I devoted the end of last week to painting the camo.
After masking the yellow areas (see the technique article HERE for further details) I prepared 3 shades of grey green (in the same way of the yellow mix)
The french green is pretty far from the US olive drab. It’s a dull green with shades of grey and blue.
The new japanese armor Tamiya colors looked a perfect base for the mix.
Like previously with the yellow, I tried to perform a top light effect (zenithal illimination).
After a short time of drying, I remove the Silly putty from the model.
I am fully satisfied with the result.
Next steps are : decals settings, paintbrush the tracks, the exhaust pipe and minor details, filters, washes, dust effect, contrast and amplified the zenithal effect, scratches painting,
and propably :paint the figure (wish I would try to gain time for that !
Well the first trouble with this model has just begun. I thought that the scale plan given by Azimut on the instruction sheet was correct. But not…..
First i drew the pieces using a “ paper traces” and carried them over a white printer paper. Then I cutted the paper skirts and checked if it fits. After some size and shape corrections, I report the piece of paper on a brass alloy sheet.
First I cut around the skirt roughly before clearly cut off the side skirt with pro model scissors (straight and curved model). The shape was refined using metal files and sand paper.
Once the first side was completed I thought: « Ok, it has been absorbing but now I have just to duplicate each plate and set them on the other side and then …go to bed ! » So what a disappointment as I notices that the sides of the tank are not symetric and the skirt I just prepared didn’t fit on the other side. Funny, is not it ?
I had to apply the same work for the other side……
My first long FCM 2C night and I guess it won’t be the last……
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