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    November 2005
Painting tracks
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 5:50 PM
Hello,

I'm new to armour modeling also and was wondering the proper method of painting tracks. Do I paint them after they are on the model with a tight airbrush pattern or paint them beforehand using rust / black wash / silver drybrush technique then put them on and use some weathering chalks? Thanks for any replies to this!
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    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 8:25 PM
I use the second method of painting and weathering the tracks off of the vehicle. Then I install them and give a final weathering of pastel chalks then.

H.M. & G.B.
Shermanfreak
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 9:32 PM
anything that will not show a seam can be painted seperately. That includes tools and stowage, as well as tracks.

It's really hard to tell when you should keep it as a sub-assembly or not. Sometimes it's obvious, sometimes you just need to picture yourself painting it when you are finished, and if you think to yourself "Well, that will be a pain" it may be a good candidate for sub-assembly
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 6, 2003 3:02 PM
I piant the Tracks then put them on because its a pain in the ****** to not screw up the wheels.
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 6, 2003 4:42 PM
Thanks alot for your answers. I thought that doing them off the vehicle would be best but thought I'd better ask to be sure.
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 7, 2003 6:32 AM
hello,if they are plastic one piece tracks and you paint them before you put them on if you have to streach them will that damage paint job?and if that is the case do you just touch up after they are on ? thank you and take care everyone

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