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Katya Hodgson (Comrade Katya)


1/35 Tiger II construction

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Construction of Tamiya's 1/35 Tiger II.



This album is attached to project 1/35 Tiger II Kuromorimine.

Albums: 2 with 23 images
1:35 King Tiger (Tamiya 35164)


20. November 2018 at 11:18:33 Share
Katya Hodgson Today's progress, stopping now as it is too cold and dark to work.
20. November 2018 at 17:02:26
Ingo F Looks good so far.
21. November 2018 at 13:41:02
Katya Hodgson Ready for painting now.
21. November 2018 at 16:03:19
Katya Hodgson I said sod it to the air brush, and used a real brush.
22. November 2018 at 14:58:13
Katya Hodgson Update on the 1/35 Tiger II, I have nearly finished painting the large parts, and will soon be able to finish assembly, hopefully finishing the entire model tomorrow.

This post is also an apology to my airbrush/airbrushing in general. I was able to get ahold of some Vallejo air paint today and... just wow, I am blown away by the results. It works perfectly, almost effortlessly! A thanks to everyone for their input and advice on airbrushing, I now know the problem was simply my own poor attempts at thinning enamel paint. In future when air brushing I will stick to Vallejo. :)
23. November 2018 at 15:52:10
Katya Hodgson Just got tools/equipment, decals, and a few last little details to put on tomorrow, and it is done.
23. November 2018 at 17:47:04
Peter Jenssen Looks good!
You might also want to put a layer of clear over eventually, as acrylics can be a little less wear resistant than enamels.
23. November 2018 at 20:31:22
Daniel Klink good and important point Peter
23. November 2018 at 20:55:22
Katya Hodgson I do have some gloss and some matt, but they are enamel so I am worried about sticking them in air brush after all the problems I have had with enamels...
23. November 2018 at 21:29:33
Ingo F You can also use acrylic varnish on the model. If you want to weather the model later you have to use weathering products on enamel base.
23. November 2018 at 22:37:26
Peter Jenssen I must say I have had some bad experiences with Humbrol clear, (even on enamel) staying tacky indefinitely.
I don't use specific weathering products. I have used oils and pigments with acrylic thinners, directly on acrylic paint without problems on a tank build I did a couple of years ago.
Just as long as the paint has dried for a couple of days first and weathering is done carefully, I didn't have any problems.
A coat of Tamiya X-35 on top of decals and the first weathering, and some finishing pigment weathering after turned out fine for me.
As usual try new techniques on a test piece before trying it on the model.
Especially true when trying coats of paints/varnishes of different types on top of each other.
23. November 2018 at 23:10:07
Ingo F Usually i am going like this: Paint job, glossy varnish, decals, glossy varnish, weathering, matte varnish.
23. November 2018 at 23:18:32
Peter Jenssen Yep, that's how I go on my Wingnut aircraft builds, -plus some weathering touchup afterwards.
Other kits, especially vehicles, I couldn't be bothered with all the clear coats (I'd like to minimise the airbrush cleaning! ;) )
24. November 2018 at 00:01:20
Peter Jenssen Here's my tank build.
I had loads of fun with just pigments from some cheap pastels from the local art shop and some Tamiya acrylic thinner.
strv 103C | Album by jenssen (1:35)
24. November 2018 at 00:08:27
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