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Munster KPz.70

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This is the Dragon "Black Label" KPz.70 kit, as seen in the recent build log and review. Finishing was kept deliberately low-key, with only a little dust and a few pin-washes as befits a displayed museum exhibit! The Gelboliv colour was a 3:1 mix of Tamiya XF-51 Khaki Drab:XF-60 Dark Yellow, over a base of straight XF-51.
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About the Author

About Tom Cromwell (barkingdigger)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

A Yank living overseas on a long-term basis, I've been building tanks since the early '70s. I relish the challenges of older kits (remember when Tamiya was "new"?...) because I love to scratch-build.


Comments

Tom, it's a great job. And the rust in the tracks - how'd you make that?
JAN 28, 2015 - 07:03 AM
Nice one
JAN 28, 2015 - 08:23 AM
Thanks Fred! The rust is a "layered" affair, starting with a coat of Tamiya Red-Brown (XF-64? haven't got a bottle handy...) airbrushed on, followed by a wash of my "rusty" mix of Pollyscale Boxcar Red and Grimy Black (thinned with "wet" water), and then a dry-brushing of Pollyscale's Mud to blend it all in after the rubber was painted. In effect I scaled up my usual treatment for HO freight-car wheels. I wouldn't use enamels, oils, turps, or any of the recent specialist rust stuff on these glue-able DS tracks, since there are lots of horror stories about bad reactions to solvents!
JAN 28, 2015 - 02:28 PM
I thought only regular vinyl tracks were the ones supposed to be damaged by oil-based paint
JAN 28, 2015 - 02:50 PM
I'm not sure about oils, but not taking any chances! Most acrylics are inert, so are the safest bet. The trouble with DS plastic is the fact that it CAN be glued with plastic cement - it makes it vulnerable. And since there are no AM replacements for these ones...
JAN 28, 2015 - 05:40 PM
How did you do your orange training light?
JAN 29, 2015 - 01:39 AM
Hi Chris, Coat of silver, then a slightly thinned coat of orange (both Vallejo), both applied by brush. Then a coat of Micro Gloss to seal the deal. I wish there was a clear part, but wasn't about to splash out on AM parts.
JAN 29, 2015 - 02:50 AM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.