The academic year is but a month away, which means my time for full-fledged projects decreases, and my time for forums grows. As always, I am far more active on the Micro Machines Podcast discord server, but I figure I’ll post a bit more here as well.
Some of you may remember that tropical T-55 I’ve been working on. Well, over time a lack of a diorama has resulted in it becoming a sort of test bed for new stuff. Lately, it’s been helping me try out some Abteilung 502 oil paints. I’m ecstatic with them. At $5 a tube, they’re not cheap, but good lord I love them. They can be thinned to whatever consistency I desire, are very pigment rich, and are way more fun to use than premixed stuff. Dare I say it, I’m a changed man.
Anyways, in this thread I’ll post whatever stuff I do to the T-55. @Canmedic , in his infinite paint thinner-induced wisdom, has named it the “Rustacean”, and I think he was spot on!
You sir know nothing about how real vehicles look or operate. I was a tank crewman for 28 years and never saw anything close to this unrealistic rust bucket. Ive won hundreds of modeling awards and I know about this subject so respect your betters
Wow. Your arrogance invalidates your opinion. You’re the type that wants to start flame wars. This model is of an abandoned tank rotting for decades in a jungle, so it’s weathering is totally realistic. Why the baditude?
And on a side note, after still serving in the military after 37 years, the majority of it on Armour, I can say this representation of an overused, neglected and forgotten about wagon in be it, a jungle, open field or a dusty dirty corner of a tank storage depot is pretty much spot on. Well done Dennis @DennisatAutoloader