Posts Tagged ‘tamiya’

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Tank Commander]

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Painting black isn’t easy. Prior to painting the T-55A tank commander’s uniform, I haven’t had any significant practice painting black apart from an Ork Warboss’s loincloth. That was painted a long time ago i.e. three years ago to be exact. Since then,…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Tank Commander]

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Painting black isn’t easy. Prior to painting the T-55A tank commander’s uniform, I haven’t had any significant practice painting black apart from an Ork Warboss’s loincloth. That was painted a long time ago i.e. three years ago to be exact. Since then,…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Streaks of Grime, Early Onset of Rust, Diesel Stains and a Realistic Log]

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So it begins. Weathering proper for the T-55A medium tank. And it’ll be a while before I get the hang of things. Before this, my miniature figurines never needed much if any weathering while the W40K stuff  was more forgiving since they don’t conform …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Streaks of Grime, Early Onset of Rust, Diesel Stains and a Realistic Log]

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So it begins. Weathering proper for the T-55A medium tank. And it’ll be a while before I get the hang of things. Before this, my miniature figurines never needed much if any weathering while the W40K stuff  was more forgiving since they don’t conform …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Decals and Wash; prep work before the weathering process]

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Before the weathering process for the T-55A even begins, there were some prep work that needed to be done first. There is no set way to prep for weathering and in this case it involved the application of decals, the painting of a key non-metallic part …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Decals and Wash; prep work before the weathering process]

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Before the weathering process for the T-55A even begins, there were some prep work that needed to be done first. There is no set way to prep for weathering and in this case it involved the application of decals, the painting of a key non-metallic part …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Road Wheels]

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

There are more ways than one to paint the road wheels of a tank. Among the choices available to scale modellers are to use an air brush/spray can in conjunction with a commercial road wheel template or to hand brush the rubber sections separately from …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Road Wheels]

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

There are more ways than one to paint the road wheels of a tank. Among the choices available to scale modellers are to use an air brush/spray can in conjunction with a commercial road wheel template or to hand brush the rubber sections separately from …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Primer and Basecoats]

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Even before any significant layer of paint has been applied, it already feels like I’ve achieved a lot of progress in the Tamiya 1/35 scale T-55A Medium Tank. The key phrase here is feels like because all I’ve actually done up to now is only prime and …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Primer and Basecoats]

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Even before any significant layer of paint has been applied, it already feels like I’ve achieved a lot of progress in the Tamiya 1/35 scale T-55A Medium Tank. The key phrase here is feels like because all I’ve actually done up to now is only prime and …

Bolt Action: Full scale model wars

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Full scale model wars
Quite some time ago I participated in an event and I noticed that two of the players were using some tanks that seemed a little on the large side. Melbourne’s favorite French sons Julian and Enzo had come out to play and they had bought some 1:48 scale tanks. Initially I had a kind of reservation about using a larger scale, after all 1:48 is a lot bigger than 1:56 and therefore harder to transport, easier for your enemy to shoot at and easier to break as 1:48 tends to be an actual model as opposed to a toy. But then I noticed the exquisite detail these models offer as well as the fact that your models actually look like they could fit inside the tank.

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Bolt Action: Full scale model wars

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Full scale model wars
Quite some time ago I participated in an event and I noticed that two of the players were using some tanks that seemed a little on the large side. Melbourne’s favorite French sons Julian and Enzo had come out to play and they had bought some 1:48 scale tanks. Initially I had a kind of reservation about using a larger scale, after all 1:48 is a lot bigger than 1:56 and therefore harder to transport, easier for your enemy to shoot at and easier to break as 1:48 tends to be an actual model as opposed to a toy. But then I noticed the exquisite detail these models offer as well as the fact that your models actually look like they could fit inside the tank.

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T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 3 of 3]

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having had it easy all this while with the assembly process of miniature figurines, I used to bitch and moan about how the Knight Models metal figurines can sometimes be a real challenge to assemble. But looking back now, it was precious experience gai…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 3 of 3]

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having had it easy all this while with the assembly process of miniature figurines, I used to bitch and moan about how the Knight Models metal figurines can sometimes be a real challenge to assemble. But looking back now, it was precious experience gai…