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Binge Build: Takom T-55s
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 09:30 AM UTC
I was able to apply primer on the Tiran 4.





And then base color was applied. It is a little too blue to my taste, I will lighten it up a bit.











Thanks,

Joseph
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 07:08 AM UTC
I have applied a heavily thinned coat of white to tone down the garish blue color. It faded a bit, hardly noticeable in the picture but I'm going to go with it.


I've decided that I won't worry about it because it's going to go through some weathering. I went ahead and airbrushed freehand the camouflage. I still have to learn how to go about this with less over spray.









Next step is to clean up the over spray and then paint details.

Thanks,
Joseph
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 08:15 AM UTC
That blue kills me.
Dan
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC

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That blue kills me.
Dan


Would it help if we refer to it as the Smurf-Panzer?
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 04:14 AM UTC
I was able to paint details and I started weathering. Here are progress shots.








I took some close up shots as well.









I have also worked on the tracks.




Still a lot more weathering to do.

Thanks,

Joseph
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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 05:54 AM UTC
Smerf tank
I like it.
Dan
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 08:54 AM UTC
Tiran 4 is now slowly getting "sun baked". I have applied oils on the turret. The blue color is now a little subdued. I will be applying pin wash next. Here is how it looks now.








And some close up shots.




-Joseph
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 09:50 AM UTC
The blue is a bit green now.
Dan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 04:15 AM UTC
Started exploring weathering effects on my Tiran 4. Here's how it looks so far.










I'm not yet satisfied with how it looks. I'll try out some more weathering techniques.

-Joseph
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 07:28 AM UTC
Great set of builds, I love it and thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 04:56 AM UTC
That Tiran looks great! The upper hull scratches, chips, grime and dirt look fabulous.
One tiny not to pick. In that second picture, the dirty dusty lower hull. The dividing line there from lower to upper looks really stark in that photo. Maybe carry some of the dust up onto the lower front glaciss?
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC

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Great set of builds, I love it and thanks for sharing.



Thanks very much, Greg!


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That Tiran looks great! The upper hull scratches, chips, grime and dirt look fabulous.
One tiny not to pick. In that second picture, the dirty dusty lower hull. The dividing line there from lower to upper looks really stark in that photo. Maybe carry some of the dust up onto the lower front glaciss?



Hey there Mike, thanks for the comment too. Yes, I will be carrying the dust on to the upper front. I am concentrating on the fenders right now since they are not yet glued permanently. Once these are fixed, I will be adding some more dust all over, including the upper part of the hull.

I'm still experimenting. I have added some rust streaks and I am happy with the contrast.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hello everyone,

Here is an update on my Tiran 4. Some of you may have seen my post on the MBT Campaign. On my post there, I liked to show the before and after shots. So, I'll post some more here.











Here are some close up shots.





On the last picture, some of the fuel lines are missing. It is because the fenders are still dry fitted. I'll place the pipes once the fenders are permanently glued.

Still not done with the weathering stage. But, I am close to finishing this build.

Thanks,

Joseph

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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:06 AM UTC
Tiran 4 is maybe 95% done. External weapons have been installed. I will need to do some more weathering to match them up with the rest of the tank.





Some detail shots. I have used AK Interactive's Gravel and Sand Fixer and was very happy with the results. Some of the dirt are visible in the turret's rear bin.


In the front hull and fenders.


Some dirt also accumulated behind the jerry can on the fender.


Thanks,
Joseph