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Tamiya M4A3E8 WIP
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United States
Joined: November 22, 2018
KitMaker: 10 posts
Armorama: 10 posts
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 11:49 AM UTC
Alright, the kit is the Tamiya M4A3E8. It went together exceptionally smoothly. I filled in that turret gap, but it uh...didn't go as well as I would've liked. I'm aware of more than a few errors in the build, so rip it apart!

Currently as it stands, It still needs the washes, filters and some fading and finishing up with pigments. I tried out the AMMO acrylic washes, and theyre alright. It's been a long time since I've gotten a kit to this point, but oil based weathering seems to be the way to go.

Products used: AMMO washes, AMMO US Color set, Archer Dry transfers, Fruil tracks.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
KitMaker: 5,530 posts
Armorama: 4,671 posts
Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC
Good job on those decals they look painted on! I assume they ARE decals?

Before you proceed:
1. Study the photos carefully. Photos have a tendence of revealing things we humans do not see when looking at the real thing.
2. The 1:1 scale guards around the headlights are not mounted in holes in the armour. I think they were welded on, not certain though. Check the model and fill the gaps if there are any, hard to tell looking at the photo, the middle one gives the impression of a hole. The same goes for the lifting rings and other stuff welded to the outside.

Looks good so far
/ Robin