Tanks....

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  1. Lucky13

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    Now, having done a few birds I was wondering......how the h*ll do you paint tanks etc.? Which is the best way? :oops: :lol:
     
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    No different to aircraft really, just a different shape. OK, some people prefer their own methods, such as total assembly, including all accessories, then paint, whilst others go the route of main assembly, paint, add small bits etc.
    I normally paint the road wheels before assembly, and try to add these late in the build, depending on track configuration etc, and normally then assemble the hull and turret, with most 'attachments', but leave the small items such as tools until after painting.
    Of course, if zimmeritt is to be added, then planning ahead is needed, as some areas may need masking, to allow fitting of other parts later.
     
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    Me think that I'll go the main assembly, paint/camouflage and then add the bits and bobs after, tools, wheels, tracks etc., etc...

    Much obliged young man....
     
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    You're welcome old chap.
     
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    I like Terry's way too.....Major parts together, road wheels prepared, painting and then wheels tracks and minor bits last...then weathering and dirtying up!
     
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    Seems the best way to go, for me anyway....:lol:
     
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