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Andreas Koziol There it is - my new model kit! After my very lengthy last project, I need something small that can be implemented faster. My choice fell on the Leichttraktor Rheinmetall 1930 tank.The Leichttraktor (Vs.Kfz.31) was a german secret experimental tank designed between WW1 and WW2. Also this time there are some premieres for me: this is my first model kit from the Ukrainian company ICM and I will attach a 3 tone camouflage for the very first time. So let's go! :)
22. July at 14:46:14
Mike Kryza Count me in
22. July at 16:17:09
Thomas Kirschbaum Bitte, Bitte fabrikneu! ;) ;)
22. July at 20:04:46
Andreas Koziol Welcome Mike!
Thomas on the test site in kasan, they had something against brand new! :D
22. July at 22:28:33
Andreas Koziol First gluing steps! My Tamiya Extra Thin Cement was empty, so I'll try the new cement from Ammo of Mig. My first impression of the kit: As far as good, but the plastic is very soft, which I really don't like. We will see. ;)
23. July at 14:00:03
Holger Kranich Und? Wie macht sich der kleine Bausatz?
23. July at 14:22:02
Andreas Koziol Wächst & gedeiht! ;)
The little tractor is growing and prospering.
25. July at 18:08:47
Slavo Hazucha It's gaining traction quickly! Great chillout build choice after the grisly behemoth you just finished ;)
25. July at 20:11:19
Rui S Nice project. I'm in
25. July at 21:22:36
Andreas Koziol Thanks Slavo & Rui and yes, this build is to come down! ;)
26. July at 16:54:22
Andreas Koziol The gluing work is done! This was my fastest assembly so far. Except the one bracket and a few holes were missing, I have nothing to complain about this kit. How good (or bad) the vinyl tracks are will show up later.
29. July at 14:13:52
Dave Flitton Watching to see how you paint this little puppy!
29. July at 14:17:56
Rui S Does the real exaust pipe had that seam line? Or is it going to desapear with the base coat? 8)
29. July at 19:36:10
Andreas Koziol Thanks Dave and also Rui aka Hawkeye - I will fix it! ;)
29. July at 22:43:21
Andreas Koziol A small size comparison between Tiger & Leichttraktor.
Now I know why they call him the "LOLtractor" in World of Tanks. :D
30. July at 14:18:18
Andreas Koziol Now we come to the paint and I need your help! The tank will get a classic 3 tone camouflage (for me the first time). I actually like the Box Art Cover most. In the instructions, the colors look very different again and the recommended color selection (Revell & Tamiya) also gives completely different colors. I have now put together the possible color combinations I own - Tamiya is my favorite. What do you think about that?
31. July at 13:21:40
Andreas Koziol Tamiya is as you can see the most realistic color combination in my opinion. I also like Vallejo but it is much darker and stronger in color. And what happened with the Ammo of Mig colors? I have absolutely no idea! I used the color straight from the bottle without any thinner. The yoghurt cup has been given a light gray primer before use. What do you say about what could have happened and which color combination would you take?
1. August at 14:52:03
Martin Oostrom Ammo doesn't like to be brush painted. Airbrush only
1. August at 15:00:49
Slavo Hazucha While Mig created a nice abstract artwork, I´ll side with Tamiya - all 3 colors seem to be the best matches... But maybe I only saw too many tanks painted with these :)
1. August at 15:27:42
Augusto @Matin Oostrom Not entirely true. I recently painted a Rafale with Ammo and brush and it worked just fine. The secret is to apply the first coat directly over the primer, with no dilution. The next coats can be thinned down.
1. August at 17:34:15
Rui S Interesting comparition
1. August at 21:11:35
Andreas Koziol thanks for your opinions mates. ammo colors are suitable for airbrush & brushes. i have NOT use any thinner and shaken it sufficiently beforehand. i just think ammo colors are not good for brushes. at the end maybe i will take a color from every combination. :D
1. August at 23:05:47
Thomas Kirschbaum The Ammo Colors will be in light layers. a primer ist to do always! a Video is in youtube about handling the color; When you have understand the colors they are really nice! ;)
2. August at 17:15:54
Andreas Koziol Thanks Thomas, I know how it works with airbrush, but the bottles say also for brush, and want to paint this test cup quick with a brush. ;)
2. August at 19:08:06
Robber Penguin Ammo is good for brushes, you just used a very THICCKK layer :)
2. August at 19:51:48
Andreas Koziol yes this was a thick layer, the same thick layer I use with tamiya & vallejo. when I use a thin layer, I have zero cover. ;)
3. August at 08:50:35
Jos Jansen Ammo is superb for brushes, but before applying use a good primer...I use the primer of Alclad, master!
3. August at 09:01:06
Andreas Koziol I used vallejo surface primer. I test it a second time with longer shake and thin layer, at the end I must say, the Ammo of Mig colors works very well with airbrush, but not with a brush.
3. August at 09:34:58
Martin Oostrom We all have our experiences and our preferences. Luckily there is choice enough to get a favourite for everybody
3. August at 09:42:16
3. August at 17:36:46
Andreas Koziol After the whole back and forth which color combination I take now for the camouflage, I decided for the crazy variant. I take from each manufacturer the color that I like best - let's see what comes out. I started with a light gray primer and the first color dark yellow - both from Vallejo.
5. August at 16:03:43
Mike Kryza Why not... ( :)
5. August at 17:13:00
Andreas Koziol Before we come to the next two colors for the camouflage, the Leichttraktor get his first chipping.
6. August at 15:28:54
Martin Oostrom Nice chipping. I really ought to try that myself. Once. Someday.
6. August at 16:01:24
Andreas Koziol Poooh, that is a lot of work to prepare a tank with masking putty for the upcoming camouflage paint. My first time! :D
7. August at 14:04:14
Andreas Koziol The second camouflage color has now found its way onto the tank. It's the Ammo of Mig color with which I had my problems before with the brush - with the airbrush it covers without any problems.
8. August at 13:30:42
Martin Oostrom Two tone camo looks great already
8. August at 15:32:00
Mike Kryza Really a nice progress!
8. August at 18:21:41
Andreas Koziol Thanks Martin & Mike, the third color comes tomorrow.
8. August at 22:09:26
Holger Kranich Was ist denn mit dem gelb passiert? Sieht ziemlich mitgenommen aus, als hättest Du die Farbe auf nassem Grund gesprüht... Oder soll das so?
9. August at 04:26:38
Andreas Koziol habe die grundfarbe schon gechipt! ;)
9. August at 12:04:48
Andreas Koziol The third and last camouflage color has now found its way onto the tank. This time the brown Tamiya color with the most matte finish of all and ~ 25% thinner. A little thing I wouldn't do next time: draw the camouflage with a pencil! I used a soft pencil for it, but it's very difficult to get it erased!
9. August at 14:26:06
Andreas Koziol It's time to take a little care of the tracks. This time after a long time again vinyl tracks. Although these tracks save a lot of time during construction, but they usually don't look very nice. I glued them together with superglue in the normal way. After that came a black primer on it, then a tire black as color and in the end I gave the contours a metallic gloss with a soft pencil. I left out the mud & dirt because I have not yet decided on the final weathering.
10. August at 15:23:10
Andreas Koziol And it happened once again - from a planned light washed out camouflage pattern has become a strongly washed out camouflage pattern. I simply do not yet manage to find the right measure during weathering. The real chipping comes now the days and is applied with a brush.
14. August at 13:36:34
Holger Kranich Die Ketten sitzen aber noch nicht richtig, oder?
Hast Du mal chipping mit einem Schwamm versucht? Geht bei mir besser als mit einem Pinsel.

Macht richtig Spaß dabei zu zusehen, wie Du dich entwickelst.
14. August at 14:09:50
14. August at 19:00:18
Slavo Hazucha This youtube channel has some insane (I think, not my key focus area) chipping and weathering tips & techniques... :)

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCNM5EknY1XBA9buLmJqYLdw
14. August at 20:11:44
Andreas Koziol @Holger Nein die Kette ist nur lose drum gelegt. Ja Schwamm-Chipping habe ich schon getestet, gefällt mir auch sehr gut, nur das was ich hier gemacht habe soll mehr abgewaschene Farbe darstellen (wie bei Wintercamo). Das richtige Chipping kommt noch. ;)
Thanks @Irving and @Slavo I know Nightshift and follow him, an absolute brilliant modeller.
15. August at 14:46:57
Andreas Koziol Time for the decals.
16. August at 17:58:53
Andreas Koziol I'm working on chipping!
18. August at 14:06:09
Andreas Koziol Today was the exhaust on the program! He always gets a dark brown base color, then pigment fixer, on which I then dab two different colored rust pigments with the brush and that's all.
19. August at 13:24:44
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