Micky Excellent work Sebastian, chipping is fantastic and very real!
5. October, 13:26
Sebastian Meyner Thanks Micky! ...the chipping was done with AK's water colour pencils. I basically just draw the scratches onto the paint job, before the first clear coat. I can recommend these penciles for this kind of work
Indeed Fine Molds seatbelts are great to look at and above all easy to work with (you can bend and twist them and they can be glued using Tamiya ET or comparable glues). Another big plus is that they are detailed on the backside as well...great if you actually do twist them or bend them over backwards
The only down side: they're not exactly cheap. A set of four usually ranges from 13,- to 18,- €.....
26. October, 09:22
Erik Leijdens They are looking great indeed. What kind of material is it? To be honest I never heard of Fine Molds seatbelts
26. October, 09:31
Sebastian Meyner I would say it's basically the same plastic as ejection moulded kits....maybe a tiny bit softer though
Sebastian Meyner Another one "liberated" from the shelf of shame Started this one more than two years ago....now I call it done!
16. May, 18:11
James C Nice looking build Sebastian Did the stowage items come with the kit or did you add them yourself?
2. June, 07:37
Sebastian Meyner Thanks Jim! No, the stowage is a mix of Verlinden, Legend and god knows what..... I mostly wanted to "fill the tank with stuff" as the israelis used to do. Otherwise the vehicle looks a bit to clean for my tase.
2. June, 09:12
Neuling Clean and realistic: you achieved a good balance!
James C Yeah it's a common problem with Tamiya armour kits (which is why I asked) plenty of assorted stowage bins but nothing to fill them with. It was the same with their Challenger 1 kit. Your additions look great and not over done.
2. June, 18:19
Zach Wilson the weathering is really subtle. Looks fantastic!
Rui S I agree with Spanjaard. I Really like all stuf and personal gear in the back
6. August, 13:11
Sebastian Meyner Thanks Rui S! The 'stuff' in the back is only two lumps of resin from Darius Miniatures. Very nicely detailed, basically a drop fit for the Tamiya kit. The perfect AM set for modellers like me (=lazy ) Just a little paint, stick to the model and be done with it
6. August, 16:30
Rui S But I was also speaking about the personal gear on the spare traks? Photo 9?
7. August, 11:18
Sebastian Meyner I know! The run off spare track links incl. all the personal gear (AND the bucket) is one piece of resin, a more or less solid cast.
Sebastian Meyner So far it's a very enjoyable kit! Details are more on the basic side but still good. The I-16 was not a highly complicated plane to begin with. So I only will replace/add the instrument panel, seat belts and some minor bit with Eduard photo etched parts.
Sebastian Meyner Thanks Hans, but don't hold your breath for this one Life takes it's toll at the moment ...wife, 4month old daughter, 2 dogs plus a little bit of a full-time job. Currently I'm just going thru my stash and try to come up with ideas...