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GetFoched #1 Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:35 AM

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Hi! 

Building the Tamiya IS-3, from start to finish.

Hope you like it :)


Edited by GetFoched, 02 March 2016 - 02:55 PM.


Nishi_Kinuyo #2 Posted 27 February 2016 - 01:29 PM

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IB4 russian bias. :P

Interesting to see someone else do a plamo, since I recently picked up two myself (Chi-Nu and Chi-Ri by Tamiya/Fine Molds).

 

My particular interest went out to the one-piece rubber tracks, since my Chi-Nu has them; I was wracking my brains a bit on how to get them on since I already got the upper and lower hulls glued together. Would you say that the trick is to leave the drive sprocket and possibly the idler wheel unglued until you put the tracks on?



GetFoched #3 Posted 27 February 2016 - 01:37 PM

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View PostOnisuzume, on 27 February 2016 - 12:29 PM, said:

IB4 russian bias. :P

Interesting to see someone else do a plamo, since I recently picked up two myself (Chi-Nu and Chi-Ri by Tamiya/Fine Molds).

 

My particular interest went out to the one-piece rubber tracks, since my Chi-Nu has them; I was wracking my brains a bit on how to get them on since I already got the upper and lower hulls glued together. Would you say that the trick is to leave the drive sprocket and possibly the idler wheel unglued until you put the tracks on?

 

Thast's exaclty what i did. I actually did not glue them at all since they were perfecly still even without glue :) Plus I didn't glue upper and lower hull until i put the tracks on .

Keep it going btw :) 



250swb #4 Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:02 PM

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Very good work!

FluffyRedFox #5 Posted 29 February 2016 - 11:16 PM

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Nice, that looks amazing! But you forgot the black hole generators on the side :P

GetFoched #6 Posted 01 March 2016 - 05:00 PM

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View Postfishbob101, on 29 February 2016 - 10:16 PM, said:

Nice, that looks amazing! But you forgot the black hole generators on the side :P

 

LooooooooooooooooL 

mynameispuffs #7 Posted 01 March 2016 - 08:40 PM

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All I can say is that it looks like a LOT better kit than the Airfix kit..That thing was defo not worth the money ^^


 

Nice job :)



GetFoched #8 Posted 04 March 2016 - 02:58 PM

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Thanks for all the comments :) 

b0d #9 Posted 04 March 2016 - 05:04 PM

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Oh that looks very realistic.  A bit chubby looking but I guess thats the scale.  Great paint job.

Are you familliar with techniques like dry brushing, shading and highlighting?  If you had a nice hi-res picture I could tell.  Did you use an airbrush anywhere or spray cans?



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View Postmynameispuffs, on 01 March 2016 - 08:40 PM, said:

All I can say is that it looks like a LOT better kit than the Airfix kit..That thing was defo not worth the money ^^


 

Nice job :)

 

Tamiya superior quality to airfix and then some.

GetFoched #11 Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:55 PM

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View Postb0d, on 04 March 2016 - 04:04 PM, said:

Oh that looks very realistic.  A bit chubby looking but I guess thats the scale.  Great paint job.

Are you familliar with techniques like dry brushing, shading and highlighting?  If you had a nice hi-res picture I could tell.  Did you use an airbrush anywhere or spray cans?

 

It's my first model that ended up looking quite good :) I am still a learner but hey I did a big improvement all thanks to my subscribers that kept giving me tips and tricks :medal:

mynameispuffs #12 Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:20 AM

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View Postb0d, on 04 March 2016 - 04:25 PM, said:

 

Tamiya superior quality to airfix and then some.

About 80% of the time I'd agree. Some of the recent Airfix models are top quality..

Only issue for me is that I find Tamiya's products are way too simplistic in terms of skill level to put together. I did a Pz.II without even looking at the instructions...



GetFoched #13 Posted 09 March 2016 - 09:00 PM

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Up :) 




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