1/35 Type 16

G’day all;

Yesterday was the day of scut-work. Overall, the model didn’t undergo any huge changes, but it’s now getting very close to completion!

Work began yesterday on correcting the overspray on the camouflage. I used a fine brush to brush paint around the edges of the pattern so as to give a hard edge, and then covered the entire model in flat clear lacquer from the airbrush. After letting it dry, black panel-liner was applied to the radiators and exhausts. Any excess was dabbed away with turpentine. Decals were then applied, and they went on quite well. I think these may be Cartograf, but I can’t be quite sure. I did this vehicle in the markings of the 1st Company, 42nd Rapid Deployment Regiment (the Bengal Tiger looked cool :joy:). I then began working on the webbing. Many of the Type 16s have special webbing applied on the sides of the hull and turret to hold down foliage used for additional camouflage. I think this is a measure intended to allow crews to quickly use local foliage when preparing for an ambush. Conveniently, Tamiya has moulded to tie-down lugs onto the kit! I use fine thread from Berkshire Junction, which manufactures material for making electrical lines intended for model railways. It works perfectly for this task, as the material looks very “in-scale”, and is incredibly elastic. That way I won’t have to glue any foliage on! I tied knots around the tow points and crew ladders, then stretched the fibres around the tie lugs. Here’s how the model looked at the end of my work:

Well, that’s all for this morning! Take care :slight_smile:

Dennis

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Looking better each update!

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Very nice paint job.

Olivier

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Looking sharp Dennis! That’s also a great tip for the tie downs.

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Evening everyone!

I just wanted to give a quick update on the project.

The update is that nothing of note has happened, because all my free time on the weekends is spent working at the hobby store. That said, I’m in the process of preparing the base for this kit! I don’t glue my kits down, so this base may show up in future projects! I got Miniart’s lovely little barn:

I like it very much :slight_smile: First vacuform kit ever, and I find the detail to be quite acceptable, not insane or anything but that way the focus stays on the kit. I figure that, despite the clear European overtones, a little shack like this might be seen in some of the northern areas of Japan. I’m very excited to paint it!

Well, back to calculus. I picked up some AK City Dust pigment today, so who knows, I may even finish all the weathering tonight!

Until then,
Dennis

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You can enter the Miniart campaign with the barn.

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Good morning all;

Another productive night. I’m happy to say that the Type 16 itself is now done! Thankfully, weathering on this kit has been quite modest, owing to the exacting cleanliness standards of the JGSDF. Gotta keep the MCVs squeaky-clean. I did mix some city dust with turpentine to powder the tires, but I chose to leave it at that. I then put the webbing to good use by adding some Asparagus Plumosus plants. I got em off of Etsy, they look very-in scale and are fairly reasonable price-wise.

Here’s how the finished kit looks:

I’ve already primed the figures, so they will come soon!
-Dennis

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Nicely done. I only have 1 JSDF piece the Tamiya Type74. Looking to get the others in Tamiya’s line and this one is on is now #1 on the list. :+1: :+1:

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That looks awesome finished!
The foliage looks great as well.

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Thanks! JSDF subjects are definitely very unique, both this kit and Tamiya’s Type 10 were very well done. Definitely state of the art as far as their kits go.

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Morning everyone;

So now that the Type 16 itself is done, it’s time to add the finishing touches. These will be themselves a pretty big component of the project, as I want to do a good job. Last night, I started work on the figures. After having assembled and primed them, I was ready to paint the Jietai camouflage pattern. Note that this is widely considered to be a variant of Germany’s Flecktarn scheme. Being a pointilistic pattern, I got all my microbrushes out :wink:

To start the painting, I first mixed Mission Models Russian Dark Green and Dunkelgelb in a 1:1 ratio to get the base green tones. I don’t like how the helmets turned out, so I’ll overpaint them with XF-62.

So after painting this base shade, I resolved to begin work on the dot-pattern. I first painted Dunkelgelb in splotches all over the tunics with a 0 brush. After this, I painted XF-79 Deck Brown splotches overtop the two previous layers of paint, this time with a Master-Tool disposable microbrush. To finish the pattern, I used an Exel point to add the tiny black points, using MMP Black as the colour. Here’s how the figures looked after a night of painting:

Until tomorrow!
-Dennis

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Looking good Dennis :+1:!

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I’m no expert (and no Japanese either :wink:) but I’m not sure you would find such paving in these areas…

H.P.

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True enough :joy: It’s a shame there aren’t really any kits for this kind of road, but best I can tell in some of the less-developed rural areas cobblestone streets are still the standard, although unfortunately they all look much nicer than the paving in the kit! I think this might take some modifications yet.

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Morning all;

The figures are done! Painting the crew has always been an area somewhat outside of my comfort zone - it’s the facepainting that always gets me! I fortunately had the assistance of the guide from Shep Paine’s Guide to Armour Modelling. These are definitely the best figures I’ve made yet, and I’m especially happy with the loader torso. If anything, now I know what mistakes not to make!

Here’s how the finished torsos look:

Thanks for stopping by!

  • Dennis
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Looks great all finished!

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Super paint job on both vehicle and the figures!
Cheers,

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@DennisatAutoloader Dennis very nicely done ans highly motivating!
A++

Had to order the kit after seeing your build:)

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Morning all;

Work continues on the barn! Unfortunately, the instructions were vague and the parts a bit squirrely, but with a healthy amount of putty it’s slowly taking shape!

Off to the hobby store!
-Dennis

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Hi all;

Just a brief update on things. Each weekend I work at the store so I try to get some time on the build in at night. Unfortunately, school has other ideas, and as such I may be able to return to the diorama tomorrow evening! Much sanding will be done, as well as some painting, hopefully. I also have another project on the bench! Our store is having a little friendly competition on who can build the best car model, so I’ll be throwing my hat in the ring with a little custom Prius in 1/32. I’ll be looting lots of race parts and scratchbuilding a battery pack from a Tesla, so I’ll be starting a thread on that once the Type 16 diorama is complete. Hope everyone is well and your projects are coming along smoothly.

Regards;
Dennis

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