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 Post subject: PWT32's Workbench
PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013 16:57 pm 
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Hello - I am still fairly new here but thought I would start a workbench thread with my projects currently on the bench. I have 2 models that I am actively working on now...

Plastyk 1/72 PZL-37 Łoś

I started this about two weeks ago. It has a decent interior but I also added tin foil seat belts and some oxygen tanks made from scrap sprue (blue items).
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I have a set of Techmod decals which allows me to build any version of the Los used by the Polish, Romanians or Germans.
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There was a lot of flash on the parts and it took almost a week of sanding to get the fuselage together (there is an option of a single tail or double tail) as well as all the smaller pieces for the landing gear, engines, propellers, etc...
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Last weekend I was able to get the cockpit taped up (a lot of work there) and get the bottom and top coats on. I used Testors RLM 80 for the bottom color (Polish aircraft were more blue than RLM 65 but less than British Azure Blue). For the top coat I used Aeromaster Faded Olive Drab which is no longer in production but is a good match for the Polish top coat. I pre-shaded with a dark brown to start the weathering process.
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Hoping to clear coat and decal this weekend.

Esci 1/35 MBT T-72

This was a kit I had started 5+ years ago and then packed away. Here's what i found int he box. A good start with about 1/2 the work done on the main hull and turret.
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I decided to build the East German version which did not have extra fuel tanks or an un-ditching log so I filled those holes.
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The hull had some major gaps including this very obvious one which you could see clear through to the other side!
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My fix was to fill it in with putty and then spread the putty around to make "mud". Its pushed back so not to interfere with the tracks and will effectively hide the massive amounts of putty needed to hide the gaps.
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It took only a few hours to get me to the point where I can start painting. Right now I am working on the running gear. The main wheels have a seem running down them that I have to clean up on 24 wheels.
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Great work, the interior of the plane looks cool.

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 Post subject: Re: PWT32's Workbench
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Thanks - some nice details but it had a lot of sink marks and flash.

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I love what you've done on the Los. I have one of them in my stash and I have to say it has to get the prize for getting the most plastic in the smartest box !!! I always knew it would make a nice model and yours is looking great. I may have to get that decal sheet myself as my decals are worthless with yellowing. Your armor kit is looking good too. I had several of the T-55 kits but I just turned them into sci/fi tanks. Can't wait to see more of your work.....

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I am hoping to get all the small bits on today and putting a clear coat on. I hope to decal tomorrow. I will let everyone know how the techmod decals work.

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I was able to get the paint on my T-72 today. I started with painting the rubber on the 32 road wheels.
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Next up was some black pre-shading.
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Followed by Tamiya Dark Green. I used my circle template to paint the wheels without taping them up. (Sorry photo is a little blurry)
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I then went back with a lighter green and did some post shading on the center of panels, highlights, etc... This is to start the weathering process.
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Completed running gear. Only the outer most wheels got some post shading.
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Next up is some weathering...

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I don't normally put so much of an aircraft together at this stage, but the Los has so many small radiators, complicated landing gear, etc... I thought it would be best to put them all on now and weather everything in place. I then put on a coat of Future so it can dry tonight and I can decal tomorrow.
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That's a really nice looking build there.


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Thanks! Decals have been applied to my Los and I am giving them some time to dry before applying a second clear coat to seal them.
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I posted a review of the Techmod decals I used to mark my aircraft in the review section.
http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=295&t=40751.

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I shall look forward to seeing this finished :thumb:

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I don't normally have time to model mid week but I was able to make progress on both models. Los has had a flat coat applied and the cockpit masking removed. I painted on future after I removed the cockpit masking to help with the clarity. I am glad a spent a little more time on the interior because it is clearly visible.

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My T-72 was dry brushed to highlight details after the wash (including all 36 wheels!) and is ready for the running gear to be put on. I applied a flat coat as well. Final weathering will be Mig pigments applied after the track and gear is on.
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My number decals silvered a little so I am working on correcting that. I am happy with the wash and drybrush so far and the Mig pigments will add a nice layer of dust on top.
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Best way to avoid that kind of silvering is to trim off all the excess film and apply as individual numbers. If you do, apply the ends first then the middle. This makes it easier to space them correctly. This applies to any number of letters or numbers. Best way I know to remove decals is masking tape,put it on ,pull it off smartly,repeat as necessary.

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I finished adding the remaining details and I am calling this one complete. Not my best work but not my worse. I messed up on a couple of items which I will remember to fix on my next model. The front glass around the MG should be clear - it was solid in the instructions. Also, some of the smaller decals silvered - the warning tags will go into a bed of future next time. Finally, The MG's themselves are too fat and should be replaced or at least the barrels replaced. I am happy with the finish though and the after market decals.

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Lovely job Paul :thumb:


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Great job on the plane and the T-72 is looking good to :clapping:

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Very nice workbench, like both models very much. :clapping: :thumb:


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