Tamiya GB --> AB41

Joined: June 2nd, 2009, 1:17 pm

May 16th, 2012, 2:14 pm #1

Finally got some time to post pics...I apologize for their quality ahead of time, am in the process of moving everything down to my new basement studio and I don't have a photobooth currently!

Managed to pick this kit up for 4 dollars(!) with the caveat that it had been "slightly started". Not a problem, just some hull work, but the previous owner was very heavy-handed with the putty. Not even sure what type it was to deal with it more effectively, so I gave it as much sanding and smoothing as I could. Here's the kit as I received it -
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Didn't take long to finish up the rest of the build once that was taken care of. I have to say that this kit may be in a Tamiya box, but it's definitely an Italeri kit! The fit and precision are not nearly the same.
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After a quick spray session with Tamiya acrylics using the kit supplied mixture:
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And not long after spraying both camouflage colors using highly thinned Tam acrylics:
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That's where she is so far. Need to paint the tires a dark gray (far too much contrast), put on both decals, and do all the detail painting before launching into the weathering!
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Joined: March 26th, 2003, 4:28 pm

2nd hand scores doubly.... :-D

May 16th, 2012, 2:44 pm #2

Marc,

You mentioned about the reboxed Tamiya item but I never figured a second hand kit was coming that sometimes demands more work than a sealed kit. Good work so far and stay sure the real fun starts here.

Keep us posted amigo.

Lu

http://www.onefortyeight.com

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Joined: October 11th, 2004, 8:50 am

Good start!

May 16th, 2012, 6:13 pm #3

Finally got some time to post pics...I apologize for their quality ahead of time, am in the process of moving everything down to my new basement studio and I don't have a photobooth currently!

Managed to pick this kit up for 4 dollars(!) with the caveat that it had been "slightly started". Not a problem, just some hull work, but the previous owner was very heavy-handed with the putty. Not even sure what type it was to deal with it more effectively, so I gave it as much sanding and smoothing as I could. Here's the kit as I received it -
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Didn't take long to finish up the rest of the build once that was taken care of. I have to say that this kit may be in a Tamiya box, but it's definitely an Italeri kit! The fit and precision are not nearly the same.
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After a quick spray session with Tamiya acrylics using the kit supplied mixture:
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And not long after spraying both camouflage colors using highly thinned Tam acrylics:
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That's where she is so far. Need to paint the tires a dark gray (far too much contrast), put on both decals, and do all the detail painting before launching into the weathering!
That camo will look nice once weathered.


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Joined: December 29th, 2003, 8:18 pm

May 16th, 2012, 6:58 pm #4

Finally got some time to post pics...I apologize for their quality ahead of time, am in the process of moving everything down to my new basement studio and I don't have a photobooth currently!

Managed to pick this kit up for 4 dollars(!) with the caveat that it had been "slightly started". Not a problem, just some hull work, but the previous owner was very heavy-handed with the putty. Not even sure what type it was to deal with it more effectively, so I gave it as much sanding and smoothing as I could. Here's the kit as I received it -
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Didn't take long to finish up the rest of the build once that was taken care of. I have to say that this kit may be in a Tamiya box, but it's definitely an Italeri kit! The fit and precision are not nearly the same.
[/IMG]

After a quick spray session with Tamiya acrylics using the kit supplied mixture:
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And not long after spraying both camouflage colors using highly thinned Tam acrylics:
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That's where she is so far. Need to paint the tires a dark gray (far too much contrast), put on both decals, and do all the detail painting before launching into the weathering!
Hi Marc,

You did a great job on that one, looks like you stay long time sanding putty.

Best,
Jose
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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 10:46 am

May 17th, 2012, 10:00 am #5

Finally got some time to post pics...I apologize for their quality ahead of time, am in the process of moving everything down to my new basement studio and I don't have a photobooth currently!

Managed to pick this kit up for 4 dollars(!) with the caveat that it had been "slightly started". Not a problem, just some hull work, but the previous owner was very heavy-handed with the putty. Not even sure what type it was to deal with it more effectively, so I gave it as much sanding and smoothing as I could. Here's the kit as I received it -
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Didn't take long to finish up the rest of the build once that was taken care of. I have to say that this kit may be in a Tamiya box, but it's definitely an Italeri kit! The fit and precision are not nearly the same.
[/IMG]

After a quick spray session with Tamiya acrylics using the kit supplied mixture:
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And not long after spraying both camouflage colors using highly thinned Tam acrylics:
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That's where she is so far. Need to paint the tires a dark gray (far too much contrast), put on both decals, and do all the detail painting before launching into the weathering!
Mmmmmm .... love it! ... interesting camo!

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Joined: June 2nd, 2009, 1:17 pm

Thanks a lot!

May 17th, 2012, 8:25 pm #6

There certainly was a lot of sanding to do...just hope I got all of it! Hope to have another update up soon.
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Joined: August 2nd, 2005, 12:40 pm

To the Gallops man....

May 17th, 2012, 9:20 pm #7

Finally got some time to post pics...I apologize for their quality ahead of time, am in the process of moving everything down to my new basement studio and I don't have a photobooth currently!

Managed to pick this kit up for 4 dollars(!) with the caveat that it had been "slightly started". Not a problem, just some hull work, but the previous owner was very heavy-handed with the putty. Not even sure what type it was to deal with it more effectively, so I gave it as much sanding and smoothing as I could. Here's the kit as I received it -
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Didn't take long to finish up the rest of the build once that was taken care of. I have to say that this kit may be in a Tamiya box, but it's definitely an Italeri kit! The fit and precision are not nearly the same.
[/IMG]

After a quick spray session with Tamiya acrylics using the kit supplied mixture:
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And not long after spraying both camouflage colors using highly thinned Tam acrylics:
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That's where she is so far. Need to paint the tires a dark gray (far too much contrast), put on both decals, and do all the detail painting before launching into the weathering!
Fine work on recovering a started model Marc. Carry on with the same care with the weathering and I dare say you will end up with a cracking model

Best

Paul
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