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M3A1 Scout Car-Tamiya 1:35th

errains

Assistant Administrator
Staff member
Whats up Dudes!
So this is the subject of my first up coming full building and painting video. This kit was a dream to build as the engineering and fit are just outstanding and them figures are awesome for injection molded. Add a little stowage and camo net for some interest. Now it time to start painting it up.

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I'll be posting more updates as the progress through the painting and weathering, so check back often.
Thanks for stopping in!
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errains

Assistant Administrator
Staff member
Video editing is well under way for the first half. Bit of a learning curve so slow going for now. Still fun though and can't wait to get started on the video build project.

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errains

Assistant Administrator
Staff member
It’s called PowerDirector. It’s easy to get started in the basics but a bit complicated the deeper you go.
 

errains

Assistant Administrator
Staff member
Will that was fun...as in NOT! Just spent the last 30mins striping off all the priming I did on Sunday after discovering that some corners can't be cut...such a dumb Azz rookie mistake. :bash: :smack: :bang head ...If we had an emoji of getting kicked in the junk I'd would have used it.

In a nut shell I thought I just use Mission Model Paints as a primer by themselves with out using a primer...mmmm...No. Paint started to lift off when I was just checking the finish of the paint tonight. Thank god for Windex. After a 10min soak the paint just slid of the parts. I'll properly prime them tomorrow.

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moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
Wait..what? Mission model primer needs a primer? Yeah I'm sticking with Tamiya, Vallejo...MM...and all the other stuff.

Don't worry Bud, it's just a flesh wound. :fencing:
 

errains

Assistant Administrator
Staff member
No the primer do not need a primer...I just din't use any primer and shot just the paint. Though I was a little surprised at how easy the paint just lifted off the plastic, something to keep in mind.
 

helios

Well-known member
That is kinda crazy. I don't always use primer, in fact frequently I only use primer when I'm ready for final exterior paint. I seldom have adhesion issues w/ the Testors or Tamiya paint I use (provided I washed the parts to clean off the mold release). It definitely goes down a bit easier w/ it, but I don't find it to be a do or die step w/ those paints...unless dealing w/ white, yellow, or red. But even then it's not an adhesion issue as much as it is an issue of getting a uniform coat down.
 
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