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Academy Patton...Paint and Chipping

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:46 PM

Hi Joe, looking good! I don't know the first thing about tanks although I do like to build one on occasion...all wrong I'm sure, but they are fun.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:50 PM

Thank you all for looking in.

 

M60_ tanker

After spending most of my young adult life riding the M48 and M60 series tanks, you need to correct a few items.

One, you have the air filter boxes mounted backwards. The blower motor exhaust pipes face towards the front.

Two, there are no wires for the headlight mounts. They are internal.

Three, the sponson box handles are facing the wrong way. You have them in the open position.

 

 

M60 Thank you for the info.  I wish I would have known prior to painting, I could have fixed them.  Biggest issue with my lack of knowledge on armor subjects is relying on what I can see in the instructions and find online.  Sadly that proves to be not much or not accurate at times.  Of the three issues the only one that could be fixed at this point is the wires out of the headlights.  Those are gone now.  I do appreciate you commenting and sharing your knowledge.  

 

 

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:51 PM

Moving right along on this it is time for painting.

 

Up to this point not much was for sure on this build.  I knew I wanted to build it so I could tackle the cammo.  As I feel that is one of the major weaknesses I have in this hobby I wanted to challenge myself.  Once the construction was finished some choices were needed.  Just how did I want to portray this subject.  It did not take long for the thought process to hone onto the choice.  Something like a gate guard.  Weathered but not too much.  Still standing proudly as a reminder of its service.  

 

I just had to go for it.  

 

 

First was to present in that fashion I needed to try to get a handle on something I had failed with multiple times.  Paint chipping.  My other attempts ended with failure to get it right and substituting some other technique to get a worn look.  

 

First is the rust, how?  I sprayed Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer and then mixed in Testor Light Tan to highlight.  

 

 

I let this dry overnight.  

 

Now is the tricky part.  This is where the failures of the past haunted me.  I applied hairspray over the entire surface, or so I thought.  I let this dry and then began the cammo pattern.  The overall coat of Vallejo Olive Drab Primer was first.  The instructions called for Khaki but the only one I had in the paint supply was badly neglected and had dried to a point of unusable.  I went with the second choice.  Gunze Sanyo Dark Earth provided the brown.  Tamiya Buff and Apple Barrel (Walmart craft water based Acrylic) were used as well.  

 

Once each dried to the touch I began the next.  Everything I had seen on this method said to work on the chipping before the paint fully cured.  With that in mind I waited until all the paints were dry to the touch and then out came the water and brushes for the chipping.

 

 

Currently she sits drying from the gloss coat.  I plan to begin oil work once that dries.  

 

Now lets critique a bit.  I do not like the paint work.  I rushed through the steps and did a poor job with it.  I went freehand with the cammo and to be honest it only resembles the instruction call outs vaguely.  I am pretty happy with the chipping though.  I tried to keep a light approach and kept the chips and paint peeling to areas that would have seen wear and tear and where rust would naturally occur.  

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are requested.

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 18, 2017 3:04 PM

Critiques...

1, on the basic colors, there is not enough contrast between the main colors. The MERDEC colors had good contrast between them, and when faded, it became even more pronounced. The Field Drab lost its greenish tinge and faded to a more sandy brown and the Forest Green  became a more brightish medium green...

2, the chipping, on the fenders was faily commonly seen, but not so much on the hull and turret. While the MERDEC paints had a tendency to shift color fairly rapidly, they were also quite durable to wear and tear, especially on solid surfaces like armor, such as the hull and turret. Yes it scuffs up, but does not really chip off of those areas.

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, March 20, 2017 10:33 AM

Stik many thanks for the info.  I went back and tried to get the colors more defined.  Not sure how well I did on that.  I also went over the turret and hull to clean up the chip and paint.  Really appreciate the comment.  This is really showing my inexperience with armor.  

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:53 PM

No worries Joe. You asked for honest critiques and did not get defensive about it. I know that chipping is one of the great fads currently in armor building. But in my view it's way overdone. People are building models that look like neglected museum pieces or target range hulks, not operational vehicles. But it is what's popular in certain magazines and circles...

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, March 20, 2017 9:52 PM

I worried about being much too heavy for sure.  I saw some pictures using google search that showed some but not a real heavy chipping.  I wanted to give the look of a veteran that could stand proudly.

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:12 AM

Well, that's one of the nice things about kits like Academy, you can experiment without messing up a sixty dollar Dragon kit.

 

SP: Thanks for the advice from me too, I've been thinking about doing a M60 in the MERDEC scheme. 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:32 AM

Gamera

Well, that's one of the nice things about kits like Academy, you can experiment without messing up a sixty dollar Dragon kit.

 

That is so very true.  

 

 

Joe

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:38 AM

Might be too late, but I don't recall our A5s having smoke grenade launchers.

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