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Tamiya 1/35 winter Panther tank.

Posted: October 14, 2021 in 1/35, Tamiya

Very simple kit to build as are most Tamiya kits. The winter camouflage scheme was created using the hairspray technique. So the normal camouflage was applied first followed by two coats of hairspray. Next I applied a thin white coat. This was then gently scraped off using a stiff brush leaving the patched effect over the tank. Another coat of hairspray was added followed by another light coat of white. Final gentle application of the stiff brush and all done.

Panther Tank
Panther Tank

Tamiya 1/35 Abrams tank.

Posted: January 23, 2021 in 1/35, Diorama, Tamiya
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Never built a 1/35 kit before and this one was built with my 13 year old son so double the fun.

He built the kit and I helped him with the airbrushing which is pretty steep curve for anybody let alone a 13yr old. He then took on the weathering using the hairspray technique and did a really good job.

He then made the wall for the diorama from foam card and added the Iraqi graffiti(translates as “Leave”). The base of the diorama was finished with a sand and rocks all glued into place.

We added a random Iraqi backdrop to the final shot for a bit of fun.

On a final note the Tamiya kit was really easy to build and lot more simple than a lot of 1/75 kits that some people might think would be an easier starting point for the young model maker. We cannot wait to do the next 1/35 kit which is going to be a Tiger.