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PostSubject: Re: Aerosan RF-8 Soviet snow attack vehicle   Wed 18 Feb 2015, 6:36 pm

I'm confused. Why do you say the cover wasn't painted? wrote:

You had me confused too there Mike for a moment. Call it a senior moment between us.... I was refering to not painting the engine!!! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Aerosan RF-8 Soviet snow attack vehicle   Thu 19 Feb 2015, 2:24 pm

Engine's painted too, Al. It's olive green with a dark grey gear box/prop drive and gunmetal manifolds.
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PostSubject: Re: Aerosan RF-8 Soviet snow attack vehicle   Mon 23 Mar 2015, 6:03 pm

I'm finally calling this one finished.  I've tried a few times painting the faces of these two fellows, but I've never been a figure painter and never will be.

The figures are in - a real PITA.  The gunner was hunched over so much that the MG wouldn't fit.  I CA'd his back against the seat with knees higher up and the gun just made it in.  The driver was also hunched over, but the problem there was if you glued the steering wheel in, there was no way the driver could be put in afterwards.  If you glued the driver in first, the wheel couldn't go in.  I finally cut off some of the steering column length, placed it in his grip, then glued the whole thing in.  If you look very closely inside, the wheel doesn't line up with its hole.

The acetate headlight lens was very difficult to cut out since the diecut was very superficial.  It ended up looking terrible, so I got a lens from the parts box and used that.  The windscreen fit very well and I used Tamiya rub-on snow weathering to simulate frost buildup.



A very good quality kit, but figure painting is not for me.  So, it's goodbye dark side.

Thanks for looking and for your comments.

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PostSubject: Re: Aerosan RF-8 Soviet snow attack vehicle   Tue 24 Mar 2015, 5:23 pm

I really enjoyed following along on this OTB. It was well written and fun to follow. Thanks.
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