Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hasegawa 1/72 M3 Lee Mk.I (by Hakan Karlı)

Hi ,

A new model from Hakan Karlı. A scene in the desert, with M3 Lee. Hakan, we want more pictures and more quality shots ;) Thank you for sharing my friend,


PS : Jeep is the Academy kit

Monday, November 25, 2013

Trumpeter 1/72 M1A1 Abrams MBT (by Murad Özer)

Today, there is a letter from Murad ..

Hello fellow modellers.

This Trumpeter M1A1 here is my second Abrams in braille scale but when compared to Revell’s recent offering which i had finished in 1st Gulf War colors, the detail in this one is rather sparse! Eventho i am not a rivet counter by any means, the major letdown for me was the lack of anti slip coating on the horizontal surfaces, which is a rather prominent feature of any modern afv not to be ignored. Fortunately it’s very easy to replicate with Tamiya basic putty heavily diluted via cellulosic thinner and than stumped with an old paintbrush over where the anti slip coating is supposed to be (do your homework, check your references!).

Paints i used for the basecoat were from Gunze 3 tone NATO paint set. Various Vallejo Model Colors on the vinyl tracks and for detail work were used as well.

Weathering was done with AK Interactive’s wash and rainmarks for NATO camo.

Thanks goes out to MiniAFV for displaying yet another model of mine and you folks for watching! Happy modelling all.

Murad Özer.

All being said it looks like an Abrams when finished alright, but Revell’s clearly the better of the two in this scale.
(click please for Revell's Abrams http://miniafv....Revell-172-m1-a1-ha-abrams-by-murad )

thank you Murad...

Friday, November 22, 2013

S-Model 1/72 ZTZ-99A (Type 99), painting (by Erhan Atalay)

Hello friends,

I started a China tank. Shared this construction stages. An enjoyable build, do you remember?
click please for review pagehttp://miniafv.....S-model-172-ztz-99a-type-99-review-by.html
Now, I'm sharing painting stage..

Firstly Vallejo primer, has very nice detail..

Vallejo yellow, (I can't remember the color code, it doesn't  matter ..)

and a nightmare ... I continued with the Vallejo green. But it is not suitable for fine-tipped airbrush. Paint quickly dried up, and airbrush clogged ..

A long cleaning ..

I continued with Gunze paints. Before again yellow, after a light green, the last dark green .. No masking by free hand.

paint wheels and tracks ..

paint details..

tow-cable and billet not included in box.. by hand-made..

decal stage..

some weathering..

click please for the completed model :http://miniafv....ztz-99a-type-99-completed.html


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Esci 1/72 Panther A (by Özgür Aydın)

Hi dear friends,

Here is An ESCI ..Old but very nice kit. Perhaps the most beautiful Panther that period. Now the have a better quality molds other brands. Özgür Aydın  did a nice job, plastic has returned to life. Superb ...
Thank you for sharing Özgür.
Erhan - miniafv...

build a bit forced...

Paint : Tamiya, XF-60 Dark Yellow, XF-64 Red Brown ve XF-58 Olive Green

pattern : Ambush camo..

completed model...

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