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Armor/AFV: Braille Scale
1/72 and 1/76 Scale Armor and AFVs.
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Barracuda Camouflage System in Braille Scale
pbennett
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United Kingdom
Joined: October 14, 2007
KitMaker: 354 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 07:02 PM UTC
I am planning to build a Land Rover Defender based in Iraq, and wonder whether anyone has attempted to replicate Barracuda Camouflage System in small-scale.
One option would be to cover the appropriate areas with Milliput, and add the texture before it is completely cured. However, I imagine it would be fairly difficult to achieve an in-scale thickness. Any further suggestions?
Also (not for this particular model), but does anyone know the exact dimensions (length, width and height)of the TUAAM boxes, commonly fitted to Land Rover vehicles?
Bonaparte84
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: July 17, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 08:10 PM UTC
I'd suggest the following:

- take thin paper (e.g. wrapping paper you find in new shirts) as a base
- apply a thin coat of white glue
- sprinkle HO-scale leaves (railroad modelling products) onto it and let the glue dry
- cut the paper to shape and glue the different onto the model with CA

Noch has an appropriate leaves product, for example:

https://www.modellbahnunion.com/Noch-07142-Laub-hellgruen.htm?SessionId=&a=article&ProdNr=Noch-07142&p=802&gclid=CMT85syW79ECFccp0wodBmQMXA

I've never tried the abve method for this exact application, but I believe this may lead to nice results... Putty likely won't look the part, I'm afraid.