Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Trumpeter 1/35 C1 Ariete MBT

Hello All and All hello. Welcome to another finished kit of the bird, although I might have to disappoint you guys as this finished piece is not a gundam but rather another of my favourite AFVs - a tank.

I was a little bit bummed out with working on gundams and most importantly, I was sick and tired of people letting their skills in modding their gundams get into their heads ( elitism and so no so forth) that I decided to get away from all those negativity and w
orked on this.

Well, more like re-worked on it cos I did this way back in my noobish days with pieces just slapped on and with some silly-full-of-brush-strokes-hand-painted camos and I have been dying to rework on it and now's the best time to do so.

Also, not to nit pick on my own kit, but I bloody well forgot to close the seams along the entire length of the bloody barrel ... darn it.. oh well....

This is a  MBT (main battle tank) from the Italian army and the brand is Trumpeter and the scale is 1/35.

I used Tamiya paint for painting and shadings and MIG pigments and some artist pastels (chalk) to simulate the mud effect.

I have to say, for my first time every using pigments and putting in such weathering effects on AFV model, I did really good.

I would like to thank my two teachers whom I met on FB, Mr. Glenn Burford and Mr. Chris Bryan ( owner of ) for always answering my question regarding scale models and my good friend Miguel Escobar, who helped me with the feed back and Steve Woods ( again, a modeler I met on FB ) whose T-72 dio has helped me alot with this one.

So without further ado, I present to you , my master piece in scale modeling - Trumpeter 1/35 C1 Ariete MBT

I took quite a bit of photos showings exactly what I have done and how they look like -
Here is the link to the Muds and weathering I put on the wheels -


And Here is the Link to the TOP views - to see the dust and shadings from top -


And here is the Link to the Close up views of the accessories of the tank -

I hope this beauty is to your liking. I haven't touched scale models for quite some times, it feels so thrilling to work on this and finish this with improved standards from 2 years ago..

Thank you all for reading. Stay Tuned for more.


  1. It looks amazing Gary, really love it.

  2. Wow! Very nicely done!

  3. Very nice weathering gary! thumbs up!

  4. Very good. It looks like a real tank. Good work Gary.