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Type 74

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Category:Vehicles - Tanks
Vehicles - Tanks
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Used from:1964–Now
Used by:Military
Model:Type 74

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Alan Crawford added a new project.
1:35 Type 74 Tank (Tamiya 35168)1:35 L7A3 105mm barrel ( 3558-1)1:35 JGSDF Type 74 MBT ~Tamiya~ (Lion Roar LE35085)1+
15. June, 17:59
Sebastian Schoof Added a new review for:
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5. September 2019, 17:40
Trude Barkhorn added a new project.
Albums: 0
1:35 Type 74 Tank (G) (ASUKA Model 35-045)1:35 JGSDF Type 74 Tank Track (Modelkasten SK-52)1:35 JGSDF Type 74 MBT Marking Collection (MYK Design T-35033)
25. July 2019, 21:40
Gavin -thats a secret- added a new project.
1:35 Type 74 Tank (G) (ASUKA Model 35-045)1:35 Type 82 JGSDF Command (Eduard 35810)1:35 Type 87 SPAAG (Lion Roar LAS35020)
28. August 2018, 15:22
Igor Zhuravlev added a new article to his personal gallery:
26. June 2017, 09:51
Igor Zhuravlev added a new project.
Albums: 2 with 37 images
1:35 Type 74 Tank (Tamiya 35168)
31. March 2017, 10:54
MoJo added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 9 images
1:72 JGSDF Type 74 Tank (Trumpeter 07218)
3. August 2016, 18:23
Ron Garcia completed this item
25. June 2016, 17:37
Ron Garcia
Simple build. Could be a weekend project. Needs clear lenses and photoetch intake grills and headlight guards to make it better.
5. July 2016, 18:44
Ingo F added a new project.
Albums: 0
1:35 Type 74 Tank (Tamiya 35168)1:35 JGSDF Type 74 MBT ~Tamiya~ (Lion Roar LE35085)1:35 JGSDF Type 74 Tank Track (Modelkasten SK-52)1+
26. April 2016, 17:08
Adolf Aragon Added a new review for:
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13. April 2016, 17:27
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13. April 2016, 13:06
Michael Muschalik added a new project.
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1:72 JGSDF Type 74 Tank (Trumpeter 07218)1:72 JGSDF Type 74 Tank (FlyHawk Model FH72000)
12. April 2016, 18:08
Bart Goesaert added a new photoalbum.
10. July 2015, 13:37
Bart Goesaert
Some have some tips on how to continue in regards to the weathering? Total noob on this...
10. July 2015, 13:54
Hunter Cummins
Could I mabey help?
9. August 2015, 03:00
Jeffrey Riedesel
Looking good. I like that kit and the Modelkasten tracks look nice.
On the weathering a couple questions,
1) what paint did you use?
2) did you seal it with a clear?

I start weathering with a pin wash with artist oil paint, but I have used acrylics also. Oil paint colors I tend to stick to are Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna and Raw Umber. Youtube has a lot of videos by a number of modelers on weathering, not a bad place to start and see how different people do it.
Biggest tips I can give is take you time and work with light coats and build up the colors.
9. August 2015, 08:08
Bart Goesaert
@ Jeffrey: The paint I used is Tamiya and Gunze, both acrylic, and I haven't sealed the paint yet. Some guy at the club mentioned to put on a few filters first before applying a pin wash, but I don't know what colors suits best with green and brown without polluting the white to much, or maybe I can touch-up the white afterwards...

At the moment I'm preparing some test strips to test with a few colors... but building time is pretty low at the moment...

@ hunter, Your help and tips would be appreciated...
11. August 2015, 12:44
Hunter Cummins
Ok :). Well a good base is tamiya X-22 clear, it will leave a nice satin finish which is ideal for weathering, apply a light brown filter overall and green filters to the green, then a dark wash with enamel ( I recommend Adam wilder products for washes filters and other effects as they make life easier.). Then so some light chipping with a sponge on the edges ( do this with a lot of restriction. Very easy to over do . With a black brown color, the. Do dust with pigments (I reccomend mig ammo or Adam wilder products).
11. August 2015, 13:22
Hunter Cummins
You can also add streaking dust and more intense dust effects with tan and brown colors enamels, and do you use oil paints?
11. August 2015, 13:24
Jeffrey Riedesel
Test strips are a great idea. Bart nothing I say you have to do it this way or else. I think with you trying different things on test strips will work great. I sometime use an old built model to test some things on or sometimes I just try it. Yeah sometimes the model ends up a sacrifice.
12. August 2015, 10:43
Bart Goesaert
thx for the tips, so before everything commences first thing to do is to seal the model, or first to apply a filter, then sealing and then washes?
12. August 2015, 14:33
Hunter Cummins
Bart, best way is clear with an ACRYLIC varnish (like I said the tamiya X-22 clear is best and easiest). So clear, filters, let dry for a day, then washes, then clean up washes, then let dry fr a day, then continue with other techniques I or anyone else has said. Drying time is always an important factor
12. August 2015, 14:38
Jeffrey Riedesel
Yes seal it first.
13. August 2015, 02:07
John Van Kooten
I have a very different method :)

I never use any varnish layers between anything (except with decals). What I do is let the paint CURE before moving on to the next layer / operation.
There's a huge difference between letting paint dry and letting it cure. Curing means you will give the paint time to fully harden (which sometimes takes several days, depending on the used product), so it will take longer to finish the model. But it entirely removes the need for any varnish layers.

So if you want to finish your model somewhat faster, use varnish before moving on to the next major operation (filters is a major operation!).

However, be aware that you would still need to let the varnish layer dry anyway as well. So I decided (a long time ago) on letting the paint sit longer and let it cure, instead of waiting for both the paint and the varnish layer to dry.
It's strictly personal preference of course. I don't like the additional layers of varnish and I don't need them either. Plus, every layer of varnish comes with the risk of ruining your model if it goes bad and starts going cloudy / yellow. I simply avoid all of that by not using it at all :)

There is one big advantage in using varnish layers though: it allows you to correct / remove the layers you put on top of it (to a certain extent).
On the other hand, the same is pretty much true if the paint has truly cured because at that point it has hardened enough to be able to withstand removal by means of solvents / acrylics. So anything "freshly" painted will get removed while the cured layer stays in place perfectly.

So anyway, just thought I'd give you a heads up on this alternative method, for you consideration
13. August 2015, 10:28
Jan Hazes
Late reply as usual. I would add a layer of (acrylic) varnish or klear between layers of weathering when using artist oils. Or you end up blending it all together because the terpentine will affect previous work. Just my 2 cents.
14. September 2015, 15:00
J Irwin added a new project.
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1:35 Type 74 Tank (Tamiya 35168)
13. July 2015, 22:06
Bart Goesaert added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 27 images
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1:35 Type 74 Tank (Tamiya 35168)1:35 JGSDF Type 74 Tank Track (Modelkasten SK-52)
10. July 2015, 13:28
Frank Krause completed this item
15. December 2012, 08:29
Arne Greve
Hallo Frank, ich lese gerade, dass Du deinen Type 74 Japanese Tank fertig hast. Darf ich fragen, welche Farben Du genommen hast?
14. May 2014, 11:24
Frank Krause
Fertig, ja, vor ca. 25 Jahren. Ich meine, ich hätte Humbrol 30 verwendet, kann es aber nicht mehr nachvollziehen, da das Modell mit ca. 50 anderen in den Tiefen der nicht mehr genutzten Bundeswehrkasernen in Nordhessen untergegangen ist.
14. May 2014, 11:42
Arne Greve
Ups, ok. Ist die Kaserne versunken?
14. May 2014, 11:49
Murad ÖZER
Hey Frank, are there any photos incomming?
14. May 2014, 11:52
Frank Krause
Ne, Arne. Die Battalione sind aufgelöst, die Kasernen "kommerziellen" Zwecken zugeführt. Hatte auch den Kontakt zur 1./Pz.Btl.64 verloren, daher auch keine Ahnung, was aus den Modellen wurde.
Sorry, no fotos, Murad. I built that kit 25 years ago and left it at the army barracks, when I moved to Japan. Since then I lost contact and have no idea, what happened to the model.
14. May 2014, 13:57
Murad ÖZER
Oh ok i thought it was a new build. Hopefully the model itself is still alive and well atm. :)
14. May 2014, 14:01
Barry Lloyd
This is the one with the adjustable suspension, I remember it well!
14. May 2014, 18:20
Arne Greve
Frank, thank you. I think, it is time, to build it new. ;-D
15. May 2014, 07:59
Arne Greve
@Murad If you have time, than wait. I will build the Type74 in the next months.
15. May 2014, 08:03
Murad ÖZER
@Arne, thank you. jgsdf subjects are very interesting to me, hopefully i'll be watching your build.
15. May 2014, 10:26
Murad ÖZER added a new photoalbum.
15. January 2014, 23:09
Frank Krause
Wonderful! Well done, Murad!
15. January 2014, 23:14
Murad ÖZER
Thank you very much Frank. :)
15. January 2014, 23:32
Brent Sauer
Nice work!
19. January 2014, 00:39
Murad ÖZER
Thank you Brent.
19. January 2014, 15:04
Holger Kranich
Great work on the camo! I really like it! :D
19. January 2014, 15:05
Murad ÖZER
Thank you Holger, eventho the color combo was a bit uninteresting (both colors are direct shades / complementary of each other) it turned out alright in the end - you gotta give it to the Japanese, they know their stuff.
19. January 2014, 15:28
Mike Kryza
Really a nice tank and a well done finish - for me an eyecatcher!
19. January 2014, 18:34
Murad ÖZER
Thanks for the compliment Mike.
19. January 2014, 22:17
Murad ÖZER added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 18 images
1:35 Type 74 Tank (Tamiya 35168)
15. January 2014, 23:08
Erik Francisco Zimmermann Added a new review for:
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2. March 2013, 11:55


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