Treehugger Ooh. The molded details looks very nice I think.
24. October 2019, 20:20
Martin Dubovszki Yep. The kit is amazingly detailed. However, I'm struggling with some of the photo etched parts... I find it quite difficult for example to bend nice curves into the lamp protecting structure. But still this is an amazing kit. Can't wait to start to paint it.
24. October 2019, 21:14
Treehugger I imagine you can bend photo etch in two ways. One is to roll over the PE with a round object, until the plate starts to curve. The other, finding a tool for the purpose, or some other cylinder of proper dimensions to bend the PE around. Presumably, it is a good idea to have a flush and non-soft working mat/pad, and not try rolling PE over some soft or dented surface.
28. October 2019, 07:26
Holger Kranich Hi Martin! Looks indeed very detailed. I like Rye Field Kits!
Martin Dubovszki Thank you my fellow modelers!
@OttovonLindberg I used RAL7028 Dunkelgelb aus' 44DGI from Ammo by Mig (A.MIG-011).
24. May, 18:32
OttovonLindberg Thank you. I tried using Vallejo Model Corp Dark Yellow (70.978, RAL7028) but it looked more green then yellow, it was way off. Have you ever tried hand brushing Ammo paints?
24. May, 18:39
Martin Dubovszki Yes, I painted the tires on the roadwheels by brush. Ammo paints can be brush painted but some of them are too thin out of the bottle (yet too thick to airbrush). For brush painting I like the AK 3rd Gen and the Vallejo more.
24. May, 20:50
Olivier You could also try the AK Real Colors. Their RAL7028 is quite good (for brush paint)
24. May, 22:16
OttovonLindberg @Martin Is there any way to "thicken" the paint for hand brushing? I Hase the same Problem with Vallejo Air. How do the AK 3rd Gen compare to Vallejo?
25. May, 01:32
OttovonLindberg @olivier Aren't those lacquer based and come pots? Seems like a lot of work tbh.
25. May, 01:33
Martin Dubovszki @OttovonLindberg that's a good question. Ammo has its own paint retarder which is quite thick compared to the paint itself. I haven't tested yet but maybe it could thicken the paint a bit.
As I see it the AK 3rd Gen is quite good for brush painting. It is thinner than a Vallejo Panzer Aces one but You still need to thin a little before brush application.
And somehow the paint and its medium don't separate in the bottle which is the case with the Ammo Mig and with Vallejo.
Dave I really like the weathering on the panzer grey and the mud on the tracks - nice model! What kind of product did you use for the mud? Cheers, Dave
22. April, 08:15
Martin Dubovszki Thanks Dave! Sorry for the late answer! The mud I used is Vallejo 73.826 Mud and Grass product (https://acrylicosvallejo.com..ts-en/mud-and-grass-73826/). It's great thing to achieve such muddy tracks but It's quite thick. So before I applied it, I washed the tracks with a brownish track wash then applied the Mud and Grass product with a toothpick very easily, cocentrating on use just a tiny amout of it on each track link.
22. April, 11:16
Dave Thank you for the explanation. Frankly, I wrote the question yesterday (unless quarantine messed up my mind ). Thus there should be a problem with the time stamp. So thanks for your fast answer
23. April, 11:25
Martin Dubovszki Oh I see. Then you're right, the time stamp must be wrong. Glad I could help.
Martin Dubovszki I'm afraid I cannot aswer to that. I haven't built any dragon kit yet. But generally speaking, the kit is quite good (exept the plastic tracks... I managed to break multiple links easily that's why I orderded metal tracks). The fit is precise almost everywhere, the details are great. Not a Tamiya kind of shake and bake kit, there were some minor inconveniences during the build but nothin serious.