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Iwan Hughes  My 1:35 armour models Comments, questions and shares welcome!

Build finished now; needed quite a bit of filler. Also, there were lots of parts on the sprues not included on the instructions, so needed a bit of 'creative building' to include them! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Have added quite a lot of scratch built wiring and piping to this kit for some extra detail.

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A little bit more progress made today. Decided to scratch build the railings with wire; makes them less likely to snap through clumsy painting ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Have decided to make my T-55 an Iraqi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ version from Gulf War 1, circa 1991. Having been out there in 2006 and seen the remains of these tanks in real life, I can't think of a better example to make ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #scalemodel#modelkits#hobby#plasticmodel#t55 #iraq #gulfwar #model #modelbuilder #military#miniart #militarymodeling #history #miniature #warthunder #135 #trumpeter

Progress on the T-55; boxes and fuel tanks fitted and the very fiddly job of scratch building the fuel lines. More work tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜

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A bit more done on the @miragehobbyofficial T50 Russian Light Tank. I need to add the PE and some finer details. The kit will need some filler on some gaps, but nothing major. Then finally, dreaded assembly of the tracks ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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So it begins ๐Ÿ˜ Started work on the @miragehobbyofficial T50 Russian Light Tank. So far, so good! Lovely little kit, very excited to progress this one!

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Quite a few people have asked for a 'tutorial' on my weathering techniques; I hope this step by step helps!

1) chipping with grey/black using sponge. Put more chips than you need then use short bristle brush and water to remove the ones you don't want.

2) Be brave; cover your lovely paint job in wash!

3) Use white spirit and very gently brush off wash leaving it to pool around bolts/seamed etc. Repeat until happy with results. BE CAREFUL... don't brush too hard at this point or you can remove the base coats of paint, spoiling the model!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

4) dry brush model with light colour to match your main cammo colour.
5) streak and grime every detail, line, corner etching.

6) after 10mins, use short brush to brush streak and grime in downward direction to create streaks, not too hard, must leave some around the feature!! 7) pigment mix appropriate colours with water and brush into corners and lines of tank, once dry, short bristled brush excess away.

8) Gently dry brush aloy/steel colour over edges.

9) Add some fuel/oil stains!

I really hope this helps, if you have any questions, please ask!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

The camo is finished on the Tamiya 1:35 M3 Grant, very happy with the results, was a tough pattern to get done to a decent standard!! #worldwar #ww2tank #scalemodel #modelkits #hobby #plasticmodel#panzer #model #modelbuilder #military #miniart #militarymodeling #history #miniature #warthunder #tamiya #m3grant #m3grantlee #british #desertrats #camouflage

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