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Tamiya GB - Su-122 #3 - Blackout!!!!

June 20 2012 at 7:18 AM

Paul_McMahon  (Login Paul_McMahon)
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Hi lads, some early work in progress shots of a Su-122 for tour Tamiya GB:)

The kit went together easy enough.The tracks had to have the small ejector pin marks covered with some Mr Dissolved Putty ( GREAT Product) and sanded after drying. I used a piece of cardboard cut from the kit box to act as a spacer between the front idlers and running wheel.
A small SNAFU was my intention to use blu tack to hold the wheels in place ( which I did ) so as to get all the running gear and tracks glued and then have them separate for painting. Of course .. cabbage head here glued the idlers and that put that idea to an end!!!

At the moment the upper hull, gun mantle, engine screen cover and rear deck are all loose to facilitate painting and weathering. The tow cable uses the supplied tow ends and the copper wire is 0.6mm from Karaya. The lens for the light ( not shown here) is prepped for painting and in a safe place wink.gif

I am using this pix as a basis for inspiration.

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Pix of progress so far.

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The black primer is from Games Work Shop - Chaos Black. This will be the first time for attempting a winter scheme for me so its a new learning curve.
Going to mix up a green in the next few days and we will take it from there happy.gif

Best

Paul

 
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Alvaro Rodriguez
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Go, go! :)

June 22 2012, 10:32 AM 

Hi Paul!

Well... I´m afraid we all want to see some white paint onto that black russian monster! happy.gif

Now the fun begins!

I look forward your next posts!

Regards!
Alvaro

 
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Paul_McMahon
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Paint Progress

June 24 2012, 8:19 AM 

Hi Alvaro, I too am looking forward to seeing how it looks with some whitewash on it. I have applied the first green coat today ( Tamiya XF-67 NATO Green). One more light coat required and then its onto painting the chassis ( tracks/rubber wheel rims ) happy.gif

Will post more pix when I have more done.

Best

Paul

 
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Paul_McMahon
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1st Green Coat

June 24 2012, 11:15 AM 

Hi lads, I got some time today to apply the first green coat and track colour.

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I have a few Tamiya 40ml + spare paint jars and emptied nearly a whole jar of XF-67NATO Green into it with 10 ML of X-22 Clear and 15+ ML of Mr Color Leveling Thinner. A second smaller jar got the remainder of the NATO Green, some XF-22, Leveling Thinner and a good 40 drops of XF-60 Dark Yellow and then 5 drops of XF15 Flat Flesh and 10 of XF-3 Flat Yellow.This second colour will be the highlight for the pseudo colour modulation.... just to pix out the high points.

Once the NATO Green coat was dry I began painting the tracks with a mixture of Vallejo 169 Black , 179 Gun Metal and some 871 Leather Brown.

I will have to apply a second light coat of the NATO Green to catch a few spots I missed on the first session. The model is still in loose parts to help the painting and weathering. I am going to concentrate first on the lower hull and running gear before fixing the top and bottom together with the kit screws... and then it will be on to the snow camouflage and wear and tear

Anybody got any information on units who used this SPG?? Style of numbers or unit markings? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Best

Paul

 
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