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  1. 1950willys

    1950willys New Member

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    Cast Armor appearance

    Alot of factory kits dont really provide the texture that exists on cast armor, an easy way to get it is to use a slow acting liquid cement, (testors liquid cement is the best i have seen for this technique) because it doesnt attack the cement as much as other liquid types such as tenax 7r, spread a thin coating over the surface and let it sit for a little bit, then take a short stiff brush (one retired from painting duty LOL) and stiple the end of the brush into the almost dry cement..it will create a very nice cast effect.
     
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    Thanks, I've never tried that.

    I've usually sanded the surface to get a similar effect, but the problem with that is that it is difficult to get around the details without doing damage to them. Next time I'll give your method a try instead.

    Welcome aboard by the way. :)
     
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    thanks

    Thanks for the welcome, its nice to find a site that rolls alot of my interests up into one place, this appears to be a great site..Im glad JCalhoun gave me a link to it
     
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    when you need to paint the canopy scribe around the frame, then apply t white glue, and after it is dry paint it, remove the glue and the line will be neat!!!
     
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    on planes paint the tires first then the wheels
     
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    does anybody knows how to paint spirals in the prop hub or spiner?
     
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    Only by hand. You might be able to buy special paint masks...
     
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    you can use something small and sharp as an axle, so you can turn around the piece you want to paint. Then you can turn it around while painting, slowly moving the pencil outwards while you go. The result should automatically be a spiral...
     
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    i mainly work in the 1:72 scale, i find prepainting before putting it together can made things run more smoothly sometimes(keyword: sometimes). i find it works best with hard to paint places. my favourite model brand has to Dragon, they have unrivialed detail.
     
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    I'm trying to find a Churchill III with 6pdr, can you recommend a kit in 1/35. Or a Tamaya kit with some accessories(but from where?)
     
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    the colour of paint they say to use is not always the best. try out different colours, ex, Nato Black in my opinion is the best tire colour.
     
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    Hi ourbill,

    I'm sorry to have to tell you that I have no experience with 1/35 kits so I can't recommend one, but I can advise you to check this thread every once in a while till someone picks it up.
    Good luck,
    greets PP
     
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    any one know how to make Zimmerit?
     
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    Basically coat your model in a thin layer of putty (you can get a variey of types for this) and then make the dents yourself. Possibly with a small screwdriver blade or similar.

    I once experimented with softening the actual plastic surface of the model with a coat of polysteyrene cement, then denting the plastic. It sort of worked, but I would not recommend it! :cool:
     
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    You might also want to ask Me262, he supplied some stunning pics of his zimmerit-coated KingTiger some time ago. I'm sure he knows :wink:
     
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    Well, this will seem blasphemous, but...

    Find an aftermarket company that makes pieces for your vehicle already Zimmeritted! It's a lot easier! Maybe not as satisfying, but....



    One of the best (potentially, I've not tried it yet) ways I've seen was to use a thin layer of putty (as noted above), and a razor saw. Work in small areas, since that stuff tends to harden quickly. Break up the pattern, make it look like someone did it by hand. Don't worry about proper alignment of the 'rows.'
     
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    thanks alot guys,
     
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    this is not a tip for building. this is a tip for transporting models. i can think of 3 ways to transport models in a box.

    1. cover in tissue paper and fill in the gaps between the models with more tissue paper

    2. this way is the most time consumeing,this involes using styrofoam blocks. you make custom cut outs to place each model in.

    3. this way involes styrofoam too. this is best used for modles that have parts that move easily. you get your syrofoam and place the model on it and insert toothpics into the foam around the model preventing it from moving.

    sometimes it's best to use a combitation of two. and of course write 'fragile' or 'handle with care' on the box.
     
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