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Painting open top SPG’s
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:14 PM

Howdy friends.  Is it easier to paint the open compartment of an SPG, like a Nashorn, during assembly or do you prefer to assemble the whole kit then paint everything at once?  Thanks!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2012
Posted by Ixion on Monday, October 30, 2017 8:53 AM

I'm sure there is more than one way to do this job, but as I find myself in a similar situation with a nearly completed Wespe, I intend to follow Bill Plunk's lead on how he tackled this problem. To save me the typing, here's the link;

http://www.bpmodels.net/Model/Album/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=48&sid=871c65864ebff37b98e4efd56adc03c2

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 30, 2017 10:04 AM

For me it depends on the vehicle and how much access i have to the inside. I will usually assemble as much as possable and then paint and weather the inside, then work on the outside. I often find the main thing that will get in the way is the gun, so if that can be fitted in later, i will do that after weathering.

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, October 30, 2017 10:35 AM

Thank you both very much!!

lxion - That build link is perfect.

Bish - Your spot on about the gun, that’s the main issue I have encountered with this Nashorn.

Thank you again! Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 30, 2017 10:44 AM

I'll certainly be interested to see how you get on with that Nashorn. I have an AFV Club and Dragon kit, so will be keen to see how it goes.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:28 AM

Pretty much the same here, I've only built the Dragon Nashorn and that was decades ago. Assembled the model leaving the gun out, painted everything and then dropped the gun into the fighting compartment. You might want to check to make sure everything fits before you cement it in place though. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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