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northboy321

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Here is a condensed build thread of my latest completed armour build, it is a Revell 1/35 Tpz-1Fuchs ABC nuclear chemical biological battlefield assessment vehicle.

This is a kit my wife bought 11 years or so ago and has been in the loft with a few of my recent "loft of Doom" resurrections. It will be straight out of the box, the only issue is I lost the instructions 10 years ago or so hence its long stay in the loft.

Ahh I here you say, well thanks to the wonders of internet I have managed to down load a copy of the build instructions but of a later version so I will have to guess where to out the decals, that is unless any of you kind fellas happens to have one of these in your stash and can show me a pic of the decal placement sheet.

So onto the usual box shots

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As I have found with building armour kits I like to get a good piece of the initial build complete including as many of the detail parts prior to paint.

First the hull together, lots of tape super glue and Tamiya extra thin to get it to hold.

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Then on to the running gear, again not as good a fit as the Trumpeter kit I recently built but still will look good when painted and weathered.
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Notice the two front axles are able to have the wheels positioned in a turn to add more interest to the stance of the vehicle nice touch not able to be done on the Trumpeter 1 up for the old Revel kit.
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This is the detail for the water drive units, I decided to have them in the drive position to liven up the vehicle as well, they usually are rotated toward the front when not in use.
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Finally a shot of the front of the vehicle. a little filling and sanding to be finished before I push on and finish the fitting of all the necessary bit before paint.

I finished adding all the rest of the details and got the build ready for priming.

This is my favourite part of any build as you can see it coming together with a uniform colour coat all the detail seams to stand out. So onto the photos.

Primer on
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Pre-shading done;

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Base coat NATO Green;

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Second Colour of the German Tri-colour camo, NATO Brown;

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Third colour NATO Black (all Tamiya acrylic colours);

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Finally sealed with Klear.

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So next step is on to the decals, seal them and then on to the winter camo, I'll be putting down a coat of hairspray and then applying a thin coat of white over the black areas and then chip it back to give a worn effect then move on to weathering.

As above I completed the decaling and sealed them with a couple of coats of future and when dry put down a coat of hair spray.

Using revel aqua colour flat white I over coated the black areas of the camo pattern this included any decals  with a thin layer keeping it a little random to get the effect of a winter white wash, I will then chip back this coat to reveal the decals and to complete the effect of a thin winter white wash that is worn and weathered.

So on to the photos,

Winter white wash on,

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Then after chipping,

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So there it is, next on to sealing the winter wash with a clear coat and then on to streaking and weathering before flat coat and a bit of mud.

Before I apply streaking and weathering I have painted the detail of the tools and added a thin wash to the grills on the top of the hull and sealed this with an acrylic gloss coat.

Next I moved on to the enamel washes and filters to achieve a streaked and grimy look as if on operations.

So first stage thinned enamel (with turpentine) colour dots and streaks all aver the hull using black, tan and green/grey.

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Then using a flat brush wetted in turpentine stump the colours till the desired streaked/grimed effect is achieved. I use enamel and turpentine because they will not react with the sealing coats of acrylic gloss (Johnson's Klear) so can be worked and manipulated to the effect required.

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So now I am happy with the grimy/streaked effect I'll leave the model over night to cure then use some Flory pigments before sealing with a flat coat and them some mud effects to finish.


I weathered up the wheels and lower hull with mud made from Flory pigment, aquarium sand, Matt acrylic varnish and a little thinner. this was brushed and blown on the wheels and hull to give the look of a vehicle on winter exercise that has been running on muddy field tracks. Once this was all dried I sealed all the weathering with matt varnish.

So here's progress so far.

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So there it is, not to much to do before I'm Calling this one finished, just lights, mirrors, aerials, wind screen, wipers and machine gun.

And finally with all the smaller detail parts finished I'm calling this one done.

Here's a quick photo of the finished result.

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I'll put up more photo's of the finished build in the next few days, Till then happy modelling chaps.


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First of all, Not sure how I missed this thread? Nice kit, lots of detail. your WIP is very well done, great pictures and comments. the paint and weathering are spot on! I look forward to seeing more of your work!
one question: are the wheels rubber or plastic? they look really nice.

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Originally Posted by TedUSA
First of all, Not sure how I missed this thread? Nice kit, lots of detail. your WIP is very well done, great pictures and comments. the paint and weathering are spot on! I look forward to seeing more of your work!
one question: are the wheels rubber or plastic? they look really nice.


Many thanks for you feedback Ted, for a 1998 kit the detail is really quite good. The wheels are quite a hard rubber not the best of detail but when muddy quite convincing.

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Originally Posted by TedUSA
First of all, Not sure how I missed this thread? Nice kit, lots of detail. your WIP is very well done, great pictures and comments. the paint and weathering are spot on! I look forward to seeing more of your work!
one question: are the wheels rubber or plastic? they look really nice.
Many thanks for you feedback Ted, for a 1998 kit the detail is really quite good. The wheels are quite a hard rubber not the best of detail but when muddy quite convincing.


I agree. I just finished a 1976 kit and I won't do that again, but your kit looked like some great quality and you certainly brought out everything possible. I thought the tires looked fine before you painted and after the "mud". congratulations!


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Looks great!
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Amazing build. Suddenly comes to life as soon as the primer went on.
   really nice work and weathering.

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