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MSG - new M88 pic - decal horror!
Martinnnn
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 02:22 AM UTC
Hi all,

Too bad, something went wrong with the decals. I used gloss coat....micro sol....just the way I normally do it (and it works) but now obviously it didn't.

Heavily silvered decals! (more than this pic shows) I hope weathering will take care of it for some part......we'll see. If not I may remove, partly repaint and "redecal" the tank.

Anyway, here's an update pic. Decals applied, paint chips added....next step is a wash and then my first time using pastel powders for weathering



New pics will follow soon but school is bugging me with a lot of work for the moment....

Martin
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 03:48 AM UTC
It doesn't look that awful to me.
Nice build, I'm eager to see it weathered.

olivier
Martinnnn
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 03:51 AM UTC

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It doesn't look that awful to me.
Nice build, I'm eager to see it weathered.

olivier



No the pic is being taken from a rather good angle....side pictures show it much worse

But well......to abandon the project for just that reason....

I've just applied a wash....drying now...

Martin
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 04:01 AM UTC
Yeah, I can't see anything wrong with it! I think it looks just fine! It really looks good Martin, who made it? I'd like to get one to go along with my M-60A3. Seeing yours brings back some memories.

Now if they would just make a Gamma-Goat.

You're going to like using the artist chalks I think.

It seems like you can get some really nice subtle shades by using them and seems a little more natural.
...to me anyway.

Very nice Martin...seriously, I think it looks fine.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 04:04 AM UTC

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Yeah, I can't see anything wrong with it! I think it looks just fine! It really looks good Martin, who made it? I'd like to get one to go along with my M-60A3. Seeing yours brings back some memories.

Now if they would just make a Gamma-Goat.

You're going to like using the artist chalks I think.

It seems like you can get some really nice subtle shades by using them and seems a little more natural.
...to me anyway.

Very nice Martin...seriously, I think it looks fine.



It's the AFV club kit. They come with 2 kits, 1 Vietnam version (mine) and the M88A1 version, also with decals for a German army version.

A nice kit, although not the easiest one I've ever had...(doesn't make it less fun to built)

Martin
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 09:50 AM UTC
Martin, looks awesome to me! Very nice job. Really catches the "feel" of the pre-pattern paint vehicles. I'm not sure when I'll get around to doing mine, but when I do, you can bet I'll be asking for advice!!

And Steve, I'm with you all the way on wanting a Gamma Goat! I sent Dragon an e-mail and got zilch for a response!

Tom
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 05:57 PM UTC
Now THAT was fun.....just applying some pastel powder here and there....the M88 looks a bit Vietnam red now but well, look at it as a real work horse...they get dirty as well.

I've taken pics but before I put them online I'm gonna have some breakfeast