Tamiya BT-7...chipping done!

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    Tamiya BT-7...chipping done!

    Post  Dottore on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:31 am

    While building the first BT-7 I decided to build another one...this time in Russian 4BO (and not whitewashed)since the kit goes together quite fast without the need of excessive detailing...(though I did add a couple of cables and small details). It also gives me a chance to experiment further with overhead lighting/modulation technique. I tried to push the highlights as far as possible...we see how this will turn out (decently hopefully!). This model was primed in Tamiya white primer and the base colour is already paler compared to the whitewashed BT. My mixture for 4BO is nothing too fancy...equal parts of Tamiya Olive Gren and Tamiya Yellow Green...with some Clear to give it a satin sheen...

    All comments welcome!

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    Post  iCocker on Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:52 pm

    Like the modulation effect but there is a minor correction, everything has a top lighting effect which is very good, but why the fuel cannisters have the light coming from behind ... that does not look good in my eyes ...

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    Point taken...

    Post  Dottore on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:11 pm

    will correct....

    THANKS!!!

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    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:15 am

    Interesting!

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    Post  Dottore on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:11 pm

    Since last posting I have taken another look at the model and decided to strip off the paint to plastic and go for another style of painting...

    The kit is basically the Tamiya BT-7 OOTB save for a spring at the front hatch, some tie downs and the tool fittings.
    I also added the turret aerial antenna...Here it is primed with Tamiya fine surface primer.

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    Post  iCocker on Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:10 pm

    3 tone scheme? I like the BT with antennae did you get influenced from my BT5? Wink

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    Post  Ray on Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:24 pm

    Nice one Doc Twisted Evil

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    not really...

    Post  Dottore on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:12 pm

    Just wanted it a bit different from the one I did recently. Also I was previously being lazy as it is very labour intensive to clean up that aerial antenna!!!

    It will be simple 4BO but ill try out the Lifecolour paints...

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    Post  iCocker on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:52 pm

    You lazy that sounds strange ... to make things different there was a period that soviets used tactical signs on the roof. Triangles, circles and crosses in white were prominent ... they were re used again in Berlin ... avoiding friendly fires from trigger happy plane guys ...

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    Post  slingshot392 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:02 am

    Interesting model, I don't think I've ever seen that tank before?

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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:39 am

    A well detailed Tank..... cheers

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    Painting....

    Post  Dottore on Tue May 06, 2014 12:39 pm

    I found some time to airbrush the base coat and some highlights...
    The turret aerial is off....as I prefer the tank without it....
    Base coat is Tamiya JA Green...lightened successively for the highlights...

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    Post  Ray on Tue May 06, 2014 2:30 pm

    Looks GREAT Doc Roe  cheers 

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue May 06, 2014 5:29 pm

    Lovely work but i prefer it with the antenna, looks more businesslike. But its your model. Lovely paintwork so far.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Tue May 06, 2014 7:03 pm

    Very good base tones for weathering.

    Jiena.... kont namel a third tone... "high highlight" to just a few top extremities.

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    Green filter....

    Post  Dottore on Sat May 10, 2014 1:45 pm

    Adds a warmer tone and tonal variations...Filter done with Abteilung oil paints...

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    Post  Magal on Sat May 10, 2014 5:38 pm

    Looking great.....must say I prefer the second tone

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    Post  Carius on Sat May 10, 2014 7:44 pm

    Well done,that looks really good.


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    Markings are on...

    Post  Dottore on Sat May 17, 2014 5:37 pm

    Sprayed using Tamiya Flat white and masks...and applied some subtle chipping to the markings..

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    Re: Tamiya BT-7...chipping done!

    Post  alexbb on Sat May 17, 2014 6:27 pm

    i envy your clean surgical like precision. when will i ever learn.............well i guess you cant teach an old dog new tricks hux.
    love what you are doing with this one even though it was calling out for camouflage.

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    Post  Ray on Sat May 17, 2014 8:08 pm

    Usual OD of the usual OD  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad 

    But....IT IS SUBLIME  cheers  cheers  cheers 

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    Dearest Ray....

    Post  Dottore on Sun May 18, 2014 12:58 am

    This is not OD but Russian 4BO Razz

    My last project was Tankman which wasn't OD anzi anything BUT OD...and even the one before it was a Russian 4BO whitewash and the one before was Centaur in British scc2 Razz

    For your info Razz

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun May 18, 2014 10:46 am

    RAY!! Get your OD's right! Razz 

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun May 18, 2014 11:03 am

    Nice clean work Dott. AS Alex just remarked, a lesson in cleanliness. I am trying harder to keep things clean but i cannot get anywhere near your achievements.

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    Thanks!

    Post  Dottore on Sun May 18, 2014 1:25 pm

    But I don't know what you mean really Brian and Alex. I never see any glue spills or any obscenities on YOUR models far from that!!!

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