A lot has been going on since I started this about a month ago so I don’t have many progress pictures, but here is what I have so far.
While the suspension is much simpler than the Asuka Sherman build I did earlier, it is still nicely detailed and goes together quickly.
The bottom of the lower hull has some nice detail.
While the top does have some sink marks, it really isn’t worth cleaning them up since they won’t be seen.
The top of the hull looks pretty nice as well.
The kit comes with 3 crew members. I’ve NEVER painted a figure before. All in all they didn’t come out bad. I tried using what was called “Magic Wash” which is simply Future with a bit of acrylic paint, in this case black. By applying the wash the Future tends to force it into all the little creases. Not bad. The do need a bit of cleanup, some highlights applied and, of course, a flat coat. I’m not sure I’m going to put on the goggles. There are no straps for them, so I think they would look weird just “attached” to the helmet. Any suggestions???
The lower hull and turret have been primed with black Stynylrez after the inside of the turret was painted and detailed.
Finally, we have a coat of good ole Olive Drab.
Next up is a gloss coat, decals, crew placement and weathering.