tool is also an option.
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>>9470410
You're not gonna achieve that without ruining the bolts. What model is that?
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>>9470410
I had to do something very similar when I made my strv 103 (that is trumpeters strv 103B or C right? Part 43 looks like the dozer blade and the knobs on the hatches look very similar).
I took a sharp hobby knife and scraped them off as best I could and then sanded it as flat as I could with a sanding stick. And yes you're going to sacrifice the bolts
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>>9470167
Nice.

>>9470390
Are you trying to stretch an entire section slowly while continually warming it all over? Warm a small bit until it softens, then stretch that little bit all in one go as it cools. This spot heating means that spot will be evenly soft and thus stretch evenly. Try heating a larger portion and bit of it will be cooler, resulting in lumps since they don't stretch as much. And once stretch and cooled trying to re-heat and stretch more is a futile effort. It's done in one or nothing here.

>>9470410
By and large that's up to you, whatever way works, well, works. A small chisel blade for your hobby knife. Sanding sticks Things like that.
Not having those rivets around would make things easier, might even be easier to just file and/or sand shit flat overall (just leaving the raised bit on the right) and then re-do the rivets with thin slices of plastic rod/stretched sprue.
If the new hatches are a bit bigger than the old ones you could also drill and cut right through the plate and remove the old ones that way.
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>>9470433
Trumpeter's 1/35 Stridsvagn 103C. The Eduard photoetch sheet also includes the option to forge your own bolts with molten plastic, but I was wondering I I could pull it off without sacrificing the bolts.
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>>9470410
Rotary tool and a lot of patience
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>>9470410
chisel blade
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>>9470399
never had an issue with it desu
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>>9470072
thanks anon
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why are Zvezda tracks so fucking gay? either do normal track links or do vinyl tracks, not this halfway bullshit
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>>9470587
What are you building? Their bmp-2d which Im' building now has individual links but I've seen them do rubber bands and link & lenghts as well,
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>>9470606
well I built their T-26 (pic related) a few weeks back, the tooling is from 93 or something so I figured it was just a leftover from the old way they used to do things.
but I watched a sprue review of their new T-34/76 from like... 2019 and the tracks were done the same fucking way.
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>>9470634
>pic related
>no pic
God I'm fucking stupid
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Have movies lied to me? Trying to get into building my first tank, and I want to build whatever tank was used in ww2 with a jungle camo/ghillie suit design in the European theater. I'm talking leaves and foliage on the hatch and upper level, camo net/foliage on the gun/turret to blend into bushes/trees and ambush enemies. What tank am I looking for?
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>>9470651
I believe the Germans used some camouflage netting on some tanks late in the war, specifically in France and the Low Countries. I don't know if they were used in the East.
particularly they were utilized on Hetzers, Tigers, late-war Panzer IV models, and possibly Jagdpanthers. possibly other vehicles as well
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>>9470651
Field applied camouflage by tank crews. They had their own directives, but crews would change it.

IIRC it was employed mostly by germans. Having your tank sit idly somewhere in the bushes would eventually be spotted. If you garnish it with leaves and shit, scouts might miss it and you might have a successful ambush on your hands.
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British utilized camo nets and all kinds of canvases often on european theater.
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>>9470587
Make your own link and length tracks from the halfway abomination
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added washes and rust streaks, what do you think did I overdo the rust? For reference it's supposed to be HMS Hermes at the China station late 1920s, I have no idea how it was maintained during that period though.

>>9470579
guess it's just one of those "works on my worktable bro" things that this hobby seems to have.
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>>9470883
>how it was maintained
generally speaking ships are very well maintained in peacetime. once the war starts the ships start falling apart because they undergo a lot of stress and are constantly being used, with refits few and far between because of the necessity of keeping them on station so that they can be used.
for the HMS Rodney I need to get back to, I plan on doing very minimal rust and other weathering effects, because by all accounts she was kept nice and tidy in the interwar. she was used so excessively during the war that the cost of refitting her after the war wasnt worth it, so the just immediately mothballed her and then scrapped her
your Hermes turned out nice though
>guess it's just one of those "works on my worktable bro" things that this hobby seems to have.
depends, how did you apply it? I tend to go for a 60/40 varnish/water mix for my airbrush with a drop or two of flow improver. it does tend to congeal rather quickly on the nozzle but I've never had an issue with it actually going down.
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>>9470651
I've seen several of aftermarket sets for British armour (usually Cromwells, the occasional Firefly) buried in hessian strips. Never seen the period photographs that inspired them though.
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thank God for Combrig and their autistically exhaustive list of kits of warships from before 1920. the era of steel pre-dreadnoughts from 1885 to 1910 really was a sadly-glossed-over period of military history. granted, basically nothing happened worthy of making it well-studied by history people, except the four or five major naval battles Japan fought against China and Russia, but still.
I mean, look at this shit. this is cool as fuck. these were the titans of the ocean once, the peak of human engineering, the most powerful military technology in the world that made every lesser country drool with envy. a small coastal gunboat built 5 years ago could sink one of these in a matter of minutes. there are frigates being designed and built right now that are as big (in tonnage and in length) as pic related, or even more.
the progression of technology really is mind-blowing if you sit down and think about it.
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about 6 hours of work. Next time I should buy cnc + lathe.
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has anyone here done RAF north africa camouflage? I'm making a Spitfire Mk V Trop and I was wondering if Tamiya's XF-23 Light Blue s a good color for the underside.
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>>9471292
Tamiya Light Blue doesn't have enough of a purplish hue to work imo.
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>>9471292
if you're not autistic about exact shades then it's good enough
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>>9471304
To add to this is you're displaying it on a shelf you can barely even see the underside anyway
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>>9471292
Tamiya themselves think the colour is that with a bit of purple and white in it.
https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/1/7/122417-20-instructions.pdf
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What's a good model to get a complete beginner to the hobby? I like the look of ww1/ww2 tanks and planes.
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Meds taken.
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>>9471562
Any Tamiya WW2 kit is good, are you a wehraboo? Whats your preference?
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>>9471574
post terrariums
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>>9471562
The Panzer II Ausf. F/G by Tamiya
Now the kit has a lot of problems, for example there's open gaps underneath the fenders which look just awful but aren't visible from looking from above, the detail isn't great and a lot of the parts are simplified, compared to modern standards it's awful
It looks ok though and is easy to put together and best of all it's very cheap, basically any tamiya kit that you see which is cheap is a very old one btw
You should use your first kits to learn how to assemble a model well and then paint it
If you like tanks and planes I'd suggest you start with a tank first, planes are harder cause you need to paint the interior first before you glue the kit together, the two halves of the fuselage will likely need some degree of gap filling and the cockpit canopy will require you to paint very carefully
Also priming your model before painting helps, thin your paints so your paint job doesn't look lumpy, etc
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>>9470410
Honestly, this is one of those times where the photo etch is just redundant. The surface details are fine on this and there's no point in using the photo etch. I often just don't use photo etch in a set I buy because it's redundant like this and not worth the amount of work / effort required to clean up the plastic.
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>>9471562
Tamiya 1/48 scale tanks are what you need.
The IS-2 and T-34/85 fit together with no hassle.
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>>9471726
Yeah honestly I'd recommend this one over my panzer II suggestion, the detail is way better and they're pretty affordable
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>>9471562
Cheap kits are your friends. You're going to make errors and fuck them up, but you're not using too much money to commit them, so it's all good.

Tamiya Panzer II (older one) - https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-mm109-panzerkampfwagen-ii-ausf-f-g--132349 There are bilions of this kit stored somewhere, I have a friend who works at Plastmodel and they have about 600 of those. I'd get it as an absolute minimum, see if you like it.

For planes, 1:72 is pretty much a king, but kits tend to be tiny, which might be a problem with big hands, pic related. I'd suggest modern toolings by Airfix, Revell. They are very affordable, good quality, and easy to acquire.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-a01010a-hawker-hurricane-mki--1260854
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-a01071b-supermarine-spitfire-mkia--1121401

Eduard has pretty great kits, but they tend to be a bit difficult for a beginner. Adlerangriff is an awesome set, it gives you two Me 109's with 13 (!) decal variants. Usually you get two or three. It also gives you some aftermarket parts, which you can easily discard. Set is a bit pricey, but well worth the price.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/eduard-2136-adlerangriff--1351792
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>>9471767
Very nice trainer anon, what company release?
Found some Roden 1/72s that haven't been available locally for some time in the local shop today. Going to enjoy building a Sopwith Comic.
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