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T-34 Airfix - part 2 (adding pigments and track assembly)

After having assembled, painted and weathered the kit with oil washes and sponging... it was time for the dirt :) !

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Adding dirt.... 
 

 
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Mud ! 
 

 
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Gently applying it in logical areas... 
 

 
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Subtle on the topsides 
 

 
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Less subtle around the running gear 
 

 
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Next : grime 
 

 
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Same exercise as with the mud... 
 

 
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More grime at the bottom 
 

 
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Next : dust and dirt  
 

 
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Most of it was applied on the undersides 
 

 
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The other side 
 

 
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I was not happy with the gun barrel 
 

 
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Trying to make a replacement from stretched sprue - no luck ! 
 

 
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Using rod as a replacement 
 

 
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Sanding it into a slight conical shape 
 

 
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The old and the new.. 
 

 
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The rubber tracks had a lot of flash - difficult to remove by knife 
 

 
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I "melted" it down by hoovering the tracks above a flame 
 

 
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Not perfect, but better then with what we started with 
 

 
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Time to add the wheels... 
 

 
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Tada... ! 
 

 
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Fixing the tracks 
 

 
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And we have a... hovercraft tank ! 
 

 
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Some weight will keep it on the ground... 
 

 
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The tracks will need a lot of weathering to make them look less toylike 
 

 
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White glue covered the track gap 
 

 
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Painting the tracks with a light gun metal mix 
 

 
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Replacing the gun barrel finally  
 

 
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The original irregular gun barrel - with a difficult to remove seam 
 

 
 

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3. March 2020, 22:05

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