Latest progress Sd. Kfz. 9 Famo

Yes, I’m still working on the project. And it is still not done. I’m really losing my patience now. And I just want to get the job done. Now having problems with painting the figures as I’m discovering and learning more things. Including that you all probably were right about the Tamiya acrylic paint isn’t particularly well suited for brush painting as it is for airbrushing. Experience with wet palette for the paints I’m talking about will be posted today in a seperate topic. Long story short, there is again a stop to pause with the project to yet again troubleshoot problems I’m encountering.

Goods good to me but you are right…Tamiya paints are defiantly not made for brush painting. Although if your figures were done that way they look pretty nice in the photos.
To brush paint with Tamiya Acrylic you need some sort of compatible paint retarder that slows the drying time and increases the flowing ability. Since Tamiya paints are not a true acrylic (they can be thinned with lacquer thinner if you like) I’m not sure if a regular acrylic retarder would work.
Anyway, your project looks pretty nice to me. You can always set it aside for a while if it’s frustrating.


Roland I think you’ve done very well on this kit and figures. The paint job on the FAMO is very good.

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Tamiya has a retarder that helps.