T-34 Airfix - part 1 (Assembly, painting and oil washes)
I didn't do many corrections on this kit (where would it end ???), I only wanted to do a quick assembly so I could focus on the weathering... instead I spent about 3 weeks to get to the decal stage + clear coat, ready for the weathering fun now.... Cheers !
Trying to come to grips with the album format - some pictures are not in the proper sequence, hope to do better next time...
Is That supposed to say Vladimir Mayakovsky ? The Poet ?
Looks great, nice process shots 👍
Thanks friends, especially for demystifying the what I assumed was a patriotic slogan, it indeed seems to read Vladimir Mayakovsky - good catch Bob, I learned something on a Friday evening...
I only ask because if so, that is not to criticize but it was spelled wrong. is it a decal from the kit ? Влади́мир Маяко́вский, is the proper spelling. The Tank looks great, I was just curious and was a bit confused by the spelling.
That's a very interesting observation Bob, it was a kit decal, I have uploaded a picture of the decal sheet (the model comes from the Heller 1945 The Last Battle gift box) - and I believe I found a picture of the real tank... The decal seems to match the picture, but I don't know in how far the writing in the picture is correct - maybe it's a "soldiers slang" spelling ? Thanks very much for the very interesting input
Most impressive. Gives me a couple of ideas to try with this 1:76 classic 🙂 .
Thanks M, I find these cheap oldies perfect to practice new techniques on, with the challenge to try to make them look more realistic then they are
Fair enough. I've got several similar experiments on the go, as far as gleaning more detail and realism from basic kits😉 .
I know - it's a challenge
Meanwhile I have posted adding mud, grime and dust & dirt to the kit in another album - otherwise this album becomes too bulky to browse through... if only I could find a way to add the link here... or link these albums together somehow...
Great update and great process shots, worth a thousand words to see materials, products and techniques like that 👍
Thanks Tom, I wish I had more time to play and experiment with this model... Meanwhile I made some progress, and added some pictures to the second gallery (if only I could put a link here) about adding the wheels and tracks and replacing the gun barrel