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PostSubject: 1/35 Tamiya Chieftan Tank Mk.5   Mon 29 Dec 2014, 10:14 am

I started this one four years ago. It got to various stages then stalled. Restarted two years ago and stalled again as I'd lost a set of replacement decals.

Today, while looking through my sheet styrene stash for some thin stuff, for the Toyota mudflaps, out pops the missing decal sheet!!! Go figure!!

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Didn't like that so it was re-primed:



Then sprayed Tamiya Desert Yellow, glossed and decals added:





Then the big mistake. In my inexperience in these matter back then, I gave it an oil wash which I think was way to thick. It was a real mess. I compounded this by thinking I could get away with a desert dust wash. WRONG!!. Just wound up with an even bigger mess.



So it was primed once more and that's the way it has stayed for the last two years, until yesterday when I found the replacement decals.

Now re-sprayed in Desert Yellow and cleared ready for decals, followed by clear and the some Desert Dust.


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PostSubject: Re: 1/35 Tamiya Chieftan Tank Mk.5   Mon 29 Dec 2014, 10:28 am

Nice Al. Will the final clear be a flat?

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PostSubject: Re: 1/35 Tamiya Chieftan Tank Mk.5   Mon 29 Dec 2014, 10:31 am

Good gracious John. It's 3.30am where you live and you are down with flu. What are you doing still up at this hour?

Yes, once the desert dust is on, it will get a coat or two of Testors Dullcote.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/35 Tamiya Chieftan Tank Mk.5   Mon 29 Dec 2014, 5:24 pm

Fresh decals applied, reglossed and ready for the dust.




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PostSubject: Re: 1/35 Tamiya Chieftan Tank Mk.5   Mon 29 Dec 2014, 8:01 pm

I added Africa Dust in the places I thought it would build up but I'm thinking it's a bit too subtle. I'm going to give it an overal mist coat of the Africa Dust and see what it looks like then.









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PostSubject: Re: 1/35 Tamiya Chieftan Tank Mk.5   Mon 29 Dec 2014, 9:16 pm

Al: It's really looking good. As far as being up at 3:30 --- coughing fits won't let me sleep.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/35 Tamiya Chieftan Tank Mk.5   Tue 30 Dec 2014, 12:48 am

I wasn't happy with the Africa Dust pinwash so I went over it again. This time, insread of 'blending' it with a brush dampened with meths, I simply sprayed a couple of mist coats of the AD.

It's difficult to see the pinwash in the photos and it does stand out a lot more in reality.

Whatever, I'm calling it good.

Photos in the finished section.

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