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Postby Lego » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:56 am

Ok I am displaying my noobishness again but is it better to put zimerite kits on tanks or to use a heated screw driver and just melt the model to represent the zimerite?

I have never tried zimerite but having read about it online a lot of people have serious problems with it for some reason. May be someone could tell me why?

Again really appreciate the replies!

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Re: Zimmerite

Postby Spud » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:55 am

Nooooo don't melt the kit. You can do it using putty or buy per made zimm sheets I prefer the sheets, and I've no idea why people have trouble with it
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Re: Zimmerite

Postby beowulf » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:12 pm

dont tamiya make a little tool where you spread some filler where you want it then press the tool to it to make an imprint of zim?

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Re: Zimmerite

Postby Spud » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:33 pm

yes they do its about 10 quid but again its for the filler option
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Re: Zimmerite

Postby Vinny » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:11 pm

Trumpeter do a tool for Zimmerit for under €8 delivered from Lucky Model. Here's the link.

I've never done Zimmerit before but would it be possible to achieve it by rolling out thin layers of Milliput, applying them to the model, and then using the Zimm tool? I think I've seen Leo do something like that on here.

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Re: Zimmerite

Postby hovek88 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:06 am

Problem with Milliput is that it won't really stick well to flat plastic. You can try to make some scratches first so there is something to hold it.

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Re: Zimmerite

Postby BrIAN332 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:33 pm

Couple of close up shots of the zimmerit coating on the King Tiger at the tank museum at Bovington,England.
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Re: Zimmerite

Postby Lego » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:52 pm

Ok back onto this subject again.

I was looking at the Tamiya zimm sheets, resin and eduard pe zimm. I saw people online saying that pe zimm was terrible to use because you can't damage it and that resin is the best to use.

Anyway just wondering which set you are all using?

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Re: Zimmerite

Postby Spud » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:55 pm

Resin is the best for damage if you were to do a Tiger with transport tracks ild use the etch stuff for a new tank
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Re: Zimmerite

Postby Lego » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:28 pm





Thanks spud. I have a tiger 2 with porche turret and late tiger 1 and as far as I know they should all have the zimm on them.


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