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beowulf
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:45 pm

so while the Su is put on the back burner to give the oils a chance to dry i need a side project
thought a braille scale tank would be ideal

this is a really old kit.....thought it was from the 80's but according to Scalemates it was new tool in 1974!.....looks nicely moulded but ive always found Esci plastic to be a bit brittle

have no intention of doing the Ambush camo as on the box art.....thinking of a dark yellow with either a brown or green stripey pattern on top

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the weird thing is it comes with plastic and 'rubber band' tracks.....you take your pick....thing is they both look crap lol
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beowulf
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:14 pm

added some ballast and got the two halves of the hull glued together

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Georgeconna
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Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:01 am

What do ya need the ballast for?
Cheers

George
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beowulf
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Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:01 pm

Georgeconna wrote:What do ya need the ballast for?
i started doing it to 1/35 kits, just gives it a bit of weight so it sits on rubber tracks better........also 'feels' better when you pick it up, not toy like if that makes sense.......was just habit to do it to this tiddler :o|
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Vinny
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Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:25 pm

Loves pretty good for a kit from the early seventies. You're off to a fine start.

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beowulf
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Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:22 pm

time for a sitrep

forgot to take some pics but im this far......

base coat of dark yellow, dark green stripyness, clear coat on top, decals on then a dirty black enamel wash

next step is the crappy tracks on and a matt varnish top coat then some muddy stuff

tamiya jar for scale

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beowulf
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Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:35 pm

and finished...more pics in the finished thread

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