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TAMIYA T-72 06 Dec 2017 10:50 #25

As someone has said...if it were easy everyone would be doing it. :thumbsup
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TAMIYA T-72 06 Dec 2017 16:05 #26

That does seem like a lot of work for acrylics. I'll stick with my Model Masters for as long as I can get them.

Despite the issues you had, you did get a very nice coat of paint on this. I commend you on the quality given the difficulties you faced. It is a testament to your talent and skill to overcome adversity well.




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TAMIYA T-72 06 Dec 2017 16:20 #27

Three little things.

1. Never start out with an AB which may or may not be clean enough .

2. Use the proper thinner before complaining .

3. Experiment with new methods on a junk piece before sacrificing a good item .

As an observation about the soviet ideology , it has long been . Build cheaply but in large quantity .
Semi trained soldiers are expendable. Overwhelm by sheer numbers.
By their standards , your paint job might be quite acceptable :blink:

Regards, Christian B)

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TAMIYA T-72 06 Dec 2017 19:19 #28

phantom II wrote:
By their standards , your paint job might be quite acceptable :blink:

Regards, Christian B)

:rotf :rotf :soldier
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TAMIYA T-72 11 Feb 2018 16:29 #29

STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A TANK!
Yep, taking your time with good equipment and experimenting on a junk piece makes all the difference! So now all I need to do is touch-up, a small amount of weathering, and those final bits and pieces! (cables, ditching log, turret MG, etc.) Coming along nicely, the 4BO Modulation paints really are the way to go!


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TAMIYA T-72 11 Feb 2018 17:18 #30

Glad you're making progress. How about a couple plain background photos? A sheet or a towel on the kitchen table works wonders to show your work.
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TAMIYA T-72 11 Feb 2018 17:32 #31

Will do, just not today. I had taken it outside, as the little Canon pocket camera seems to work best in natural light. Will see what I can come up with to setup on da' porch.
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TAMIYA T-72 11 Feb 2018 18:09 #32

Very good... beautiful job :good

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TAMIYA T-72 11 Feb 2018 19:46 #33

:thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
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TAMIYA T-72 11 Feb 2018 20:32 #34

Iron Mike wrote:
Glad you're making progress. How about a couple plain background photos? A sheet or a towel on the kitchen table works wonders to show your work.

better? I think the light in he back bedroom is too strong, but the blue fleece blanket made for a decent backdrop


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TAMIYA T-72 14 Feb 2018 00:02 #35

B) pretty cool tank these....I am not sure how good they were but they make for a great looking model.
Nice one!
You need to offset the yellow bulb light to show your green properly. If it's a digital camera there should be a setting for the correct lighting.

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TAMIYA T-72 14 Feb 2018 06:20 #36

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B) pretty cool tank these....I am not sure how good they were but they make for a great looking model.
Nice one!
You need to offset the yellow bulb light to show your green properly. If it's a digital camera there should be a setting for the correct lighting.

Ian.

Thanks! On the lighting I will try that! I am also not pleased with the mantlet cover, it is "too green" and am going to have do something different there.

The T-72 was a good tank verses, say the leopard I and the M60 series (the export versions that fared poorly were crewed mostly by poorly trained/motivated crews) but by the time the Leopard II, the Challenger, and the Abrams came along, they were outmoded, and the Russkies were forced into a "me too" catch up game, that is why they finally gave in and developed something totally different, the Armata, but I will believe it is a b actual in-use tank when I see it equipping their forces and not marching in parades

As you say though...neat model!
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