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Takom 1/35 St. Chamond Early rebuild/repaint WIP

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  • Member since
    February 2011
Takom 1/35 St. Chamond Early rebuild/repaint WIP
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 5:04 PM
Pulled this kit off the shelf that I completed back in 2018 I believe for the Resurrection GB.
 
At the time I don’t think I was really ready for this kit or paint scheme as I had just recently gotten back into the hobby. It was my first attempt using enamel washes and I ruined some of the camouflage in certain spots. I have never been happy with the kit and have always wanted to either replace it or try stripping this one and starting over.
 
 
So far all I have done is taken the tracks off of the model. The model will be stripped with Simple Green which usually takes about six to twelve hours to remove the paint. Then I'll start attacking any seam lines and mold lines I can find. 
 

  

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 12:41 PM

I think the St Chamond is such a wacky design - so naturally I like it!  Will be following your refurbishment of the "French Kleenex box with a chicken on it"!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 5:25 PM

Looks cool, looking forward to seeing her repainted. 

The St. Chamond was a cool tank, except for the nasty habit of ramming her main gun into the mud. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 5:50 PM

Thanks RG and Gamera. 

The St. Chamond is an interesting tank. It was the wrong tank for trench warfare. It was very unpopular with French tank crews and most the tanks were scrapped after WWI apart from some made into ammunition carriers. 

For all it faults once the German lines started collapsing towards the end of the war the St. Chamond preformed really well over flat terrain. Not to mention it was fast for a WWI tank going 12kph/7mph. 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, December 29, 2022 10:57 AM

Those "billbard" sides also are handy for any number of camo schemes.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, December 29, 2022 11:27 AM

CapnMac82

Those "billbard" sides also are handy for any number of camo schemes.

 

Like the ones with painted-on trees and foliage?  That almost looked like a Monty Python sketch just waiting to happen:

"Here is an example of a French Chamond tank.  You cannot see it, because it is hiding..."

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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