This past 4th of July (the day of the American Independence Day
) I ended up taking it easy. I had attended a BBQ the day before and wanted to stay home, so I decided to get back into modeling by tacking a small project. Being the American Independence Day, I chose to tackle something in honor of it with an assault rifle
WIP Tomytec 1/12 Military Series Little Armory M4A1 Custom
I did a short unboxing
before starting or you can watch it within this page in the spoiler below
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On the left you see the model split into its major components, with any seams fused and sanded. On the right, the major components are put together along with the option parts. This model is basically a glue together model (or with blue tak as meads did in his video review)
I airbrushed the Apple Barrel Flat Black onto the lower receiver, upper, receiver, barrel + front sight, buffer tube, and carrying handle
The grip, collaped buttstock, the extended buttstock (after masking the buffer tube), rail system, magazines, forward handle, ACOG scope, and laser system all got airbrushed with Apple Barrel Tan. Unfortunately, the tan wasn't covering the black. This would be fine, but impatient me decided to keep spraying, laying the paint on thick, obscuring the details and pooling up. I threw the parts in some windex and let them sit for an hour or two while I ate before trying again . You win some, you lose some, I guess.
I tried again, this time being patient (and applying some Rustoleum Painter's Touch Grey Primer), and airbrushed the tan on. You can see my set up here too.
With a few minutes to spare before we went to bed, I assembled the important components and stood it up on a clear stand from the Raphael Gundam and took some pictures. I was satisfied with the amount I had had done in those few hours.
At this point, I painted in a few details in the scope and sprayed everything with Rustoleum Painter's Touch Matte Coat. This may seem like the end of the project, but I have one more thing I am custom making for the display.
If you want to see bigger pictures, you can visit the full album HERE
Thanks for reading through this WIP post. Until next time.
Keep Building my Friends!