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Happy little accidents edition

previous thread: >>9545055

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

Always remember:
>No manufacturer is purely perfect or awful. ALWAYS research your kits before buying.

Some helpful guides to get started:
https://www.scalemates.com/
http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20%28Scale%20Modelling%20Step-By-Step%29.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)
https://plastmodel.pl/ (PL/EU)


>Currently running groupbuilds:
- Zvezda kits (One finished so far, still plenty of time)
>Possibly in the future
- Tiger theme
- T-72s 50th birthday
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>>9552892
a-am i too late for this party, senpai?
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autistic masking is complete
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any good "sci-fi" vehicles other than the PL-01?
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>>9554805
fugg:DDD
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>>9554823
If you want a fictional sci-fi tank, pic related. If you want a "sci-fi" tank as in it exists but looks like sci-fi, try Tiger Model's Leopard II Revolution II.
I'm still waiting for someone to do the CV90-120.
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>>9552871
>>9552876
Thank you so much for the honest review anon. I think I can understand why there's flaws in that model, it was an older model and I remember wings tend to be notorious with bending or not fitting well. No wonder it's very cheap in my local store.

I was thinking either getting Academy version because of the cheap price or the Kitty Hawk version because that one seem to be more complete. Or I can always being lazy and buy my dad a Hasegawa OV-10 Diecast (he was a co-pilot in one so that's the reason I want to build/buy him one).
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>>9554847
If you want to recommend something from UC Gundam, why not Hildolfr? Or I rather calling it YOLO TANK.
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>>9554805
Breddy gud :DDD
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>>9554847
none of them scratch that particular itch I'm feeling. The CV90 could, especially the Adaptiv version.
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On the bench for a little clean and some more work.. taking me years to build this.
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>>9554996
Missing pic damn it.. anyway 1/200 scale Bismarck taken me close to five years to build.
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>>9554990
That camera curve near the cannon, isn't that a huge weakness? Like a shell can go thru there wrecking things inside.

Also how well it deflect tank shells?
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Check out what I got, an old trumpeter kit. I'll start working on it tomorrow but so far seems pretty unusual, it uses screws and can be motorized, lol.

Also, it uses vinyl tracks that got a little warped from storage, the links etc. are fine, the tracks are just not straight. Any reliable way to fix them? Or they'll get fine by themselves once I assemble everything?
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>>9555001
Remote turret
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>>9554805
nicely done. did we ever do a collage of all the T-26s?
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>>9555017
Yeah but the moment it got wrecked, it can mess up the electronics. The same reason why Americans still don't use autoloader in their Abrams.
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>>9555001
>>9555017
>>9555027
I don't know shit about tank design, sorry
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>>9555027
Funny enough this was an issue with the Leopard 2, which is why they moved the gunners sight to the turret roof with the 2A5.
However, this is not an MBT. You got bigger problems than electronics if you're getting hit in the gunners sight, or really in general. The Abrams not having an autoloader is a subject of much debate, but it doesn't really have much to do with reliability; autoloaders are reliable and if you get hit where your autoloader should be, you either lose all your ammunition or are dead anyway.
Another thing is, while I forget my source, I do remember the Armata designers choosing not to armor their turret, because getting hit by a 120+mm shell near the mantlet basically knocks out your gun anyway even if it doesn't penetrate.
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>>9555001
Another point: Deflecting APFSDS is not a thing, not at realistic angles. This is why we don't have crazily sloped tanks like the Object 279 rolling around.
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>>9555059
Does this mean we're reaching dead end in tank design? Is this the time for drones? I love tank like most hot blooded boys do but I felt like tank will be a thing of the past and only for video game and model kits.

Great now I'm sad
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>>9555063
Nah, the US army is still working on the Optionally Manned Tank. Like the name implies though, turning them into drones definitely the future, fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you look at it.
Also, both sides were coming up with some pretty radical designs in the late cold war, we might still see them in the future.
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>>9555027
Sorry the americans can't participate in turret throwing competitions, Yevgenyi
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>>9555063
We reached the dead end of tank design in the 70s anon
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>>9555027
>no-no-no, it's not like we can't invent a reliable and working autoloader, we just don't want to eeeehhhhh we don't want it to mess up with electronics in case something happens, yes!
Lol lmao
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>>9555027
>The same reason why Americans still don't use autoloader in their Abrams.
>>9555095
The original project (MBT-70) was supposed to have an autoloader though. Had to cut corners when it turned out way too expensive and create a cheaper and more primitive substitute (M1 Abrams). Come on, M60 had better sights, FCS and targeting computer than Abrams until they rolled out M1A2. They theoretically CAN fit a Leclerc-style autoloader inside (and had some upgrade concepts in late 90s), but they don't really have a need for it.

>>9555063
Tanks are now roughly what battleships were back in 1940s: too powerful for the majority of missions, too expensive to use them massively or even have a decent amount of modern tanks. We don't really produce them anymore, just refit and upgrade hulls built in 1980s-1990s.
Fulda gap style battles were their Jutland that never happened.
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>>9555063
They claimed that bombers would always be able to outrun everything and people would just throw up their hands and go home once you drop enough explosives on them.

Turned out things don't work that way.

We'll probably go down the laser route to counter drone swarms.
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>>9555057
Unmanned turret is 90% empty space and non critical components, most shots will just pass through. Also gun mantlets are to thin anyway to stop any proper anti tank rounds or missles.
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Why do Tamiya paints smell so good
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I want to find a wife so bad
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>>9555298
Because it's a weaker lacquer and it slowly disintegrates your brain.
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>>9555309
Well why do vallejo paints also smell so good then
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>>9555305
Wife model kit review when?
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>>9555313
because your brain was already damaged by the tamiya paints
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>>9555305
mood
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>>9555023
>collage
nope. gonna try and sift through the archive and see what i come up with.

Anyone know when the group build started?
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>>9555323
well anon, it depends on the model you choose. You may find There is great variance on the tooling between specimens, and you might find that on some, the lines and shapes may be disappointing. Paradoxically, though, these might bring freat joy to one that is truly dedicated to the hobby. On the other side of the fence, you may find a newer tooling, with crisp, clean aesthetics that may well be a nightmare once you unwrap the package and really start on the subject. The fit on some can be really poor, bringing countless headaches and wasted time, only to find that after all invested effort, it comes to nothing. If you are lucky enough, or do your research before delving in, you just might find one that is a great fit, and those will being countless hours pf wholesome (and unwholsome enough) enjoyment. Depending on the model, some are in dire need of extra parts, special pieces and such, which can require a great financial and chronological investment, while others are excellent out of the box. Sometimes, though, after a few models in the bin, you might just find that the hobby is not really for you, which is okay too.
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>>9555001
Bro, thats an IFV. If a tank shell hits it, it will have bigger problems than ruined optics.
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>>9554823
The weird flat look of the t-15 armata looks pretty scifi to me
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>>9554998
great work anon
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>>9555006
>Also, it uses vinyl tracks that got a little warped from storage, the links etc. are fine, the tracks are just not straight. Any reliable way to fix them? Or they'll get fine by themselves once I assemble everything?
Anyone?
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>>9554998
it took you 5 YEARS to put plastic together? what the hell
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Finished working on OOB-built 1/35 Chi-Ha by Tamiya, my first tank of this scale, also first time using dust pigments in such quantity, before I've only used tamiya's weathering master for some small detail work.
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>>9555599
And one more.
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>>9555599
>>9555601
>>9555604
this looks really great for a mid-70s tooling. did you use any aftermarket stuff?
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>>9555599
I enjoy the Manchu racing stripes camo
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Tamiya 1/35 Jagdpanzer 4
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This motherfucker gets paid 5k to put together and paint his model and you don't.

Why are you bothering with your little toys at all if you're not earning money from your hobby?
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>>9555637
Because i earn enough in my Job, and the hobby is just an activity to pass the time.
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>>9555644
You could be earning more
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>>9555645
I could look for a better paying job too, but i don't because i'm lazy, so what?
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>>9555645
>making your hobby into your job and sucking all of the enjoyment out of it
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>>9555649
Your wasting your life not earning more money. How can you be satisfied with yourself if you're not a billionaire?
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>>9555616
>>9555622
Thanks
>did you use any aftermarket stuff?
Nope, everything is as it was in the box, no additional work was done
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>>9555652
You are trying too hard.
I have an apartment, a car, and enough money to spend/waste on silly plastic models, warhammer and crypto currency. Why should i make my life harder for myself?
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>>9555637
Honestly, i rarely watch his stuff these days. While his builds are excellent, its too far above the average modellers (and my) level, so his videos aren't useful as tutorials any longer. He does not explain what he does in most of them, he just is doing it perfectly.
On top of it he is not really an entertaining personality.
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>>9555645
>this fucking autist is still at it
I mean this very earnestly: kys
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>>9555652
I can cook lasagne that's confirmed better than the one you can get in any restaurant in my city. I'm proud of myself.
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>>9555671
why does he do this? im genuinely curious
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>>9555687
i think he craves attention and thinks he's getting a rise out of people. You can see the rising desperation in his posts.
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>>9555540
It is scratch built anon, every part apart from a very tiny few were built by me by hand .. some bits 3D printed but not many, others resin cast at home. Photo etch was from some kit stuff but most came from BMK in Germany as a custom run. Also at 1/200 scale that is a 1.3m model
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>>9555725
Damn, good job man. I wonder if anyone will appreciate the blood and sweat it took to build that, I know that no woman will.
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>>9555732
My wife builds WW1 and WW2 planes lol, we also collect railway stuff... got to get the right woman man.
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>>9555735
WHERE did you find her. Hobby clubs?
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>>9555737
I met here at university while I was doing my engineering degree, she was doing design and art history lol.

One in a million anon, we have been married for 24 years now kek.
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>>9555737
On the work bench today, rigging has to be done in small amounts or you go insane
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>>9555744
>>9555751
>a woman that also enjoy the same hobbies
You lucky literal boomer won the jackpot. I'll make it one day
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>>9555744
>One in a million anon,
There's like six of them on the planet
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>>9555744
>>9555756
>>9555804
I don't understand the obsession with trying to find women who are into the same thing you are.
men and women are built differently, they will be attracted to different types of things
there are always exceptions to the rule but it's really no use going out of your way stressing and worrying over whether or not you'll ever end up with that type of woman.
as long as your wife isn't some bitch who makes fun of you for your models or finds them weird or something then you're set.
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>>9555814
>I don't understand the obsession with trying to find women who are into the same thing you are.
It's more about finding a woman that's into anything that isn't netflix. But we've had a discussion on this in the last thread.

>as long as your wife isn't some bitch who makes fun of you for your models or finds them weird

Unfortunately pretty common.
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>>9555652
Don't care lol, globohomo
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>>9555814
I'll either find a tomboy or I'll die alone. I have chosen my fate
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>>9555857
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>>9555814
incels never tried so all they can do is dream
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>>9555857
They're telling your tomboy wife she's a tranny on some discord server right now anon, soon she'll go to a clinic and get put on testosterone and chop her tits off. Save her
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>>9555888
>never tried
>incel
Based retard?
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>>9555894
tomboys don't exist, its a meme perpetuated by anime, boomer kun met his wife at university where she already had her own dreams and it worked out for them both. most women will never be on that level
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People are being rude to me because I'm new to modelling!
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>>9554575
courtesy of PDFanon
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>>9555919
>>9555865 this you? I'm also new to modeling, what $15 model did you buy?
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>>9555636
taken from reddit?
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>>9555756
>>9555814
Just lucky chance I guess and GenX man not a boomer, they fucked us as hard as they have you lot...

In the end who gives a fuck what the woman thinks I enjoy my hobby and fuck any people who don't like it because it is about my down time not others.
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>>9555990
Okay boomer. How many times do we have to teach you this lesson old man? Anyone older than millennials is a boomer
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>>9555999
get wasted
>>9555990
cool train
theyre pretty cool but even I'm not autistic enough for them.
how did you get into model trains? how would you recommend someone go about doing it?
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>>9555999
kek funny how this place changes, back when it started no one gave a flying fuck who was what as long as you posted good shit... oh well zero fucks given.
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Kinda finished, I guess.
1/72 vehicles are fun to build.
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>>9556018
Grew up around them with my Grandfather who built working ones (model steam), so it is sort of in the blood I guess. As for getting into them buy a starter kit of a train you like the look of and go from there.
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Got some new tools today. I saw ze russians always using them(proxxon) when there were building wooden ships, hope its not overpriced kraut shit made in china.
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>>9556060
Nice model, good use of washes as well, dust in the tire grooves looks good.
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>>9556067
hes just fucking with you gramps
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>>9556072
I have green one too.
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>>9556101
nice loco.. have a German one kek

>>9556091
and yeah I know kek
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>>9556078
Oh thanks a lot!
Quite disappointed with tires, they are stock rubber and not very detailed. Would recommend resin aftermarket to anyone interested in 1:72 Zvezda. Zvezda always screws up with rubber tires. Same on Iskander, same on Tiger in 1:35.
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>>9556076
Well, it's not Dremel
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>>9556070
great job, but the decals are tilted.
>>9556078
>dust in the tire grooves looks good.
not really, it looks like a wash. it should either cover the recessed side or the exposed side completely, depends on the type of terrain. at least that's how I've seen it done.
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>>9555637
>making money from a HOBBY
>churning out stuff to have a roof instead of just building for fun
>championing uncle night touches
wew
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>>9555637
I already get paid to make models, its called being remote work IT with no mandatory camera on policy.
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>>9556197
>resin dust
>Health insurance wont pay him, hes not wearing a proper mask during work time.
>dies
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I found this on the Plastic Soldier Company website while looking for 15mm scale tanks, can anyone tell me what is it?
They labelled it Leopard 1 but i checked some top views and videos and it doesn't match
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>>9556216
Looks like a Panther D or G to me.
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>>9556216
ye pink panther
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>>9556223
yeah, it checks out, the parts match the Panther kit they sell
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>>9556210
>resin dust
>cloth mask
lmao
(reminds me I should really get a respirator so I can start painting with lacquers at some point)
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>>9555360
If I build and paint my own sex doll, is it considered 1:1 scale model build?
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I'd say only if it's based on a real person, otherwise no.
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>>9555922
I got this Challenger tank.
I have a question about painting. I have a bunch of enamels but no primer. The plastic is grey. I assume I should get primer for best results anyway but can it look ok to paint directly on the plastic?
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>>9555599
>>9555601
>>9555604
Looking good. I was thinking about getting Chi-Ha because my home town displayed one on its museum.
Looking up close, Chi-Ha armor felt.... filmsy. Felt ike the Japanese only build it as long it can withstand bullets.
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>>9555735
Man, this remind me that I need to find a girl like Auntie Vee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrVOTNBG3g0
Hmmmm.... I wonder if she's single.
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>>9555814
I set my standard is as long she's not throwing out my figurines and model kits out then she's fine. I saw some poor guy in a garage sale hunting video who has wife that force him to sell his collection. The guy sounds so sad and defeated.
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>>9556258
>Wearing a mask when working with resin.
I might be in early grave, but atleast resin smells great and im not lame.
Let me guess, you people have those fag-ass spray booths too?
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>>9556299
You're a real man. Lmao
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>>9556299
>Let me guess, you people have those fag-ass spray booths too?
I just said I need to get a respirator so I can even paint smelly shit
spray booths are gay
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>>9556076
Is good nipper really necessary, I usually cut more so I can sandpaper the excess with my cheapo electric nail polish machine. I felt that we need to make a site about budget modelling.
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>be me
>airfix mystery boxes with 4 1/35 tanks looks like a steal: 57€
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k5J_CcJ0ko
1 hour later price 75 pounds wtf
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>>9556299
Hey but at least I made a fortune by bulk buying FFP3 masks for resin works before the Corona, then they are 5 times expensive and sometimes just unavailable.
Never really started working on resin kits though...
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>>9556299
>Let me guess, you people have those fag-ass spray booths too?
I was thinking about to abuse one of pic related wardrobes made out of fabric (20 bucks)
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>nightshift just did a video on resinscales
fuck i was just planning on ordering an amx 50 and m103
now they're going to be out of stock
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Painted the sonar dome then went over the ventral side of the hull with a thin layer of light gray, then a thin layer of light yellow-green, in preparation for algae weathering post-varnishing.
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>>9555637
He also builds models as a full time job, he's not just getting some extra cash on the side
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Uh, I dont have any wire cutters. Any DIY tools I can use around the house to taking the parts out?
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>>9556321
i want to be like you
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>>9556540
The nice steak knives in the kitchen
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>>9556635
i tried that, they're too thick
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>>9556540
box cutters / xacto knife + sanding stick for the nubs
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>>9555667
Personally I enjoy Plasmo and Scale-a-ton more. While nightshift is fantastic at armor, figures and dioramas, that's all he can do(for now that I'm aware of). I'm not trying to shill Plasmo, but honestly I find his vids more entertaining plus he does a variety of model subjects which keeps it fresh and willing to do things Nightshift wouldn't attempt to do for a while if at all. Scale-a-ton is helpful since he puts on what paint ratio and PSI he used and also does different subjects. I usually put them on when I'm taking a break from working on my kits and just sit back and see their builds. Occasionally I also watch QDC. Is he great with his builds, no not really. Is he completely terrible, not really either. He's just average like the majority of us and enjoying the hobby and caters to the beginners or those who are curious about it
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Goddammit these tracks look terrible. Anyone have experience with the 1/35 DML T-80 w/ERA?

The instructions mention to use 4 independent track links to make the bogie wheel tracks, but if I use all 4 the entire track is too long and does not fit. But if I use only three, it fits, with the downside that it looks like this mess.
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>>9556741
Plasmo is great for variety, yeah. Scaleaton is solid too
if you like ships I'll shill Studio Blue Ocean and Ebroin's Miniatures (again), Studio is Korean and Ebroin is Japanese but they're both amazing ship modelers who do water base dioramas too and other cool shit. also Ebroin is like 2 years into a really detailed Tirpitz 350 build
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>>9556751
I've seen some of ebroin's vids like his USS Missouri and I truly enjoy his work. I haven't seen Studio blue ocean yet so I'll check him out. I can't do ships but I have a fascination towards them and enjoy seeing how other modelers build them
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>>9556773
Studio Blue Ocean does the best water bases for ships I've ever seen, some of them genuinely look photorealistic it's pretty crazy
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>>9556434
Looking good anon.. spent the afternoon working on these two, well building the deck rail for the Bismarck and just making general parts for the HMS Rodney.. Both are Radio Control
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>>9556780
I just saw his HMS Hood vid, holy fucking shit anon you weren't lying. The way he did the wake of the ship was phenomenal and the ocean base itself looked great. I would like to try out ships but they scare me with all that rigging and railings. But hell I bought a 1/700 HMS Victorious and wanted to do it in it's 1945 Pacific configuration. Then I realized that I would have to scratch build alot of little things and buy more detailed Pom Poms and alot of 20mm cannons along with the photo etch and decided to put it back in the stash cause it would have been too much. Maybe if Flyhawk does HMS illustrious in that late war configuration then maybe I'll try my hand at ships again and get the boxing that comes with everything I'll need
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So I made this kitbash from a Star War's A-Wing ship. Is it considered a model kit or a gunpla? Do I post pic here or in Gunpla General?
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>>9556856
HERE. Any sci-fi with feasible dimensions belong here and not with those nerds
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>>9556856
I mean it is certainly not an anime robot
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>>9556856
The gunpla thread is full of massive spergs just shitposting but you could probably post it in either
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>>9556750
Give up, it's a piece of shit kit from 1989 what were you thinking anon. I'll never understand this mindset.
>But it's cheap!
Literally just save for an extra week and you can but a kit from within this decade.

But to answer your question it looks like most other people just didn't build the tracks all the way around since the side skirts hide the top rung anyway.
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>>9556321
Are those airfix tank kits even good? I legit have never in my life seen anyone ever build one.
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>>9556856
cant be fucked to open another tab in my already overcrowded tabs bar so post it here
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>>9554723
Any recommendations for AV-8B Harrier II kits?
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>>9556750
That looks like the problem is how you placed them
But also maybe removing another track could work?
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>>9556216
Leopard 1 has a rounded turret, this is Panther.
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>>9556863
>>9556868
>>9556877
>>9556883

Okay guys here you go. Sorry if it looks dirty and not clean. I made it 2 years ago and it's my first time doing Kitbash
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>>9557100
right side
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>>9557102
left side
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>>9555637
>This motherfucker gets paid
That sounds like a job, not a hobby.
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>>9557103
Back.

So the backstory during the galactic empire era a smuggler accidentally found a junked A-Wing from Clone War. Since most of the inside is intact he decided to rebuild it for himself. First he replaces the cannons on both sides with a rapid fire laser and a heavy particle cannon. Then he add a place for Droid. He also added extra engine (that big thing on top) so the ship can jump to hyperdrive. Added larger wings so it can fly in atmosperic area better. Also many upgrades everywhere.
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>>9557113
The original A-Wing for comparison
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>>9556275
Its a 20s design, made to fight against chinese tankettes mostly.
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>>9556881
Airfix 1/35 tanks are reboxed Academy kits mostly.
Not bad kits in general.
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>>9557230
Academy owned Airfix?
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>>9557256
No, Airfix bought Academy toolings.
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>>9557272
Did they buy them? I am not sure if it works like this with modelling companies. They more likely rented them, or bought a certain number of kits.
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>>9556434
Nice cock
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>>9556877
Just got back from Gunpla general. Holy shit they're debating /pol/ there rather than talking gunpla. That place is pol 2.0
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Building my first helicopter and I kinda want my blades droopy and flacid like pic related but they are straight. Whats the best way to go about this?
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>>9557325
Boil some water and bend the props on the steam?
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Who makes the best A10 kit out of the box that doesnt require a ton of pe and aftermarket to look nice.
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>>9557327
No one
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>>9557100
damn, that looks good. yellow and black really does it for me for industrial color schemes
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>>9557327
me
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>>9557305
It certainly does. You can buy whatever the fuck you want, as long as it's legal (it is) and you can afford it (airfix can).
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>>9557325
Bend them slightly over hot steam.
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god I'm so fucking tired of sanding nubs
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>>9557438
these glass nano polishing files are pretty good for lazy nub removing and all around fun. (theyre made for buffing womens fingernails and are like $3 on amazon.) i found out about them doing gundams.

the surface is pitted so it will scrape away any raised surface nub. it's also smooth glass so it wont scratch whats underneath. it would work really good for cockpit canopies or other clear parts
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and they will make your unpainted fingernails shine like that so it can probably handle orangepeel
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Which tank do I paint first?
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>>9557553
panzer 1 a cute
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>>9557553
Mathilda of course
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>>9557497
do you have a link for those pls?
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>>9557579
It's called Matilda
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>>9557553
Matilda
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>>9557553
In this order
Panzer I
Churchill
Matilda
Jagdpanther
Panther
Panzer III it seems?
I don't know what's the last tank that I didn't list.
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>>9556273
should be ok without primer because will take 2 coats anyway. just remember to start with lightest colors first and any black should be last.
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>>9557673
t90 ms
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>>9557573
>>9557673
panzer 1 it is. will post more after progress
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I accidentally posted my question in the previous thread because I'm retarded.
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>>9558015
Welcome to model paints I guess. The same shit with every manufacturer. Best bet would be asking people online about their experiences, because colors displayed with paints are notoriously wrong, as in completely not the final product.
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>>9558015
Yes it is normal. Try to look up how the color looks on model on photo. This is more accurate.

And don't forget that even your computer monitor can alter the shade of color. The best is to see them IRL in shop.
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>>9558018
>>9558022
Gotcha, good to know. I guess I'll make the drive to the LHS sometime and see if I can inspect the colors I need in person. Thanks fellas.
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>>9557403
Thank you. Yellow Black is my color scheme for most model kit, gunpla and hot wheels that I paint. Still using canned spray paint because airbrush is too complicated to maintain. Was thinking of returning back to simple brush and paint tho.
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>>9557438
I use a cheap chinese electric nail polish to sand those nubs. Much more cheaper than buying those expensive dremel rotary machines.
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>>9556813
very nice, 350th scale?

I can't wait for the boating season this year, pic rel will be going out to sea for the first time
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>>9555027
the problem with autoloaders is that you can't swap around ammo quickly.
>load feed tray with HE rounds
>encounter enemy tank
>spend 5 minutes taking the thing out to put in AP rounds

now it doesn't matter that much in reality since Abrams are only ever used to shoot up technicals and mud huts in the Middle East, but that was the philosophy behind no autoloaders.
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>soak HobbyBoss decal in warm water for a full minute
>still wont come off
I fucking hate China
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>>9558164
You need to soak it in gutter oil
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>>9558164
update
>soaked it for another minute
>it literally fell apart and I had to piece it back together on the sun for 15 minutes
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>>9558217
>sun
sub*
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>>9558217
I've built a lot of HB kits, and this happened to me only once on their hungarian csaba armored car. was a mess, but hasn't happened since
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i'm going to buy a compressor soon, anyone know if Vevor compressors are any good?
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>>9558164
>>9558217
>>9558219
for context here's the result of the first piece breaking up into pieces
did my best
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>>9557635
Just search for glass file on aliexpress.
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My brother has asked for a 1/72 scale P-40E. I have been browsing around a little but honestly most of the kits seem to look pretty bad by WWII standards, has anyone here built one?
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>>9558926
If you want exactly P-40E, you're out of luck, there hasn't been a new tool for over 40 years now. Airfix does have the Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2, with further reboxes introducing parts for different variants, including P-40B, if that interests.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-a01003b-curtiss-p-40b-warhawk--1260859
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>>9558964
I think thats a good option, he asked for the E-model but I think the most important part of that request are the style of the glass panels behind the cockpit which is similar enough on the B. Thanks for checking it out!
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Friendly reminder to only buy high quality tools as long as you have big backlog, you else spend it on new kits lol
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trumpeter
who
what
huh?
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>>9559099
Huh. An IRL easter egg
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>>9559099
Its a lucky charm.
You´re supposed to cut it out and keep it in your wallet.
Many modelling blessings will follow.
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>>9559099
was? Did they recylce some cardboard?
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>>9559152
It isn't recycling, that was intentionally placed there. I've never seen modelmaking easter egg before.
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Anybody know any scale models of soldiers or weapons?
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>>9559099
Knowing the Chinese it's probably part of an evil curse. Like that guy owns your soul now because you unknowingly let him into your hose.
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>>9559099
It's him
Mr. Trump E. Ter
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>>9559167
>>9559099
You got it all wrong, that's Peter Trum, founder of the company.
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>>9559169
You actually made me look that up
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Are working tracks always that shit? 50 %are stiff. Have to sand every single link?
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>>9559165
>be me, 14 years old ages ago
>summertime
>mom makes me do the chores
>but moom i'm building models
>whipcrack.wav
>guess I'll go water the lawn
>approach the garden hose with fear
>warranted fear
>ohshit.png
>grab it with one hand
>gingerly open the tap with the other
>carefully
>oh so carefully now
>too late
>the blond, frowning man zips out of the spout in a gray blur, vanishing into the keyhole
>wrecking sounds erupt from my upstairs room
>desperately run inside, leaping two steps at a time
>ipen the door to a scene of utter chaos
>all models on my shelves are smashed to pieces
>there is no one inside
>the curtains are softly flapping in a cold breeze
mfw i get all ny models wrecked for unknowingly letting him into my hose.
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where can one buy Iwata Eclipse Takumi in EU?
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Hey, does anyone have Adam's Armour - Volume 1 and 2 that they could share?
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>>9559301
from me
>>9559310
yeah me
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>>9557673
I put a black oil + spirit wash on but it doesn't look that great. does anyone know a better way of making it look better?
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>>9559355
Would really appreciate if you could post those books

Don't have 60 bucks to spend right now :c
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>>9559378
lol I just tricked you I don't!!!
have fun going down in history as the guy who got tricked by me
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>>9559283
>Have to sand every single link?
Yes.

Welcome to the worst trend in modeling.
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>>9558132
You can't do that on a manual loader either wtf are you talking about. Do you really think an Abrams loader is gonna open the breach and somehow yank out the shell, put it away and replace it with sabot?
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>>9559444
why must you do this
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Damn, I've fucked up badly. Got 1/72 Super Etendard by Academy, done the cockpit interior, cemented the halves of the hull, seamwelded and only then realized that panel lines are so shallow and thin that primer and couple layers of paint will pretty much erase them. So I've tried to use a scriber on them but guiding tape doesn't stick properly for some reason, line gets all wobbly and ugly, not to mention my smallest scriber is still to wide. After ruining a bunch of lines to a point I'll have to remove them entirely I've realized that tamiya's scriber works pretty good on deepening original lines (though it still slides off sometimes, fucking up a line) and I've done a huge mistake by not doing this before I've cemented anything. FML.
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If some anon will post scans Adam's Armour i will e-suck their e-dick

Impossible to find
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>>9559513
It's a learning experience, anon. Nothing ever goes to waste in this hobby, unless you're twitterbro. Anyone has any updates on him by the way? Haven't heard anything in a while.
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>>9558132
>t. knows nothing about tanks
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Spraying a plastic body with Mr surfacer 1500 primer, and then Tamiya Acrylic white and orange. How long should I wait before spraying the Tamiya gloss coats? Really don't want to wait overnight and I've seen some youtubers only wait 10 minutes.
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I used pledge to clear coat a black body, and I may have put too many layers on too fast trying to get the wet look. It's formed a cloudy/milky layer in some spots/flat surfaces. How can I fix this, or will it resolve itself?
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Ok, Kraut afficionados, what decals for Fat Hans here: war or postwar?
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>>9559806
War, you're building 1946 fantasy stuff
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>>9559310
I'm not sure if a pdf even exists, Considering the price one'd be a very "dedicated" person to tear it apart and scan it.
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>>9559806
what is this? me262 hybrid?
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>>9559887
paper krautplane.
Supposedly with a 262 wingplan and enlarged fuselage, a gimbaled cannon in the nose, double remote turrets à la me410 in the tail and twin cannons in the rear cockpit. Never made it past the mockup stage.
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>>9559283
Oh God I was thinking about buying a tank mokit
Now I rather buy a plane mokit
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>>9559703
>youtubers
>10 minutes
BY THE POWER OF EDITING, I, EDITOR, TURN INTO....YOUTUBER-MAN!!!!
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>>9559909
I question the sanity of the designer who put a back turret on a friggin JET
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>>9559941
Soviets and Americans did it in the 40s and 50s too
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>>9559941
u just have to increase V0
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>>9559757
This stuff just fixed itself, it's magic liquid

>>9559936
No he specified he waited 10 minutes, then a day to clear coat. It's the scalemodeling channel, so he's legit
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>>9559941

Well how'd you like back turret on a supersonic bomber?
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Oh and USAF had miniguns on a Mach 2 bomber.

If you shoot it, the bullets will still move backwards relative to earth.
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>>9560089
>If you shoot it, the bullets will still move backwards relative to earth.
Dude...
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>>9560101
It's like throwing stones from a bridge onto the highway.
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Have Tamiya not released a new 1/700 ship since 2017?
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>>9560325
>1/700
And that's a good thing!
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>>9560493
350 is too fucking big for big ships
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>>9559952
Probably the same designer that worked for the germans before
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>>9555814
I agree, but it's also a good thing to have common interests or you won't have anything to enjoy together. It's also good to have differences to open yourself up to new experiences at the same time.
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>>9559984
Probably use a hair dryer or infra red light to make it dry faster.
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>>9560087
Are those manned back turret? Imagine the heat and how he breath in his pod
>>9560089
At least that one is a remote controlled
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>>9560536
It's remote controlled with radar guidance.
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>>9560571
Oh good, at least they're sensible about it
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>>9560089
Hello fellow faggots, i am here to shit on your model.
Did you wash the panel lines with shit, or blindfolded? My dog with parkinsons would do it better.

Uneven coat of paint, -2.75/10, dump models and tools and start baking

Heavy handed spongework for chipping. Did you fucking use a dish sponge? Jesus fuck.

A free hint for you: better wait for the glue to dry before handling your model, your cannon got bent and you didn't even see it before you posted. Lmao what a jackass.

Now go neck yourself, you don't deserve to build scale models.
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I just saw this in the Russian modeling thread in 2ch and it blew my mind
Aluminum foil makes the perfect material to create mantlet shrouds with realistic folds
Why aren't more people doing it?
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>>9560662
honestly, I have no idea
btw those weld lines are oversized
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>>9559576
evidently you don't, because that is how an autoloader works and that is the exact reasoning the US Army gave.
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>>9559467
>firing one shot of HE to clear the gun for AP
versus
>firing five rounds of HE to clear the gun for AP
assuming the gun wouldn't be kept unloaded so the commander could tell the loader which rounds to select.
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>>9560668
You do know even the old carousel loaders on the T72 can select ammo right
Surely you didnt think the soviets okayed a tank that could not switch between AP and HE?
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>>9560662
It doesn't take paint as well as putty does. Also, most mantlet shrouds/blast bags I've seen have softer drooping ridges and valleys. Foil works better as canvas, especially treated 'stiff' canvas in smaller scales, like lifeboat covers and tarpaulins.
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>>9560664
Just shut up you clown. On the T-72 it's like 30 seconds AT WORST. Or just fire the round to get rid of it.
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>>9560668
Holy shit, you're fucking stupid.
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>>9560662
is that some flamethrower T-62?
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>>9560688
Flamethrower T-55

They are having a shit build competition - everyone has to buy a SKIF (shitty ukrainian model) and do something about it.
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look mineplough T-55
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>>9560668
>>firing five rounds of HE to clear the gun for AP
lolwut

You push the button to rotate the carousel until it stops over the desired round - any round. Then you begin loading sequence. Full rotation is like 12 seconds or something.
You can skip rounds, choose anyone on the rack.

It is not like "We put 5 HE in the carousel, then 5 AP then 5 HE, we can't load sabot unless we fire 5 HE first"
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>>9560662
I don't build tanks, but I do use alfoil for ocean bases in 1:2400 scale.
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>>9560684
>no argument
retard
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>>9560662
Can you share a link?
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>>9560721
>baby didn't get his spoonfeed
This is all you get, you literal child.
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>>9560668
You ARE an pure blooded American poster. You think autoloader is like revolver pistol. People mad at you but you made me kek cowboy.
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Good morning /smg/eniuses, what is everyone building today? I installed running gear on my latest bote and I'm working on the electrical stuff now. Anything to avoid doing railings on another one.
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So just for the one nine year old ITT:

The T-72 for example has a magnetic memory unit that stores what ammunition is placed into each cassette, and spins with the autoloader carousel. So when the gunner selects say HE on his ammunition selector knob, the carousels starts spinning and when the memory unit reaches the first sector that corresponds to a cassette loaded with HE the carousel stops.

Then depending on the firing mode it either loads automatically, or the gunner presses the load button to initiate the sequence.

This was in the early 1970's.
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>>9560723
The links to his posts.
Sadly 4chan spam protections makes it impossible to post in any other way.
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>>9560730
AMX-13s literally did have revolving drums for their autoloaders, you just KNOW the crew would spin those bad boys after loading them to make that satisfying clicky noise like in cowboy movies.
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>smg
>sautoloaders
>mdiscussion
>general

>>9560742
Just found this treasure at my local store. Apparently someone took Miyazaki's drawings book and decided to make his landship into a kit.
Not sure what to paint it though, I don't like the shitsmear paint scheme.
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>>9560754
it's entirely made up just paint it in any pattern you do like
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>>9560752
HAHAHAHA OMG my country use that tank! I guess our minister of defense saw the revolver drum, hear the spin and immediately say "We take it!"

There's even a local article about our new (actually used) AMX-13 with the headline "AMX-13, French tank with American taste!"
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>>9560770
>OMG my country use that tank!
Latin American?
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>>9560785
Nah, Indonesia.
To be honest I wish someone pick our recently made Tank Boat and turn it into a model kit. It's such a meme boat.
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What can I use to make a glass for lamps? IIRC there was some kind of glue but I forgot what kind
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>>9560801
Like, to pour into something to make a headlight or searchlight? UV cure resin is pretty clear. Some epoxy is pretty clear. You could try multiple thin layers of water-based poly like DuraClear varnish.

White glue, CA and other stuff is opaque and will look shitty.
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>>9560801
This is the way.
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>>9560742
finishing the romanian flying scrapheap today, thanks for asking.
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>>9560795
does that thing actually exist outside of 3d renders?
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Anyone ever buy from Tankograd before? How do you pay?
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>>9560785
ha I fucking wish we got real tanks down here in latin america, the only tanks my country has ever owned were leftover m3 stuarts.
down in paraguay they even still have them in service
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Drawing anime tiddies and watching City Hunter is more interesting than assembling my 1/700 Uss Theodore Roosevelt, what a fucking chore with all these antennas, and in the end you cant even see the hangar deck.
We are off to a good modelling start in 2022.
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>>9560795
That actually looks cool, I would be willing to build a running model of it. Is it a catamaran?
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>>9560880
As a tankfag that's just how I see ship building in general
My autism just ain't strong enough for that
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>>9560795
That just looks like some general wanted an excuse to get a free yatch
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>>9560880
You chose it yourself by choosing to build a ship.
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>>9560894
>>9560901
Dont get me wrong luv me ships, but for some reason this time it feels like a goddamn chore, especially since it's a flattop according to common sense it should be a cakewalk compared to something like battleships and cruisers.
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>>9560858
Yep, it passed the testing phase last year. Went on production this year.
>>9560886
>Catamaran?
Yes. I wonder how to submit a model so it can become a model kit
>>9560896
A free yacth that can put a hole in a pirate ship if they dare to get close
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>>9560864
I wonder how M3 can survive modern weapons.
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>>9560827
this is big brained shit, saved. Any more "tutorials" like this?
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This is how you make MG belts.
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You guys ever feel like you like every one of your models individually, but put them together next to one another and it feels like an incoherent mess?
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>>9560723
I am here, lol.
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>>9561053
I felt like every model I made always have big mistake in it.
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Just got done with my tamiya 1/35 panzer 38(t).
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>>9561111
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>>9560861
Ive bought from them tons. They just take Paypal like anyone else. They're 100% legit too, I accidentally send them way more money than I meant to once and they panicked and refunded me right away where they totally could have just kept it and I couldn't have done anything about it. Their shipping is also pretty speedy, I get stuff from Moscow without a week or two at most.
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>>9561120
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>>9560580
kek
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What are some good 1/72 ww1 tank kits you guys could recommend?
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>>9560801
I think that some people use AK wet effects to build up the glass
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>>9560742
Post your electrical stuff, anon. I'm switching my motorcycle to LED so I'm making some simple harnesses myself. First time for me and I'm having a lot of fun.
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>>9561094
keep it up anon, I want to see it finished
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>>9561341
Don't worry, it will be finished before May, otherwise I will lose the competition
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Guys I think I
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>>9561394
dun dun duuuuuun!
>>9561120
if no one else will say it, i will: regarding the painting and weathering, i think you nailed it. The figure could use a wash at least, but i'm not that bothered by it. The tank is fine.
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>>9561394
is there a sniper i the thread?
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>>9561111
Well done!
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>>9560864
Chile has a bunch of leopards
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>>9561111
>>9561113
>>9561120
Looking good! Also with the guy on top I never realize how small that tank is. I like small tank but can you imagine how cramped it was?
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post how many OPs you've made it into
>0 (zero)
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>>9562181
think i got 3
coincidentally, thats the same number of girls ive fucked
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>>9561622
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>>9562181
think i got 2
coincidentally, thats 2 higher than the number of girls ive fucked
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>>9561425
yeah the face isn't really good, it was my first time painting a figure and it shows. I swear it looks better in person though.
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>>9562563
>better in person
this is pretty much a given, it's always so especially with a decemt camera.
>ooh i like what i made
>lets take a picture
>click
>zoom
>lookslikedogshit.jpg
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>>9560500
I work in 1/200 for ships. Bitch.
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>>9562621
good for you
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>>9562527
Imagine someone farts in that thing
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>>9562181
>>0 (zero)
Same
Coincidentally, that's how much times I have been featured in the OP
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>>9562791
>>9562534
>>9562346
>>9562181
You guys post your finished kits so I can feature them. I swear on me mum in one thread it was a single finished kit or twitterbro and I really wanted to put twitterbro in.
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>>9562636
Fart? Dude, in combat those poor fucks eat, sleep, shit and piss in that thing. Pistol ports and escape hatches and shit were almost certainly far more frequently used for ejecting bottles, emptied ration packs and shell casings full of bodily waste than they were for their intended purpose.
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>In the beginning of the war, when steel is in abundance
Hey guys lets make our tank small and cramped
>Near the end of the war when most steel mills got bombed and steel is rare
"Hans, I want you to build this tank called Maus, it's very big, it's scary, it will surely push the allies back to French again!"
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>>9562953
>In the beginning of war
"we have manganese and chromium to make high grade alloy steel"
>near the end of the war
Thanks to trade blockade and bombings we can only produce brittle carbon steel. Let's make it 200m then it will surely work.

Come on, German armour in 1945 was ~30% less durable than in 1939 with the same thickness + more spall, more cracks. You have to compensate.
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>>9562953
>Hey guys lets make our tank small and cramped
The original Czech idea for the 35t and 38t had 2 people in the hull and 1 in the turret
The Germans thought it was retarded and put in another man in the turret
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my name is anonymous and I'm afraid of painting anything with a camouflage pattern
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>>9562905
That's awful. We're all so lucky to live in peace, complaining about delays in shipping fucking toys
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How the fuck do I paint the tiny red lining on the canopy in 1/72?
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>>9563217
Spray painted water slide decal paper.
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>>9563217
1. Free hand painting with extra thin brush (if you are a pro). Or mask it off and paint with brush.
2. Just paint some masking tape with this color, then slice it in thin pieces and apply it on canopy
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>>9562953
>>9562970
>>9562975

Also keep in mind that metallurgy and welding techniques improved during the years of the war by alot. Building something as massive like a King Tiger turret would have been not possible in 1938 or 39.
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>>9563217
very carefully
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>>9563217
i've had some luck with something like pic related over the primer, but needs a steady hand:
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>>9563217
>mask canopy
>paint canopy area red
>mask off red parts with thin masking tape.
>paint normally
shouldn't be difficult for 1/72
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>>9562527
not a fair comparison, but one seats two, the other seats three. Same scale also.
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>>9563592
Only shows how fucking massive those planes are.
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>try to dust my models in-between varnishing/decals/etc
>use compressed air at close range
>use soft brush
>nothing ever works
>dust always collects and fucking fuses into the varnish which has already cured
this is so fucking gay
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>>9563111
Im scared to paint cockpits so i just paint the canopy as well
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Are you doing it outside? If you used compressed air indoors all it's gonna do is blow all the crap around you onto the model, and I know for a fact you don't have a clean workspace anon, don't lie to me.
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>decide to use Tamiya Mark Fit Strong for the first time to get tighter fit into crevices and details
>decals are fucking wrinkling all over the place
I've only used Micro Sol before this which is weaker, do I solve this by just applying more Mark Fit or is there something else I should be doing?
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>>9563713
that's not my issue
my issue is the fact that I haven't painted over the dust or anything yet its still almost impossible to get off the model itself
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>>9563716
roll the wrinkles out with a damp q tip
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>>9563592
The thing with Foxbat that the jet itself need that due to it reaching Mach 3 and even spewing toxic fumes.
>>9563649
Maybe your room is just dirty?
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>>9563751
see>>9563718
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>>9563718
>>9563649
Your problem is that cooking fats and grease are getting to your models somehow. Been there, done that. Once I moved to a new flat with much better extraction in the kitchen the problem never recurred.

It doesn't really matter how well you clean the place because the oils aren't being removed and they're ruining your model kits and everything else you have to be quite frank, but unlike the model kits most other things can be cleaned properly with wet cloths.

Alternatively get a proper cabinet that is if not air tight, then almost airtight.
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>>9563716
>apply slightly before decal application
>apply decal
>roll q-tip lightly to press decal to surface and absorb extra fluid
>moisten the decal on top with more fluid
>keep your grubby paws off it until it fully cures and stretches
this never failed for me.
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>>9563718
Do you live somewhere really humid? Dust can mix with humidity in the air and stick to models like concrete (which is why I hope you fags are dusting your models regularly). This normally takes a while though, is there a large gap between building and painting?
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>>9563818
>>9563818
New thread
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>>9563818
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>>9563819
>Do you live somewhere really humid?
things can be humid in the summer but it's not an issue because of central AC/heating.
>is there a large gap between building and painting?
sometimes a few days, maybe up to a week. though I doubt that's enough to do it.





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