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  • Member since
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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!

 

 

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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."

 

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  • 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

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

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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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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 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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  • 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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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, December 27, 2018 2:45 PM
Nope, no primer. Just an all over base coat of darker green (Ammo by MIG 083), with lighter green (Ammo by MIG 051) camo over the top...

  • Member since
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  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Thursday, December 27, 2018 1:02 PM

Hi Armor_Aficionado,

That BMP-2 is looking interesting allready, is that a first coat of primer you have on?

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Thursday, December 27, 2018 12:55 PM

Hi Ben,

Great job on the STRV 103!

Excellent attention to details;
Love the road lights and that fat turbine exhaust!

Very nice, what is the next GB to move on to?

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

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  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 1:02 PM

I am in with this one. Either modern Italian (ARIETE or CENTAURO) or French (armored cars or AMX-30B2). given i have variants of some i would be building 2 or 3 simultaneously.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 23, 2018 1:56 PM

AA: Looks good!!!

 

Yeah, haven't see Clemens for sometime. Hope he's okay. I guess carry on as usual till he pops back in again.

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

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:34 AM

Initial camo coat on the BMP-2:

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:11 AM
That’s what I’m wondering. I posted a note to him 12 days ago about updating the roster, and Gamera said at the time he hadn’t seen him on here in over a month. Still no word from him; wonder if anyone knows him personally and knows whether he’s okay?

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 21, 2018 10:41 PM

Where did our host go?

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 21, 2018 4:05 AM

Very nicely done Ben, she has come out great.

For your sig you can only have so many cvharectors. Once you get more than a couple of badges, you need to either put them into one GIF image or useing a photo editor put them all into one image.

''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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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:13 PM

Thanks TigerII....

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:38 PM

Nice job! The first pics of that camo pattern were awesome but it made it look too stark, but your wash, weathering and pastels really brought it down. this baby looks like it can hide in the underbrush and ambush a whole column of enemy tanks. Excellent work sir.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:27 PM

Thanks KC..

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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    October, 2009
Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:45 PM

Drums. Good job!!!

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:24 PM

Thanks guys....

Also,....no masking, all freehand....

 

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:35 PM

Drums that turned out great! Lots of masking it appears, but worth it.

Happy Holidays!

Mike

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