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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:08 AM

Hi AA,

That has worked out quite well for you!

I am not at all happy with the Tamiya XF-26 that I have choosen for the Terminator:

No local supply for the MIG line available.

Could someone  recomend a suitable Vallejo or Tamiya mix?

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:12 AM

Looks nice AA, like the camo.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:07 AM

Thanks, Bish.  Here's the latest update: 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:14 AM

Nice, sorry if you posted this before, but which nationallity of vehicle are you doing.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:24 AM
It‘s going to be a Ukrainian vehicle.

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    April, 2006
  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:12 AM

AA what colors are you using? i have a BTR-70 i may do in Ukrainian camo unless i get lazy and go with an East German one color just to finish it and move on.

all my PLA armor is 3 color camo. i have not had the patience to try a digital camo pattern yet.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, December 30, 2018 10:41 AM

Here ya go, Wayne; Ammo by MIG makes a six-pack of Ukrainian colors:

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:26 PM

Svenne & AA: Those are coming along great guys!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:32 PM

Okay, so this is pretty cool: my BMP-2 kit did not include clear plastic parts for the vision ports.  So, what to do?  I go to the local craft store and buy a cheap roll of chrome silver ribbon, paint over it with some Revell clear blue enamel, cut to fit, and presto!

 

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:35 PM

Armor_Aficionado
It‘s going to be a Ukrainian vehicle.
 

Thanks, i am liking that.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:46 PM

quote user="Armor_Aficionado"]

Okay, so this is pretty cool: my BMP-2 kit did not include clear plastic parts for the vision ports.  So, what to do?  I go to the local craft store and buy a cheap roll of chrome silver ribbon, paint over it with some Revell clear blue enamel, cut to fit, and presto!

 

 

[/quote]

that has been keeping me from finishing a JGSDF vehicle. i will look for some on Monday.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Monday, December 31, 2018 6:04 AM

That is pretty cool AA Cool

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 31, 2018 9:39 AM

I've done the same with a chrome marker pen. The ribbon is probably better since I don't use the pen that often and they tend to dry up on me. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 07, 2019 11:39 AM

Hoorah!!! The missing machine gun has been found! It was in the basement with the airbrush beside some tracks off a completly different tank. How it got there I have no friggin' clue... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    October, 2009
Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, January 07, 2019 1:54 PM

On the Meng Bradley the anti-slip texture is already build on the model so I test painted a part to see how it would show up, you can't make it out enough for my tastes. I then tried the new VMS Hull Tex Air which they said was made for the Bradley. It was easy enough  but required a .05 needle in my airbrush and 60 psi pressure with an air tank and a breathing mask. But it still was not enough.

I cleaned it all off with the VMS Clean Slate then washed the part to be free of any left overs.

I then went to the Hull Tex that is made for the M1A2 Abrams and other tanks. This looks much better to me after painting. It's also simplier to use. No air brush is required. You simply put on the cement on the parts you want the anti-slip to be then you spray the texture straight from the bottle. it will only stick to where you put the cement on.  You want a large scrap piece of paper folded under the parts to catch the extra texture that comes off the model. After putting it on you turn it over and shake the extra off then use a large soft brush to brush off any extra left on. After your though with one part  set it aside and open up the texture bottle top then put the texture back in the bottle. I did the whole Bradley and have enough to do 15-20 more models with the cement and texture.

Here I'm putting on the cement before spraying it with the open texture bottle.

THe paper shown is nothing but a scrape paper to catch the extra texture.

Here is two simpler parts. One is the Meng as comes from the box WITHOUT any texture. The other has the VMS Hull Tex. You can see how much difference it makes.

Now I'm going to start painting and then I'll post some mopre pictures how everything turned out.

 

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    June, 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, January 07, 2019 9:48 PM

Well with the holidays over, I finally put together my T-72 and was able to weather it some more. I put my T-72 in Iraqi service. The turret and antenna flags are from Archer Fine Transfers. I had to use decals on the side skirts because somehow; and this never happened before; the transfers I wanted to use somehow pulled the paint off the skirts. I thought I used enough Gloss Coat but the Arabic phrase seems to have silvered a little. The number of this tank is 213. Please don't ask me what the Arabic phrase is saying. Big Smile Well I hope everyone likes it, I will be checking out everyone else's builds. There is some great work being done here.

 

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    November, 2014
Posted by Nuckss on Monday, January 07, 2019 11:27 PM

Hello Everyone. I have been locked out of the forum for some time but I'm back. Not too many in progress photos of my Trumpeter 1/72 JGSDF Type 90 MBT build and it is now finished.

Pretty fun little kit. I had some trouble with the finish though. Initial paint job with vallejo model color was really good if I do say so myself but then I hit it with Alclad II Aqua Gloss. I haven't been happy with this stuff unfortunately. You may be able to see in two photos the rough finish it provided. Not the first time I've used it and I didn't get the results I wanted each time. The other finish problem may be the result of decal setting solution but something wrinkled the paint on the left front side of the turret. This is after a coat or two of aqua gloss over the decals. Anyway, here are the pictures.

 

https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/583990276658137973/

https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/583990276658508807/

https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/583990276658508805/

https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/583990276658508775/

 

It was fun being part of my first group build! Looking forward to the next one.

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Posted by Nuckss on Monday, January 07, 2019 11:37 PM

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 6:27 PM

TigerII: Looks awesome! I can't read Arabic so it looks right to me. And I like the flag and insignia, adds a spash of colour to the sand camo of the tank. Yes

Nucks: She looks great in the photos. Can't enlarge them since I don't have a Pintest account but I really like what I see. The camo looks really good. She does look kinda shiny in the overhead shot but otherwise I don't see any issues. Funny, I use the Alclad matte finish on everything these days- its the only one I've found that's a good reliable matte finish.

KC: That's neat. Thanks for the walkthough demo of the no-slip coating. Think I'm just going to use what's already on my Abrams but cool that's there's another option out there.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 5:19 PM

Latest status on the BMP-2: build is completed, Ukrainian markings added for the conflict in the Donbass.  All I have left to do now is add some weathering:

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:22 AM

AA: Nice work! Looking forward to seeing her complete. Are you going to put her on a base/small dio? 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    November, 2014
Posted by Nuckss on Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:10 AM

Gamera
Funny, I use the Alclad matte finish on everything these days- its the only one I've found that's a good reliable matte finish.

Thank you for your comments. I should give the alclad matte a try. Is it arylic like the aqua gloss? The matte finish I used is Mr. Surfacer matte. It is lacquer based I believe. Certainly not water based.

As for pictures, maybe I'll try flickr or postimage instead but I'm still not sure how to embed the photos in the post.

 

Cheers,

J

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:25 AM

I don't think it's acrylic, it doesn't smell like it. I haven't tried thinning it, I spray it straight from the bottle and then clean it out of the airbrush with either paint thinner or lacquer thinner.

I haven't used Mr. Surfacer matte yet. I've went though a couple of different brands of matte and none of them seemed to give a reliable matte finish to me. I had some Testor's Model Master acrylic that even went bad in the bottle on me and when sprayed left tiny white specks all over the model. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:07 PM

Nuckss

 

 
Gamera
Funny, I use the Alclad matte finish on everything these days- its the only one I've found that's a good reliable matte finish.

 

Thank you for your comments. I should give the alclad matte a try. Is it arylic like the aqua gloss? The matte finish I used is Mr. Surfacer matte. It is lacquer based I believe. Certainly not water based.

As for pictures, maybe I'll try flickr or postimage instead but I'm still not sure how to embed the photos in the post.

 

Cheers,

J

 

No, the Alclad Matt is lacuer. The only acrylic one is the Aqua Gloss.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:14 PM

Alright, the BMP-2 is officially DONE!  As muddy as if she just came from the Donbass front, I will eventually construct a diorama around this vehicle and another (either a T-72 or a BMP-1, both of which I have unbuilt kits of).  Here's the final reveal:

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 11, 2019 7:29 AM

Bish

 

 
Nuckss

 

 
Gamera
Funny, I use the Alclad matte finish on everything these days- its the only one I've found that's a good reliable matte finish.

 

Thank you for your comments. I should give the alclad matte a try. Is it arylic like the aqua gloss? The matte finish I used is Mr. Surfacer matte. It is lacquer based I believe. Certainly not water based.

As for pictures, maybe I'll try flickr or postimage instead but I'm still not sure how to embed the photos in the post.

 

Cheers,

J

 

 

 

No, the Alclad Matt is lacuer. The only acrylic one is the Aqua Gloss.

 

Thanks Bish. I've never really looked at the label but just assumed from the gawdawful smell of the stuff it must be something much more toxic than acrylic.  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 11, 2019 7:31 AM

AA: Ohhhhhh, love that! The mud looks great, very cool! Looking forward to seeing her worked into the base with the other vehicle. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Friday, January 11, 2019 6:06 PM

Since my club's annual contest theme is NAFTA i will be doing the ERC-90 F1 LYNX (export model) in Mexican markings. May also throw in a Canadian 6x6.

will pick up the next generation Tiger Models French AMX-10RC at the end of the month. that will make 4 variants so when i start  i will do all 4 together.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Friday, January 11, 2019 6:15 PM

NUCKSS  Nice build. some of those 1/72 build out nicely. i did the JGSDF 8x8 Vehicle (a prototype) which in now out as the Tamiya 1/35 TYPE 16.

AA The dirt/dried mud looks really nice.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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    October, 2009
Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:34 PM

Thought I had better post some pictures of the interior because once I finish nobody will see some parts of it. Next step is painting the outside.

 

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