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1/35 Italeri 38T Hetzer
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 13, 2017 12:26 PM
I just finished the 1/35 Italari World of Tanks 38t Hetzer. The kit was a re-boxing of the older 1972 kit with new parts added in 2016. This boxing was introduced this year with new deals which reflect WOT’s markings so one could build their own particular in game vehicle. I went with a white washed vehicle with red/green/red camo. I wasn’t too particular in applying the absolute proper colors because of the whitewash and weathering I was going to apply. I did not use any of the in box decals except for the crosses, which you really can’t see anyway.
I used Keycell and Snow and Ice wash from Precision Snow and Ice products out of England for the snow effects.
The Hetzer is against a small mound waiting in ambush through the night. A light morning snow has just fallen. I was thinking of adding a wisp of exhaust in the morning air but wasn't sure of the results.
The first two pictures are to show the vehical prior to adding the snow products.
Comments and criticisms welcome
Steve
 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, November 13, 2017 12:56 PM

Great job. That white wash looks very convincing. Great weathering bud. I love the Hetzer. It was a hell of a little tank killer.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 13, 2017 2:17 PM

Come out really well Steve, love the snow effects. I do like that stuff, need to find reason to use it some more.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 13, 2017 2:48 PM

Cheers Griffin and Bish,

That was the first time to try it. I'll defenatly do more snow scenes. I introduced Krycell to our local HS, hopefully they can carry it so I don't have to have it shipped from overseas, although to be fair, they shipped it very qucikly and it arrived within a week and a half. I would just perfer not to pay the shipping.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 13, 2017 3:05 PM

I have only tried it on a 72nd aircraft dio, but i will be doing a Lowe next year and going to use it on that. I am thinking about trying out their new whitewash paint on it.

I am not sure if they have any distributors, i have not seen it anywhere else and the site doesn't have a list.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 13, 2017 3:14 PM

Bish
I am not sure if they have any distributors, i have not seen it anywhere else and the site doesn't have a list.

That's a shame. They would sell a ton of it if people could get it localy. The railroad guys would love it.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 13, 2017 3:24 PM

Ye, i know. But a few companies seem to be taking that route. I am not sure if Flory washes have sellers oiver seas, but here you can only buy it direct. I guess these companies must know what they are doing, but seems a bit odd to me.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 13, 2017 3:28 PM

Steve, the Scenic factory sells it in the US.

http://www.thescenicfactory.com/category_s/1934.htm

Just came across it, i have used this guys for some fern leaves, was good service.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 13, 2017 3:38 PM

Oh that's great! Thanks.

I used the snow wash as well and it was easy. It does seperate and settle quickly but I did as instructed and it worked very well. While it was in a dish, I used the brush to stir the liquid before applying it. It takes a few applications to get the efferct you want.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 13, 2017 3:46 PM

I used a little bit of it one the wheels spats of my 72nd Ju 87G, really liked the effect. But they now have a whitewash paint as well. Scenice does not have it on that page, but it is part of the kit.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 13, 2017 3:55 PM

I like it a lot.  I like your weathering prior to and after the snowfall!  These little German tanks are pretty darn cool and you’ve made yours look great. 

Chad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 13, 2017 4:00 PM

Bish

I used a little bit of it one the wheels spats of my 72nd Ju 87G, really liked the effect. But they now have a whitewash paint as well. Scenice does not have it on that page, but it is part of the kit.

 

Oh yeah, now I remember seeing that on the PIaS website.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 13, 2017 4:01 PM

Thanks MM, they are pretty cool little tanks. Such a great chassis design.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 13, 2017 4:59 PM

That looks sharp Steve. Great job on the TD and the diorama.

I too like the looks of the snow, the Woodland Scenics stuff is good but I think that does look even better.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 13, 2017 8:00 PM

Brrrrr.  Even looking at that makes me cold.  Excellent use of weathering prodcuts.  Came out great!  Pretty nice job for your first shot using those products.  Don't you love it when a plan comes together?

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, November 13, 2017 8:50 PM

Very fine paint effects.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:22 PM

Thanks guys, I thought about how cold those guys must be without the engine running LOL.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:26 AM

This looks awesome. I built this kit between 30-35 years ago and mine never looked nearly this good. Well done, the snow makes it look like you'd get frostbite just picking it up.

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