1⁄35Tamiya BT-7 Review and Build
A helping HandStep by Step: Captured Tanks under the German Flag By Glenn Bartolotti is offered online from Glenn’s website in .pdf format for $1.95 US. Files can be saved to your computer and viewed or printed for future reference. I would like to take this time out of the feature here to give a review of an excellent aid to any modeler who likes to paint and weather builds. Glenn Bartolotti has been supplying the modeling community with his helpful step by step guides on painting and weathering for a while now and currently has thirty-nine volumes on the subject. Glenn has a knack for explaining the ins and outs to painting and weathering models easily, precisely as well as thoroughly, so that not only can the novice builder learn the processes of finishing a model, but even veteran builders may pick up a neat technique or two to add to their tool box. Jumping back a couple of volumes from his latest Step by Step (Volume 39: Captured Tanks Under the Allied Flag – Italian M13/40), I here offer a review Volume 36: Captured Tanks under the German Flag – BT-7 Model 1935. Albeit I am building the 1937 version of the BT-7, the step by step processes still apply. Glen nicely covers a little history on the subject he is working on and shows a quick overview of the kit he is using and the completed, unfinished model. Walking through the early stages of painting from priming and pre-shade to base color and highlighting, Glenn effortlessly moves through the various stages of weathering, not only showing application photos but clearly explaining how and what he is doing to obtain the finish he is looking for. Through the use of oils for washes and tonal effect, as well as showing his use of pastels in place of pigments, he achieves great results in applying rusting, soil and dust effects to his models. Finishing up his build, Glenn shows his use of a graphite pencil to obtain metal effects on various parts of the tank. I would urge anyone interested in building a BT-7 under WWII German management to have a look at this e-book. Highly recommended!!
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